India’s no. 1 goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who created history by becoming first Indian to feature for Norwegian club stabaek FC in the Europa league qualifiers, joins NewsX from Norway in an exclusive interview.
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was named in Norwegian club Stabaek FC’s squad for their Europa league qualifying match against welsh premier league side Connah’s quay nomads FC, making him the first from the country to play in the continental competition.
Sandhu, who signed for Stabaek in 2014, made headlines in May when he became the first Indian to start a first team match in a top-division league of Europe. In that match against Idrettsklubben Kristiansand Start (IK Start) in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, he kept a clean sheet in a 5-0 away victory. He then returned back home to play in goal for India’s thumping victory over Laos. His Europa league debut though, was marred by injury as he was substituted after 27 minutes when he injured his hand.