Subroto Cup: Ukraine start with big win

All the boys are from Kiev and this is only their second outing abroad. Hailing from conditions where current conditions are below 6 degrees celcius, playing in India is an experience in itself for them.

updated: October 10, 2013 19:25 IST
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New Delhi: Troeschina School of Ukraine started their campaign in style with a 8-0 drubbing of PP Savani Chaitanya Vidhyalaya, Sankul, Gujarat in their opening match in the U-17 Boys' category at the 54th Subroto Cup here on Thursday.

The Ukraine team dominated proceeding from beginning to end, with Gujarat hardly getting a shot at the rival goal. Gomeniuk and Dmytro scored a hat-trick each for the winners.

Troeschina are the firm favourites to win the U-17 title, having won the UNICEF Cup in Spain recently. Most of the boys in the squad hail from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and their education and football training are taken care of by Troeschina.

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