Shillong, Jun 5: Meghalaya won their opening match in the football event of the Khelo India Youth Games 1-0 against hosts Haryana today.

Fashioning Syngkli scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute, coach Jeffery Warlarpih informed.

Meghalaya are in Group B of the eight-team football event. They will next face Karnataka at 4PM on Tuesday before taking on West Bengal at 9AM on Thursday. The top two teams from each group will progress to the semifinals.

Meghalaya are also taking part in athletics, judo, swimming and boxing at the Games.

Meghalaya football squad:
Teibok Nongrum, Fashioning Syngkli, Kenny Noel Sangma, Glennys Lynrah, Arlangki Nongsiej, Chibaitki Pamthied, Pyrkhat Janai Kharkongngor, Colin Salmon Lyngdoh, Batskhemlamng Jyrwa, Badonkupar Shadap, Dathrangki O Sutong, Adam A Sangma, Ricky Chyne, Baby Sunday Marngar, Devian Ronaldson Lyngdoh Nonglait, Easter Ch Sangma, Moonstar Nongsiej, Wanteilang Malngiang, Jeffery Warlarpih (coach), Beneslaus Khyriem (manager)

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