Indian Football might have started sending signals that it is not far from being a force in the world. With the interest in soccer rekindled in the country, more and more youngsters would join the game and there is no dearth of talent in India. This match between India and Argentina is a definite boost for that. The Indian Under-20 national team beat the six-time U-20 World Cup champions, Argentina, 2-1, in their COTIF Cup 2018 encounter in Spain, on Monday.
Deepak Tangri (4th minute) and Anwar Ali (68′) were the stars for the Indian U-20 team as India scripted a historic result against the six-time U-20 world champions. Watch all the goals here:
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India, who are being coached by Floyd Pinto, lost their opening match of the tournament 0-2 to Murcia before going down 0-3 to Mauritania. They were held to a goalless draw by Venezuela in their previous match in the tournament.
“This victory will definitely earn Indian Football more respect in the world of football. It opens up a window of opportunity to test ourselves against the best in the World on a regular basis,” Pinto said after the match. “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,” he added.