12 February

India U-23 team for AFC Challenge cup 2010

AIFF has announced the 22 memer U-23 Teams or upcoming AFC Challenge Cup 2010 at Sri Lanka just after after ending the residential preparatory Camp in Pune. India Team will leave from Pune tomorrow to Mumbai and left for Sri Lanka on 14th from Mumbai. p> Defending Chanpions India will face their Group 'B' first match against Kyrgyzstan on 17th Feb, then will meet on Turkmenistan on February 19 and on 21st February they will face DEP Korea.


Goalkeepers : Karanjit Singh (JCT), Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo S C), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Kingfisher East Bengal)

Defenders: Nirmal Chetri (Kingfisher East Bengal), Ravinder Singh (Air India), Dharmaraj Ravanan (Mahindra United), Denzil Franco (Mahindra United), Debabrata Roy (Mahindra United), Rowilson Rodrigues (Churchill Brothers), Thokchom Naoba Singh (Churchill Brothers), Robert Lalthlamuana (Churchill Brothers)

Midfielders: Balwant Singh (JCT), Joaquim Abranches (Dempo S.C), Jibon Singh (Kingfisher East Bengal), Gurvinder Singh (JCT), Lalrindika Ralte (Churchill Brothers), Jewel Raja Skeikh (Dempo S C),Baljit Sahni (JCT)

Strikers: Sushil Kumar Singh (Mahindra United), Subhash Singh (Kingfisher East Bengal) Jeje Lalpekhlua (Pune F.C), Jagtar Singh (Tata Football Academy)

Officials: Sukhvinder Singh (Coach), Syed Sabir Pasha (Assistant Coach), Chandru Jayaraman (Physiotherapist), Dr. Kiran Kulkarni (Doctor), Hardev Jadeja (Head of Delegation), V. M. Prithi Kumar (Masseur), Col.B M R Mehta (Media Officer), Mandar Tamhane (Manager)

12 February

Cal. Port Trust hold East Bengal in IFA Premier League

KF East Bengal   1 - 1   Cal Customs

KEB: Bijen Singh 45' :: CUS : Raja Seikh 39' :: M.O.M: Amit Rajbansi(CUS)

KEB: Priyant,Saheb, Saumik, Wasim, Suman, Poibang, Mehtab, Khabra, Sanju, Mumtaj(Alvito), Bijen (Saikat).

90': Match end . Calcutta Customs hold East Bengal 1 - 1.East Bengal missed more than four positive chances to score.Harmanjot Khabra should be replaced by Budhiram Tudu today.

89':Few minutes more to end. Still the result is 1 - 1.

87': East Benmgal lost a chance to score. Soumik to Alvito. Alvito solo run, passed to Customs Box. Poibang was there.His shot hit the post and out.

86':Still the scoreline is 1 - 1. Both teams are trying to score.East Bengal is putting more pressure throuth their two wings.

83': East Bengal is trying to score more goals. The team has got a good speed after arriving of Alvito. After a long time East Bengal Keeper Priyat Singh saved an attack by Customs.

80': East Bengal got a free kick out side the Customs Box. East Bengal strikers were unable to take advantage of Alvito Free kick .

77': Soumik well crossed from left.. It could be a chance to score but no East Bengal man followed the ball.

72': What a play!! Alvito and his left leg. made for each other.three defenders of Customs out in one Alvito movement but his brilliant pass missed by Khabra again.

70':Kabra again missed. He must be withdrawn now.Three chances missed from same spot and situation.

67': Free kick in favour of Customs. Raja's kick cleared by KEB defence.

62': Beautiful pass of Alvito. Soumik overlaping and reached in the Customs Box.He received the pass of Alvito but unable to score.

59':Player change for East Bengal.Alvito came in place of Mumtaj Akhtaar .

57': What a miss???. Khabra and Keeper of Customs in Box.Not off side trap.Khabra pushed the ball out side the bar.unbelievable ?.

54': Customs left out wanted to move into the KEB Box but Saikat good blocked him and cleared the ball.

52': Changing in East Bengal side. Score of the match Bijen Singh is out and Defender Saikat Saha Roy cam in the field.

50':2nd haf started. Alvito is warming up in side Line.

HT: End of first half. Score line is 1 - 1.

45'+1' : GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL ..East Bengal Equalised through Bijen Singh.Beautiful free kick by Sanju from right. Bijen well header entered in the goal.

42': No positive attacking from East Bengal side.Raju fouled Mehtab and Referee gave Free Kick in Favour of East Bengal.Mehtab kick Well saved by Customs Keeper.

40': Customs is leading 1 - 0 . Krisanu Das crossed well from right side of KEB Box.Unmarked Raja well header beat Priyant Singh .

39' GOALLLLL .. Customs scored through Raja Seikh.

36': Well effort of Soumik in Customs BOx. His closer left footer went away just outside the bar post.

34': Good effort of Kahabra in Customs Box. His heaer well cleared by Keeper.

32': No score yet. Bijen Sing of KEB was attacking from right side.Crossed towards advancing Poibang but Customs defence was alert.

22':Customs is playing more defencive. East Bengal was trying to play small passes.

20':Customs keeper Proloy Saha slightly injured.

17': Mehtab injured to collect an air bal.. now fit

16': Bad luck for East Bengal. Beautifyl header of Bijen Singh dits the post. Well corner by Sanju from right side.

7': Avijit Goswami of Customs was trying to attack from right side. Soumik cleared his cross in the KEB Box.

5':Customs defender fouled Sanju .Free Kick in favour of East Bengal. No impact in Sanji's Free kick.

4': Match started at Salt Lake Stadium. East Bengal was in attack from right side.

11 February

Team India in Dubai

Gulf International Promotions, Dubai is honoured to once again host the Indian National Football team in Dubai.

The team comprising of 25 players and 8 officials includes Chief Coach Robert Houghton, Assistant Coach Savio Madeira, Team Manager Pradeep Kumar Choudhry and Captain Bhaichung Bhutia.

The team are on a twenty two day training camp in Dubai. The team will be training daily in Dubai at the Emirates Sevens Grounds .

Raul Fernandes, Managing Director of Gulf International Promotions, stated that his company were honoured to be once again involved with organizing the visit of the Indian Team here in Dubai and are doing their best to make the teams stay comfortable. This is the fourth time that Gulf International Promotions are making arrangements for the Senior Indian National Team. The team who are staying at the Savoy Park Hotel Dubai, are training at the Emirates Sevens Grounds every evening under the watchful eye of Head Coach Robert Houghton and his assistants Savio Madeira and Marcos Pacheco.

We would like to thank the management and staff of Savoy Group of Hotels who have been very co-operative during the teams stay at the hotel stated Fernandes. We would also like to thank the Emirates Sevens staff and the UAE Football Federation who have extended their full co-operation.

The team have chosen to travel to Dubai for the excellent facilities available for the training schedules.

The team arrived at Dubai Airport on 6 February by Jet Airways with Captain Bhaichung Bhutia who, along with his colleagues, are all excited about their camps in Dubai . The team will depart for India on 27 February.

The following are the members of the team and management:



11 February

Chirag United beat Mohammedan AC in Sahara CFL (Premier) League

11.02.2010 : Chirag United   3 - 0   Mohammedan A.C..( YBK - ..FT..)
CHI:Arnab Mondol 45, 65', Joshimar 75':: M.O.M: Arnab Mondol (CHI)

CHI:Somnath,Sukhen(Dulal Biswas),Kingshuk, Arnab,Narugopal,Tulunga(Gouranga Dutta),Denson(Hardeep Saini), Lalkamal,Parveen, Joshimar, Soumik.

75': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Joshimar Scored the 3rd goal for Chirag.Measured pass by Dulal Biswas in the Box.
65': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Again scored by Arnab of Chirag.Gournga Dutta well corner kick..Joshimar headed the ball to unmarked Arnab who made no mistake.
45': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Arnab ondol scored goal for Chirag.Beautiful corner kick of Lalkamal.Narugopal Hait back haded the flying ball and unmarked Arnab beat Mohammedan AC keeper Satya.
22':Lalkamal Bhowmick of Chirag Missed Penalty. Mohammedan AC Keeper Satya Pal fouled Joshimar in aone to one situation in the Box and Chirag got the Penalty. But Lalkamal's shot went away out side the bar.

11 February

Mohammean S.C vs Air India match ended goalless in EK Nayanar Trophy

ONGC I-League first DIvision team as well as defending champions Air India of E.K.Nayanar Memoril Gold Cup today hold Kolkata team Mohammedan Sporting in Group A league match.The match ended goalless.

Viva Kerala the host and nother I-League team has already reached in Semi Final as Group 'A'Champion. Now the second team from the group A is yet to be decided on the last group league match between Mohammedan Sporting and Mumbai F.C.on 13th Feb.

