Football News We have now learnt to make comebacks after defeats, says India U-16 football coach

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India U-16 football team coach Bibiano Fernandes highlighted his players’ self-belief and ability to stage a comeback, after rounding off their campaign in the WAFF Championship in Amman, Jordan with a 3-0 rout of Yemen.The tournament also included a historic 1-0 win over Iraq, the country’s first-ever against the current U-16 Asian champions.“We have now learnt how to come back and win games especially after a defeat. We have been continuously believing in ourselves,” Fernandes said after India finished with nine points from four matches in the tournament.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind: Anushka Sharma spotted in team photograph, check reactions“We had been conceding late goals in our previous matches in China, Thailand and Malaysia. The team was pushing hard for a winner in the dying stages but on this tour, we converted our chances leaving us in a much more comfortable position to defend and keep clean sheets,” the coach added.The Indian colts conceded just two goals from their four matches and maintained clean sheets in the other three.However, Bibiano said, “There is always room for improvement and we still have a lot of work to do.“The hard-fought victory against Iraq was extremely special. The 93rd minute winner is something that will stay with us. The biggest challenge now is to keep the team focussed and hungry for success.”ALSO READ: Sprint king Bolt gets new football chance at Aussie clubThe Indian colts made short work of Jordan 4-0 in their opening encounter and accounted for current U-16 Asian champions Iraq in what was any Indian national team’s first-ever win over Iraq in any format, before beating Yemen 3-0 in the last match.However, India lost to Asian powerhouses Japan 1-2 in their other match.The colts now proceed to Malaysia for the AFC U-16 Championship from September 20.ALSO READ: Google dedicates Doodle to Dilip Sardesai on his 78th birthdayThe 16 qualified teams in the AFC U-16 Championship have been divided into four groups of four teams each with the top two from each group advancing to the quarterfinals.India have been clubbed with Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in Group C.The four semi-finalists get a direct ticket to the next edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2019. last_img read more

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Campbell looks to sweep Longwood

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCampbell (12-12, 3-9) vs. Longwood (9-16, 4-8)Willett Hall, Farmville, Virginia; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Longwood seeks revenge on Campbell after dropping the first matchup in Buies Creek. The teams last played on Jan. 18, when the Fighting Camels shot 50 percent from the field while holding Longwood’s shooters to just 39.2 percent en route to the 68-58 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sports Associated Press Campbell looks to sweep Longwoodcenter_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: The Fighting Camels are led by Cedric Henderson Jr. and Cory Gensler. Henderson is averaging 12.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Gensler is putting up 10 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Lancers have been anchored by Juan Munoz and Shabooty Phillips. Munoz has accounted for 10.7 points while Phillips has averaged 11 points per outing.CLUTCH CEDRIC: Henderson has connected on 46.3 percent of the 54 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 6 over the last three games. He’s also made 81.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Longwood is 0-14 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 9-2 when it scores at least 69.COLD SPELL: Campbell has lost its last five road games, scoring 68.6 points, while allowing 77.8 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Longwood has made 9.1 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is second-best among Big South teams. The Lancers have averaged 11.4 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___ February 9, 2020last_img read more

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