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From a Baby League to dreaming big, Mizoram is converting its DNA for football into an amazing success story
Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
Enthusiastic boys at a playground in Aizawl.
Lalmuanpuia Hmar (left) dreams of playing for India one day
Mizoram is the first state to host a ‘baby league’ soccer tourney under a ‘Young Legends’ programme of the Mizoram Football Association.
A Mizoram Premier League match in progress
A young player returning from practice
Youngsters jostle for the ball during a friendly match.
Supporters of Aizawl FC during an I-League match against NEROCA FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl