Indian football has only recently awoken from a deep sleep, revealing the immense footballing potential that has lay dormant for so long. Success at the popular Afro-Asian Games, victory in the LG Cup in 2000 and a number of other triumphs have given a further boost to the burgeoning self-confidence of the Indian players. Football is not the number one sport in India
, but it could be. After 32 long years of mediocrity, recent successes have converted the masses into real football fans. Indian football is on the rise - and Asia, and indeed the world, will surely sit up and take notice of recent developments.