Air India finished the group league with 4 points in three matches, while the Mohammedan S.C eared only two points form two matches.So Mohammedan have to win their last encounter against Mumbai F.C to reach in the semi-finals.If Mohammedan Sporting will make a draw against Mumbai F.C then Air India will be reached in Semi as 2nd team.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Viva Kerala 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
Air India 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
Mohammedan S.C 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
Mumbai F.C 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0

10 February

East Bengal trounced Peerless 5 - 0 in CFL Premier.

10.02.2010 : KF East Bengal  5 - 0   Peerless S.C..( YBK - FT ..)

KEB: Khabra 19', Budhiram Tudu 78', Hammond 80', Alvito 86', Poibang 89'

KEB: Abhijit, Saheb Ali, Soumik, Wasim Firoz, Saikat, Mehtaab, Harmanjot,Sanju, Poibang, Riston,Bijen...

FT:Match End . East Bengal win the match 5 - 0. Sanju Pradhan has been declared man of the match today.

90': East Bengal is leading by 5 - 0 now.In Last 12 minutes East Bengal scored four goals.

89':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..This time Poibang Poshna.. Classic Alvito.Beautiful through pass to Sanju..Sanju to Poibang. Poibang scored well.

86':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Alvito scored the 4th goal of East Bengal.

82': East Bengal is leading 3 - 0 now. Counter attack by Peerless.They got a corner. No impact in the corner.

80':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Again goal.. Hammond powerful shot just out side the Box and scored the 3rd goal for East Bengal.

78':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Beautiful free kick of Alvito and nice placing head of Budhiram Tudu.

74': Khabra bad foul to Satyajit Dutta of peerless and Referee whown Yellow card to Khabra.

70': Player changed by East Bengal. Hammond came and Saikat Saha Roy went out.

67':No speed in the match.Both teams are trying to enter in the penalty Box to make goal.

60': Danger in East Bengal Box. Mrinmoy passed to Eric.Eric well shot but just off the target.

59': Agains player changing by East Bengal. Alvito D Counha came in place of Riston Rodrigues.

56': Ball fighting between Bhudiram and Eric of Peerless. Budhiram fouled him.

51': Player change by East Bengal. Budhiram Tudu came in place of Bijen Singh.

48': 2nd half started. Mrinmoy Chakrabarty of Peerless missed an open net form a closer.

HT : End of First Half.

45'+2': Beautiful forward pass by Sanju towards Peerless Box.Khabra was there but Peerless keeper came out timely and saved the effort.

45': Referee added two minutes injury time.East Bengal is still leading by 1 - 0.

43': Few minutes more to end of First half.Free kick in favour of Peerless. Eric's Kick cleared by Poibang.

40': Free kick on behalf East Bengal.No damage done in Free kick taken by Mehtaab.

37': Soumik well cleared an attack of Nirmal of Peerless from right side.

36': Sanju was attacking from right flank.Passed to Khabra but Khabra was offside.

35':Asim Das Showing his good skill .Pased to Arup Sinha. Arup Well tested East Bengal keeper Avhijit.His powerful right footer saved by Abhijit through a corner.

32':Eric of Peerless cleared an attack of Riston.Still East Bengal is attacking.

30':East Bengal got an another corner. But this time Sanju's corner well gripped by Peerless keeper.

28':East Bengal is leading 1 - 0.

19':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Khabra scored for East Bengal. Well corner taken by Sanju from right side. Khabra was unmarked and his brilliant header went to Peerless net.

18': Still no score.East Bengal is pressurising through their two wings.

16':Free kick for East Bengal just out side the Peerless penalty Box.Sanju's shot cleared by Peerless defence.

14': Easy chance missed by Khabra. 3 feet distance with goalkeeper.But unable to score.

10': East Bengal got a corner. Sanju's coner cleared by Keeper of Peerless.

8':Corner of East Bengal. Saikat took the corner. Off the target.collected by peerless keeper.

7': Well effort of Asim of Peerless from Right side. Abhijit cleared the ball.

6': Peerless got a Corner. Suman Dutta took the corner. Kabra cleared. Counter attack of East Bengal.

3': Khabra in right side. wanted to cross but Satyajit well blocked him.
1': Match starts. Well crossed by Ashim Das of Peerless from Left but direct to Abhijit's hand.

10 February

Mohun Bagan will face Mohammedan in SAHARA CFL on 19th FEB.

13.02.2010 :M.Mohun Bagan   VS   Tollyjunge Agragami (YBK - 3.00 PM)

13.02.2010 :C. George Tele   VS   Eastern Railway (Khardah 2.30 PM)

15.02.2010 :Mohammedn S.c   VS   Railway F.C (not fixed 2.30 PM)

15.02.2010 :Kalighat MS   VS   West Bengal Police (Kalyani 2.30 PM)

15.02.2010 :BNR   VS   Kalighat Club (Khardah 2.30 PM)

16.02.2010 : Tollyjunge Agragami   VS   Peerless S.C (Khardah 2.30 PM)

16.02.2010 : Cal. Customs S.C   VS   Cal Port Trust (Kalyani 2.30 PM)

18.02.2010 : W.B.Police   VS   Camellia George Tele (Khardah 2.30 PM)

19.02.2010 : M.Mohun Bagan   VS   Mohammedab S.C (YBK - 4.00 PM)

10 February

Brazil star Ronaldinho doubtful for World Cup squad?

Brazilian Football Star Ronaldinho who has already played 87 international matchs for his country could miss the World Cup 2010 after being omitted from Brazil's final warm-up friendly against Ireland at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London on 2 March.scoring 32 times for Country and was named World player of the year in 2004 and 2005 and has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or (european player of the year) once.

The 29year old former Barcelona and currently AC Milan star has not played for Brazil since the start of 2009, but his improved recent form has encouraged supporters to call for his return, even Brazil legend Pele was another who called for Ronaldinho to return to the fold.But coach Dunga included former Manchester City forward Robinho, who is now on-loan at Santos.

Brazil squad against Ireland < p>

Goalkeepers : Julio Cesar (Inter Milan), Doni (Roma).

Defenders : Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Gilberto (Cruzeiro), Michel Bastos (Lyon), Juan (Roma), Lucio (Inter Milan), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan).

Midfielders : Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Josue (Wolfsburg), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Lucas (Liverpool), Kaka (Real Madrid), Ramires (Benfica), Elano (Galatasaray), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kleberson (Flamengo).

Forwards: Robinho (Santos), Adriano (Flamengo), Nilmar (Villarreal), Luis Fabiano (Seville).

09 February

Chirag United Probable fixture of 2nd leg of I-League

04.3.2010 : Chirag United   VS   M. Mohun Bagan
07.3.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Churchill Brothers
16.3.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Mumbai FC
21.3.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Salgaocar SC
28.3.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Mahindra United
01.4.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Viva Kerala
09.4.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Pune FC
16.4.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Dempo SC
21.4.2010 : Chirag United   VS   JCT FC
28.4.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Shillong Lajong SC
04.5.2010 : Chirag United   VS   East Bengal
09.5.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Air India
?:.?.2010 : Chirag United   VS   Sporting Goa (No Date)

09 February

Barclays Around the World in 90 Minutes’ competition

Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, launched a global competition to find the greatest match-day experience in the world. From the pubs of Pretoria to the beaches of Goa , fans have created their own spiritual homes outside of the Barclays Premier League stadiums to support their beloved teams, and Barclays want to hear all about them.

13.5 million fans attend Barclays Premier League matches live in the UK every season, and globally the League reaches an estimated 500 million homes in 211 countries, with fans going to extraordinary lengths to follow their favourite team. Barclays ‘Around the World in 90 Minutes’ is looking for the ultimate fan’s experience of English top flight football.

The winner will be selected by the competition judging panel led by former Chelsea and France legend, Marcel Desailly, and one of the most recognised voices of the game, global football commentator Martyn Tyler. The fan who enters the best Barclays Premier League match-day experience will win a trip for two to see their favourite Barclays Premier League team play live in the UK along with a team shirt of their choice.

Speaking from his home in Accra , Ghana , Marcel Desailly said: "We are going to be looking at every corner of the planet to find the ultimate Barclays Premier League experience. It amazes me when I see twenty people huddled around a radio in a street in Accra or when I hear cheers coming from apartment blocks - this is the only league in the world that encourages such passion."

Venues, locations, viewing rituals and superstitions are all relevant, and experiences can be individual, or as part of a group of fans. More information and nomination details can be found at www.barclaysfootball.com.

Liverpool legend, Ian Rush, said: “I have spent a lot of time in South East Asia where the Barclays Premier League is as popular there as it is in the UK . Despite the time difference fans come to the local sports bars in their replica kit, singing their favourite teams songs and really getting behind the team. The dedication and passion of these fans is exactly what we want to hear about.”

Fellow judge, Vinit Chandra, CEO of Emerging Markets, Barclays Global Retail Banking said: “The Barclays Premier League has captured the imagination of football fans all over the world. It is watched in over 200 countries and territories, and we know that week in and week out fans everywhere enjoy watching and listening to the Barclays Premier League, and have set up their own match day rituals and experiences that are unique to them. This competition offers fans the chance to tell us why they feel their experience is the best in the world.”

