Soccer in South Asia: Empire, Nation, Diaspora

1st Edition

Paul Dimeo, James Mills

Routledge
Published September 1, 2001
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780714681702 - CAT# RU33744
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian game are considered. Future scenarios are explored and models for progression and problems facing the sport in south Asia are outlined.

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