Asian football

Pakistan and India on tour

August 26, 2011
By John Duerden
Beating Pakistan in England next month would put a smile on the face of Indian football after a sad week. The nation's best ever player Baichung Bhutia retired from the international game due to persistent injuries. It truly was the end of a 16-year era for the legendary forward as tributes, as well as the occasional barb, poured in from all corners of the sub-continent and beyond for the player known simply as 'Bhai', the Hindi word for 'brother'. It was a fitting nickname for Indian football's ...

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