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India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan
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India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan

Jul 27 2013, 5:46am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Kathmandu, July 27 — Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the...

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India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan

Jul 27 2013, 5:46am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Kathmandu, July 27 — Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Going into the knockout clash, what pleases head coach Goutam Ghosh most is not the fact that the team has scored six goals, conceding only one, in the two matches they played so far, but the manner in which they tasted success staying true to the principle.

"The boys are improving with every game," Ghosh said.

"I said the other day that rectifying the mistakes we committed against Sri Lanka is the main aim. In training on the eve of our match against Bangladesh, I stressed on the weaknesses. It was heartening to see the boys not repeating the same errors and playing to the plan perfectly," he added.

Further explaining his point, Ghosh said: "I told the boys to not lose possession cheaply. Against Bangladesh, they kept the ball much better and were passing well."

"Football is such a beautiful game that with every match you discover new areas to work upon. Against Afghanistan the aim remains the same, to work on our weaknesses," he quipped.

The Afghans won one drew two matches in the group stages, finishing with five points from three outings while India have logged full points from their two games.

"Afghanistan are a very tough side. They play a in a conventional 4-4-2 formation," Ghosh informed.

IANS

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Cross-party groups report says armed forces need more help to combat post-traumatic stress and alcohol problemsBritains armed forces are deprived of the help they need to combat post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, and hazardous levels of alcohol consumption, a cross-party group of MPs warn in a report released on Thursday.They say veterans are faced with a shocking backlog in their claims for war pensions and compensation payments, and express concer ...
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Oct 27 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: itv

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Last British troops leave Afghanistan's Camp Bastion

Oct 27 2014 6:39am CDT | Source: itv

Once home to 10,000 troops, all of the UK's armed forces have now left Camp Bastion in Afghanista ...
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The weekend in pictures

Oct 26 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: the guardian

A selection of some of the best images from around the world, from British troops in Afghanistan to dogs in Halloween costumes in the Philippines Conti ...
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US marines officially end Afghan operations

Oct 26 2014 7:37am CDT | Source: msnbc

Steve Kornacki reports on U.S. marines officially ending operations in Afghanistan.Read mor ...
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British and American flags lowered and folded up for the final time in Camp Bastion

Oct 26 2014 4:55am CDT | Source: itv

The British and American flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at Camp Ba ...
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Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures

Oct 23 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: the guardian

Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has won the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award for his project Life in War. An exhibition of his work and other entrants is on now at the Bronx Documentary Center and runs until 26 October Though Saeedi has spent his professional life photographing different conflict zones. This project focused exclusively on the people whose lives have been crushed by the war in Afghanistan over a10-year period. Continu ...
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US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos

Oct 21 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Justice Department must provide rationale for keeping photos depicting US military torture of Iraq and Afghanistan detaineesThe Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depicting US military torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ordered on Tuesday.By 12 December, Justice Department attorneys will have to list, photograph by photograp ...
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India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan
Photo Credit: STR, Getty Images

India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan

Jul 27 2013, 5:46am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Kathmandu, July 27 — Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the...

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YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

India colts gear up for SAFF semis against Afghanistan

Jul 27 2013, 5:46am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Kathmandu, July 27 — Riding high on the back of two convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages, India U-16 colts take on Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the SAFF U-16 Championship at the Army Ground here Sunday.

Going into the knockout clash, what pleases head coach Goutam Ghosh most is not the fact that the team has scored six goals, conceding only one, in the two matches they played so far, but the manner in which they tasted success staying true to the principle.

"The boys are improving with every game," Ghosh said.

"I said the other day that rectifying the mistakes we committed against Sri Lanka is the main aim. In training on the eve of our match against Bangladesh, I stressed on the weaknesses. It was heartening to see the boys not repeating the same errors and playing to the plan perfectly," he added.

Further explaining his point, Ghosh said: "I told the boys to not lose possession cheaply. Against Bangladesh, they kept the ball much better and were passing well."

"Football is such a beautiful game that with every match you discover new areas to work upon. Against Afghanistan the aim remains the same, to work on our weaknesses," he quipped.

The Afghans won one drew two matches in the group stages, finishing with five points from three outings while India have logged full points from their two games.

"Afghanistan are a very tough side. They play a in a conventional 4-4-2 formation," Ghosh informed.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
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Special beer aims to raise money for Help for Heroes

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Three servicemen who were wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq have teamed up with a brewery to create a beer to raise funds for Help for ...
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Last British troops leave Afghanistan's Camp Bastion

Oct 27 2014 6:39am CDT | Source: itv

Once home to 10,000 troops, all of the UK's armed forces have now left Camp Bastion in Afgh ...
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2 days ago

The weekend in pictures

Oct 26 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: the guardian

A selection of some of the best images from around the world, from British troops in Afghanistan to dogs in Halloween costumes in the Philippines Cont ...
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US marines officially end Afghan operations

Oct 26 2014 7:37am CDT | Source: msnbc

Steve Kornacki reports on U.S. marines officially ending operations in Afghanistan.Read mor ...
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British and American flags lowered and folded up for the final time in Camp Bastion

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Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures

Oct 23 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: the guardian

Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has won the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award for his project Life in War. An exhibition of his work and other entrants is on now at the Bronx Documentary Center and runs until 26 October Though Saeedi has spent his professional life photographing different conflict zones. This project focused exclusively on the people whose lives have been crushed by the war in Afghanistan over a10-year period. Continue reading. ...
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