05 MARCH

Mohun Bagan Club is going to Warn Subrata Bhattacharya for his Derogatory Remark


Today in the executive committee meeting of Mohun Bagan Club the matter of derogatory remark of Chirag United coach Subrata Bhattacharya was discussed in detail. Beside the coach of the Chirag United Subrata Bhattacharya is also a member of the Mohun Bagan Club who played about 17 years in this Kolkata Club.

The executive members of the club unanimously disapproved and criticized the shameful comment of Mr. Bhattacharya that Mohun Bagan is attaining its recent successes by “Managing Referees” which was also reported in both the electronic and print media just before the Mohun Bagan -Chirag I-League match. In the executive meeting the club decided to warn Subrata Bhattacharya to maintain his language and remarks as a member of the Mohun Bagan club.

The club claimed that Mr. Bhattacharya made the remark without any proper proof or adequate reason. Mohun Bagan is also going to refer this event to the AIFF, IFA and also to the Chirag United Sports Club to take proper action in this regard.

Even Mohun Bagan also gave indication that the further repeat of this kind of remark will leave no choice in front of the club other than to take disciplinary action against Mr. Bhattacharya. Still now no reply has been registered from Subrata Bhattacharya in this regard.

05 MARCH

East Bengal will face Lajong tomorrow without Baichung


East Bengal will take on their away match against Shillong Lajong FC in the 15th round encounter of I-League tomorrow.The match will be started at 2.45 PM but there will be no live telecast of the match by AIFF.Kolkatafootball.com is trying to arrange the LIVE updates of The match from Shillong.

East Bengal will play without their striker Baichung Bhutia who had earned a red card in the last encounter against Pune FC at Salt Lake stadium where his team lost 2 - 1.But their Goal maker Ghanian Striker Yakubu arrived from his leave and went Shillong directly to play the match.

Now Rider's boys who placed 7th place in I League table with 20 points from 5 wins in last 14 matches where Lajong, placed 13th with ten points in the table with same outings.

East Bengal coach Rider told that they will play all out to earn full points in front own supporters of Lajong in their home turf. Previously East Bengal win the FED cup this year by beating Lajong in tie breaker shoot out and in their 1st leg match in I-League at Salt Lake East Bengal win 3 - 0.

05 MARCH

3D soccer arrives in Germany after England


The soccer fans of England watched the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United on a television, broadcasted live by Sky Sports, at a pub in London, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. British pay-TV broadcaster Sky transmitted their first 3D soccer match to selected venues around the UK on that.

After successful testing in Englan, the German pay-TV Channel Sky Deutschland has announced their plans to broadcast the Bundesliga football game between Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburger SV on 14 March to a select audience in Munich in HD 3D. This will be the first time effort of 3D football teleast in the world . The game will be produced in 3D by DFL and Sportcast.Former German international Franz Beckenbauer will present in the match.

Deputy CEO of Sky Deutschland told “ We're going one step further,with the first live HD 3D production in Germany." The match will be telecasted in BWIN, ESPN HD UK, ESPN UK, German Sports, Setanta Sports Australia.

A separate version of the match will be captured for the 3D audience. Presenter Jessica Kastrop and commentator Kai Dittmann will host the transmission that will use multiple 3D cameras.Samsung's first 3D models - 46-inch and 55-inch flat panels starting at $2,340 - are available for pre-order on Amazon.com and Sears. com

Fifa has signed an agreement with Sony to film up to 25 games from the finals in South Africa in 3D. Fans will be able to watch the games on 3D-ready televisions at home or at special public screens in seven cities around the world, including London, using special glasses.

04 MARCH

IFA's league sub-committee to meet again on 11th March


The Indian Football Association's league sub-committee would meet again on March 11 to decide on any sanctions against players indulging in on-field violence.

IFA Premier and Ist Divn. Football league Sub Committee met on Thursday to discuss the reports of East Bengal Vs Mohammedan S.C IFA CFL match on 27th Feb which was submitted by the referee Biplab Poddar and the match commissioner Udayan Haldar and also saw the video clippings and some paper cutting photos of the said match.

The members of the IFA committee will call the four players Okpara, Alvito of East Bengal and Eduardo, and Dipankar of Mohammedan S.C who involved in the brawl that held up the match for 10 minutes and saw Red Cards during the East Bengal vs Mohammedan S.C. match.

East Bengal goalkeeper Abhra Mandal and Mohammedan S.C. defender Amrit Pal Singh along with the two team managers Swapan Bal(KEB) and Iqbal Ahmed(MSC) will also be present in the meeting to be held on 11th March at IFA office.

