India national under-19 football team

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India Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Blue Tigers
Association All India Football Federation
Sub-confederation SAFF (South Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach England Colin Toal
FIFA code IND
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 0
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances 12 (First in 1970)
Best result Champions Champions 1974

India's national Under-19 football team, also known as India Under-19s or India U19(s), is considered to be one of the feeder teams for the India national football team behind the India national under-23 football team.

This team is for Indian players aged under 19 at the start of the calendar year in which a two-year AFC U-19 Championship campaign begins, so some players can remain with the squad until the age of 21. As long as they are eligible, players can play for India at any level, making it possible to play for the U19s, senior side, and again for the U19s. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible).

History[edit]

As an Asian U19 team, India compete for the Asian Championship, with the finals every even-numbered year, formerly odd-numbered years. There is no Under-19 World Cup, although there is an Under-20 World Cup. For the first 12 (1959-1970) Asian Under-19 Football Championships, India did not participate.

Then in 1971 the All India Football Federation decided to send a youth squad to the Asian Championships that year in Japan. The team managed to make it to the quarter-finals before losing out to Japan.

They participated in the championships again in 1972, this time in Thailand. Even after there good tournament in 1971 they could not go past the group stage this time around. They then participated in 1973 where Iran was hosting the championships. India managed to make the semi-finals before bowing out.

This then moved on to 1974 where India won the championship after drawing Iran in the final 2-2. Even though it ended in a draw the AFC still called it a victory for both teams.

After winning the championship India went back again in 1975 but this time could not get past the group stage. The next two years would be normal for India as they finished in Quarter Final and Group Stage respectively. They would then though go on a run of not entering the next three tournaments.

India's luck world sense have been lacking as they have qualified for the championship eight times sense 1985 to 2011 out of thirteen tournaments. The highest they have made it in that time the group stage. In 2008, the federation built up a self-sufficient training centre at Goa. The centre has all the facilities to train and house both the under-19 and the under-16 teams. Even with the training ground though they failed to make the last tournament in 2010 after finishing fourth out of six in there qualifying group.

The under-19 team participated in the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification games to be played at Tehran, Iran. India did not qualify for the main rounds, finished 3rd in their group. In October 2013, under-19 team is going to participate in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification, which will held in Qatar.


AFC U-19 Championship Record[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 1959 to
Philippines 1970
DNP
Japan 1971 Quarter Final 4 2 1 2 5 5
Thailand 1972 Group Stage 4 1 - 3 5 13
Iran 1973 3rd Place 5 4 - 1 11 7
Thailand 1974 Champions 4 4 - - 15 2
Kuwait 1975 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 5 6
Thailand 1976 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 4 3
Iran 1977 Quarter Final 3 1 - 2 5 8
Bangladesh 1978 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 7 8
Thailand 1980 to
United Arab Emirates 1985
DNQ
Saudi Arabia 1986 Group Stage 3 - 1 2 2 8
Qatar 1988 DNQ
Indonesia 1990 Group Stage 3 1 - 2 3 7
United Arab Emirates 1992 Group Stage 3 - - 3 0 7
Indonesia 1994 DNQ
South Korea 1996 Group Stage 4 - 1 3 2 6
Thailand 1998 Group Stage 4 - 1 3 3 10
Iran 2000 DNQ
Qatar 2002 Quarter Final 4 1 - 3 2 14
Malaysia 2004 Group Stage 3 - - 3 2 5
India 2006 Group Stage 3 - 1 2 3 7
Saudi Arabia 2008 to
Burma 2014
DNQ
Total
Best: Winners
  • DNP : Did Not Participate
  • DNQ : Did Not Qualify

Results and fixtures 2013[edit]

2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Qatar 4 4 0 0 11 0 +11 12
 Uzbekistan 4 3 0 1 9 0 +9 9
 India 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
 Turkmenistan 3 1 0 2 2 9 −7 3
   Nepal 4 0 0 4 1 10 −9 0
4 October 2013
19:00
India  0-2  Qatar
6 October 2013
19:00
Nepal    0-1  India
SK Faiaz Goal 86'
10 October 2013
16:30
India  0-3  Uzbekistan
12 October 2013
16:30
Turkmenistan  2-2  India

Current Staff[edit]

Team Management Table
Name Position
England Colin Toal [1] Manager
India Francisco Bruto Da Costa
India Bitan Singh
Assistant Manager
India Hameed KK Goalkeeping Coach
India Rahul Parashar General Manager
India Akshay Samant Physio

Current squad[edit]

This 23 member squad selected for the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification held in  Qatar. from 4 October 2013 to 12 October 2013.[2]

Name DOB Club State Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
#1 Chinmaya Sekhar Behera (1995-06-24) 24 June 1995 (age 19) - Orissa 0 (0)
#13 Supratim Bhattacharjee (1996-04-11) 11 April 1996 (age 18) - West Bengal 0 (0)
#22 Vishal Kaith (1996-07-22) 22 July 1996 (age 18) - Himachal Pradesh 3 (0)
Defenders
#4 Gurba Gagri (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 18) India Tata Football Academy Jharkhand 2 (0)
Nim Dorjee Tamang (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 19) India Shillong Lajong F.C. Sikkim 0 (0)
Pawan Kumar (1995-05-12) 12 May 1995 (age 19) - Delhi 2 (0)
Sajid Dhot (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 16) India Chandigarh Football Academy Chandigarh 2 (0)
Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 18) - Keinou, Manipur 2 (0)
Sarthak Golui (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 18) - West Bengal 1 (0)
Rupert Lalmang Nongrum (1996-08-21) 21 August 1996 (age 18) India Shillong Lajong F.C. Meghalaya 0 (0)
Midfielders
Souvik Das (c) (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 (age 19) - West Bengal 2 (0)
Joseph Lalfakzuala (1995-08-16) 16 August 1995 (age 19) India Reitlang FC Mizoram 0 (0)
Germanpreet Singh (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 18) India Tata Football Academy Punjab 2 (0)
Lalramzauva Khiangte (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 17) India Shillong Lajong F.C. Mizoram 0 (0)
Alen Deory (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 19) - Assam 2 (0)
Isaac Vanmalsawma (1996-09-15) 15 September 1996 (age 18) - Mizoram 0 (0)
Fanai Lalrempuia (1996-05-11) 11 May 1996 (age 18) India Pune F.C. Mizoram 2 (0)
Forwards
Udanta Singh (1996-06-14) 14 June 1996 (age 18) India Tata Football Academy Manipur 2 (1)
SK Faiaz (1995-03-03) 3 March 1995 (age 19) - West Bengal 2 (0)
Daniel Lalhlimpuia (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 17) India Chandigarh Football Academy Mizoram 2 (0)
Naro Hari Shreshtha (1996-05-12) 12 May 1996 (age 18) India SC Goa West Bengal 0 (0)
Shaiborlang Kharpan (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 19) India Shillong Lajong F.C. Meghalaya 2 (0)

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