India has been known to be a country where cricket is loved, played and enjoyed the most for decades. But in the recent years, the situation has taken a turn and the people have eventually started enjoying and supporting football. Well, India too has a Football team which is going to feature itself in U-17 FIFA World cup for the first time in its footballing history. What makes them even more cherishable and historic is the fact that India is also hosting this league.source
Indian U-17 Football coach Luis Norton de Matos knows the impending challenge and also believes in the ability of the players to take down any champion side. The set of 21 players are ready to create history and get their names etched by representing India in the memorable event. Out of those masterpieces.
Here are 5 Indian players to watch out for at the FIFA U-17 world cup 2017:-
1 )Aniket Jadhav – Strikersource
Aniket is one of the most prominent talents in the Indian side who has been the talk of the town with his eye catchy football skills. The young talents found his way from Kolhapur to becoming the forward striker for the Indian team. The rising player not only has a way with his foot in creating opportunities but also takes the game towards a win by creating ample chances for his teammates as well. There is a huge probability of India exhibiting an extreme performance if Jadhav makes the maximum use of his swift foot.
2 )Sanjeev Stalin- Defender:-source
The dead ball specialist from Bengaluru is one of the greatest assets for the Indian team. He would be playing the main role if India has to win the matches and create an impact. The coach of the Indian team, de Matos would surely be assisting Sanjeev to adopt the aggressive role and sending the deliveries to goal. We had seen a piece of his master skill while sending a free kick to the nets in U-16 championships against the United Arab Emirates.
3 ) Amarjit Singh Kiyam- midfielder source: youtube
Amarjit Singh is well known for his attacking abilities as well as his expertise in defending. This dual attribute makes him an opposing player to rule the midfield. He was selected as to captain the Indian side by the teammates which depicts his quality and trust of the teammates in him. People have witnessed Amarjit’s leadership skills ever since he stepped into the U-17. He is a very quiet and sober person and lets his teammates play their game freely and asks them to dominate their part of the field. Well, that smart captaincy from the captain cool of Football.
4 ) Komal Thatal- midfielder: –source: youtube
Komal Thatal’s ability to score goals speaks volume of his skills. Currently, the Sikkim is the leading goal scorer for the U-17 team with total 9 goals. He would surely look a threat to the opponent teams owing to his swiftness, agility and the dribbling skills. Komal Thatal regards the Brazilian football player Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) as his idol.
5 ) Dheeraj Singh-goalkeeper:- source
When it comes to goalkeeping duties, Dheeraj is automatically the first choice of the coach owing to his long experience. The Manipur boy has been on the top of the lists since last year’s AFC U-16 Championships. His ability to and experience of facing and coming against the big teams is what one can vouch for. He is the toughest barrier and a quick goal hinderer for the opposing teams that they ever face in football.
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