Twitterati returns as India script history by defeating Argentina and Iraq
Written by: Sourav Neogi
This was the first time the Blue Colts beat a global heavyweight such as the Albiceleste.
Since the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year, the India has had to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve glory. The road is not over, but the young Colts did something unimaginable on Sunday night and expectedly, the Twitterati have picked up the scent and have sent in thousands of tweets, congratulating the youngsters.
????????@IndianFootball's U-20s beat @Argentina ✅— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 6, 2018
???? U-16s earn win over Asian champions Iraq ✅
Following on from the #FIFAU17WC, the future of Indian football is looking bright! ???? https://t.co/GEJaBAXXUG
As part of the AIFF's exposure tours, the Indian U-16 and U-20 sides are currently in Jordan and Spain respectively, competing in the WAFF U-16 Championshipsand COTIF U-20 Cup. Coached by former India international Bibiano Fernandes, the U-16 side overcame Asian champions Iraq in a narrow 1-0 win w,hereas the U-20 side, mentored by Floyd Pinto, defeated heavyweights Argentina 2-1 last evening.
Since the two wins in two different continents, the Indian football enthusiasts as well as celebrities and government officials, joined hands to congratulate the players on Twitter.
????#India 1-0 #Iraq (U-16)— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 6, 2018
Iraq Is U-16 Asian Champion
????#India 2-1 #Argentina
Argentina Is Most Successful Team In U-20 World Cup (6-time Winners)
A Historic Day For Indian Football. Congrats To Young Champs????????????????#INDvARG #INDvIRQ #MondayMotivation
A balanced perspective is necessary.— Chiranjit Ojha (@ChiranjitOjha) August 6, 2018
Game was 80 mins. 11 subs allowed. Argentina benched most players, conceded an own goal & hit the woodwork.
But India took on some of the top 25 youth talents from Argentina and beat them with 10 men. This is a huge feat. #INDvARG #COTIFU20
#INDvIRQ & #INDvARG in these 2 matches we won both the game. Yet, mark my word, no mainstream media gonna print it out in their front page. For once be this story your front page story, I bet you we will be in next WC. @narendramodi Sir, loud it out on ur next #MannKiBaat.— arya (@Iam_Aryalok) August 5, 2018
Indian Minister of Youth and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also sent in a tweet to congratulate the Indian Colts.
WELL DONE @IndianFootball U-20 team!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 6, 2018
As the nation slept, our champs made history by defeating Argentina 2-1 in @Cotif! This is a sure sign that India's sporting future is in very safe hands. #INDvARG #BackTheBlue
The President of All India Football Federation, Praful Patel, as well as the President of Delhi Football Association, Shaji Prabhakaran both, took to Twitter to congratulate the youngsters.
The problem with our decision makers in sports - #IndianFootball team won't be part of #AsianGames2018 coz we can't win medals. See what India has done, we defeated #Argentina - for understanding of many it is like Argentina cricket team beating Indian cricket team.— Shaji Prabhakaran (@Shaji4Football) August 6, 2018
Indian senior football team captain, Sunil Chhetri, who is known for his admiration OF the next generation of Indian players was no different as he too joined in.
Kerala Blasters and India international ace Sandesh Jhingan also complimented the Indian Colts on Twitter.
Well done Boys again you made the Whole Country proud,Its such a Historic moment.Keep going and stay humble,Sky is the Limit u16 u20 @IndianFootball— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) August 6, 2018
Former India Internationals Jules Alberto and Abhishek Yadav also did not forget to felicitate the youngsters on Twitter as well.
Waking up to read fantastic results. Well done to both teams U16 & U20 and @Coach_FP, Bibiano along with all the support staff. @IndianFootball ???????????????? setting up new benchmarks ???????? https://t.co/iqiFS6Ve7I— Jules Alberto (@jules_alberto) August 6, 2018
The Association of Indian Football Coaches sent their heartiest congratulations to both Bibiano Fernandes and Floyd Pinto for achieving the remarkable feats.
We still have a long long way to go but no harm in celebrating the moment! As we applaud the young lads, let's appreciate the efforts of these young men & their staff who are mentoring the boys right! #INDvIRQ #INDvARG #IndianFootball #IndianFootballCoaches pic.twitter.com/tQTL7ZmwoV— Association of Indian Football Coaches (@theaifc) August 6, 2018
The President of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), Aaditya Thackeray also went onto congratulate the Indian age-group sides.
And well done @IndianFootball again! Yesterday was a great day for Indian football fans. Each great day of such wins and the hard work behind it will bring us closer to the great era of Indian football we are all working for as fans, players & associations https://t.co/5QSxv9rrC2— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 6, 2018
Not just individuals, I-League and ISL clubs also took to Twitter to show their love.
Congratulations are in order for the Indian U-20 team as well who completed a stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina U-20 side in the COTIF Cup in Spain! ????????— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) August 6, 2018
Deepak Tangri and Anwar Ali scored the all-important goals for the Indian Colts! ????#BackTheBlue #COTIF2018 #JamKeKhelo
Historic win for the Indian U20 team as they beat Argentina U20, the most successful team in FIFA U20 World Cup history, 2-1.— ATK (@WorldATK) August 6, 2018
Congratulations from all of us here at the ATK family. Well done, boys! pic.twitter.com/iky7bOawUq
Published: Mon Aug 06, 2018 06:26 PM IST