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India face China in must-win BRICS game

 Agencies |  2016-10-11 22:54:16.0  |  Bambolim (Goa)

Locked in a do-or-die situation, India have their task cut out as they take on China in the fourth round of the BRICS U-17 football tournament, here on Tuesday.

China, who drew against South Africa in their last match, have one point from three matches. India, on the other hand, have lost both their matches and Tuesday’s game is crucial for them to stay afloat in this competition.

India lost narrowly against both Russia and South Africa giving good account of themselves by creating chances. But the side’s failure to grab the opportunities has been a worry for coach Nicolai Adam.

“Our team played competitive games so far against Russia and South Africa although we did not win but troubled the rival defence creating several chances but our boys did not cash on the chances which has been our setback,” said India’s assistant coach Etibar Ibrahimov. 

“Now that we play a crucial match against China, we have no option but to score whenever chances come our way, he added.

China, who lost to Brazil and Russia, came up with an improved performance to hold South Africa and will be looking for the same against India on Tuesday. 

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