Bhaichung Bhutia says Indian football needs committed administrators

Bhutia was in Ranchi along with Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to associate with NGO 'Hip Hip Hurray' to promote a sports-based curriculum to engage children and youth in Jharkhand. He cited the example how Dhoni loves football from his heart.

updated: October 21, 2013 19:39 IST
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Ranchi: Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday said that even renowned coach Alex Ferguson would not be able to take India into World Cup without proper infrastructure and involvement of committed people in the running of the game in the country.

"We need right people, right infrastructure, right motivation and willingness to take the game forward. They (people involved in betterment of football in India) should not be there just to take positions," Bhutia told PTI here.

"Tomorrow (even if) you bring Alex Ferguson to India he is not going to take us to World Cup. But what Ferguson can do is to train 20 to 25 guys who will get the benefit and later these players will impart their ideas to other players," he said.

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