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Manipur Lad Becomes First Indian To Score A World Cup Goal, And Indians Can’t Stop Celebrating It

Published on 10 October, 2017 at 5:15 pm By

Jeakson Singh on Monday scripted history by becoming the first Indian footballer to score a goal in a football World Cup.

The midfielder from Manipur etched his name in history after he scored a fine header in the 82nd minute against Columbia in the ongoing Under-17 World Cup at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.



This was the second match of the host team in the ongoing Under-17 World Cup. The team has lost in their opening match played against the United States of America.

Unfortunately, India’s hope for maiden draw was crashed in next minute of Jeakson’s historic goal.

The host team was set to earn their maiden draw after Jeakson created history in the 82nd minute leveling Juan Penaloza’s 51st minute score. But their joy was short-lived when Penaloza came attack again to score his second goal in the 83rd minute to win the match for the Colombians.


Though India has lost the match 2-1 to Colombia, the game will go down in history and will always be remembered for the historic goal.

This is the moment when Jeakson scripted history:


In fact, Indian footballers and lovers couldn’t just stop celebrating it and many took to Twitter to express their joy for the historic goal.

Sunil Chhetri, the current captain of the national football team, expressed his happiness and tweeted this:

And several others follow suit, including MP and president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Praful Patel.













Congratulations Jeakson Singh for scripting the history. We are indeed proud of you. And well tried team India. We wish you better luck in the remaining matches.

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