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In Cricket Obsessed India, Football Tries to Gain a Following

In India, a newly-launched football league is trying to win fans in a land where cricket holds undisputed sway. The league is wooing people with glitz, glamour and a sprinkling of international football players. Indian football’s brief, glorious moment came nearly six decades ago, when it stood fourth in the 1956 Olympics. Since then the game has suffered a huge decline except in a handful of places like Kolkata and Goa, where local clubs command enthusiastic fan followings.   Now,...

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