04 MARCH

2nd hattrick of Barreto of Mohun Bagan in current I-League


Mohun Bagan today routed city rival Chirag United 5-1 in thier 2nd Leg campaign of Ongc I league match held in Salt Lake Stadium today.

Mohun Bagan started well and put pressure from the beginning of the match with Barreto - Chiddi - Sueoka trio in forward line which caused panic in Chirag defence.

In the 14th minute,From Manju's throw, Barreto attempted a backvolley but could not connect the ball properly which went away over the bar.


Mohun Bagan pu their first blood in 17th minutes when Marcos passed the ball to Ishfaq who pushed the ball further towards overlapping Manju. But this time Manju was brought down by Arnab Mandal and referee did not hesitate to give a penalty in favour of Mohun Bagan. Barreto took the penalty and open his account 1 - 0.

Mohun Bagan got their 2nd goal in the 27th minute through Nigerian Chidi. Sueoka nicely passed the ball to Chidi, and Chidi's right footed shot that beat the Chirag Keeper Somnath for 2nd time.2 - 0.


Just five minute later Bagan scored again through Barreto who headed the ball inside goal over goalkeeper Somnath's head,who just saw the ball which was going into the goal. 3 - 0.

In 35 minute Chirag could score a goal through Joshimar but Bagan's experienced Keeper Sangram saved it brilliantly.

Chiddi increased the marging of Bagan 4 - 0 when he got ball in the right flank from Sueoka, and dribbled du and Arnab easily with hgis beautifyl skill and placed the ball inside goal. This was perhaps the best goal of the match.

three minutes Before ending the first of Mohun Bagan struck there 5th goal through Barreto .Barreto completed his 2nd hattrick (First Vs Air India in 1st leg) of current I-League via a right footed shot that beat goalkeeper after getting the ball from Chidi.5 - 0.This is the 9th Goal of Barreto with 2 hattricks in cuirrent I-League.

The half time result was in favour of Bagan 5 - 0.

Chirag reduced the margin through Joshimar in dying minute 5 - 1. Barreto was adjudged Man of the Match today. With this win, Mohun Bagan now has 23 points from 14 matches and are now placed 3rd in the league table while Chirag went down to 4th spot with 23 ponts in same outings.

04 MARCH

Next Fixtures of Sahara IFA CFL upto 31st Match


6th March: Mohammedan S.C   VS   Peerless S.C(YBK - 3.00 PM

7th March: M.Mohun Bagan   VS   Cal Port Trust (MMB - 3.00 PM

12th March: Chirag United   VS   W.B.Police (YBK - 3.00 PM

18th March: Mohammedan S.C   VS   Eastern Railway (YBK - 3.00 PM

24th March: Chirag United   VS   Cal. Customs Club(YBK - 3.00 PM

26th March:KF East Bengal   VS   Kalighat M.S (YBK - 3.00 PM

30th March: M.Mohun Bagan   VS   Railway F.C (YBK - 3.00 PM

31st March: Mohammedan S.C   VS   Kalighat Club (YBK - 3.00 PM

04 MARCH

Barreto scored Hattrick and Bagan win 5 - 1 over Chirag United


Chirag United   1 - 5   M.Mohun Bagan

MMB:Barreto 17', 34', 45', Chidi 27', 42' ::CU Joshimar 90':

FT: Match end . Mohun Bagan beat city rival Chirag United 5 - 1 in their 14th round match.

90':Referee added 3 minutes more.Bagan got a free kick. Marcos shot went away.

90':Chirag reduced the margin. Joshimar scored a goal. Now result is Bagan 5 - 1 Chirag. Barreto of Mohun Bagan already has been declared man of the match probably for his hattrick.

89': Match is going to end. Few minutes more.Bagan is still trying to increase the margin.

83': Bagan has changed their last man. Kulothungan came in place of James Singh. Bagan is still leaing 5 - 0.

79': Yellow card to Sueoka. Barreto header went away off marcos corner.

73':Another player changed by Bagan. Rakesh Mashi came in place of Azim.Referee shown yellow card to Naru Gopal Hait of Chirag.

70':Chidi again missed a chance. Well passed by Barreto.Chidi dribbled Du and Arnab but finally his shot went away.

68': Bad luck of Chidi. His 20 yards shot hits the post and went away.

64': Du cleared an attack of Sueoka.

