We saw Indian players giving absolutely everything to keep the fans at the edge of their seats. We saw a relentless support from the fans as they turned up in numbers following the emotional appeal made by Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri.
We even saw fans replacing Argentina or Brazil banners with Indian Football team. The normal atmosphere became electrifying in the football stadiums in India. With the kind of support that the Indian football team received recently, it is very much certain that the Indian football revolution has just begun.
Indian football players showcased their mettle by winning the Intercontinental Cup quite recently. Due to their progress, India’s rankings in football also has improved as it stands 97 in the world. Thanks to Sunil Chhetri’s leadership. He is the leading goal-scorer for India and the third highest goal scorer in the world in International Football.
With so many developments in the build-up to Indian Football, we can only expect that India may qualify for the FIFA World Cup. We will have to wait and watch and it will be quite interesting to see how India take giant strides to compete with strong teams in the years to come.
Football is the most watched sport in the world. As per the reports, 14% of the Indians are football supporters and the majority is more into cricket because they believe it’s not just a sport but a religion. However, some experts believe that there are more passionate football fans in India.