Indiaâ€™s U-16 football team, who are preparing in Goa for the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup will head Germany on Tuesday for almost two months. The tour would be followed by the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Tabriz City Iran, from where the young guns would proceed to Spain to compete in the AGS Cup in the third week of September.
The stay in Germany for 24 blue cubs has been organized by German football association (DFB). During this stay the blue clubs will play 15-16 practice matches including against the youth team of RB Salzburg and Bayern Munich.
Coaching Staff of India U-16 Football team:
Head Coach- Nicolai Adam
Assistant Coach- John Kenneth Raj
Goalkeeper Coach- Feroz Sheriff
Physiotherapist- Somya Routh
Team Manager- Anshuman
Current Squad of India U-16 Football team:
Goalkeeper- Aliraza Punjani
Defenders- Prosenjit Chakraborty, Amey Ranawade, and Amit Tudu
Midfielders- Dylan Camilo, Dheeraj Singh, Kyntiew Kharlukhi, Nuruddin Sameer, and Deependra Singh Negi
Forwards- Bedashwor Singh, Nijwm Muchahary, Steve Joseph, and Francis Savio Fernandes
â€œThe trip will help team India in the long run. The AFC Qualifiers will be tough with teams like Iran, Lebanon, and Bahrain in our group. Itâ€™s a great platform for the boys before the U-17 FIFA World Cupâ€- said Nicolai Adam (Head Coach).