India might be a long way from featuring in a FIFA World Cup but this 11-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu isn't. Nathania John K will become the first Indian girl to be the 'Official ball Carrier' for Brazil vs Costa Rica today. 

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Along with Nathania, another 10-year-old from Karnataka, Rishi Tej also rubbed shoulders with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard as Belgium took on World Cup debutants Panama. 

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Speaking to News18, Nathania said that she couldn't believe that this was happening and she would get to go to the World Cup. Although she is a fan of Argentina and is sad that she won't be at their corner, she would like to meet players from Barcelona. 

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According to reports, Nathania and her mother, Annie stumbled upon the chance when a promotional message was forwarded to them by a friend. 

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Annie says that it was the last day to apply for the competition and so they took a chance by uploading a 30-second video of Nathania. 

Nathania was the only girl selected for the final round out of more than 1000 entries, in the competition that saw trials and a ceremony with Indian captain Sunil Chhetri.

Nathania aims to go abroad and play professional football for the Barcelona Women's football team. 

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Way to go!