newsfootball2 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball9 days ago

ISL 2019 | We have to take it step by step, says Carles Cuadrat as Bengaluru FC kick off pre-season

The defending champions of Indian Super League 2019 kicked off their pre-season at the Bengaluru Football Stadium. Head Coach Carles Cuadrat, who is in his second season with the football club, conducted drills for the players on Sunday and is ready to take it one step at a time.
Press Release
newsfootball10 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Aim is to learn from stars at Bengaluru FC, says Suresh Wangjam

Signing for defending Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC has been huge for Suresh Wangjam, but the path will only get tougher for the 19-year-old with him playing a big role in numerous other competitions. But, the Manipur youngster has everything chalked out for the upcoming season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball16 days ago

India’s disheartening loss to Oman reeks of more erred tactics than individual errors

It was déjà vu all over again for the Indian football side on Thursday in Guwahati, where the Blue Tigers saw their tremendous hard work being undone by Oman’s late heroics to win their first FIFA WC qualifiers match. However, closer studies show, players could only be blamed so much for it.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball19 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know Your Opponent - Oman

India play a tricky opponent in Oman in their first World Cup Qualifier, which has been scheduled to be held on September 5, and could pretty much define India’s run in the crucial group stage. Regardless of being in an easier group, Oman could be the biggest disruptor of India’s World Cup dream.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball22 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Kerala Blasters are triple favourites to win title, says Terry Phelan

Former Kerala Blasters technical director and manager, Terry Phelan is confident that the ISL side would finally win the title, especially after the transfer window they have had. The former Leeds United and Chelsea player believes Durand Cup could have seen more ISL teams fielding first team.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa month ago

Bengaluru FC snap up Ashique Kuruniyan from FC Pune City

Ahead of the 2019 ISL season, Bengaluru FC announced the signing of highly-rated midfielder - Ashique Kuruniyan - who has been picked up from Pune City FC. The 22-year will add depth to BFC's squad as they continue to challenge in the domestic leagues as well as the AFC Cup this season.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

Igor Stimac picks list of 34 probables for World Cup qualifiers

Ashique Kuruniyan makes a return to Indian squad as new coach Igor Stimac picks a list of 34 probables for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Sunil Chhetri-led India will face-off against Asian champions Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E for their World Cup Qualifiers draw.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Might lose Sandesh Jhingan for 4-5 weeks, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has said that star defender Sandesh Jhingan would be out for four to five weeks after he suffered a seemingly hamstring injury in the first half of the match. He also said that now he is clear about who would be in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 months ago

Sahal Abdul Samad – A needle in Igor Stimac’s haystack

Before Ruben Neves became a household name in the West Midlands, he was a sensation with European giants FC Porto and his former manager, Julen Lopetegui, in one interview while praising the midfielder had said, “Being young is a condition, not a sin”. Igor Stimac had given us a familiar air.
Subhayan Dutta