Mumbai City signs India U-20 star Anwar Ali

The centre-back scored a spectacular free-kick in India's 2-1 win over Argentina in the COTIF Cup on Sunday.

Anwar Ali during last year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.   -  AP

Mumbai City FC has signed India's U-20 international defender Anwar Ali from Minerva Punjab on a three-year deal, the ISL club announced on Tuesday.

WATCH: Ali's free-kick against Argentina

Ali, 17, scored a spectacular free-kick to help India defeat Argentina 2-1 in the COTIF Cup on Sunday.

The Punjab-born centre-back also impressed with Indian Arrows on loan during the 2017-18 I-League season despite finishing last in the table.

 

In last year's FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India, Ali was a starter in all three group stage matches.

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Ali will be the third World Cupper to ply his trade in the Indian Super League after Komal Thatal (ATK) and Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem (Kerala Blasters).

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