Blame India's World Cup Drought on the Shoes

No Indian fan seriously hopes that India will qualify for a World Cup in the course of his or her lifetime.
Brazil wouldn't have gotten past India's defense ... back in 1950.

When the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, a captive audience of close to 100 million in India, myself included, will settle down for a month in paradise: long, enthralling nights in front of a television (most games begin after midnight here) and short, imaginative mornings spent calling in ill at work before tumbling back into bed.

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