Why India Turned Down A Place At The FIFA World Cup

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    HITC Sevens

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    With over 1.3 billion inhabitants, India is the second most populous nation on Earth, and in regions such as Kerala and Kolkata, there is a lot of support for association football / soccer.
    However, the Indian national team hasn't really been a force in international football since their golden generation 70 years ago, when they featured at the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games, but turned down a place at the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
    It has long been claimed that India did so due to FIFA banning barefoot players, but in this brief documentary, HITC Sevens takes a look back at the history of Indian football, the true reason why India didn't go to the World Cup, and the long term impact of that dreadful decision.

Leon Tan
Leon Tan

Because every time they got a corner, they would open a shop.

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You Tube
You Tube

Just because of supreme leader nehru 😏

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Ningthem Ningthouja
Ningthem Ningthouja

That's a sad history But today we got Indian Super League... the spirit❤ of Indian football⚽ returns with past glory after 70 years Lots of love from🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

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jomin john
jomin john

'Apologise for that' quickest transtion ever

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DAMAGE DEALER
DAMAGE DEALER

No need of football in india

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One Indian boy
One Indian boy

Stfu

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Sammy Hamawi
Sammy Hamawi

F winston churchill

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yitzhak rafaeli shekkelsteinberg
yitzhak rafaeli shekkelsteinberg

because they know that playing football never make their country develop. i said this as a man who like to play football myself. fyi if you notice tons of indians are hard working on the best universities in USA and achieve "the most successful non whites in USA" label well beside jews of course

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Samir Grg
Samir Grg

To not be humiliated i guess.

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Daniel Lugo
Daniel Lugo

I like the history lessons tbh

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Remo Gaggi
Remo Gaggi

India 🇨🇮 will be sorely missed. Not 😂

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Harsha
Harsha

Wrong flag

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Krishnakala Sunuwar
Krishnakala Sunuwar

because they didn't know how to play

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CruzitoG
CruzitoG

Fuckt we’ll just go in 2026 when there’s 48 teams is what there thinking.

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Swobhineet Swain
Swobhineet Swain

Love from India 🇮🇳 Subbed to your channel

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LORDZ Official
LORDZ Official

Cause we are shit.....

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user xd
user xd

And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

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Ayush Apoorva
Ayush Apoorva

Football and every other sport is always under the shadows of cricket.

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Harsha
Harsha

Only in India

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ffendi
ffendi

when india in world cup. all other country in the world already in it. hahahhahahhahha

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Souvik Dutta
Souvik Dutta

The stupidity of the AIFF is why we are ranked at 100 now

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Konigreich III
Konigreich III

Most of the Indians prefer Cricket over Football.

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Vishant Tomar
Vishant Tomar

Great video, fantastic reasearch. Thanks for making this. Love from india

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msk production
msk production

I started watching isl because of hindi commentary 😂 My fav Kerala blasters but they always lose

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Nidhi Mehta
Nidhi Mehta

sunil chettri op

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Kholi Pfoze
Kholi Pfoze

Stupid research. Why waste the time 😂😂😂

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David
David

Fuck off you foreign plastic fan. You don't know anything about football

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Kholi Pfoze
Kholi Pfoze

You have to earn the spot 😂😂😂

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Shemaiah Gaza
Shemaiah Gaza

In Nigeria, we were told as kids that India beat Nigeria 99-1 with some black magic and they were banned by FIFA afterwards😭😂😂

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Bungee
Bungee

True bro 🤣🤣🤣

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All Trading Secrets
All Trading Secrets

Asia has less seats in WC than in Europe

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kasturi venkatesh
kasturi venkatesh

govt doesn't fund Indian cricket it is an autonomous board

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Kitoka Achumi
Kitoka Achumi

Now... Ik the reason why our dreams are only dreams.... I always wanted to lead my country to world Cup and that's just a dream now....And now I'm doing engineering.... Gand marva liya sala🤣😂

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Darth Emoder
Darth Emoder

I heard that india won't make it in the next 100yrs... An Indian said that if India would had played the world cup finals like ENGLAND then India would had atleast won 1 WC... sadly England is like perpetual loosers and won't win it in the next 100 yrs....

