Bengaluru FC’s Sean Rooney hails coach Ashley Westwood

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Bengaluru FC striker Sean Rooney has hailed their coach Ashley Westwood. He also spoke about being compared Wayne Rooney and how he idolizes him as a player.

Read more on Sean Rooney’s experience with Bengaluru FC and his former stint with Salgaocar FC in 2012 : Exclusive: Sean Rooney Hails Westwood’s Influence as Coach of Bengaluru FC

FIFA World Cup trophy to tour India

Copa_del_mundo_2010FIFA World Cup trophy will tour India during December 22-24 at Kolkata.  Coca-Cola, FIFA and AIFF is joining hands to bring the coveted trophy to India for the second time, the first time being early 2010.

This will offer football fans in India a chance to see the most coveted football trophy in world football.

Read more : FIFA World Cup Trophy to tour India in December

Video : India’s missed goal scoring chances in the SAFF Championship final

Afghanistan goal keeper’s scintillating display and out ineptness in front of goal.  Here is the video evidence.

Wim Koevermans’ embarrassing track record

Image Courtesy : Madhyamam.com

Image Courtesy : Madhyamam.com

Wim Koevermans  who has been at the helm of Indian football has not been able to do much so far. His stint with the Indian team has been blighted with defeats and winning Nehru cup defeating a Cameroon B-team has been his notable achievement  so far. This interestingly titled article asses Wim’s stint with India.

Read More : Wim and fancies

 

Things can only get worse for Indian football

While our South Asian peers are making fast strides in terms of their development in football, India seems to be stuck in a time warp. This excellent article says things can only get worse for Indian football if the ruling body – AIFF doesnt address the larger picture.

Read more  : Reality check for India

Poor finishing was India’s problem says Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia

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Baichung said India played very good football in the semifinal and final of SAFF championship but poor finishing was our problem. He also stressed the need for longer preparatory camps.

Read more : Poor finishing cost India: Bhutia

 

Kushal Das sings praise of the Indian football team

Kushal Das

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Yesterday it was the turn of legends to go trigger happy criticizing Indian coach over the SAFF Cup debacle, AIFF Secretary is probably the lone voice who is supporting the Indian football team who lost to Afghanistan.  He even went to an extent saying that in a long time, this has been the best performance from an Indian team!

Read more : Greats slam coach as AIFF secretary sings praise

Malappuram may host Federation Cup

Federation CupMalappuram may finally witness some national level football matches. If the construction of the upcoming stadium in Manjeri is completed by December, Malappuram may host two group-stage matches.

Read more (Content in Malayalam) – ഫെഡറേഷന്‍ കപ്പ് മത്സരങ്ങള്‍: മലപ്പുറത്തിനും സാധ്യത

Kerala FA comes up with three new schemes to improve grassroot football

KFAKerala football association has devised three new schemes to improve grassroots football in the state. KFA will partner FIFA, U.K club Reading FC and Kerala sports Council in implementing these schemes.  The now scrapped Vision India scheme will be revamped with the help of Kerala Sports council, football coaching scheme overseen by FIFA and football school in partnership with Reading FC and a tournament for Academies across the state are part of the grand plan.

We will have to wait and see how much of this will materialize.

Read more about the plan (Content in Malayalam) : ഫുട്‌ബോളിനെ കൈപിടിച്ചുനടത്താന്‍ കെ.എഫ്.എ.യുടെ ത്രിതല പദ്ധതി 

 

 

East Bengal rout Police AC 4-0 in Kolkata Premier League

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Marcos Falopa’s coaching stint with East Bengal got off to a great start with the team routing Police AC 4-0 in Kolkota Premier League.

Scorers : Abranches (2), Chidi (1) & Lalrindika (1)

Read more on the match : East Bengal rout Police AC

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