featurefootball2 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why Odisha FC bought these players

Apart from Chennai’s John Gregory, Josep Gombau has been the only coach who has managed to keep his job despite having a horrible last season. And, his job only gets trickier with the management shifting base and the team shipping in numerous new players who would now need to gel in again.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball2 days ago

Chennai City FC to start pre-season in Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup

Chennai City FC fans would get to see their full first team for the first time this season when their side would compete in the 2019 Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup in Bangladesh. Currently having their base in Chennai, the club is planning to move to Coimbatore from the first of next month.
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newsfootball2 days ago

AFC U16 Qualifiers| Indian colts trash Bahrain 5-0

The Indian U16 team blanked Bahrain 5-0 in their 2020 AFC Championships qualifiers to maintain a 100 per cent win record after winning by a similar margin in the last match against Turkmenistan. With the win on Friday evening, Bibiano Fernandes’ men are now unbeaten for 13 matches in a row
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newsfootball2 days ago

2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: High-flying India record two straight 5-0 victories

India U-16 football team has now registered two out of two 5-0 scorelines in the group stages of the 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers after hammering Tajikistan in the first game and Bahrain in the second. The win against Bahrain has made it the high flying Blue colts’ 13th win a row.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Former Kerala Blasters forward Dimitar Berbatov announces retirement

Bulgarian International Dimitar Berbatov has called it a day drawing curtains to a 21-year illustrious career during which he won several accolades in club career and for the National team. He last played competitive football for Kerala Blasters FC in the 2017-18 Indian Super League
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featurefootball2 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why Mumbai City FC bought these players

After a scintillating debut season in the Indian Super League, Jorge Costa has a steeper task ahead of him as nothing short of another playoff finish would be acceptable to the management and fans. However, with most of his core retained alongside clever investments, he could repeat the feat again.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball2 days ago

Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat not thinking about title defence

Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat is not thinking about defending their Indian Super League title as all the teams are aiming for the silverware. Instead, the Spaniard is focused on attaining short term goals and reach the play-offs when the new season kicks-off on October 20.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Indian footballers need more game time, feels Bhaskar Ganguly

Former India International Bhaskar Ganguly has blamed the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for not giving the Indian players more game time in the football season. He believes that the players do not get enough game time to improve their skills unlike the scenario in European football
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newsfootball3 days ago

Gokulam Kerala FC to play four ISL teams in pre-season

In their build-up to the new season, I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC have scheduled a series of pre-season friendlies against Indian Super League clubs. The Fernando Valera-coached side is on a high after a historic Durand Cup triumph last month with a win over Mohun Bagan in the summit clash.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Got into football when my school team needed left-winger, reveals Ashique Kuruniyan

New Bengaluru FC signing Ashique Kuruniyan has revealed that he had started his career as a sprinter before his PE teacher asked him to play as a left winger in the school team. BFC skipper Sunil Chhetri was all praise for the youngster stating him as a pure talent who doesn’t understand pressure.
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