India announce strong 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 World Cu

India announce strong 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 World Cu

Postautor: pinkpink » 22 wrz 2017, o 06:32

India have announced the twenty one players who will represent India in their first ever FIFA tournament as Brandon Fusco Youth Jersey India get ready to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in just 15 days.
India are drawn in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana, and will face USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
"We believe that we are prepared for the FIFA U-17 World Cup," head coach Luis Norton de Matos said.
"We have worked hard and made progress, but at the same time we go directly to a high level competition against some of the best teams in the world.
"We will fight to win each match even if there is only five percent chance of winning. We will not give up and nothing is impossible in football.
Matos showed belief in the young Indian side and said that they Gerrit Cole Womens Jersey have plans to announce their arrival on the world stage.
"We plan to show the world that we are on the same page as them", Matos added.
In an effort to field a strong Obrazek team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) provided exposure tours for the India U-17s wherein the Indian Colts faced Macedonia, Serbia and Benfica amongst other teams.
The Indian Colts had also participated in a Four-Nation Tournament in Mexico where they lost against Mexico and Colombia, but held Chile to a 1-1 draw with ten-men.
"Against Chile and Macedonia, we registered good results but the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be a competition and competitions are different from friendly matches", Matos expressed.
"However, the level of the players is very high and we plan to give it our all once the World Cup kicks off", Matos quipped.
The list of the 21 selected players is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande
MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam (C), Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan
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