Seven East Zone teams make it to knockouts in RFYS Football Finals

While seven teams from the East Zone have confirmed their spot, Goa have staked their claim with one team in semis of the RFYS Football Finals

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A record seven teams from East Zone confirmed their spot in the semi-finals of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) 2019-20 National Football Finals. On the final day of the group stages, Titaguri High School from Assam became the first team in season four’s finals to score twelve goals in a game here at the Reliance Corporate Park Ground in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai.

Maidangshri Narzary scored eight herself against their Dehradun opponents as the team from Kokrajhar will now face Nilmani English School from Imphal in an all-East Zone affair in the final four. St Joseph’s from Rohtak topped Group B in the School Girl’s category with a 6-0 win.

It will be another face-off between Assam and Manipur as the youngest athletes of the tournament from Betkuchi High School, Guwahati and The Unique Model Academy, Imphal lock horns in the Sub Junior semi-finals. Progress High School are the sole survivors from Goa in the tournament in this category, which has been introduced this season onwards.

Both Shillong College and Indore Christian College progressed into the knockouts after an entertaining goal-fest, which ended 7-2 in favour of the Meghalaya side. Both await their semi-final opponents in the College Boys category from the late kick-off on New Year’s Day.

Confirmed Semi-final fixtures: 

Sub Junior Boys

  • Govt Model High School Sector 36 (Chandigarh) vs Progress High School (Goa)
  • The Unique Model Academy (Imphal) vs Betkuchi High School (Guwahati)

Junior Boys 

  • H Elias Memorial School (Shillong) vs ASC Boys Sports School (Bengaluru)
  • Maharana Pratap Sports College (Dehradun) vs Govt Oriental HS (Edathanattukara, Kerala)

Senior Boys

  • Shillong College HS (Shillong) vs Mamta Model SSS (Delhi)
  • MSP HSS (Kozhikode) vs ASC Boys Sports School (Bengaluru)

School Girls

  • Titaguri High School (Kokrajhar, Assam) vs Nilmani English School (Imphal)
  • St. Joseph’s International School (Rohtak) vs Govt Girls HSS (Namakkal, Tamil Nadu)
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