Football News India Under 20 football team returns home, welcomed by emphatic fans

first_imgThe Indian teams defeated Argentina 2-1in their last match of the COTIF Cup in Spain where Deepak Tangri opened the scoresheet for the Men in Blue before Aniket Jadhav was shown a red card in the second half. However, Anwar Ali’s strike in the second half put India 2-0 up against Argentina, who are considered the most successful team in the history of U-20 World Cup.ALSO READ: Transfer News: Real Madrid sign Thibaut Courtois in €35 million dealThe Argentina U-20 team scored in the 72nd minute and smashed the crossbar in the additional time, but failed to break the resilient Indian team, who ended the tournament on a high.The team is scheduled to visit Croatia for another tournament later in 2018. New Delhi: The Indian Under-20 football team that marked its name in the history books by beating Argentina in the COTIF Cup arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Friday.The victorious lads were welcomed by the energetic and passionate fans with placards bearing words of praise and #InquilabEIndianFootball for the young team.The welcome was passionately led by the members Blue Pilgrims, who also welcomed the Indian Football Women’s team returning home after participating in the COTIF Cup.ALSO READ: Hima Das signs up with sports management firmThe players who returned back wholeheartedly appreciated the move by taking photographs and selfies with the fans. “When we went to Spain, our main aim was to gain more respect for Indian football the moment we came back to our land after winning the match. Now, a lot of people will notice Indian football,” one of the players told the news agency ANI.Here is how the fans welcomed the Indian team:center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Rick Roitman hired to be the new Wellington head basketball coach

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Rick Roitman has been hired as the Wellington head boys basketball coach, replacing Brian Buchanan, who took the athletic director’s job at Goddard High School.Rick RoitmanRoitman was hired Monday evening in a Wellington school board meeting that was moved from Thursday.Roitman has been an assistant at Wellington since 2007 under Buchanan, who headed up the WHS varsity program since 2003.Roitman’s wife, Jo, is currently running for state representative of the 116th District.Roitman’s dad, Nathan Roitman, was a long time basketball coach for Central and Southeast High School in Kansas City in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.“I think I attended my first basketball game in my mom’s womb,” Roitman joked. “I was always around the game of basketball in North Kansas City.”Roitman was an outstanding high school athlete, and would go on to play basketball at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City in 1971-72. He would eventually get into coaching and was an assistant coach at William Jewell, a four-year liberal arts college in Liberty, Mo. He ran the junior varsity program from 1973-75 and assisted on the varsity level.Roitman then joined the U.S. Navy, where he spent the bulk of his career, retiring in 1997.He coached basketball off and on in the military and was a referee in Virginia.After his retirement, he would work in the corporate world before retiring in 2007 and moving to Winfield, to be close to his family. Carmen Hatfield, his step daughter, is currently a high school counselor and Adam Hatfield is a high school principal at USD 353.“My wife was babysitting their children everyday so we decided to move over to Wellington in 2012,” Roitman said.Roitman said his philosophy is defense comes first.“You have to play defense, or you will not play for me,” Roitman said. “Great fundamental defense leads to offense.”Roitman takes over a program that reached the sub-state championship game after going 11-11 last season.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 213 weeks ago I want signed signatures for this story. Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Austin Lloyd · 213 weeks ago Loved playing for this guy, great hire! Congrats Rick! Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Terry Deschaine · 213 weeks ago Excellent choice. Good luck, Rick. Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Darin Miller · 213 weeks ago All the best. Good luck. Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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