newsfootball3 days ago

The biggest challenge in India right now is the culture of football: Bhaichung Bhutia

Former India football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia has admitted that the culture of football in India has to grow quite a lot even though there have been encouraging signs. He also felt that kids need to be given more opportunities to play in competitive matches so that they gain exposure.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Joining BFC was one of my better decisions I have made in life, admits Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri has asserted that going to BFC was one of the "better decisions" he has made in his life. In a recent interview, he has talked about his personal life, his journey as a player and how his game has changed after he signed for the Bangalore franchise five years ago.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Super Cup | Bengaluru FC wary of NEROCA challenge

Bengaluru FC will look to keep their juggling act going when they square off against NEROCA FC for a place in the semifinal of Super Cup, at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar today. The Blues beat Gokulam FC in the pre-quarterfinal before flying to Guwahati for a 3-1 AFC Cup win over Aizawl FC.
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newsfootball11 days ago

FC Goa and Forca Goa Foundation to launch FC Goa Soccer Schools

FC Goa, in association with the Forca Goa Foundation, will launch FC Goa Soccer Schools on 20th April 2018. This specially curated programme aims to help the development of the sport in the state of Goa and to help more children get the opportunity to take up the game of football.
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newsfootball19 days ago

Bengaluru FC edge past Gokulam Kerala 2-1 to reach Super Cup quarter-final

Bengaluru FC needed a last-gasp winner by Udanta Singh to beat Gokulam Kerala at the Kalinga Stadium as they progressed into the quarter-final of the Super Cup. After Miku equalized for Bengaluru in the 70th minute to cancel out Henry Kisekka’s first-half opener, Udanta scored in the injury time.
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newsfootball23 days ago

Until and unless I hear something, I cannot go by some murmur in the media: AIFF chief

AIFF president Praful Patel brushed has aside rumors that senior players have problems with coach Stephen Constantine and has stated that he won't believe social media murmurs. Citing the example of the U-17 team's situation, he also said that in case of a problem, he needs to be informed.
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newsfootballa month ago

India U-16 football team beat Singapore U-17 in youth invitational meet

India U-16 team eased past Singapore's U-17 side to register a 3-1 victory in its second match of the Jockey Club International Youth Invitational Football Tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday (March 24). India play Hong Kong next in their last match of the tournament on Sunday.
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newsfootballa month ago

India’s football coach Stephen Constantine wants players to focus

Despite qualifying for the Asian Cup Finals, Indian football team head coach Stephen Constantine has urged the players to be careful and maintain their focus. India will be missing key players in their game against Kyrgyz Republic, but the coach feels it is a chance for other players to make a mark.
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newsfootballa month ago

Sachin Tendulkar appeals BCCI to use Thiruvananthapuram for Ind-WI ODI instead of Kochi

Sachin Tendulkar believes that the ODI match between India and Windies later this year should be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 instead of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. He claimed that the cricket match could damage the FIFA-approved World class football turf in Kochi.
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newsfootballa month ago

Chennaiyin FC hand John Gregory one year contract extension after landing ISL title

After winning their 2nd ISL title, Chennaiyin FC have has decided to give head coach John Gregory a one-year extension. The team's co-owner Vita Dani has also, in response to Gurpreet Sandhu's claim of Bengaluru being the actual champions, said that eventually, the title goes to the final winner.
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