reportfootball4 hours ago

Bengaluru FC's Spanish tour ends with defeat to Barcelona B

Bengaluru FC concluded their pre season Spanish tour with a 3-0 loss to Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi in Barcelona yesterday. Bengaluru created openings throughout the match but a goal from Monchu and a Carles Perez brace were enough to see the Spanish side take the honours for the day.
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newsfootball7 days ago

No reason to sack Stephen Constantine till 2019 Asian Cup, says Kushal Das

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das has claimed that there is no reason to part ways with coach Stephen Constantine, at least until next year’s 2019 Asian Cup. Constantine rejoined the Indian team in 2016 and guided India from 173rd in the FIFA rankings, to under 100 for the first time in 20 years.
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newsfootball22 days ago

Sunil Chhetri signs on with Bengaluru FC until 2021

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri has put pen to paper on a fresh one-year deal at the club, the Blues announced on Tuesday. The deal, which adds to his current contract at the club, will see the AIFF Player of the Year be a part of the JSW Group-owned side until the end of the 2020-2021 season.
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newsfootball23 days ago

AIFF condemns IOA for dropping national team from Asian Games contingent

All India Football Federation (AIFF) has awarded Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri with 2017 Player of the Year title while condemning IOA for dropping national football teams from Asian Games contingent. The decision was taken at the Federation's Executive Committee Meeting.
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newsfootball2 months ago

AFC Asian Cup is like the World Cup for us, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has insisted that AFC Asian Cup in January is like the World Cup for India and a victorious campaign at the Intercontinental Cup has helped the team prepare for the Cup. Sandhu also stated that in spite of their good form, Indian team cannot afford to be complacent.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Indian football team may miss Asian Games for their failure to meet IOA norms

The Indian Football team may not participate in upcoming Asian Games as it does not meet Indian Olympic Association norms of sending the top-eight side to the event. Stephen Constantine has requested government for more games and believes players will benefit from Asian Games which is an U-23 event.
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newsfootball2 months ago

AIFF allows Indian men's team to participate in Asian Games, no update on women's team yet

The All India Football Federation has cleared the Indian football team to play in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia after head coach Stephen Constantine appealed to the government. There is still no confirmation from on whether the women’s team will participate in the continental tournament.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Sunil Chhetri : Getting younger with every passing year

Sunil Chhetri, who scored a brace in final of Intercontinental cup against Kenya, has stated that with passing years he has realized his strengths and plays accordingly. Chhetri also revealed that he has got no regrets over his career and stated that he has tried his best in every phase of career.
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newsfootball2 months ago

We need to play against teams better than us and that also away matches, says Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has declared that India need to play against the top-10 ranked Asian teams ahead of the AFC Asian Cup to facilitate preparation for the tournament. Chhetri has also thanked Virat Kohli for spreading his video and encouraging Indian fans to support the team.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Two Indian kids to represent as official match ball carriers at FIFA World Cup

Two kids from India will have the privilege of being the official match ball carriers at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. As many as 1600 children from all over India had participated in the OMBC program conducted by Kia Motors India, from which two of them were made first OMBCs from India.
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