newsfootball6 days ago

Stage set for Bengaluru-Bagan battle at Barabati

It's a clash of the old versus the new when Mohun Bagan takes on Bengaluru FC in the finals of the Federation Cup today in Cuttack. While Bengaluru may be the favorites for the title on paper, Bagan will fancy their chances in the absence of Bengaluru's talisman Sunil Chettri.
Press Release
reportfootball2 months ago

Asian Cup Qualifier | Sunil Chhetri scores historic goal in Indian win

India got off to the perfect start in the Asian Cup Qualifiers through Sunil Chhetri who scored in injury time to secure a first win over Myanmar in 64 years. The Indian team were under pressure for most parts in the game but thanks to the heroics of Gurpreet Sandhu managed to keep a clean sheet.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Hope my I-League record is broken, says Chhetri

National captain Sunil Chhetri hopes that his record of being the top Indian goalscorer in the I-league is broken soon, saying that it will be good for the national team. He also said that assuming that India are in an easy group for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers would be a big mistake.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Constantine to take up U-17 India manager role on a temporary basis

National team coach Stephen Constantine will temporarily take over at the helm of the Under-17 football team after coach Nikolai Adam resigned in controversial circumstances. Constantine has been given the job ahead of the U-17 World Cup even as AIFF continue to look for a permanent replacement.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Asian Cup key to development of India, says Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes that India's regular participation in the AFC Asian Cup is important if it wants to develop as a footballing nation. India, who failed to qualify last time, are grouped with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Macau in the last round of the qualifier this year.
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reportfootball5 months ago

I-League | Bengaluru FC make a winning start against Shillong Lajong

Udanta Singh turned up with a brace while Sena Ralte scored the third as Bengaluru FC got their I-League title defence off to a perfect start with a 3-0 win over Shillong Lajong at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Saturday. BFC's new recruit Lenny Rodrigues was handed a start by Albert Roca.
Press Release
newsfootball5 months ago

Gurpreet Singh urges Indian footballers to go abroad

Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who is playing for Norwegian club Stabaek, has urged the budding footballers to move abroad in order to get the right coaching they need. The 24-year-old has also stressed on the need of a 10-month long domestic league for the players to raise their level.
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newsfootball5 months ago

FIFA rankings : India move up two places to 135

India’s national football team moved up two places to 135th in the world, according to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday (Dec 22), despite not playing any officially recognized matches since their September friendly against Puerto Rico.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua wins AIFF Player of the year Award for 2016

Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC forward Jeje Lalpekhlua has been conferred the AIFF's Player of the year Award of 2016 for his stunning displays for club and country. Jeje scored a combined tally of 17 goals in 20 appearances for India, Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC in the current season.
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featurefootball6 months ago

ISL 2016 | 5 talking points from Atletico de Kolkata’s thrilling win over Mumbai City FC

Atletico Kolkata came back from a goal down to the win the 1st leg of their semifinal tie against Mumbai City 3-2 at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Saturday. Iain Hume was the star of the night with a brace for the home side. We take a look back at five of the biggest talking points from the game.
Amlan Majumdar