Our newspapers are normally all aclutter with football news—reportage from the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, where titans of the modern game exult defiantly after their latest exploits. But suddenly, Indian soccer is making news. Even in the times of cloying ‘super sixes’, and hackneyed cheerleaders at cricket’s biggest carnival, IPL had to share headline space with the I-League. A little known football club, Aizawl FC, had won the domestic tournament. And a few weeks ago, the Indian national team had made it to the top 100 of FIFA’s ranking for the first time in 21 years, albeit tied with Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia for that final 100th spot.