Sachin wants India in 2022 football WC

May 29, 2013, 09:12 IST | IANS

Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar said he hoped the Indian football team would qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar

Yesterday, Tendulkar gave an inspirational speech at the presentation ceremony of the final of the Coca-Cola Cup, a national under-15 sub-junior football tournament, which Meghalaya won 1-0 against Odisha at the Father Agnel School ground here.

“I know in 2022 there is something really big happening for Indian football. I hope India qualifies for that World Cup. That is something that should be your target and your senior players will guide you,” Tendulkar told the young footballers during the presentation.

He said the key to being successful in sports was to follow one’s dream and be passionate about it.

“A simple advice I can give you is be passionate about the sport. Fall madly in love with the sport. Have dreams and chase them. Dreams will come true,” said the batting legend. 

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