India is Democratic Country there will we huge population and different culture people, Whereas Football is a popular sport in India. Football has enjoyed popularity in Kerala, West Bengal, Goa, and north-eastern India which consists of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.
India’s current top domestic league, I-League, was formed in 2007 in an attempt to professionalize domestic football. In 2013 the Indian Super League was formed as an unrecognized professional league with eight teams to promote Indian football to the country and world. After three seasons, it was recognized as a top tier league, running parallel with the I-League, thus leaving India as one of the few countries with two fully recognized top tier leagues. Also contested is Santosh Trophy, a knock-out competition between states (provinces) and government institutions.
The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup was hosted by India in the month of October in 2017 and the first time the country had hosted a FIFA event. The tournament was touted as the most successful FIFA U-17 World Cup ever, with the attendance being a record 1,347,133 surpassing China’s 1985 edition where it was 1,230,976. India is also going to host the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Owing to this, India has also bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and is considering a bid for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The India women’s football team will take on Uzbekistan in two friendly matches ahead of their AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.
The Indian women, who scripted a third-place finish in the recently concluded COTIF Cup, will play at the Yakkasary Stadium, Tashkent on August 29 and September 2.
Some How, Though India stands nowhere close to the top teams of world football, the craze for the beautiful game is extremely high in our country especially among the youth. Today’s generation is keenly following world football and are passionate about the sport. The likes Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and other European clubs have a considerable fan base in the subcontinent.
Every four years just like any other footballing nation, Indians actively watch the FIFA World Cup and a huge craze is created among the Indian mass regarding the tournament irrespective of our participation.
In several cities in India, the top clubs in the world have fan bases and fan clubs who actively operate. They conduct screenings of games and people in numbers come to watch the matches together. Some of the fan clubs have also been officially recognized by the respective clubs. Even though the Indian youth mostly focuses on international club football, Indian football to is slowly gaining popularity among the mass.
Kolkata is known to be the hub of Indian football, where passion among the fans overflows. The likes of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have the biggest fan bases in the country and over a lakh, people turn up to watch the historic Kolkata derby. The emergence of Indian Super League since last season has successfully turned the focus of Indians towards football. The IMG-Reliance and AIFF’s initiative has been a grand success in its inaugural season.
The grounds remained full house in almost every ISL game. The masses turned up for the matches and Indian people were actually interested in watching and following Indian football.
Best wishes to Appreciate our footballers of India. Great job to Upgrade our India in Sports of football.