63':Bagan defence cleared an effort of Asim Biswas.Wrong header of James Singh received by Asim. 61': Bagan is leading 5 - 0. All the goals scored in first half. 2nd hattrick by Barreto in I-League and Chidi is trying to get his 2nd hattrik.

58': Mohun Bagan is changing thir player. Snehasish Chakrabarty came in place of Isfaq Ahmed .Seuoka shot went away.

56':Chirag is trying to attack now.Sangram well saved a shot of Asim Biswas.

51':Joshimar missed an oppertunity to score.Sangram came out and was trying to block but finally Joshimar missed the target.

48': Isfaq good attempt from left.Arnab blocked him timely.

46': 2nd half match started. Chirag has changed their last player.Edmilson out and Ashim Biswas came in his place.


HT: It's half time now. Bagan is leading 5 - 0. Chirag defence was unable to resist the minute by minute attacks of Bagan's trio Barreto-Chidi-Sueoka.

45'+3': Referee shown yellow card to Du of Chirag who fouled Chiddi.

45'+2': Injury time play going on. What a performance of Bagan. Chidi and Barreto is in super performance.They are leading by 5 - 0 before ending of first half.

45': GOALLLLLLLLLL ..Again goal by Bagan. Barreto scored his 2nd goal .Nice pass from Chidi this time.

44': Bagais leading 4 - 0.

42': GOALLLLLLLLLL..Chiddi scored for Bagan. solo effort off a nice square pass from Sueoka.

37':Joshimar's well effort.One to one situation but Sangram was well alert,stopped Joshimar timely.

34': GOALLLLLLLLLL..Barreto scored for Bagan. Marcos took well corner and Barreto header went to goal.

32': Chirag again changed their player. Naru Gopal Hait came in place of Rahul Kumar.

30': Again Chiddi missed an another oppetunity. Well passed by James from right side.Chidis shot went away.

29': Chirag is changing their player. Mathew went out and Jayanta Sen came in.

29': Bagan is leaing by 2 - 0 now.

27': GOALLLLLLLLLL...Again goal by Bagan..Chidi scored for Bagan off a nice pass from Sueoka.

24': What a cross of Chidi..Barreto header missed the target.

23': Mohun Bagan is leaing 1 - 0 now. Counter attacking going on by Chirag United.

20': Referee shown yellow card to Chidi of Bagan.

20':Bagan experienced keeper Sangram saved Joshimar header from a close range.

17 : GOALLLLLLLLLL .Barreto scored for Bagan through penalty.Arnab Mondol tripped Manju in Penalty Box. Referee awarded penalty in favour of Bagan.

16':Chiddi passed to Barreto.But chirag defence cleared it through a corner.Marcos will take the coner.

14':Edmilson passed to Tulunga but Deepak of Bagan cleared his attempt.

13':James well crossed but Isfaq missed the target.

11': Chidi-Sueoka well combination.sueoka shot went away.

8': Joshimar of Chirag attacked from left but Azim cleared.

5': Chidi's shot well collected by Chirag keeper Somnath.

3': Good attempt of Barreto. well passed by James from left but Barreto's header went away .

1':Match starts.

CHIRAG UNITED:Somnath,Rahul Kumar,Du,Arnab, Tulunga,Mathew,Denson, Gourang Biswas,Dhanarajan, Joshimar,Edmilson.

M.MOHUN BAGAN: Sangram,Manju,Deepak,Azim,Surkumar,James,Marcos,Isfaq, Sueoka,Chiddi,Barreto.

03 MARCH

"To get any of the First Three places is our Target in I-League " Nabab Bhattacharyya


Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, popularly known Nabab , one of the young and energetic Directors of I-League Team from Kolkata, Chirag United FC. On the eve of their 2nd leg opening match against city rival Mohun Bagan tomorrow at YBK, he shares his feelings with our Volunteer correspondent Debashis Majumder exclusively for KFC fans.


KFC: Chirag United is now at the second place in the current I-League table. Do you think that Chirag United can continue this success in the second leg of I-League?

Nabab: Yes, of course. If You see 'I' League table, you find at least six teams fighting for the championship & the difference between them is very little. We have lost some crucial points, otherwise we could have made it to the first position after the first leg. So, there is no reason that we can not make it this year.

KFC: How far the win of E.K. Nayanar Gold Cup in Kerala will inspire your team for the second leg of the I-League?

Nabab: See, a trophy is a trophy always. Once you beat other I league teams & win a trophy without having your key players, its always moral boosting. It will surely inspire the boys.

KFC: Edmilson and Joshimar both are now in brilliant form. How their good form will cause more benefit for your team?

