India In World Cup – A Dream?




It must be every Indian football fan’s dream to see India play in the World Cup. I personally want to see India compete amongst the best in the world at the grandest stage of them all, the World Cup, at least once in my lifetime and would go to see them play in any corner of the world. Sometimes the dream doesn’t look too far-fetched at all!

India in World Cup - A dream?

India in World Cup – A dream?

True, there are many fans that follow Indian football regularly. But certainly I’ve never seen anyone following the Indian domestic league quite as regularly. But when the national team plays, we sure fill up the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi to the best that we can.

Yes, we may support Manchester United and not Mahindra United, but when India plays, we as the crowd do become their 12th man.

Just imagine how exciting it would be. We’d be discussing India’s group games in the World Cup and not some random national team’s. We’d be finally supporting and rooting for a team we do give a damn about. We’d be buying Indian team’s merchandise, with Chhetri and his number 9 printed on the back. Our own team would be part of footballing debates, and being discussed on shows like The Monday Night Verdict.

To make things even more interesting, here’s a hypothetical scene from World Cup 2018.

June 8, 2018.

St. Petersburg.

India vs England

Excerpts from live commentary…

Young to take the corner for England. It’s a disappointing one. Indian captain Subrata Paul collects the ball mid-air and releases Gaikwad with a quick throw out. England may be caught on the break here! Gaikwad releases Jeje on the right. Jeje’s one on one with Gibbs and goes past him with a cute nutmeg. He looks up to find Chhetri in the box and executes a delightful chip towards him. Chhetri climbs above Smalling and…

And India score?

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