Kolkata: The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will be honouring Mohun Bagan as they start selling tickets for the Under-17 World Cup that will be hosted by India this year.
In a memorable day that went down the history of Indian football as well as India’s struggle for freedom against their colonial masters, Mohun Bagan defeated Yorkshire on July 29th, 1911. With the feat, Mohun Bagan became the first ever team of only Indian players to have defeated a British team.
The match was symbolic in more than one way and played as an important part in India’s uprising against their colonial masters. Indians viewed it as not just a football match but as a significant movement against the British.