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The 1956 Melbourne Olympics is considered to be India’s best performance in a global event. Where did the team finish?

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The 1956 Melbourne Olympics is considered to be India’s best performance in a global event. Where did the team finish?
posted Mar 26 by Sumeet Vyas

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India achieved a memorable win in Olympic football. They destroyed the hosts Australia 4-2 to enter the Olympic semi-finals and became the first Asian nation to reach the last four. Centre forward Neville D’Souza scored a hat-trick (the first Asian to achieve this feat in the Olympics).

The Indian playing eleven in the 3-5-2 formation on that historic day at Melbourne was as follows:

Goalkeeper: Peter Thangaraj (Hyderabad/Services)

Defenders: S.K. Azizuddin (Hyderabad), S.A. Salaam (Hyderabad), SA Latif (Hyderabad).

Midfielders: Kempiah (Bengal), Noor Mohammed (Hyderabad).

Forwards: P.K. Banerjee (Bihar/Railways), Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee (Bengal), Neville D’Souza (Bombay), J. Kittu (Bengal) and Kannayan (Bengal).

answer Mar 27 by Abu Anam
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