AFC U-17 Asian Cup: On the brink, Bibiano Fernandes asks boys to keep chin up

Bangkok, June 21 Facing a must-win circumstance against Japan to keep their slim trusts lively within the AFC U-17 Asian Container, India head coach Bibiano Fernandes has encouraged his players to begin over again and accept in themselves. India on Tuesday misplaced 0-1 to Uzbekistan in their moment Gather D coordinate to continue their winless run within the tournament. “The result did not go in our support against Uzbekistan, but the boys gave it their all and that’s what you’ll ask of them within the conclusion,” said Fernandes. “We attempted to hold them within the to begin with half, but there were certain issues that we confronted. We got back well within the moment half and the boys appeared full commitment.” With Japan and Uzbekistan possessing the best two spots, India discover themselves within the third position, ahead of Vietnam on objective difference. The Blue Colts are set to confront protecting champions Japan in their final Gather D coordinate on Friday, and ought to win the amusement and trust Vietnam don’t overcome Uzbekistan in arrange to form it to the quarterfinals. “We are still within the amusement, and we have a chance to form it, so we keep accepting in ourselves,” said Fernandes. “Of course, Japan are a solid side and the protecting champions, but you never know what might happen on a certain day. In case we win, we have a awesome chance.”

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