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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian team won hearts, if not medals, says PM Modi

He congratulated England for winning the Cup while stating that all the teams had displayed their best talent during the tournament held in India for the first time

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi

The Indian team may not have won medals but the youngsters have won the hearts of everyone, Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday about the FIFA Under- 17 World Cup which ended yesterday in

He congratulated for winning the Cup while stating that all the teams had displayed their best talent during the tournament held in for the first time.

In his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi referred to some other recent sports events like the Cup Hockey and Open Tennis tournament and hailed India's victory in these.

won the Cup after 10 years and while K Srikanth won the Open after Indonesia Open and Open, he noted.

Turning to FIFA Under-17, he said there was excitement among the players as well as spectators during such a big tournament.

"The World Cup was hosted successfully and all the teams displayed their best talent. may not have won the Cup but the Indian youngsters have won the hearts of everyone," Modi said.

Earlier, he tweeted, "Congratulations to the youngsters from on winning the #FIFAU17WC. I also congratulate Spain for a spirited game."

In another tweet, he said, "#FIFAU17WC was a celebration of football, witnessing wonderful games. India was honoured & delighted to host the tournament.

First Published: Sun, October 29 2017. 16:54 IST
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