featurefootball2 days ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Qualification Scenarios : Every possible way India can qualify for the knockouts

While things could have been pretty straight forward had India managed a win or even a draw against hosts UAE, which many were hoping they would, it didn’t happen. However, it doesn’t necessarily make India’s third and last group game with Bahrain a must win either. Here’s how.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 days ago

The Good, Bad & the Ugly ft. Hardik Pandya, Mary Kom and Indian football team

After starting 2019 with mild elements in ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ segments, we were overawed by the influx of things into the negative light. From Indian football team starting well in the Asian Cup to Hardik Pandya hogging attention with misogynistic comments, we bring this week's Good, Bad and Ugly.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball5 days ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Qualification scenarios : How India can still qualify and make history

The excitement that was buzzing around the Indian football team after their stunning 4-1 victory against Thailand in the campaign opener, soon turned into nervousness after they were beaten 2-0 by UAE in the second match. However, the Blue Tigers are very much in the qualification fray.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball5 days ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | India players rated and slated from their 2-0 loss to UAE

India rued their missed chances and hard luck as UAE scored on either half of the game to get their crucial first win of the tournament as they took a massive step towards qualification to the knockout stage. India, however, has a realistic chance of creating history after yesterday’s performance.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball6 days ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Why India should go for kill against UAE

India’s 4-1 win over Thailand in the campaign opener was largely unforeseen owing to their terrible recent history in the tournament. However, while the win has given hope to the Blue Tigers, they are up against a UAE side that has all possible ingredients blended well to win the tournament.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 days ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Indian players rated and slated from their dominating 4-1 win over Thailand

India started their AFC Asian Cup campaign in the best way possible as they thrashed Thailand 4-1 to keep themselves in a place where a draw could pretty much suffice their spot into the knockout stage. However, the better news for the fans was the confidence most players exuded on the pitch.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball10 days ago

Is lack of generational fandom Indian football's biggest problem

“You can change your wife, change your politics, change your religion. But never, never can you change your favourite football team!” Ask any football lover in India and they would surely know this famous line said by Eric Cantona. But, how much of that is practiced in India is a different question.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball13 days ago

ISL 2018 | Studs and Duds after Phase 3 of Indian Super League

The Indian Super League has hit the final gear just before the final phase of the campaign with the big name signings finally coming into form. However, there are some of the veterans, who have also hit new lows as we chalked down the studs and duds after the third phase of the season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball14 days ago

ISL 2018 | Best Indian Super League XI after Phase 3

After two long and enduring months of the Indian Super League, the struggling teams have now started gaining momentum while the consistent ones have fumbled occasionally. This could mainly be credited to some prolific solo displays who are featuring in our best combined eleven after phase three.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

ISL 2018 | Where has the subtle art of speaking at press-conferences gone

It is strange how pre-match conferences have failed to evolve in the Indian Super League despite the Indian league borrowing a chunk of elements from the English Premier League. The pre-match talks overseas are full of deception and tomfoolery, highly contradicting with what ISL managers do today.
Subhayan Dutta