FEDERATION CUP FOOTBALL CUTTACK - 2017

East Bengal 0-0 Aizawl FC - fed cup
AIZAWL FC AND EAST BENGAL REACHED THE SEMI FINAL OF FEDERATION CUP
11.5.17 : EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC (FT)
MOM : Bikash Jairu- East Bengal

KEB : Subhasish, Rahul, Arnab, Samad Ali, Narayan, Lobo, Rafique, Bikash, Rolwin, Wedson, Plaza.
AFC : Lalawmpuia, L.zuala, L.kima, L.trenga, Lal. Zuala, L.Tluanga, Lal kima, Albert, L. fela, Jonathan, L.Nbawla, T.Lalnunpuia
REFEREE: A ROWAN
90+4': FULL TIME : EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
90+2': REPLACEMENT FOR AIZAWL FC : Jonathan out, Raltey in
90+1": REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Rafiq out, Nikhil in
90': 4 minutes added time
87': A brilliant save by Lalawmpuia . he saved a shot from Bikash following a pass from Plaza
85': Bikash's left footed shot following a pass from Rafiq just missed the target
83': Chance wasted by East Bengal . Plaza's header saved from the goal line by Lalhriatrenga
82': A good defending by Lalawmzua he denied Rafiq from who was about to push the ball in the goal
80': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
80': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Robin in, Wedson out
79': Lalmuan free kick from a close sailed went high over the bar
78'; Willam tackle from behind by Arnab at the age of 18 yards
77': Chance for Aizawl from a counter attack....but Kima shoots went over the cross bar following a pass from Willam
75': A combined move by Dika and Bikash through the middle but finally Dika loose his control as the ball cleared by Aizawl defense
73': A cross pass by Dika from the right but cleared by the central defense of Aizawl FC
71': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Dika in, Lobo out
70'; A move by Aizawl through the right but Ausotosh was blocked by Narayan out of the danger zone
68': WHAT A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WASTED BY PLAZA. he failed to place the ball in the open goal following a pass from Bikash from the left
64'; A diving save Lalawmpuia as he denied Rafiq . Rafiq received a lob from Borges from outside the 18 yards
62': East Bengal are in continuous attack in the second session but yet to convert
60': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
58': A powerful shot by Plaza from age of the 18 yards but the ball sailed over the cross bar
56': A good back pass by Plaza but Rafiq was not in the correct position to receive as the ball was cleared by Aizawl Defense
55': REPLACEMENT AIZAWL FC: Ashutosh Mehta in, Albert Zohmingmawia out
54': A cross pass by Lobo from the right but neither Rafiq or Plaza could have a contact as the ball rolled over goal line harmlessly
52': A misunderstanding by the Aizawl defenders as Plaza was rushing inside but the ball was cleared finally
49': These two teams are in the semifinal, If the match ended in a draw then Aizawl will be the Group champions. East Bengal requires a win to became the Group champions
47'; Rafiq was almost in a clear position following a forward pass from Wedson but he was a bit slow in reacting as the ball was cleared by Aizawl defense
46': Second session starts, East Bengal kicks off
45+1': HALF TIME SCORE :EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
45': 1 minute added time
42': Chance for East Bengal but onrushing Lobo was blocked at the age of the 18 yards by Lalrin Zuala
41': A long ranger by Samad following a pass from Rafiq but the ball missed the target by a whisker
40': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
38': A counter attack by Aizawl......Willams cross pass blocked by Rahul
35': A good collection by the Aizawl goalkeeper as he came out of his position and collects the ball before Bikash could reach the ball.
34': Wedson unable to beat Lalawmzuala following a forward pass from Rafiq
32': A forward pass by Lobo but Wedson was denied by a host of Aizawl defenders deep inside their half
30': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
29': A chance for Aizawl ,but Lalnunpuia shoots wide from inside the 18 yards
27': A misunderstanding by Rahul and Subasish but finally the ball was cleared out of the danger zone by Samad
26': East Bengal are quite positive in their approach had some good opening but yet to convert
24': Bikash's header easily collected by Lalawmpuia following a cross pass from Samad from the right
22': A prompt counter attack by Willam but finally Aranb blocked the ball , danger avoided
21'; A good cross pass by Narayan from the left but Plaza failed to reach the ball as the ball rolled over the goal line
20': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
17': A right footed cross pass from Bikash cleared by the central defense of Aizawl before Plaza could reach
15': A brilliant save by Lalawmpuia, he saved a push from Wedson following a pass from Plaza
14": A cross pass by Bikash from the left unable to find any East Bengal footballers as Lalawmpuia came out of his position to collect
13': A long forward pass by Rowlin but Plaza was a beat slow to reach ball rolled over the goal line
11': Wedson's header went wide following a cross pass from Samad from the right
10': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
9': Plaza unable to touch a cross pass from Bikash from the left with only Lalawmpuia to beat....Chance wasted by East Bengal
8': A forward pass by Arnab but Wedson was denied by Lalrin Zuala
6': A combined move by Aizawl through the middle but finally blocked by Arnab
4': A good cross pass from Samad from the right punched away by the Aizawl goalkeeper out of the danger zone .
2': An aimless cross pass from Narayan from the left rolled over the goal line
1': Lalram was in an offside position while recieving a free kick from Albert
0': Match started, Aizawl FC kicks off
0': EAST BENGAL PLAYING IN WHITE JERSEY WHILE AIZAWL FC ARE IN RED
0': East Bengal and Aizawl FC are already in the semifinal of the Federation Cup. Chennai City FC won by a margin of 3-1 against Churchill Brothers and thus these two teams are out of the Federation Cup according to the points in the Group.

