FIFA U-17 World Cup: Unlikely Link Of European Stars To India’s World Cup Campaign
The FIFA Under-17 World Cup is just about three months away and preparations are underway and in full swing in Europe for the Indian team. The Under-17s are on an exposure trip to Europe, playing high-quality youth teams and performing creditably.
Most of the credit there, however, must go to the new head coach of India Under-17s, Luis Norton de Matos. Norton de Matos’s reputation as a prominent youth coach helped him land the India job, and now his team is showing signs of being a complete unit that works together, in attack and defence.
Norton de Matos’s status as a foremost youth coach has been ratified by Jose Mourinho of all coaches, and his track record is also a proof of that.
Among a high-profile portfolio of coveted young stars are three players for whom top European clubs have broken the bank. There is a reason for India to be excited about the upcoming Under-17 World Cup and it is Norton de Matos. Let us take a look at the five top young stars he handed debuts to.
1 Victor Lindelof
2 Andre Gomes
3 Bernardo Silva
4 Jose Fonte
5 Nelson Semedo