Abhishek Bachchan has always expressed how passionate he is about sports. The actor, who is a big fan of the premiere league team Chelsea FC۪, has now bought a team in the Indian Super League and hopes that India will soon quality for the FIFA World Cup.
I believe in Indian football and the ISL (Indian Super League). We have a dream in the ISL. The U- 17 FIFA World Cup is coming to India in 2017 and we want to build up the best possible team we can. Our dream is to qualify for the FIFA World Cup_ When I was in Rio for the FIFA World Cup final, I met the FIFA President Sepp Blatter. He said, You have 1.2 billion people and you can۪t put 11 men on the pitch?۪ ISL is here to prove Blatter wrong, Bachchan told Absolute India.
Bachchan۪s team, Chennaiyin FC۪, is co-owned by the famous Indian cricketer MS Dhoni.
It can be noted that Bachchan also owned a team in the Pro Kabaddi League earlier this year. In fact his team, Jaipur Pink Panthers۪, won the tournament.
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