Written by Amarnath Sanneni Produced by Tifo Studios

We all know India as a cricket crazy nation, so it’s very hard to believe that there was a footballer, by name of Sailen Manna, who nearly took the country to 1950 FIFA World Cup. India’s football governing body, the AIFF, would withdraw from the tournament at the last minute, affecting the growth and success of Indian football ever since.

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