newsfootball20 hours ago

Delhi's pollution could see them lose World Cup hosting rights

Delhi could end up losing the chance of hosting marquee matches of the U-17 World Cup amidst concerns of “extremely high” pollution levels in the city post-Diwali. Javier Ceppi did not confirm that Delhi could be scrapped as a venue for the event but said that it could miss out on knockout games.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Wenger worried about artificial pitch ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned that the artificial pitch could prove worrisome in their fifth round FA Cup clash against Sutton United tonight. Wenger also warned the Arsenal players against complacency when facing the lower-league club and called on them to be ready for a big fight.
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newsfootball4 days ago

Arsene Wenger: My preference is always to manage Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to extend his association as manager with Arsenal, a club that he has been associated with for the past 20 years. Wenger, 67, said he wasn't contemplating retirement as yet and would look to manage elsewhere if Arsenal shut the doors on him.
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newsfootball5 days 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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newsfootball6 days ago

Constantine to take up U-17 India manager role on a temporary basis

National team coach Stephen Constantine will temporarily take over at the helm of the Under-17 football team after coach Nikolai Adam resigned in controversial circumstances. Constantine has been given the job ahead of the U-17 World Cup even as AIFF continue to look for a permanent replacement.
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newsfootball6 days ago

India gears up for FIFA U-17 WC as infrastructure nears completion

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be held in India later this year, will not face any pre-tournament hiccups as the infrastructure will be ready well ahead, informed the Tournament Director. To be held in six different cities, the tournament will see most the stadia ready by the end of April.
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newsfootball8 days ago

Modi government to push football as the sport of choice in India

The Central Government has undertaken an initiative to make football ‘a sport of choice’ in India through which they aim to reach 11 million children. The ‘massive’ school engagement program comes at a time when the sport is seeing renewed interest with the ISL leading its older rival- the I-league.
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newsfootball10 days ago

Premier League Round-up | Burnley hold Chelsea, Leicester move closer to relegation

Leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley but still have a 10-point lead over second-placed Tottenham. Chelsea did not get a lot of chances despite dominating ball possession. Defending champs Leicester City went down 2-0 to Swansea City and are now only one point above the relegation zone.
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newsfootball12 days ago

Asian Cup key to development of India, says Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes that India's regular participation in the AFC Asian Cup is important if it wants to develop as a footballing nation. India, who failed to qualify last time, are grouped with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Macau in the last round of the qualifier this year.
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newsfootball12 days ago

Premier League | Who said what ahead of Gameweek 25

After a disappointing result against Chelsea last week, Arsene Wenger has refused to accept defeat in the title race stating that if they are out of it, so is everyone else. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte echoed Wenger's comments saying that all six teams are still capable of winning the Premier League.
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