World Cup Facts - NO SHOES; NO PLAY!!

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You know friends; In­dia was once in­vited to play for foot ball World Cup! It was in the 1950 Brazil World Cup. In­dia played well against France in 1948 and due to this, our coun­try got an invitation. Peo­ple were ex­cited and play­ers were proud of that achieve­ment. How­ever, In­dia de­cided not to play. An as­ton­ish­ing decision took ev­ery­one by sur­prise. You know, what was the rea­son for such a rare decision? The In­dian play­ers were not fa­mil­iar play­ing – by wear­ing sports shoes! Ac­cord­ing to the FIFA rules, play­ers should wear sports shoes while play­ing. Thus In­dia aban­doned the World Cup Tour of 1950! Friend, now it seems to be a joke; but it is a true story.

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