newsfootballa month ago

South United FC academy graduate Kabir Toufik makes I-League move permanent

South United Football Club have announced the official permanent transfer of SUFC academy graduate Kabir Toufik to I-League side Chennai City FC. The 21-year-old was on loan at the I-League club until the last season of the league before making it a permanent move this season.
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newsfootball2 months ago

East Bengal FC strengthened by Costa Rican World Cup defender Johnny Acosta

East Bengal FC has announced the inclusion of Costa Rica defender Johnny Acosta from Colombian side, Rionegro Aguilas for the upcoming season. The center-back recently featured at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia as part of the Costa Rica squad and he has more than 70 caps for his country.
Press Release
newsfootball3 months ago

Clubs play better football in I-League than ISL, says Debabrata Sarkar

Debabrata Sarkar has insisted that Indian Super League doesn't matter and clubs in I-League play better football than ISL. The executive member also stated EB wants a single league where all clubs can participate and stated that if ISL reopens bidding then the club would definitely place its bid.
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newsfootball3 months ago

David Robertson believes isolation is coming in way of Kashmir’s players getting recognition

Real Kashmir FC coach David Robertson stated that it has been tough for him to get senior and youth players of the Kashmir state get noticed because of the isolation. Robertson also insisted that the talent of players of Kashmir is on the same level as that of players of USA and Europe.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Reports | East Bengal may become 11th team in Indian Super League

East Bengal is in advance talks with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and their commercial partners IMG-Reliance to seek entry into the ISL. It is believed EB have bagged a sponsor and after successful completion of the financial criteria, may enter ISL either this year or the season after.
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newsfootball4 months ago

AIFF announces continuation of I-League in AFC Asian Cup, remove the Asian player quota

The All India Football Federation has declared the continuation of both I-League in AFC Asian Cup and has further removed the mandatory Asian player quota for each team in the league. The AIFF’s League committee meeting in Delhi has derived these announcements for the upcoming season.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Bengaluru FC appoint Carles Cuadrat as new coach

Bengaluru FC have decided to hand over the coaching reins to FC Barcelona academy graduate Carles Cuadrat on a one-year contract after Albert Rocca decided to part ways with the club last month. The Spaniard has previously been with the club for two seasons since joining in the 2016-17 season.
Press Release
newsfootball7 months ago

I-League title was not our aim when we started, reveals Minerva Punjab’s coach Khogen Singh

Minerva Punjab FC’s coach Khogen Singh has disclosed that in the initial stage of the I-League, the team didn’t think about the title and their aim was to get into the top four of the table. Minerva Punjab FC became the new I-League champion after beating Churchill Brothers on Thursday.
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newsfootball8 months ago

AIFF to ask Director of referees to step down after poor officiating in ISL and I- League

After multiple instances of errors made by referees during the ISL and the I-League season, rumour has it that AIFF has asked Director of referees, Gautam Kar, to step down. The AIFF recently gave in to the ISL franchise’s demand to call in foreign referee’s to improve the standard of the games.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hints at establishing a world-class football academy in Manipur

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has stated that the sports ministry is contemplating setting up a world-class football academy in Manipur in collaboration with the state government. Manipur has been the football factory of India with multiple players from the state making to the national team.
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