Former captain of Indian football team, Baichung Bhutia said that we need quality player very much right now. There is a need to work at the ground level to make the team strong at the Asian and World levels. Bhutia said that it is important to conduct international tournaments under-17, 19 and 21 for this.
Bhutia chatted live on Instagram with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). During this, he said, “We need to create a quality player. This does not mean that we do not have good players yet. I mean we have to prepare big and great players from the ground level to win matches at Asia and World level. “
Under-17 Men’s World Cup a better start
Hindustan has hosted the Under-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017. To this, Bhutia said, “Hosting the Under-17 World Cup was a good start for us. It is very important for a player of this age to play such tournaments. There should be good training and coach for them. These things will help a lot. We should continue to qualify for the Under-17 and Under-15 Asia Cup as well. “
India to have U-17 Women’s Football World Cup next year
The 7th season of the Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup is going to be held in India from 17 February to 7 March next year. Regarding this, Bhutia said, “Under-17 World Cup is a good decision of the government and AIFF. It is important to have our U-17, 19 and 21 tournaments, so that there is more focus at the ground level. “Whereas, Bhutia admitted that the men’s team at the junior level is much weaker than the women.
Qualifying match to be played for 2022 World Cup in October
Recently, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that before the World Cup 2022 qualifiers, the Indian team is preparing to set up camp in Bhubaneswar in September. By the way, the state government is waiting for its reply. Hindustan is scheduled to play the 2022 World Cup qualifying round match against Qatar in October this year. After this, Hindustan will play matches against Bangladesh on 12 November and Kolkata on 17 November.