Awakening the Blue Tigers : India's Quest for Football's Holy Grail
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ISBN: 9789394547032 Pages: 280 Size: 138 x 216 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 240 gm.
About The Book
If we can win World Cups in cricket, why canâ€™t we even qualify in
football? What will it take for a nation of 1.38 billion people to take
its rightful place in the world football hierarchy?
Awakening the Blue Tigers seeks to answer these and other related
questions. How can the countryâ€™s passion for the FIFA World Cup be
leveraged? How are properties like the FIFA U-17 World Cup and
Indian Super League in association with private players and NGOs
like Slum Soccer bringing about a paradigm shift? How does football
offer a way out of poverty? Tackling head-on the ills and issues that
plague the development of football in India, the authors, veterans of
the sports industry, provide an up-close and fascinating look at the
ecosystem around the game.
Even as the obsession for FIFA World Cup 2022 reaches fever
pitch, this book â€“ full of anecdotes, insights, and reflections from
football legends, industry professionals, and unsung heroes â€“ provides
a clear and precise road map to help India reach its full potential as a
About Neel Shah
Neel Shah is an experienced sports management professional, ICF-certified
life coach, educator and author. He has worked for over two decades on
the development and commercialization of sport in North America, Asia and
Europe. In 2018, he established the Global Institute of Sports Business. Here,
he currently serves as the associate dean and the head of counselling.
Prior to setting up the institute with India On Track, Neel was the CEO
of DSK Shivajians FC and the Liverpool FC International Academy-DSK.
Before stepping into professional club management, he served as the business
director for Libero Sports. Preceding his move to India in 2009, Neel spent
seven years with New York-based Major League Soccer serving as director of
fan development. Shah secured his MBA in Sports Management from Seton