Entries can be submitted by visiting the competition website www.barclaysfootball .com. Fans are required to explain in no more than 100 words why they feel their match-day experience is the best in the world. Fans are also encouraged to support their entries by uploading videos and photos. The competition will run from 8th February 2010 through to 22nd March 2010 with the winner of Barclays Around the World in 90 Minutes’ announced in April 2010.

Fans can log on to the official website www.barclaysfootball.com for more information on how to enter.

All entrants in the ‘Barclays Around the World in 90 Minutes’ competition have the opportunity to win:

  • A trip for two to watch their favourite Barclays Premier League team play live in the UK during the 2010/11 season. The prize includes: travel, 4 star hotel accommodation, tickets and transfers and a team shirt of their choice.

  • £500 in spending money

  • 25 runners-up will also receive a Barclays Premier League team shirt of their choice.

  • 09 February


    Barclays has completed its search for the most passionate Indian supporter of the Barclays Premier League through the ‘Barclays Fan of India’ contest. Twenty four year-old Aby Baby Kuruvilla, a die-hard Arsenal Football Club supporter from Bangalore , has been crowned India ’s most fanatical and dedicated Barclays Premier League fan after submitting a home-made video in which he sings passionately about his allegiance for his beloved Gunners.

    The judging panel, which included Manchester United legends Gary Pallister and Bryan Robson, selected Aby from the thousands of entries that poured in from all corners of India . Contestants from 80 cities sent in photographs, videos and scrapbooks to support their entries.

    Bryan Robson, Manchester United’s legendary midfielder and ambassador of the Barclays Fan of India contest, said: “We were over-whelmed at seeing the response from the contest. I would like to congratulate Aby, who obviously adores Arsenal Football Club. It was a tough decision to choose only one winner from the thousands of entries we received but Aby came across as the most passionate of all.”

    Aby, who cites Robin van Persie as his favourite Arsenal player, will fly over to the UK to attend the Barclays Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool on Wednesday 10 February at the Emirates Stadium, London .

    Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger said “We are proud to have so many fans all over the world supporting Arsenal Football Club. We are delighted that Aby has won this special prize and we are truly grateful for his support towards Arsenal from so far away. We hope that Aby has a memorable trip to Emirates Stadium.”

    On winning the ‘Barclays Fan of India’ Contest, Aby, said: “Winning the contest is a dream come true. It hasn’t even sunk in that I’ll be travelling to the Emirates Stadium - the home of the Gunners - to watch the team play ‘live’. I’ve always supported Arsenal and will continue doing so until the end of time. I haven’t missed a single game of the team on TV for years. Thirty eight games a season is just not enough!”

    The contest was launched in the summer of 2009 with the objective of finding the biggest and most fanatical supporter of the Barclays Premier League in India . As well as Aby’s prize of a VIP trip for two to attend a live Barclays Premier League fixture, ten runners-up from New Delhi , Gangtok , Cochin , Pune, Mumbai, Kannur, Chennai and Calicut have each received a Barclays Premier League team shirt of their choice.

    09 February

    Chirag United hold Port Trust in Sahara CFL

    In IFA Sahara CFL Premier League match today at Salt Lake Stadium Calcutta Port Trust S.C made 1 - 1 draw against I- League team Chirag United S.C.

    Today Port Trust took lead just before lemon break through their foreigner Henry. An well passed to Henry in the Box which Henry made no mistake to beat Sandip Nandy,

    Chirag United came back in action and equalized in 75th minutes through Denson Devdas. Simanta Das of Calcutta port trust has been declared man of the match today for his excellent performance.

    CHIRAG UNITED: Sandip,Du,Arnab,Sukhen,Narugopal,Lalkamal,Denson, Soumik,Tulunga,Parveen,Joshimar.

    08 February

    India Women Win Gold in SAF Games Football

    India Senior Women won the coveted Gold Medal in the 11th South Asian Games women’s football tournament by beating Nepal 3-1 played at Bangabandhu Stadium, Dhaka.

    Nepal scored first and took lead in the match but Indian Captain o Bem Bem Devi equalised through a penalty. Ithe first half result was 1-1.In 2nd half of the match India women came back in the match and scored two more goals through Naobi Chanu.India Team scored total 29 goals in five matches in the Tournament and also win the Fair Play Trophy.Last day India Men lost Maldives in tie braker 1 - 3 and secured 4th place in the Tournament.Thei full time result was goalless.

    On the other Final of the day in Men's Football Host Bangladesh routed Afganistan 4- 0 and win Gold.


    08 February

    Mohun Bagan big win against BNR in Kolkata Premier League

    M.Mohun Bagan   4 - 1  BNR (MMB - ..FT'...)

    MMB: Branco 4', Barreto 36', 43',Sukanto Banerjee (Self-60')
    BNR : Babatunde 26'
    MMB: Shilton,Biswajit,Sagram,Azim,Subhojit,Zenith,Subhokuar, Lalram,Isfaq,Branco,Barreto.

    FT: Match end. Mohun Bagan beat BNR 4-1. Jose Barreto was declared Man of the Match for his outstanding playig.
    90':Referee added two miutes injury time.Goal line save by Parminer of Bagan off Babatunde attack.
    88': Few minutes left to end of the match.Mohun Bagan is trying to increase their winning margin.
    85':Zenith missed a chance.Isfaq out and Snehasish came in his place for Mohun Bagan.
    80': Branco missed a chance. Zenith well crossed from right.Branco header went awy.
    75': Bagan is still leading by 4-1. BNR is trying to reduce margin. Bagan defence is tight.Zenith now is playig in left half side.
    72': Micky Fernandez came in place of Subho Kumar for Bagan 65': Subho Kumar got another chance to score.Now Bagan is leading 4-1.
    60':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sameside Goal by Sukanta Banerjee of BNR..Zenith center from right flank.Subho Kumar's header went to BNR Defender Sukanta who wants to clear the ball but went inside his own goal.
    58': Player change for Bagan. Parminder Singh(U-19) came in place of Subhojit Majumder(U-19).
    56':Isfaq crossed from left in BNR Box. No Bagan player was there.
    50':Foul in Bagan Box. Azim tackled Baba Tunde in Box.
    48': BNR got a corner.Baba Tunde well crossed from left in Bagan box.Azim cleared through a corner.Corner was taken by BNR.Mandi cleared well.
    47': 2nd half match started.Bagan is starting their 2nd half campaign with 3-1 lead in first half.
    HT:End of First half. Mohun Bagan is leading by 3-1.
    45': Referee added 2 minutes injury time.
    44': Bagan is leadig by 3 - 1.Barreto solo turn from his own area.square passed to Isfaq and changed his place quickly.Isfaq again passed him in the box.Barreto scored with his right footer .
    43':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Again Barreto scored an anther for Bagan.
    39': Mohun Bagan is leading 2- 1. scorer of Bagan is Branco and Barreto. BNR scorer is Baba Tunde.
    37':Well passed by Isfaq from left. Barreto no mistake to score with his brilliant header.Bagan is leading 2-1 now.
    36':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Barreto scored for Bagan.

    32': Ramlalluaha missed a chance.Barreto passed to Branco. Branco passed Ramlal but he missed the oppertunity.
    28': Baba Tunde of BNR is playing well.He is big trouble for Bagan Defence.
    26':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL BNR equalised through Baba Tunde. 1-1.
    24':Open chance missed by Isfaq.Branco passed well in te Box.ut Isfaq's shot went away over the cross bar.
    17': Good atack by Barreto.Passed to Subhojit but he failed to received the ball.
    14': Well attack of BNR. Ohaba shot brilliantly saved by Shilton in the Box.
    10':Bagan is attaking from right side.Subhojit and Subho Kumar played well.
    5': Well corner from left by Sk. Azim.Nice header of Branco.Bagan is leading 1- 0.
    4': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Branco scored goal for Bagan.

    08 February

    DURBAR" falicitated Bengal U-14 Boys

    Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) which seeks to build a world where all marginalized communities live in an environment of respect, rights and dignity. Durbar hopes for a new social order where there is no discrimination by class, caste, gender or occupation and all individuals communities live in peace and harmony as global citizens.

    Durbar's shared mission is to enhance a process of social and political change with an objective to establish, promote and strengthen the rights, dignity, social status, and improvement of the quality of life of all sex worker communities. Durbar wishes to integrate the sex workers movement with the broader global movement to establish rights of all marginalized communities in the globe through.

    Today in a full house Calcutta Sports Journalist Club "Durbar" felicitated the players and coaches of Bengal U-14 Football Team, the winner of this years National U-14 Championsip held at Jamshedpur.The players and coaches were felicitated with some valuable gifts and mementos from 'Durbar'.

