Football's governing body, FIFA, has more nation members than the United Nations—an organization whose ultimate goal is world peace. Simply said, a big part of the world lives in the beautiful game's shadow. Yet, one of the world's biggest market remains virtually untouched in footballing terms—India. From a population of 1.3 billion, not a single Indian player has really "made it" in the world of football. 1.3 billion potential spectators, players and enthusiasts—who can argue the obvious fact that India represents football's next great expansion? The world's second biggest population and an up-and-coming love for the game combine to make India one of the most exciting opportunities out there. The question is no longer “Will football develop in India?” The question is now “When?” Indian football will inevitably, and inexorably, develop. Endless opportunities await in India... Three minutes of injury time have just been added on, are you ready to nick a late, late winner?
A solid crash course on the state of football in the world's second most populous nation. This e-book is not without its flaws: it can be digressive and sometimes reads a bit too much like the author's cover letter rather than an in-depth investigation. But if you want to learn where Indian football is and where it could be going, there's hardly a better text out there.