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Ahmad Adly
Ahmad Adly

its a good thing

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Dark Knight
Dark Knight

First we need to qualify for AFC ASIAN CUP regularly for 4 -5 times then we can aim for world cup

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Tom Ben
Tom Ben

They knew they were too shite ?

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നോക്കണ്ടടാ ഉണ്ണി ഇത് ഞാനല്ല!!
നോക്കണ്ടടാ ഉണ്ണി ഇത് ഞാനല്ല!!

It's about time we make football the main sport of the country we can rival any team on fan support And cricked in India is completely corrupted now the IPL is the new WWE

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The Homelander
The Homelander

No time for students when they are struggling to become ENGINEERS & DOCTORS 🙂

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Amber Suboohi Ahmad
Amber Suboohi Ahmad

I JUST FOUND OUT THAT "HITC SEVENS" AND "HITC SPORT" ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS!

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Micheal Jackson
Micheal Jackson

9:00 when he actually tells why

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Paddy StrongJaw
Paddy StrongJaw

Cheers

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True Ram Bhakt 100%
True Ram Bhakt 100%

*We are shittt*

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Pier Francesco Costa
Pier Francesco Costa

Hello Alfie! India has actually hosted an U-17 World Cup in 2017: of course, the competition ended up being a spot for rising stars such as Sancho, Ferràn Torres, Foden and Paulinho, but the young Indians showed promising glimpses of talent, especially when they lost 2-1 against Colombia. Maybe, it was one of the first fruits of progress... I hope so for India. Thank you for your works from Italy! 🇮🇹🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇮🇳

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Rubendran Loganathan
Rubendran Loganathan

Fair play mate for addressing the off-the-pitch issues and apologising for it. Though it’s not directly your fault, you did bring some sense of peace with that statement. Cheers mate.

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Paul K Sunny
Paul K Sunny

I think ISL, and specially the crowd of Kerala Blasters and Kolkata Derby has helped in promotion of Indian football very much.

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Jin Se-Yeon
Jin Se-Yeon

Is Philippine team is better than India team?? I'm I right?

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C.S KHOR
C.S KHOR

How would you a group of people with natural born Cricket DNAs to play football.

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ayanava bhattacharya
ayanava bhattacharya

Here in India, federations are more concerned at the commercial aspects of the game than the team's future. Making money is what matters along with a selector's committee full of egotistical maniacs. World cup is light years from us. We'll just keep producing a good player every 3 generations and watch their dreams fade away

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NEW WONDERS
NEW WONDERS

Love from KERALA 🙏🇮🇳💛

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zolo lolo
zolo lolo

1000 comment

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Aayushmaan Bhava
Aayushmaan Bhava

If India played football world cup before the they should have won at least 10 world cup now.... They were too good those days...

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Dhananjoy Mondalll
Dhananjoy Mondalll

Joy mohun Bagan

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TheSunMoon
TheSunMoon

Football isn't even in the top 10 sports in India.. the top 10 are actually cricket, from #1 to #10. Lol!

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Sudeep Hasda
Sudeep Hasda

First asia cup then fifa

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ColumbiaB
ColumbiaB

A good presentation of historical details, in debunking the myth that the World Cup prohibition of barefoot play was the deal-breaker for Indian participation in the 1950 tournament. As for the argument that had India gone to Brazil in 1950, it would have created a critical mass of enthusiasm in the country that could have changed the nation’s long-term fortunes in the sport . . . the video actually presents a more forceful argument than I expected, but I’m not persuaded. The U.S., for example, had a spectacular result in Brazil, with the famous 1-0 win over England, but even that didn’t provide sufficient impetus to overcome the game’s long-term inertia and low profile in the States, for at least another 36 years. I suspect that much the same would have proved true in India, even had the national team gone to Brazil. The fortunes of soccer in India have reflected complex sets of broad, long-term economic and social factors — deep trends not likely to have been brushed aside upon the shift of a single event in the nation’s sporting history.

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Fresh Avacado
Fresh Avacado

I know this one. funny;)

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Prabal Bhardwaj
Prabal Bhardwaj

to consider it we have to promote the Indian National League and not ISL ,we have a great Bengal Derby fans dont mix in the stadium but have sections in the stadium like european , ISL team FC Goa uses FORCA GOA ( copied from Barcelona ) at least have a native or local language motto . ISL is nothing but a IPL of Football

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Gaya
Gaya

the indian national team was pretty good but could they do it on a rainy night in helsinki?

