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India start off SAFF preparation with a 3-1 win against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC



Courtesy: Chittu Shetty,

A first-half header from Sajid Dhot and a sublime brace from Sumeet Passi ensured a 3-1 win for India against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC U20 side in a friendly fixture played in Sydney today (August 25).

Coach Stephen Constantine featured an all U-23 side except Sumeet Passi who was donning the captain’s armband for the country for the first time.

“It was a good physical game against APIA Tigers U20s and obviously it was a good game for us leading up to the Sydney FC game on 28th”, Constantine said after the game.

India are scheduled to take on Sydney FC on August 28, 2018. Kick-off is at 06:30 AM IST.

India: Vishal Kaith (GK), Davinder Singh (Salam Ranjan Singh 60′), Sarthak Golui, Sajid Dhot 35′, Jerry Lalrinzuala (Ashique Kuruniyan 46′), Issac Vanmalsawma (Nikhil Poojary 46′), Hitesh Sharma, Vinit Rai (Germanpreet Singh 46′), Ashique Kuruniyan, Farukh Choudhary (Vignesh D 67′), Sumeet Passi 47′, 57′ (Manvir Singh 82′).

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