New Delhi: India's second official Real Madrid supporters' club
The Peña Madridista Delhi celebrated its first birthday on Saturday, with 1,000 fans getting together to watch Atlético Madrid-Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have around 264 million fans in Asia; that's 44% of the LaLiga giants' 600 million followers worldwide. The Asian market is becoming ever more influential at the Bernabéu club. Yet until last year, the world's second-most populous country, India - whose total of 1.3 billion inhabitants places it behind only China in size - only had one official Real Madrid supporters' club, based in the 18.75-million-strong city of Mumbai.
Peña Madridista Delhi celebrates first anniversary
"We don't think Real Madrid's LaLiga title challenge is over..."
Kartik Jhingan, the New Delhi supporters' club's secretary and one of its four founding members, gave his thoughts to Diario AS on where the 0-0 league draw leaves Real's season: "Despite being 10 points behind Barcelona, we don't think our title challenge is over," he said. "There's still a long way to go; we have to have faith in our team. The silverware isn't handed out in November and, come May, we're sure we'll have trophies to celebrate."
Since the Peña Madridista Delhi's birth 12 months ago, its members have already enjoyed five...
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