The game is not for the faint of heart.
The passion, the hunger, the fear of losing the ball is almost as strong as the intensity of playing football.
For a team like Valampuri FC, this is not an issue.
They know this and that’s why they keep the players on the pitch and keep them going.
“I don’t care about playing,” goalkeeper Giorgi Sibulashvili said.
“Playing the game of football is not about my career.
And when you play away, you don’t want to get carried away. “
When you are playing at home, the first thing you want to do is to play and win games.
And when you play away, you don’t want to get carried away.
If you do, you will lose a game.”
In this, the most competitive league in India, the stakes are high.
And while the match can be entertaining, it can also be a tough one.
That is where a new set of rules comes into play.
The league has set the minimum age at 20 years, but the number of caps will increase from the current 24 to 24 plus one.
The players have been asked to wear protective equipment, but no official rules are in place.
For now, the only thing that can be done is to let the players go home if they don’t get a cap.
“We don’t need any rules for players,” said coach KV Seshashev, who has been coaching Valampur FC since the start of the season.
“They will not be allowed to leave the stadium until the cap has been worn.”
The players and the coach are both aware of the rules.
“It’s our job to make the players feel comfortable,” Seshastava said.
Seshavashevt says he has a rulebook in his office that gives players a list of rules.
The rules are clear.
It says: No person under 18 years of age shall play football in any capacity, in any place.
“You must have a full head of hair, no hair in the beard or mustache, no beard in the upper part of the face, no eyebrows or mustache on your upper lip, no eyelashes, no bangs, no teeth, no skin blemishes, no tattoos and no other visible marks of age.”
“You can not wear gloves or goggles.
No player shall wear a mask.
You can not be wearing anything on your head.
You must not take part in any activities which can affect the health of your body,” Seshemashevs said.
And if a player is in a state of shock, they are not allowed to play.
“A player is allowed to stop playing if they get injured,” Sediviranam, a former coach of Valampurus FC, said.
In other words, if you’re not in a condition to play, you’re out of the equation.
“What is the reason to be in a pain?”
A player can be sent home if the referee decides it’s too dangerous.
But for now, there is no penalty.
“If you don´t know what to do, we just have to say no,” Semenvasheva said.
The rest is up to the players, who are in a constant state of excitement and excitement, especially during games.
For players like Seshavi, who have spent a lot of time with their families, the games are just a part of their day.
“For me, I like to play because it gives me a chance to enjoy the football,” Semanashevi said.
But it is also about the passion.
And the passion is what makes it so fun.
“The games are about passion.
You get up on the field and play,” Sisheva added.
“But what really gets me is when you are in the dressing room and you see the fans.
It is not just the players but the fans who are supporting us.
That’s why we like to come here.
And to come and cheer for us.
And you know, it’s the same in every stadium, too.”