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Know Your Team: India’s 21-Man Under-17 World Cup Squad

The full roster of the Indian Under-17 World Cup team.

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India started their Under-17 World Cup campaign on Friday and even though the team lost 3-0 to USA, the spirited teens still made an impact with the fight they gave their much experienced opponents.

Unlike most of the teams who are playing in the Under-17 World Cup, India does not boast of a squad that has players who have been nurtured to play international football from a young age. Instead, most of the 21 players in the Indian jersey were scouted from their neighbourhood clubs and talent hunt programs. So much so that the team was put together just two years back.

Now with that context, is it not amazing the fight the young stars showed even in defeat to a team that boasts of players who are part of junior teams of the Major League Soccer?

Be proud India. Oh, and watch the video to see where the 21 stars come from.

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