Watching a World Cup Football match involving India is one of the Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi....., which I wish to be completed before Dum Nikle. It will be decided this evening whether India will advance to next round of qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
India is up against UAE in the second leg of Round Two of Asian Region Qualifying Tournament at New Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium.The match will kick off at 19:00 IST.
I have witnessed India winning three cups - Nehru Cup 2007, AFC Challange Cup 2008 and Nehru Cup 2009 and many more matches at the same Ambedkar stadium over the past few years. However, this time India need at least 4 goal margin to advance to the next round, which seems next to impossible, as the opponents are ranked 44 places higher than India in FIFA Ranking.
So this time, I am going to Ambedkar stadium, only to support Indian team, which gave their heart out even after reduced to 9 players for close to 70 mins in the away match against UAE some 5 days ago.
I will be cheering "INDIAAAA.....INDIA...." at Ambedkar Stadium. Join me there, if you can, to cheer Bhangra Boys....Tickets are as low as Rs. 100/- and Rs. 30/-....... remember spending thousands for worthless IPL matches.
In 2009, I met a person from Allahabad, who travelled 650 KMs, only to watch Nehru Cup final. And they say that Football can never be a popular sport in India.
Those who are unable to reach Ambedkar Stadium, can catch live action at Ten Action+.