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Mansoor Khan's 20th minute goal saw Pakistan U16 stun India U16 in the opening game of the first ever SAFF U16 Football Championship 2011 being held at Dasarath Rangsala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pakistan stun India 1-0 in SAFF U16 opener

Number 11, Mansoor Khan’s 20th minute goal saw Pakistan U16 stun India U16 in the opening game of the first ever SAFF U16 Football Championship 2011 being held at Dasarath Rangsala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Info and pics thanks to our friends at GoalNepal.Com. Pakistan now face fellow Group A rivals Maldives U16 on 3 August.

Below is live report from GoalNepal.Com

90+4 ‘ FULL TIME. What a win for Pakistan. Pakistan starts with a bang beating India 1-0. Mansoor Khan scored the match winning goal in 20th minute. thanks for being with us. We will see you tomorrow. Till then, sayonara!
90 ‘ Four minutes of added time. India has four minutes to survive the loss.
87 ‘ Another chance for India, Daniel tries to volley the shot from 20 yard distance but Sahab blocks the shot. Pakistani are now playing full defensive game.
85 ‘ Shabab makes a blunder, Laldant of India grabs the ball, he is one vs one, shoots the ball but unlucky India! Laldant hits the side pole and Pakistani goalie, Usman catches the rebounded ball.
84 ‘ Amarpreet OUT, Harmanjot Singh IN – India
Substitution     
82 ‘ Muneer OUT, Babar Ali IN – Pakistan
Substitution     
80 ‘ India are pressing hard for an equalizer, corner kick to India,Raja takes the shot, the ball goes too far away from his teammates. 10 mins left, India are trailing by a GOAL.
77 ‘ India earns a free kick, Raja Rawath is ready with the ball, curling kick, Suman Saha misses the shot and he is off side too..
77 ‘ What a shot by Laldant Sanga of India! powerful one from Pakistani D-box and you know what! world class save by Pakistani goalie, Usman Khan, good goalkeeping by Khan. Sanga looks unhappy!
75 ‘ Muhammad Zeeshan OUT, Bilal Asgham – Pakistan
Substitution     
73 ‘ Muhammad bilal gives a quick pass to Muhammad Zeeshan, good one but he is off side, what a tight marking! I can see five defenders in Pakistan defense line. Now, they must be playing to defend the 1-0 lead.
70 ‘ India misses a chance, Daniel gets a ball from Laldant, oh boy, he misses a sitter by shooting straight to the hands of goalie. India should have been 1-1 here.
68 ‘ Free kick to Pakistan, Muneer kicks the projectile shot, Mansoor gets the ball but he fouls on A kenayah.
65 ‘ Indians are pressing hard for an equalizer..
63 ‘ Jagnath OUT, Laldant Sanga – fresh striker in the field for India
Substitution     
60 ‘ Good dribbling show by Germanpreet, he beats three defenders before passing the ball to Daniel but off side! Indian are playing an attacking game in the second half.
57 ‘ Mansoor khan is injured, referee Srawan Lama calls stretcher boys to take him out of the field. Looks like “muscle cramped” case. Yes it is.
55 ‘ Indian colts have slightly improved the game in the second half, they are creating moves in the Pakistan field. Oh, Rashid and Kamalpreet collides, no serious injury for both of them. They are back to field after minor treatment.
54 ‘ Jagnath moves forward with the ball, Daniel is asking for the ball, oh, poor combination between strikers, miss pass by Jagnath. Daniel looks furious.
52 ‘ Daniel of India is booked with yellow card for a foul to Pakistan goalie, Usman Khan.
Yellow Card
50 ‘ Oh hooo! another chance for Pakistan. Mansoor Khan dribbles past two defenders and crosses the ball for Muhammand Bilal, oh, boy! Bilal is sandwiched between two Indian defenders.
48 ‘ Free kick to Pakistan, Muneer’s powerful kick is headed out from D-box by Kenyaha. Pakistan looks recharged after the break.
46 ‘ Second half starts..
45+2 ‘ HALF TIME. Pakistan are leading by a GOAL. Mansoor Khan scored in 20th minute. Stay with us for second half.
45 ‘ Two minutes of added time..
43 ‘ Sher Ali of PAkistan is booked with yellow card for a foul to Raja Rawath.
Yellow Card
42 ‘ Good shot by Mohammad Sohaib from 25 yard distance, not that powerful to beat Indian goalie, Agiapal but good attempt from the colt.
40 ‘ 40 mins gone, Pakistan are 1-0 up against India. Five minutes to go for a break.
38 ‘ Lalram is injured and is replaced by K Lalramzauua
Substitution     
36 ‘ Mohammad Sohaib OUT, Samaullah IN – Pakistan
Substitution     
35 ‘ Raja Rawath crosses the ball from right flank, Daniel goes for a header but he miscue the header. Indian Coach, Thomasx Joseph looks under pressure as he comes out from the bench and instructing his boys.
33 ‘ Mansoor khan is fouled by Kenyaha of India in left flank, referee Srawan Lama whistles for a kick, Shabab gives the ball to Muhammad Zeeshan, aww, poor header, Indian goalie, Agiapal catches it safely.
30 ‘ Nepal head coach, Graham Roberts and his girlfriend are watching the match from VIP stand. 30 mins gone, Pakistan are 1-0 up. This LIVE text update is brought to you by SMS GOAL to 5001. Send SMS GOAL to 5001.
28 ‘ Oh hoo! Pakistani goalie gives an indirect kick to India in Pakistan D-box, India has a chance to level the score. Germanpreet Singh steps in to take the shot, he curls the ball but little wide from the target.
25 ‘ Indians are trying to keep the ball possession with them. Four Pakistani defenders are looking solid.
22 ‘ Pakistani boys are playing comfortably, they are keeping the ball possession with them.
20 ‘ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Pakistan scores a GOAL! as I was saying earlier, this boy Mansoor Khan looks promising, quick ball from the mid line, Indian defense line gets confused, India goalie, Agiapal comes forward but Mansoor Khan pockets the ball into the net.. GOAL.GOAL..GOAL!!! MANSOOR KHAN 20′ Pakistan 1 India 0
GOAL Mansoor Khan
18 ‘ Mansoor Khan of Pakistan looks promising, Mohamad Bilal, another striker of the team, is supporting him very well.
16 ‘ Raja Rawath releases a quick pass up front, Indian striker, Daniel reaches to the ball beating off side trap, oh good chance, No..No.No! he is offside. Bhubon Mohan, Line 2 referee raises the flag for offside.
14 ‘ Sukhjit Singh of India shoots the ball from left flank, powerful one, Pakistani goalie, Usman Khan flies in the air!!! what a dive! but he doesn’t get the ball on his hand as the ball is curled too wide from the target.
12 ‘ Another chance for Pakistan, Manssor Khan is playing good game from the wing, shoots powerfully, Indian goalie, Agiapal punches the ball in, Muhammad Zeeshan is unmark there, oh noooo! he slips! what a chance he wastes!
10 ‘ 10 mins gone, 0-0 draw. Few hundreds spectators here at Dasrath Stadium. Hopefully, we can see more in Nepal’s matches.
9 ‘ Corner kick to India, Raja Rawata kicks the ball, Daniel goes for a header but it goes little wide from the target.
7 ‘ Counter move by Indian colts, Daniel, striker from Mizoram, curls the ball from edge of the Pakistan box, good goalkeeping by Usman Khan. Good match is going on here at Dasrath Stadium.
6 ‘ Pakistan has a chance here, Mansoor Khan dribbles past two Indian defenders and passes the ball to Muhammad Bilal, ooops! Bilal’s shot is deflected out. What a chance Pakistan team wastes here!
5 ‘ Pakistan : Usman (GK), Malik, Shahbab, Muneer, Rashid, Muhamaad, Raza, Muhammad, Sher, Muhamad Bilal, Mansoor,
4 ‘ India: Agiapal (GK), Kanyeha, Suman, Mohad Sajitya, Sukhjit, Kamalpreet, Germanpreet, Lalram, Raja, Daniel, Jagnath
3 ‘ Indians are taller than Pakistanis. Suman Saha and Mohad Sajid are almost 6 ft!
2 ‘ First corner kick of the match, Pakistan earns the kick, Mansoor’s kick goes too wide from the target Counter move, Kamalpreet Singh gets the ball in the front line but Shabba sends the ball out.
2 ‘ India are in blue while Pakistani are in white shirts.
1 ‘ Peeep! here we go. India U-16 Vs Pakistan U-16. Nepalese,Srawan Lama is the man in charge.
Hello, we are all set here. Both teams are under tunnel, ready for FIFA anthem. Here it is. Now the team photo session. Stay with us, India Vs Pakistan.
Hi, Welcome to you all. This is SAFF U-16 Championship being held in Kathmandu,Nepal. GoalNepal.com applauds the effort of ANFA for organizing this first ever tournament in Nepal. Stay with us, we will bring you an exciting LIVE text commentary of the match between India U-16 and Pakistan U-16.