Nabab: Its not only EDMILSON & JOSIMAR, all our players are getting fitter everyday. Thanks to our Brazilian Physio Mr. Garcia, our team is much more fit in this second session. So all the player’s current form will make a healthy competition and of course a better result.

KFC: Do you think that this one month gap in the I-League can make any effect to the winning run of Chirag United? Did it affected the concentration of the players? What is your opinion in this regard?

Nabab: See this break was total unnecessary. It did not help us. Though we played one tournament in this gap. We have been talking to our boys, asked them to start from ZERO. Hope they will carry the same rhythm.

KFC: What is your expectation about the final standing of Chirag United in this year's I-League?

Nabab:(By Laughing)..obviously target as a Champion or runners-up and be happy if we finish third, but not fourth.

KFC: New teams like Shillong Lajong or Pune F.C. performed fantastically. Do you think that the success of such teams can play vital role in motivating the game of football even in the remote corners of the country?

Nabab: It depends, let us (Including them) do it consecutive 4-5 years, then something will surely happen. If you see Sporting De Goa, Last year they were fighting the Championship like us, but check their performance this year.. The team is not much changed, still…. So we need to have a consistency first, then the motivation & development will automatically follow.

KFC: Generally the state which has good competitive local league the teams of that state can deliver better performance in the I-League because they can gather good experience from their local league. What is your opinion in this matter?

Nabab: See in “I” league the best performers are the foreign players. They are professionals. I don’t think they need to gather experience from Local League. Local League should be for upcoming Indian boys, the “I” league should put their reserve bench & U- 20 players. By playing this league they will certainly be benefited. It will also help to grow talents. Professionals should have limited local league matches.

KFC: In one hand the teams of Goa and Mumbai are playing the I-Leaqgue after the completion of their local leagues and are also taking special preparation for the I-League only and on the other hand the teams of Kolkata playing both the I-League and IFA league together. What do you think that how far the situation can affect the good performance of the Kolkata teams?

Nabab: It is very tiring. Specially in Kolkata, if you are not champion you are nothing. So for getting best results you have to put your best team, and you find difficulties while fielding your best team in the “I” league just because of injury & tiredness. If you have a solid reserve bench, you might find a bit relaxed. But still it’s uncomfortable….

KFC: Recently AFC suggested to the AIFF not to allow the I-League teams to play in the local leagues. Are you support this argument?

Nabab: In Kolkata, looks like impossible. There can’t be any top league without Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohameddan in Kolkata. I can’t accept this. Smaller teams playing against these teams & making good results, can show their sponsors & ask for better money next season. Many local talents gets proper mileage with a better performance against these teams. So we have to find some way out, before we come to any conclusions.

KFC: Chirag is currently at the second position both in the I-League and the Calcutta Football League but still there is not a single player of Chirag have been selected in the national team. Do you ever think about this? Do you think that in future any player of your team can be selected in the national team?

Nabab: Its really demoralizing. For the last couple of years, there is not many new faces in the National team. The way we performed in the League, some of our players were really due for the National Call up. When we also see that there is some players who are even not playing in “I” League, not even in the reserve bench, are still in the National Team. Even in the U-23 team, no player from our team was even called. That’s really ridiculous. I have got no answers about that. Only I can say there should be more transparency in the selection procedure.

KFC: According to AFC Club license each and every clubs of the I-League must think about to increase the number of fan followers. The other two teams of Kolkata already started their process to increase the fan base. What is Chirag doing in this regard?

Nabab: First of all we have some definite plans over this. Chirag also playing a big role as it also spreads their brand image. With a consistency of good results & also looking at the younger generation we have already started the process. Let see how far we make it a successful project.

03 MARCH

Chirag United will face city rival Mohun Bagan tomorrow



Last year I-League Runners up Mohun Bagan will face city rival Chirag United tomorrow atSalt Lake Stadium Kolkata.Both teams will start their 2nd leg campaign ONGC I league.

Chirag United who against their city Rival in the first leg of ONGC I league.They beat 10 men Karim Benchirifa's boys by a margin of 3 - 2.Referee of that match shown red card to Sur Kumar vSingh of Bagan in 42nd minutes when the match result was 1 - 1.

Chirag United also made a goalless draw against their city rival in Fed Cup. while in the last two matches,Mohun Bagan lost to Dempo 1-3, were beaten by Salgaocar 1 - 2 while Chirag, on the other hand, in their last outing defeated Lajong F C 2 - 0.

