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Jharkhand, Mizoram advance to semifinals

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Kolkata, Feb 18 (PTI) Mizoram thrashed Bihar 11-2 intheir last group match to storm into the semi-finals of theCoca Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy football meet for under-16Boys, at the Khardah Stadium in Kolkata.

Defending champions Jharkhand became the second team toenter the last-four stage after they hammered Tamil Nadu 8-0in their last and final group league encounter at the BarasatStadium here.

Mizoram''s R Laldanmawia found the target on sevenoccasions while Ramengmawia scored thrice, before VincentLalrindika completed the rout.

Dignath Khaddar bagged a hat-trick while Syed SohaibAhmed and Dwang Liana scored twice for Jharkhand. DineshBhagat was the other scorer for the reigning champions.

Chandigarh finished on a high, but failed to book asemi-final berth despite earning a hard-fought 3-1 victoryover Maharashtra in a Group A tie.

In the final match of the day, Karnataka edged pastPunjab 3-2 in an inconsequential Group C encounter.

Jharkhand will take on either Orissa or Goa, winner ofGroup B, while Mizoram are most likely to lock horns withhosts West Bengal in the semi-finals, to be played on February21 at the Mohun Bagan ground.

Story first published: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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