Friday, April 14, 2006

India's Tragedy

in AFC. The third edition of the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) U-19 Women’s Championship is going on in Malaysia since April 8, 2006. It is going to end on April 18. India was in Group A along with Japan, DPR Korea and Korea Republic. Group B consisted of Australia, China, Jordan and Malaysia. India stands bottom in the table, losing all the three games. The champion from Group A is Japan. From Group B, winner is Australia with the host country at the bottom. From the results,

Korea Republic 11 - 0 India
DPR Korea 0 - 3 Japan
India 0 - 14 DPR Korea
Japan 2 - 1 Korea Republic
Korea Republic 1 - 2 DPR Korea
India 0 - 6 Japan

it seems like that India is just not a weak team, but an extremely amateur team. India had made it to the championship by beating Kyrgyzstan 7-0 and a weak Bangladesh side 10-0. Their coach is Harjinder Singh. But kudos to them for making it to the championship.

From Group B, the results are as follows:

China PR 0 - 1 Australia
Malaysia 1 - 2 Jordan
Australia 16 - 0 Malaysia
Jordan 0 - 9 China PR
China PR 22 - 0 Malaysia
Australia 7 - 0 Jordan

Semi-final matches will be between Japan-vs-China PR and Australia-vs-DPR Korea on April 15. The final is going to be on April 18 at KLFA Stadium Cheras, and the match for the third place is also going to be on April 18 at the same venue.

The teams which finish in the top-three positions in the championship will represent Asia in the under-20 Fifa women’s championship to be held in Russia in August.

Source of information is AFC-Website.


  1. At least they tried... despite all the problems that indian women face, they had the courage to go and play when they knew they will be mowed down. Hats off to that!

  2. Yaar jab humari men's team south asia ki teams ko nahin hara paati to phir women's team se kya umeed karein. Football mein skill tabhi kaam aata hai jab stamina ho. And indian players both men and women r so below par world's std in terms of speed and stamina. Thats y even in india football enthusiast are more interested in euoropean league rather than our own tournaments.

  3. Yep, Sray, you are quite correct. That's why I offered them my kudos in the post :).

  4. True Manish; I bet the men's team have much more better facilities and everything. And, stamina to play football - oh dear! I am seriously amazed how can they run continously like that for 90 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....