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WIFA Youth Championship U-14: Quarter-Finals Preview

WIFA Youth Championship U-14: Quarter-Finals Preview

The Group Stage of the ongoing WIFA Youth Championship U-14 has been concluded. From 16 teams, we are now down to just 8 teams. Tomorrow, the likes of KMP XI, FC Pune City, Lemon Break, MSSA, NFCC, Patakadil TM, Khandoba TM, and Kenkre FC will battle it out in the quarter-finals to book their berth in the last four of the second edition of WIFA Youth Championship U-14.

In the last couple of days, Group C and Group D matches were played at the Cooperage Stadium after the completion of Group A and Group B. Both the Kolhapur-based teams Patakadil TM and Khandoba TM had an outstanding Group Stage campaign. They left no stones unturned on their course to finish at the top of their respective groups.

Patakadil’s forward Abhishek Powar is having a tremendous campaign so far while Khandoba, on the other hand, has delivered a more collective performance. Mumbai’s Lemon Break suffered a painful loss in their opening game against Patakadil but they bounced back with two huge wins to book their place in the next round. One of their wins included a whopping 14-0 victory, courtesy Mohd. Mansoori and Vivek Roy’s lethal finishing.

Nashik’s NFCC just made it to the next round but they were involved in two thrilling matches. Their clash against Mumbai’s Football School of India (FSI) and Khandoba was nothing short of a nail-biting encounter.

Quarter-Final fixtures:

Pune City vs Lemon Break
MSSA vs Patakadil
KMP XI vs NFCC
Kenkre vs Khandoba
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WIFA Youth Championship: FC Pune City, MSSA, Kenkre FC and KMP XI in quarters

WIFA Youth Championship: FC Pune City, MSSA, Kenkre FC and KMP XI in quarters

23rd August 2018, Mumbai: With the conclusion of Group A and Group B matches, the WIFA Youth Championship (U-14) has its first four quarter-finalists of the 2018-19 campaign. Defending Champions KMP XI, FC Pune City, Kenkre FC, and MSSA (Mumbai School Sports Association) have booked their place in the quarter-finals.

Group A

Yesterday at Cooperage Stadium, MSSA defeated Yodha FC (Solapur) 3-0 to cement their place at the second spot in Group A. Ahmed Khan bagged a fine brace, whereas, Shirish Pote scored the other goal. In the other Group A game, FC Pune City scored four past Rahul FA to maintain their hundred percent record in the Championship, so far.

Prolific striker Dinesh Singh ended up scoring twice while Mohd. Mansuri and Kunvarpal got apiece to help FC Pune City finish at the top of Group A.

Group B

Dexter Fernandes scored a total of nine goals to help Kenkre FC register a huge 16-0 win against Star FC (Solapur). But Kenkre FC still fell short of finishing at the top of Group B as holders KMP XI registered an emphatic 8-0 win over DDYS (Nagpur) earlier today to cement their superior goal-difference.

Mustafa Shaikh and Ravi Rathod combined brilliantly upfront which proved to be lethal in front of DDYS’ defense. Vikram Rathod and Samuel Selvadas also got on the scoresheet who have been tremendous throughout the Championship so far.

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Tricia Collaco’s last-minute strike gives Maharashtra a crucial win against Punjab

Tricia Collaco’s last-minute strike gives Maharashtra a crucial win against Punjab

22nd August 2018, Goa: Maharashtra’s forward Tricia Collaco scored in the last minute to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win against Punjab in their second group stage game in the ongoing Junior Girl’s National Football Championship at Duler Stadium.

Both the sides had their chances throughout the game but it was Tricia in the 89th minute who showed composure before placing her effort into the back of the net.

Although this result doesn’t confirm Maharashtra’s progress into the next round as they had previously lost to Bihar 2-1. Tomorrow, Bihar will face Punjab in their last group game.

Group Standings (Only the 1st placed team will qualify):

  1. Bihar (P-1, W-1, D-0, L-0, GD +1, Pts – 3)
  2. Maharashtra (P-2, W-1, D-0, L-1, GD 0, Pts – 3)
  3. Punjab  (P-1, W-0, D-0, L-1, GD -1, Pts – 0)
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Round-up: WIFA Youth Championship – Day 2

Round-up: WIFA Youth Championship – Day 2

22nd August 2018, Mumbai: The Day 2 was as eventful as the opening day. FC Pune City became the first side to book their place in the next round while DDSY romped to a comfortable win as well in the WIFA Youth Championship U-14 at Cooperage Stadium.

Group B: DDSY (Nagpur) 7-0 Star FC (Solapur)

After suffering a defeat at the hands of Kenkre FC yesterday, DDSY bounced back with a seven-star performance against Star FC in their second group stage game. It was forward Prince Singh’s show at Cooperage Stadium as the young attacker went on to find the back of the net four times.

His partner-in-crime Arpan Mahajan and Anish Thakare also got on the scoresheet to complete a memorable win and stay in contention to qualify for the next round.

Group A: MSSA (Mumbai) 0-2 FC Pune City (Pune)

In what was a thrilling contest, the game between MSSA and FC Pune City was surely one of the best contest of the Championship so far. FC Pune City’s Vian Murgod broke the deadlock in the 10th minute before Dinesh Singh sealed the game in the second-half with a sublime finish to take FC Pune City in the next round.

Other results: Group A: Rahul FA (Nagpur) 0-0 Yodha FC (Solapur) and Group B: Kenkre FC (Mumbai) 0-0 KMP XI (Pune)

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Round-up: WIFA Youth Championship – Day 1

Round-up: WIFA Youth Championship – Day 1
20th August 2018, Mumbai: The second edition of WIFA Youth Championship (U-14) went underway yesterday at Cooperage Stadium. A total of four matches were played which included two Group A and two Group B matches. Defending Champions KMP XI registered a mammoth victory with FC Pune City, MSSA, and Kenkre FC winning their respective games as well on Day 1.
Group A – FC Pune City (Pune) 2-0 Yodha FC (Solapur)
A decent showing gave FC Pune City a comprehensive 2-0 win over Solapur’s Yodha FC in the opening game of WIFA Youth Championship (U-14) 2018-19 at Cooperage Stadium. Dinesh Singh opened the scoring in the 24th minute before Captain Franklin Nazareth’s goal in the second-half sealed the tie for FC Pune City.
Group B – KMP XI (Pune) 11-0 Star FC (Solapur)
Defending Champions KMP XI left no stones unturned in their opening fixture as they romped to a stunning 12-0 win over Star FC in Group B encounter. Samuel Selvades and Vikram Rathod bagged hat-tricks while Durgesh Singh (2), Vrushabh Khese, Ajay Jadhav, and Yash Pardeshi also got on the scoresheet.
Other results: MSSA (Mohd. Kaif Ansari 30′ and Ahmed Khan 45′) 2-1 Rahul FA (Abhay Khadse 53′) and Kenkre FC (Meer Dharmesh 37′ and Nathan Braganza 48′) 2-1 DDSY (Ansh Thakare 54′)
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