newsfootball13 hours ago

AIFF Super Cup | Reports : Praful Patel to finally meet with I-League clubs

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, Praful Patel has issued a statement to all I-League clubs that he will hold a meeting with all interested parties between April 10 and 15. Patel also pleaded the clubs to rethink their decision to boycott the second edition of the Super Cup.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball18 hours ago

AIFF Super Cup | I-League clubs ready to participate if “future discussions” promised

After weeks of protest nine I-League clubs have now written to AIFF General Secretary expressing their desire to participate, if the federation is open for future discussions. Meanwhile, East Bengal have stated that they would go against their investor and play a reserve team in Super Cup if needed.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 days ago

Bengaluru FC B stay unbeaten in 2nd Division League with 2-0 win over ARA FC

Bengaluru FC B defeated Ahmedabad club ARA FC 2-0 in the sixth round clash of the Hero 2nd Divison League, thanks to goals from Naorem Roshan Singh and Altamash Sayed. ARA could have conceded more but goalie Abhishek Das pulled off a point blank save from a Myron Mendes header.
Press Release
newsfootball2 days ago

Super Cup was started on I-League clubs’ insistence, says Kushal Das

The All India Football Federation general secretary, Kushal Das, has stated that the Super Cup competition was introduced after I-League clubs wanted to see how they fared against ISL clubs. Das also stated that he hopes the tensions are timely resolved and Super Cup starts on the scheduled date.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 days ago

East Bengal ready to take part in Super Cup

Debabrata Sarkar, representing East Bengal's executive committee, has said that a cumulative decision has been made to take part in the Super Cup, and asked its sponsor - Quess to support them. However, Quess chairman had earlier backed the I-League clubs in their withdrawal from the tournament.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 days ago

Carles Cuadrat delighted with performance of Indian players

Carles Cuadrat singled out his praise for Indian defenders Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke and Harmanjot Khabra after his side Bengaluru FC’s hard fought victory against FC Goa. He also spoke about his strategy to play offensive, which was a risky decision, but eventually worked in his favour.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 days ago

Ahmed Jahouh’s red card turning point, says Sergio Lobera

Sergio Lobera has singled out Ahmed Jahouh’s red card at the end of the first half of the extra time to be the sole reason for FC Goa’s demise against Bengaluru FC in the ISL final on Sunday. Goa could hold the Blues till the 116th minute following which a header by Rahul Bheke was the decider.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 days ago

Not much difference Albert Roca and Carles Cuadrat, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has stated that there haven’t been much difference between ISL winning coach Carles Cuadrat and his predecessor Albert Roca, who also took the side to the final last season. Bengaluru FC lifted the ISL trophy by beating FC Goa narrowly in the extra time, courtesy of Rahul Bheke’s goal.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball5 days ago

LIVE ISL 2019 | Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa - Final

The big day is here. The stage is all set as a new ISL champion will be crowned today at the Mumbai Football Arena. Last year’s runners-up Bengaluru FC and FC Goa will take on each other in the grand finale of season 6 in sometime from now.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball5 days ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru FC take on FC Goa in a game of subtle dualities

As far as hype for an ISL final goes for the neutral fans, Bengaluru FC taking on FC Goa is right there at the top for the sheer names on paper and kind of football both the sides prefer. And given the vengeance with which the two sides will take the field, this could easily be the best ISL final.
Subhayan Dutta