Indian football – such a forgotten giant (Part 2)

Chhetri is currently India’s highest level player. He made his way into the reserve team of Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon (where Cristiano Ronaldo was born) in July 2012, in the “biggest transfer of Indian football history”, according to commentator Arunava Chaudhuri. Another motivation for Indian sport comes from history. To defeat the British Indian fans […]

Indian football – such a forgotten giant (Part 1)

If the future of Indian football lies on the feet of the prodigies, then the prodigies are dreaming on the foreign turf, not in their homeland. Problems inherent in the past four decades have dragged a nation from 149 to 209 on FIFA’s rankings, prompting FIFA President Sepp Blatter to call Indian football a “sleeping […]