“Look at all those village boys finding their way to fun.
They don’t mind the bruises, the mud stains, the scorching heat –
all they care for is the victory.
Victory when the worn-out ball passes through the bamboo posts.
Aye! Our native isn’t anywhere near to FIFA countries
but what a sight and what blissful feeling to witness these boys delve into a world of their own in the green lushes field.
I know just by looking at them play that they are not themselves; not just ordinary. There is a force unseen that drives them on the field.
Indeed Argentina away from Argentina.
Every village has its own football story and you can find it in your Soyim (birthplace) too.”
-Apen, a storyteller from Nagaland
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