newsfootball13 hours ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Chennaiyin FC to play home matches at The Arena in Ahmedabad

Chennaiyin FC will have to play all their group fixture home matches of the AFC Cup at Ahmedabad’s The Arena by TransStadia after SDAT delayed in approving the club’s permission to play in Tamil Nadu. The two-time IPL champions would be kicking off their campaign against Minerva Punjab on April 3.
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newsfootball11 days ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua fires Chennaiyin FC to AFC Cup group stage

A 68th minute Jeje Lalpekhlua strike in the second leg of their AFC Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka-based Colombo FC, on Wednesday, put Chennaiyin FC through to the group stage of the 2019 AFC Cup. Raphael Augusto, Isaac Vanmalsawma and Thoi Singh were the stand-out performers for the home team.
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featurefootball16 days ago

ISL 2019 | What clicked and what didn’t – Chennaiyin FC

The defending champions had, to put it mildly, a horrible season with the management now having to decide whether to give the club time or go for a total revamp. However, even amidst the chaotic failure, John Gregory might have stumbled upon talents that could formulate the future of the club.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball24 days ago

AFC Cup | Dhanpal Ganesh back in Chennaiyin FC for qualifying playoff

Chennaiyin FC have selected Dhanpal Ganesh in their 25-man squad which was announced today for the upcoming AFC Cup qualifying playoff tie to be played in Colombo. The Chennai-based ISL team will take on Sri Lanka’s Colombo FC on March 6 while their home leg will be played in Ahmedabad on March 13.
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newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019 | It’s not a calamity to lose one game, claims Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC coach, Carles Cuadrat, played down suggestions of a calamity within his team after the table-toppers fell to a rare 2-1 defeat at the hands of last year’s winners - Chennaiyin FC. Cuadrat rested the likes of Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh and Albert Serran for last night’s game.
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newsfootball2 months ago

We gave our 100 per cent in every match, asserts Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje Lalpekhlua was adamant that the Indian football team gave their 100 per cent in every match and were unfortunate to exit the tournament after the group stage. India suffered a last-minute goal against Bahrain which crushed their chance of making the knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
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newsfootball2 months ago

AFC Asian Cup | Anas Edathodika announces retirement from International football

Anas Edathodika has announced his retirement from the International football across different social networking sites and added that it is now the youngsters' time to take over. After making his debut in 2017, Edathodika had gone on to represent the Indian team in a total of 19 games.
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featurefootball2 months 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
newsfootball3 months ago

AFC Asian Cup | Pritam Kotal confident about India's plans against "very good side" UAE

After getting off to a winning start in the AFC Asian Cup, Pritam Kotal has mentioned that the Indian team has got the plans ready for the next game against the UAE. The Blue Tigers will meet the hosts today after they won their first game against Thailand by a big margin of 4-1 goals. 
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newsfootball3 months ago

AFC Asian Cup | Thailand win is a massive confidence boost for us, claims Jeje Lalpekhlua

Indian striker Jeje Lalpekhlua has revealed that the emphatic 4-1 win against Thailand in the AFC Asian Cup opener was a massive confidence boost for the entire Indian football team. The Indian tigers take on hosts United Arab Emirates in their second group stage encounter on Thursday.
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