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FIFA Said, "Chin Up, India. We're Watching"

Rohit Ganguly  |  Asian Cup  |  2 Months Ago

In what seemed to be an incredible move from FIFA, their official twitter handle's recent post should galvanise the Indian Football Team to stake their hearts on the line against a technically superior Bahrain in the final game of the first round to surge ahead to the knockouts.



India thumped Thailand in their Asian Cup opener with a scintillating victory. This earned plaudits from many eminent superstars. Call it a publicity stunt, but Tottenham Hotspurs and Bundesliga congratulated the national team for their first victory in the Asian Cup after an interminable wait of 54 years. However, despite putting up another gallant show in the field against UAE in their second game, India went down fighting.

 





On a similar Thursday, a century back, Mohun Bagan, one of the leading clubs from the nation pulled off the most unthinkable feat in the history of Indian football till date as they lifted the IFA Shield, coming back from a goal behind to pump in a brace, stunning East Yorkshire Regiment. Playing barefooted against a fully equipped Regiment, Bagan didn't shy away from glory. After their triumph against the British elites, they were labelled as the Immortal XI in the history of Indian football.

 

In another tweet of praise, Javier Ceppi cited:





This very much sums up the case for Indian football. We have never witnessed a more famished Indian football side in the recent decade who has taken the field to just make the numbers. Despite putting themselves on the line against UAE, Lady Luck didn’t smile upon India’s gallantries. However, the quality of football has improved by leaps and bounds over the years and India will nevertheless stand up tall and fight against Bahrain to make it to the knock-outs.






 

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