Malaysia, Chandigarh, Odisha and Mizoram have entered quarterfinals in the ongoing 57th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament
Government Model School from Chandigarh, NCC Directorate from Odisha and the boys from Malaysia, who are competing as a team and christened as National Football Development Programme (NFDP) topped their respective groups to enter the quarterfinals.
The first quarterfinal will be played between Chandigarh and Mizoram while in the second, NCC will take on the Malaysian squad.
The teams from Chandigarh, Odisha and Malaysia seemed had not only kept a clean slate in the league stage but also looked like the one who possessed potent weapons in their arsenals with exemplary game plans.
NCC Directorate from Odisha downed Uttrakhand 4-1 to end Uttarakhand hopes for quarter finals in Subroto Cup 2016. They began their routine onslaught with a fifth minute goal from Sameer Karketta—he scored a brace—and continued with Bekey Oram and S.K. Kalam joining to swell their total. Towards the closing stages of the game, Maharana Pratap Sports College boys reduced the margin when Lalit Singh Rawat struck in the 50th minute. The Dehradun boys, who had begun with a 1-0 win three days ago, were a disappointment this season.