    Eminent personalities of Kolkata Football world like Arjun Prasun Banerjee, East Bengal General Secretary Mr.Kalyan Majumder, Mohammedan Sporting Secretary Kamaruddin, Chirag united Director Nabab Bhattacharyya, Mohun Bagan Official Debasish Dutta and some high profile officials of Indian football Association.Dr. Smarajit Jana, Principal of Durbar also ws present in the occasion.

    But the main attraction of the day was Mohun Bagan Star footballer Jose Ramirez Barreto . The Bengal Boys were so much delighted to close with him in Photo session.

    This Organization is also keen to develop the health and mental position of their under privileged children where Football plays an important roll.

    DURBAR has also started a Football Academy in their Baruipur location and also produce some talented footballers from there. Sajjad Ali was one of them who represented Bengal U-14 Champion team.

    The Academy wants to start playing in IFA nursery Division.

    07 February

    East Bengal beat west Bengal Police in Kolkata League

    KEB: Priyant, Soumik (C), Sayantan, Saheb, Saikat, Poibang, Mumtaaj, Bekhokhei, Sanju, Hammond, Budhiram,

    KEB: Abel Hammond 52'(Pen), 60', Alvito 90' :: M.O.M: Sanju Prodhan(KEB)

    FT: Match end . East Bengal beat West Bengal police 3 - 0.
    90'': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.Alvito score third goal for East Bengal. Beautiful skill .Dribbled two defenders in WBP Box and scored with his leftfooter.
    89': Another good chance missed by East Bengal. alvito's shot hits the post and out.
    86': Four minutes more to end of the match. Yellow card to Saheb Ali of East bengal.
    82': Last change by East Bengal. Suman Dey came in place of Poibang. East bengal is leading 2 - 0
    79': Another player change of East Bengal. Alvito came in place of Budhiram Tudu.
    75': East Bengal made a change. Sayantan das out and Wasim firoz came in his place.
    73': East Bengal is leading 2 - 0.East Bengal got some another chances during last ten minutes but WBP defence well blocked the attacks.
    60'': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.Again Hammond scored for East Bengal.
    57': Priyant Singh well saved an atack of Kishore Mullick.. Counter atack by KEB.
    51': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL..Hammond scored the goal from penalty for East Bengal .East Bengal is leading now 1 - 0.
    49': East Bengal got penalty. WBP keeper Soumava fouled Mumtaaj Akhtaar in Box.
    47': 2nd half started. Hammond shot well saved by WBP Keeper.
    HT: It's half time now. No score.
    45'+3': WBP keeper Soumava again saved an attack of Budhiram.
    44': EB defender Saheb fouled Kishore Mullick. Free kick for WBP. No impact in free kick. Referee added four minutes extra.
    40': Still no score.WBP keeper Soumava slightly injured.He is under treatment.
    35': WBP Keeper Soumava well saveed an atack of East Bengal.Saikat Saha Roy punched from closer.
    33': Well attack of WBP. Swarup missed to score.One to one situation but his shot went away.
    31': East Bengal got a corner. WBP defence cleared Sanju's corner.
    29': East Bengal got a free kick. Sanju took nice free kick.Hammond header but Lince,am said Hammond was offside.

    28': Hammon header from far went away.
    18': WBP attack, Sankar sil to Kishore Mallick..Kishore crossed from roght side . Went direct to Priyant's hand.
    17': Well saved by WBP Keeper. Nice Free kick by Sanju out side the WBP Box.
    7': Corner in favour of KEB.Well corner of Sanju.Mumtaaj received and passed to Hammond in WBP Box. Hammond missed the good chance to score.
    5': Sankar sil of WBP was trying to enter from left. Soumik Dey was there, cleared the attack.
    3': Match starts.Saikat long cross from defence towards Hammond. WBP defence cleared.

    07 February

    Mohammedan hold Viva in EK Nayanar Gold Cup match

    Trailing upto 60 minute by 0 - 2, Kolkata team Mohammedan Sporting came back in attack and made 2 - 2 draw against Viva Kerala today in their first match in 3rd invitational E.K.Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament at Kannur, Kerala.

    In front of more than 25,000 strong supporters, home team Viva was leading by two goals before 2nd half .Both goals was scored by Shivinlal but Sabir Ali Boys returned in the match after 60th minute when Eduardo Escober took a nice Free kick and Sasthi Dulay's brilliant header beat Viva keeper (2-1).

    In 70th minute Sobhon Chakrabarty scored and equalized with his beautiful header after a measure cross from left by Sasthi Dulay (2-2).Mohammedan also lost some scoring chances. Mohmmedan Sporting will face Air India on 11th Feb in their 2nd Match while Viva will play against Air India tomorrow.

    07 February

    PIFA International football camp to Manchester-Liverpool.

    Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) has once again planned an exciting football camp from India to England this summer for boys & girls between the ages of 10 & 18 years of any ability. Children will be escorted at all times by two adults from India. The camps are specially designed with the children in mind, ensuring that the children enjoy, learn football and make new friends in a safe and healthy environment. This experience makes them independent and develop their social skill.

    The camps are of the highest standard with emphasizes on health & safety of the children. The proceeds of the camps help develop the PIFA Community programs namely the PIFA Colaba FC MDFA Elite, First & 3rd Division teams in Mumbai. This successful program helps the youngstars to prepare for a top clubs, state and/or national teams.

    The PIFA International camp to UK will be from May 3-12, 2010

    The children will be trained by Inspire Academy UEFA/FA coaches 5 hours daily. They will play friendly match with local teams, visit Manchester United’ s Old Trafford stadium & Liverpool FC Anfield stadium. They will also watch the final EPL match of the season.

    Last year, 42 children enrolled for this camp. English striker Peter Crouch came specially to the training centre to meet the campers. The children got to see Manchester City play Blackburn FC (3-1).

    This camp will be their 20th camp to Europe in the last 8 years.

    06 February

    Churchill Brothers lost 2 - 5 to Al Wahda in ACL play off

    Three-time UAE League champions Al Wahda beat Indian I- League defending Champions Churchill Brothers 5-2 in the AFC Champions League play-offs at Al Nahyan stadium on Saturday to qualify for the group stage of the competition.

    Churchill Brothers took the lead in the 41st minute through Japanese midfielder Dan Ito but Al Wahda levelled the score through their Brazilian striker Fernando Baiano.The First half scoreline was 1-1.

    In 2nd half Al Wahda made th socreline 4-1 through Mahmoud Khamis and Abdulraheem Juma and Baiano. Churchill Brothers pulled a goal back in the 77th minute through L.Dhanachandra Singh ( 4 - 2 ).

    In 85th minutes of the match Al Whda scored their last goal through Ismaeil Matar sealed (5 - 2 ).

    Al Wahda enter Group B of the AFC Champions League along with two-time ACL winners Al Ittihad, 2008 semi-finalist Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan, who also reached the last eight last year, and Iranian outfit Zob Ahan.

    06 February

    "LAKHO SALALM MOHAMMEDAN " the historical Book has been released today

    A Book containing the glorious part of the history of Mohammedan Sporting Club both Kolkata,India and Dhaka, Bangladesh titles " LAKHO SELAM MOHAMMEDAN". has been release today at Calcutta Sports Journalists Club premises.

    The said book is written by Himansu Chattopadhyaya, an editor of "PROSAD" Patrika,Kolkata after a research work of more than twenty years regarding two Giant Football Clubs of India and Bangladesh.

    Today Kolkata Mohammedan S.C Secretary and Union Minister Sultan Ahmed inaugurated the Book. Mr. Jamiluddin (Secretary Mohammedan S.C), Mr. Sunil Thakur, Syed Naimuddin, Amal Dutta, Utpal Ganguly(Seretary IFA),S. Khonhokar(Deputi High Commissioner of Bangladesh) and mamy other eminent personalities who were present in the occasion.

    That the book will also be released in Dhaka within a few months, where the higher officials of Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting, Sports Journalists and other Football stars of Bangladesh will be present.

    06 February

    Churchill is ready to fight in AFC Champions League play - off against Al Wahda

    Al Wahda coach Josef Hickersberger warned his side not to underestimate their opponents when they host India's Churchill Brothers in their AFC Champions League play-off at Al Nahyan Stadium on Saturday.

    The UAE side will be playing their second AFC Champions League play-offs match in 10 days after they defeated Syria's Al Karama 1-0 in Homs last Saturday and will be hoping for another win when they face the I-league champions.

    However, Hickersberger (pictured) insists his side should expect a tough encounter in Abu Dhabi and urged his players not to expect an easy ride against Churchill Brothers, who he believes are capable of upsetting the odds like Al Wahda did last week.

    "We should not underestimate our opponents because they could win just like we did in Syria last week," said the 61-year-old Austrian coach.

    "We have studied Churchill Brothers and we have some information about their players.

    "Our next step is to win the game as we want to advance to the group stage but we must take things one step at a time and that is the only way forward for us."

    Al Wahda continued their impressive run on the road with a 2-1 win at Al Ahli on Wednesday to maintain second place in the UAE League, and Hickersberger is eager for his side to show that form at home on Saturday.

