Indian football fans could have enjoyed FIFA AND AFC joint qualifiers matches at this moment, but unfortunately because of the covid-19 outbreak all the matches got postponed, keeping in mind the safety of players’ as well fans’ health. During these matches the fans could have seen some very new faces in the blue colours, after many players had a phenomenal season with their respective clubs. So, here are some names and facts relate with some such names who show that, why they could possible make their debut for national team?
Seriton Fernandes is one of the most dedicated and emerging full backs(right back) of the nation right now. He was born on 26 october,1992 in the football loving state of Goa. He spent his early time of life as a youth footballer in clubs like Dempo, Laxmi Prasad and Churchill Brothers FC, the names which are really famous in terms of best youth academies of the state. He started his professional career from Churchill brothers in 2015 and fortunately this club was the place where Seriton learned about the football world. In the initial season he made 13 appearances for the club but, in the following year he moved to Sporting Clube de Goa on loan where he played 8 matches for the club in the whole season. In the year 2017 he took that decision which turned his life and that decision was to sign a contract with Indian Super League side, FC Goa, a club which is known for its attacking brand of football. Seriton represented FC Goa 59 times in the three seasons and he played almost all the games for the club since he joined them. He is the best right back of the country in terms of over-lapping and in addition, he has very high stamina which makes him able to give his 100% from the first minute to the last minute of the game.
This name is known for the northeast united fans and for those who are following Indian football very closely. Yes, he is playing for northeast united and he has made 10 times on the field in northeast jersey, somehow season was not really great for the club but for mawia it was quite nice. As, he got to play 900 minutes in the Indian super league where he made successful 486 passes and even, he got support from very senior leudo to be better in the centre of the field. Apart from midfield contribution, he had done some defensive duty as well with 24 interception with 18 clearance. He was the only mizo boy who was in the historic u17 world cup squad of India. In the season 2018-19 he played for Indian arrows in the I-LEAGUE. He made 11 appearances for arrows and also scored one goal and this descent performance of mawia convinced northeast united management to approach him. he is in the probable list of that players who can make debut for the national team very soon.
Sumit rathi is the player who have contributed very preciously to win ISL title for ATK in the recent season. He got to play 14 matches out of 18 which number is really big for the player who is only 18 years old. Specially, rathi known as adjustable player in defence because, he can play as a left back despite of being a natural centre back. IN the last season rathi was playing in the atk reserve in I-LEAGUE 2nddivision and his spectacular performance brought him to ATK senior side. recently national team head coach Igor had announced probable players list, and sumit rathi was in that list which is proud moment for himself.
EDWIN born in the tamilnadu. he started playing football on the local basis. in the year 2016, he got offer from Chennai city fc and this offer was really important for player who have not played professional football ever. Edwin accepted that and entered in professional football world. He performed heroic in the year 2018-19 and Chennai city fc lifted the I-LEAGUE trophy. In the recent season he played for ISL side chennaiyein fc. In the beginning of the season Edwin played as a right back and on the later part he played as a defensive midfielder which means he has really good amount of confidence because he played at that position where he never played before. As a defensive midfielder he had really good understanding with mighty Anirudh Thapa and that is the reason maybe he can make to national side very soon.
5.SURESH SINGH WANGJAM
Suresh Singh born on 7 august ,2000 in Manipur state. His youth career was shaped by AIFF academy and BENGALURU fc academy. He was the vice-captain of the u17 team which represent India in FIFA world cup, and he could have in the list of goal scorers as well during that tournament, because he came across with such goal scoring opportunities as well. He played for Indian arrows from 2017 to 2019 where he got 30 chances to wear blue jersey. Then in the year 2019 Bengaluru fc signed him for INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE squad. None of the fan thought that he will get this much chances to play in the isl but his hard work pays off. HE made 11 appearances for BFC and provided very crucial 1 assist for the club. So, Suresh’s commitment towards his game is about to take him to the national team’s doorstep very soon.