Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/simple-twitter-tweets/simple-twitter-tweets.php on line 614

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_PATH already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 3

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_SRC_PATH already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 4

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_TEMPLATES_PATH already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 5

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_SCRIPTS_PATH already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 6

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_LANGUAGES_REL_PATH already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 7

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_URL already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 9

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_STYLES_URL already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 10

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_SCRIPTS_URL already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 11

Notice: Constant ALP_PLUGIN_DOMAIN already defined in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/zoxpress-plugin/config.php on line 13

Deprecated: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/core/class-vc-mapper.php on line 111
Remember Komal Thatal? Lad with immense flair being forgotten slowly! – Superpower Football
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

India

Remember Komal Thatal? Lad with immense flair being forgotten slowly!

The appreciation and praise for India’s FIFA U17 World Cup star Komal Thatal was unanimous among coaches and players after India’s stint got over in the U-17 World Cup. He was even termed as the ‘Wonder Kid’ of India, but Indian coach Luis Norton De Matos only gave him one start in the World Cup against USA.

 

 

Somehow amid the heroics of Dheeraj Singh and Jeakson Singh inscribing history, non inclusion of Thatal in the starting eleven took a back seat and no one cared about the chances the boy could have got in the World Cup. Matos didn’t even keep him in the side for the AFC Championship. There is a speculation that he had a fall-out with the coach during the World Cup which has kept him off the pitch. Despite making a solitary appearance at the FIFA U17 World Cup after being left on the bench for India’s final two group matches, Komal’s skills on the ball were a sight to watch on India’s World Cup bow so much so that he attracted a lot of interest from the clubs across the world – mainly Europe.

 

 

The AIFF, which is launching a new side in I-League named Indian Arrows have not included Thatal once again. He has reportedly been left out of the Indian Arrows squad which will be managed by U-17 coach De Matos, leaving him free to be signed by the I-League clubs. It is actually sad as he has all the ingredients to be an asset and a future icon for Indian football. For some unknown reason, however, he went out of favor with Matos and could not get through. 

 

 

Talent is something which cannot be ignored for a long time and Thatal definitely falls under that bracket of players with a spark. He should be a steal for orher I League clubs if these reports indeed have some weight behind them.

 

Facebook Comments

Recommended Articles

India

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (popularly known as BBFS), India’s largest football training program, has launched it’s  first football residential academy – BBFS Residential Academy...

India

Tata has been at the forefront in the development of football in the country for decades. They have now delivered in the football crazy...

India

The couple from Kerala who named their son after Arsenal’s star playmaker, Mesut Ozil received a special surprise when the footballer sent the family...

India

Constantine recently announced the squad list of 24 players for India’s forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifier match against the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek on...