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This is sure becoming old age club house 😋


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Kumar wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:40 am Wow! Did not realize that India has a poor track record qualifying for Asian cup! We have actually qualified 3 times in past 4 attempts compared to just two time in the previous 50 years!
Of course, year 2000 and prior, the tournament only had 12 teams or fewer qualify. This cycle the number of qualifiers is 24 and the immediate prior 4 times the number of qualifiers was 16. A little more surprising is that India has never hosted the tournament.


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arjun2761 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:01 pm A little more surprising is that India has never hosted the tournament.
With China having given up hosting it next year, I thought we might get a chance to host it. But our federation is in FIFA's doghouse and we are barely avoiding a country ban for AIFF's no-election record and the Supreme court case and all that. I guess we won't host it any time soon.


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We should have scored more goals against HK and Afg. While we are slowly doing better, it was a surprise for my wife ( and probably many who don't follow football), that we don't naturally qualify for the Asia Cup.

Anyway, we have done better. Now we should start winning/drawing against the Asian best.
SaniaFan wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:18 am This is sure becoming old age club house 😋
We have golden oldies forums since eternity. We were always old age club house or oldies with young heart or youngsters who have aged early.

Had we been a younger group, we certainly would have more smilies or emoticons by now.


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Looks like no one is following U2x SAFF football. India lost to Bangladesh but best sl 4-0, Nepal 8-0.


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U20 SAFF cup -- India beat Maldives 1-0 on an 89th minute goal and is in the final against Bangladesh on Aug 5th. Yikes. Such struggles, that too at home in Bhabaneswar...


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We need score like those against Nepal an SL against everyone in SAFF. But it remains elusive.


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This is a reflection of society. Or cronyism.


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We won the U20 SAFF Cup beating Bangladesh 5-2 in the final in style, with Gurkirat Singh scoring 4 goals!!

Actually it was a close match. India went ahead on a penalty kick in the first minute... Bangldesh equalied just before the half and went ahead 2-1 in the second half too, before Gurkirat equalized in the 60th minute. After 2-2 in regulation, Himanshu Jangra scored to make it 3-2 in the extra 30 min and Gurkirat went berserk with 2 more to make it 5-2

Gurkirat Singh was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals. He turned 19 last month. Was with AIFF's developmental squad Indian Arrows in the I-League for a couple of years and then with Mumbai city of ISL since last September. The funny thing is that he is listed as a left back defender and left-winger, and not a forward. Has not scored goals in I-league or ISL (but his minutes might have been limited). But he was the joint top-scorer in the u18 SAF cup in 2019 also. Anybody know more about him? Have we unearthed a goal scorer?

Here is an article on Gurkirat. He is from Chandigarh. Mumbai City sign Gurkirat Singh (Times of India)