featurefootball12 days ago

Talking points as India thrash Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup

India finished their Intercontinental Cup campaign in some style as yet another brace from Sunil Chhetri sealed a comprehensive 2-0 win over Kenya in the final on Sunday. The tournament saw some brilliant solo displays too from the Blue Tigers as the side look more than prepared for the Asia Cup.
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featurefootball15 days ago

Talking points from India’s narrow loss against New Zealand

India’s prolific run in the Intercontinental Cup came to a shuddering halt on Thursday as the Kiwis beat the hosts 2-1 at the Mumbai Football Arena inflicting the campaign’s first defeat. However, India have made it to the final and now await Kenya’s result against Taiwan to find out who they face.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball21 days ago

Intercontinental Cup | 3 things we learnt from India’s 5-0 humiliation of Chinese Taipei

India started their warm-up campaign for AFC Asian Cup in the Intercontinental Cup in the most brilliant way possible as they disseminated Chinese Taipei 5-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena. They face New Zealand next in the tournament as Sunil Chhetri looks to be in petrifying form.
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featurefootball4 months ago

Best Fantasy Football Defenders in the Premier League 2017-18

With the season rattling along at a gallop, now’s a good time to assess the best defensive picks for all the budding fantasy premier league managers out there keen on keeping the numbers coming. Looking back at the stats for last year, it’s clear that Chelsea backend dominated the fantasy leagues.
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featurefootball5 months ago

Will City Football Group having a takeover in India change the footballing scenario forever?

India are taking giant strides towards making their presence felt in world football and the potential involvement of City Football Group could be the final push the country needs. A closer study at the Group’s other franchises in the last decade hints at massive things to come for Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball5 months ago

Could VAR finally bring improvements in Arsenal’s misfortunes against Chelsea?

Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea will see the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in the tournament’s history. After suffering wrong penalty decisions against West Brom, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest, Wenger would finally hope for some change in his misfortunes.
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featurefootball6 months ago

Who will top Premier League clubs retain if they had an IPL-style auction?

All the hype and hoopla that IPL managed to create with their retention and RTM challenge to franchises ahead of the mega-auction, has got us thinking how top EPL clubs would do in same situation. Here is a look at what the Premier League bosses would have to do if they are put in such a situation.
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featurefootball6 months ago

ISL 2017 | Perfectionist Pune pile misery on error-prone NorthEast

FC Pune City were finally able to break their home form voodoo, and quite marvelously, as they thrashed a struggling NorthEast United side 5-0 at the Balewadi Stadium. The Highlanders are now stranded at the bottom of the table with four points after seven games as Pune (15) moved up to second.
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featurefootball6 months ago

ISL Analysis | Chennaiyin thwart Jamsehdpur’s rejuvenating approach

Chennaiyin FC retained their spot at the top of the ISL league table as they squeezed out a hard-fought win against Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday. An offensive-minded Jamshedpur failed to take their chances in the first-half succumbing to their second league defeat.
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featurefootball6 months ago

ISL Analysis | Persistent ATK capitalize on Delhi’s fragile defence

Atletico de Kolkata continued their winning run in the ISL as they defeated Delhi Dynamos 1-0 at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Delhi suffered their fifth consecutive defeat of the campaign to remain rock bottom of the table as Kolkata moved to the seventh spot with seven points in the bag.
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