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IFA CFL PREMIER DERBY TOMORROW : Panel of the Referees..

22.05.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

22.05.2013-JAYDIP DASGUPTA : The IFA has finalized the panel of referees who will be officiating the Derby match on Thursday. Though it is a CFL match, but it is surprising to note that none of the referees from the C.R.A. are included in the panel.

The experienced referees who are included in the FIFA panel having experience to officiate the matches in home and abroad are in the final list.

Mr Sumanto Ghose will be the match commissioner and the panel includes C.R.Srikrishna (Tamilnadu), Saji Kurian, M.B.Santosh Kumar (kerala) and Md Kamil(Delhi).

It is likely that M.B.Santosh Kumar will be in charge of the match as he was successfully officiate the Derby's in the past. Though the panel will be finalized in today evening.

Myanmar edge past India 2-0 in AFC Women's Asian Cup (Qualifiers)

21.05.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

21.05.2013: INDIA WOMEN   0-2   MYANMAR (PALESTINE - FT.)
IND : Roshni Devi, Tuli, Ashalata Devi, Radharani Devi, Suprava, Sasmita, Premi Devi, Bembem Devi, Prameshwori Devi, Kamala Devi, Bala Devi.

21.05.2013 : AIFF MEDIA RELEASE Myanmar rode two first half goals from Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai to edge past India in their first Group D encounter of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (Qualifiers) at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium, West Bank here Tuesday (May 22, 2013).

Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai scored first half goals for Myanmar in the 5th and 26th minute respectively. Yee Yee Oo's effort in the 27th minute hit the woodwork. Before India could settle down and get a feel of the artificial turf, Myanmar surged ahead. It was a good goal and goalkeeper Roshni Devi had no chance from a one-to-one situation.

Receiving a cross from winger Khin Moe Wai, the Myanmar forward did well to escape her marker and place her shot into the roof of the net. Striker Bala Devi had a golden opportunity to convert in the 22nd minute after being set up by former India Captain Oinam Bembem Devi on top of the box. The striker from Manipur failed to connect.

Just when India looked to have found their rhythm which helped them do a double against Bahrain a week ago in two Friendlies, Myanmar doubled the lead cashing in on the counter. Moe Wai converted Than Than Htwe's spadework from close range.

It was 2-0 at halftime.

India seemed to have shrugged off the burr under their saddle post the breather. They looked more at ease on the artificial turf and attacked with renewed vigour. In the opening exchanges of the second essay, Myanmar - playing a high line in the first half - were forced to drop deep as the likes of Bembem Devi and Kamala Devi made frequent inroads into the final third.

Myanmar attacked in phases, mostly attempting to increase the cushion from set pieces. Goalscorer Naw Phaw was replaced by stopper back Thida Oo in the 66th minute. They were literally defending in numbers switching from the initial 4-4-2 formation to a defensive 5-4-1. For India, Coach Anadi Barua made two changes. Pinky Bompal replaced Bala Devi and Sasmita Malik made way for Dangmei Grace. The match ended 2-0 in favour of Myanmar.

In the first match of the day, Chinese Taipei blanked hosts Palestine 6-0 in the Group's curtain-raiser. Midfielder Lin Ya Han notched up a hattrick while Lin Kai Lin, Lai Li Chin and and Yu Hsiu Chin netted one a piece.

India : Roshni Devi; Tuli Goon (C), Ashalata Devi, Radharani Devi, Suprava Samal; Sasmita Malik, Premi Devi, Oinam Bembem Devi, Prameshwori Devi; Kamala Devi, Bala Devi.

IFA CFL DERBY - NOSTALGIA - 2007 : BEST MATCH SO FAR : MOHUN BAGAN 4-3 EAST BENGAL

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East Bengal  3-4  Mohun Bagan
MMB : P.Lalampuia 9', Barreto - (Pen 36'), Venkatesh 42', 56'
KEB : Alvito D Counha 46', 60', Edmilson (66' pen)
REF : Subrata Sarkar. ATTENDENCE : 105000 + (YBK)

YELLOW CARDS: Alvito D'Cunha (5'), Jayanta Sen (10'), Madhab Das (40'), Dipankar Roy (42'), Edmilson (45', all East Bengal) Lal Kamal Bhowmick (50'), Jose Ramirez Barreto (70', both Mohun Bagan).

