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Indian colts rout Brazilian outfit to win Wales Cup

August 03, 2003 21:04 IST

Close on the heels of East Bengal's triumph in Jakarta, the Indian under-18 team earned laurels for the country by trouncing the famed Brazilian outfit Botafogo 3-0 in the final of Wales International Youth football championship, for the M M Ford Trophy in Swansea.

Vimal Periyar scored a brace and Debabrata Roy scored once as the Indian colts dominated the proceedings against the junior Botafogo team in the final, on Friday.

Periyar, a Tata Football Academy player, drew first blood in the ninth minute before Roy increased the scoreline in the 36th minute to give the Indians a 2-0 lead before the breather.

The Indians, who had edged past Hartfordshire Centre of Excellence, England, 1-0 in the semi-finals, scored their last goal in the 51st minute through Periyar.

Coached by Stephen Constantine, the Indian colts had earlier sprung a surprise by getting past junior sides of reputed foreign outfits like Dynamo Kiev, in the Milk Cup in North Ireland.

The team will return home on August 4.

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