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newsfootball5 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 26-member squad, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem earns first call-up

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 26-member squad on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier games against Afghanistan and Oman. ATK goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, who represented India in the U-17 World Cup, earned his first senior team call-up.
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newsfootball7 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | ATK rope in Sehnaj Singh and Dheeraj Singh to strengthen Indian core

With their foreign recruitments almost done, the two-time champions have roped in Indian talents Sehnaj Singh, a defensive midfielder, and emerging goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh. While Sehnaj would be joining the Kolkata-based side from Mumbai City FC, Dheeraj arrived from Kerala Blasters.
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newsfootballa year ago

India U-23 football team to play friendly match against Qatar

The Derrick Pereira-led India U-23 football team are scheduled to play a friendly match against Qatar at Doha's Aspire Academy later this year on March 11. This will be part of India's preparation for the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers that are slated to commence from March 22 in Thailand.
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featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Mumbai FC’s entertaining draw against Kerala Blasters

Though Mumbai returned from Kochi with a valuable point in what looked like a lost cause, their fans know well that they have to improve a lot if they are to compete for the title. Here are the studs and duds from the 1-1 draw, which could indicate what to expect from whom in the next few months.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball2 years ago

ISL | Kerala Blasters FC announce the signing of French defender Cyril Kali

Kerala Blasters took to Twitter recently to announce their latest signing for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League in the form of 34-year old French Defender, Cyril Kali. Kali, a 34-year old centre-half who has spent most of his career in Greece, joins from Greek club - Apollon Pontou.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Kerala Blasters to play alongside Melbourne City and Girona in pre-season tournament

Australian club Melbourne City would join La Liga side Girona and Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters in a pre-season tournament to be hosted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Melbourne City FC finished third in A-league while Girona were placed 10th in La Liga last season.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC hand trial to India's U-17 goalie Dheeraj Singh

Scottish Premiership side Motherwell have handed India's U-17 goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh a three-week trial after seeing his heroics in the U-17 World Cup last year. The goalie's training stint is scheduled to start from tomorrow after he refused to extend his contract with Indian Arrows.
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featurefootball2 years ago

Will Fifa Under 17 World Cup Be Helpful?

India hosted the 17th edition of the FIFA under-17 World Cup and it was a roaring success. Thanks to the response India have now bid to host the 2019 U-19 World Cup. But has the hosting of FIFA's junior World Cup editions going to help us become a talented footballing nation in the future?
Ankush Pandit