India’s U-20 football team earned a remarkable win against the Argentina in COTIF Cup 2018 held in Spain on Monday. The Indian team beats the six times World Champions over 2-1.
Deepak Tingari hit the first goal in 4th minute and Anwar Ali unexpectedly hit the second one in the 68th minute. Suresh Singh Wangjam and Boris Singh Thangjam both fought fantastically throughout the first half.
While Argentina trying to make their way, Indian goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Gill brilliantly defended them and saved goals in 56th minute and in the 61st minute.
Four minutes later the Anwar Ali’s hit the Argentenian team scored themselves a chance of salvaging the match with 18 mins left on the clock. India were defending themselves for their lives till the final knockings of the game.
The Indian team coach Floyd Pinto said,”It’s unbelievable! I am a very proud Indian today. This win is a testament to the efforts and belief of the All India Football Federation in moving forward towards developing the youth of the country”.
“We have a renewed belief that with the right support & exposure we are capable to compete with the best teams in the world,” added Pinton.
It was a massive boost for the Pinto’s team who lost last two matches and one ended up in a draw in the tournament. India loss to Murcia 2-0 and 3-0 loss to Mauritania , finally they ended up to a goalless draw with Venezuela.
The All India Football Federation congratulated the team for its unique win.