Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dempo SC to miss Arthur Papas for two matches

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Reports from Goa suggest that Arthur Papas will fly to Australia to renew his visa. Mauricio Afonso will step in during Papas’ absence.

Papas will miss Dempo’s match against Rangdajied United in Shillong and most probably the Goan derby with Salgaocar Football Club.

Bengaluru FC Vs United SC and other upcoming I-league fixtures

Here are the upcoming I-league matches :

Rangdajied United FC – Dempo Sports Club

2 - 2

Shillong Lajong – Sporting Clube de Goa

0 - 1

Churchill Brothers – Mumbai FC

0 - 2

Salgaocar FC – Mohammedan Sporting

3 - 0

Bengaluru FC – United Sports Club

1 - 0

Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Mumbai firm



Bolton Wanderers Football Club to tie up with Indian IT firm St Angelo’s Oce. Reports suggest chairman Phil Gartside will be in Mumbai to ink a deal for a 10-day residential football coaching and personality development camp in England.


India finish 3rd in the Group A of AFC U-19 Qualifiers

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After completing four of their matches in group A in the AFC U-19 qualifiers held in Qatar, India managed only a solitary win against Nepal (1-0), tied the match against Turkmenistan (2-2) and conceded defeats against Uzbekistan (3-0) and Qatar (2-0).

Although tied on points with Turkmenistan, with a superior goal difference, India finished 3rd in their group.

India’ matches in AFC U-19 Qualifiers

Match Score
October 4, 2013 9:30 pm
India Qatar
0 - 2
October 6, 2013 9:30 pm
Nepal India
0 - 1
October 10, 2013 7:00 pm
India Uzbekistan
0 - 3
October 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Turkmenistan India
2 - 2

Group A Table:

Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
1 Qatar 4 4 0 0 1312 12
2 Uzbekistan 4 3 0 1 108 9
3 India 4 1 1 2 3-4 4
4 Turkmenistan 4 1 1 2 4-7 4
5 Nepal 4 0 0 4 1-9 0

Videos :

India 1 – 0 Nepal. Due credits to the the folks at Indian Football Home

Grassroots Football course in Manipur

AIFF and All Manipur Football Association to Conduct Grassroots Football course

All_Manipur_football_Association Imphal, October 01 2013: The AIFF/AMFA Grassroots course is scheduled to be held from 12 to 14 October, 2013 .

All the DSAs/DFAs have been informed to submit lists of their players to take part in the course.

Football aspirants who want to participate in the course are to pay Rs.500/- as fee.

The schedule for holding the course would be notified on 7/10/2013 .

Source: Hueiyen News Service

Anthony Pereira joins Churchill Brothers

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Anthony Pereira who acrimoniously parted ways with Mohun Bagan has joined Churchill Brothers if reports from Goa are anything to go by.

“He trained with us today and should be available for the next match (against Mumbai FC) on Saturday. He is a good addition to the team and will give us options in midfield,” said team boss Churchill Alemao to TOI.

It is understood that it will be a loan move.

AFC Cup : Kuwait SC defeats East Bengal 4-2 – Away goals provide a glimmer of hope

Kf_east_bengal_logoKuwait SC defeated East Bengal 4-2 in the first leg of AFC Cup semfinal that took place in Kuwait.

The match started off slowly and East Bengal had the first shot on goal when Chidi’s tame shot was stopped by the Kuwait SC goal keeper. Then on Kuwait SC dominated the proceedings all through the 1st half of the match. They opened scoring in the 17th minute through Issam Jemaa, he went to add another one in the 33rd minute and Waleed Ali made it 3-0 before the half-time whistle.

When play resumed after the break, thanks to East Bengal custodian Gurpreet’s silly mistake Kuwait SC increased their tally to four through Chadi Hammami’s simple tap in.  At that stage it looked like Kuwait SC is heading to a massive victory.

However East Bengal managed to turn around the match partially by scoring two crucial away goals after their Brazilian coach Marcos Falopa brought in two substitutions.  One among the substitutes Lalrindika Ralte swung in a very good corner kick which was headed in by Uga Okpara in the 66th minute. In the 87th minute Lalrindika Ralte himself got on the score sheet with a superbly taken goal.

While Kuwait SC home stadium was almost barren with only a handful of supporter cheering them, they will come across a different proposition when they visit Kolkota in the second leg of the semi-final on October 22nd. With good home support and if East Bengal can replicate their second half performance in Kuwait they stand a slender chance to overturn this tie.

Team line-up and stats here.

Watch all the goals from the match here. Due credits to the folks at Indian Football home.

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