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: SAF CUP 21013 NEPAL : AIFF announced 20 Men India Team

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : India 20-member squad for SAFF Cup : By AIFF MEDIA
GK : Subrata Paul, Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy
DEF : Nirmal Chettri, Arnab Mondal, Gouramangi Singh, Raju Gaikwad, Sandesh Jhingan, Mohanraj Nalappan
MF : Syed Rahim Nabi, Mehtab Hossain, Arata Izumi, Lenny Rodriguez, Alwyn George, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Francis Fernandes
FW : Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes, Jeje Lalpekhlua.


FIXTURES:Group A
    31-Aug-2013: Nepal - Bangladesh
    01-Sep-2013: India - Pakistan
    03-Sep-2013: Pakistan - Nepal
    03-Sep-2013: Bangladesh - India
    05-Sep-2013: India - Nepal
    05-Sep-2013: Bangladesh - Pakistan

FIXTURES: Group B
    02-Sep-2013: Afghanistan - Bhutan
    02-Sep-2013: Maldives - Sri Lanka
    04-Sep-2013: Bhutan - Maldives
    04-Sep-2013: Sri Lanka - Afghanistan
    06-Sep-2013: Afghanistan - Maldives
    06-Sep-2013: Sri Lanka - Bhutan

Semifinal 1: 08-Sep-2013: Winner Group A - Runners-Up Group B
Semifinal 2: 08-Sep-2013: Winner Group B - Runners-Up Group A 

Final : 11-Sep-2013: Winner SF1 - Winner SF2

: Joint Statement issued on behalf of AIFF, IMG-Reliance and I-League Clubs

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : Office bearers of All India Football Federation, its marketing and commercial partner IMG-Reliance and representatives of I-League Clubs had a fruitful meeting today (August 23) to discuss marketing and promotional plans for I-League.

A scheduling committee has been set up to look into the forthcoming I-League season schedule and will be meeting on Thursday, 29th August 2013.

During the meeting it was also decided to form a marketing committee which will look into the promotional plan for I-League and would have members from AIFF, Clubs, IMG-Reliance and Ten Sports – the official broadcaster. The committee will meet on Friday, 30th August 2013.

: Shillong Lajong Beat Tata Football Academy 3-0



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SLFC MEDIA RELEASE : Shillong Lajong FC registered a 3-0 win over Tata Football Academy, in a pre-season friendly, which was played at the JN Stadium Shillong on Friday.

The match started on a bright note with both teams having a good possession of the ball and moving it around the park. The Reds looked the more dangerous going forward, however, with new international recruit Cornell Glen in particular troubling the TFA backline with his movement and darting runs.

It was in the wake of one such move by the Trinidad and Tobago striker, that the Reds finally found themselves ahead. Glen who dribbled past two TFA defenders, and found left back Jibon Singh, who wasted no opportunity to put the ball at the back of the net in the 32nd minute.

TFA then tried to find a way back into the match, but found it tough to break the firm Lajong backline, as the hosts dominated the first half with ease. Boithang Haokip then doubled his team’s lead when he curled one past the TFA custodian from a free kick in the 38th minute, even as the game went into the break, with Lajong leading by a brace.

The second half play was quite toned down, as the morning heat started taking a toll on the players.

In the 82nd minute of the game, Manipuri sensation Milan Singh put the game to bed, with a beautifully curled free kick, even as Shillong Lajong FC Coach Thangboi Singto handed match time to youngsters Redeem Tlang, Bipin Singh, Rakesh Pradhan, Lalrammuana and Seikhohao Tuboi.

After that, it was just a matter of completing formalities and the game ended 3-0 in favour of Shillong Lajong, who will consider the result a good start to their run up to the 2013-14 I-league campaign.

: Spanish Super copa 2013 : Barca hold Atletico Madrid in first leg

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Within 7 minues of arrival after replacing of Pedro in 59th minute, Brazil Super Star Neymar scored his first competitive goal for Barcelona Jersey to secure a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the 1st leg of Spanish super cup while Ex-Barcelona Star David villa scored for his new team Atletico Madird.

Barcelona Mega star Lionel Messi left injured in the at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Cesc Fabregas came out to start the second half, replacing Messi at the center forward spot. Barcelona won 7-0 over Levante on Sunday in the first match of Spanish La Liga.

In the match Atletico took lead in 12th minute with a right footed volley after getting the pass from trukey midfielder Adra Turan. Messi was replaced at halftime with his left thigh problem and Brazilian star leded the team in attack and scored the equalizer in 66th minute through a brilliant header from a pass of Dani Alves from right. After two preseason appearances as a substitute Neymar got his first official goal.

Gerardo Martino's Barca will face again Gerardo Martino's Atletico Madrid in the return leg which will be played at Barcelona's Camp Nou next Wednesday after this weekend's league fixtures.

In the last year Final Real Madrid won the Title beat Barcelona.

ATL : Courtois, Godin, Felipe, Juanfran, Miranda, Suarez, Koke (Oliver 73'), Turan (Leo Baptistao 76'), Gabi, Diego Costa (Rodriguez 79'), Villa.
BAR : Valdes, Pique, Alba, Mascherano, Alves, Busquets, Xavi (Song 89'), Iniesta, Pedro (Neymar 59'), Messi (Fabregas 45'), Sanchez.