In a live chat with AIFF TV, Amarjit Singh — who captained hosts India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, described the I-League as the perfect "ladder" in his career.
Hosting a World Cup or rising in the FIFA rankings has helped Indian football grow in perception, but 2018 surely has to be the year where Indian football progresses in reality.
Brewster, who is yet to feature for Liverpool's first team, says he has witnessed racial abuse — either aimed at him or a teammate — seven times this year.
Javier Ceppi says aim of conducting FIFA U-17 World Cup in India was to improve standard of football
Athletes are stars and need to be respected and importance needs to be given to the game rather than celebrities, added Ceppi.
Champions League: Liverpool report Spartak Moscow to UEFA over 'racist abuse' aimed at teenager Rhian Brewster
Liverpool have reported Spartak Moscow to UEFA, the English club confirmed on Wednesday, after teenage striker Rhian Brewster was allegedly subjected to racist abuse by the Russian club's players.
Indian Arrows, the cream of the country's U-17 and U-19 players, will have a first taste of top-tier domestic football when they lock horns against Chennai City FC in their opening I-League match in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
Having been selected for the Mission 11 Million programme, Mary Prakash Naidu met Narendra Modi at the opening ceremony of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in New Delhi | #FWeekend
Stephen Constantine set for contract extension, Luis Norton De Matos to stay till end of I-League season
Portuguese Luis Norton De Matos' contract will run until the end of the I-League, where he will be coaching the Indian Arrows.
I-League: Mohun Bagan, East Bengal fail to attract sponsors despite huge fan base, says AIFF general secretary
Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal need to put their complaints aside and do some "soul-searching" on why they have failed to attract investors.
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri hopes nation builds on momentum generated by hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup
Star India player Sunil Chhetri hopes the country will build on the massive popularity generated by the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
A look at how the British newspapers and websites covered the journey of the England U-17 football team as they strode to the World Cup title.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: From Brazil's pizza routine to Paraguay's lollipop snack, here's what teams feasted on
From training sessions to sleeping and eating habits, Brazil had a plan in place beforehand for the World Cup, keeping in mind India's scorching heat.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India's loss to Colombia, absence of 'Samba flair' and other disappointments as picked by Firstpost writers
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked its writers to pick the biggest disappointment of 2017 edition. Here's who they picked:
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England star Phil Foden backs teammates to have future professional success
England came from two goals down to beat Spain 5-2 on Saturday in Kolkata and win their first-ever World Cup at this level as Manchester City youngster Foden scored a brace.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Phil Foden, Dheeraj Singh and other standout players as picked by Firstpost writers
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked it writers to pick a standout player of 2017 edition. Here's who they picked:
After a pulsating World Cup drew to a close after 22 days of action, Firstpost asked it writers to name their most memorable moment of the 2017 edition. Here's what they picked:
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Kolkata accounted for over 45 percent of total attendance, claims Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata was way ahead of second-placed New Delhi (19.78%) in the total attendance share of 13,47,000 attendance across all matches in all six venues across the country, Mamata said in a post on her official Facebook page.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England's title-winning run raises optimism of senior-level success back home
At a time when England have been pilloried by their own fans after a laboured World Cup qualifying campaign, the country's promising prodigies offer hope of a brighter future.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 tour diary: Kochi's yellow fever, Mali's patriotic training sessions and other tidbits
With the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 behind us, here's a look at some of the tidbits from the left flank to the right, and the stands too.
For most footballing heavyweights like England, Brazil and Germany, the U-17 World Cup is just a platform to help expose their players to unfamiliar conditions and quality opposition at this level. Not winning the U1-7 World Cup is hardly a disaster.