×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Sports Bytes

U-17 World Cup: Lot of positives for India, says Matos

| | New Delhi
U-17 World Cup: Lot of positives for India, says Matos
Although his wards ended their U-17 World Cup campaign on a poor note, India U-17 coach Luis Norton de Matos asserted on Thursday that the experience may prove to be valuable for the future of Indian football.
 
Pointing out that the standard of the U-17 World Cup is far higher than the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL), he said his boys have taken away valuable lessons from the tournament which will stand them in good stead when they represent the country in senior level. 
 
"They (India U-17 footballers) are as intelligent as others. This (FIFA U-17 World Cup) is better than I-League, this experience is stronger than I-League. Because I know very well when the ISL teams go to play against the fourth division sides in Spain, they lose," Norton told reporters during the post-match press conference. 
 
Praising India's performance, he said: "After two hard games at this level I knew it would be complicated to play against Ghana. Ghana to me were the strongest team in the Group. They have very fast players, all of whom can decide the fate of the match." 
 
"We were physically very tired at the half time. When you are physically drained out, your brain does not work and you commit silly mistakes. I am very proud of my boys," he added. "The difference between the two teams was too big."
 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

HC finds ‚Äėfoul‚Äô courtroom play in Sahibganj, orders action

19 Nov 2017 | SUMAN K SHRIVASTAVA | Ranchi

This case from Sahibganj, a remote district in Jharkhand, might lay bare how the court officials knowingly and unknowingly tweaked the system to suit a person in a property dispute and thus vitiating the justice system. The glaring act has been detected by the Jharkhand High Court while hearing a second appeal from Md Nuruddin, a resident of Amanat diara in Sahibganj district...

Read More

Page generated in 1.4503 seconds.