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East Bengal 2-0 Chennai City - fed cup
09.05.2017 : CHENNAI CITY 0-2 EAST BENGAL (FT..)
KEB: Robin Singh 45'+1', 76'(pen)
MOM : Robin Singh - KEB
CCFC : Karanjit, Eche, Debabrata, Charles, Sydney, Ravanan, Abhishek, Caldeira, Soosai, Zakeer, Nandakumar.
KEB : Subhasish, Rahul, Gurwinder, Bukenya, Narayan, Wedson, Rowllin, Mehtab, Bikash, Robin, Plaza

FULL TIME East Bengal beat Chennai City FC 2-0.
90'+4':Bukenya is down once again, and is out. East Bengal down to 10-man.
90'+4':Lobo's shot, went wide.
90'+2':Nandakumar's back to back corner, cleared in defence.
90'+1':Charles tackle to Bukenya, treatment going on.
90': 5 minutes of added time.
89':Charles's shot, straight to Subhasish's hand.
88':Ralte tries to chip it over Karanjit, but his shot went over the bar.
85':Chance to Rafique, but his shot went to side net.
83':Abhishek's tackle to Bikash, free kick.
82':Players Change in East Bengal: Lalrindika Ralte in place of Robin Singh.
79':Chance to Charles, but his shot went straight to Subhasish.
76':GOALLLLLLLLLLLL Robin Singh scored from spot kick.
75':Yellow Card to Ravanan for handball in box. Penalty to East Bengal.
72':Yellow Card to Debabrata for his bad tackle to Robin.
71':Plaza's cross from right flank, Robin's header but a fine save by Karanjit.
70':Score remains still same, East Bengal leading 1-0.
67':Lobo's free kick, Jairu failed to trap it properly.
65':Players Change in East Bengal: Md Rafique in place of Wedson.
65':Ravanan's header from corner, went over the bar.
64':Abhishek's cross, blocked and corner to Chennai City FC
62':Plaza's fine shot and a brilliant save by Karanjit. Return chance to Lobo after Wedson's back header finds him but his shot went wide.
61':Nandakumar's long grounder, went wide.
60':Nandankumar's long cross, straight to Subhasish's hand.
58':Chance to Bikash from Wedson's pass, but wasted .
57':Zakeer's free kick, went over everyone in box and went to opposite end.
57':Yellow Card to Narayan for his foul to Abhishek.
56':Chennai City's corner, good save by Subhasish.
55':Charles's cross, Bukenya's header to clear and a corner.
55':Players Change in EB: Cavin Lobo in place of Rowllin Borges.
55':Chance to Lalnuanmawia, but his shot went wide.
53':Zakeer's free kick, deflected by post and a return header of Charles, went over the bar.
52':Yellow Card to Gurwinder for his bad tackle to Charles outside box.
51':Charles's shot, Mehtab blocked it and another long ranger by Zakeer, straight to Subhasish's hand.
50':Long pass to Zakeer in left flank but he is in OFFSIDE position.
46':Chennai's corner, cleared in defence.
46':Mawia's shot, straight to Subhasish, but he missed it save it properly, corner to Chennai.
46':Second half resumed.
HALF TIME East Bengal leading 1-0 against Chennai City FC at the end of first half.
45'+3':Yellow Card to Robin.
45'+2':Yellow Card to Plaza
45'+2':What a fine run by Plaza, his shot blocked by Karanjit and a return empty net chance to him but he completely missed it.
45'+1':GOALLLLLLLLL Robin scored for East Bengal before Ravanan failed to clear the ball.
45':3 minutes of added time.
43':A match with too many fouls.
42':Bikash's corner, cleared in defence.
42':Corner to EB.
40':Robin's fine turn and a shot, went wide.
39':Players Change in Chennai City FC Lalnuanmawia in place of Soosai.
37':Soosai looks injured, game stopped.
35':Score remains still goalless between Chennai City FC and East Bengal.
33':Wedson's cross, cleared in defence.
31':Match is going on ina very slow pace.
29':Sydney's shot, blocked.
26':Play resumed.
25':Water Break in match.
23':Robin committed foul against Ravanan.
21':Soosai's long ranger, went wide.
20':Good move of Charles but Bukenya cleared it.
19':Chance to Robin from free kick, but he is in OFFSIDE position.
18':Yellow Card to Mehtab. Zakeer fouled Mehtab and he reacted in this regard
17':Mehtab's corner, Caldeira cleared it.
16':Good shot of Plaza, Abhishek blocked. Corner to EB.
14':EB's corner, Bukenya's header cleared in defence.
13':Brilliant left footed shot of Robin and a fine save by Karanjit, corner to EB.
12':Good save of Subhasish by coming upwards.
10':Mehtab's long pass, went wide.
9':Nandakumar's long ranger, went wide.
8':Bikash's header , fine header by Abhishek behind goalkeeper to clear it.
6':Chance to Plaza, his shot blocked.
4':Abhishek's cross from right flank, Bukenya cleared it.
3:Long pass of Gurwinder to find Wedson, Karanjit saves it.
2':Soosai's long ranger, off target.
0':Kick off.
0': East Bengal to face CHENNAI CITY FC in 2nd match of fed cup.

