NEW DELHI: The Indian football team’s youngest batch, the U-16 side as it takes on heavyweights South Korea in the semi-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship and a ticket to the next U-17 World Cup.
The last time India made it to this stage of the competition was 16 years ago, and the opponents that time were also Korea. India lost 1-3 on that occasion. We know Korea Republic are the favourites and we are the underdogs, head coach Bibiano stated.
“We need to go ahead with what we have. There are other players in the squad, all capable enough,” Bibiano says. Korea Republic are already being touted as probable champions having scored 12 goals from their three group league matches without conceding any.