Football U-20: India outplay Leichhardt Tigers

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India players strike a pose. PC: AIFF

New Delhi: 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 U-20 side in a friendly fixture played in Sydney on Saturday.

After APIA Tigers boys scored the opening goal of the match in the 27th minute, Sajid Dhot (35′) took India back into the game having scored the equaliser8 minutes later. After the changeover, Sumeet Passi (47′, 57′) struck twice within 10 minutes to steal a victory in the first friendly fixture played Down Under during the ongoing exposure trip.

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.

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