Cricket is considered a religion in India. Fans are desperate to get a glimpse of the cricketers. But the Indian football team has performed well for some time now. India recently won the title of SAFF Championship by defeating Kuwait in the final. The team has a superstar player like Sunil Chhetri. There is a village in India where an army of football players has formed. In the Diwali Milan program, Narendra Modi narrated an incident that once when he went to Shahdol, he asked a boy where his son was from, to which the boy replied, from Mini Brazil. Then Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told about Mini Brazil. Let us know what is the story of ‘Mini Brazil’ village and how football flourished here.
This village is famous as Mini Brazil
Madhya Pradesh state is the heart of the country. Vicharpur is a village about four kilometers away from Shahdol district of this state. This village itself is famous by the name of Mini Brazil. Vicharpur is called Mini Brazil because this village is no less than a paradise for budding football players. Football players are present in every house of this village. So far, more than 40 footballers have emerged from here, who have left their mark at the national and state level. These players are ready to dominate the international arena in the coming days.
Former national player laid the foundation
About a decade ago, former national player and coach Raees Ahmed planted the seed of football among the youth here. Recognizing the abilities of young players, Ahmed trained them and polished them like diamonds. It was with his courage that the football revolution started in Vicharpur. Soon Vicharpur village became known for its football. Now many clubs have been formed around Shahdol district, where all the resources to play the game well are available. The hard work put in by Raees Ahmed is now bearing fruit. Football matches are being organized continuously in the entire Shahdol district, so that the players can get competition. Attention is also being given to the fitness and health of the players. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned the mini Brazil village of Shahdol in the program ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
2 more big changes in Pakistan cricket, this former player became bowling coach
What did Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk about in Team India’s dressing room, watch the full VIDEO here