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Alakhpura's sex ratio is among the worst in the country, but that hasn't hindered the rise of women's football here.
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There are two reasons why I decided to forgo my cherished winter-morning sleep today and pen down this letter: firstly, to thank you for your endeavour, and no doubt great amount of funding, to bring football to the cricket-loving masses of this nation; secondly, to bring to your knowledge certain questions which football-loving Indian fans have on their minds.
He's right; for all the infrastructural and technical problems that plague Indian football, our dismissive mindset towards the game needs to be corrected if we are to stand the remotest chance of growing; because even if the AIFF does everything in its power (far-fetched, I know) to develop the game at its end, it wouldn't matter unless we take it upon ourselves to take the game forward.