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Why after more than 100 years indian football do not move forward a bit?

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Asked by aloke gupta, 11 Mar '10 06:23 pm
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Comrade Gupta,

Did u know that on Independent India's VERY FIRST international in 1948 we held European powerhouse France 2-1. France won, but we still scored a goal against France. This was a TRUE Rocky movie right there in real life.

Our guys were so poor we didn't even have shoes for football, and not even a full time proper guys yet we managed to spiritedly hold France 2-1. During that pre match press, the French team assessed it would be a 20-0 maulting. And our guys didn't even get picked by the press. And we fought the fight of our lives.

Fast forward to 1956 and India gets trashed by USSR 10-0.
Fast forward to 2010 and Indian futebol fans cheer whenever we beat a team like Vietnam or Malaysia.

I don't know if it's the chappati or anything extra in our diet but Indians have an uncanny ability to build one of the most promising starts and then completely squander it away.... ...more
Answered by A Moin, 11 Mar '10 06:37 pm

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