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newsfootball6 years ago

Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca: This might be start of a new era of Indian Football

Bengaluru FC manager Albert Roca has praised the efforts of his players despite the heartbreaking loss in the AFC Cup final against the Air Force Club of Iraq. The Spaniard believes that they have shown what they are capable of in this tournament, which augers well for the future of Indian football.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Bhaichung Bhutia advises Bengaluru players "to leave everything on the pitch"

Bhaichung Bhutia has asked Bengaluru FC players to play their hearts out and not worry about the result ahead of the AFC Cup final against Iraqi club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya. Bhutia also called the final as the biggest event in Indian football since the 2003 ASEAN Cup final, that East Bengal won.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Bengaluru FC to pocket ₹6,70,00,000 if they win historic final tonight

An incredible ₹6,70,00,000($1 million) awaits Bengaluru FC should they manage to emerge victorious in their AFC Cup final against Air Force Club of Iraq. The Karnataka-based club made history by becoming the first Indian side to reach the final of a major Asian club competition.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

No Indian football club has a story like Bengaluru FC: Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri has opined that no other Indian football club has a compelling story like them having created history within such short span of time. He has also said that participating in the finals of the AFC cup is the greatest motivation for the young guns in the side.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

AFC Cup | Lyngdoh stunner gives Bengaluru a shot at history

Eugeneson Lyndoh's dazzling strike canceled out Jorge Pereyra Diaz's opener and gave Bengaluru a crucial 1-1 draw away in the first leg of the semifinal of the AFC Cup. A goal-less draw in the second leg will now be enough to see Bengaluru through to the final – a first for an Indian team.
Amlan Majumdar
newsfootball6 years ago

Bengaluru FC draw Tampines Rovers in AFC Cup Quarterfinal

I-League champions Bengaluru FC will be up against Tampines Rovers FC in the quarterfinals of the 2016 AFC Cup. The first of the two-legged tie will take place at the Kanteerava Stadium on September 14, before the Blues travel to the Singapore National Stadium for the return leg on September 21.
Press Release
newsfootball6 years ago

Sunil Chhetri: Idea of merging I-League and ISL was supposed to be just a first draft

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has expressed his surprise about the talks of the merger between the ISL and the I-League, insisting that the plan is still at a nascent stage. Chettri is surprised that this information was leaked to the media, despite the AIFF asking them to not talk about it.
Amlan Majumdar
newsfootball6 years ago

We are still talking: Ashley Westwood on contract extension with Bengaluru FC

English manager Ashley Westwood has revealed that with four days left in his current contract, he is still in discussion with Bengaluru FC over a contract extension. The 39-year-old, who has won 2 I-League titles and a Fed Cup with the club, is confident that he has done his job properly.
Amlan Majumdar
newsfootball6 years ago

Lot of players are still hurting over Fed Cup exit: Bengaluru midfielder Collins

Bengaluru FC will take on Cup champions Johor Darul Ta’zim, in what is an inconsequential Group H tie of the AFC Cup, in Johor Bahru on Wednesday. Assistant coach Matthew Holland is, however, confident of a good performance from the boys after their disappointing Fed Cup exit at the hands of Aizawl.
Press Release