India trounce Kyrgyzstan 4-0, enter final round

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

India trounce Kyrgyzstan 4-0 and moved into the final rounds of the Asian Football Confederation under-20 championship.

India trounce Kyrgyzstan 4-0, enter final round

Kolkata:

India dazzled in the dying minutes to trounce Kyrgyzstan 4-0 and moved into the final rounds of the Asian Football Confederation under-20 championship. Malswam Tluanga, Ashim Biswas, Bungo Singh and Syed Rahim Nabi found the target during a 15-minute blitz late in the second half of the match enabling India emerge victorious in the Group-IV Qualifiers. India enjoyed overwhelming superiority for almost entire 90 minutes in the flood-lit encounter but missed a number of chances in the first session that ended goalless. Midfield talent Malswam Tluanga emerged the hero of the day for the hosts as he played a key role in each of the four goals and was adjudged man of the match. Kyrgyzstan had to play the last 15 minutes with 10 men as Chavelashvili Revaz was given marching order by referee Ramkrishna Ghosha after his second booking for bringing down an Indian defender. India needing at least a 2-0 margin to get a passport for the final round after Tajikistan beat Bhutan 3-0 in the earlier match today. India will now join 11 others at the final round of the AFC under-20 championship to be played in Qatar in October. (PTI)

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