Originally Posted by JASON
This is a question to anyone out there knowledgeable on the World Cup stats .
Is Vikash the first player of Indian background to play at the World Cup ?
I note from his player profile , he was born in France and plays for PSG .
I was impressed by his 12-13 minute stint after coming off the Bench for France against the Swiss . He had a couple of good shots at goal , one missing by less than a foot.
Anyway Credit to the French for picking the guy. (He must be a good player to get picked for France.)
Vive le France !!
I don't know if he is the first.
He was born in France, his parents come from Mauritius where his great-grandparents emigrated. I know one of his goals when he retires is to promote football in India.
(Did I say "one of his goals" ? sounds strange for a french player as french players precisely don't score goals)