newsfootball7 months ago

I-League 2021-22 | Gokulam Kerala and Mohammedan SC to battle it out in winner-takes-all clash

Sreenidi Deccan FC’s stunning 3-1 victory over Gokulam Kerala on Tuesday threw a spanner in the defending champions’ works to reclaim their Hero I-League crown as Mohammedan SC kept their end of the bargain with a 2-0 win over Rajasthan United, in Kolkata, earlier on Wednesday.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Developing sixth sense necessary for strikers to succeed, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that strikers need to develop sixth to become successful in their trade. The footballer was once the highest goal scorer for the Indian national football team, which was later surpassed by current Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri a few years ago.
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newsfootball2 years ago

East Bengal terminates contract with Quess, get back sporting rights

East Bengal has finally terminated their contract with Quess Corp Pvt Ltd and received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) which will allow them to rope in investors. With the termination, the sporting rights are now entirely with East Bengal and will allow the club to complete licensing formalities.
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newsfootball2 years ago

FC Goa extends Clifford Miranda's contract as their assistant coach

Former Indian player Clifford Miranda has signed a contract extends as the assistant coach of Indian Super League club FC Goa. The footballer was appointed for the post prior to the 2019-20 and was the interim coach after the club parted ways with Sergio Lobera half-way through last season.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Indian football season should stretch beyond March, admits Igor Stimac

National team coach Igor Stimac has clearly stated that the Indian domestic football season needs to stretch beyond March for the growth of the game in this part of the world. Football in India starts in October and continues for five to six months at the most before commencing in March.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Closed door football can become normal in future, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia feels that closed-door football could very well become the new normal if the virus-induced regulations continue even the lockdown is lifted. While the Indian Super League final was played behind closed doors, the I-League was called-off prematurely due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Hope to play at Mohun Bagan again in future, states Joseba Beitia

Spanish midfielder Joseba Beitia has admitted that he wants to play for Mohun Bagan once again after guiding the Kolkata club to an I-League title this season. With the club merging with Indian Super League outfits ATK, chances are unlikely that he will play for the new side next season.
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newsfootball3 years ago

AIFF to seek one-year exemption from AFC for ISL expansion

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to seek a one-year exemption from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to implement its expansion of the Indian Super League. Even though the AIFF body had plans to do the same from the next season, the COVID-19 outbreak has made it impossible.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Football is last thing on my mind at present, admits Sunil Chhteri

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has clearly stated that football is the least of his worries at the present moment with the safety of the players during the pandemic situation the only priority. Even though the ISL finished before the lockdown, the remainder of the I-League was called off by the AIFF.
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newsfootball3 years ago

We will pay players their entire salaries after lockdown, states Mohun Bagan

Mohun Bagan has stated they would pay their players’ dues as soon as the lockdown phase comes to an end as their sponsors are located in other cities and have failed to operate so far. This comes as a response after the players’ threatened to approach the AIFF regarding the matter.
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