newsfootball12 hours ago

Santosh Trophy | Services beat Karnataka in shootout to set up summit clash against Punjab

Services defeated Karnataka in the second semi-final of the ongoing Santosh Trophy football competition in Ludhiana and will meet Punjab in the final on Sunday.  After Lallawmkima and Nikhil Raj scored for Services and Karnataka respectively, the team from South India lost in the penalty shootout.
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reportfootballa day ago

Santosh Trophy | Punjab beat Goa 2-1 to enter their 15th final

Punjab continued their domineering run in the domestic football tournament by beating Goa 2-1 at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. After a gritty display by both the sides at either end of the half, it was eventually Harjinder Singh’s goal that took his side to the final.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Delhi Dynamos to adopt Kalinga Stadium as new home venue from next year

According to a TOI report, ISL franchise Delhi Dynamos are set to adopt Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar as their new home venue. The team is still mulling over the decision of playing all the matches in Bhubaneswar and might host a few of the matches at their previous home Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
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reportfootball2 days ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Minerva Punjab-Abahani Dhaka game ends in 2-2 draw

The AFC Cup game between I-League club Minerva Punjab and Bangaldesh’s Abahani Dhaka ended in a 2-2 stalemate on Wednesday. Mahmoud Al Amnah and Sreyas Gopalan scored one each for the former I-League champions in the first half at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Bangladesh’s capital city.
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newsfootball2 days ago

ISL 2019 | Reports : ATK on verge of signing Michael Soosairaj from Jamshedpur FC

Jamshedpur FC star Michael Soosairaj is likely to complete his transfer to ATK after the two-time ISL champions triggered his buyout clause of Rs 90 lakhs set by Jamshedpur FC. The transfer would also make the former Chennai City FC player the ninth Indian player to earn a package of over a crore.
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reportfootball2 days ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Chennaiyin FC beat Manang Marshyangdi to lead South Asian group

Chennaiyin FC opened their AFC Cup campaign on winning note as they beat Nepalese side Manang Marshyangdi 2-0 in the Group E match to go top of the table in the South Asian group. Coming tired after the Super Cup final defeat to FC Goa, John Gregory had made five changes to his side.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Lalrindika Ralte signs two-year contract extension as Johnny Acosta leaves East Bengal

Amidst the bitterness that Jobby Justin had left by joining Indian Super League side ATK, East Bengal fans got something to cheer for as star midfielder Lalrindika Ralte extended his contract by two years. However, Johnny Acosta ended his tenure as the side continued revamping their overseas core.
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newsfootball4 days ago

AIFF President’s meeting with I-League clubs postponed

I-League clubs will have to wait longer for their meeting with AIFF President Praful Patel following which they would come to know the future of the I-League ahead of next season. The president had earlier promised a meeting with seven I-League clubs agreeing to give them a roadmap of the league.
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featurefootball5 days ago

I-League staring at eternal damnation as AIFF looks to “progress” Indian football

While no concrete decisions, concerning the future of the I-League next year, have been taken by AIFF yet, things have escalated enormously over the last one month. What started as the AIFF’s denial to broadcast half of the league matches has turned into I-League clubs fighting their very existence.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball5 days ago

AIFF to meet candidates before appointing Technical Director

Despite the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) technical committee meeting to zero in from the shortlisted candidates for the Technical Director's position, they have now decided to meet them first before taking a call. The national coach will be appointed by the mid-week of May.
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