ONE BILLION PEOPLE...ONE WISH
The Story of the Indian National Team
A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF INDIA
India is a country where football has arguably not been as popular as the other sports such as:
But indeed, it is a nation where football is followed with high regard. Manchester United and Chelsea are popular clubs in the country which have huge fan followings while Arsenal, Liverpool, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are not far behind.
India is a country of one billion people. One billion people who are as diverse as the bacteria and the solar system. It is a country whose people are divided by sentiments of caste, religion and creed yet united by moments of glory. But unfortunately amongst these moments, football rarely does feature. The world's most followed sport is unfortunately not very popular here where cricket and hockey have established their strongholds.
BUT THE TIME HAS COME TO BREAK ALL THAT...
It is time that Indian Football stamped it's authority on the world and put India in the world scene.
IT IS TIME TO BLEED BLUE...
Incumbent Indian football team manager Bob Houghton has been fired by the All India Football Federation. This follows massive uproars in various parts of the country after he racially abused an Indian referee for not awarding a penalty in their recent friendly match against the Vietnamese side.
The AIFF also said that no replacement has been identified yet but former Indian international I.M. Vijayan, who led the country to a bronze medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics remains the favourite to take over.
The departure comes just six months before India are scheduled to play in the Asian Championships in Qatar in January 2011, severely hampering India's hopes of a good preparation.
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