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I-League Could Tie-Up with SAP for High-end Analytics

SAP, I-league, SAPA HANA, India, Clubs, Football, Bengaluru FC, Pune FC, Sunandho Dhar, SoccerSAP has made its foray in to sports in a big manner with the announcement of the SAP HANA system. SAP HANA an in-memory database, analytics, mobile software combined with other technologies can help teams to gauge performance of their players, collect real time data and do much.

SAP has already taken a dive in to this vertical as they have already signed up NBA in this regard. SAPA HANA system offer teams a scouting platform, it can grab media and data from social sites and thereby gauging fan sentiments and could over all improve the experience of spectators in the stadium.

German Bundesliga outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is using the latest technology offered by SAP. Where trainers use Google Glass in combination with this technology to gauge player performances.

Video of  Hoffenheim using SAP HANA technology :

AIFF has published an article about representatives participating in the recently concluded SAP Forum for Sports and Entertainment  in Germany.  SAP India Managing Director Anirban Dey told AIFF  – “SAP believes that this can also be leveraged by the I-League clubs,”

AIrtel I-league CEO Sunandho Dhar said that a Pilot Project is being chalked out between SAP India and Airtel I-league. “We are trying to work out a deal with SAP India on whether the technology can be brought to India, if not on the same scale but parts of it. A Pilot Project may be in the offing.” said Sunandho Dhar to AIFF Media.

Kerala – 50th Inter-District Football Tournament Starts

Kerala, Football, Kerala Football Association, India, Indianfootball, Soccer, KFAThe 50th Inter-District Football Tournament commenced in Wayanad on the 24th of November.

Matches will be played in the Arappetta ground (which indeed is a picturesque one! ).

Defending champion Malappuram and last year’s runner-up Kasaragod have been given a direct entry into the quarterfinals. Malappuram will play the winners from the Kannur vs Pathanamthitta match and Kasaragod will take on the winners from the Thirvananthapuram vs Alappuzha match.

Fixture :


Match Score
November 24, 2013
Wayanad – Kottayam
2 - 0


Match Score
November 25, 2013
Kollam – Kozhikode
3 - 2
November 25, 2013
Ernakulam – Thrissur
1 - 2


Match Score
November 26, 2013
Kannur – Pathanamthitta
5 - 0
November 26, 2013
Kollam – Thrissur
2 - 5


Match Score
November 27, 2013
Thrivananthapuram – Alapuzha
1 - 0
November 27, 2013
Kannur – Malappuram
0 - 3


Match Score
December 28, 2012
Idukki – Palakkad
2 - 1
November 28, 2013
Kasaragod – Thrivananthapuram
5 - 3

 

Soccer School in Memory of V.P.Sathyan in Kozhikode

V.P. Sathyan, Soccer School, Football, Kozhikode, Anitha, Kerala, India, CaptainA football coaching school in memory of former Indian football team captain and defender V.P Sathyan will start functioning in Kozhikode from November 24th.

After seven years of his untimely demise, Sathyan’s wife Anitha has come forward to set up the school. The proposed V.P Sathyan Soccer School will adopt the 2002 batch of Sports Promotion and Education Trust (SEPT) footballers. SEPT is another academy based out of Kozhikode. The first batch of V.P Sathyan Soccer School will comprise of 20 kids.

Kerala Football Association president K.M.A Mather, Kozhikode Sports Council president K.J. Mathai and Former India international U. Sharaf Ali will be caretakers of the venture.

Sathyan’s friends, V.P Sathyan trust in Thalassery and well wishers offered support for the venture said Anitha. The objective is to give superior training and mold good players, she said. On November 24th, minister M.K. Muneer will inaugurate the soccer school.

Louis Saha Confirms Interest from India

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Before Indian Super League got postponed, a slew of announcements came in about star players that were going to be involved in the league.  Louis Saha, former Manchester United and Everton player was one among them.

Louis Saha has now officially confirmed about the interest from India. In an interview with with http://www.manutd.com, titled Life after United, Saha said the following –

“I like to discover new things. If I could help launch another league, I would be happy to discuss that. At the same time, things have to be clear with me and I will think about it, that is for sure. India is something that would be exotic,”

Subrata Paul gets a deal with top Denmark club

 FC Vestsjaelland, Denmark, Subrata Paul, Subrata Pal, Denmark, Goal Keeper

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According to reports, India’s top goal keeper Subrata Paul has been offered  a six-month contract with Danish Superliga football team FC Vestsjaelland. Subrata has been asked to report at the club on January 3rd.

FC Vestsjaelland climbed to the top tier of the 12 team Denmark League this year. If the deal works out Subrata Paul will be the fourth Indian to play his trade in Europe. (If you have an addition to this list, let us know! ) The others being Mohammed Salim who appeared for Celtic in the 30’s, Baichung Bhutia who played for Bury FC in England and Sunil Chhetri who appeared for Sporting Lisbon B.

Subrata Paul earlier had training stints with  Red Bull Leipzig in 2012, a third division German football club.

We wish Subrata Paul all the best for his stint with  FC Vestsjaelland.

Here is a link to the HT story.

