The Indian U-17 football team registered a historic 2-0 win over Italy U-17 on their exposure tour of Europe as they continue preparing for the U-17 World Cup in October.
Goals from Abhijit Sarkar and Rahul Praveen gave the Indian youngsters a deserved win, as they dominated their hosts in the match played in Arezzo.
The win is a huge boost to the Indian team and their fans, who have been tracking the team's progress as they continue touring and playing practice matches to get better exposure.
Fans on social media reacted to the news of the Indian team's win with great gusto and tweeted their support for the youngsters.
Here are the best reactions:
Yaay ! We have beaten Italy.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 19, 2017
Congratulations to the under 17 @IndianFootball on the spectacular victory. Italy ki idli ban gayi !
Many congratulations to our Indian U-17 boys football team who beat Italy 2:0 today. Hope this is a sign of things to come. #BleedBlue— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 19, 2017
What a great occasion this ! Congratulations to the boys. Indeed historic. https://t.co/lHxikPrD9W— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 19, 2017
Congratulations to our u-17 @IndianFootball for this inspirational win,keep working hard and more results like this will come.My best wishes— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) May 19, 2017
India World Cup team has shown it can be competitive. Let's keep feet on the ground and keep supporting them along!— Javier Ceppi (@JavierCeppi) May 19, 2017
What an historic win!! Looking forward to INDIA U-17 team magic during the U-17WC at home later this year https://t.co/viGeVOQoit— Aditi Chauhan (@aditi03chauhan) May 19, 2017
Huge round of for India U-17, beating their Italian counterpart. signs of better n bigger things to come. More power to @IndianFootball— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) May 19, 2017
Well done India U-17 for registering a 2-0 win against Italy at their home soil. Jai Hind #Football— Malik Sumrani (@ImSumrani) May 19, 2017