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Sunny Alex Monday, April 11, 2022

From the time I started walking I loved playing with tiny plastic balls. I never preferred anything more than getting a new football to play with. I live in a building with a very good playground in the front. When I was old enough to go down to play, I soon learnt that football is glue which connects all children from diverse back ground and various Nationalities. We played peacefully.

History of Football in Kuwait

Kuwait's first international match was played in the 1961 Pan Arab Games against Libya which ended in a 2–2 draw. Kuwait national football team has joined the World Cup in 1982 which was held in Spain. Kuwait has won the Asian Cup in 1980. Kuwait won the Final 3–0 against South Korea. Kuwait's historical highest FIFA ranking was the 24th place achieved in December 1998. Bader Al-Mutawa is the most capped player of the Kuwaiti team, and Bashar Abdullah is the top goal scorer in the history of the Kuwait national football team. Kuwait has won the Arabian Gulf Cup ten times, and is the most successful team in winning that competition.

History of Football in India

The origin of football in India can be traced back to mid-nineteenth century when the game was introduced by British soldiers. Initially, games were played between army teams.. Calcutta FC was the first club to be established in 1872.Other clubs include Dalhousie Club, Traders Club and Naval Volunteers Club. Calcutta, then capital of British India, soon became the hub of Indian football. Tournaments like Gladstone Cup, Trades Cup and Cooch Behar Cup during this time

The first Indian team to achieve success was Sovabazar Club, which won the Trades Cup in 1892. The Mohan Bagan Athletic Club was set up in 1889 and the club became famous in 1911 when it became the first Indian team to lift the IFA Shield. The Indian Football Association (IFA) was established in Calcutta in 1893.The All India Football Federation, which runs the game in India, was formed in 1937.

Football is loved by all Some of the famous football players of Kuwait are Adel Lami Khalid Mohamed, Ahmed Al-Tarabulsi, Bader Al-Mutawa, Jasem Yaqoub, Musaed Neda.Some of the famous Indian footballers are Sunil Chhetri, Bhaichung Bhutia, Sandesh Jhingan, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

I really believe in the quote “Football is god’s gift to humanity”. The Glue that hold us all together. As We are celebrating the National Day of Kuwait lets always remember, the game football. Our mutual love for this Sport

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