The 2019 Indian Super League is just around the corner, and with that comes the start of a new era in Indian football.
With a number of major players joining the ranks of the national team, there is now a strong foundation of talent that can challenge for the 2019 World Cup, and in turn the World Cup title.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, the national coach of the National Soccer League (NSL), Rahul Nagpur, said that while he could not speak about the exact number of players joining Indian football, he was confident that India will have more than 30-35 players in the team.
“India has more than 20-30 players, in the national squad.
It’s not that we can’t have a number lower.
But we are confident that the national side can compete for the World Cups,” said Nagpur.”
The national side is very good, but we also know that we have a lot of work to do to win the World Championships.
We have to build on the foundations of the domestic league.
There is still a lot to do before we can be considered contenders for the tournaments,” he added.
The 2018 World Cup was India’s first tournament in the domestic competitions since 2005, and India failed to qualify for the 2018 edition.
The 2018 World Cups was held in Bangladesh, where the team was defeated by the hosts in the group stage.
India has not reached the World Championship since its last edition in 2003, which saw the country qualify via the Group Stage, where they met hosts Brazil in the quarterfinals.
Despite their struggles in recent years, India’s national team has shown a consistent level of commitment and ability to perform in international competitions, and that will be key in securing a place in 2019.
The next World Cup in 2019 will be India’s second attempt to play in an international tournament, following their first appearance in 2009.
In his latest book, The Journey to India: The Story of the Indian Football Team, former England Under-19 international Ryan Giggs highlighted India’s impressive international record, and the team’s performances in the 2018 World Championship, the 2019 Asian Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The current Indian side has a long history of success and will look to continue that tradition in 2019, with a strong squad and a strong World Cup under their belts.