Kerala where I come from perhaps rank number one in Football fever. Everywhere in the state large cut outs and team banners are seen with the favourite players prominently appearing.
Recently one such cut out of Messy and Argentina team won a worldwide award.
Malayalam commentary adjudged the most enthusiastic and passionate. T shirts of teams and fans are sold even in rural areas.
The absence of India anywhere near the world football level is not a hindrance. Probably that has given a choice for the fans
Due to lack of the required infrastructure and stadia, matches are in smaller grounds and sevens are played in plenty.
If there’s a World Cup for football sevens, Kerala could win