Goalless: The Story of a Unique Footballing Nation

A great account of the history of Indian soccer. From the moment in 1877 that an Indian boy kicked a ball back to British soldiers at the Calcutta maidan, to Mohun Bagan’s historic IFA win in 1911, to the legendary rivalry between the big three Calcutta clubs, to the ups and downs of the management of the Santosh trophy, and soccer as played in more contemporaneous times amidst violence in the Kashmir valley, and much more. The authors offer their thesis on the malaise that affects Indian soccer.
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2 comments on “Goalless: The Story of a Unique Footballing Nation
  1. Have you ever read the book Soccer in South Asia: Empire, Nation, Diaspora? I haven’t but it looks interesting and along the same lines as the book you discuss here.

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