India national under-17 football team

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India Under-17
Nickname(s) Indian Colts
Association All India Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Luís Norton de Matos
FIFA code IND
First colours
Second colours
First international
 China PR 2–1 India 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 20 August 1984)
Biggest win
 India 13–0 Macau 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 27 August 1984)
Biggest defeat
 Uzbekistan 8–0 India 
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 5 October 2011)
 Russia 8–0 India 
(Saint Petersburg, Russia; 8 January 2017)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result to be determined
Asian Championship
Appearances 7 (first in 1990)
Best result Quarter-final (2002)
South Asian Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2011)
Best result Champions (2013)

The India national under-17 football team is the official under-17 football team of India. Controlled by the All India Football Federation, the governing body for football in India, the team is part of the Asian Football Confederation and the South Asian Football Federation.

Competition history[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

India has not yet participated at the FIFA U-17 World Cup but will for the first time come 2017 when the country hosts the 2017 edition of the tournament.[1]

AFC U-16 Championship[edit]

The AFC U-16 Championship is the top level tournament for under-16 football teams in Asia and began in 1985.[2] India participated in the tournament for the first time in 1990. India were knocked-out of the tournament in the group stage, finishing third in their four team group. The team managed to earn one victory, against Jordan.[3] The team then qualified again for the tournament in 1996. India finished last in their group which consisted of Bahrain, China, Iran, and Thailand. The team lost three of their four matches, with their sole victory coming against China.[4]

India then qualified again for the tournament in 2002. In this tournament, India managed to make it to their best result, the quarter-final round. The team took on South Korea but lost 3–1 and thus failed to advance further.[5] Following the 2002 tournament, India qualified for the next tournament in Japan. Despite decent results, two defeats and one victory in the group stage saw India finish third and knocked-out from the tournament.[6]

After failing to qualify for the 2006, India managed to qualify for the 2008 edition. Two defeats before a sole victory over Indonesia saw India once again make it no further than the group stage.[7] The same result was seen again in 2012, only this time with India not even earning a win in the group stage.[8]

India, for the seventh time, participated in the tournament in 2016 with the nation hosting the tournament itself. Despite having the home advantage, India once again could not make it beyond the group stage and finished last in their group which consisted of themselves, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.[9]

SAFF U-16 Championship[edit]

In 2009, the SAFF U-16 Championship was launched.[10] India participated in the first version of the tournament in 2011. After an opening day surprise defeat to Pakistan, India qualified for the next round after defeating the Maldives 5–0. India then made it to the final after defeating Nepal on penalties but again lost to Pakistan in the final 2–1.[11] India fared much better in the 2013 edition, finishing first in their group of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka before defeating Afghanistan in the semi-final on penalties. In the final, India defeated Nepal 1–0 to win the tournament.[12]