Chirag united also won 8 I-League teams tournament in Kerala very recently by beating Lajong F.C 3 - 0.But Mohun Bagan made 1 - 1 draw against another city rival Mohammedan Sporing in IFA Kolkata premier Football League on 23rd Feb.

Currently Chirag are at the second spot of the league table having 23 points from 13 matches, while Mohun Bagan have so far collected 20 points from the same number of matches. Karim Benchirifa has gone and Bagan appointed Satyajit Chatterjee in his place.Tomorrow's match will also be an acid test Satyajit Chatterjee as his first match in I league.Now it will be seen wheather Bagan boys will take revenge against their city rival Chirag United tomorrow at their away match Salt lake.

Last Few I- league matches results of Chirag United

03/02/10.   Chirag United - Lajong SC   2 : 0  
I-League 28/01/10.   Pune FC - Chirag United   2 : 1  
I-League 24/01/10.   Chirag United - JCT Mills   1 : 1   
I-League 20/01/10.   Chirag United - Dempo SC   1 : 1   
I-League 09/01/10.   Chirag United - East Bengal   1 : 0   
I-League 13/11/09.   Churchill Bros - Chirag United   2 : 0  
I-League 06/11/09.   Chirag United - Salgaocar   2 : 0   
I-League 02/11/09.   Sporting Goa - Chirag United   1 : 1   
I-League 27/10/09.   Mahindra United - Chirag United   2 : 2   
I-League 23/10/09.   Viva Kerala - Chirag United   0 : 1   
I-League

Chirag United scored in the current I-League Season a average of 1.5 Goals per Game. On home Matches Chirag United scored a average of 1.7 Goals per Game and on Away Matches they scored 1.3 Goals per Game in an average.

Last Few I- league matches results of Mohun Bagan

02/02/10.   Dempo SC - Mohun Bagan   3 : 1   I-League
28/01/10.   Salgaocar - Mohun Bagan   2 : 1   I-League
21/01/10.   Mahindra United - Mohun Bagan   1 : 2   I-League
17/01/10.   Air India FC - Mohun Bagan   0 : 5   I-League
08/01/10.   Mohun Bagan - Churchill Bros   2 : 2   I-League
13/11/09.   Pune FC - Mohun Bagan   1 : 3   I-League
07/11/09.   Sporting Goa - Mohun Bagan   2 : 2   I-League
02/11/09.   Mohun Bagan - Mumbai FC   1 : 2   I-League
29/10/09.   Lajong SC - Mohun Bagan   1 : 2   I-League
25/10/09.   East Bengal - Mohun Bagan   3 : 5   I-League

Mohun Bagan scored in the current I-League Season an average of 2.1 Goals per Game. On home Matches Mohun Bagan scored an average of 1.6 Goals per Game and on Away match they scored 2.6 Goals per Game an average.

03 MARCH

Mahindra United, JCT win their Away match in I-League


Great victory of Mahindra United.Devid Booth's boys beat defending champions Churchill Brothers 4 - 1 in their away match today in starting of their 2nd Leg campaign of ONGC I-Legue at Nehru Stadium at Fatorda,Goa.

Mohammed Rafi and Murritala Ali scored a brace for Mahindra while Nauba Singh recuced the margin for Churvhill.With this vicroty Mahindra now reached in the second spot with 25 points from 14 matches. They are behind table topper Dempo Sports Club, who have 26 points from 13 matches.

Today Mahindra earned a penalty in the 17th minute when Sushant Mathew fouled Rowilson Rodrigues in the box during an arial ball collecting.Referee awarded Penalty for Mahindra.Md. Rafi made no mistake to score the first goal from the spot kick.In 56th minutes of the match Mahindra earned an another Penalty when L.Dhanachandra Singh fouled Mahindra's Muritala Ali.Muritala Ali took the Penalty shot and increased the margin for Mahindra 2 - 0.

Md. Rafi another scored in 71 minutes with his own skill 3 - 0 but Nauba Singh reduced the margin just after a minute 3 - 1.Muritala put the last nail into the Churchill's coffin and scored his 12th Goal in injury time 4 - 1.

Mohammed Rafi of Mahindra United has been declared man of the match.

In the other match at Shillong Lajong F.C also lost their home match to JCT 0-1 and in Kerala Viva Kerala made 1-1 draw against Salgaocar in their home match.

Tomorrow Mohun Bagan will meet their city rival Chirag United at kolkata and League topper Dempo will meet Mumbai F.C in Goa.

