Football fanatics rue being neglected

PUBLISHED ON: November 29, 2007 | Duration: 3 min, 56 sec

  
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It's the inauguration of the I League, a new avtaar of the decade-old, semi-professional National Football League. The idea is to turn around the abysmal state of Indian football. ''No country can go to the highest order of the game if they don't have a professional league. This has been a success story in South Korea and Japan. We are confined in the amateur arena. We went semi-pro in 1996, but this is an indication of the future,'' said Priyaranjan Dasmunshi President, AIFF.
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