Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the first Indian footballer to play in an Europa League tie, has hailed the overseas scouting portal to locate more talent for the Indian team which will take part in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup next year.
He said that it is a really good initiative by the AIFF and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. I understand the intent is to find potential players who can represent India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Gurpreet who captained India to a 4-1 win in the last friendly against Puerto Rico in Mumbai lauded former India striker Abhishek Yadav, who heads the scouting project.
Gurpreet informed that he has seen and heard about many Indian boys playing in various academies.he further added that I have seen some Indian kids in Norway & more Indian origin kids playing and training in academies.