Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 1
Game Details
Lokomotiv Moscow
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Orlando City SC
New York Red Bulls
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
12:30 AM UTC May 7, 2016
Game Details
2:30 AM UTC May 7, 2016
Game Details
Hebei China Fortune FC
Henan Jianye
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Balestier Khalsa
Game Details

Leicester highlight Everton failings


Jets' Papas to coach Indian youth soccer

A post-season trip to the Indian sub-continent has resulted in Newcastle Jets' youth league coach Arthur Papas being offered the Indian under-22 head coaching role.

Papas was delighted to accept the opportunity to continue his development as a coach overseas and to be involved in Indian football at a time of great change.

"I'm only 32, and it's a very exciting time to be involved in Indian football. I think it is very important for my coaching education to coach across Asia," Papas said.

"With a huge population, FIFA is very keen to grow the game there... I'm very keen to show what I can offer."

It will be a whirlwind couple of weeks for Papas as he goes into camp with the Indian side on June 1 in Dubai.

The squad have organised a 10-day training camp at the quarters of UAE club Al-Wasl who are coached by Diego Maradona and hope to organise a friendly match against the Argentine's team as preparation for their AFC under-22 Asian Cup qualifying campaign beginning next month.

Following the tournament in Oman Papas will continue coaching the side in the domestic I-League where they play as the Pailan Arrows.

"The fact that the players play together in the national domestic league is a positive for Indian football," Papas said.

Papas who has a track record of developing young talent is under no illusions about the challenge that awaits him on the sub-continent.

"India is not the strongest in world football right now, but there is a lot of talent in the players over there and coaching them technically is a work in progress.

"Indian football is undergoing a change of philosophy about how they play the game.

"In a way, they're in a very similar position to where Australia was a few years ago when we were trying to implement a national system.

"Down the track, if we do well in the (Asian Cup) qualifying matches, I may even get the chance to coach against Australia."


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.