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  • Abdulsidd

    Very well done by the youngsters, MashaAllah.

    The coaching staff should have asked the boys to continue playing their natural game in the second half as well, instead of going defensive. We could easily have won 2-0 if they had not gone defensive. However, this was still better than the other domestic coaches (Tariq Lutfi and Akhtar Mohiuddin) who go defensive even in the first half.

    This coaching staff is good. Although I believe that Hassan Baloch should be the head coach and Sajjad should be assistant, but this staff and squad should be kept together until the AFC U16 qualifiers.

    Really Hassan Baloch is an unsung hero. He developed most of these boys, and I believe he is again playing the major role despite being the assistant coach. He should be given a bigger role at national team level.

  • Abdulsidd

    Sher and Mansoor Khan were the only new players in the starting lineup. The remaining players were also part of the U14 team which finished 2nd place in April 2010, coached by Hassan Baloch.

    I hope that these players will be kept together in academy with this coaching staff until the U16 AFC qualifiers, and then under a foreign head coach until the U19 AFC qualifiers.

  • Amjad Khan

    This U-16 should be focused upon very closely. If not much they should be kept together until U-19 & then these sames boys to be recruited into the National Team.
    That’s how we are going to bring our local talent to the front line…
    Good work by our U-16 boys.
    I am proud of Mansoor Khan & the midfieider to created this opportunity… 4got his name… :-p