India U-16 football team draws with Germany’s Fortuna Dusseldorf

Duisburg (Germany), Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian U-16 football team has played out a 3-3 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf in a friendly match here.

India’s Aman Chetri opened the account in the first half while Boris Singh and Sanjeev chipped in one goal apiece in the second half of the game, an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release said on Sunday.

Chetri scored the first one just after the half-hour mark on Saturday.

India went to the dressing room at half-time having maintained the 1-0 lead.

After resumption of play, the home team bounced back and equalised within the first five minutes and then took a 2-1 lead moments later.

Boris Singh pulled India level on 60 minutes.

In the 74th minute, Sanjeev scored from a fine free-kick to put India ahead 3-2.

But India conceded again, within a minute of the final whistle to settle for a 3-3 draw.

–IANS

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