FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Will Fight It Out; Come, Support Us, Says Indian Midfielder Komal Thatal

Member of Indian football team is mentally and physically ready for the FIFA World Cup, starting on October 6
FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Will Fight It Out; Come, Support Us, Says Indian Midfielder Komal Thatal
FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Will Fight It Out; Come, Support Us, Says Indian Midfielder Komal Thatal
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2017-10-05T11:37:15+0530

Indian under-17 team’s fleet-footed midfielder Komal Thatal might be looking to emulate his wonder goal against Brazil in the BRICS Championship last year, though he is not promising anything right now, a day before India begin their campaign in the U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 6.

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When the Indian U-17s step on to the pitch on October 06, it will be a historic moment for Indian football.

It will be a big and historic moment for not only Indian Football, but for each and every Indian. This will be India’s first ever participation in a FIFA World Cup and we expect the nation to get behind us and cheer for us. Come, support us, fill the stadiums as this (FIFA U-17) World Cup is not only ours; it is every Indian’s.

How prepared is the team?

We are prepared, mentally and physically. We are raring to go and at the moment there is a lot of excitement in the camp. Everyone wants the next few days to fly by and arrive on match day.

How fares the USA challenge?

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We respect every team in our group, but we are ready to face them and give them a hard fight.  We will give it our best on the pitch and will fight until the last breath.

Can we see a repeat of the Brazil goal against USA from you?

I cannot promise that but we play as a team, we win as a team, we lose as a team. Our strength lies in unity and if I can help my team by scoring a goal then so be it. But at the end of the day, it is unity that counts and not individuality.

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