India has won 13 of its last 15 matches, and is unbeaten in the last eight. IMAGE: The Indian football team at a training session with Coach Stephen Constantine, centre. Photograph: AIFF Media Over the past few weeks, Danny Batth, captain of the English side Wolverhampton Wanderers, has expressed a profound desire to play for India. In Batth’s case, whose father is Indian, the alacrity to swap his British passport for a blue jersey is easy to fathom. His chances of playing for the England senior team are dreadfully bleak, illusory at best. And if he ever needed any more incentive to represent the Indian national team, then here’s one: Only 83 places now separate his adopted homeland and the country of his father’s birth in the world rankings. A little over two years ago, that gap was appalling — more than 150 places. A month after Sunil Chhetri put on his Diego Maradona boots and glided past three dismayed Kyrgyzstan defenders in an unusual show of occult football nimbleness, before lashing the ball past the ‘keeper in an AFC Cup qualifier in Bengaluru, the national side finds itself ranked 96 in the world, its best showing in more than… Read full this story
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