India Submits Bid for hosting 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

AIFF, India, FIFA, U-17 World Cup, 2017India has officially submitted the bid for hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017. Read on the note that was published on the ALL India Football Federation’s website.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) can confirm that India has submitted its bid to host the prestigious 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.

“We are happy that we could submit all the necessary bid documents before the deadline,” AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das told www.the-aiff.com.

“I am grateful to our President Mr. (Praful) Patel for the initiative taken in following up with the Government in terms of the guarantees required, and ensuring the all the guarantees were ready and could be submitted in time,” added Mr. Das.

Airtel I-League CEO Mr.Sunando Dhar submitted the bid documents to FIFA’s Director of Competitions Division Mr. Mustapha Fahmy at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich on Tuesday (November 12, 2013).

“I was at Zurich to submit our bid documents for hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. The bid will be taken up in the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on December 3,” Mr. Dhar confirmed.

“FIFA was very happy to receive the guarantees from the Government and the official bid from AIFF. We are eagerly waiting for the final verdict now,” he added.

Other nations competing for the bid include Uzbekistan, Ireland and the 2010 World Cup host South Africa.

Source : http://www.the-aiff.com/

Sports Authority of India (SAI) Setting Up 300 Crore Football Academy in Kerala

Sports Authority of India, SAI, Football, Academy, Kerala, Kozhikode, India, 300 CroreSports Authority of India will set up a 300 crore worth football academy in Kozhikode confirmed Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy today.

“They have agreed to set up the academy at the land that will be given by the University of Calicut-Kozhikode. ” said Chandy.

Source : IANS

Results from U-14 National Championship

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The U-14 National Championship is currently underway in Kalyani, West Bengal. Here are the results from the competition.

 

Semi-final :

Manipur took on Kerala and Maharashtra played West Bengal in the semis. Following are the results.


Match Score
December 14, 2014
Pondicherry Karnataka
-:-
December 14, 2014
Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh
5 - 1
December 14, 2014
Sikkim Orissa
1 - 13
December 14, 2014
Maharashtra Daman and Diu
12 - 0
December 14, 2014
Madhya Pradesh Gujarat
0 - 5
December 14, 2014
Himachal Pradesh Delhi
2 - 1
December 14, 2014
Uttarakhand Haryana
1 - 1
December 15, 2014
Mizoram Meghalaya
3 - 0

Quarter Final :

Group A : Kerala, Karnataka, Haryana and West Bengal

Group B : Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur and Punjab


Match Score
December 12, 2014
Orissa Jharkhand
5 - 2
December 12, 2014
Daman and Diu Madhya Pradesh
1 - 6
December 12, 2014
Goa Gujarat
8 - 0
December 12, 2014
Mizoram Assam
3 - 0
December 12, 2014
Nagaland Arunachal Pradesh
-:-
December 12, 2014
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
2 - 0
December 12, 2014
Delhi Uttarakhand
1 - 0
December 12, 2014
Kerala Andhra Pradesh
7 - 0
December 12, 2014
Tamil Nadu Karnataka
1 - 2

In Group A, Kerala and Karnataka has registered one win each and West Bengal and Haryana is still seeking their first win. West Bengal will take on Karnataka and Haryana will take on  Kerala on 15th November.

In Group B, Maharashtra and Manipur has registered a win and a draw, Goa has one win and a defeat and Punjab has lost all their matches so far. Manipur will take on Punjab and Goa will meet Maharashtra on 15th November.


Match Score
December 11, 2014
West Bengal Chhattisgarh
5 - 1
December 11, 2014
SAI Bihar
4 - 1
December 11, 2014
Tripura Manipur
0 - 16

Results from the 2nd and 3rd Day of U-14 National Championship

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The U-14 National Championship is currently underway in Kalyani, West Bengal. Here are the results from the matches happened on November 11th and 12th.

 


Match Score
December 10, 2014
Jharkhand Sikkim
14 - 0
December 10, 2014
Goa Madhya Pradesh
6 - 1
December 10, 2014
Maharashtra Gujarat
6 - 0
December 10, 2014
Arunachal Pradesh Mizoram
-:-
December 10, 2014
Nagaland Assam
-:-


Match Score
December 9, 2014
Meghalaya Tripura
9 - 1

 

 

AFC Medical Conference to be held in India in 2015

AFCIndia will be hosting the 5th AFC Medical Conference in April 2015, the organisers announced on Tuesday, giving an opportunity to the people in the country to understand more about the medical science behind the game of football.

“After Malaysia, Japan and Oman it is now India which has been given the privilege and honour to host the biggest sports medicine conference of Asia,” Organising Secretary, AFC Medical Conference-2015, PSM Chandran said in a release.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) with the patronage of the International Football Federation ( FIFA) will conduct the event from April 2-4, 2015.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) with the patronage of the International Football Federation ( FIFA) will conduct the event from April 2-4, 2015.

All India Football Federation (AIFF) will host the conference which will see renowned expert scientists covering evidence based information on sports science and medicine.

In addition, participants will have exposure to latest medical equipment and technologies, pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, fitness equipment as well as health products during the three day programme.

Source : Press Trust of India

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