Nathaniya John

Question: Who amongst the following became the India’s first FIFA ball girl in FIFA World Cup?
(a) Nathaniya John K
(b) Shelja Kumari
(c) Sonia Seth
(d) Selina Murmu
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On June 22, 2018, 11-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu (India), Nathaniya officially acted as a ball girl for the Brazilian team against Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup, 2018.
  • After this, Nathaniya handed over the ball to referee to start the match.
  • With this, Nathaniya became India’s first FIFA ball girl.
  • Brazil won the match by 2-0, defeating Costa Rica.
  • It is worth mentioning that, Tamil Nadu referee Komaleswaran Sankar took part as assistant referee in the FIFA World Cup 2002.
  • This was the first opportunity for India when an Indian played a part in the Mahakumbh of football.

See also the links below:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/fifa-world-cup/11-year-old-makes-history-as-first-indian-ball-girl-at-fifa-world-cup/articleshow/64699286.cms
https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/sports/football/fifa-world-cup/news/fifa-vishwa-cup-tamil-nadu-kid-first-indian-girl-to-be-fifa-ball-carrier/articleshow/64693429.cms

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