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Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar says football can be as popular as it across the world in his homeland.
Tendulkar, who co-owns Kerala Blasters in the newly-formed Indian Super League, was speaking at his book launch in London.
Tendulkar: India has all the potential to make football as big as everywhere else - but it's not going to happen overnight. #cricket
A senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack near the country's border with India.
Today's explosion took place near the Wagah border post, the main road crossing between India and Pakistan and a popular tourist attraction.
People from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists, visit Wagah to watch the daily 'beating the retreat' ceremony.
This involves soldiers from both nations opening the gates at the border, lowering their respective flags and shaking hands before closing the gates again.
The ceremonial dress, exaggerated marching and aggressive undertones of the ceremony draw spectators just before sun-down each day.
An Indian border official has said that the Indian side of the border at the main crossing with Pakistan is safe and that security has been increased.
Ashok Kumar, inspector general of India's Border Security Force, said the blast took place 500 meters (0.3 miles) from the Wagah border on the Pakistani side at about 6:15pm local time (11:45am UK time).
Local TV pictures showed ambulances leaving the scene of the blast and injured people being carried into hospital on stretchers.
The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on the India-Pakistan border, near the Pakistani city of Lahore, has risen to at least 45 people.
The explosion on the Pakistani side of the border targeted a crowd attending a daily ceremony at the Wagah crossing.
A Pakistan provincial police chief confirmed the latest death toll.
Indian security officials confirmed their side of the border had been declared safe.
An explosion on the India-Pakistan border near the Pakistani city of Lahore was a suicide bomb attack, police said.
According to Reuters, at least 37 have been killed and more than 55 injured.
At least 35 people have been killed in an explosion near the Pakistani-Indian border on Sunday after a daily ceremony at the Wagah border crossing, according to Reuters.
"We received 35 bodies including those of women and children and 60 to 70 were wounded," Deputy Medical Superintendent of Ghurki Hospital near the Wagah border crossing, identified only as Dr Khurram, told local newspaper Express News.
Arsenal legend Robert Pires has allegedly been punched by an opposing coach in the Indian Super League.
The Frenchman, currently playing for FC Goa, claims he was hit by Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas at half-time during a 2-1 loss.
"Both teams have written to the ISL and the incident has been referred to the regulatory commissioner," an ISL spokesperson told Reuters.
Cavin Lobo's scored twice for Kolkata to earn the points following Andre Santos' opener for FC Goa.
"The other thing that happened which is more serious is that one of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team," FC Goa coach Zico said after the match.
"Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful.
"I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pires will lie and say something that didn't happen."
Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has failed to obtain a Indian visa after being turned away by their embassy in Bucharest for being drunk, according to reports in Gazzetta dello Sport.
Mutu, 35, has signed a three-month deal to play for FC Pune City in the newly-formed Indian Super League, but his arrival in the country has now been delayed.
The ex-Romania international reportedly arrived 'visibly drunk' at the embassy and threatened staff when proceedings dragged on.
Due to his inebriation and behaviour Mutu was asked to return sober at a later date to get his visa.
Mutu is no stranger to controversy having been sacked by Chelsea in 2004 after testing positive for cocaine.