Bring Greater Laurels, Modi Tells India U-17 World Cup Squad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian squad that took part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday and urged them to win greater laurels for the country in future.
The U-17 squad became the first Indian team to take part in a football World Cup in any age group when the country hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup from October 6-28.
However, they did not enjoy a successful campaign, losing all three of their Group A matches to the US, Ghana and Colombia.
But Jeakson Singh became the first Indian to score in a World Cup at any level when he headed in the only goal of the campaign against Colombia.
Modi also urged people to make sports a part of their daily routine.
he told the footballers.
The Prime Minister said Jeakson’s goal against Colombia was the .