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AFC U17 Asian Cup: Bibiano Fernandes asserts confidence in India U17 team

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AFC U17 Asian Cup: Indian U17 Team: With opponents like Maldives, Kuwait, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia in their group for the AFC…

AFC U17 Asian Cup: Indian U17 Team: With opponents like Maldives, Kuwait, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia in their group for the AFC u17 Asian Cup Qualifiers respectively, there is a good chance that the Bibiano Fernades-coached Blue Colts will follow in the footsteps of the last two games and progress to the AFC U-17 Asian Cup. Follow live updates of Indian football teams on InsideSport.IN

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AFC U17 Asian Cup: Head coach Bibiano Fernandes asserts confidence in India U17 squad – Check Out

AFC U17 Asian Cup: Bibiano Fernandes claims confidence in India U17 team – Check out

With eight successful attempts to qualify for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC U-16 Championship), India have the second best record among Group D teams. Their best results were in 2002 and 2008 when they progressed to the quarter-finals. Their opponents include hosts Saudi Arabia, who have twice won the main competition after playing in it ten times (1985 and 1988).

Kuwait has qualified five times and advanced to the quarter-finals twice (in 2004 and 2012), whereas Myanmar has qualified four times but never progressed to the group stage of the competition proper. Maldives are yet to have a successful qualification campaign in this age category in the meantime.

“It will be a tough proposition for all the teams in this group. I believe all five teams are very competitive. Records don’t matter. What matters is how well the teams are prepared for these four games,” said the head coach .

AFC U17 Asian Cup: Head coach Bibiano Fernandes asserts confidence in India U17 squad – Check Out

The team’s technical staff spent months carefully evaluating the final 23 they believe are the best candidates for the position to build this squad from a fresh group of youngsters.

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“We have been in camp constantly since February and there have been so many players that have come and gone in the initial phase. Once we had narrowed it down to a pool of around 35 players, it was all about cutting off the rough edges to get them ready for this stage, assistant coach Kanan Priolkar said.

“It’s always crucial to identify the potential players who could peak later and then nurture them towards their goals. It’s not always about the face value you see in front of you and that’s where the judgment around the players becomes crucial,” he continued he. “We have tried to mix a mixture of two. Of course, those that we can see are suitable enough for this level and those that have good prospects for the future. They all need to be properly nurtured to produce the next generation of senior players.”

AFC U17 Asian Cup: Head coach Bibiano Fernandes asserts confidence in India U17 squad – Check Out

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