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newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Odisha FC announces contract extension for Nandhakumar Sekar

Odisha FC has announced that winger Nandhakumar Sekar will continue being a part of the team till 2023. The attacking midfielder signed the extension of his contract with the Bhubaneswar-based ISL club which had also announced the contract extension for India international Vinit Rai till 2023.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Odisha FC announces contract extension of Vinit Rai

Odisha FC have confirmed that India international Vinit Rai will continue being a part of the team till 2023. The midfielder signed the extension of his contract with the Bhubaneswar-based ISL club, who are currently fourth on the points table in the competition, on Friday.
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newsfootball3 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Odisha FC eye to continue winning run in Bhubaneswar against Mumbai City FC

After winning two back-to-back games at the Kalinga Stadium, Odisha FC will now meet Mumbai City FC in their next game in Bhubaneswar on January 11. Odisha FC had registered their first win of the season against the same opponents when they last met in Mumbai on 31st October.
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newsfootball4 months ago

ISL 2019 | Odisha deserved to win against Hyderabad FC, reckons Josep Gombau

Odisha FC head coach Josep Gombau reckons his team’s 3-2 win over Hyderabad FC was well deserved after a frustrating run of fixtures. While Carlos Delgado, Xisco Hernandez, and Martin Guedes found the target for Odisha, a Vinit Rai’s red card saw Hyderabad score twice in the second half.
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featurefootball5 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Team of the “weak” after Game Phase 2

Indian Super League has completed four rounds of matches after every team has now played four games before the League paused for the international break for two weeks. Let's take a look at players, whose performance were far from average in between matchdays November 1 - November 10.
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newsfootball5 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | We are here to try and win, says Josep Gombau

Odisha FC head coach Josep Gombau has stated that they are in Guwahati to try and win the game against home side NorthEast United FC, and has decided to take the positives from their loss to Jamshedpur FC. Odisha FC midfielder Vinit Rai also spoke about his excitement to play in his hometown.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Credit goes to the ISL for improvement in Indian game, says Vinit Rai

Odisha FC midfielder Vinit Rai has given credit to the ISL for providing the stage for Indian midfielders to showcase their talent and groom under renowned coaches to improve their game. The 21-year-old averages 40 passes per game with an accuracy of 82.45 percent in league football.
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newsfootball7 months ago

We have been miserable away from home, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has stated that India would need to train together for long to overturn their miserable away record in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Indian skipper has also shed light on how Igor Stimac’s playing style hasn’t been very different from what the ISL players follow.
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reportfootball4 years ago

South Asian Games: Nepal edge past India to win gold in football

A 65th-minute free-kick from Prakash Budhathoki and Nawayug Shrestha’ strike in the 71st-minute helped Nepal defeat the Indian U-23 side 2-1 in the men’s football gold medal match. India capitulated in the second half after leading the game 1-0 thanks to a 31st-minute penalty from Holicharan Narzary.
Arun S Kaimal