Indian U-16 team performed admirably well against their superior opponents Uzbekistan, Syria and China before bowing out with 2 draws from 3 matches in the AFC Under-16 Championship.
Uttam Rai is a 16 year old footballer from Sikkim who has already carved a name for himself in Indian football lore with his outstanding performances at the international stage.THT caught up EXCLUSIVELY with the Sikkimese Phenomenon on his return to Indian shores after another successful year at the IMG Academy.
Having being named in the "Top Ten Players TO Watch Out For" in the upcoming 2012 Dallas Cup, Uttam Rai is creating waves across the globe.
India U16 travel to Uzbekistan to take part in AFC U16 Championship qualifiers. India has been placed in Group C along with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan. TheHardTackle does a squad analysis and takes a look at India's opponents.
In the fourth episode of “Indian Football – Profiling The future” series, TheHardTackle introduces the readers to a wonderkid from Sikkim – Uttam Rai. Uttam is one of the brightest prospects in Indian football right now and was even called for trials in Swiss club Grass Hoppers FC.