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Nine-a-Side Football Association Goa U-15 boys team claimed second runners-up finish at 9th Sub Junior U-15 Boys Nationals, organised by Nine-a-Side Football Federation of India and hosts Nine-a-Side Tamil Nadu Football Association at Tirupur.
After losing to Telangana 1-0 and winning 1-0 against Puducherry, Goa qualified second in their group for the knock-out stage. After winning their quarter-finals 3-0, Goa lost the semi-finals against West Bengal 1-2 on penalties. However, the State team clinched the second runners-up position with a 2-0 win over Telangana.
Goa team: Shaheed Yellaputy (goalkeeper), Nathan Dias (captain), Akash Gawas (vice-captain), Raj Vishwajeet Rane, Joven Fernandes, Mahmamad Nabi, Kyle Urico Gaspar, Arjun Aroskar, Tejus Gawas, Neil Gaad, Ramnath Parab, Ratnam Phondekar, Amogh Naik, Heramb Sinari, Vasudev Naik, Kavish Malik; coach - Joao Paulo Dos Santos; manager - Tushar Bhagat; secretary- Smpada Gaad.