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Ranbir Kapoor dreams of Indian football team playing in world cup

Bollywood's link with sports is great: Ranbir Kapoor
By Indo-Asian News Service
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 15:30:38 GMT
 

Ranbir Kapoor dreams of Indian football team playing in world cup Ranbir Kapoor at ISL presser
Sports in India has got a shot in the arm with the involvement of Bollywood celebs in franchises, thinks actor Ranbir Kapoor.

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways.

Apart from Ranbir, the ISL has star team co-owners such as John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, while Varun Dhawan endorses the Goa team.

"It's a great thing, and every sport should be encouraged in the country. Cricket is our first love, but that doesn't mean we should not give kabaddi or football a platform," the 31-year-old said here recently at the launch of his football club.

PHOTOS: Ranbir Kapoor at Mumbai City Football Club logo launch

"More than anything, you are giving opportunities to the youth to become a football player or kabaddi player and not necessarily a cricketer," he added.

Abhishek Bachchan, whose team Pro Kabaddi League franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers, won Sunday night, is also part-owner of the Chennai franchise of the ISL.

PHOTOS: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan at Pro Kabaddi League final

John Abraham is the co-owner of NorthEast United FC, while Varun Dhawan is the brand ambassador of FC Goa.

Ranbir stated that everyone involved in the ISL will strive to make the league engaging and hopefully it will lead to the creation of a very good Indian football team.

"It's about the quality of the game and how well Star Sports markets the game. All the people who are involved - like IMG Reliance, Hero, franchise owners and everyone, wants to put their best foot forward and create a league that is engaging and entertaining and has quality football.

PHOTOS: Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan at a charity football match

"Hopefully we can have our own Indian football team which can play in the World Cup," Ranbir Kapoor said.

The inaugural season of the Hero ISL will be played from Oct 12 to Dec 20 in eight Indian cities. Bollywood star Salman Khan is a co-owner of the Pune franchise.

PHOTOS: Ranbir Kapoor plays football with cousin Armaan, gets a kiss from him
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