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EAST BENGAL AND CHURCHILL SHARED POINTS IN FEDERATION CUP
East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers - fed cup
07.05.2017 : EAST BENGAL 1-1 CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)
EB : WEDSON 65'
CB : KROMAH 80'.
MOM : WESDIN - EAST BENGAL

EB :Subashish , Rahul, Gurwinder , Bukenya, Narayan, Mehtab, Borges; Nikhil , Wedson, Bikash, Plaza.
CB :Naveen, Keenan, Adil, Rowilson, Seriton, Chesterpoul, Richard, Bektur, Brandon, Kromah; Wolfe.

90+4': FULL TIME SCORE: EAST BENGAL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
90': 4 minutes added time
East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers - fed cup
89': Borges shoot straight to Naveenkumar after covering a long space
87': Metab's free kick collected by Naveenkumar in second attempt
83'; What a miss by Robin, his header from a close range went wide following a cross pass from Bikash from the left
83': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Robin in , Plaza out
82': Kromah shot from inside the 18 yards missed the target by a whisker
80': Kromah scored following a pass from Brandon. Rehenesh was not in his position
80': GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL 1-1..Churchill equalised
78': A good effort by Kromah as he beats Narayan and Gurwinder but his grounder went straight to Rehenesh
76': Borges header went wide following a corner kick from Bikash from the right
75': EAST BENGAL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers - fed cup
74'; A good clearance by Keegan denying Bikash who was about to shot at the goal
73': A good forward pass by Bikash aiming towards Plaza but Naveenkumar came out in time to collect
71': Churchill are in continuous attack after conceding the goal
68': Keegan's cross pass from the right cleared by Bukenya
66': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL : Romeo in , Nikhil out
65': Wedson got past Adil, Rawilson and Shriton in sheer speed and power and places beatin on rushing goalkeeper.A brilliant goal
65': GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL 1-0..East Bengal scored
64'; East Bengal is dominating in the match but yet to score. Both the teams had some clear chances to score
61': Adil once again again came in rescue he cleared a ball from on rushing Rahul out of the danger zone
60': EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
East Bengal 1-1 Churchill Brothers - fed cup
56': Mehtab's free kick cleared by Adil , Adil is playing brilliantly today
55': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL.....Subasish out, Rehenesh in
54': Free kick for East Bengal as Adil handled the ball deep inside their half
52': A save by Subasish....he fisted a shot from Chesterpoul from a close range
50': A curling corner kick by Bikash from the left but cleared by Churchill defenders out of the 18 yards
49': Plaza was blocked by a host of Churchill defenders unable to create any danger inside the Churchill half
47': Brandon's free kick from the right went over the cross bar
46': Second session starts, Churchill kicks off
45+2': HALF TIME SCORE: EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
45': 2 minutes added time
44': YELLOW CARD to Gurwinder for arguing with the Referee
41': A timely clearance by Adil denying Plaza who was aiming to connect a cross pass from Bikash from the left
40': EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
39': REPLACEMENT FOR CHURCHILL: Pankaj in, Wolfe out
38': YELLOW CARD to Croma he tackles Gurwinder dangerously
37': East Bengal attacking continuously for the last ten minutes but unable to convert 35': Mehtab shoots wide following a free kick from almost 35 yards
33': A good cross pass from Nikhil from the right but cleared by Rawilson as Wedson and Plaza was waiting inside the 18 yards for the ball
31': A good counter attack by Churchill ... finally Subasish saved a grounder from Kromah
30': EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
29': Adil blocked Plaza at the age of the 18 yards , Plaza was in a clear position to shoot at the goal
27': A good clearance by Adil he cleared a forward pass from Mehtab as Plaza was rushing inside
25': East Bengal had created some good openings but failed to convert from a close range
23': Wedson shoots wide after beating four Churchill footballer. He should have pass it to Plaza who was in an open space
22': A good challenge by Adil ... he denied Plaza who was cutting inside the Churchill half dangerously
20': EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
19': A brilliant save by Subasish, he came out and blocked Wolfe who was about to lift the ball in the open goal.
18': A well combined move by Bikash and Wedson, finally a long ranger by Wedson easily collected by Ravikumar
17': A move by Wedson and Plaza through the lrft flank but finally the ball was blocked by Rawilson
15': Costa's long ranger blocked by Gurwider ... ball cleared out of the danger zone
13': YELLOW CARD to Bukenya .....he trips Wolfe from behind
11': A save by Ravikumar.....he saved a grounder from Plaza diving towards his right
10': EAST BENGAL 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
10': Rahil's cross pass from the right cleared by Adil out of the danger zone
8': A cross pass from Bikash from the left cleared by Churchill defense
7': A timely tackel by Narayan before Chesterpoul could create any damage following a pass from Brandon
6': A cross pass from Brandon but Subasish was alert and collects the ball before Wolfe could create any danger
4': Adil header went wide following a corner from Sherataon from the right
3': The match are in slow pace now as Churchill playing a number of passes inside the East Bengal half
1': A well combined move by Borges and Rahil but finally the ball was cleared by Churchill defense at the are of 18 yards.
0': Match started, East Bengal kicks off


