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Can India make the World Cup by 2022?

  1. Yes (10 votes [34.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.48%

  2. No (19 votes [65.52%] - View)

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#1 TIGER SINGH

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:46 PM


http://www.fifa.com/...newsid=1696734/
http://www.fifa.com/...newsid=1696683/

India has a chance of hosting the FIFA U17 World Cup and developing its youth to become World Cup contenders, do you think India can do it?
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

No.

I'll edit in an explanation in the morning. I'm too tired to right now.

Edited by Scottish⑦Canuck, 15 September 2012 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Theres 1.2 billion people over there, they can't come up with 11 guys to make a team?
You know what the problem is? You have no idea how hard it is to kick a ball straight with curly toed shoes on.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Theres 1.2 billion people over there, they can't come up with 11 guys to make a team?
You know what the problem is? You have no idea how hard it is to kick a ball straight with curly toed shoes on.


Hmm... That sounds familiar... Russell Peters. :P
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:48 PM

No chance. Don't need to explain why.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

Indias feild hockey team cant do anything, dont expect them to do anything in soccer either.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:30 PM

No they can't. Cricket... Yes!

Team India would probably arrive late to games and would be to lazy to run after the ball, they would just let the other teams run around.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

I live in India, I can tell you there's no chance.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

I live in India, I can tell you there's no chance.


Every time you post, I get kind of excited because I always think your Rashida Jones.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:19 AM

The Indian National Team? North Korea fields a better squad than India. I doubt this team will even find any success in the AFC.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:43 AM

The Indian National Team? North Korea fields a better squad than India. I doubt this team will even find any success in the AFC.


It's not about the current team it's about the growth of youth in India
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

It is hard thing to do. let’s say Asia Zone ( including Australia now) is given 5 Spots for World Cup, You have South Korea, Japan, Iran, Australia, North Korea, China top bets to qualify, i may have missed one or two main contenders, Do u see these teams declining in their talent? Even if India improves it is hard to get equal to these countries. Last month India had it is annual Invitational Sort of Nations cup. In final it was India and Cameroon. Cameroon had sent its team without top 8 players and even that team lost to India on spot Kicks. So India has to improve by leaps and bounds if it wants to do anything.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

India has the same problem as Canada. Soccer is not on the minds of most sports fans. They love hockey and cricket.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:56 PM

India has the same problem as Canada. Soccer is not on the minds of most sports fans. They love hockey and cricket.


Even India's hockey program is in shambles these days. Once a world power, they are now ranked 11 in the world, only 3 spots higher than our Canadian lads.

In cricket, India is ranked #5 in the ICC.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Every time you post, I get kind of excited because I always think your Rashida Jones.


This is the second/third time I've read that today. This is weird. Lol.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:03 AM

This is the second/third time I've read that today. This is weird. Lol.


Maybe it's because I'm usually on mobile. Still, Rashida Jones is awesome!
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:50 AM

Just as my family moved from Russia a few generations ago, they came here for a better life. If Russia was so great they would have stayed there. The same goes for India. YOU'RE Canadian. Support THIS country first.

Best quote for this subject I could fine "the moment I got off the plane in India I realized how Canadian I was".

I am by no means trying to slam any culture, my main point is I would like to people who were born here, support this country first.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:17 PM

Just as my family moved from Russia a few generations ago, they came here for a better life. If Russia was so great they would have stayed there. The same goes for India. YOU'RE Canadian. Support THIS country first.

Best quote for this subject I could fine "the moment I got off the plane in India I realized how Canadian I was".

I am by no means trying to slam any culture, my main point is I would like to people who were born here, support this country first.


So what if someone's proud of where their heritage lies? Who are you to tell them who to support?
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

It's not about the current team it's about the growth of youth in India


Japan, South Korea and Australia need to play better for the AFC to gain more spots in the World Cup. Ironically, North Korea took the fourth spot, and their football program has somehow produced a decent team.

In 10 years, I imagine things won't change too much:

Japan
South Korea
Australia
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
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India.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

Will India qualify for a World Cup before Canada does? How sad would that be?
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Just as my family moved from Russia a few generations ago, they came here for a better life. If Russia was so great they would have stayed there. The same goes for India. YOU'RE Canadian. Support THIS country first.

Best quote for this subject I could fine "the moment I got off the plane in India I realized how Canadian I was".

I am by no means trying to slam any culture, my main point is I would like to people who were born here, support this country first.


Most Canadians support Canada first no matter where they come from or their family comes from originally. But almost every soccer fan I know also supports their ethnic country(s) of origin as well. I personally support 1. Canada 2. Ireland 3. England

I've got zero problem with anyone showing their support for another country. When it comes push to shove though I would expect most would stand up for Canada.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

Japan, South Korea and Australia need to play better for the AFC to gain more spots in the World Cup. Ironically, North Korea took the fourth spot, and their football program has somehow produced a decent team.

In 10 years, I imagine things won't change too much:

Japan
South Korea
Australia
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
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India.

Im hoping Australia can move up on the list, but all our talent is ageing. Cahill is 32, Schwarzer is 39, Kewell is 34 and i can't see too many promising young players besides Kruse.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

I honestly doubt it.

The development programs aren't there, and the interest isn't there. Even with the necessary programs, it would take decades to develop any sort of talent, and in that time the other soccer powers in Asia would have improved too.

Sorry to say, I doubt it'll ever happen.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Read:

Soccernomics

Great read.

3 driving things that lead to success in soccer (or sport in general)

Population, experience (how well connected they are to western European game of the Dutch, Italy, France, Germany, Spain (in leu of the Dutch), and maybe modern English coaches plus games played), and $$$$$$$$

India (and many Asian teams for that matter)

Has population, but lacks experience and money.

However, as the wealth of the middle class continues to grow, all India would need is childern from these wealthy middle class families to take up the game, and hire coaches from Western Europe. Done.

China is already started.
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