03 MARCH

Jerrard Named captain of England friendly against Egypt


England manager Fabio Capello has named Liverpool Midfielder Steven Gerrard as captain for the friendly against Egypt on 3rd March at Wembly Stadium London. Gerrard leads the side in place of the injured Rio Ferdinand, who was promoted to skipper after John Terry's demotion. But Ferdinand ruled out of the game because of a back injury.

England booked their place in South Africa with nine wins in their 10 qualifiers and Capello believes Egypt will provide his men with a good test at Wembley. Team coach Favio Capello said"It's not easy to win the African Nations Cup three times if you are not a good team,I think they will fight good." But The biggest disappointment came last year when Egypt lost in a play-off with Algeria to qualify for this year’s World Cup.

England - last five results

England 0-1 Brazil
England 3-0 Belarus ( Peter Crouch 2, Shaun Wright Phillips)
Ukraine 1-0 England (?)
England 5-1 Croatia ( Steven Gerrard 2, Frank Lampard 2, Wayne Rooney)
England 2-1 Slovenia ( Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe

Egypt - last five results

Ghana 0-1 Egypt ( Mohamed Nagui Geddo)
Algeria 0-4 Egypt ( Mohamed Nagui Geddo, Hosni Abd Rabo, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Mohamed Zidan)
Egypt 3-1 Cameroon ( Ahmed Hassan 2, Mohamed Nagui Geddo)
Egypt 2-0 Benin ( Ahmed El Mohamady, Emad Moteab)
Egypt 2-0 Mozambique (Mohamed Nagui Geddo, OG)

Probable Two teams

England : Hart; Brown, Terry, Upson, Baines; Lampard, Barry; Walcott, Rooney, Gerrard; C Cole.

Egypt : El Hadary; Fathi, Gomaa, Said; Nagy, Abd Rabo, Hassan, Ghaly, Moawad; Zidan, Moteab

02 MARCH

Home Loss for East Bengal against Pune F.C.in 2nd Leg starting


Again Pune F.C. turned out as again killer with their vital 2-1 I-League win against East Bengal. East Bengal not only lose the match but their star striker Bhaichung also unnecessary conceived a red card and that made the fifth red card to East Bengal in their last two matches. Nothing is going right now for the Red and Golds.

Today in Yuva Bharati Krirangan East Bengal started the match with well determination and the players of the home team dominated the first half. After a long time Bhaichung was looking dangerous in the team for his club and the home team built up number of good attacks but the East Bengal strikers failed to convert the opportunities into goal. Whereas Pune F.C. also created certain opportunities but well denied the home defence in the first half.

But a sudden goal of Douhou in the very first minute of the second half changed the complete situation and after this goal Pune F.C. established their total hold over the match for some minutes and within this time in the 53rd minute Edmar scored another goal to put the visitors 2-0 up in the match. After conceding the second goal East Bengal tried their best to get back in the match. But in the 61st minute Bhaichung received a yellow card due to his unnecessary arguing with the referee.

But during this span of time East Bengal increased their pressure to the Pune goal in search of equalizers and finally the opportunity came in the 75th minute when the Tourch brigade received a penalty when Hammond was brought down into the penalty box by the Pune defenders. Hammo0nd made no mistake to reduce the margin from the penalty. But immediately after the goal Bhaichung entered into an unnecessary fight with Subrata Paul and b the players of both the teams joined to this quarrel.

It proved that the East Bengal players have learned nothing from the event of the previous game and thereby as expected Bhaichung received the second yellow therefore the red card and he have to leave the field. Down to ten men the home team tried hard for another equalizer but the one man advantage of Pune F.C. proved vital at the end of the day as the visitors took 3 vital points from the match and for the team of Phillip de Rider another disappointment came at home.

KF East Bengal: Abhra, Nirmal, Okpara, Hammond, Mehtab, Baichung, Nabi, Poibang (Alvito 54'), Mehraj, Bekhokhei, Saikat (Sonju 54').


Pune FC : Subrata, Tabia, Selwen, Venkatesh, Kuttimani, Arata, Edmar, Douhou, Tokov, Franco, Chika Wali.

League Table today

Club MWDLGFGA GD PTS
Dempo S.C 137512815 +13 26
Chirag United 136522015 +523
Mahindra United 135712512 +13 22
Churchil Brothers 135712014 +6 22
Pune F.C 14 5721914+522
M.Mohun Bagan 136252922 +7 20
KF East Bengal 145541614 +2 20

Minute by Minute Updates

KF East Bengal   1 - 2  Pune FC
KEB:(Hammond - penalty 75'):: PFC:(Douhou 46', Edmar 53')
M.O.M :Douhou Pirre (PFC) :: R/C : Baichung (KEB)

90+3: MATCH ENDS. Pune FC wins by 2-1.

