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Derrick Pereira named coach of India U-23 football team

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Derrick Pereira was Wednesday named head coach of the India U-23 team for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qualifiers slated to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from March 22.

Besides India, the other teams in the group are Tajikistan and Pakistan.

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Pereira, who is the technical director of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa, will be in charge of the preparatory camp in Goa which kicks-off from March 2.

“The team will also be playing a friendly match against Qatar U-23 National side in Doha on March 11,” the All India Football Federation said.

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National Team Director Abhishek Yadav, also a former Indian captain, said, “The experience of Derrick Pereira as a coach will be important for our team. The preparatory camp will be followed by a practice match against Qatar U-23 which will be a huge test.”

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