New Delhi: Two schools from the northeast will lock horns in the final of the Subroto Cup international football tournament — Asia’s largest youth football meet — at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Thursday.The final of the U-14 soccer tourney, to be played on National Sports Day, will witness a clash between Saidan Secondary School, Mizoram, and Unique Model Academy, Manipur. Saidan Secondray School earned their spot in the final after defeating Betkuchi High School, Assam, 2-1 in the semifinal, while Unique Model Academy beat Estiqlal School, Afghanistan, 4-2 via tie-breaker in the other last-four clash.Saidan School and Unique Model Academy have both won four games enroute the final with Hunmawia topscoring for Saidan with 13 goals and Y. Monish leading the chart for Unique with six strikes.The winner will be rewarded with Rs 3,00,000, while the runners-up will pocket a purse of Rs 1,75,000. Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary will be the chief guest for the final. footballindian footballsubroto cup First Published: August 28, 2019, 11:08 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Australia’s 1999 World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh believes India are the firm favourites to win the World Twenty20 scheduled to be held in India from March 15 to April 3.Waugh feels India will have the advantage of playing in their own backyard.”Australia is definitely in with a chance (to win the tournament), a good chance, but India right now would be pretty comfortable with where they’re sitting. The subcontinent teams on the turning slow pitches of India will probably hold a significant advantage. India are probably the firm favourites but anything is possible,” Waugh was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Saturday. Also read: Tough to beat India in World Twenty20, says Steve Smith “If you get some momentum going into the bigger games (and) one or two of your key players finding form then it is possible for any team to win that (World T20).”The 50-year-old also heaped praise on present Australia skipper Steve Smith, saying that he has done a fantastic job in the last one year.”He’s (Smith) done a really fantastic job, guys want to play with him, he leads by example and the last 12 months he really hasn’t put a foot wrong,” Waugh said.Smith’s captaincy is still in its infancy but he has an incredible record leading Australia in Test matches with seven wins, four draws and zero defeats in his first 11 Tests as skipper.