The Games received names like First Asiad and Asiad. A total of athletes representing 11 Asian National Olympic Committees NOCs participated in 57 events from eight sports and discipline. The Asiad were originally scheduled to be held in , but postponed until due to delays in preparations. On 13 February , the Asian Games Federation was formally established in Delhi, with Delhi unanimously announced as the first host city of the Asian Games. Countries invited included almost all the independent Asian countries of the time except Soviet Union and Vietnam , due to the political structure of those nations. National Stadium was the venue for all events.
Pakistan hockey team cheered for India during 1962 Asian Games football final
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The Senayan Main Stadium in Jakarta was jam-packed with a partisan 1,00,strong Indonesian crowd cheering for Korea Republic at the top of their voice," Ghosh told the-aiff. Any guesses? Strange as it may sound, the Pakistan hockey team cheered for us. Unbelievable, but "The hostile atmosphere made us more determined as the match moved ahead. Pradip-da Pradip Kumar Banerjee gave us the lead before Jarnail Singh doubled it three minutes later. Jarnail had stitches on his forehead and was, hence, played as a centre forward striker in the match. India beat South Korea in the gold medal match.
Indian football team at the Asian Games: 1978 Bangkok
Men's football tournament has been a regular Asian Games sporting event since the edition , while women's tournament began in Since the Asian Games , age limit for men teams is under plus up to three over aged players for each squad,  same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics. The first women's tournament was held in the Asian Games. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: History of the Football at the Asian Games.
The Indian football team has had its days of glory and success in the past. India continued their splendid form against Japan in their third game of the competition. The Indian football team's mesmerising campaign was further glorified with their semi-final display against Vietnam. Indian bounced back into the game against Vietnam despite being down, to clinch the game