Salt Lake Stadium (Calcutta) - This is indeed a year of prodigies. First, Brazil doesn't even show traces of being a contender for the soccer world champion title, then Bangladesh defeats India in the Cricket world cup and now this.
Yesterday evening, a young English team, most of whose players were below the 10 year age mark, defeated an evidently annoyed and embarrassed Indian senior team.
Although many wouldn't be surprised by the outcome of this friendly match keeping in consideration the disappointing form that the Indians have displayed in recent matches, many others are very upset. Some die(or dead)-hard fans believe the young English kids were on steroids.
The great performance put up by Davis Kickem(3 goals) has added fuel to the speculation. But despite the great performance of this young lad and his fellow team-mates, the top-scorer of the match with 4 goals was Subrato Paul, who exited the stadium with a wide grin on his face. The goal that went to the Indian team was scored by the English goal-keeper out of pity.
The match was initially to be played at Manchester, but the IFA (Indian Football/footwear/fool's Ass-ociation) could not afford the to and fro air ticket prices. IFA also applied for grants from the world bank in the World Peace category, but failed to get grants. This match was viewed by 4 spectators, including 3 of our reporters. The fourth spectator is said to be a stray dog.
And now for the worst part, the English players weren't even of a footballing background, they were cricketers who understood that the ball was meant to be hit and not stared at (not those balls).
The IFA president is happy with the result saying that the indian team will get a "higher" rank...will someone please tell him that 150th rank is worse than the 1st rank?
the kickbutt morons.