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With just eight days left to go for FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, the biggest footballing event India has ever witnessed, India keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu hoped that the hosts will make the right use of the opportunity, and wished that he had such a platform.
In an interview to AIFF, Gurpreet said, “It’s a great honour for us as a country and footballers and football lovers to have something like the World Cup happening in our nation. We need to make the most of this opportunity!”
With six venues across the nation hosting the matches, the infrastructure has been revamped and modernised according to FIFA guidelines on a massive scale. But Sandhu thinks it should also encourage the fans to turn up at the games and hopefully spread the desired awareness, “I think the modernisation of the infrastructure will be a plus no doubt, but I hope that it also educates the Indian population about the game even more.”
Calling the Indian U-17 team lucky to have this opportunity, “I think the boys are very lucky to have an opportunity like this. I wish I had such a platform. It will certainly help them to develop their careers. I hope they use it in the right way. I wish all the luck to them.”