    "We prepared for the game with a good win in the league which was an important win for us," he added.

    "We have studied Churchill brothers well and their tactics and hopefully our players will be ready to play against them."

    Al Wahda will go into the game without Brazilian midfielder Magrao (Marcio Rodrigues) while the chances of compatriot Pinga (André Luciano da Silva) featuring in the match remain uncertain.

    Churchill Brothers arrived in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and coach Carlos Perreira admitted that while he is wary of the strength that Al Wahda possesses, he believes he has done the sufficient homework to be able to snatch a shock result.

    "I’ve watched several video tapes of Al Wahda, who showed that they are a very strong side," said the Brazilian.

    "They have good local players and they also have good foreign players.

    "They claimed an away win in Syria which is a very hard place to get a win. Al Wahda are now the favourites as they are playing at home and in front of their fans.

    "However, we have got the necessary tactics for them and we will try to stop their midfield, who are really impressive."

    The winner of the match will enter Group B of the AFC Champions League along with two-time ACL winners Al Ittihad, 2008 semi-finalist Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan, who also reached the last eight last year, and Iranian outfit Zob Ahan.


    05 February

    AIFF to install 4 FIFA approved Football Turf soon.

    GreenFields as a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, has been nominated to install 2 synthetic turf systems as part of the FIFA project “Win in India, with India” which is about to be launched in Banglore and Mumbai.

    The GreenFields’ head office and manufacturing facility of 24 000 m2 is located in G South Africa, Korea, Algeria and United Arab Emirates, Australia, Russia and North America to meet the needs of the global synthetic sports turf market.

    Deepak Khanolkar, Manager of GreenFields India said “FIFA has proven worldwide that the power of football is really strong and wants a playing quality at all levels worldwide. No matter where you play it should be the same level everywhere. So, in India we will have the same high quality as anywhere else in the world. We truly believe that the implementation of synthetic turf pitches will boost the development of football in India. And we are really proud to be part of that movement”.

  • Football turf for English Coca-Cola Championship team Coventry FC at Ricoh Stadium.

  • Football turf for Portuguese Liga Sagres team FC Porto at Vitalis Park.

  • Football turf for Scottish Football League Second Division team Alloa Athletic FC at Recreation Park.

  • Football turf for Singapore S League Young Lions at Jalan Besar Stadium.

    AIFF also is going to install another two synthetic turf in Shillong and Imphal in collaboration with Limonta Sports,USA which founded in 1981.

    Limonta Sport whih is a UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 quality certified and specialised in the production of flooring specifically designed for sports facilities.Limonta Sport has been sold in over 70 countries with over 17,000 installations since 1981.Located in the heart of New York City,it is an approved supplier to A.C. Milan, Reggina Calcio, and the National Amateur Football Association of the Italian Football Federation.

    The company AA SPORTSYSTEMS in cooperation with LIMONTA SPORT installed the training filed of PSV Eindhoven to the sporting centre "De Hertgang".In 2006, Michel Platini, a member of the FIFA federation and UEFA's president, inaugurated the Dogana soccer field in San Marino constructed by Limonta Sport, winner of the FIFA GOAL PROJECT.

    In 2007,the precious collaboration between Limonta Sport and the AC Milan, which starter in 2003, continues with the realization of a latest generation synthetic turfing fields. At the Vismara Sports Centre of Milan, Limonta Sport recently installed two 11-player football fields and one 9-player training field.

  • 05 February

    India U-19 lost to Bangladesh in SAF Football Semi Final

    Bangladesh reached in the final of the 11th SAF Games 2010 football.Today they beat India U-19 Boys 1-0 in the first semifinal at the Bangabndhu National Stadium in Dhaka.Substitute forward Touhidul Alam Sobuj scoed the wiining goal for Bangladesh in 85th minute of the match.

    In front of more than 15000 strong supporters at Bangabndhu National Stadium in Dhaka, the home team had to wait for 85 minutes to break the deadlock. India U-19 boys played well and missed some positive chances to score.

    Indian defence and Keeper Gurpreet Singh blocked so many Bangladeshi attacks. But ultimetly former Churchill Brother's coach Zoran Djordevic's Bangldesh scored In 85th minute. India custodian Gurpreet missed to grip a close ranger of Bangladesh striker Komol.The ball deflacted and reached to unmarked Sobuj in the box whose easy leftfooter went to Indian net.

    In Final Bangladesh will face unbeaten Afghanistan, who beat Maldives 1-0 in an another Semifinal on 8th February 2010.

    05 February

    AIFF show caused Sporting Goa for referee assaulting..

    The Governig Body of Indian Football AIFF, today show caused I-League Team of Goa Sporting Clube de Goa.A Fan of the Club who physically injured and assulted A.Arjunan,the refree of the I-league match against Kolkata team KF East Bengal which held on 3rd feb at goa.

    After the end of the match the referee Mr. A.Arjunan was allegdly physically aasulted by a fan of the Sporting club causing face injury resulting in bleeding.

    For the record East Bengal won the match 1 - 0 and for the cause that sporting Goa fan probably could not digest the defeat of his team.It is high time that fans started understanding that their misconduct and misbehaviour can affect the club and it's brand name.

    05 February

    Indian Sr Football team will train in Dubai

    A 24-member squad of Indian Sr.National Team alongwith chief coach Bob Houghton, assistant-coach Savio Madeira and manager Pradeep Choudhary, will leave from New Delhi today for a 20 days training camp (6-26 Feb) in Dubai. In Dubai, the team will train at the Emirates Sevens Grounds off the Dubai-Al Alin highway. This is the fourth time that Gulf International Promotions are making arrangements for the Indian National Football Team.

    To make a good prepartin before Asia Cup in Doha,Qater 2011, India team will train there.During the Training period India Team will play some friendly Football matches there.India may play against UAE team Al Alsab on 20th Feb and Al Nasr on 23rd Feb.These two club teams are currently placed 9th and 10th rank in UAE domestic Football League.

    India Squad

    Goalkeepers :Subrata Pal (Pune FC), Subhashish Roy Choudhury (Mahindra United)

    Defenders :Irungbam Surkumar Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Samir Naik (Dempo SC), Mahesh Gawli (Dempo SC), Moirangthem Gouramangi Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), Anwar (Dempo SC), Moirangthem Govin Singh (East Bengal Club), Deepak Kumar Mondal (Mohun Bagan AC), Rakesh Masih (Mohun Bagan AC)

    Midfielders :Steven Benedic Dias (Mahindra United), Climax Lawrence (Dempo SC), Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (Mahindra United), Anthony Pereira (Dempo SC), Jagpreet Singh (JCT), Lukram James Singh (Mohun Bagan), Potsangbam Renedy Singh (East Bengal Club), Mehrajuddin Wadao (East Bengal Club), Syed Rahim Nabi (East Bengal Club), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC)

    Forwards :Baichung Bhutia (East Bengal Club, Captain), Sunil Chetri (Dempo SC), Abhishek Yadav (Mumbai FC), M. Mohammed Rafi (Mahindra United)

    Officials :Robert Douglas Houghton (Chief Coach), Savio Medeira (Coach), Antonio Marcus Pacheco (Goalkeeper Coach), Pradeep Kumar Choudhury (Manager), Dr. Gagan Kapoor (Physiotherapist), Dr. Sachin Kumar Yadav (Doctor), Suresh Babu (Physical Trainer), Liaqat Ali (Masseur)

    N.S.Manju has been selected in place of Injured Mahesh Gawli and India u-19 Keeper Gurpreet Singh may included in the Camp .

    04 February

    Karim Bencharifa resigned,Satyajit Chatterjee new coach of Mohun Bagan

      Kolkata Giant I-League Team Mohun Bagan,today sacked their current Moroccan coach Karim Bencharifa four months before his contract and appointed assistant coach Satyajit Chatterjee to take charge for next 4 months.Last yar Bagan finished 2nd in I-League under coaching of Karim.Mohun Bagan under coaching of this Moroccan beat arch-rivals East Bengal 5-3 in first leg of I-League to exorcise the ghost of a 0-5 loss to East Bengal in 1975 IFA shield Final.

    This is the second such incident of a coach resigning in India’s top football division (I-League) in a day after Tim Hankinson, the American coach of Salgaocar resign owing a poor start to the season.

    In a press meet today at Club premises Bagan Hon'y General Secreatry told it where Karim Bencharifa was also present.At a separate media meet about an hour later, Mitra named Former India nternational Footballer Satyajit Chatterjee as the new coach for the remaining four months of the season.

    Mr. Mitra told "The club is having a lean period and we think a change is needed to get results.

    Satyajit Chatterjee, who was midfielder of the 1990s, had a long stint with Bagan as a player. He was also an assistant to Karim Bencharifa, but resigned at the beginning of the session.He said that This is a big responsibility and he was honoured to become the coach of Bagan which had a rich football history.

    Bagan players will train under Chatterjee from tomorrow morning.

