Present India U-16 batch can qualify for U-17 FIFA WC, says Vikram Singh | Soccer Information

NEW DELHI: Former India U-16 group captain Vikram Partap Singh believes that the present batch below head coach Bibiano Fernandes is best than his personal batch that was 90 minutes away from direct qualification for the FIFA U-17 World Cup two years in the past.
“I’ve seen the present U-16 group and I consider that they’re higher than us and in the event that they preserve performing the best way they’ve been, then they’ll qualify for the (U-17) World Cup,” Vikram stated in a chat with AIFF TV.
“There’s a lot work being performed on the youth degree. I really feel that our U-16 groups will preserve qualifying for the AFC Championships each time, and hopefully, we might play a World Cup very quickly. The present batch has such good management over the ball, it’s simply superb to observe them,” Vikram, who had led the India facet to the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championships 2018 in Malaysia, added.
Reflecting on his youth in soccer, Vikram stated the truth that India was internet hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017 motivated him to work onerous to make his means up the ranks.
“It was at all times a dream to symbolize India in a World Cup. So once I heard that India shall be internet hosting the U-17 World Cup, I used to be actually excited,” the teenager stated.
“I used to coach with Amarjit (India’s captain on the FIFA U-17 World Cup) in Chandigarh and I bought actually motivated once I noticed that he was chosen for the World Cup squad,” he added.
Vikram went on to be chosen for the India U-16s in a while and led the group that progressed previous the likes of Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam from the group stage to the quarterfinals, the place they confronted Korea Republic.

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