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newsfootball6 years ago

FC Goa handed over show cause notice by AIFF

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has charged FC Goa with team misconduct and offensive behavior following the fracas took that place on the pitch after the ISL final against Chennaiyin FC.
Nikhil Deshpande
newsfootball6 years ago

FC Goa should not have lodged FIR against Elano: Bhaichung Bhutia

Chairman of AIFF's technical committee Baichung Bhutia today came out strongly against FC Goa lodging a police complaint against Elano, after the ruckus which followed the ISL final between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC. Bhutia feels that it sends out a wrong message about the league.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

ISL referees shifted from Goa hotel due to threats; Zico questions Japanese referees

ISL management had to shift its match officials who had officiated in the grand-final to a different hotel owing to security concerns on Sunday. Meanwhile, FC Goa manager Zico has criticized how the officials handled the match while Goa co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar has stopped just short of bringing match-fixing allegations.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Materazzi expresses interest in returning to Chennaiyin for third season

Chennaiyin FC manager Marco Materazzi has expressed his interest in returning to the club for a third season as coach for the Indian Super League (ISL) club with his current contract on the verge of expiration.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

“Next season, I won’t be coming”: Roberto Carlos; Zico might follow suit

Delhi Dynamos manager Roberto Carlos has confirmed that he will not be returning next season for the Indian Super League (ISL), having received better offer elsewhere. FC Goa manager Zico has also disclosed the possibility of managing some other European or Asian club next season.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Goa left fuming after training is interrupted by school event in Stadium

FC Goa were unable to train properly ahead of the first leg of their semi-final tie against Delhi Dynamos after the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Delhi, was rented out for a school function. Zico's side were not informed of this event, despite camping in Delhi for a week.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

First leg of Chennayin-Atletico de Kolkata semi-final shifted to Pune

The ISL management has decided to shift the first leg of the second semi-final, between Chennaiyin FC and defending champions Atletico de Kolkata, to the Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium in Pune. The decision was taken due to the devastating floods experienced by Chennai, which the city is yet to recover from.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

I wasn't good enough: Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka, marquee player-manager of Mumbai City FC, said yesterday that he was not good enough as the manager of his team after the Mumbai side were knocked out of the tournament at the hands of Chennaiyin FC at the Marina Arena on Tuesday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

Indian footballers to raise concerns about draft and low wages in ISL

The Football Players Association of India (FPAI), backed by about 200 footballers, will put forward their concerns about the draft system and unfair wages in their meeting with the Indian Super League (ISL) organizers next week.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 years ago

I don't think I will come back: Nicolas Anelka

Nicolas Anelka, Mumbai City FC's marquee player-manager, has insisted that he might not return for a third season in the Indian Super League (ISL), after his team extended their win-less streak to six matches with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters at Mumbai on Friday.
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