17.08.2007: Nabarun Mukherjee : Kolkata : Mohun Bagan clinched the first derby match of the Calcutta league in a synthetically 4-3 win over archrival East Bengal that was witnessed by a record more than 100,000 crowds at Salt Lake Stadium,Kolkata today. With this match Mohun Bagan reached the top of the league table with 13 points from 5 matches closely followed by East Bengal with 12 points from equal number of games. A total of 7 goals were scored in the match- an all time record indeed, which saw some frenzied temper of the players of both the teams resulting in 9 yellow cards- six for East Bengal and the rests for Muhun Bagan

Mohun Bagan started in fashion and earned a corner kick in the very first minute of the game. However they have to wait for their first goal up to the tenth minute when a faulty back pass by foreign recruit Samad Ochoka saw Lalampuia racing forward only to beat the custodian Abhra before placing it to the nets. (1-0).

Thought on paper East Bengal boasts of India's best defence line, in reality, both Suresh and Gurprit had still not found the comfort zone amongst them as was evident from this match. Thereafter Mohun Bagan never looked back and stared weaving attack after attacks from both the flaks. Both Dharamjit and Venkatesh took extra effort and gradually Mohun Bagan took control of the midfield and their pressing football gave East Bengal defence some harrowing moments though out the first half.

With Edmilson alone in the forward line and the supply line almost chocked by the formidable Mohun Bagan midfield comprising of Venkatesh, Dharamjit, Lalkamal & James, East Bengal hardly got any positive chance in the first half except a pile diver by Edmilson in the 36th minute which missed the bar by inches. Barretto was in devastating form and marker Madhav Das of East Bengal miserably failed to keep him in check.

In the 34minuteof the game, Barretto was tipped off - the - ball by Madhab Das inside the d-box only to be rightly awarded a penalty by referee Subrata Sarkar who had full control over the game through the match. Baretto did not make any mistake to increase the lead (2-0).

East Bengal's coach Subrata Bhattacharyya, in the mean time made a couple of changes by injecting Depyendu Biswas and Anupam Sarkar in the forward and defence respectively but that hardly made any difference only to see Mohun Bagan gaining complete control of the game. The dying minutes of the first saw a Ventkatesh beauty who in spite of being hounded by a couple of East Bengal defenders managed to keep the ball in goal of the pass of Lalampuia. (3-0).

With the Mohun Bagan fans hoping to avenge their historic 5-0 defeat, East Bengal, however was a rejuvenated team altogether in the second half. Hardly the whistle was blown to start the second half, Alvito took a sensational swinger from around forty yards outside the touch line, only to find Mohun Bagan custodian Shilton Paul looking helplessly at the ball- a goal of beauty indeed (3-1). With their backs in the wall East Bengal went all-out in the game resulting the match reaching great heights after a long time in the history of derby matches in Kolkata.

With Alvito and Jayanta Sen gradually taking the control of the midfield the next few minutes saw a couple of chances missed by the East Bengal forwards specially Edmilson & Dipyendu. In the 49th minute of the game, Alvito connected a corner from the left flank to make it 3-2 in favour of East Bengal.

Thereafter the entire Mohan Bagan defence comprising of Habibur, Rauf Khan, Odafe and Peter Siddiqui had a tough time against the onslaught of the individual brilliance of Alvito in particular and East Bengal Strikers in general. Against the run of the game, in the 12th minute of the second half, a move from the left flank saw Lalkamal swerving a precise cross only to be headed in the nets by Venkatesh from between Suresh and Gurprit (4-2).

The very next minute saw Edmilson tipped from behind by Peter Odafa within the penalty box only to be awarded a penalty and this time Edmilson made no mistake (4-3).

East Bengal thereafter missed a golden opportunity to equalize when a Dipendu's header was stuck in the mud inches from the goal line to be saved by a diving Shilton Paul, who was thoroughly consistent beneath the Mohun Bagan bars all over the game. Thereafter both the teams had a few positive chances but failed to alter the score line. The match ended with a score line 4-3 in favor of Mohun Bagan, much to the joy of Mohun Bagan crowd who had come in thousands with all sorts of banners, plackards, festoons etc.

East Bengal : Abhra Mondol, Gurprit Singh, Abdul Samed (Anupam Sarkar 38'), Madhab Das (Chandan Das 46'), Soumik Dey, Jayanta Sen, Alvito D Counha, Edmilson, Amulya Mondol (Dipendu Biswas 14')

Mohun Bagan : Silton Paul, Habibur Rahaman, Peter Odafe, Peter Siddiqui, Rouf Khan, Lalkamal Bhowmick (Suman Dutta 70'), James Singh, Venkatesh, Dharamjeet Singh, Lalmpuia, Barreto,