18
Friday
August 2017
2:54 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Sports News
India will compete in U-17 World Cup: Chile coach
 
Kolkata, Aug 7 (PTI) Having seen the Indian team from close quarters in their 1-1 draw, Chile coach Hernan Caputto today said the hosts would compete and make the country proud in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October.

The La Roja, who finished runners-up to Brazil in their South American U-17 Championships to qualify for the World Cup, led 1-0 before the spirited boys of Luis Norton de Matos restored parity in the four-nation tournament (Torneo de 4 Naciones Tournament tour) in Mexico City yesterday.

"It was a very difficult match, the way India approached the match was very interesting. We started 1-0, we had some chances, but India came out and started putting pressure on us with very fast transitions and in a counterattack they scored," he said about the Blue Tigers in an email interview with PTI after their draw against India colts.

"It was deserving, India are a team who will compete and make their country proud, you can tell there is a lot of work from Luis and what he has achieved with their players."

India produced a spirited display to hold fancied Chile in the final match of its Torneo de 4 Naciones Tournament tour.

Showering praise on de Matos, he said: "India are a very competitive team. It's coach, Luis Norton de Matos, has given the team an interesting model of play, with players that are fast and technically sound."

India had a tough start to the tournament with a 1-5 drubbing at the hands of hosts Mexico, followed by a 0-3 loss to their U-17 World Cup group A opponents Colombia.

Chile scored in the 40th minute after India's defence failed to clear the ball, but Nongdamba Naorem found the equaliser in the final 10 minutes of the game.

"About Chile, we want to keep on growing and improving, the tournament in Mexico was a very good experience and will give the team a benchmark of what we can find in the World Cup," the Argentine-born Chilean said.

Chile, who are drawn in group F with England, Mexico and Iraq, have already done a recce of the Salt Lake Stadium and are looking forward to connect with the city's football fans.

"We really liked Kolkata... It is a city with very warm people who love football. We are privileged and happy to have been drawn there as our venue and we hope that everyone from the 'City of Joy' can make Chile their team for the World Cup, because we want to identify ourselves with the spirit of their people."

Chile are not expected to have it easy in their group, but Caputto is confident of putting up a fine show.

"We are preparing ourselves to represent Chile in the best possible way and we hope to compete to the best of our ability. We are sure that people will appreciate the passion and effort we will put in every single game during the World Cup."

Chile were the hosts of the last edition of the tournament in 2015 and their best finish was a third place in 1993.

The Salt Lake Stadium will stage five group F matches beginning with Chile versus England and Iraq versus Mexico on October 8.

The stadium will also host a one-off group E fixture between Japan and New Caledonia, one pre-quarterfinal, the third place playoff and the summit clash on October 28.


India beat Austria 4-3 to end Europe tour on a high
We will look to continue the momentum: Shami
Two Punjab cops win medals at WPFG games in USA
Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback
Paes-Zverev crash out of Cincinnati Open
FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 begins on Oct 6
India beat Sri Lanka by innings and 171 runs in 3rd Test, complete historic 3-0 clean sweep
Neymar braced for French culture shock in PSG debut
Bhambri, Myneni back; Paes out of Indian Davis Cup squad
India beat SL by an innings & 171 runs, script 3-0 whitewash
Yuvraj dropped from India's ODI squad
SL vs IND: 3rd Test, Day 2 - Hosts staring at massive defeat, series whitewash
Race walker Yohann Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39
India ride on Dhawan-Rahul record opening stand to post 329/6 on Day 1
Nine-man champions Chelsea beaten 2-3 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge
Kohli wins toss, elects to bat against Sri Lanka in 3rd Test
Virat Kohli and Co aim for first overseas whitewash
Top seed Nadal upset by Canadian teen Shapovalov
BCCI is not above god, says angry Sreesanth
Warholm wins men's 400m hurdles at world athletics
KERALA NEWS
PC George responds to Sreeramakrishnan's criticism
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17, 2017, DG): Poonjar MLA PC George has responded to Speaker P.Sree  
Actress attack case: Remya Nambeesan's statement recorded
Suni shifted to Viyyur jail following attacks
Chandy behind Uzhavoor Vijayan's death, claims leader
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW
 (New York, Aug 17, 2017, PTI): India should abide by its international legal obligations and
US dollar ends marginally higher against rupee
PIO brutally beaten in New Zealand, critical
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
NATIONAL NEWS
10-year-old rape victim delivers baby, put under observation
 (Chandigarh, Aug 17, 2017, PTI): The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned
Encounter in north Kashmir
Delhi police gets hoax call to blow up high court
BJP MLA injured in stone-pelting by protesters in Samba
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.