newsfootball22 days ago

ISL 2019-20 | Ashique Kuruniyan hopes to play for Kerala Blasters one day

Bengaluru's winger Ashique Kuruniyan hopes that one day he would play for his home state's Kerala Blasters but clarified that his focus is now with Bengaluru FC. The young Indian international also shared about his Pune City experience and praised the passionate Manjappada and West Block Blue fans.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball25 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Oman had more chances, so they deserved to win, admits Igor Stimac

India's head coach Igor Stimac admitted that Oman deserved the win after India lost to them by a solitary goal by Muhsen Al Ghassani in the 33rd minute, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Tuesday. Moreover, Stimac has also expressed his concern of India not scoring from open play.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019-20 | Team of the “weak” after Game Phase 1

The Indian Super League has finished one game phase, which has seen all the teams playing two matches each at least. And we have tried to cherry-pick the weak performers from every position, until October 31, which has unfolded quite well and would have made a good side had they started firing.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

ISL 2019-20 | Standard of referees in ISL is going down, says Carles Cuadrat

In the match between Goa and Bengaluru, referee Crystal John mistakenly blew the final whistle with around 30-40 seconds still to go and Bengaluru coach Carles Cuadrat has expressed his annoyance over the standard of refereeing in the ISL. Bengaluru has picked up only two points in two games.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

We deserved to win against FC Goa, claims Bengaluru FC coach Carlos Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC shared the spoils with FC Goa in the Indian Super League clash on Monday at the Kanteerava Stadium and the Blues’ head coach Carlos Cuadrat believes they deserved the three points. Ashique Kuruniyan’s mistake led to a late penalty which decided the fate of the encounter.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | It was risky to put Ashique and Nishu at back, admits Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat has admitted, after their stalemate against NorthEast United FC, that it was a risky decision to play young Nishu Kumar and Ashique Kuruniyan at the back but stated that it was the need of the hour. BFC would be traveling to Goa for their next match on October 28.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 months ago

FIFA 2022 WC Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Bangladesh

Playing Bangladesh would be tricky, to put it mildly, for despite being the weakest side in the group one cannot undermine their will to defend robustly to pull out a scrappy draw. However, India would’ve enough firepower to score from open play and set-pieces if counter-attacking isn’t an option.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 months ago

World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Bangladesh - Statistical Preview

India will march onto the field at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday evening as outright favorites when they face-off with Bangladesh. Bodog has also shown their faith in the Blue Tigers after a memorable goalless draw away in Qatar despite missing the services of Sandesh Jhingan.
Bodog India
featurefootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Why Hyderabad FC bought these players

With the franchise changing hands months before the season, keeping a steady focus won't be easy for Phil Brown, who took over the reins of the club in the later stages of the last season. However, the Englishman still managed to bring together some exciting names to challenge for the title.
Subhayan Dutta