BARABATI IS SET FOR THE INAUGURAL OF FEDERATION CUP

KFC NEWS DESK: The stage is now set for the inauguration of the Federation Cup 2017 at Cuttack one of the important city of Odisha on 7th of May. The matches are schedule at the Barabati stadium which is located at the heart of the city. There will be two matches in the Group league stages as East Bengal will face Churchill Brothers while the I League champions Aizawl FC will start their campaign against Chennai city FC.

The third seeded team in I League East Bengal will face the challenge of the Goan side Churchill Brothers on Sunday evening. Cuttack prove to be as one of the lucky venew for Red and Gold as they won Federation Cup at Barabati in the year 2010 defeating the arch rival Mohun Bagan by a solitary goal.

"The first match are always tough and Churchill Brothers is a competitive side" this was the view of the East Bengal's assistant coach Ranjan Chowdhury before the opening encounter . Though he is confident enough for a good start in the competition and advance forward for the ultimate goal. East Bengal are maintaining a good record against Churchill Brothers this year as they won both the I League matches by a margin of 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.

On the contrary Churchill Brothers are a competitive side in Indian football capable of changing the course of the match at any point of time under the guidance of one of the experienced coach in Indian football Deerick Perira. It is expected to be a full house at Cuttack as the expectation are high among the spectators who are eager to see a good and competitive brand of football.

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EAST BENGAL TEAM FOR FED CUP 2017

1) Subhasish Roy Chowdhury - Goal Keeper
2) Rehenesh TP - Do
3) Luis Barreto - Do
4) Arnab Mondal - Defender
5) Gurwinder Singh - Do
6) Ivan Bukenya- Do
7) Narayan Das - Do
8) Rahul Bheke - Do
9) Samad Ali Mallick - Do
10) Abinash Ruidas - Midfielder
11) Bikash Jairu - Do
12) Cavin Lobo - Do
13) Lalrindika Ralte - Do
14) Mohammed Rafique - Do
15) Mehtab Hossein - Do
16) Nikhil Poojary - Do
17) Romeo Fernandes - Do
18) Rowllin Borges - Do
19) Wedson Anselme - Do
20) Robin Singh - Striker
21) T.Haokip - Do
22) Willis Deon Plaza - Do
1) Ranjan Chaudhuri - Asst Coach
2) Manoranjan Bhattacharya - Manager