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PSG to open academy in India

Shankar Das
4.63K   //    16 May 2014, 16:12 IST

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French champions Paris Saint Germain are set to open their first academy in India in July, according to a PTI report. The academy will be based in the Delhi NCR region.

France World Cup winner and PSG coach Laurent Blanc told PTI, “Well, the goal of the academy is to get the people to know French football and try to develop youth football in India.

“But the academy more strongly has a social objective to allow the young players of India and may be, the kid in need to know social success through football and we are pretty sure that academy will bring such a thing forward.”

Speaking further about PSG’s plans in India, the former centre-back stated, “India is a great country, great population, very strong youth population. So sports has to be present. Football is the most popular sports in the world. Therefore, I am not really surprised that India decides to open up to football and that’s why I`m really happy at the launch of PSG academy in India.

“I think it’s a good thing for French football to open up to India and gain some interest in India and most importantly it`s a very good thing for the youth of the country.”

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