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India U-16 football team impresses against FC Koln

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The Indian U-16 football team has played out a 2-2 draw with German side FC Koln's U-17 team in a friendly match.

FC Koln, who clinched the U-17 Bundesliga (West region) twice, started off on a brilliant note in Cologne on Wednesday as they found the net within first five minutes of the game via a penalty, an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release said.

The Indian boys then slugged it out and restored parity after 20 minutes.

Following the equaliser, the Indians took control of the proceedings and dictated the flow of the game in the first half.

After the break, Koln went ahead in the 49th minute. But the determination of the Indian boys ensured a late equaliser to level the final scoreline.