Thursday, July 30, 2009

Joel Joaquim Fernandes for India U-13

Midfielder Joel Joaquim Fernandes represented the India U-13 team in the AFC Under-13 Boys Festival of Football for the South Asian region to be held from May 17 to 24, 2009.

India was held by hosts Iran to a 1-1 draw in the Format I tournament and suffered a surprising 0-2 defeat by the hands of Afghanistan. The boys had their last Format I match against the Maldives, whom the Indians trashed 4-0.

The Indian youngsters had a better outing in their Format II tournament matches. They went down to Iran (0-3), but were able regroup against Afghanistan (1-0) and Maldives (6-0).

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