newsfootballa month ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Might lose Sandesh Jhingan for 4-5 weeks, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has said that star defender Sandesh Jhingan would be out for four to five weeks after he suffered a seemingly hamstring injury in the first half of the match. He also said that now he is clear about who would be in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Subrata Pal believes India’s forward line is in good hands

Former India goalkeeper Subrata Pal has stated that the Indian football team has some very good strikers to take the team to a good place during international matches. Pal also stated that Indian football needs more work at the grassroots level to develop the sport in the country.
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newsfootball3 months 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.
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newsfootball3 months ago

First tournament will be a little difficult for Igor Stimac, believes Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is of the opinion that the first tournament would be difficult for the newly-appointed Indian team coach Igor Stimac. The Indian men’s team will travel to Thailand for the four-nation tournament King’s Cup in the first week of June and that will be the first assignment for the Stimac.
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reportfootball4 months ago

AFC Cup | Chennaiyin FC registers 1-0 victory against Abahani Dhaka

Chennaiyin FC has moved to the top of the Group E points table in the ongoing AFC Cup after they defeated Abahani Dhaka from Bangladesh by 1-0 goals in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Wellington Priori of Dhaka put the ball in his own net to give the ISL side a lead in the second half of the game.
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reportfootball4 months ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Chennaiyin FC beat Manang Marshyangdi to lead South Asian group

Chennaiyin FC opened their AFC Cup campaign on winning note as they beat Nepalese side Manang Marshyangdi 2-0 in the Group E match to go top of the table in the South Asian group. Coming tired after the Super Cup final defeat to FC Goa, John Gregory had made five changes to his side.
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newsfootball5 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.
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newsfootball5 months ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Chennaiyin FC to play home matches at The Arena in Ahmedabad

Chennaiyin FC will have to play all their group fixture home matches of the AFC Cup at Ahmedabad’s The Arena by TransStadia after SDAT delayed in approving the club’s permission to play in Tamil Nadu. The two-time IPL champions would be kicking off their campaign against Minerva Punjab on April 3.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua fires Chennaiyin FC to AFC Cup group stage

A 68th minute Jeje Lalpekhlua strike in the second leg of their AFC Cup qualifier against Sri Lanka-based Colombo FC, on Wednesday, put Chennaiyin FC through to the group stage of the 2019 AFC Cup. Raphael Augusto, Isaac Vanmalsawma and Thoi Singh were the stand-out performers for the home team.
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featurefootball6 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