Football

Heskey to promote football in India

By Shiyas

Former England footballer Emile Heskey, who represented his nation in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup will arrive here on the 8th of December to unveil the plans for the promotion and development of football in India.

The former Liverpool and Leicester City forward along with United kingdom’s real estate tycoon Atif Malik will travel to several cities in India as part of the programme which aims at personal interaction with kids and fans, according to a press release.

“The success of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 speaks a lot about the appetite for football in India. Through our initiative we aim to associate as many kids as possible with the sport and help them consider football as a serious profession in future,” Heskey said. The 39-year-old scored seven goals in 62 appearances for England from 1999 to 2010.

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