Get set to know your Indian U-17 team
A confident Amarjit Singh Kiyam is all set to lead the first ever World Cup Soccer team from India. This is for the first time India will play at any soccer World Cup and the Manipuri midfielder who was unanimously elected by his team members, is confident to put up a grand show. He knows the odds though, he knows most of his team-mates like him come from very modest backgrounds, even from poor families living on the streets. They have challenged poverty all their life, and now are set to challenge well-known teams from across the world at the World Cup. On paper, India is the weakest team. Yet Amarjit believes, in football history can always be created,like Leicester City’s fairytale triumph in the Premier League.
While, Prabsukhan Gill always thought he is suited for the role of a defender and during many a match sat in the reserve bench acting as the substitute for the Indian U-17 football team. But he was noticed at last by his coach in Chandigarh and asked to try a hand at goal-keeping. Needless to say, he did it so well, that he is all set to protect the goal-post of the Indian team at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. As a kid, defending came naturally to Gill. He attracted attention for his ability to thwart tricky strikers. His height gave him an obvious advantage. Watch out for these brave boys!