Union Trade Minister Piyush Goyal, who is on a three-day visit to Australia, visited the Richmond Football Club on Wednesday and said he would like to see if American football could be brought to India. American football, simply called soccer in the United States and Canada, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven on the field with unlimited substitutions.
“It will be wonderful to add an extra dimension to our relationship… We would like to see if we can introduce (American) football to India and give them some visibility. Our partnership has an element of soft power,” Minister of Union, Piyush Goyal, of Richmond Football Club, Melbourne, told ANI. The game of American football is not popular or widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent compared to other contemporary sports in the region. The object of this sport is to score more points than your opponents within the time limit. To do this, a team must move the ball up the field in phases of play before eventually bringing the ball into the “end zone” for a touchdown.
“As part of the historic agreement, we want more collaboration in the sporting field. We have already discussed what we can achieve in cricket, looking at training academies. We have also talked about yoga,” added Australian Trade, Tourism. and Minister of Investment Dan Tehan. Earlier, the Indian minister also visited the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where he paid tribute to the recently deceased cricketing legend Shane Warne.
University of Melbourne (Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity). He was accompanied by Tehan and Allan Myers, Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, at Melbourne Law School. Goyal will later visit the Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne and attend a community event with the Indian Diaspora. Australia is India’s 17th largest trading partner and India is Australia’s 9th largest trading partner. (ANI)
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