Thanks to the Narendra Modi government, Goa will witness a historical occasion on Thursday. Future football stars of Brazil will be seen in action against future Indian stars during the BRICS U-17 tournament at Bambolim Stadium.
The Indian colts, led by Nicolai Adam, may not have had recorded any wins in the tournament as yet, but the experience they have gathered while playing against the top sides ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup is an important factor in itself. India lost against Russia, South Africa and China in their previous fixtures of the tournament.
Against Brazil, the result is not expected to change much, but one thing is for sure, junior level football or not, the match is one to watch out for every single football fan.
"Brazil are a beautiful team with really high individual quality and they have an exquisite style of playing football. The Brazilians are always able to score as they have clever behaviour in small spaces and great decision making under pressure that is why they are at the top of the table [in the tournament]," German coach Nicolai told the AIFF website.
"The match against Brazil is very important for us as we have to once again prove our competitiveness and show an inspired performance on the pitch one more time before we get our well-deserved rest time," he added.
Brazil, for the record, have scored seven goals over their last three games in the competition, besides winning all of the matches. They have conceded none.
India vs Brazil is set to kick off from 8 pm IST on 13 October.
Where to watch live
India: TV - DD Sports, Star Sports 4/HD.