Indian football fans were once led by the media and the country’s Football Federation after India’s U17 victory over the propaganda U17 Italia team.
On May 20, 2017, this country with more than 1 billion people rejoiced when they heard that India U17 had beaten Italy U17 2-0. This is a match during a training trip in Italy to prepare for the 2017 World Cup U17 tournament which was held in October 2017 in India itself.
The host country media and the Indian Football Federation have published articles, images and clips about the Indian U17 victory. And do not forget to include comments like this is a historic moment for Indian football or opens a new chapter for Indian football. That is why, many famous stars in Bollyhood as well as the showbiz world of India, even if they do not follow football, also give their congratulations on social networks. However, there is no information given by the Indian media about the rival U17 Italia.
Feeling cheated, a part of Indian football fans have been searching for information about the Italian U17 opponent. Because they did not see any information about this match on the Italian newspapers. Indeed, after discovering the truth, they realized that this was a spectacular trick of the Football Federation and the media of this country, partly to promote the upcoming U17 World Cup tournament hosted by India.
The case was revealed on the Hindustan Times page, that the opponent that India U17 has just won has nothing to do with Italy U17. They are the team that selects U17 youngsters from the teams playing at Lega Pro (Italy’s third and fourth division). Of course, not a single player of this team was ever called up to Italy U17.
This information has made the Indian people very angry and angry, but the Indian Football Federation has not had an official response. Meanwhile, football fans of other countries are satisfied with this somewhat cheap trick from the Indian media. Indian football has not been appreciated before, but they are making strides and currently hold 100th place in the FIFA rankings.