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newsfootball17 hours ago

ISL's impact on Indian football is tremendous, admits Nikhil Poojary

Indian footballer Nikhil Poojary feels that the ISL has had a tremendous impact on Indian football, with him also going on to say that the cash-rich league has given a structure to the sport in the country. The Indian footballer has played seven matches for the Indian national team so far.
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newsfootball3 days ago

I-League clubs unanimously appeal to AIFF to freeze relegation for this season

The AIFF (All India Football Federation) is likely to freeze relegation in the I-League for the next season after the clubs requested for the same owing to the pandemic. Apparently, the clubs are facing challenges that include short duration of preparation time, reduced training hours and transfers.
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newsfootball3 days ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Indian squad excused from mandatory quarantine period by Qatar government

The Qatar government has decided to excuse the mandatory quarantine period for the Indian footballers, which gives them approximately two weeks preparation time ahead of the first match against the hosts. The Blue Tigers will play of their remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifiers next month, in Qatar.
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newsfootball3 days ago

ISL 2021-22 | Odisha FC ropes in Sahil Panwar from Hyderabad FC, Sebastian Thangmuansang from Gokulam Kerala

Odisha FC, a team which finished at the bottom of the points table last season, have roped in Sahil Panwar from Hyderabad FC and Sebastian Thangmuansang from Gokulam Kerala FC. While Panwar featured in 12 of matches for the Nizams last season, Sebastian Thangmuansang will make a comeback in the ISL.
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newsfootball4 days ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Indian football team to leave for Qatar soon

The Indian football team will leave for Qatar to prepare for the remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifies, in June. The Blue Tigers, led by Indian legend Sunil Chhetri will face Qatar on June 3, Afghanistan on June 7 and the last match against Bangladesh on June 11, with all matches to be played in Qatar.
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featurefootball4 days ago

Hyderabad FC's vision to push youngsters is an asset for Indian football, asserts Chinglensana Singh

Chinglensana Singh's long waiting hours at the dug-out was finally over, with his move from FC Goa to Hyderabad FC proving to be career-changing for the footballer. The Manipuri was not only one of the best defenders in the 2020-21 ISL, but also earned himself a cap for India owing to his fine form.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Reports | Igor Stimac to excuse players affected with Covid-19 for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac only wants players who are fit and ready to play for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, in Qatar. Full back Prabir Das is already infected by Covid-19, while Arindam Bhattacharya lost his mother to the deadly virus a few days back.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Not sure about the future of SC East Bengal, reveals Hari Mohan Bangur

Co-owner of SC East Bengal and managing director of Shree Cement Limited, Hari Mohan Bangur has admitted that he is not sure about the future of the club, with the officials yet to sign the final document. The Red and Gold brigade finished at the ninth position in the ISL last season.
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newsfootball7 days ago

Indian football legend Fortunato Franco passes away at 84

Fortunato Franco, one of India’s heroes during their gold medal-winning squad during the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games, passed away on Monday. At the domestic level, he played for Tata Football Club and also captained Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy for eight consecutive years from 1959 to 1966.
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newsfootball8 days ago

2021 AFC Cup | Bengaluru FC asked to leave the Maldives after two players breach COVID-19 protocols

Bengaluru FC were asked to leave Maldives by their government after three of their players were caught breaching Covid-19 protocols in the island country. Ironically, the AFC recently postponed all the Group D matches of the AFC Cup, owing to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
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