Team India has spent 14 Crore on their preparation in three years by Playing 84 matches in 18 different countries. Team has traveled 3 lac 20 thousand kilometers in three years for learning and getting experience of playing in different Climate & Condition.
Current Team India’s 21 players are selected among 14 thousand players. That’s why this year Indian team is playing with lot off expectations and surely they will surprise by their performance in World Cup 2017.
First time Under-17 FIFA World Cup is organizing in India and Finally the wait is over. 24 Teams are participating in this tournament, In which India’s match is very first day with America. Luís Norton de Matos the head coach of Indian football team is very confident and have lot off with Indian Under-17 team. For preparation this team played 84 matches in 18 different countries in which they won 39 matches in last three years.
Team India is in Group-A with America, Colombia and Ghana. and India’s first match is with America on 6th October first day of the tournament. Chief Operating Officer and Director Of Scouting of AIFF ( All India Football Federation) Mr. Abhishek Yadav said that after his appointment in 2014. he seen trial of 14 thousand players out of which current 21 Under-17 football players were selected. According to reports AIFF spent almost 14 crore rupees for the preparation and to provide International exposure to our players.
Last Time, When India Was the Host of FIFA Tournament :-
Last time, When India got the opportunity to host the FIFA World Cup Tournament was in 2013 and It was of Under-14. That time AIFF decided to build a team that can fight with other International Teams. and than AIFF pick the Under-14 players from each and every district of India and started grooming them.
The list of the 21 selected players follows below:-
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, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan
FORWARDS: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav