In Football, India’s First Ever International Tour – to Australia in 1938 – Part 2
Few Facts and Figures of the Tour:
5) Australian newspapers reported that Australians removed their metal studs from their boots and replaced them with ‘leather bars’.
6) Matches will played over 80 minutes, unlike the Indians played 30 minute halves.
7) 1st Match
Opponent: South Australia
Result: 6-1 (India)
8) India’s Captain: K. Bhattacharjee
9) 2nd Match
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
HT Score: Victoria 3 – 1 India
Result: 3-4 (Loss to India)
Info Courtesy: Australian Online Football Museum, Ozfootball.net