New Delhi, March 30: Former France international
player Vikash Dhorasoo, the only Indian origin footballer who
has played in a World Cup, will be in the national capital to
spot young talent among underprivileged children.
Dhorasoo, who represented France in 18 international
matches, will kick off the first ever `DSC Soccer Baalak Ki
Khoj`, an initiative to discover and nurture talented young
players among street children who will be sponsored for
training and exposure to professional football.
The exhibition match on April 4 at 10 am at St. Columba`s
School here is being held by the Consortium for Street
Children (CSC), a prominent international member-based network
dedicated to advocating, promoting and campaigning for the
rights of street children globally.
Dhorasoo will lead a team of street children between the
age group of 14 to 18 in an exhibition match against another
side of street children led by India international player
Dhorasoo had recently expressed his desire to be
associated in raising the standard of Indian football. He met
FIFA officials last month in Zurich to discuss his role in the
`Win in India with India` launched by FIFA president Sepp
Blatter in 2007.
"I`ve got a footballing project in India on the go. We
felt there was a desire from the world of football and FIFA in
particular to turn its focus towards this country. So I wanted
to meet the people in Zurich to see how we can work together
on this project," Dhorasoo had said.
"I`ve been delighted to see how FIFA`s perspective on
football in India corresponds with my own vision of things. I
have the impression that in every country in which FIFA
chooses to start up a project, there is also a social
component to it, and I like that," said the 35-year-old who
has played for top European clubs like Bordeaux, AC Milan and