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Association football is India's second most popular sport, and is said to rank first in popularity in states like West Bengal, Goa, Kerala and the entire northeast India . Football is played in almost all schools in India. Football is also said to be the top sport in the states of Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim.

Domestic football in India is far more popular than domestic cricket, and many teams in the country's National Football League trace their origins back to the 1880s, when the game was introduced by British colonials.

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I-League is the top tier league in the Indian football league system. It was started by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in 2007-08. It replaced the National Football League which lasted for 11 seasons. The 2007-08 season was the first season for the I-League.

Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in India.The Durand Football Tournament was started by Mortimer Durand at Simla, India, in 1888.The initial matches were played in Dagshai. In 1940 the venue was shifted to New Delhi.

Santhosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions. The tournament first began in 1941, and was the premier football competition in the country before the National Football League started in the year 1996.



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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old October 7th, 2010, 07:55
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We have a friendly with Vietnam tomorrow, in Pune, might go and watch it if I come home from college on time.

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Unfortunately I came home from college at 7, so couldn't make it

Great performance from Chhetri though. He's a really good player, would certainly benefit from a move abroad. Europe is a dream of course, but even if he get to play in a more competitive league in Asia, it would be better.

There's another game on Wednesday, India v Yemen, I'll definitely try to get to that.

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It seems that Bob Houghton might get sacked from the NT job for some 'racist remarks' he said last October.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...legations.html

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Our board is a corrupt bunch of idiots in any case. They've been trying to find a reason to sack him for ages. I think their first claim was that we didn't advance to the Asian Cup 2nd round alm:

Can't see who we can get to replace him though. There isn't an Indian manager good enough, and after the experiences of Constantine and now Houghton, not many would be willing to work here. Bruno Metsu or Philippe Troussier maybe.

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Our board is a corrupt bunch of idiots in any case. They've been trying to find a reason to sack him for ages. I think their first claim was that we didn't advance to the Asian Cup 2nd round alm:
Yeah, I read about that and was like p
So, what's the real problem the board have with Houghton, that his salary's too high?

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No, that he believes the best way to improve the team is to play more games.

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LOL, the board should just ignored him. That's what our FA did anyway everytime our coach asked for more games.. :undecide:

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Yeah, there was once a phase where they did when Constantine was in charge, and we didn't play a friendly for close to 2 years alm:

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I read the article and it said the Indians have horrific conditions for football within the country. Not a single football stadium. That's enough of a crime to call for UN sanctions in itself, but why don't Indians like football? How can we make them more interested?

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A last-minute Sathyan Sabeeth strike saw India scrape into the second qualifying round for the 2012 Olympic Games with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Myanmar.

India went into the match at the Youth Training Centre leading 2-1 from the first leg but the ASEAN side turned the tie in their favour with a 64th minute Kyaw Ko Ko effort that not only levelled the contest but also handed Myanmar the edge on away goals.

With time running out it was looking like Mai Aih Naing’s mark in the first leg in Pune would prove telling Sabeeth scored in the 90th minute to ensure India’s progression.

India, looking to reach the football tournament of the Olympics for the time since 1960, join ten other Round 1 winners and the 13 highest ranked teams (based on the qualifiers and tournament proper at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing) in the Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 Asian Qualifiers Round 2 draw, which takes place at AFC House on March 30.

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With the cricket world cup in progress, the papers don't even bother reporting what the football NT is doing. Thanks for the update totow!

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Looks like the morons that run the AIFF are finally going to sack Houghton. Bunch of ****ing retards they are. The best coach we've had in God know how long, and they're trying desperately to get rid of him on some trumped up charges so they won't have to pay severance. There's most likely to be a "mutual consent" agreement by Monday. It's clear the players want him to stay, the board is now thinking of sanctioning Sunil Chhetri for actually saying it (on Twitter, where else?). They claim they can't afford Houghton's wages, although it's quite obvious where the AIFF's money really goes. Corrupt politicians running it, what else can one expect?

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Seems like our FAs are runned by pricks. Any chance that fans will make an uproar and demand a revolution in the AIFF? p Is the I-League run smoothly btw?

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Fans? What fans? People only turn up to watch the Calcutta Derby, and that'll go no matter what the AIFF does.

And the I-League is run by a bunch of retards, what do you expect? They can't get proper broadcasters, so the matches are only shown on some obscure Bengali channel sometimes played at 3:00pm in 40░ heat, the scheduling is all over the place, there's a cup competition 2/3rd of the way through the season, player contracts are often ambiguous and badly drawn up, they never seem to decide on how many teams they want in the league (10, 12 or 14 depending on their whims), it's a complete mess. It's quite a miracle we qualified for the Asian Cup in the first place, scheduling is shambolic, there's years when we don't play a single friendly, while last year we played 18

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Homes, what is the Indian national team like atm?

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whats the coach like, she any good?

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