J&K Draw 0-0 Against Rajasthan In Santosh Trophy

SRINAGAR- The Jammu & Kashmir football team missed a golden opportunity to move closer to the next round of 76th Santosh Trophy after drawing 0-0 against Rajasthan on Monday.

J&K are now third in the Group 2 standings, with 4 points from 3 matches. Mizoram and Kerala top the table with 3 wins from 3. J&K will now have to win both their remaining matches against Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to at least have a chance of staying in the competition.

In the match played at EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Kerala, J&K head coach Satpal Singh Kala stuck to his guns with a 5-3-2 formation against Rajasthan, with J&K Bank boys Aakif Reshi and Adnan Ayoub leading the charge. Kala made 5 changes in the second half, but J&K failed to capitalize on their chances.

J&K next play Kerala on January 5, before taking on Andhra Pradesh on January 7.

Jammu & Kashmir Starting XI: 1) Furqan Ahmad Dar (GK) 3) Zahid Yousif 6) Hyder Yousuf 7) Mohammad Inam 9) Furqan Nabi Zargar 10) Aakif Javaid 11) Adnan Ayub (C) 12) Farhan Ganai 13) Faisal Maqsood Thakur 15) Dimple Bhagat 20) Urfan Hamid Bhat.

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