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Jeakson Singh Thounaojam – India’s historic first goal scorer in a FIFA World Cup

Jeakson Singh Thounaojam - India's historic first goal scorer in a FIFA World Cup

The India U-17 national team lost their FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Group A match against Colombia on Monday, but the game will be remembered for India’s first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup.

Manipuri midfielder Jeakson Singh Thounaojam found the back of the net for India in the 82nd minute to secure his place in the history books.

Here are a few quick facts on Jeakson who plays his club football for Minerva Punjab FC…