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Old December 26, 2010, 08:52 PM
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Chopra keen on India future

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...ty/9200132.stm

Michael Chopra Chooses India Over Bleak England Prospects

http://www.championshiptalk.com/mich...and-hopes/1028

"In an inter­view with the BBC Michael Chopra has revealed that he is actively pur­su­ing becom­ing an Indian inter­na­tional in the near future.

With his grand­par­ents on his father’s side born in India, Chopra is eli­gi­ble for the Indian national side, but could be delayed in mak­ing his debut due to the tech­ni­cal issues around secur­ing the cor­rect paperwork.

"This is a move into an entirely dif­fer­ent inter­na­tional direc­tion for the for­mer Eng­land under 21 inter­na­tional who has played for Eng­land youth at every youth level from the under 15 side onwards."

If he does make his Indian debut he will become the super­star of Indian foot­ball and is likely to improve the side’s for­tunes sig­nif­i­cantly. He will have the dis­tinc­tion of being only the sec­ond Indian inter­na­tional to have played pro­fes­sional foot­ball in Eng­land, the other player being Indian cap­tain Bhaichung Bhutia who had a spell at Bury Town.

An inter­est­ing deci­sion but it seems that India have pulled off quite a coup."