For better football skills in India

Updated: 08 February 2008 11:32 IST

Now, English is the most common language spoken in the world and football the most played sport. No doubt about that.

For better football skills in India

New Delhi:

Now, English is the most common language spoken in the world and football the most played sport. No doubt about that.

And that's why it is taken two Englishman, well actually one Englishman and one Jamaican to use their combined twenty years experience in top flight football in England to try and promote the game of football in a cricket crazy country like India.

Robbie Earle used to play for a club nicknamed The Crazy Gang but there is nothing crazy about this former Jamaican International's motives.

The 43-year-old along with former England International Warren Barton is in Delhi as members of Premier Skills, an initiative between the English Premier League and the England's Football Association to improve football in India.

"The best players in the world want to play in England and want to play in the Premiership and that is why the Premiership needs to come to places like India and say 'Yes' you watch our product. Now, we want to help you grow football in this country," said Robbie Earle, Former Jamaican International.

"The two month project which is being promoted by the British Council and the All India Football Federation is looking to promote the game, but it is going to take a lot of effort in India as well to raise the profile of the sport," said Warren Barton, Former England International

"The local league has to do well. The national team does well and it is important that India qualifies for World Cup. They need to be doing better at World Cup qualifiers and then the whole profile for the game will be lifted," said Robbie Earle, Former Jamaican International.

Football is no doubt the beautiful game, but it could be all the more beautiful for India, if India one day reached the top in international football.

Topics : Football
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