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Focus on grassroots to develop Indian football, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia once again stressed on the need to focus on grassroots development in order to make a India a force to reckon with at the Asian level. Bhutia explained that by focussing on the long term goal of strengthening the grass roots, Indian football will be able reap its benefits at the Asian level and the world stage. We need to produce good quality players. That s very important, when I say that I don t mean we don t have good players now. But in order to compete in Asia and at the world level we need to produce bigger better players from the grassroots, Bhutia said during an Instagram live session with the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF). Hosting U-17 World Cup for boys was a step in right direction. Hosting the under-17 Word Cup was a starting point for us. It is important for our age group players to participate in competitions, have good training facilities and coaches, he added. These are things that will help in the long run. We


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