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India juniors triumph

Calcutta, Aug. 2: After East Bengal, it was the Indian under-18 teamís turn to do the country proud in soccer.

Coached by national coach Stephen Constantine, the juniors won the Wales international invitational meet for the M.M. Ford Trophy in Swansea on Friday.

They beat a strong junior Botafogo team 3-0, informed AIFF secretary Albert Colaco over phone from Goa Saturday.

Ravinder Tepiar netted a couple of goals while the Debabrata Roy scored the third in the final.

In the semi-final on Thursday the Indian juniors beat Hartfordshire Centre of Excellence, England 1-0, Malswama scoring the winner.

The team had to play four matches to get to the title.

The team will be back in New Delhi in the wee hours of Monday and will travel to Calcutta later that morning itself.

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