FIFA U-17 World Cup: We’re not afraid of tough opponents, says India captain Amarjit – India will face USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively.
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India is not afraid to take on tough opponents in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, Indian captain Amarjit Singh has said.
The first Indian captain to lead a team in a FIFA world cup event, Amarjit said that his players have worked extremely hard in the last couple of years.
“Under the new Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos we have learnt a lot of new things. The foreign tour has also helped us to be mentally tough against tough opponents. And now we are not afraid to play against the tough opponents,” said Amarjit.
India have been placed in Group A in the FIFA U-17 World Cup alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana.
The hosts 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.
“Our plan is to put the best foot forward for the upcoming tournament and play good matches. We have worked really hard and are capable of playing well. We can build good image of out team in the next few weeks during the tournament,” said the skipper.
The Indian team will leave for New Delhi Wednesday afternoon.
(With PTI Inputs)