Bengal wins Sontosh trophy for thirtieth times, beating Punjab two goals two one.

Bengal wins Sontosh trophy for thirtieth times, beating Punjab two goals two one. I have seen them playing brilliant piece of football today in the final. This is the time we should talk about our football rather than cricket which is never quite a popular game in the world. Bengal always produces quality football in the past and we observed how they have raised Indian football once. During the time of Chuni Goswami, PK Banerjee they had lifted Asian games gold beating strong teams like Japan, South Korea. India beat Asian giants South Korea 2-1 in Asian Games finals in 1964, they finished 4th in 1956 Olympics Games, India started off 1970 with a Bronze medal in 1970 Asian Games beating Japan 1-0 in third place play-off, Then in 1984 India made an impressive 0-0 draw against strong Iranian side.

But then it was all cricket, one of the slow games of world, and football began to be neglected. Today a footballer in local clubs, if he is not among the stars, gets only 1lak in a year and not even a healthy two times meal compared to the billions rupees spend against a cricket player. Football is a far more superior game than cricket, it is exiting, it requires more physical strength and athletic skills and therefore more money is required.

Today I have seen a good bit of passing game, speed among the footballers; it should be eye opener to all of us. We should come forward and do something for the football, like Forlan (who helped Uruguay to reach semi final in the world cup) I also believe our footballers have the talents, skills but they lack stamina, support and a proper infrastructure. Let’s stand beside them, help them to make us proud once again.


  1. I think we are really unique. It is also that before cricket took it high jump as all our heart is because Indian cricket team managed to win some thrilling exciting games against top International Team. And no doubt TV coverage sponsorship taken it higher and higher.
    This time Indian Football team playing 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. The are in Group of S. Korea, Australia and Bahrain,they are against two giant Australia and S.Korea, (played 2010 World cup) This is their chance to show some result. Best luck to them!
    On the other hand Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian to represent a Major League Soccer club, Kansas City Wizards.
    Who know some good show can change present status of Indian football

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