newsfootball16 hours ago

Arsene Wenger: My preference is always to manage Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to extend his association as manager with Arsenal, a club that he has been associated with for the past 20 years. Wenger, 67, said he wasn't contemplating retirement as yet and would look to manage elsewhere if Arsenal shut the doors on him.
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newsfootballa day ago

Hope my I-League record is broken, says Chhetri

National captain Sunil Chhetri hopes that his record of being the top Indian goalscorer in the I-league is broken soon, saying that it will be good for the national team. He also said that assuming that India are in an easy group for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers would be a big mistake.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Constantine to take up U-17 India manager role on a temporary basis

National team coach Stephen Constantine will temporarily take over at the helm of the Under-17 football team after coach Nikolai Adam resigned in controversial circumstances. Constantine has been given the job ahead of the U-17 World Cup even as AIFF continue to look for a permanent replacement.
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newsfootball3 days ago

India gears up for FIFA U-17 WC as infrastructure nears completion

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be held in India later this year, will not face any pre-tournament hiccups as the infrastructure will be ready well ahead, informed the Tournament Director. To be held in six different cities, the tournament will see most the stadia ready by the end of April.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Modi government to push football as the sport of choice in India

The Central Government has undertaken an initiative to make football ‘a sport of choice’ in India through which they aim to reach 11 million children. The ‘massive’ school engagement program comes at a time when the sport is seeing renewed interest with the ISL leading its older rival- the I-league.
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newsfootball7 days ago

Premier League Round-up | Burnley hold Chelsea, Leicester move closer to relegation

Leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley but still have a 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham. Chelsea did not get a lot of chances despite dominating ball possession. Defending champs Leicester City went down 2-0 to Swansea City and are now only one point above the relegation zone.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Asian Cup key to development of India, says Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes that India's regular participation in the AFC Asian Cup is important if it wants to develop as a footballing nation. India, who failed to qualify last time, are grouped with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Macau in the last round of the qualifier this year.
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newsfootball9 days ago

Premier League | Who said what ahead of Gameweek 25

After a disappointing result against Chelsea last week, Arsene Wenger has refused to accept defeat in the title race stating that if they are out of it, so is everyone else. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte echoed Wenger's comments saying that all six teams are still capable of winning the Premier League.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Watch: The incredible sportsman spirit shown by Barcelona U-12s

Barcelona U-12 team was nominated for the best sporting moment of the year 2016 for the incredible sportsman spirit they displayed at the Junior Soccer World Challenge in Tokyo on Aug 31. After beating Japanese club Omiya Ardija Junior 1-0, the Barcelona kids went and consoled the rival players.
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newsfootball12 days ago

AIFF president Praful Patel admits players’ complaint was reason for U-17 coach’s sacking

AIFF president Praful Patel has revealed that India Under-17 coach Adam Nicolai was sacked on the back of complaints by the squad that he used abusive language towards them. He has also stated that finding a replacement for Adam before the World Cup will not be a difficult job for the AIFF.
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