The first edition of the Hero Indian Super League tournament that was held in India for 2 months was a huge success. The Indian players did very well in the tournament. The winner Atheltico De Kolkatta was the winner of the tournament. They got a prize money of Rs 8 crore Rs. The Indian ranking which is 171st in the World shows that they are not a good side to comepte.
The English premier league and other famous taking place in Spain, Germany, Italy and the teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid have fantastic competition and therefore the respective international teams they can compete and show the world their talent at a big stage. The Indian football is popular only in West Bengal, and Goa. The Indian football has various tournaments. have i league which comprises the teams like Mohan Bagan, and other teams. The santosh trophy is another big tournament in India where states compete with each other and the Nehru Cup is another prestigous tournament in which Nepal, Syria, Cameroon participates India has won 15 times. I think the foreign teams should come here and play with Indian players so that can know the skills of football and how to tackle the players.
I think like football is popular in west bengal and goa the All India football association must make sure that football should be known to all parts of the country and take interest in the it. Like the IBL, IPL the corporates must invest in it and arrange a tournament which will help the players of india with international players to improve their skills. The grass root level and club level football of India needs to have foreign players to give the indians input about the rules of football. The cricketers and bollywood super stars bought teams and supported their own teams with full passion. The Indian fan must be hoping that with the ISL they can build a team in the next five years and be there in the World Cup to represent the country.
Apart from that the indian players must go to the clubs in England, Spain and Germany to improve their skills and try to learn their skills. The Asian teams like Korea, Japan are much better team than India because of their speed and the stamina, endurance and fitness.
I think the govt of India should concentrate on giving them right equipment so that they can practice well and create a good atmosphere in Indian sports. The govt must arrange matches with foreign clubs so that they can get an expsoure and people watching the matches can get a taste of it.
With the likes of Pele, ronaldo, beckham coming to india i think this will benefit the players and should come to train the youngsters and will make the game more popular in India.As an fan of India i would love to see the football team of India to compete at the highest level.
The sportsperson who have done the country proud should be given the right award and this would also help these players to give their best in international events like the olympics, asian games, cricket world cup and other sporting events.