Foot and Ball, an organisation developed by Disha Malhotra, started a spark which could lead to a fire and revolutionize Indian Women's Football
Even a roller coaster has less twists and turns than the Indian Women's National Team. After a 15-0 thrashing of Maldives and succumbing to a 10-0 defeat against South Korea
As is the trend in Asian Games, the Footballing category kicked off before the Opening Ceremony. The Indian Womens Team was in action against Maldives, in their opening fixture. Spouting their tally of points was important for the Indian Squad ,as not only would it provide a solid start to the tournament, but also a safe-passage to qualify for the next round, even after a defeat against the mighty South Koreans. Regarded as Underdogs, in a Group containing three teams ranked in the top 50 of the world, a win was crucial for the Maldives contingent. Lining up in a 4-3-3 which often reverted to a 4-2-3-1 the Indian side consisted of quality players in sensational form such as Bembem Devi and Bala Devi. The match started with Indian fairy-tale and Maldivian heartbreak, as five minutes into the tournament Sasmita Malik scored for India. Malik, benefited from an accurate through ball and finished with finesse and skill against the […]
TheHardTackle caught up with the Indian women's football team goalkeeper, Aditi Chauhan, in a rendezvous about women football in general, her insight for the game's future in India and personal checkpoints.
According to Sepp Blatter, football can liberate women across the world. But Blatter's wisdom seems to have no impact on the state of women's football in India, which continues to function amidst abysmal conditions. TheHardTackle's Guest Author, India international Kuhelika Guha, raises a valid concern here.