Riding on Udanta Singh’s hat-trick, the Indian U-19 national team pumped in half a dozen goals past the China U-16 national team in a friendly match played at the Century Park Stadium in Shanghai. India U-19 won 6-0.
The Indian colts had earlier defeated the Chinese U-17 national team 4-0 in the previous match [+ read more].
Daniel Lalhlimpuia opened the scoring in the 17th minute while Pawan Kumar doubled the lead some 11 minutes later as India went into the interval enjoying a two-goal advantage.
Changing over, Chinglensana Singh scored the Team’s third goal in the 55th minute. Thereafter, Udanta Singh scored a hat-trick, scoring one each in the 61st, 77th and 89th minutes.
The tour to China was in preparation for the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers to be held in Doha in October. The nucleus of the squad had represented India in the final phase of the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers in 2011 in Tehran where they had drawn 2-2 with the then China U-16 national team.
(Report & Picture courtesy AIFF Media)