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Pune Football Club launched their official merchandise store.

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... Pune Football Club launched their official merchandise store to provide fans with an easy gateway to shop online. The e-commerce platform -bPune FC Official Store, is aimed to provide fans their own piece of action to wear and flaunt in support. Products on offer will include a vast range of merchandise suiting men, women and children which will be available in all sizes.

In addition to this, fans will also be able to buy official team jerseys to show their devotion both on and of the pitch. The Pune FC Official Store, which can be found/accessed on the club's official website www.punefc.com promises to have more additions in weeks to come following this launch.

Pune FC Marketing Manager, Abhishek Mehta said: "To date fans have had to be content with our merchandise sales restrict to in-stadia sales on match-days, which the club felt needed to expand into user-friendly mediums and thus the launch." The e-commerce platform is a vitally important component in connecting with passionate fans."

"We have a great range of merchandise available and we want to ensure that accessibility to this range is optimal. I'm sure that the online store will give Pune Football Club fans the opportunity to own their very-own piece of merchandise".

The Pune FC Official Store is an in-house designed project and enables a customer to search for products via a broad range of criteria (such as type, size and colour) and product filtering to ensure clear and intuitive user paths. "We have scheduled several exciting offers to help fans own their own Pune FC merchandise. wait and watch," added Mehta.

This will spur him to do better in future - Dempo Medio Cliffor Miranda .

30.08.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE      Share Button

... BY CHARLES D'SOUZA MARGAO, GOA :: India and Dempo midfielder Clifford Miranda says winning the Dilip Sardessai Centre of Excellence will spur him to do better in future . It's an inspiration to do better as I am now in the same league with other recipients not only from football but from other disciplines of sports, he told this reporter on Friday morning.

Miranda also said that this is the beginning of a new journey for him. The award comes with more responsibility and I Cannot let others down, I need to punch myself and go extra mile.

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2012/13 I-League : Played 23 Matches and Scored 5 Goals for Dempo SC .
the fan of Bruno Cutinho and Ryan Giggs, the left footer medio starting his career with the Salcete FC, Goa, the talented player went to TFA and he was the only TFA graduate from his batch to sign a professional contract when he signed for Dempo SC, a second division club in 2000 season. This year will be his 14th season in Dempo where he won the title for 5 times and Fed Cup in 2004.

He was selected for the 2001 SAFF Cup in Indian National side, but because of the 9/11 incident, the tournament was called off. Clifford finally made his international debut in 2004 against Pakistan. He was the Part of the Nehru Cup 2007 Win, and also Was an integral part of the team that won the AFC Challenge Cup 2008. Miranda scored 3 goals for India in 2011 SAFF Championship. He was also a member of the India team that participated in the Asia Cup 2011 in Qatar.
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The Betalbatim based Indian midfielder dedicated the award which according to him was beyond imagination at the start of his career with TFA, to his folk. It has to be dedicated to my family. Others than their support all this wouldn't have been possible. Over the years, all my coaches and my teammates have contributed a lot to shape my career.

I can never forget their contribution and help. But this award is solely dedicated to my family. Miranda said he had never dreamt of wining an award at the start of his career.

It's hard for a player to plan for the future especially in a game like football. Obviously at that stage I never even thought of an award at any stage. Leave aside the Award. I just wanted to keeping playing. I am absolutely overwhelmed.

I thanks every one for recognizing my achievement and I promise that I would strive harder to improve my performance stressed Miranda whose next assignment for his club for Federation Cup and I-League.

Historical 126th edition of Durand Cup will start from 2nd Sept-19th Sept.

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The 126 edition of historical Durand Cup is scheduled to be held on and from from 02-19 Sep 2013. The stage -I will be played as knowck out basis while the Quarter Final Round will be played as a league cum knockout basis at Delhi Ambedkar Stadium. The Quarter Final Round Matches will start from 9th Sep 2013. Final match will be played on 19 Sep 2013. The Opening Match on the day of Opening Ceremony, Semi-finals and Final will be played in floodlights.

The winner will get Cash amount to Rs. 25 lakh, Runners-up eill get Cash amounting Rs. 10 Lakhs while Rs. 5 Lakh each for losing Semi finalist Teams.

In Qualifying Rounds. 12 teams will be participated like two teams of Army, one team each from Indian Navy and Air Force, two teams from Delhi Sports Association, BSF, CRPF and Assam Rifles, TATA Football, Kerala Police. They above 12 teams will devided into 6 teams each into two Groups where the winner of each group will participate in the Quarter final Round with other 8 I-League I and II teams alongwith 2 Army teams Army Red and Army Green which seeded directly.

In the Quarter Final Rounds 8 I-League teams are Mohammedan SC. Kalighat Milan Sangha, Bhawanipur (Bengal), Air India, ONGC, Pune FC and Mumbai Tigers ( Maharashtra) Sikkim United.

In Quarter Final Round the said 12 teams will be divided into four groups of three teams each. Winner of each group will play semi-finals. Four Winners from each four Groups will play crosswise in the Semi Finals. Winner of Group-I will play against Winner of Group-III and Winner of Group-II will play against Winner of Group-IV.