Friday, 30 May 2008

India...just cricket fans...dream on Aussie media.

120,000 plus 20,000 locked out for football in India.

You know the sterotype, India loves cricket, the IPL, cricket, India etc.

Well I'm not suggesting their passion for cricket is lessening, but don't let anyone tell you football isn't a significant game in India.

1. India surprised many by gaining acceptance to the Pro-Asian Champions League to start next year along with just 11 other Asian Countries including Australia.

2. An astonishing 120,000 crowd packed the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday, but even the world’s second-largest stadium was not big enough for Bayern. A further 20,000 potential spectators were locked out of the ground.

3. Still not convinced. Have a look at this youtube video. Kolkata Derby,looks like a crowd to me!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A pakistani cab driver told me that in India the indigenous people of that country are amazing footballers. However there is a lot of corruption and that anytime there is progress, politics gets in the way.
If they can get there shit together, it should be interesting to see what kind of team they have.