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Would like to create history, says India U-17 coach Matos

06 Octubre 2017, 08:38 | Faron Santos

Would like to create history, says India U-17 coach Matos


The West African nation will feature for the first time in the U-17 World Cup after an absence of 10 years, thanks to their runners-up spot finish in the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations which concluded earlier this year.

This FIFA U-17 World Cup is set to make history as it will be the first FIFA competition in India. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the tournament to 32 teams as of 2019.

A cricket score drubbing and all the euphoria over hosting a FIFA World Cup would die down nearly as soon as it sparked up. The Indians must be proud of the quality of this team in India.

The tournament will see 24 teams vying for the World Cup. Nigeria also failed to qualify for the World Cup twice in succession in 1997 and 1999.

India makes its debut in a football tournament of truly global appeal only because it happens to be the host.

"Our U-17 boys are taking part in the U-17 FIFA World Cup which starts on October 6. It is hard I know, but what I am trying to prove that once given same experience, Indian footballers can evolve and play at highest level", he said.

The world's most popular sport will seek a foothold in India's vast, cricket-oriented and largely untapped market through the Fifa Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off with a double header here on Friday.

Meanwhile, Japan coach today made it clear that local weather will not be a problem for his team.

The coach stressed on the need of having a good defence to chalk out a result against US and for that matter the whole tournament. It honestly does not matter.

The idea being that there is a smooth progression from scouting to training in age group teams to the senior national side. There have been dissenting noises about everything right from how the team was assembled to how the seats at the stadium are still dusty, and these will escalate when everyone realises that Indian football still has light years to travel to catch up with world standards. The whole team has to defend.

A man of few words, Anwar Ali mostly lets his play on the pitch do the talking.

De Matos not only brought his Portuguese influence style of play where he gives more importance to ball possession, he insisted on exposure tours to be held in Portugal. Nor is this team a proven world beater.

Friday is all about the fact that an Indian team is playing the World Cup for the first time ever. Not many are in the know as to who will start for the India U17 team as well. The negative thing is that they need to built the possibility to score.

The support that we are getting from the Indian industry is truly heartening.

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