The idea of being a footballer was not in anyone. But surprisingly they are the confidence of the Indian team in the U-17 World Cup! The Indian team is preparing for the tournament in Goa at the moment.
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For the past two years, the Indian Football Federation has selected footballers for the national team for U-17 World Cup.What was the criteria for choosing those footballer? One of the trials that took place in Bengal was done by former India captain Debjit Ghosh. He said, “The Youth World Cup will be held in October of 2017. So footballers should be less than seventeen during the tournament. Two, physical structure will be like playing at the international level. So having good height footballers got priority. Three, good knowledge of basic football. That means heading, passing skills, evaluation capability. We initially chose 40 footballers in the first half of the season. ”
Anwar Ali, who is more than six feet tall in Jalandhar, is one of the most trusted defenders in India. Anwar’s dream was to be an all-rounder as a cricketer he started. But father wanted his boy to be an established footballer. He forced the boy to enroll at the Mahilpul Academy in Punjab at the age of eight. Anwar took away his attention as a striker in a short time. In under-17 Indian team he was also selected in the trials. After that for the height and physical structure, Anwar’s position changed as coach Luis Norton de Matos wanted. Defender from a striker. India’s defender Sandesh Jhingan‘s fan Anwar, however, said that if the team needs he will play anywhere.
Goalkeeper Dhiraj Singh came from Manipur to Kalyani and gave a trial. Under the U-17 national team trials, Dhiraj snatched away the eye of the selectors. “No longer have any regrets for leaving Badminton now”, he said. Baris Singh Thangjam of Manipur also left the badminton to pick up football.
Captain Suresh Singh was the goalkeeper. But in the midfield of the national team, this boy from Manipur is now the main footballer. Another midfielder Jackson Singh of Manipur and the Komal Thahar of Sikkim joined football while learning the mixed martial art. Maharashtra’s Sourav Meher was the promising swimmer. Now, of course, football is his meditation-knowledge. Lalenmaya wanted to be a basketball player in past.
Team announcement on 21 September :
Last coach Adan expelled for the controversy. Instead, Norton took the responsibility of the Indian U-17 team. Right now he is preparing for the final moments in Goa with 27 footballers. He is practicing in the 4-4-2 formation. Selecting 21 from them, Norton will announce team for U-17 World Cup next Thursday.
Group formation :
Schedule of u-17 World Cup 2017 :
For the Indian team the group stage matches starts from October 6.
- India vs United States
- India vs Colombia
- India vs Ghana
Get the squad list of Indian Team here: India’s 21 member squad announced.
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