FACT CHECK: Is it true that the Indian national team withdrew from the 1950 World Cup because they didn’t want to wear shoes?

SOREANG NEWSPAPER – The 2022 World Cup which will take place from November to December in Qatar has confirmed that 15 teams have qualified.

The remaining 17 tickets are still being contested by several teams on different continents, including Europe, which is hot as tough teams Italy and Portugal have yet to battle it out in the Playoffs.

But before the event begins, there are some interesting stories in the World Cup.

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One of them is the withdrawal of the Indian national team during the 1950 World Cup, which is believed to be due to the players not wanting to use shoes during the competition.

At that time, India shocked the world with their performance at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England.

The Indian national team used to play barefoot football (some players played with socks while most played barefoot), losing to France by a narrow margin of 2–1.

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This match has already attracted a lot of attention as the 1948 Summer Olympics marked India’s debut in an international tournament as an independent nation.

However, seeing that the Indian team appeared to be playing barefoot football became the center of attention at many parties.

Cheryl Tenny

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