Winger Halicharan Narzary– who featured in every match of India’s AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign, got a call-up for the preparatory camp for India’s forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers.
Narzary first started playing football in his village of Kokrajhar, Assam, where he represented his school team and spending his evenings fine tuning his skills.
After impressing in the school leagues, the then free-scoring winger was encouraged to attend a trial at a SAI hostel nearby. Having made the cut there, he went on to represent Assam at the U-16 National Championships in Mahilpur.
His talent was spotted by scouts at the tournament, and he earned a call up to the India U16 squad from where he graduated to the India U19 team
India begins its campaign for the FIFA World Cup 2022 against Oman and Qatar on September 5, and 10 respectively. While the match against Oman is slated to be held in Guwahati, India will be travelling to take on Doha in the next match.