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Indian Football Teams Missing in Action: Time We Look Beyond Asian Games​

Interview with Siddhanth Aney, Vaibhav Raghunandan |
Interviewed by Leslie Xavier
Newsclick's sports team discusses what the All India Football Federation (AIFF) should do next, instead of crying foul, after the men's and women's football teams were not cleared for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

While the FIFA World Cup rages on in Russia, Indian football finds itself in another mire. The teams' (men and women) exclusion from the Asian Games contingent by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has provoked debate and criticism across the country over the last week. Newsclick's sports team sits down to talk through the merits of IOA's argument regarding the exclusion, and the futility of All India Football Federation's (AIFF's) protest against it.​

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