FIFA ball girl when she led Brazil on to the field in their sport against Costa Rica at Arena St Petersburg.
That is, Nathania, who hails from the Nilgiris and is a footballer herself, turned into the vital Indian girl to be an Legit Match Ball Provider (OMBC).
A class six pupil of Rishi Valley College in Chitoor, Andhra Pradesh, Nathania obtained the quite lots of to hurry back and forth to the FIFA World Cup after winning a contest organised by FIFA sponsor KIA. She used to be selected as OBMC along with a ten-yr-faded boy Rishi Tej, who hails from Karnataka.
“I am level-headed in a daze. It’s very uncommon for an Indian to take half in the World Cup,” acknowledged Nathania to TOI sooner than she left for Russia.
Unexcited, the aspiring footballer is confident ample to know why she used to be selected.
“I play as a centre ahead for my senior college group. So, I was relaxed when they asked me (right via the KIA contest) to reward my dribbling, juggling and penalty capturing abilities. I in actuality comprise seen that girls don’t play mighty soccer in India,” acknowledged Nathania.
The Eleven-yr-faded girl is overjoyed, obviously, but there is one thing that used to be disappointing for her. She’s a fanatic Lionel Messi supporter, but she’s no longer going to be a ball carrier in an Argentine sport. Worse, Argentina – and Messi – had been having a horrendous bustle at this World Cup up to now; the group used to be thrashed three-0 by Croatia the day gone by.
Unexcited, Nathania is keen on the ‘Barcelona’, the soccer membership that Brazil’s Neyma