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
- 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.
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