Since Qatar was granted permission to host FIFA on its territory, there is speculation over when India will be allowed to host FIFA.
Why shouldn’t India host the World Cup?
Qatar has a shorter football history than India and other nations yet is still capable of doing so?
India hasn’t participated in a World Cup yet. Let alone hosted one, and hasn’t distinguished itself on global stages. The Indian fan base speculates that India won’t be able to host FIFA anytime soon in light of all these failures.
However, with the launch of the Indian Super League, India has begun concentrating on professional football. AIFF is developing players of the highest caliber. Building a first-rate infrastructure, and obtaining the funds required to advance the sport.
India Had A Chance To Play In World Cup
India and football have a very long history together that dates back to the 17th century. The top players in all of Asia used to be on the Indian squad. India did, in fact, earn a spot in the 1950’s Brazil-hosted FIFA World Cup. But due to a lack of funding at the time, India did not participate.
Taken Over By Cricket
After India won the cricket World Cup in 1983, cricket became the center of attention. And over the past 40 years, cricket has dominated the hearts, minds, resources, infrastructure, and the big population of India. And since then, football has been put on the back burner.
Indian Super League
The Indian Super League (ISL) was formed in India in 2013, and it gained traction both domestically and internationally after that. India still has a ways to go.
Where Does India Lag?
India has not participated in the FIFA World Cup and has not hosted a single World Cup. Despite having a population of over a billion people. The infrastructural update, which complies with FIFA regulations and ultimately passed the FIFA test, is something that must be done right away if India is to host the tournament. The matches will take place in various locations. To conduct the game, it is necessary to take care of the other infrastructure, such as top-notch hotels and transportation options, in addition to the stadium.
Infrastructure is a problem, but Qatar too lacked FIFA’s infrastructure, and it has faced criticism for building it. Why can’t India do it if Qatar can? The nation must go through a three-step process and adhere to FIFA’s rigorous standards in order to be approved to host. India must therefore improve in order to host.
Our nation is seen as a diverse cultural population that is prepared to amuse visitors, promote various sports, and establish itself on a global scale. FIFA World Cup hosting is not far away from India. Thanks to the passionate love Indian fans showed in Qatar World Cup. FIFA will look to cover this market and India need to be prepared for hosting the tournament after the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It’s time to make progress in the areas where it is lagging.