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newsfootball2 months ago

Longer domestic season will help India's preparation for AFC Asian Cup, says Ashique Kuruniyan

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Ashique Kuruniyan believes the extended nine-month Indian football calendar from the 2022-23 season will be favorable for all players who aim to feature in the Asian Cup. A few days back Igor Stimac had come up with pointers to improve football structure in India.
Press Release
newsfootball9 months ago

We are happy with the improvement in all players, reveals Ivan Vukomanovic

Kerala Blasters coach Ivan Vukomanovic revealed that he was happy with the improvement shown by all his players since the start of the campaign, and admitted that both sides were lucky and unlucky to concede the goals they did. Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters played out a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 years ago

ISL 2020-21 | Accepted defeat against a tough Jamshedpur FC side, admits Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat has accepted the defeat against a tough Jamshedpur FC side after fighting hard till the end of the game. The Blues will be up against top-placed Mumbai City FC in their next Indian Super League fixture at the Fatorda Stadium, on January 5.
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newsfootball2 years ago

ISL 2020-21 | Ashique Kuruniyan should have been shown the red card, asserts Csaba Laszlo

Chennaiyin FC coach Csaba Laszlo is furious with the referee for not showing Ashique Kuruniyan a red card after he knocked down Anirudh Thapa early on the game, due to which the latter suffered an injury and was out for the entire game. The ‘Marina Machans’ eventually lost the game 0-1.
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newsfootball3 years ago

ISL 2019-20 | Bengaluru begin New Year with potential cracker against Goa

In what promises to be a battle between two of the most entertaining side’s in the League in the recent past, Bengaluru have come out on top in four of the last five meetings, managing to successfully control a Goa side that has been consistently lethal in attack.
Press Release
newsfootball3 years 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.
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newsfootball3 years 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.
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featurefootball3 years 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
featurefootball3 years 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.
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newsfootball3 years 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.
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