Football means in india
Football is one of the most popular sports around the globe. Approximately 250 million players around the world play this beautiful game in more than 200 countries. Football in India is the second largest popular play after cricket. In India it enjoyed in states such as Goa, Kerala, West Bengal etc.
Football is very popular in the World and, In India the cricket is most popular so football only means a play for India not such huge think like Cricket. The dominance of cricket is massive and it is indeed the most popular sport in the country. But in recent years, football has witnessed its rise. The sport has started gaining popularity among grassroots levels too. But football in India still needs a lot of development, because of not good planning by our government and lack of investment is the main problem of less availability of football in India.
Indian football came to prominence when they qualified for the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but it wasn’t until the late 2000s that the Indian football squad made a significant impact. India won its inaugural Nehru Cup in 2007, defeating Syria in the finals. When they won the AFC Challenge Cup in 2008, they lived up to the hype, and as they say, history repeats itself. In the 2009 Nehru Cup final, India defeated Syria once more.
Perhaps the biggest achievement for Indian Football is hosting the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup. 2017 was a banner year for Indian football, with the national side qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup and the country successfully hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The Indian Under-17 team also performed admirably in the event. These victories gave Indians optimism that the Indian football team will soon be visible on the international football.
Since then, football in India has grown exponentially and foreign teams and other capitalists are eyeing the Indian football market. Many European teams have tied up with some Indian clubs in an attempt to raid unpolished talents at the grassroots level. The parent business of City Football Group EPL Giants Manchester City purchased a significant investment in Mumbai City FC on November 28, 2019. This was the first time a big European club purchased a controlling share in an Indian club.
In India the football is popular in big cities or metro cities not in small cities and villages. Even 70% of population didn’t know the rules of football the government in the big region for this. India think that it is not our region play that’s why they didn’t plan for this, and this makes India less popular in football. If government want then it is possible to make football as popular as cricket only with some little effort that is make the advertisement program for football in national level and also organize the national level events for football that makes football popular in India like cricket. The football is the play about 90 min while the cricket is around 6 to 7 hrs play so the football is good and less time consuming for audience and make people happy.
With all this to say the future of India in football definitely looks promising. Football clearly has a long way to go before it can compete with cricket in terms of popularity and money creation, but there is no denying that it has piqued the interest of the country’s youth. We surely want to see the Indian Football team sing our national anthem in FIFA World Cup.