As reigning champions, India entered the 2015 edition of the tournament with big expectations. The tournament began well for India with a 5–0 victory over Sri Lanka. India then suffered a 2–1 defeat to Bangladesh to finish second in the group and still qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, India once again defeated Nepal 1–0 but then once again were defeated by Bangladesh in the final on penalties.[13]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 January 2017 (match against Tajikistan under-18)
Number Name Age State Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
1 Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 16) India Manipur 12 (0)
20 Prabhsukhan Singh Gill (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 16) India Punjab 4 (0)
21 Mohammad Nawaz (2000-01-21) 21 January 2000 (age 17) India Manipur 10 (0)
22 Tamal Naskar (2000-01-30) 30 January 2000 (age 17) India West Bengal 5 (0)
Defenders
2 Boris Singh Thangjam (2000-01-03) 3 January 2000 (age 17) India Manipur 25 (2)
3 Jitendra Singh (2001-06-13) 13 June 2001 (age 15) India West Bengal 25 (0)
4 Mohammed Sarif Khan (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 17) India Manipur 17 (0)
5 Sanjeev Stalin (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 16) India Karnataka 23 (3)
12 Mohammed Rakip (2000-05-14) 14 May 2000 (age 16) India Manipur 22 (0)
14 Gaston D'Silva (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 17) India Goa 5 (1)
16 Narender Gahlot (2000-04-24) 24 April 2000 (age 17) India Delhi 3 (0)
21 Namit Deshpande (2000-06-09) 9 June 2000 (age 16) India Maharashtra 0 (0)
23 Hendry Antonay (2000-06-24) 24 June 2000 (age 16) India Karnataka 1 (0)
26 Reamsochung Chongompipa Aimol (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 17) India Manipur 9 (0)
Midfielders
6 Suresh Singh Wangjam (Capt.) (2000-08-07) 7 August 2000 (age 16) India Manipur 25 (5)
7 Khumanthem Ninthoinganba Meetei (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 15) India Manipur 21 (0)
8 Amarjit Singh Kiyam (2001-01-06) 6 January 2001 (age 16) India Manipur 25 (3)
10 Komal Thatal (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 16) India Sikkim 25 (8)
11 Aniket Anil Jhadav (2000-07-13) 13 July 2000 (age 16) India Maharashtra 18 (1)
13 Lalengmawia (2000-10-17) 17 October 2000 (age 16) India Mizoram 12 (0)
15 Saurabh Meher (2000-01-12) 12 January 2000 (age 17) India Maharashtra 5 (3)
17 Abhijit Sarkar (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 (age 17) India West Bengal 15 (7)
25 Shubham Sarangi (2000-06-24) 24 June 2000 (age 16) India West Bengal 7 (0)
26 Joseph Vanlalhruaia (2000-01-02) 2 January 2000 (age 17) India Mizoram 0 (0)
Forwards
9 Aman Chetri (2001-07-26) 26 July 2001 (age 15) India Assam 16 (3)
18 Rahul Kannoly Praveen (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 17) India Kerala 0 (0)
19 Joysana Singh Nongthongbam (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 17) India Manipur 11 (0)
24 Rajil Saji (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 17) India Kerala 1 (0)
27 Akoijam Singh Nonganba (2000-09-22) 22 September 2000 (age 16) India Manipur 0 (0)

Past squads[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship squads

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Portugal Luís Norton de Matos
Assistant coach Portugal Hugo Martins
Goalkeeper coach India Luis Mario Aguiar
Physiotherapist India Babu Sampath
Conditioning coach Australia Daniel Paul Beckitt
Team manager India Velu Dhayalamani

Competitive history[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1985 Did not qualify
Canada 1987
Scotland 1989
Italy 1991
Japan 1993
Ecuador 1995
Egypt 1997
New Zealand 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Finland 2003
Peru 2005
South Korea 2007
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011
United Arab Emirates 2013
Chile 2015
India 2017 Qualified as host
Total 1/17 0 Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFC U-16 Championship[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship
Hosts / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Qatar 1985 Did not qualify
Qatar 1986
Thailand 1988
United Arab Emirates 1990 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 6
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Qatar 1994
Thailand 1996 Group stage 4 1 0 3 6 16
Qatar 1998 Did not qualify
Vietnam 2000
United Arab Emirates 2002 Quarter-Final 4 1 1 2 7 9
Japan 2004 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Singapore 2006 Did not qualify
Uzbekistan 2008 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 8
Uzbekistan 2010 Did not qualify
Iran 2012 Group stage 3 0 2 1 4 5
Thailand 2014 Did not qualify
India 2016 Group stage 3 0 1 2 5 9
Total 7/16 23 5 4 14 30 53

SAFF U-16 Championship[edit]

SAFF U-16 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Nepal 2011 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 1 2 7 4
Nepal 2013 Champion 1st 4 3 1 0 7 1
Bangladesh 2015 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 8 3
Total 3/3 1 Title 12 6 3 3 22 8

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Emblem launched for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "AFC U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP INDIA 2016: MEET THE TEAMS". The Asian Football Confederation. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "4th Asian U-16 Championship 1990". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ "7th Asian U-16 Championship 1996". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Asian U-17 Championship 2002". RSSSF. 
  6. ^ "Asian U-17 Championship 2004". RSSSF. 
  7. ^ "AFC U-17 Championship 2008". Goalzz. 
  8. ^ "Asian U-16 Championship 2012". RSSSF. 
  9. ^ "Asian U-16 Championship 2016". RSSSF. 
  10. ^ Hoque, Shishir (28 May 2013). "SAFF U-16 Championship shifted". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "2011 SAFF U16 Championship". NepaliFootball. 
  12. ^ "Nepal 0-1 India". GoalNepal. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bangladesh new SAFF U-16 champion". The Daily Star. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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