Homeground Soccer

Indian Soccer is getting a little more coverage this year. 2003 saw the Tata Group hosting the Indian Federation Cup. Thanks to the Internet, the event was able to reach a wider audience and issue a challenge to Crickets dominance over the country. While the Federation Cup is the equivalent of the FA Cup in UK, the National Football League would be a parallel to the Premier League. (I can hear people smirking alread 🙂 ). And of course, there is also the Santosh Trophy ;). This year Mahindra United trounced Mohammedan sporting in the Federation Cup in Soccer crazy Kolkata. Most of us will remember that Kolkata gave the biggest welcome to the FIFA World Cup last year. On the world stage we are ranked at 131.