newsfootball2 days ago

Stage set for Bengaluru-Bagan battle at Barabati

It's a clash of the old versus the new when Mohun Bagan takes on Bengaluru FC in the finals of the Federation Cup today in Cuttack. While Bengaluru may be the favorites for the title on paper, Bagan will fancy their chances in the absence of Bengaluru's talisman Sunil Chettri.
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newsfootball20 days ago

Aizawl FC threaten to spark worldwide protests if relegated to second division

I-League champions Aizawl FC's spot in the Indian football has come in jeopardy after speculations of a merger between ISL and I-league begun. The club said that they will seek the help of the Prime Minister and resort to protests if still forbidden to defend their newly won title.
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newsfootball21 days ago

Aizawl FC's future in jeopardy as I-League may cease to exist

Just days after winning the I-League, Aizawl FC's future in top-flight Indian football is in grave doubt following the possible merger of I-League with the cash-rich ISL that could see the Mizoram club being demoted on account of lack of budget even as they compete in the prestigious AFC Cup.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Hope my I-League record is broken, says Chhetri

National captain Sunil Chhetri hopes that his record of being the top Indian goalscorer in the I-league is broken soon, saying that it will be good for the national team. He also said that assuming that India are in an easy group for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers would be a big mistake.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Bengaluru FC loan Norales out to Ozone FC

Honduras footballer Roby Norales has been loaned by the Bengaluru FC to second division side Ozone FC. The 26-year-oldstriker who scored twice on his debut against Chennai City FC, but does not fit into coach Albert Roca's plans, prompting the move.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Bengaluru FC sign Sandesh Jhingan to bolster defence

I-League champions Bengaluru FC, on Thursday, announced the signing of defender Sandesh Jhingan on a season-long loan deal from Indian Super League side, Kerala Blasters FC. The Indian international has previously played for United Sikkim, Mumbai FC, Sporting Goa, and DSK Shivajians in the I-League.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Bengaluru FC confident of retaining I-League title, says coach Albert Roca

Bengaluru FC head coach Albert Roca has said that the Blues will be under no pressure but expects tough competition in their I-League opener against Shillong Lajong. Despite multiple injuries to key members in the squad, Roca felt that they should not dwell too much on it and focus on playing well.
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newsfootball5 months ago

I-League 2017 | Bengaluru FC to play Shillong Lajong in the opening game

Bengaluru FC will begin their I-league title defence by playing against Shillong Lajong at their home fort - the Sree Kanteerava Stadium - in the inaugural game of the new season on 7th January. East Bengal will lock horns with Aizawl FC at the Barasat Stadium in the other match of the opening day.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Bengaluru FC sign midfielder Lenny Rodrigues

Three days after signing Harmanjot Khabra, I-League champions Bengaluru FC have made yet another inclusion in the midfield by getting aboard Lenny Rodrigues on a season-long loan deal from ISL side FC Pune City, the club announced on Thursday. 
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newsfootball5 months ago

2017 U-17 World Cup will enhance football's popularity in India, says AIFF secy

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das believes that hosting marquee events like the U-17 FIFA WC in 2017 and probably the U-20 FIFA WC in the near future will enhance football’s popularity in India. He also said that the success of Bengaluru FC will give football further impetus in the nation.
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