IN PICTURES | Nagaland’s FIFA World Cup fever runs hot in the streets


TNT In Pictures | July 3, 2018

Football fervor is felt mostly deeply in Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram, four of the seven states that dangle off India's northeast. The region is, in many ways, a stepchild, a place where most people trace their ethnic roots to Myanmar or China, and where a thicket of separatist militias have waged decades-long fights for independence. And while elsewhere in the country, cricket is a religion with cricketers worshipped as gods, in places like Nagaland the love for football, its origins muddled, trumps all.

Source, Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times (Yirmiyan Arthur/ AP)