Fifteen promising school and college level football players have been selected from across the country to fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina and train with the legendary Club Atlético Boca Juniors as part of the IFB Boca Football Champs football scouting initiative.
After a nationwide hunt for the most promising football talent, sixteen teams from eight cities – Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Shillong, Pune and Goa – battled it out in Goa for the top spot. The sports initiative drew over 4,000 players from 270 schools and 186 colleges from 8 cities across the country.
A number of 30 players were shortlisted who participated in a one week training camp under coaches from Boca Juniors with Head Scout Jamshid Nassiri keeping a keen eye on the players with potential talent, from which the final 15 were shortlisted.
Legendary players like Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Sebastian Veron, Riquelme, Claudio Canigga, Fernando Gago and Carlos Tevez have all represented Boca Juniors.