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Suhaas Bhat
Suhaas Bhat

India has too many problems with sports. Indian origin players cannot represent India which is a big fuck up if you ask me. Yes, it's a constitutional rule but it's still a draw back because we're shit without any foreigners on the pitch. Individually Indians are superb but when you put them together they get beaten by any random team on the planet. ISL is a brand and we'll never improve with this infrastructure. Too many talents will not see the day light. I personally know players who can easily replace shitty first team National players. Imagine the level of talents wasted all over India. 1.2 billion people and not even 20 proper top level clubs. Forget about the lower leagues. They are literally non existent. And grassroots just on paper. Tbh I'll never see my nation on world stage. I've made my peace with it. So should everyone. It's sad. But it's reality.

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Just Golf
Just Golf

Great video.

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Travel X N
Travel X N

Im leaving India just because I'm a football fan. A Barca fan 🔥 Football is big in qatar and middle East. It's going to be fun there

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Ramesh
Ramesh

Do you guys know that India's ranking was close to 200 ten years back?

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Jazzbengsoon SOON
Jazzbengsoon SOON

Afraid of being humiliated

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Anam Mnengela
Anam Mnengela

Indians: "We play football, you play bootball" Americans: "We play handball that resembles rugby and call it football"

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Devarag Vinod
Devarag Vinod

he said kerala and kolkata . he has researched a lot . both these places are power house of Indian football

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हराme Hoon
हराme Hoon

Bootball or Football.

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sudhanva rao
sudhanva rao

We Indians will make an entry to the world cup soon!!❤

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CruzitoG
CruzitoG

When 2026 when there’s 48 teams already.

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Yuto Hayasaka
Yuto Hayasaka

There's a Kiwi kid of Indian ethnicity playing for Bayern Munich. Sarpreet Singh. I used to watch him play here in Australia. Very talented youngster.

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Pratap Singh Parmar
Pratap Singh Parmar

thank you hitc

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Raiyyan Syed
Raiyyan Syed

yeah but why didnt they still kept competing in other football tournaments which they considere "important"

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Madhu Vamsi Machavarapu
Madhu Vamsi Machavarapu

Why am I being told about history? Can’t the video just answer the question in the title?

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Prayas Samang
Prayas Samang

Football vs Bootball

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Insert Name Here
Insert Name Here

India made the Quarter Finals in Football ⚽ at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, they beat Australia 4-2 at the MCG. My grandad went to this game as a boy & rememberd the Indians playing without boots.

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The Goat
The Goat

Make a video on who would win a continental world cup with 11 players from each world cup.

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MontrealMUFC
MontrealMUFC

Great video. Think you can make a video as to explain how and why China has not qualified in the World Cup outside of 2002, when Japan and South Korea were already in (as co-hosts) while Australia was in the Oceania federation? Individual sports at the Olympics seem to be a springboard for them in sports, but we haven't seen that in the beautiful game yet. In Asia, we have eyes on countries like Qatar and Vietnam becoming quite interesting for future prospects although Japan, South Korea and Australia still remain top dogs overall.

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Deco Lard
Deco Lard

Waring is boots is bs is u check it deep, if they didn’t band player from for not warning boots the game would of been way more safer

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Glifosfato
Glifosfato

getting a bit greedy with those mid-rolls are we? bad form, sevens

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023achilles
023achilles

My God HITC's British ancestors building roads and digging wells and providing fresh water and plumbing, and water to irrigate fields, and engaging in voluntary exchange! By God! Now, compare that to what the British did in South Africa... Concentration camps, scorched earth... Teaching the locals about Communism (this was about 50 years after the concentration camp stuff)...

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Electr0 Wizard
Electr0 Wizard

Joy mohunbagan....

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Charles Ogeto
Charles Ogeto

U must have been the nerd at l history class😂😂

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Ayush Kr
Ayush Kr

Guys whoever are true fans of indian Football Watch this video by Yash https://youtu.be/NyyArHho5sA And if u like it then subscribe, he deserve it 💙💙💙💙

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jasil p
jasil p

love from kerala

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Pao C.
Pao C.

