Indian Goalkeepers Benefit From Overseas Stints

Subrata Paul and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu look to make most of their Scandinavian experience.

updated: August 24, 2014 16:58 IST
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Subrata Paul (centre) with team mates at FC Vikings.


New Delhi: Indian football goalkeepers Subrata Paul and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu are hoping to bank on their Scandinavian experiences - but aren't building castles in the air. (Also read: Indian Women's Football Team Eye Quarterfinal Spot in Asian Games)

Paul has a clearer picture of the goalkeeping world after his six-month stint with Danish Superliga side FC Vikings and says Indian goalkeepers are as good as any. Gurpreet has now been roped by Norwegian side Stabaek FC and he wants to use the three-year contract as the stepping stone towards more bigger leagues in Europe.

Unlike their predecessors, Paul and Sandhu refused to build castles in the air; they were realistic in not looking to play in the glamorous football leagues and instead chose Scandinavian leagues to make a mark.

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