The solution is popularising the game at the grass root level. The game should be popularised in every village, town, city and state. There should be round the year tournaments.
FOOTBALL IS said to be one of India’s favourite sport. Not only it is said, that India has good football players but a large Indian population follow the game religiously. India boasts of large viewer ship of FIFA world cup. But nobody seems to be bothered with the fact that the country with largest population is unable to produce 20 good football players of international level. What is the problem and what could be the possible solution.
Firstly as it is commonly pointed out, lack of sufficient funds and good infrastructure. The amount of money which cricket can pull in this country, football can’t. What could be the solution for same? The solution is popularising the game at the grass root level. The game should be popularised in every village, town, city and state. There should be round the year tournaments. These tournaments will help in identifying potential players who can be groomed for the next level that is to represent the country in international tournaments.
Second step would be, after identifying the potential players, these players should be sent for coaching to any football playing country who is one of the top three playing countries in the world. The coaching should be given for atleast a period of twelve months. The players should be made to eat , drink and sleep football. The players should be given opportunity to interact with the top football players of the world. Apart from skill in playing football the players would also get an opportunity to learn about the diet to be followed and physical training to be undertaken.Third and foremost, a coach of international rapport should be appointed to work with players in India. The contract should be given for atleast a period of three years so that the coach has got sufficient time to groom the players and can give result to the country.Its time to kick the football, boys, go for it.