Saturday, January 15, 2011

Indian Football

When India displayed a spirited performance against Bahrain in their second match in the Asia cup football in Qatar, one of the commentators of the star sports said that India being with no football history has earned respect with the performance, although they eventually lost the match by 5 goals to 2. Indian football has miles and miles to go even if they have to reach an Asian standard. The football federation and the sports ministry cannot sit too long for the eggs to hatch. A strong program with the help of corporate sponsorship is the need of the hour that would develop football standards of the country. Why doesn’t the big corporates who throw exorbitant amount of money on IPL teams contribute a small share of it to the growth of the game of football in this country? Mahindra and Mahindra and Zee sports is doing its part, who else is doing? India has enough and more in Cricket. India is the no.1 test-playing nation. It is second best in the 50-50 version by ICC ranking. The other sports should be taken care off too. Cricket has grown on its own, but it should help the other sports like football that is widely followed in the world. The football federation is slow and lethargic. It needs to wake up and act immediately!!

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