ANURA ENTERS SEMIFINALS AT ALL INDIA SENIOR RANKING BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
Goa’s Anura Prabhu Desai has reached the Women’s singles as well as doubles semifinals at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2017 at Bangalore.
Anura, who is seeded second, beat Shruti Mundada 21-16, 21-17 to reach the semis where she will meet Telengana’s Vrushali G. In Women’s doubles quarters,
Anura partnering Haritha M. H. 21-17, 8-21, 21-19. They will now be up against top seeds Agna Anto and Sneha Santhilal for a place in the finals.READ more..
GOA’S TANISHA, LYDIA ENTER ALL INDIA BADMINTON PRE-QUARTERS
Goa’s Under 15 Girls doubles pairing of Tanisha Crasto and Lydia Barreto knocked out 5th seeds Janani Ananthakumar and Shruti Moghe of Karnataka 21-13, 11-21, 21-14 to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the All India Badminton Ranking Championship which is currently underway at Multipurpose Hall, Fatorda, Margao.
Tanisha who won two silver medals at the recently concluded Jaipur Open Nationals also moved into the U-15 Girls singles pre-quarters with a comfortable 21-8, 21-8 win over Gujarat’s Ishita Shah. Shourya Joshi and Tejas Tendulkar from Goa played well to qualify for the main draw before bowing out 21-15, 21-11 to Sataksh…READ more..
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: BRAZIL TOP GROUP D WITH 2-0 WIN OVER NIGER
First-half goals from Lincoln and Brenner gave Brazil a 2-0 victory over Niger and top spot in Group D at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. They advance to the Round of 16 along with Friday’s opponents, as the Junior Menas claimed one of the best third-place spots in the knockout stages.
Many at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa were hoping for a classic Brazilian display and the first half did not disappoint. The South American champions took the lead just four minutes in when Paulinho played a superb low cross into the path of Lincoln at…READ more..
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: IRAN POUND COSTA RICA 3-0
Iran blanked Costa Rica 3-0 to top Group C with an all-win record in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 on Friday.
Iran had already secured a place in the Round of 16 with wins over Guinea and Germany.
In their final group engagement at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the Asian nation scored through Mohammed Ghobeishavi (25th minute), Taha Shariati (29th) and Mohammad Sardari (89th) to top the group with nine points from three matches.
Germany, who beat Guinea 3-1 at Kochi in the other match of the day, finished second with six points, and will now travel to Delhi to play…READ more..
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: COSTA RICA HOLD GUINEA
MARGAO: Goalkeeper Ricardo Montenegro’s heroic effort under the bar helped Costa Rica hold Guinea to a 2-2 draw in a Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Tuesday.
Costa Rica, who played a waiting game keeping their defence compact, took the lead in the 26th minute through Yecxy Jarquin.
Guinea dominated the match creating several scoring changes but were denied by rival keeper Ricardo Montenegro until Fondje Toure restored parity in the 30th minute.
Costa Rica once again took the lead after the change of ends through Andre Gomez taking advantage of the shaky rival defence…
FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: IRAN UPSET GERMANY TO ENTER KNOCK-OUT ROUND
MARGAO: Iran stunned Germany 4-0 in the biggest upset of the tournament so far to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 on Tuesday.
Iran, who controlled the proceedings throughout the Group C match, scored through Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) at the Nehru Stadium here.
Nothing went right for the Germans who were disorganised in the midfield and they could not trouble the rival defence. Their defence also kept a lot of space which the Iranians exploited with repeated forays.
Iran, who beat Guinea in their opening match, now…READ more..
GOA: FIFA U-17 IRAN DEFEATED GUINEA
GOA: FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: GERMANY DEFEATS COSTA RICA
GOA: FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: IRAN TOP GROUP C
FATORDA (Goa): Iran overpowered 10-man Guinea in a Group C encounter to enjoy a splendid start to their campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Saturday.
Iran are now at the top of the group. They are on three points, the same as Germany who edged out Costa Rica 2-1 in the other Group C match earlier on Saturday.
The Asians however, sit at the top of the group due to a better goal difference.
After a goalless opening half, Allahyar Sayyad gave Iran the lead in the 59th minute with a powerful shot…
GOA: FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP: GERMANY BEAT COSTA RICA 2-1
MARGAO: A late goal by substitute Noah Awuku lifted Germany to a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in their opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017on Saturday.
Germany were more organised in attack and dominated play in halves, creating quite a few scoring opportunities. The European heavyweights scored through Jan-Fiete Arp (21st minute) and Awuku (89th).
They could have won by a bigger margin had it not been for some erratic shots in front of the goal.
Costa Rica, who defended for the major part of the game, pulled one back in the 64th minute through Andres Gomez.
Costa Rica showed promise in the initial stages and came…READ more..