India is currently 165th in the FIFA rankings. Embarrassing? Yes. But is anybody really surprised? Football has been in the doldrums in this country for decades now.
Five to ten years back, it was seen as an elite game confined to big cities. But that it is changing. Golf is becoming affordable.
Once you get into the swanky Doha International Airport, it takes time to sink in. India’s under-23 Olympic team boys were no exception.
It is boom time for Indian football. The first AIFF Regional Academy in collaboration with FIFA kicked off at the Father Agnel School premises in Navi Mumbai on May 1.
Last year, on July 28, India took on the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifying return match in New Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium.
When the lights go out on October 28, India will find its usual spotlight on the Formula One calendar.
I just kept saying to myself that I have to be at my best come what may. She is the wolrd’s top player.
We might be beating Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal but this is not enough. We make no headway in the Asian Games or the Asia Cup.
Most champion wrestlers are from Asia. Iran, Korea, Japan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Kazakhistan all have top class wrestlers, so becoming the champion in Asia means being among the best.
For the third time in a row, Team India led by MS Dhoni failed to make it to the semi finals of the T20 World Cup, leaving behind a trail of bitterness, frustration and disappointment.