The squad of 17 players was selected on 7th May, and was scheduled to leave for England on 6th June. The Indians played barefoot when possible, but wore boots on soft ground or in rain. Known results (possibly incomplete): 13- 7 A Department Store XI 0-15 India 16- 7 Thames Ditton Metropolitan Police FC 1-3 India 24- 7 Pinner Pinner FC 1-9 India 26- 7 Hayes Hayes FC 1-4 India ??- 7 Wood Green Alexandra Park FC 2-8 India 31- 7 Ilford France Olympic 2-1 India [Olympic Games] 12- 8 Rotterdam Sparta (Rotterdam) 2-1 India 14- 8 Amsterdam AFC Ajax 1-5 India 16- 8 Den Haag VUC (Den Haag) 1-0 India 17- 8 Düsseldorf [a German team] - India [cancelled] 21- 8 Ilford Isthmian League 1-3 India 23- 8 Wrexham Wales Amateur 1-4 India 26- 8 Swansea Wales Amateur 0-0 India 31- 8 Sutton Coldfield Boldmere St Michaels FC 0-1 India 2- 9 Finchley Athenian League 1-1 India [final tour match] Note: in their Olympic match vs France, eight Indians played without boots. After going 1-0 down in the first half, India dominated the second half. They earned two penalty kicks, one of which was missed and the other saved by the French goalkeeper, before France scored the winning goal in the last minute.
Sources: Indian Express, The Times, The Manchester Guardian, The Straits Times, China Mail, Hong Kong Sunday Herald
Thanks to Frank Rankmore
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Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 6 Apr 2011
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