Vastavam web: The Indian football team had its first training session today after arriving here for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, under the watchful eyes of head coach Luis Norton de Matos.The boys, who arrived here yesterday from Goa, went through the paces at the Conscient Football grounds at neighbouring Gurgaon, as they started their preparations for the opening match against United States of America on October 6.
De Matos emphasized on tactical training along with focus on set pieces among other technical matters. The players looked to be high on confidence as they followed the drills on the guidance of the head coach and other technical staff.India have been drawn in Group A with USA, Colombia and Ghana. Colombia, the first team to arrive in India, were also undergoing a practice session at the same training ground.
India play USA on October 6, before locking horns with Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and 12 respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital.”A unique moment is upon us. It is an amazing moment in Indian football’s history and everyone associated with it should be proud of it,” said de Matos.