Friday, July 11, 2008

Denzil Franco in India national soccer team to Portugal

Denzil Franco has found a place in the national side for their tour to Portugal. The other Goans in the side are all seasoned internationals, Climax Lawrence, Mahesh Gawli, Sameer Naik and Clifford Miranda.

The team match fixtures and results are as under
July 5 - Beat Gouveia 2-0 (Goals - Climax, Tarif Ahmed)
July 10 - Beat GD Gafanha 3-2 (Goals - Sunil Chetri-2, Tarif Ahmed)

Goan in India u-16 Soccer team exposure tour to US

Shallum Pires has found a place in the India U-16 team's four week exposure-cum-training tour to West Virginia in the United States. For the team, the trip to the US is part of their exposure ahead of the Asian U16 Championship finals to be held in October 2008.

Match Schedule in West Virginia:
July 6: INDIA U16 - Metro FC (Ohio)
July 7: INDIA U16 - NCAA Blast FC (Ohio)
July 12: INDIA U16 - West Virginia Rowdies
July 13: INDIA U16 - Columbia United (South Carolina)
July 18: INDIA U16 - West Virginia Olympic Development Team
July 19: INDIA U16 - West Virginia Olympic Development Team
July 24: INDIA U16 - West Virginia United

Goans in India U-13 Girls Soccer Team

Salma Fernandes, Josline D'Souza, Preeti Shinde and Luiza Gracy Simoes represented India in the inaugural AFC U13 Girls Football Festival to be held at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from June 23 to 27.