    Karim Bencharifa said that he enjoyed his stint with Mohun Bagan and always tried to give his best for the team.

    04 February

    Coach Pereira Claims that Churchill Brothers is ready for the ACL Play off Challenge.

    Churchill Brothers’ Brazilian coach Carlos Roberto Pereira claimed that his team is well prepared to take any kind of challenge to qualify for the most prestigious and top most championship of Asian Club Football. To qualify of the AFC Champions League Churchill has to play a playoff against the Al Wahda of U.A.E. The winner of the final West Zone play off between Al Wahda and Churchill Brothers in Abu Dhabi on Saturday will decide the team to qualify for this edition of the ACL.

    AL Wahda registered a sudden away win against the last edition’s runners up AL Karamah of Syria and came in front of Churchill for the vital play off. Earlier Al Wahda had qualified for the ACL for four times (2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008). In fact in 2007 the team managed to reach to the semi-finals.

    So Churchill is now in front of a very tough challenge. Especially Al Wahda had three Brazilian players- Fernando Baiano in forward, Marcio Rodriguez and Luciano da Silva in mid-field could make difference between the two teams.

    But another Brazilian the Churchill coach Pereira claimed that he has all the trumps to stop the AL Wahda and he also believe that the Churchill goal machine and captain Odafe Okolie Onienga will inspire the entire team to give their best to secure their place in the top most club tournament in Asian football.

    04 February

    India Women Team reach in the Final of SAF Games Football

    India Women Football Team reach in the Final of 11th SAF Games Women Football at Dhaka, Bangladesh before playing their 4th league match against Bangladesh on 6th Feb.

    in their 3rd match Indian Women beat Nepal 5 - 0.Indian team have won all their three matches and are leading in league table with 9 points where they scored 19 goals so far.Indian Footballer Sasmita score five Goals upto date while Moirangthem Devi have a hattrick.

    Today Indian scorers were Sasmita Malik and Tababi Devi twice each, while Naobi Singh scored one.The Final of the Tournament will be hald on 8th Feb.

    In the MEN's Football India will face Bangladesh and Afganistan will face Maldives in the Semi Final tomorrow.


    Group A P W D L GF GA GD Pts
    India 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18 9
    Bangladesh 3 2 0 1 3 +2 1 6
    Nepal 3 1 0 2 1 13 -12 3
    Sri Lanka 4 1 0 3 9 10 -1 3
    Pakistan 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 3

    Brief Results of Women Football - SAF Games 2010

    29.01.2010 : India 8 - 1 Sri Lanka
    IND: Moirangthem 9', 56', 59', Sasmita Mukkick 45', Yumnam 51', Naobi Chanu 82,83', Pinky Bompal 90'

    29-01-10    Bangladesh 0 - 1 Nepal

    31-01-10    India 6- 0 Pakistan
    IND:O.Bembem Devi 17', Sasmita Malik 7',27',Kamala Devi 12', Pinki 85'

    31-01-10    Bangladesh 2 - 0 SriLanka

    02-02-10    Nepal 0 - 8 Sri Lanka

    02-02-10   Bangladesh 1 - 0 Pakistan

    04-02-10    Pakistan P - A Sri Lanka

    04-02-10    India 5 - 0 Nepal
    IND : Sasmita Mallick 2, Tababi Devi 2, Naobi Singh

    06-02 10    Pakistan Vs Nepal

    06-02-10    Bangladesh Vs India

    08-02-10 FIANL

    Click to visit Men's League Table of SAF Games Football

    03 February

    East Bengal, Chirag United ,Churchill Brothers ,Pune F.C in Group B of E.K.Nayanar Memorial gold cup

    The 3rd E.K. Nayanar Memorial Gold Cup football tournament will be kicked off at the Municipal Jawahar Stadium at Kannur, Kerala on February 7. Eight top I-League Football Clubs in the country will take part in the tournament.

    The teams are East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting and Chirag United from West Bengal, Churchill Brothers from Goa, Mumbai FC,Pune FC and Air India from Maharashtra and host Viva Kerala.

    East Bengal, Chirag United. Churchill Brothers and Pune FC in Group 'B' while Viva Kerala, Air India, Mohammedan Sporting and Mumbai FC in Group 'A'.

    Mohammedan Sporting Club will meet the host Viva Kerala on 7th February. An exhibition match of women players would be held on February 13.

    Season tickets of the Tournament are priced at Rs. 5,000, Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,000, Rs. 250 and Rs. 120 and daily ticket will be available at Rs. 10 and Rs. 20.The match will be started from 6.00 PM everyday.


    Group A :

    07.02.2010 Viva Kerala VS   Mohammedan S.C

    08.02.2010 Air India VS   Viva Kerala

    09.02.2010 Air India VS   Mumbai FC

    10.02.2010 Viva Kerala VS   Mumbai FC

    11.02.2010 Mohammedan Sporting Club, VS   Air India

    13.02.2010 Mumbai FC VS   Mohammedan Sporting Club

    Group B

    14.02.2010 Chirag United VS   Churchill Brothers

    15.02.2010 Chirag United VS   Pune FC

    16.02.2010 Churchill Brothers VS   Kingfisher East Bengal

    17.02.2010 Pune FC VS   Churchill Brothers

    18.02.2010 Kingfisher East Bengal VS   Pune FC

    19.02.2010 Kingfisher East Bengal VS   Chirag United

    Semi Final

    21.02.2010 Winner Group A VS   Runner Up Group B ……… X

    22.02.2010 Winners Group B VS   Runner Up Group A ………Y


    24.02.2010 Winner -X VS   Winner -Y

    03 February

    East Bengal Registered Vital 1-0 Victory Over Sporting Goa

    East Bengal finally managed to take full 3 points from an away encounter in Goa. Today Phillip de Rider’s team registered a 1-0 victory over Sporting Club de Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa. With the help of this valuable 3 points East Bengal at present attained 20 points from their 13 matches and thus the Red and Gold Brigade again came back to the run for I-League title.

    In the first half the visitors started the match with defensive measure and by taking the home advantage Sporting Club de Goa took the control of the match and thus the home team built majority attacks in the first half. But due to the efficient defensive organization of East Bengal the home team could not get advantage of their dominance in the first half.

    In second half coach Rider changed his strategy and the team adopted certain offensive measures especially after the coming of Sanju Pradhan in the field the East Bengal team started to play with new valor and the visitors took the hold of the match. As the result of this dominance finally in the 85th minute from a team effort Yakubu scored the decider for East Bengal.

    Though in the final minute of the regulation time a fantastic shot of Junior was denied by the post and thus Sporting remained unlucky to find an equalizer. With this loss Biswas Gaonkar’s team came very close to the relegation as Sporting remains the bottom team in the league table.

    Alvito D’Cunha of East Bengal was awarded as the Man of the Match due to its valuable role behind this win of East Bengal.


    Sporting Goa 0 - 1   KF East Bengal
    KEB: Yakubu Yusif 84'. :: M.O.M:Alvito (KEB)
    KF EAST BENGAL: Abhra, Nirmal, Okpara,Mehraj, Alvito,Mehtab, Nabi, Bekhokhei(Sanju), Hammond, Yakubu, Baichung.
    SPORTING GOA: Falix, Mathew, Chinta, Tayo, Elija, Amos, Kenji, Nicholas,Bibiano, Bisheswar, Rovan.

