The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: The harbinger of happiness for Indian football?
Take a look at the winners of the U-17 FIFA World Cup (and its predecessors the FIFA U-17 and U-16 World Championships) over the years, and you behold a wonderful phenomenon that’s probably the most pleasant surprise FIFA has thrown at us over the years.
Can the Coca-Cola Cup help unearth a dozen more Sunil Chhetris?
One of the biggest reasons for India’s failures is the lack of attention given to the development of grassroots football in the past. Installing an effective youth system, revamping and developing it could be the answer to getting the country on the global map.
The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Maharashtra rout Goa 3-0 to emerge as West Zone Champions
The 36th Sub-Junior U-15 Coca-Cola Cup continues to gather steam, with the finals of the West Zone being held at the Holy Trinity School Ground in Benaulim today. The match was a one-sided affair though, as Maharashtra cruised past Goa 3-0 to make a grand entry into the National Finals of the tournament.
For a nation of a billion people, it is quite remarkable that India is yet to find its feet in the footballing landscape. While the launch of the ISL certainly put the country on the map, there is still a long way to go before the country can be counted among the elite in Asia, let alone the world.