It's Chak De! India and yoga classes for Chile

From watching ‘Chak De! India’ to taking yoga classes and training in Kolkata-like sultry conditions, Chileans have not left any stone unturned in their bid for the maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title.

The Hernan Caputo-coached 21-member squad and his support staff were seen watching the 2007 Shah Rukh Khan blockbuster with rapt attention at a theatre.

“This visit was appreciated by all the delegation, especially because the film tells the story of how a group of women hockey players emerge World Cup winners conquering all odds,” read a post in their official website.

“Chak De! India”, the movie that inspires,” they posted on their official Twitter handle. The special afternoon screening was arranged by Anurag Chourasia, CEO of the movie’s distributor.

Feeling at home

The conditions may be new to them but coach Hernan Caputo, a former Argentine goalkeeper, ensured that they have a feel of the same at home.

The team trained in sauna-like conditions of 35- degree centigrade and a humidity of 95 per cent, the video of which was posted to their official Twitter handle.

“#LaRojaSub17 performs physical activity at high temperature (35 ° and 95% humidity), same conditions that we will find in India,” read a tweet referring to Kolkata’s sultry weather.They also took yoga classes from Bikram Choudhury, a Kolkata-born Hatha Yoga teacher, and posted a video with a caption ‘Mind, Body and Soul’.

“As you know, #LaRojaSub17 is in Bikram classes, yoga mode that helps us get used to the heat of India. That’s how it works,” the post read.

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