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India U-23 to play FK Baník Most in second practice match

Sunil Chhetri in action against SK Senco Doubravka

Sunil Chhetri in action against SK Senco Doubravka

Stranded in the distasteful ignominy of conceding in the dying minutes of a match where they were guilty of spurning a hatful of chances for the better part, the India U-23 national team, currently preparing for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, will be keen to turn the tide when they take on Czech 2nd Division Club FK Baník Most in another practice game at the TJ Banik Sous Ground in Most on Thursday.

The India U-23 squad is currently on a Preparatory Camp in Pilsen. They had earlier been together for three weeks in Bangalore as part of the preparation for the Asian Games.

FK Baník Most have spent three seasons in the top flight between 2005 and 2008, while managing tehir best finish at 10th position. Coached by Radek Stehlik, the club which is located a two-hour drive from Pilsen ended their last season’s engagement in the second tier on a lowly 12th.

In the first practice match against SK Senco Doubravka, a goal five minutes from full time abruptly punctuated India’s flurry of attacks and stayed such for the next five minutes as the “Men in Blue” had to swallow the heist in a match where they squandered three clear cut chances.

Striker Robin Singh and substitute midfielder Lalrindika Ralte were left ruing their gilt edged muffs either side of half-time with 4th Division Czech outfit Senco Doubravka’s Kutak making the most of his opportunity in the 85th minute.

(Report & Picture courtesy AIFF Media)