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newsfootballa year ago

FC Goa extends Lenny Rodrigues' contract by two years

Lenny Rodriguez has signed a two-year contract extension with FC Goa which will extend his time with the club until the end of the 2021-22 season. The midfielder was roped in 2018 and has since become a mainstay in the playing XI for the Gaurs, having helped them win the Super Cup in 2019.
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newsfootballa year 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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newsfootball2 years ago

ISL 2019-20 | Anas Edathodika, Jobby Justin to miss ATK’s opening fixture against Kerala

ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas will have to do without the services of two of his new signings - striker Jobby Justin and defender Anas Edathodika - in their opening fixture of the ISL 2019-20 season against Kerala. Jobby will miss the first three games while Anas will be out for only the first.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Kerala Blasters looking to tour UAE in pre-season

After shoring up the team heavily, Kerala Blasters are reportedly looking to tour the UAE in their pre-season before the new season starts in few months. The side could finish only in the ninth position last season that saw the club appointing two different managers and sacking them both.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Our targets are the main leagues - I-League and Super Cup, says East Bengal coach

East Bengal FC coach Alejandro Menendez has bashed the erratic schedule of the domestic football leagues as he made it clear that his side will be focused on doing well in the I-League and Super Cup. The former Real Madrid Castilla coach added that the club is in talks to sign a new striker.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | AIFF Super Cup to be played in September

According to Goal, the third edition of the AIFF Super Cup is most likely to be played in September this year. The first two editions of the knock-out tournament, which includes ISL and I-League teams, were played in the month of March-April in 2018 and 2019, after the conclusion of both leagues.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Why different penalties for different clubs for the same offence, questions Gokulam Kerala's VC Praveen

Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen has expressed his disappointment on AIFF’s decision to impose a fine of Rs 10 lakh each on the five I League clubs by asking why AIFF imposed different penalties for the same offence. Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj had also slammed AIFF’s decision yesterday.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball2 years ago

Asking for meeting with AIFF President has cost us 10 lakhs, asserts Ranjit Bajaj

After the AIFF’s disciplinary committee imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on five I-League clubs, Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj has lashed out at the federation by saying that asking for a meeting with the president has cost them Rs 10 lakh. Bajaj also termed the order by the AIFF “immature”.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball2 years ago

AIFF’s disciplinary committee slaps five I-League clubs with a fine of 10 lakhs

The All India Football Federation’s Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10 lakh fine on five clubs who refused to participate in the Super Cup held in March-April. Kolkata’s East Bengal was fined 5 lakhs as their sponsors had backed out and not the club while Mohun Bagan remained innocent.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Leading table is great but playing away will be tough, says Anriudh Thapa

Chennaiyin FC’s young sensation, Anirudh Thapa is of the opinion that playing away in Bangladesh and Nepal on unconventional pitches would be a tough task for the Marina Machans. The 21-year-old also stated that change in his playing position has brought has made his side more effective.
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