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India U-17 women’s football team thrashes yet another team in Hong Kong

Highlights

  • India U-17 Women's team registered 5-1 win against Citizen AA
  • This was India's third consecutive 4-goal win on the Hong Kong tour
  • India will face Hong Kong U-18 women's team in the last game of the tour on Saturday

The India U-17 women’s football team continued its great run of form in Hong Kong, winning 5-1 against Citizen AA, on Thursday. This was India’s third straight 4-goal victory in last three games. Goals from Sai Sankhe, Kiran, Amisha, and Priyanka Devi’s brace sealed the emphatic win for India.

Young Guns on Fire

The Indian team got off to a flying start against Citizen AA, with a first-minute goal by Sai. Priyanka doubled the lead in the 16th minute before Citizens pulled one back in the 23rd minute. The game would have been level going into the half time if it wasn’t for center-back Nirmala’s goal-line clearance in the 36th minute.

Priyanka’s second goal of the game and third on the Hong Kong tour helped India take the 2-goal lead once again. Kiran and Amisha scored a goal each in the last 10 minutes to put the game beyond Citizen’s reach. With the 5-1 victory, the Indian U-17 team has now scored 14 goals in three games while conceding just 2.

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Indian team is in Hong Kong for four friendly matches as a part of their preparation for the upcoming 2020 U-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India. The team was in Goa since the first week of May until the Hong Kong tour, for the training camp. Coached by Alex Ambrose, the team won their first two matches just as convincingly as the one against Citizen AA. They started the tour with a 5-1 win against Hong Kong U-23, followed by 4-0 against Taipo TBC.

India will now face Hong Kong U-18 women’s team in their final game of the tour on Saturday, 29th June. The Indian youngsters have so far been impressive in Hong Kong, as a part of their World Cup preparation. Midfielders Priyanka Devi and Kiran and forward Sai Sankhe have all scored three goals each in three games so far.

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Chinmay Pagar
I might be a Mechanical Engineer on the paper, but I was a Sports enthusiast since childhood, screaming at the TV watching cricket at the age of 4. Not much excites me other than sports unless it's free pizza. I can watch literally anything remotely related to sports; Cricket, Football, Tennis, F1, Hockey, Athletics, Chess, you name it! And I love to write too, so at the time I'm not watching sports, I'm writing about it. Or eating pizzas, of course.

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