New Delhi, INDIA - The whole country was glued to the TV set from the kinder garden kid to the president to watch the semi final match of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship between Maldives and India. We lost the match by 3 - 1 and were knocked out of the competition. Maldives never won a semi final match against India in the past history. We could not change the history this time. However, our players gave their maximum this time. Our coach gave his maximum. It's not our time this year. Two kilo got injured. Bakaa had a stiff neck. Our skipper got injured in the beginning of the first half. It was just not our time.
But can we do it next time? I hope so. The 350,000 people in the tiny island nation will be hoping so.