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)
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Group stage (2017)
Asian Championship
Appearances 7 (first in 1990)
Best result Quarter-final (2002)
South Asian Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 2011)
Best result Champions (2013, 2017)

The India national under-17 football team represents India in international football at the under-17 level. 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 participated for the first time in FIFA U-17 World Cup as hosts in the 2017 edition of the tournament. This was the first time ever [1] that a team representing India participated in the finals of a FIFA-organised world tournament. India was placed in Group A along With, U.S.A, Ghana and Columbia. On 6th October 2017, India played their First Ever match in FIFA-U17 World Cup history in front of 47000 people against U.S.A.But unfortunately, India lost the match by 3-0. India played their Second match against Colombia. In 82nd minute Jeakson Singh Thounaojam became the First Indian Goal Scorer in any FIFA Tournament. For the third match of group stage, India faced Ghana where they went down to lose 4-0, finishing bottom of the group A. [2]

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.[3] India participated in the tournament for the first time in 1990. They were knocked-out of the tournament in the group stage, finishing third in their four-team group with one against Jordan.[4] The team qualified again for the tournament in 1996 where they finished last in their group which included Bahrain, China, Iran, and Thailand. The team lost three of their four matches, with their sole victory coming against China.[5]

India qualified again for the tournament in 2002, where they reached the quarter-final round, in their best result to date. The team took on South Korea in the quarter-finals but lost 3–1, and thus failed to advance further.[6] Following the 2002 tournament, India qualified for the next tournament in Japan. Two defeats and one victory in the group stage saw India finish third in their group, and were knocked out from the tournament.[7]

After failing to qualify for 2006 AFC U-17 Championship, India qualified for the 2008 edition. Two defeats before a sole victory over Indonesia saw India once again make it no further than the group stage.[8] The same result followed in 2012, only this time with no wins in the group stage.[9]

India, for the seventh time, participated in the tournament in 2016 with the nation hosting the tournament. Despite 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.[10]

SAFF U-16 Championship[edit]

In 2009, the SAFF U-16 Championship was launched.[11] India participated in the first edition 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, defeating Nepal on penalties, but again lost to Pakistan in the final 2–1.[12] 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 for the first time.[13]

As reigning champions, India entered the 2015 edition of the tournament with a 5–0 victory over Sri Lanka. India then suffered a 2–1 defeat to Bangladesh to finish second in the group, and but still qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, India once again defeated Nepal 1–0, but lost to Bangladesh in the final on penalties.[14]

AIFF Youth Cup[edit]

The AIFF Youth Cup was first competed for in 2016. It was organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as a preparatory tournament for the India under-17 team for the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The first tournament was held from 15 May to 25 May 2016 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa.[15] A total of five teams participated in the tournament after being invited by the All India Football Federation. The final was won 2-1 by South Korea over the United States.[16]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

U17 Fixtures and results[edit]

U16 Fixtures and results[edit]

Players[edit]

As of 15 May 2018

Coach : Bibiano Fernandes

This is the squad which participated in 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification from 16 September to 29 September 2017.[17]


AFC U-16 Championship squads
Number Name Date of Birth Club State Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
1 Lalbiakhlua Jongte (2002-07-23) 23 July 2002 (age 15) India AIFF Regional Academy Mizoram 15 (0)
20 Manik Baliyan (2004-07-20) 20 July 2004 (age 14) India Reliance Football Young Champs Uttar Pradesh 0 (0)
23 Niraj Kumar (2002-11-16) 16 November 2002 (age 15) India Ozone FC Karnataka 3 (0)
Defenders
2 Thoiba Singh Moirangthem (2002-12-12) 12 December 2002 (age 15) India Minerva Punjab Manipur 16 (2)
3 Gurkirat Singh (2002-07-16) 16 July 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Punjab 17 (0)
4 Shabas Ahammed Moothedath (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Kerala 12 (1)
5 Harpreet Singh (2002-11-01) 1 November 2002 (age 15) India Ozone FC Chandigarh 14 (0)
16 Sandip Mandi (2002-06-11) 11 June 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy West Bengal 0 (0)
19 Samir Karketta (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Orissa 10 (0)
21 Lalrokima (2003-03-24) 24 March 2003 (age 15) India AIFF Regional Academy Mizoram 10 (4)
Midfielders
7 Ravi Bahadur Rana (2002-10-15) 15 October 2002 (age 15) India AIFF Regional Academy Jammu & Kashmir 11 (4)
10 Lalchhanhima Sailo (2003-03-03) 3 March 2003 (age 15) India Minerva Punjab Mizoram 16 (2)
11 Givson Singh Moirangthem (2002-06-05) 5 June 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Manipur 17 (2)
12 Aenam Graffenberg Jyrwa (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 16) India Shillong Lajong Meghalaya 2 (0)
14 Ricky John Shabong (2002-12-29) 29 December 2002 (age 15) India Royal Wahingdoh Meghalaya 17 (2)
17 Eric Remruatpuia Chhangte (2002-03-14) 14 March 2002 (age 16) India Shillong Lajong Mizoram 1 (0)
22 shubham sawant (2001-09-15) 15 September 2001 (age 16) India AIFF regional Academy Maharashtra 0 (0)
Forwards
6 Vikram Pratap Singh (Captain) (2002-01-16) 16 January 2002 (age 16) India Minerva Punjab Chandigarh 17 (5)
8 Bekey Oram (2003-12-23) 23 December 2003 (age 14) India Bengaluru FC Orissa 12 (4)
9 Ridge Melvin Demello (2002-02-18) 18 February 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Maharashtra 15 (4)
13 Harpreet Rulbir (2002-03-11) 11 March 2002 (age 16) India Ozone FC Haryana 5 (3)
15 Adarsh Rai Das (2003-09-01) 1 September 2003 (age 14) India Assam State Academy Assam 0 (0)
18 Shanon Aleixinho Viegas (2002-01-07) 7 January 2002 (age 16) India Sporting Goa Goa 0 (0)
22 Subungasa Basumatary (2002-10-09) 9 October 2002 (age 15) India Shillong Lajong Assam 1 (0)
24 Rohit Danu (2002-07-10) 10 July 2002 (age 16) India AIFF Regional Academy Uttarakhand 9 (5)


Past squads[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship squads

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 Group stage 24th 3 0 0 3 1 9
Peru 2019 To be determined
Total 1/17 0 Titles 3 0 0 3 1 9

AFC U-16 Championship[edit]

AFC U-16 Championship
Hosts / Year Result Position 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
Malaysia 2018 Qualified
Total 7/18 0 Titles 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 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 7 1
Bangladesh 2015 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 8 3
Nepal 2017 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 16 2
Total 4/4 2 Titles 16 10 3 3 38 10
*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Bangladesh new SAFF U-16 champion". The Daily Star. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "AIFF Youth cup to kick off on May 15". the-aiff.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  16. ^ https://www.the-aiff.com/news-center-details.htm?id=7214
  17. ^ "AFC U16 Championship 2018". 20 September 2017. 

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