The Champion Eleven

21 thoughts on “The Champion Eleven”

  1. India should represent herself in soccer tournaments on the global level. Your poem is simple and sweet. I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing the important fact.👌

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    1. We are ranked 104 in the world. It isn’t that we were always this bad but things have changed through the years. One hopes the revamped soccer league can change things to some extent but there’s still a long way to go. 🙂

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  2. This is a glorious poem, Goutam! Not only a tribute to a great showing in soccer but also in anything in life. “Mental strength, their armour” is much needed in today’s world. Thank you for joining in.

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    1. As I have mentioned, a movie in the regional language had been made a couple of years back. The soccer team’s name is Mohun Bagan and though the club itself was founded in 1889, they choose to celebrate their foundation day every year on 29th July, the day the historic event occurred. Last year, on 29th July 2020, the Nasdaq Billboards on Times Square featured the club; apparently to commemorate the event though I am not sure why or what led to this sudden commemoration. Other than that, this snippet of history remains largely unsung; primarily because soccer still remains a “not-so-popular” game in India. 🙂

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