From Kohli to Mithali - How cricketers are showing support to Indian football for FIFA U17 World Cup
India will play their first FIFA World Cup match tomorrow.
The FIFA U17 World Cup is just around the corner and it will witness an Indian team playing at a FIFA event for the first time ever. The 11 teenagers who will take to the pitch tomorrow evening will create history, and wishes have been pouring in left, right and centre for this privileged generation of Indian U17 footballers.
With India taking on the USA in the Group A opener tomorrow at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, it is not long until the dream comes true. The climax of what an entire nation's wait to see an Indian football team make its bow on the global scale will be reached tomorrow.
To that end, cricketers and famous personalities have been wishing the Indian Colts luck for the U17 World Cup, and here are the Indian cricketers' show of support for the India U17 team. Indian cricket captains Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj also joined in on the act, and a popular former cricketer also shows how the FIFA U17 World Cup is uniting an entire nation for football.
More wishes are pouring in for the 21 boys who are set to watched by millions tomorrow at 8 pm. India's World Cup bow has been widely anticipated, and it is expected that the team can bank on some of the wishes of their senior cricket counterparts for inspiration towards what has been labelled an impossible task.