No enthusiasm over this amazing victory!Even thrity years ago, football was the main sports of India after hockey and kabaddi. Thousands of spectators thronged the football grounds all over India. Football players were the real stars. But nowadays illogical cricket craze has overcome all sports. Otherwise, how else can we explain this fact? The Indian U-17 team have defeated the Italian U-17 team 2-0 in a friendly match n Italy. India struck once in both halves to seal the first win in the exposure tour of Europe that they have undertaken ahead of the U-17 World Cup in October, 2017. Abhijit Sarkar gave India the lead in the 31st minute. India then pushed for a second goal but Italy managed to keep them out and keep the deficit to one goal at half time. Rahul scored another goal in the 80th minute of the match. India finally won 2-0. throughout the match, India was in a dominant position.
We don't see any discussion about this historic victory. Could we ever imagine that Indian team can defeat Italy in Italy itself? But the newspapers only mentioned this at small corners of the newspapers.
Can we motivate our young players in this manner? After all, they are going to play U-17 Football world Cup in October of this year!