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Shyam Sundar Ghosh

Shyam Sundar Ghosh is a former Sports Editor of The Statesman as well it's Bengali publications , Danik Statesman ( 1971 to 2003 ; 2005 to 2015 ).His passionate involvement with football allowed him to become one of the best-known football writers and commentators not only in India but also with a global reputation. He was the first journalist from India to cover the Spain World Cup in 1982 and the only journalist from the sub-continent to cover seven editions of the World Cup in 1982 (Spain), 1986 (Mexico), 1990 (Italy), 1994 (USA), 1998 (France), 2002 (South Korea & Japan) and 2006 (Germany)Read More...

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Books by Shyam Sundar Ghosh

Sportswriters were critical. There were no concrete plans for the national football team. No sustained or coherent training. Unfortunately, the Indian teams were mocked. Ciric Milovan, the Yugoslavia coach, who had served as the Indian coach for a brief period in the 80s, made us believe that India can give a good account against any country in the world. Many of us remembered how Indian footballers put up a brave fight against Carlos Bilardo's probable World

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