newsfootball5 days ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua : Indian football team’s immediate goal is 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification

AIFF Player of the Year Jeje Lalpekhlua has said that the Indian team has its eyes fixed on qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The 26-year-old forward from Mizoram also feels the influx of young, fresh talent has lifted the quality of Indian football and also keeps the seniors on their feet.
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newsfootball6 days ago

Indian Football | Subrata Paul fails dope test

The All India Football Federation on Tuesday announced that India goalkeeper Subrata Paul has failed a drug test that was taken in March by the National Anti-Doping Agency and has to decide whether or not he wants another sample of his tested. Paul used to be India’s first choice goalkeeper.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Champions League Semi Finals Draw: Madrid derby to take place after Juventus draw Monaco

A club from Madrid is guaranteed to be in the final of this year’s UEFA Champions League after Juventus were drawn against Monaco in the semi-finals of the competitions which meant that Real Madrid will face off against cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the other semi-final.
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newsfootball25 days ago

India rises to best FIFA rankings in two decades

India has climbed an incredible 31 places in the ranking to reach the 101 spot - their highest ranking since 1996. The Indian football team is on one of their best ever runs winning 11 out of the 13 competitive matches, including the ongoing seven-match winning streak, scoring 31 goals.
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newsfootballa month ago

Premier League Roundup : Zlatan rescues United a point against Everton

Manchester United have their work cut out in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season following their ninth home draw of the season. The result leaves the Red Devils in 5th spot - four points behind cross-city rivals Manchester City and three clear of sixth-place Arsenal.
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newsfootballa month ago

EPL Roundup | Zaha strikes as Crystal Palace stun Chelsea

Phillipe Coutinho was the hero as Liverpool ruled the Merseyside Derby. Manchester United were held to a goalless draw at home by West Bromwich Albion, while former United man Wilfred Zaha was at the heart of plotting Chelsea's downfall in what was a 2-1 victory for Crystal Palace.
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newsfootballa month ago

WATCH | Ireland skipper Seamus Coleman suffers horrific leg injury

Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman suffered a double fracture in his leg during the Ireland's goalless draw against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The 28-year-old, who will now have screws inserted into his leg to ensure the injury heals, is expected to be out of action for six months.
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newsfootball2 months ago

With no Champions League, Chelsea are in a position of privilege, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels that his former club Chelsea’s Champions League absence has handed them a big advantage ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash. Mourinho, however, has praised Antonio Conte for devising a tactic which is suited to the skills of his players.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Champions League Roundup | Barcelona pulls off greatest comeback; Bayern thrash Arsenal again

Barcelona pulled off what is arguably the greatest comeback in the history of the Champions League on Wednesday against PSG as they overturned a four-goal deficit to win 6-1 and book a quarter-final spot. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal 5-1 away from home to complete a 10-2 win.
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newsfootball2 months ago

ISL | Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi part ways

ISL franchise Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi have parted ways by mutual consent according to a statement released by the club. The former Italian international, who has been at the club since the inaugural season, had guided the club to their only ISL crown in the 2015 edition of the tournament.
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