Socca World Cup: India loses to Russia

The Indian team, coached by the iconic I. M. Vijayan, went down 5-1 to Russia in their Group F clash at the Socca World Cup in Crete, Greece.

The Indian team at the Socca6 World Cup in Crete, Greece.   -  Instagram @internationalsoccafed

The Indian team, coached by the iconic I. M. Vijayan, went down 5-1 to Russia in its opening match at the Socca World Cup in Crete, Greece, on Sunday.

Former India striker Raman Vijayan found the back of the net, but the Russians prevailed in the 40-minute six-a-side contest. India has been grouped alongside Russia, Moldova, Peru and Spain in Group F.

The 14-member Indian team consists of former India internationals including Vijayan, Climax Lawrence, Micky Fernandes, Samir Subash Naik and Suresh Muttath.

The side will next be in action when it faces Peru on October 15. The matches can be streamed live on https://soccafederation.com/

Indian team in full: I. M. Vijayan, Raman Vijayan, Climax Lawrence, Suresh Muttath, Samir Subash Naik, Micky Fernandes, Abhijit Ghosh, Vatsal Bhatia, Siddharth Singh, Mohammed Umar Aslam Bajaria, Shorya Baliyan, Anto Sagayaraj, Anupam Vishwakarma, Shaikh Inayathulla Sahib.

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