Gill keen to see Real Madrid in India

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New Delhi, Jul 9 (UNI) European soccer giants Real Madrid could well be seen in the country if everything goes according to Sports Minister MS Gill's plans who disclosed his aspirations here today.

''Recently there was an international match in Kolkata which got a very good response, so football is still not dead in India,'' Gill said.

He informed that during his visit to London last week, he met the Real Madrid boss and invited his team to India.

''I was recently in London and met the Real Madrid boss during the Wimbledon final. I am going to try if they come and play in Kolkata. I asked him if they would come, he was very keen,'' Gill added.

Gill, who is a great sports enthusiast himself, recalled Sunday's final at Wimbledon between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and said he was fortunate to witness the match between two great players.

''It was the greatest match ever. I was very lucky to be there to watch it. If you look at the scoreboard it was one to be captured in camera.

''The scores went like 3-3 and deuce, 4-4 then deuce and it was going on like that. Federer had the last Championships point, he could have taken that but whatever happened was right,'' he said about the match that was finally won by Nadal.

''Federer was more graceful but I don't think making records is that important. ederer could have gone on to win the sixth and seventh and then eighth but how does it matter.

''Nadal has won this time and Federer can win again next year.

It was a fair result from Greek gods,'' he added.

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