After the presentation by the British in the late nineteenth Century, the sport of football in India achieved a high in the 50s.
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FIFA World Cup, called Jules Rimet Cup at that point, was as yet an immaterial occasion. Olympic football was the incomparable rivalry of football. At the London Olympics in 1948, uncovered-footed Indians shocked everybody and practically caused a steam when they barely lost to France by 1-2 in the second round match. The Indians, spoken to by legends like Sailen Manna, P K Banerjee, and Neville D’Souza, vanquished the Dutch monsters Ajax in a benevolent before returning home.
India again completed a respectable fourth at the 1956 Olympics. Till about the mid-sixties, India basically administered Asian football securing all the best titles.
The trip to indefinite quality:
In the wake of developing sprinters in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup, the Indians were never steady.In the following 20 years, the achievement was experienced irregularly. India met all requirements for the 1984 Asian Cup yet they could just assemble one draw and lost all their matches without scoring a solitary objective.
The dim period:
The period between 1984 to around 2005 can be known as the most dishonorable period of Indian football. The Standard of football got stale. As countries like Korea, Japan, or the Gulf nations gained quick ground, India soon turned into a mainland non-element. Indeed, even inside India, its notoriety contracted to a couple of pockets like Bengal, Goa, or Kerala. The main universal competition, the Nehru glass, got suspended after the 1997 version.
Matches against even moderately strong sides became a routine humiliation. All the Indian players huddled in their own half, frantically thudding away the ball with one hapless I.M Vijayan or Baichung Bhutia getting outnumbered in the opponent’s half, was a common picture in the 90s and mid-2000s.
As countries like Korea, Japan, or the Gulf nations gained quick ground, India soon turned into a mainland non-element.