As the French boys took FIFA World Cup home, it was a dream come true for the Croats played the maiden World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. India, on the other hand, is having a Hindu-Muslim fight.
Ahead of this religion clash, Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh posted a valid question, expressing his views on India not being able to make it to the World Cup, leave alone reaching its final. He posted on Twitter:
“लगभग 50 लाख की आबादी वाला देश क्रोएशिया फ़ुटबॉल वर्ल्ड कप का फाइनल खेलेगा और हम 135 करोड़ लोग हिंदू मुसलमान खेल रहे है।#soch bdlo desh bdlega,” tweeted Harbhajan Singh.
लगभग 50 लाख की आबादी वाला देश क्रोएशिया फ़ुटबॉल वर्ल्ड कप का फाइनल खेलेगा
और हम 135 करोड़ लोग हिंदू मुसलमान खेल रहे है।#soch bdlo desh bdlega
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 15, 2018
Some of the Indian states have a traditionally rich football history, with Bengal as the home of the game. Clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are the oldest in the world but the lack of proper infrastructure, facilities and dying popularity of the game has ensured football never got the treatment it deserved in India.
Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team have produced some memorable performances off late, including their recent triumph at the Intercontinental Cup.