featurefootball3 days ago

ISL 2019 | What every team has to do to qualify for playoffs this season

With three to four games remaining for every team and as many as seven sides still in contention for the playoff spots, this has definitely been the most competitive ISL season ever. We look at the possible scenarios and what each team needs to finish in the top four by the end of the league stage.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball7 days ago

ISL 2019 | Carles Cuadrat’s ‘physicality’ concerns Bengaluru FC’s biggest barrier this season

The international break has seemingly changed things drastically for few sides in the Indian Super League with the severest blow evidently taken by Bengaluru FC. However, as far as their manager Carles Cuadrat is concerned, the Spaniard seems to have hit a mental block of sorts at this junction.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball14 days ago

ISL 2018 | Phil Brown appointment reeks of meticulous planning rather than panic call

Phil Brown’s appointment mid-season by Pune isn’t highly regarded by many to be an ideal one, especially after the under-average outings most English managers have had in the league. However, if dug deeper, the Stallions, though have taken their time, might just have found the missing piece.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

Indian football’s way ahead can only be paved through perseverance

All the goals, encouraging displays, and ranking hikes that the Indian team had boasted about when the AIFF decided to go on a war with the IOA after the team’s exclusion from the Asian Games, eventually amounted to nothing, for as far as “progress” in results matter, India seem to be stagnant.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Qualification Scenarios : Every possible way India can qualify for the knockouts

While things could have been pretty straight forward had India managed a win or even a draw against hosts UAE, which many were hoping they would, it didn’t happen. However, it doesn’t necessarily make India’s third and last group game with Bahrain a must win either. Here’s how.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

The Good, Bad & the Ugly ft. Hardik Pandya, Mary Kom and Indian football team

After starting 2019 with mild elements in ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ segments, we were overawed by the influx of things into the negative light. From Indian football team starting well in the Asian Cup to Hardik Pandya hogging attention with misogynistic comments, we bring this week's Good, Bad and Ugly.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Qualification scenarios : How India can still qualify and make history

The excitement that was buzzing around the Indian football team after their stunning 4-1 victory against Thailand in the campaign opener, soon turned into nervousness after they were beaten 2-0 by UAE in the second match. However, the Blue Tigers are very much in the qualification fray.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | India players rated and slated from their 2-0 loss to UAE

India rued their missed chances and hard luck as UAE scored on either half of the game to get their crucial first win of the tournament as they took a massive step towards qualification to the knockout stage. India, however, has a realistic chance of creating history after yesterday’s performance.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Why India should go for kill against UAE

India’s 4-1 win over Thailand in the campaign opener was largely unforeseen owing to their terrible recent history in the tournament. However, while the win has given hope to the Blue Tigers, they are up against a UAE side that has all possible ingredients blended well to win the tournament.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Indian players rated and slated from their dominating 4-1 win over Thailand

India started their AFC Asian Cup campaign in the best way possible as they thrashed Thailand 4-1 to keep themselves in a place where a draw could pretty much suffice their spot into the knockout stage. However, the better news for the fans was the confidence most players exuded on the pitch.
Subhayan Dutta