Left Menu
Development News Edition

India, Romania U17 women's team play out 3-3 draw in friendly game

India U17 women's team played out a 3-3 draw against Romania in a friendly match that took place at Turkler, Turkey on Sunday.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 16-02-2020 21:46 IST | Created: 16-02-2020 21:46 IST
India, Romania U17 women's team play out 3-3 draw in friendly game
India U17 women's football team (Photo/Indian Football Team Twitter). Image Credit: ANI

India U17 women's team played out a 3-3 draw against Romania in a friendly match that took place at Turkler, Turkey on Sunday. Mariyammal Balamurugan scored a brace for India, with Sumati Kumari scoring the third goal for head coach Thomas Dennerby's team.

The first half began with both teams battling it out to seize the initiative, with Sumati asking a lot of questions of the Romanian defence. In the 15th minute, she raced into the penalty area but was denied by a last-second interception.

A similar opportunity cropped up in the 27th minutes after she latched on to a through-pass from Anju but saw her effort being blocked. The opening goal for India finally came in the 40th minute, with Mariyammal breaking the deadlock. Anju found Sumati in the penalty area, who flicked it to Mariyammal -- who made no mistake with the finish.

However, at the stroke of half-time, Borodi Adina equalised for Romania by converting a cross from the wings. The second half saw India push for the go-ahead goal and in the 57th minute, Mariyammal added another to her tally. Sunita Munda put in a grounded cross from the right flank and Mariyammal was on hand to slot the ball into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Just six minutes later, Sunita turned provider yet again -- this time for Sumati -- putting in another centre from the right, which was tapped home. India continued to move the ball in the Romanian final third but in the 78th minute, Romania pulled one goal back through a direct free-kick taken by Mirea Roxana.

With seven minutes to go Romania scored through Borodi Adina, who headed in the equaliser. The match ended with the scoreline reading 3-3. The two teams will face off for their second friendly match on Wednesday, February 19. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Diya Jalao for COVID 19: How Modi put Power Grids and power warriors at risk?

While Prime Minister Narendra Modis staunch supporters are busy in search of hidden science behind the sudden announcement of 9minutes9pm campaign but his ignorance of the actual science has put the nation in another danger. The scientists ...

Energy markets post-COVID 19: Recovery may take time, transition to continue

As oil markets have crashed, the experts believe the oil prices will come down drastically and continue making the energy transition a financial burden for many economies for a couple of years.  However, the market alone was never...

'Diya jalao' for COVID 19: Modi needs to practice his teachings and control fake news on social media

In his video message to the nation on Friday the Prime Minister talks about peoples collective power to win the invincible. However, he has made no concreate efforts to win over the confidence and represent the collective power of the polit...

Tourism post-COVID 19: Lessons learned, out-of-box strategies to ensure the revival

In the pre-COVID 19 period the tourism industry was seen with much hope throughout the world. However, the COVID 19 pandemic has completely paralysed the tourism industry and its dependent sectors. The tourism industry in the post-COVID 19 ...

Videos

Latest News

BRIEF-United Airlines COO Says Starting On April 5 Co Will Temporarily Reduce Flying Schedules To And From Newark And Laguardia

UNITED AIRLINES COO SAYS STARTING ON APRIL 5, CO WILL TEMPORARILY, BUT SIGNIFICANTLY, REDUCE FLYING SCHEDULES TO AND FROM NEWARK AND LAGUARDIA UNITED AIRLINES COO SAYS WILL MAINTAIN PAY, BENEFITS OF ALL LOCAL EMPLOYEES SCHEDULED TO WORK IN...

COVID-19: People beat lockdown blues with online skill development courses

In search of ways to engage themselves, people have opted for e-world where various free online courses are being offered to enhance their talents when they are forced to spend time inside four walls due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Babitha Ma...

Report: Browns interested in DE Clowney

The Cleveland Browns have shown interest in free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, ESPN reported on Saturday. Per the report, some around the league believe the Browns had been closer to a deal than other suitors for Clowney, who has no...

Suspected cartel shootout kills 19 in northern Mexico

A shootout between suspected drug cartel hitmen has killed 19 people in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the state government said on Saturday, in one of the countrys worst outbreaks of gang violence this year.Theyre two criminal gro...

Give Feedback