8 Manipuri Players in Indian Team Share Their Journey to World Cup

Watch as they all share their beginnings in the sport and dreams of the future.

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Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Boris Singh Thangjam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Jeackson Singh Thaunaojam, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Nongdamba Naorem, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba and Mohammad Shahjahan - 8 young players part of the Indian team in the Under-17 World Cup that starts on Friday.

They also have something else in common - they have together helped move the power centre of Indian football to their home state, Manipur.

In a squad of 21 players chosen from a pool of hundreds over a span of two years - these eight players have managed to have their skills help them emerge on top.

As they help India start their first-ever campaign at a World Cup, watch as they share their beginnings in the sport and their dreams of the future.

Edited by Rahul Sanpui
Video courtesy: AIFF Media

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