I just remember 2012 and how bad India was being outclassed by lowed-ranked non-footballing countries like Tajikistan and Philippines. The problem with India is not having better competition in SAFF compared to CAFA, WAFF, and even the AFF. If clubs like Goa and Bengaluru do well in the AFC Champions League, then it means they have the quality to compete with the usual World Cup participants like Japan, Iran, and Australia. Looking at how they did in the Asian Cup, they've overrated themselves. With a straight face, I can say Oman and Maldives are better than India right now.

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Purendra_
Purendra_

About 2022 qualifier, India has failed to qualify. Very sad to see India losing 2/5 and drawing 3/5 Qualifier matches for 2022 FIFA WC.

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wazza mc
wazza mc

Do a story on corrupt commentators or pundits who have interest (monetary, marketing, finance) in certain players (talking them up) while castigating rivals. Think more sinister than Ali Dia (souness, southampton) was funny. Whilst watching EPL I wonder sometimes if I'm watching same game.

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Thato Matona
Thato Matona

It's crazy how history affects us all. Few are willing to acknowledge it though.

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Saheb Singh
Saheb Singh

U did a great job 👏

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Arsenal forever
Arsenal forever

plzzz make a video about Pakistan overseas players...we are a football loving nation🇵🇰😤

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Mandira Ghosh
Mandira Ghosh

ISL is going on and Star Sports is still showing IPL highlights.Thats sums up the ignorance.

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Sai Ram
Sai Ram

Broadcasters Show what's on demand... I can Play football, volleyball, Cricket, Shuttle but gathering players for Football is very Hard for me.

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Ankit Sehrawat
Ankit Sehrawat

Ignorance from people not from broadcasters.

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Alfredo Ricciardo
Alfredo Ricciardo

The whole of the Asian Football Federation is terrible including the very populous nations of China, India and Indonesia. The Federation is dominated by Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran, none of which are regularly in the top 50 FIFA nations. Soccer is only a minor sport in Australia (population 25m), but its national team would blow the Indian National team off the park despite their 1.3b population. Watching occasional games from the Indian Super League on Foxtel (cable) is like watching third tier semi-professional teams playing in the parklands. Thankfully India are magnificent at Cricket, because they’re crap at all the other major sports. Looking forward to the Adelaide Test in December.

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SAYAN MAJUMDER
SAYAN MAJUMDER

Our problem is our worthless vegetarian diet. We have no beef and pork in our diet like the European and Latin american countries. Our footballers come from poor families who cannot afford expensive mutton . Our footballers are talented but they lack strength, musculature, endurance because of the absense of premier class protein in their diet.

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Fernando Bale
Fernando Bale

Why India turned down a place in the World Cup does not need nearly 20mins of explaining and 6 advertisements. You’re a joke mate. But hey you’re rolling in that YouTube money so you probably don’t care about your self respect.

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Tamiiim__
Tamiiim__

I am Indian. The popularity of the sport is crazy in places like Kerala. The thing is, it’s not promoted as much as Cricket. The talent here is not nourished. The federation is a joke.

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Darius M
Darius M

Cause they knew they’d get embarrassed

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Travis Cole
Travis Cole

You cannot compare Iceland with India. Europe has a million world cup qualification spots compared to Asia's 4.5 spots. Just saying.

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Chris Gomes
Chris Gomes

Bro what about goa Even we are a football loving state

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Ashtaroth Solemn Hypnotic
Ashtaroth Solemn Hypnotic

3:55 guy on left. Is that Dr. T. Ao?

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Nivesh Gurung
Nivesh Gurung

let's watch this video 3 years later. and we may either be playing in Asian Cups Knockouts or still hoping that Indian football will grow😀

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bo2 shot
bo2 shot

Cuz they suck

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bihari babu
bihari babu

Well if football didn't die cricket wouldn't have been born, so it's a give and take

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Shravan Hejmady
Shravan Hejmady

The agony of thinking what could have been.. *sigh*

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Saksham chowdhury
Saksham chowdhury

i am indian and i beleive its totally our fault,we cannot complain about this but the future is bright for us as isl is growing and players are looking better now.

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Getroy
Getroy

We could've become the modern day France of Asia instead we're the modern day Ireland of Asia..

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Jei Marbañiang
Jei Marbañiang

More like Macedonia of Asia🤣🤣

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ReNe tRiLl
ReNe tRiLl

Alife get on HITC Sport with The Irish Guy

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