COTIF Cup: India U-20 defeat Argentina 2-1

COTIF Cup: India U-20 defeat Argentina 2-1

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New Delhi, Aug 7: India U-20 team defeated powerhouses Argentina 2-1 in what Coach Floyd Pinto describes as one of the "biggest days for Indian Football" in the U-20 COTIF Cup in Spain.

Goals from Deepak Tangri (4th), and a divine free-kick from Anwar Ali (68th) along with some determined pressing, defending and astute passing helped India register the upset victory against Argentina U-20 who has won 6 FIFA U-20 World Cups over the years.

The win comes as a massive boost for Pinto's side, which had lost 0-2 to Murcia before going down 0-3 to Mauritania. They were held a goalless draw by Venezuela in their previous match in the tournament.

"It is unbelievable! I am a very proud Indian today. This win is a testament to the efforts and belief of the All India Football Federation in moving forward towards developing the youth of the country'" Pinto said.

The win would further embarrass the Indian Olympic Association who had chosen not to send the football team for the Asian Games calling it dead weight. (UNI)