Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of Germany on their investment in youth and for promoting a sporting culture that is widely regarded as one of the best in the continent.
While speaking on his tour to the home of current FIFA World Cup champions, he stressed on the fact that the country's top tier league called Bundesliga has a huge following back home in India.
India can learn from Germany's success story when it comes to football, according to Modi. The honourable Prime Minister stated India's desire to cooperate with the four time FIFA World Cup winning nation to develop football among youth and replicate success achieved by them.
"Very few people would know that Bundesliga has a widespread following in India," he said in his speech after the two countries put pen to paper on several key MoUs and agreements that included youth development.
Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world and claims the highest average stadium attandance figures worldwide. The investment on youth development has helped the country to achieve massive success in the world of football.
The national team of Germany are the defending champions of the FIFA World Cup , having won the acclaimed trophy for the fourth time in their history in 2014.
With the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to kick off in October this year, Modi's call for German help will come as encouraging news for Indian youth hoping to make a mark in the world of football.