90+2: Edmar brilliant shot just goes over crossbar, Abhra was beaten.

90: Injury time going on.

88: Pune still holding on to 2-1 lead. Douhou has been declared Man of the Match.

86: Sonju tries a solo effort but cleared by defence.

84: Hammond dribbles past 1 player but no one with him to give pass.

81: Douhou and Edmar combine well, but nothing results.

78: Interesting match in hand, East Bengal losing by 1-2 and one man short.

77: After goal, Baichung unnessarily pushes Subrata, fighting goes on between 2 teams. Baichung gets double yellow and red card and is expelled from ground.

75: GOALLLL. East Bengal gets penalty after Hammond was tripped inside box. Hammond scores from penalty to make 2-1.

71: Counter attack by Pune, Douhou comes close but ball goes out.

68: East Bengal putting pressure but Pune defending well.
63: Sonju run down right flank but his cross aimless. He should have been in first team in place of Saikat.

61: YELLOW CARD. Hammond shot hits Selwen's hand near midfield, referee perhaps thought it was unintentional and waved play on. Baichung argues with referee and gets yellow card.

59: Mehtab through pass to Baichung inside box, 1:1 position with goalkeeper, Subrata saves the ball from Baichung's leg.

57: Edmar pass to Arata, his shot goes over crossbar.

56: East Bengal putting up pressure.

54: Double change made by East Bengal, Alvito and Sonju comes in place of Poibang and Saikat.

53: GOALLLLL. Edmar gets a lose ball near half line, he runs and goes past 2 players of EB and then takes a shot from top of the box that beat Abhra, 2-0 for Pune.

51: East Bengal attack, ball goes to Baichung, but nicely intercepted by Pune defence.

48: East Bengal missed few chances in first half, now have to play well to equalize.

46: GOALLLL. Douhou scores for Pune FC, cross from right side by Edmar, ball goes to Douhou, who nicely traps and takes a shot, ball goes inside goal, Abhra tries to save but ball goes in after touching his hand.

46: Match resumes after half time.

HALF TIME, SCORE 0-0.

45: Injury time going on, still goalless.

44: Nabi makes a run down the flank, but his cross goes straight to Subrata.

41: Still goalless, midfield action going on.

39: Good move by Pune via Arata, but Nirmal makes a good tackle.

38: Pune defence playing well along with their goalkeeper Subrata Pal.

35: Hammond got another chance but missed from close range.

33: Match is now going in fast pace with both teams trying to attack, East Bengal having slight domination.

31: From corner, Baichung takes a great back volley which goes into goal, but linesman has already raised his flag and ruled out the goal due to offside.

31: Mehtab pass to Hammond, brilliant placement to Subrata's right, but the goalkeeper is equal to the task and clears for corner.

30: Nothing results out of the corner.

30: Edmar cross, Douhou head, fisted by Abhra for corner.

29: Mehtab is having a brilliant game so far, with his running and good distribution.

28: Mehtab pass to Hammond, cleared by defence.

26: East Bengal controlling the game now.

25: Another great move by East Bengal, this time from right, Mehtab pass to Nabi, his shot again saved by ex-East Bengal goalkeeper Subrata.

24: What a miss by East Bengal!! Saikat cross from left, Hammond gets the ball in open with only Subrata to beat, but his shot saved by Subrata.

21: Good attack by Pune down the right, but well intercepted by Nabi.

19: Kuttimani and rest of Pune defence playing well and denying any room to East Bengal strikers so far.

16: Great save by Subrata. Bekhokhai pass to Hammond, terrific left footed shot by Hammond, Subrata makes a diving save.

15: Baichung doing a lot of running, but could not create any positive movement so far.

13: After Pune played well for first few minutes, it is now East Bengal who is attacking more.

10: Hammond - Baichung, cleared by defence.

9: Arata - Edmar - Tokov, intercepted by Nabi.

7: Corner cleared by Mehraj.

6: Tokov shot from right side, brilliant save by Abhra for corner.

5: East Bengal attack down the middle but Mehtab pass cleared by Pune defence.

3: Midfield action going on.

1: Match kicks off.

01 MARCH

Real Madrid and Barcelona are again the biggest moneymakers in world football


According to the report released Tuesday by British accountancy firm Deloitte, Spanish Giant Real Madrid and Barcelona are again the biggest moneymakers in world football.Following are details of the top 10 clubs by revenues featuring in the latest Deloitte "Football Money League".

