Indian U-20 Football team creates history as they spectacularly beat Argentina by 2-1 in COTIF CUP 2018.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 5, 2018
India gained the lead early in the match and continued to dominate the first half like a boss. India got down to 10 men after a red card in the 54th minute. However, it didn’t stop them from getting another goal in 68th minute to get 2-0 lead over Argentina and seal the match. Argentina scored a consolation goal later but India had already created history. For those who missed it, watch the match highlights here.
It comes right after the news of Indian U16 football team beating current Asian champions Iraq. This is a monumental day in Indian football history, and also a big slap in the face of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) who had denied clearance to Indian football from participating in Asian Games last month.
People are obviously ecstatic and can’t appreciating the Indian team.
The Indian U16 team just beat current Asian champions Iraq in Jordan and the U20 team held on for a 2-1 win over Argentina. What a night for Indian football!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 6, 2018
Indian football is showing the world what we're made up of! I'm extremely happy to know that India beat Argentina 2-1 in the U20 league, and India also beat Iran 1-0 in the U16 league! Congratulations @IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/hmcBg5O5jD
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 6, 2018
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 5, 2018
“This victory will definitely earn Indian Football more respect in the world of football. It opens up a window of opportunity to test ourselves against best in the world on a regular basis,” Pinto said after the match.