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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets India’s FIFA U-17 World Cup team

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Indian U-17 national team that participated in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, in New Delhi on November 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, today met the Indian U-17 national team that participated in the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

During the interaction, the players talked about the experience and exposure that they gained during the FIFA U-17 World Cup, both on and off the field.

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 competing with enthusiasm and spirit is the first step to success.

The Prime Minister said India can achieve a lot in football. He also mentioned that sports helps in developing personality, building confidence, and in overall development.

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, was present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Indian U-17 national team that participated in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, in New Delhi on November 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Indian U-17 national team that participated in FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, in New Delhi on November 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

(Press Information Bureau, Government of India)