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featurefootballa year ago

King’s Cup 2019 | India’s predicted XI against Curacao

More than the outcome of the match between India and Curacao, the kind of eleven Igor Stimac starts with would attract huge attention on Wednesday. Taking as many eight debutants with him in the 23-man squad, the Croatian coach has already made a statement about how he sees his side in the future.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Manuel Lanzarote reveals he is unsure about his ATK future

ATK’s star last season, Manuel Lanzarote has surprisingly revealed that the club hasn’t contacted him over the last month and he is quite unsure what future holds for him in the Kolkata-based franchise. The former FC Goa star scored five goals and assisted twice last season in an average season.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

King’s Cup | Nishu Kumar, Jobby Justin released from the camp as Igor Stimac selects 23-man Indian team

Nishu Kumar and Jobby Justin were the last two players who were released from the national camp on Saturday as the newly-appointed football coach Igor Stimac finalised the Indian team for the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. The Blue Tigers will take on Curacao in their opening encounter on June 5.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

King's Cup 2019 | Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary miss out as AIFF announces 37-man squad

AIFF has announced a 37-man probable squad for the preparatory camp ahead of the King’s Cup and some of the big names missing through injuries are Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan and more. The likes of Jobby Justin, Michael Soosairaj, Komal Thatal are all included though.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

AIFF Super Cup | Steve Coppell blames himself for Balwant Singh’s poor ISL season

ATK manager Steve Coppell has stated it was his playing Balwant Singh in various positions that eventually led the striker to have an underwhelming season in the Indian Super League. The former Reading manager has also asked his side to be aware of Chennaiyin FC prowess from set-pieces.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Super Cup | Balwant Singh thanks Steve Coppell after his hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos

Balwant Singh has thanked ATK coach Steve Coppell for trusting his abilities after the striker took his team to the semi-finals of the ongoing Super Cup with a hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos FC. ATK defeated Delhi Dynamos FC by 4-3 goals in the second quarter-final game on Friday.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2018 | Studs and Duds after Phase 3 of Indian Super League

The Indian Super League has hit the final gear just before the final phase of the campaign with the big name signings finally coming into form. However, there are some of the veterans, who have also hit new lows as we chalked down the studs and duds after the third phase of the season.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

ISL | Steve Coppell and Shaun Ontong satisfied with stalemate in Guwahati

ATK coach Steve Coppell and NorthEast United assistant coach Shaun Ontong, both seemed pretty satisfied with the end result of the match between their respective teams yesterday. NEUFC and ATK played out a 0-0 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati to share the points.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2018 | Can Bengaluru FC “suffer” their way to glory

Bengaluru FC became the third team to get a win in ATK’s backyard this season, but it wasn’t about the three points as much as it was about the manner in which they did it. Coppell has emerged as BFC’s biggest challenge in the last two seasons and Carles Cuadrat would be delighted to start atop.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL 2019 | Is Stephen Coppell the right man for the ATK job after all

Steve Coppell mightn’t have won a single trophy in the ISL despite three years of management, but franchises’ repeated faith in him goes onto prove that the 63-year-old has all the ingredients to achieve it. ATK could be Coppell’s best chance and the Delhi win has given us a lot to think about.
Subhayan Dutta