newsfootball5 hours ago

AIFF extends Indian national coach Stephen Constantine’s contract

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has signed a contract extension with the All India Football Federation until May 2018. This effectively means that the Englishman will see out India's AFC Asian Cup third round qualification which ends in March next year.
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newsfootball21 hours ago

Arsene Wenger believes India could become a serious player in transfer market

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that India could become a serious player in the football transfer market in the future but added that they should not expect immediate success. He has cited the example of Japan where professional football started back in 1993 but is still not that popular.
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newsfootball4 days ago

PM Modi calls for every Indian child to play football ahead of U-17 WC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come out in support of the upcoming U-17 World Cup which will be the biggest footballing event in India so far. Modi has insisted that successfully hosting the event is not the only objective and has hoped that it acts as the ‘tipping point for football’ in India.
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newsfootball4 days ago

Former United manager Louis van Gaal retires from football

Former Man United boss Louis van Gaal, on Monday, announced his retirement from professional football, bringing an end to a successful career that spanned over 26 years. The Dutchman won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and also bagged league titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
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newsfootball7 days ago

Zico ends three year association with ISL team FC Goa

Brazilian legend Zico has parted ways with India Super League team FC Goa after finishing at the bottom of the table in the last edition of the tournament. The Brazilian had guided Goa to a runners-up position in the 2015 season where they were beaten by Chennaiyin FC in a controversial match.
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newsfootball7 days ago

WATCH | Jose Mourinho answers journalist's phone during press conference

Jose Mourinho decided to answer a journalist's phone that started ringing during his pre-match press conference in Carrington yesterday. Mourinho, for once, appeared to be in a good mood as he prepares to face arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford for the first time in his career.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Ozil's Arsenal future does not depend on mine, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down the link between his own future at Arsenal and midfielder Mesut Ozil saying the media has misread the German's comments. The Frenchman said that he is currently relaxed over his key player's contracts as Ozil still has 18 months left for an extension.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Zlatan Ibrahimovic : It has taken time, but I have conquered England

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced in typical fashion that he has conquered England while also saying that he has no individual goals as of yet. The Swede is confident that his team are ready to cash in on the inevitable mistakes their Premier League rivals are going to make.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Claudio Ranieri urges Leicester City to regain Premier League focus

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has urged his boys to regain focus and lift their quality of play in the English Premier League this season after the reigning champions dropped down to 15th in the standings after 20 games, only six points ahead of the bottom three after losing nine games.
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newsfootball9 days ago

Bilic feels ‘let down’ and ‘angry’ about Dimitri Payet’s transfer request

West Ham United have been rocked by Dimitri Payet’s transfer request just 11 months after he signed a new contract with the Premier League club. West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is ‘angry’ about the whole situation but has refused to budge under pressure from the French international.
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