Mumbai: Star India player Sunil Chhetri hopes the country will build on the massive popularity generated by the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
"Massive, the kind of popularity, the kind of interest generated (about football) by the World Cup is massive, I hope we build on it. It is one thing to have a tournament and more important thing to build on it, so I just hope as nation we build on it," he told reporters on sidelines of the Indian Sports Honours held in Mumbai.
India successfully hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup last month, with games played at six cities and Kolkata hosting the final. England emerged victorious in the tournament.
The 33-year-old football player also said that the goal scored by India U-17 player, Jaekson Singh, was a good one.
Updated Date: Nov 12, 2017 10:49 AM