Indian Olympic team tour of Europe 1948

The squad of 17 players was selected on 7th May, and was 
scheduled to leave for England on 6th June.

The Indians played barefoot when possible, but wore boots 
on soft ground or in rain.

Known results (possibly incomplete):
13- 7                    A Department Store XI    0-15 India
16- 7  Thames Ditton     Metropolitan Police FC   1-3  India
24- 7  Pinner            Pinner FC                1-9  India
26- 7  Hayes             Hayes FC                 1-4  India
??- 7  Wood Green        Alexandra Park FC        2-8  India
31- 7  Ilford            France Olympic           2-1  India   [Olympic Games]
12- 8  Rotterdam         Sparta (Rotterdam)       2-1  India
14- 8  Amsterdam         AFC Ajax                 1-5  India
16- 8  Den Haag          VUC (Den Haag)           1-0  India
17- 8  Düsseldorf        [a German team]           -   India   [cancelled]
21- 8  Ilford            Isthmian League          1-3  India
23- 8  Wrexham           Wales Amateur            1-4  India
26- 8  Swansea           Wales Amateur            0-0  India
31- 8  Sutton Coldfield  Boldmere St Michaels FC  0-1  India
 2- 9  Finchley          Athenian League          1-1  India   [final tour match]

Note: in their Olympic match vs France, eight Indians played 
  without boots. After going 1-0 down in the first half, India
  dominated the second half. They earned two penalty kicks, 
  one of which was missed and the other saved by the French
  goalkeeper, before France scored the winning goal in the 
  last minute.

Olympics 1948

About this document

Sources: Indian Express, The Times, The Manchester Guardian, The Straits Times, China Mail, Hong Kong Sunday Herald

Thanks to Frank Rankmore

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 6 Apr 2011

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