newsfootball13 hours ago

Playing in Europe has helped me to play fearlessly, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Indian goal-keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has revealed that playing in Europe against top sides has helped to become fearless against any opposition. He also stated that the team doesn't regret the draw as they played well collectively against China, ahead of the Asian Cup 2019.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Indian defence puts in a strong performance to hold China to goalless draw

The Indian football team, led by Sandesh Jhingan, displayed a strong defensive performance and had goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to thank as the Blue Tigers were held to a 0-0 draw in Suzhou. Marcello Lippi’s side failed to score as Jhingan & Co. managed to keep the ball out of the net.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Tim Cahill : India may face tough challenges in China, but can get results, if disciplined

Australian striker Tim Cahill, who has also made his ISL debut for Jamshedpur FC this year, has stated that it is going to be tough for India against China. However, he added that the visitors would definitely get positive results when the two teams would clash in an international friendly.
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newsfootball4 days ago

India vs China: I believe we have to do a lot of defending, says Chettri

Ahead of the much anticipated match against China, Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri believes that the team will have to defend for a majority of their match on Saturday. Chhetri did, however, voice his delight on sharing the field with a quality opponent China in an international friendly.
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newsfootball4 days ago

Forca Goa Foundation Launches Inter-Center League

Forca Goa Foundation kicked off its inaugural League between 16 of its grassroots development centres last week. The League will see matches being played between the centers in three zones; North, Central and South and will look to provide incentives to coaches and kids at the grassroots level.
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newsfootball5 days ago

ISL 2018 | Voice that oversaw Andres Iniesta and Mario Goetze score World Cup goals, joins ISL

English sports commentator John Helm, who is a reputed name in international football will join the commentary team for this year’s ISL. Helm has witnessed all the major events in modern football, right from Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ to Mario Goetze’s volley, which won Germany the World Cup.
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newsfootball6 days ago

Balwant Singh denied Chinese visa as Sunil Chhetri lead India against Red Dragons

India’s 22-member squad for their upcoming fixture against China on October 13 was announced, which lacked Balwant Singh after he was denied the Chinese visa. Despite the ‘friendly’ label on the fixture, Stephen Constantine was very clear in his intent that it was far from it.
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newsfootball6 days ago

Not having enough preparation time a big problem, says Stephen Constantine

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has rued the lack of camping time before the team leaves for China to play a lone international friendly encounter against Team China. Most of the Indian players have been busy with the ongoing Indian Super League representing their respective franchises.
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newsfootball6 days ago

Competitive tournaments will help shape Indian Youth football, states Floyd Pinto

India U-19 coach Floyd Pinto believes that the experience gained from playing the competitive tournaments, in India and abroad, will help form a strong U-19 unit. Having led the team in international events recently, Pinto has voiced his optimism for the team making it into the U-20 FIFA World Cup.
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newsfootball6 days ago

Spanish coaches in ISL leave for Spain to attend a refresher course by Spanish Football Association

Five Spanish coaches, who are working for Indian Super League franchises, have travelled to Spain to take part in a two-day refresher course on October 8th and 9th. There they will also have the opportunity to meet Spanish football managers Unai Emery and Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
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