newsfootball3 months ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Minerva Punjab-Chennaiyin FC game ends in a stalemate

The AFC Cup Group E game between Minerva Punjab and Chennaiyin FC ended in a goalless draw on Wednesday at The Arena in Ahmedabad. The John Gregory-managed ISL club started as favourites in the group opener but former I-League champions Minerva played well to hold them to a draw.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019 | What clicked and what didn’t – Chennaiyin FC

The defending champions had, to put it mildly, a horrible season with the management now having to decide whether to give the club time or go for a total revamp. However, even amidst the chaotic failure, John Gregory might have stumbled upon talents that could formulate the future of the club.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball5 months ago

ISL 2019 | CK Vineeth and Halicharan Narzary lacked match practice, says John Gregory

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory reckons that new transfers, Halicharan Narzary and CK Vineeth, need some time to gel into the team after the duo made their debut in the 1-0 loss to NorthEast United FC. The defending champions were beaten by a late Bartholomew Ogbeche goal on Saturday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 months ago

Halicharan Narzary: Doesn’t matter who scores, as long as goals come

Halicharan Narzary has talked up India’s chances at the upcoming AFC Asian Cup next month as he puts the team’s goals ahead of his own. Narzary further revealed that the Indian team has their target set on making it to the knockout stages of the Asian showpiece which will be played in the UAE.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball8 months ago

ISL 2019 | Best XI from the 1st Gameweek

There is no doubt that the fifth season of ISL has seen more power-packed performance than most of the games combined in the first four seasons. With tactically superior managers marching in with their unknown talents, every match is eye-catching. Here is the best eleven from game week one.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 months 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
newsfootballa year 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup is a good platform to test ourselves ahead of the AFC Cup, says Narzary

Indian winger Halicharan Narzary has recently revealed that the Intercontinental Cup was a platform for Chhetri & Co to test themselves against world-class opponents ahead of next year’s AFC Asian Cup. India take on New Zealand in their final group encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena today.
SportsCafe Desk
reportfootball2 years ago

ISL 2017 | Miku's strike sends Bengaluru FC back to the top

Miku ensured Bengaluru maintained their fantastic start to their maiden ISL campaign with his fourth goal in as many games to hand his side a win over NorthEast United in Guwahati today. The win means that Albert Roca’s side are back at the top of the table with nine points from four games.
Press Release
featurefootball2 years ago

ISL Analysis | NorthEast United pay the price for sloppy defence

NorthEast United failed to keep their winning run going after a resurgent win against Delhi in the last game as they went down 1-0 to Bengaluru FC in Guwahati. The Highlanders would need to take a hard look at themselves after they got numerous chances to equalize and perhaps even win the game.
Subhayan Dutta