    FT: Match end. East bengal win the match by 1 - 0 and earn full three valuable points from away match.
    90': Last moment well action by Sporting. Elija's sot hits the cross bar.Referee added 3 minutes more.
    88':East Bengal was in action. well effort from right flank. But his shot went to Felix's hand.
    86': POlayer changing by East Bengal. Baichung out and Subhash singh came in his place.
    84': Okpara long ball in Sporting Box.Well received by Alvito.lift the ball over Sporting Keeper Felix.Yakubu's beautiful header went to net.
    84': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL...Yakubu scored for East Bengal and his 101 goal in Natiunal League..
    83':Yello card to Cavin Lobo.spoting is now in action.
    81': Player change of Sporting . Injured Tayo out of the field and Angelo D souza came in his place.
    80':Hammond missed an oppertunity. well pass by yakubu in sporting box.Hammond close shot went away.
    75':East Bengal is now in attacking mood.Mathew Gonsalves cleared an attack of Hammond.Counter attack by sporting.Elija shot went away.
    72':Attack by Sporting now. Elija from left. Okpara in front of him. cleared.Counter attack by East Bengal.
    70': Alvito high speed movement form midfield.Solo run beat one by one but his final pass misused by Hammond in left.
    68':Well attack by Sanju Pradhan from right. Baichung passed him but he miss passed finally in the box.
    65': Hammond well shot well saved by Felix.
    63':No score yet.. Chirag united is leading 2 - 0 against Lajong in an another match at Salt Lake. Both goals Scored by Joshimar.
    58':East Bengal is playing well now. Alvito good passed to Yakubu.But hea was guarded by two defender's of Sproting all time.
    54': Well block by Mathew.Yakubu got a pass from Bekhokhei in the Box.But Mathew cleared well.
    53':Counter attack by East Bengal. Hammond header went away.Yakubu passed him in Sporting Box.
    52':Again attack by Sproting leaded by Amos from left. Crossed well but this time Elija was in off side.
    50':Golden opportunity to score by Sporting. Elija's left footer from a close ranger just out side the bar. Nirmal was unable to tackle Elija.
    46':starts of 2nd half.Ball is now in East Bengal Box. Elija Jr. wants to pass in the deep defence but Nirmal was alert.Cleared the ball
    HT: It's now time for Lemon break.No score. Sporting played well and attacked more tomes than East bengal.
    45': Referee added one minute extra.
    43': Kenji well blocked an attack of Yakubu.corner for East Bengal. Felix well gripped the corner of Alvito.
    42':Still no score. 40': Sporting keeper Felix well taken the corner of alvito.
    39': Alvito to Yakubu. Yakubu from right flank wants to enter in the Box but Kenji was alert, cleared the ball.Corner for KEB.
    35': Sporting is playing well.
    32': Good attack by Sporting again. Bibiano passed to Amos .Amos one touch passed to Junior,but junior's shot missed the target.
    28':Repeated Attack by Sporting. Nichiolas Rodrigues took a shot but Abhra was lucky. Ball went away from very close.
    25': Well attack by Sporting. Abhra stop Biswaswor Singh's close shot and Nirmal cleared the deflected ball.
    20':Throwin for KEB.Nirmal to Yakubu.But yakubu missed it.
    18':Still no score.Elija Attacked but Nirmal blocked his effort
    18: Abhra well saved an attack of Amos.
    14':Sporting attack in KEB Box. Mehraj Cleared well. Amos slightly injured for a collision with Nirmal Chhetri. Now he is fit.
    13': Good change for East Bengal.It could be goal but finally Alvito missed the target. Well passed by Baichung to him.
    10': Nabi cleared a Sporting attack.Buiswashwor Singh wants to enter in the Box.Well sliding tackle by Nabi.
    7': Baichung want to pass Hammon but missed.
    5':East Bengal is playing small passes. Mehraj well block of an attack of Amos.
    3': Miss passed by Mehtab. Wants to pass to Hammon.
    2': Match starts.

    03 February

    Chirag United Returned to Winning Line

    Chirag United returned back to the winning line. Today in an I-League home encounter in Kolkata against Shillong Lajong Chirag United registered a valuable 2-0 victory.

    Today Subrata Bhattacharya’s team started the match in defensive way. Shillong Lajong organized the majority attacks in the first half thus the visitors were definitely came out as the better team in the first half. The Chirag defence anyhow managed to protect their goal in the first half.

    In second half also Lajong continued to dominate the match but in the 60th minute quite against the run of play Chirag scored the first goal. Joshimar was the scorer. The final pass was forwarded by substitute Narugopal Hait. With this goal Chirag returned back in the match and therefore extended their lead in the 70th minute by another goal scored by Joshimar but this time the architect was Edmilson. Towards the end the visitors tried everything in search of equalizers but the Chirag defence allowed no opportunity to the Lajong players.

    With this crucial win Chirag restored their second position in the League table with 23 points from 13 matches just behind Dempo (26 points in 13 matches). Whereas with both the goals of today’s match Joshimar again came back to the top position in the list of the top scorers in this edition of the I-League. No wonder Joshimar was chosen as the Man of the Match.

    In other three I-League encounters Air India Beat JCT with 2-0 scoreline while due to the goal of Anish Viva Kerala registered narrow margin 1-0 victory over Mumbai F.C. and finally the match between Pune F.C. and Mahindra United ended in a goalless draw.


    Chirag United 2 - 0   Shillong Lajong (Kol - FT.)
    CHI: Joshimar 59', 70' :: M.O.M : Joshimar(CHI)

    CHI: Somnath, Rahul(Naru Gopal), Arnab, Kinshuk, Dhanarajan, Gouranga Biswas, Jayanta,Denson, Tulunga,Joshimar, Edmilson.

    90': Few minutes left.Still Chirag is leading 2 - 0 .
    82': Chirag is leading by 2 - 0.
    70': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL..Again Joshimar scored for Chirag. Well pass by Edmilson in the Box. His well header beat Gumphe Rime.
    60':GOALLLLLLLLLLLL.Joshimar scored well for Chirag. Substitute Narugopal Hait passed to Joshimar who scored through a diagonally shot.
    47': Starts of 2nd half. Lajong again domenating the match.More than 1000 fan of Lajong in the field. They are shouting in favour of their team
    HT: Lajong is domeneting the match.
    28': Arnab Mondol well blocked an atack of Samson who entered from right side.
    22': Well attack by Lajong again.Roming Tanga passed tuboi.But unmarket Tuboi shot went away over the Bar.
    17': Lajong is attacking.Missed a chance.
    10': Good attack by Edmilson.Pased from Jayanta.Edmilson shot direct to goalkeeper.

    03 February

    Lajong FC beat JCT to enter in the U-15 NIKE MUPC world Final

    Slillong Lajong F.C beat JCT in the India Final of NIKE-MUPC U-15 Footall Tournament to represent India in the World Final to be held in England. Shillong Lajong who defeat Kalyani Municipality Sports Academy 1 - 0 in the Semi-Final match ans face JCT, who beat Sikkim FA 2 - 0 in an another Semi Final today.

    In the Final schedule time score line was goalless.To decide the winner, Penalty shoot out system has been taken and Lajong Boys won the game 4 - 3 after sudden death.Last year Salgaocar S.C went to represent India being a champion of India.

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    or Maldives in the second semi-fianls on February 5.

    02 February

    India U-19 beat Pakistan to enter in SAF semi Final

    India U-19 Boys beat defending Champion Pakistan 5 - 1 to enter in the Semifinal of SAf games Football Tournament at Bangladesh today.

    In the other match of the day in Group 'A' Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka 2 - 0 to finish as Group Champion with 9 points from three matches.Although India made their entry into the semi-finals on a better goal average (+3) with Sri Lanka (-1) who also earned four points like India.

    Today India need a must win to enter in the Semi final.In dia U-19 player Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a crucial hat-trick (35', 52', 78'),while Lalrindika and Tirthankar Sarkar scored one goal each.

    India U-19 will either take on Bangladesh or Maldives in the second semi-fianls on February 5.

    02 February

    Book to be released on history of Mohammedan Sporting Club

    A Book containing the glorious part of the history of Mohammedan Sporting Club both Kolkata,India and Dhaka, Bangladesh titles " LAKHO SELAM MOHAMMEDAN". is going to release on next saturday(6 th FEB 2010) at Calcutta Sports Journalists Club premises.

    The said book is written by Himansu Chattopadhyaya, an editor of "PROSAD" Patrika,Kolkata after a research work of more than twenty years regarding two Giant Football Clubs of India and Bangladesh.

    According to the Author, the book will be released with a colorful ceremony, where some eminent personalities of Kolkata Football will be present.Union Minister as well as Mohammedan Sporting, Kolkata President Sultan Ahmed will inaugurate the Book. Vice President of All India Football Federation and Indian Football Association, Mr. subrata Dutta, IFA Secretary Mr. Utpal Ganguly and many other personalities will grace the occasion.

    Mr. Chattopadhyaya also added, that the book will also be released in Dhaka within a few months, where the higher officials of Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting, Sports Journalists and other Football stars of Bangladesh will be present.

    02 February

    Dempo beat Mohun Bagan 3 - 1 in I-League home match

    Dempo S.C   3 - 1   M.Mohun Bagan

    DEM: Borges 58',Chhetri 76', 85' : MMB: Seuoka 60'

    M.O.M : Sunil Chhetri (DEM)

    Mohun Bagan:Shilton,Surkumar,Sagram,Azim,Biswajit,James,Marcos, Masih,Snehasish,Barreto, Seuoka.

    Dempo: Kattimani,Dias,Antao,Gawli,Rebello,Carvalho,Lawrance, Antony,Miranda,Sunil,Abranches.


    FULL TIME: Match end Dempo win by 3 - 1.

    91'+2': Few minutes time ledt for winning Dempo over Mohun Bagan. Seuoka attack block by Dias.

    90': Dempo is leading 3 - 1. corner for Bagan. Shot missed by Snehasish.

    89'Climax Lawrance long ranger tested Shilton but finally went away.

    87':Bagan is now trying to reduce margin but Dempo defence is very tight.

    85': GOALLLLLLLLLLL ... Again Sunil scored for Dempo..Sagram Mandi was not in his position when Cliffton Gonsalves passed the ball into Bagan Box.Sunil was unmarked.

    82':Rakesh Masih injured. Bad fouled him by Carvalho. Referee shown Carvalho Yellow Card.