1.REAL MADRID (Spain) - 401.4m

2.FC BARCELONA (Spain) - 365.9m

3.MANCHESTER UNITED (England) - 327.0m

4.BAYERN MUNICH (Germany) - 289.5m

5.ARSENAL (England) - 263.0m

6.CHELSEA (England) - 242.3m

7.LIVERPOOL (England) - 217.0m

8.JUVENTUS (Italy) - 203.2m

9.INTER MILAN (Italy) - 196.5m

10.AC MILAN (Italy) - 196.5m

11.Hamburger SV (Germany) - 146.7m

12.Roma (Italy) - 146.4m

13.Olympique Lyonnais (France)- 139.6m

14.Olympique de Marseille (France)- 133.2m

15.Tottenham Hotspur (England) - 132.7m

16.Schalke (Germany) - 124.5m

17.Werder Bremen (Germany) - 114.7m

18.Borussia Dortmund (Germany) - 103.5m

19.Manchester City (England) - 101.2m

20.Newcastle United (England) - 101.0m

01 MARCH

East Bengal will take on Pune FC tomorrow in I-league 2nd Phase



After making city rival Mohammedan S.C a goalless draw in Local League, Fed Cup winner East Bengal will take on their first match of the second stage of ONGC I league at Yuba Bharati Krirangan tomorrow against Pune F.C.

Alvito d'Cunha and Ugu Okpara who were shown red cards in their match against Mohammedan Sporting in the IFA CFL ill be able to play tomorrow since I-league is a different tournament.But They are expected to undergo suspension from IFA, as referee Biplab Poddar and the match commissioner Udyan Haldar are supposed to submit reports to IFA.

But East Bengal cocah Philippe de Riders will face an acid test to choose his first eleven tomorrow after a month's break in the 14-team national competition. His four soldiers Baichung, Nabi, Mehrajuddin and Reneddy Singh came back from Dubai Camp would definitely sharpen East Bengal's attacking line.But Yusif Yakubu still absent who returned home after ending of First Leg because of his Mother's death.So Hammond and Baichung may be in striking position tomorrow. Soumik Dey,Harmanjot Khabra,Subhas Singh,Sanju Prodhan injured.

East Bengal started their I-League campaign against Pune F.C in their first match in first leg without any foreigner and made a goalless draw in coaching of former coach Subhash Bhomick .East Bengal are an one point ahead of their Pune rivals who got 19 from 13 matches.East Bengal will try to get full points from this match as they will play 8 home matches out of rest 13 matches.

Probable East Bengal Team : Abhra Mondol,Okpara,Nirmal Chhetri,Mehrajuddin, Nabi, Mehtaab Hossain,Bekhokhei,Poibang Poshna,Mumtaj Akhtaar,Baichug Bhutia, Abel Hammond,

01 MARCH

See the Home And Away table of I-League upto 13th Round




01 MARCH

Brazil's Squad announced against Ireland Friendly tomorrow


Kentaro, the company that organizes international fixtures for Brazil, was announced that Brazil will play a friendly match against Republic of Ireland in Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on 2nd March.

The last international friendly that Brazil had the privilege to play at home was in the capital Brasilia. In that occasion Brazil defeated Portugal 6-2 scoreline on November 8th, 2008.Out of 25 friendly games organized by Brazil since 2006, 17 games were played in Europe, 4 in the United States, 3 in the Middle East and 1 in Brazil.

Dunga has also said that he feels comfortable playing under London´s cold weather because he finds London people nice and warm. London has hosted Brazil 6 times before since 2006.Ireland is ranked 37th. Both teams have met 5 times before, where Brazil has defeated the Irish in 3 occasions, whereas the Irish have only defeated the South Americans once and tied once.London has hosted Brazil 6 times before since 2006.The match result were:

  • 02/10/2009 – Brazil 2 x 0 Italy at Emirates Stadium
  • 03/26/2008 – Brazil 1 X 0 Sweden at Emirates Stadium
  • 06/01/2007 – Brazil 1 x 1 England at Wembley
  • 02/06/2007 – Brazil 0 X 2 Portugal at Emirates Stadium
  • 09/05/2006 – Brazil 2 X 0 Wales Tottenham Stadium
  • 09/03/2006 - Brazil 3 X 0 Argentina at Emirates Stadium

  • Dunga's squad against Ireland

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

    Defence: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Gilberto (Cruzeiro),

    Michel Bastos (Lyon),Juan (Roma), Lúcio (Inter Milan), Luisão (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan)

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

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