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SEASON 2013-14: East Bengal beat Customs 7-0 in 1st practice match at Kalyani.

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25.7.13: East Bengal   7-0   Cal. Customs (Kalyani - FT..)
KEB : Baljit Singh - Hattrick . Dika, Dipankar, Doungel,Lobo (Naoba's cross from right went to Baljit and his shot went to goal deflected from a defender of Customs)
KEB : Abhijit/Abhra, Arnab/Gurwinder, Raju/Abhisek, Soumik, Naoba/Robert, Mehtab/Lobo, Tulunga/Dipankar, Subodh/Joaquim, Dika, Seuoka/Nilendra, Baljit/Doungel.

1ST AUGUST : PROGRAMMES OF EAST BENGAL DAY..

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EAST BENGAL MEDIA RELEASE :East Bengal Club will be celebrating their 94th Foundation Day on 1st August, 2013. To celebrate the event, the Club will be hosting a program for members & fans at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata from 6 p.m. in the evening.

"Bharat Gaurav" Award will be conferred to ex-India International Olympian and former Club player Sri Arun Ghosh on that day.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sri Somenath Chatterjee will be the Guest in Chief.

The Club will release a "Football Almanac" on this day. The Football Almanac will feature nostalgic stories by sports journalists and players, rare photos, statistics & records of the Club and photos of AFC Cup and I League. It will be available for sale for members and fans after the release on that day. The Football Almanac is priced Rs.250/-.

Former East Bengal players Sri Abani Bose and Sri Samaresh Chowdhury will be honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award.

East Bengal team left back Saumik Dey will be given the Player of the Year (2012-13) Award.

From the field of sports journalism, photographer Sri Monojit Chanda and journalist & commentator Sri Jayanta Chakraborty will be felicitated.

Former referees Sri Milan Dutta and Sri Chittaranjan Das Majumdar will also be felicitated.

The program will be followed by a musical performance by noted singer Smt. Lopamudra Mitra.

Mohammedan SC announced their Captain and Vice Captain of the team

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Mohammedan Sporting club today declared Dhanarajan R and Ashim Biswas as Captain and Vice-Captain of the Squad. Mohammedan SC Brazilian Defender Luciano Sobrosa celebrated his 32nd birthday today with other footballers and Officials of Mohammedan SC.

Indian U-16 National Team take on Bangladesh on Thursday ...

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : High on confidence after their 4-1 victory against Sri Lanka U-16 in their first Group B encounter of the 2nd edition of the SAFF U-16 Championships in Kathmandu, the Indian U-16 National Team take on Bangladesh at the Army Ground on Thursday (July 25, 2013).

With Bangladesh, being Coached by a Dutch Coach, having beaten Sri Lanka in the match between the two Teams, both India and Bangladesh have already sealed their berths in the semifinal.

But Head Coach Goutam Ghosh concentrates on the job in hand. "The second match will be about rectifying the mistakes we made in the first one against the Lankans," Ghosh told www.the-aiff.com. "We played well for the entire length of the match but we were not flawless. We have been working on our weaknesses and come the morrow, if we succeed in not making the same mistakes, we are successful. This is more important to me than the result," added the Coach.

Staying true to All India Football Federation (AIFF)'s philosophy of Youth Development Programme stays on top of Ghosh's agenda. "Results stay immaterial," he keeps on reiterating. "You take any top Country with sound Youth System in place. They set long-term goals. More than winning, the aim is to nurture the Players for the future - so that ten years later, our players can compete with the best," Ghosh maintains.

Ghosh maintained that these Exposure Trips help the boys understand different cultures and give them international exposure, which at their age is more important than mere results. "The fact that the boys are going through the grind of a Tournament and adapting to different cultures is very encouraging. I sincerely thank AIFF for such Exposure Trips. These Tours will help the boys mature," Ghosh said.

"As far as victories are concerned, that will come naturally if we are playing well and sticking to our philosophy. In fact, it will be an indication for us that we are on the right track. But at the same time, our style of possession football should not be compromised at any cost."

The kick-off is at 4.15pm (IST).