Twitter erupted on Saturday after Indian U-17 football team's comfortable 2-0 victory over Italy U-17 in a friendly in Arizo, Italy. India, who were brilliant from the start, rode on goals from Abhijit Sarkar (31st minute) and Rahul Praveen (80th) to grab a morale-boosting win.
The match was a part of an exposure tour of Europe for the Indian boys as they gear up for the U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 6-28 October later this year. India's brave show against a top team like Italy made headlines and caught everyone’s attention, with everyone from cricketers to politicians to footballers posting congratulatory tweets . Here's a look at some of tweets.
What a great occasion this ! Congratulations to the boys. Indeed historic. https://t.co/lHxikPrD9W
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 19, 2017
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) May 19, 2017
Big result last last night for our @IndianFootball U17s against Italy. Keep working hard and miracles will happen boys!
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) May 20, 2017
Good win for the @IndianFootball U-17 team against #Italy U-17, im not surprised by it because i know these boys have the fight in them pic.twitter.com/tgWxUaxIAd — Gurpreet Singh (@GurpreetGK) May 19, 2017
Great result lads well done to the entire team https://t.co/13WlRP0RJ4
— StephenConstantine (@StephenConstan) May 19, 2017
— Vineeth (@ckvineeth) May 19, 2017
Many congratulations to our Indian U-17 boys football team who beat Italy 2:0 today. Hope this is a sign of things to come. #BleedBlue
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 19, 2017
The win bodes well for Indian football as it will boost the morale of the boys ahead of the big tournament at home.
Updated Date: May 20, 2017 18:19 PM