Have you heard of Steven Dias ?
If you don't follow Indian football, I'm afraid you'll say Steven Who ?
Steven Dias is India's answer to David Beckham. Skinny and speedy, Steven plays on the Indian and Mahindra United
right flanks. Blessed with natural speed and an accurate right foot, he is indeed part of the Indian Football team
which is slowly getting noticed.
I got to watch him play at Cooperage in the Bombay derby last week against Mumbai FC. Apart from regulation crosses, he struck in a curling free kick from 35 yards which was saved by Mumbai FC goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey at full stretch. If you happen to be in Bombay, come down to Cooperage, the ticket is only 20 bucks, you get the company of fishermen, taxi drivers, gangsters and young footballers. Be sure to notice Steven Dias is his orange boots or Abhishek Yadav, India's Van Nistelrooy towering over the others :)