AFC U-13 Girls Football Fest

rudrarudra 2958 Points
edited March 2012 in Women's Football
India’s U-13 girls were off to a convincing start in the AFC U-13 Girls Football Fest being played at the played Police Ground, Bambalapitiya in Colombo. The Indian girls showed great character and grit as they breezed past Palestine 9-0 in their opening encounter


  • rudrarudra 2958 Points
    edited March 2012
    The duration of the match stayed 50 minutes with both halves staying 25 minutes each. India scored five goals in the first half and four in the second. Daya Devi scored four goals while Roja Devi scored a brace. Kashmina, the Captain of the side, Suman and Manisha scored one apiece.

    Chief Coach Priya lauded the girls for their cohesive effort. “The intention stays to get them love the sport at this age. I’m pleased with their attitude,” she said.
  • I swear if this keeps up we will see the India women's national football team in the World Cup before India national men's football team.
  • India U13 Girls 7-1 Jordan U13 Girls

    this is after beating Palestine 9-0 before. They now face Sri Lanka next.

    Great going girls.
  • U-13 girls prove too strong for Sri Lanka

    India’s U-13 girls maintained their winning momentum in the AFC U-13 Girls Football Fest when they blanked hosts Sri Lanka 7-0 at the Police Ground in Bambalapitiya, Colombo.

    The match was played in two halves of 25 minutes each. Captain Kashmina scored a hat-trick while Daya Devi, Lifa Gama, Suman and Soni Kumari scored one apiece. This is India’s third successive victory in the tournament after having beaten Jordan 7-1 and Palestine 9-0 in their earlier two matches.

    Head Coach Priya complimented the girls for their performance. “They have been consistent and disciplined at the same time,” she maintained.



  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    Champions return home; U-13 girls felicitated

    India’s triumphant U-13 girls were felicitated at All India Football Federation Headquarters, the Football House in Dwarka on Thursday (March 15). The girls returned back after winning the AFC U-13 Girl’s Football Tournament held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das congratulated girls for putting up such a stupendous performance. “I congratulate you for the feat which you have achieved. Hope you will continue with this in the future tournaments. All of you have made the country proud,” he said.

    Mr. Das also announced a cash reward of Rs 5000 each for the players and the support staff.

    Head Coach Priya sounded elated. “We are very happy that we won. This is a step in the right direction. We hope to sustain our performance even at the U-14 tournaments.”

    She also lauded AIFF’s support and the reward awarded to the team. “AIFF has been very encouraging and this kind of appreciation would only inspire more players to take up the sport in the country,” she added.

    The girls won all their five matches and defeated the likes of Iran (1-0), Bhutan (13-0), hosts Sri
    Lanka (7-0), Jordan (7-1) and Palestine 9-0 on way to winning the tournament.
  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    So, 5 straight wins -
    In Women's senior team rankings, we are 53rd.

    Palestine (99th) - 9-0
    Jordan (60th) - 7-1
    Sri Lanka (123rd) - 7-0
    Bhutan (not ranked) - 13-0
    Iran (56th) - 1-0

    So, atleast Jordan and Iran were ranked closely to us.

  • shankarshankar 2600 Points
    i was thinking our mens ranking and was about to say "wow excellent and exceptional"
    still some great result for these girls to get a boost to look more into this game as a career, but the question is how will they make a career of this game??
  • I am guessing the IMG Academy would take these girls. They have proven that they are really good and at there age it is the perfect time. Also unlike in Mens football, the United States are the best when it comes to Women's Soccer.
  • ashindiaashindia 9272 Points
    Well Done,we have talent there
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