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1:24 pm - Monday February 19, 2018

PM meets FIFA U-17 World Cup Indian team

Agencies, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told the Indian team that participated in the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup that competing with enthusiasm and spirit ‘is the first step to success’.

Hosts India exited U-17 World Cup after three straight defeats with their spirits uncrushed happy at theirachievement despite their defeat as this was the first time that that India played in this World Cup.

During an interaction with the players, the Prime Minister encouraged the players to not feel disappointed with the outcome of the tournament, but to treat it as a learning opportunity.

He said India could achieve a lot in football and mentioned that sports helped in developing personality, building confidence, and in overall development. The young players talked about the experience and exposure that they gained during FIFA, both on and off the field, an official release here said.

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