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India U-17 football team goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh MoirangthemMaja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty

The vintage Indian Arrows team is back in the Indian league football scene. Thanks to the grand success of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and with an eye for the steadfast development of football in the country, the Indian Arrows -- a developmental team -- has been brought back by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The team, where you can watch the star goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, play their first I-League game of the season on Wednesday against Chennai City FC. The match takes place at the Bambolim Stadium, Goa, after last-minute problems cropped up at the JLN Stadium Delhi.

The Indian Arrows team is a mix of the India U-17 and the India U-19 footballers. Unfortunately, one of the most fan-favourite players, Komal Thatal, won't be a part of the side, as coach Luis Norton de Matos doesn't find him fit and possibly strong enough to play league football.

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Komal ThatalIANS

Once reportedly under the radar of Manchester United scouts, Komal would have to fight a lot of challenges now and undergo a massive improvement if he wants a return to the league scene and the international scene soon.

The Indian Arrows football team, in their first stint, operated between 2010-2013 and they were responsible in bringing up highly-rated players Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Jeje Lalpekhlua and more.

Chennai City FC, meanwhile, finished 8th in the I-League last season. Their team is composed of a plethora of local footballers from Tamil Nadu who are hell bent on making the best use of the big scene.

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Chennai City FC logo

All in all, the match will be an important one to get a brief view of the players who will be a major part of the Indian football scene in the next few years.


Date: November 29
Time: 5:30 pm IST
Venue: Bambolim Stadium Goa

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