After a long break for our age groups, India U15 boys are traveling to take part in MU-15 Championship in Italy. In this mega tournament India is placed in group C along with Slovenia, USA and Mexico. Total of 16 teams are participating in the tournament, divided in four groups. Apart from the nations placed in our group, nations like Austria, host Italy, Portugal, England, Japan, Turkey, Russia etc are also playing. If India qualifies from the group stage, our U15 boys may get a chance to face any of these teams.
Here is the schedule of India:
April 28 USA vs India
April 29 Mexico vs India
April 30 Slovenia vs India
Former U17 coach Bibiano will be in charge of coach for the new batch again. This is hat Bibiano said before flying to Italy : “We had good success with the previous batch, and are looking to build a similar setup this time too,” Bibiano said. “USA, Mexico, and Slovenia are big teams. It will be good for the boys to play against such developed sides. We conducted trials throughout the country and scouted boys from different parts like Kohlapur, Goa, Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur.
We still have to work on the basics on a few areas. But the boys are learning quickly From having the previous team to building a new one, it’s been quite a learning curve for me as a coach as well.”
We wish best of luck to Coach Bibiano and his new boys for the new journey.