After the SAFF cup debacle I.M. Vijayan spoke about the state of football in India. He said there is no progress for football in India. He also threw his weight behind the newly proposed IMG-R backed IPL style football tourney.
Haroon Amiri, the Afghanistan football team captain and Mumbai FC defender told that winning against India was a sweet revenge for the team. India had defeated Afghanistan 4-0 in the 2011 SAFF Cup final.
Are you fed up with politicians who are at the helm of almost all our sporting bodies? If you are a football fan, you will know how football in India has stagnated over the years and now with Praful Patel at the helm, it looks like Indianfootball is nose-diving the same way Air India did when he was in charge of the aviation ministry.
Here is an interesting analysis from Firstpost.com that justifies all your apprehensions about the “beedi king” who is in charge of All India Football Federation now.