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Documentary series on the untold story of India’s take on the 1950 FIFA World Cup


A new documentary series titled “Indian Football Stories: The World Is Yours” paying homage to the rich and magnificent history of football in India has been commissioned by Budweiser, a partner FIFA’s global partnership, released. It dissects the sport’s journey within the Indian context, making it the first documentary of its kind – an attempt to tell the untold story of India’s date to the 1950 World Cup.

The series features famous historians, legendary football players, coaches and opinion leaders from sports associations. Icons like Bhaichung BhutiaJaydeep Basu, Sailen Manna and Talimeren AO appear in the series, reliving the glory days of football and sharing anecdotes with their fans.

“Growing up we heard stories of game legends, made history and conquered the attention and love of the world. India is a land of countless talents and with the right support and encouragement we are a force to be reckoned with. With this documentary series we hope to motivate budding soccer players and put India on the global football map. I want to thank Budweiser and VICE Media for this opportunity to deliver so many inspiring stories and celebrate the sport in all its splendor.” Legendary Indian football player Bhaichung Bhutia said.

The documentary series is a visual tour of the past, present, and future. The first episode, titled “Chapter 1”, delves into the pitfalls and hurdles that led to India’s exclusion from the 1950 FIFA World Cup, despite qualifying for the tournament, relegation on the 29th.order November 2022. The second and penultimate volume titled “Chapter 2”, scheduled for release in the first week of December, delves into the football club culture in India and tells The golden era of football in this country. ‘Chapter 3’, the final installment of a three-part series, comes out in mid-December promising a glimmer of hope – reviving the ’90s football frenzy and seeing the Indian soccer team took over the FIFA field earlier than expected.

Commenting on the documentary series, Vineet Sharma, Vice President of Marketing – South Asia, AB InBev, said: “Associated with FIFA for over 35 years, Budweiser has shaped great cultural experiences to make the world more accessible. enhance the experience of watching the match. This documentary series, in partnership with VICE, is a tribute to the veterans of the game in India, a celebration of how far we’ve come and a reminder of how far we’ve come. We are not on the road yet. The series is an attempt to inspire millions of football fans to start realizing their dreams, just like their idols did. We want to ignite the passion for football in India and create memorable moments for the audience during the FIFA World Cup, keeping the love for the sport burning.”

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