    80': Now the scoreline in favour of Dempo 2 - 1. Dempo Keeper Kattimai injured with Seuoka collision. Now both are fit to play. 76': GOALLLLLLLLLLL Sunil Chhetri scored with a beautiful header. Anthoky Pereira well crossed the ball towards Bagan Box.Sunil was unmarked then.

    73': Barreto again missed a golden chance . Seuoka well passed him in the box.But Barreto delayed to kick and Ball went away.

    71': Player change of Dempo. Abranches out and Cliffton Gonsalves came in.

    70':Azil was trying to clear a ball in his box but Antao fouled his by pulling his hand.

    67':Clifford Miranda took heavy lead today. John Dias cleared an attack of Seuoka. No corner.No impact in the corner.

    64': Todays Bagan captain Shilton well saved an attack of Climax.

    62': Two goals within a minute. Now scoreline is 1 - 1.

    60': GOALLLLLLLLLLL ..Equalised by Seuoka by good header.Well crossed by James Sing from right.

    58': GOALLLLLLLLLLL ..Dempo Scored through sub Nicholas Borges.Climax took a free kick.Borges was unmarked and pushed the ball easily.

    56':Marcos well blocked an effort of Rebello through a corner. Again corner by Dempo but well collected by Shilton this time

    54':James to Barreto. Barreto effort went away.

    53': Player Change by Dempo. Injured Mahesh out and Nicolas Borges came in his place.

    52': Barreto offsie. Masih well passed him in Dempo Box.

    50': Gawli slightly injured and laying in the firld. His treatments going on.Team India Coach Bob Houghton in VVIP Box. He watches the match.

    48': 2nd half starts. No scored yet.

    HT: Now First half end. No score.

    45': Sunil Chhetri again in offside trap of Bagan.James passed to Barreto but Barreto was unable to collect it.

    45': Danger in Bagan Box.Sagram finally cleared a good attack of Carvalho - Sunil Chettri.

    43': Well effort of Barreto.Got a ball from midfield.dribbled two Dempo Players.Passed the ball in the right flank towards James.James crossed but this time Barreto's shot missed the target.

    42': Few minutes left to end of first half. Still no score in the match.Both teams are playing asusual.

    40': Well service by SSagram Mandhi who guarded Sunil today.Jodh Dias long ball towared Sunil in the left flank of Bagan Box. Sunil missed.

    38': Corner of Dempo. Anthony took the corner.Shilton missed the flight.But no damage done.

    35': Dempo got a free kick. Shilton well saved the Kick taken by Climax. 32': Well attack by Dempo through Sunil Chhetri. Sagram cleared the ball.

    29':OK. Match starts. Bagan defence just cleared an attack of Dempo leaded by Chhetri.

    29': Funny time. A beautiful Dog entered in the field to watch the match from pitch.

    28':Miranda to Chheti in Bagan Box. Cleared by Defender Sagram

    25': Powerful rightfooter of Masih out side the Dempo Box, went away over the cross bar. Snehasish passed him well

    24':Cresan Antao was trying to pass in the left siden where Clifford was theren but it was too long to control the ball.

    22': Barreto was trying to pass Seuoka in right but three Dempo Players were there to defend Barreto.

    19': Bagan is playing with small passes. Snehasish well crossed for left. Barreto header went direct to Dempo keeper Kattimani.

    15': Abranches missed a chance. Passed by Miranda from left.James was there but he could not stop Abranches,Luckily Abranches shot went away out side the first bar.

    14': Clifford well crossed from left but no Dempo Players in Bagan Box.

    13': Biswajit Saha cleared an effort of Dempo through his header timely in Bagan Box.Dempo is attacking again in Bagan Box.

    12': Still no score. Sunil Chetteri well guarded by Sagram Mandi.

    9': Valereano Rebello's long shot went away over the cross bar.

    8':Anthoy Pereira vs Snehasish in the mid field of the ground.Anthony finally miss passed.

    6':Good effort by Barreto. James passed him to extreme right.Barreto beat Rebello but his right footer hit the Bar post and out.

    5':Long ball from Dempo defence.Shilton came forward and cleared the ball from advancing Climax.

    4':Miss passed by Carvalho.Surkumar received.passed to Seuoka.no impact.

    3': Sunil Chhetri offside.wants to enter from left side.

    2': Match starts.Surkumar was trying to enter in the deep defence of Dempo.Cleared the defence.

    01 February


    Live the David Beckham skill contest reached its spectacular grand finale on 31st January at the St Andrews ground, Bandra (W). Over 100 preliminary winners, from all over Mumbai, slugged it out for the multiple skills related to passing, dribbling, juggling and shooting on this super Sunday. The eventual winner Wing Choy Chen from City International School reigned supreme at the end of the event. He was presented with official world cup 2010 football JABULANI by the guest of honor Viren Rasquinha and Marc Robinson. The event was hosted by Triumph sports in association with Steadfast sports & adventure academy.


    Triumph sports in association with Steadfast sports & adventure academy were on the lookout for the next David Beckham. A record of 1100 points which still stands in the name of this iconic Englishman (and recognized by FIFA) during his formative days at the Bobby Charlton soccer academy was the benchmark for every participant to emulate. The competition was fast and furious. The call for the day was a combination of concentration, speed, power and finesse. And one boy stood head and shoulders above the rest, Wing Choy Chen of City International school, Andheri. Of the four skill contest he won three disciplines, namely shooting, dribbling and juggling handsomely. The passing skill which had a four way tie was decided by a tiebreaker. The winner of this was Sohail from AVM School. Wing Choy Chen finished with an aggregate total of 640 points.

    Whilst the judges were crunching points of all participants, a football quiz was hosted by Jaideep Gandhi of Triumph sports. It was fun and the participants with correct answers were presented with David Beckham posters.

    The guests of honour for the grand finale were field hockey international & former India captain Viren Rasquinha and celebrity from the television and modeling industry Marc Robinson. They not only had some encouraging words for the participants but also emphasized the importance of academics along with sports. They gave away official Adidas merchandise as prizes to the winners. Wing Choy Chen was beaming from ear to ear when presented with official 2010 world cup match ball Jabulani along with the certificates.

    The participating children and their parents had a thoroughly good time and we received a very positive feedback on the event held. When it all came to an end after noon, we were already thinking ahead to the next edition of the David Beckham skill contest and the search for the next Wing Choy Chen !!! Cheers

    01 February

    AIFF Looking Forward to Build another Football Academy!

    After the cancellation of the Rupees 100 crore project of building a football academy in Goa in collaboration with Airtel, AIFF does not give up hope to build a Football Academy. In fact AIFF is looking forward to build another football academy soon .Recently, famous Electronic Goods Manufacturing Company Panasonic will also collaborate with the AIFF for the betterment program of the Indian men’s football team.

    In fact soon the India team will play a friendly match with the Thailand national football team. Panasonic is also the official sponsor of the national football team of Thailand.

    Whereas, it has been learnt that, AIFF is also looking forward to build an international standard Football academy, this time in Mumbai. But the actual place is yet to be known. The AIFF wants to complete the project as soon as possible in collaboration with a famous life style Company.

    Earlier AIFF got a green signal for World Football Governing Body FIFA to build an Academy in Karnataka. The hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka assured AIFF to contribute Rupeess 5 crores in that joint venture.

    AIFF is going to open an another academy in Burdwan, West Bengal. For this project the AIFF organised a committee of three members which have the AIFF and IFA Vice President Mr. Subrata Dutta, member of AIFF Executive Committee Mr. Larsing Ming and IFA Secretary Mr. Utpal Ganguly.

    Larsing Ming will be the head of the delegation of the Indian team in the AFC Challenge Cup in Qatar in 2011 while Subrata Dutta will be the head of the Indian football team’s delegation in the Asian Games in China in 2010.

    01 February

    Kalyani Municipality beat Mahindra United in NIKE MUPC India Final

    Kalyani Municipality Sports Academy beat Mahindra United U-15 Boys in NIKE MUPC India Finals Group League first Match at Goa today. Captain of the team Bhaskar Sil scored the loan goal for KFA.

    In the other matches of the day Last year winner Salgaocar lost to JCt - 1 in their first match but beat MSSA 1 - 0 in 2nd match.Shillong Lajong FC won their first match against MSSA but they drawn goalless aginst JCT in 2nd Match. While in the other matchs of the day, Dempo and Sikkim FA match ended goalless .

    Team India Captain Baichung Bhutia and Dempo and Indian National Team Star Sunil Chhetri came in tournament today to inspired the young caps for good play.

    Kalyani will meet Sikkim FA and Dempo S.C tomorrow.



    01.02.2010 : JCT   1 - 0  Salgaocar S.C
    01.02.2010 : Shillong Lajong FC   2 - 0   MSSA
    01.02.2010 : Mahindra United   0 - 1   Kalyani MSA
    KFA: Bhaskar sil
    01.02.2010 : Dempo S.C   0 - 0   Sikkim FA
    01.02.2010 : Salgaocar S.C   1 - 0   MSSA
    01.02.2010 : JCT   0 - 0  Shillong Lajong