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India draw in their last Group D encounter of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (Qualifiers) ..

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MOhun Bagan AC Press Release India Women 1-1 Palestine Women
IND : (Sasmita Malik 35th)
PAL : (Caro 47th)

INDIA : Roshni Devi, Tuli Goon, Ashalata Devi, Radharani Devi, Suprava Samal, Sasmita Malik, Premi Devi, Oinam Bembem Devi, Prameshwori Devi, Kamala Devi, Pinky Magar.

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Hosts Palestine rode striker Caro's 47th minute spot kick to successfully hold dominant India to a 1-1 draw in their last Group D encounter of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (Qualifiers) here at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium in West Bank on Saturday (May 25, 2013). For India, Sasmita Malik scored her second consecutive goal of the Tournament in the 35th minute. Courtesy the result, both the outfits finish their respective campigns with a point each. While India are third, Palestine stay rock bottom.

India got their first real chance in the 19th minute when striker Pinky Magar's right-footer from close was palmed away by rival custodian. The 51st Ranked Team could not make early inroads due to the number of legs - virtually the entire team - inside the danger area. But once they did, they stretched the Palestinian defence with the hosts' ultra-defensive approach going for a toss.

Kamala Devi's effort in the 17th minute, after being set up by Sasmita Malik, went inches wide. Pinky Devi's header tested the goalkeeper. Former India Captain Oinam Bembem Devi kept the hosts' rearguard on tenterhooks with her defence splitting through balls. The twice SAFF Champions were rewarded for their relentless attacks in the 35th minute.

Sasmita - goalscorer of the last match against Chinese Taipei - expertly cut past her marker to unleash a thunderous right-footer that crashed into the top right corner. It was 1-0 in favour of India at halftime. Palestine equalised from nowhere minutes after the change of ends. Captain Tuli Goon tripped forward Natali inside the 18-yard box to give away a rare penalty. Caro converted from the spot.

That goal was the first and last time the 91st Ranked Nation troubled India goalkeeper Roshni Devi as the visitors kept on the pressure. Bembem drilled her effort in the 57th minute agonizingly wide while Prameshwori Devi's shot ten minutes later hit the woodwork. Earlier, the Manipur winger also saw his chip being tipped over by Palestine goalkeeper Nadin. Stopper back Ashalata Devis free kick from 30 yards kissed the horizontal on its way out in the 80th minute.

The action hardly shifted from the Palestine half as India pushed hard for the winner. Their counterparts seemed to settle for a point. They had only goalscorer Caro outside their own half. India Coach Anadi Barua introduced strikers Bala Devi and Rinaroy Devi in the 56th and 81st minute respectively to add teeth up front. But the hosts were determined to not return empty handed in front of their home crowd. They somehow clung on to the 1-1 scoreline.

Debasish Dutta resign from his post of Mohun Bagan AC..

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MOhun Bagan AC Press Release

EPL touch in indian Football in next I-League?

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The 2012-13 EPL Table shows the three relegated teams Wigan Athletics, Reading and Queens Park Rangers. Now a rumor is in the air theat the last two clubs Reading and QPR's eye now in I-League.

As AIFF has has extended the deadline of submitting the bid upto 27th May for the entry of new professional team for next 2013-14 I-league, there are some big house shown interest to launch football team India.

JSW or Jindal Steel Works, headed by former I-league chairman Sajjan Jindal which is based in Bangalore, Mumbai Tigers from Mumbai and the consortium from Kerala will have their base in Kochi. Mumbai Tiger, former name Dodsal FC owned by dubaibased Dodsal group which played this year's I-League under coaching of former Air India coach Bimal ghosh.

Jindal Steel Works also start their functioning to make a strong football team and talking with several top players and coaches of India. Now the latest two is from Chennai and Kochi which have two EPL team Reading and QPR touch with the team. The consortium from Kerala runs another second division I-League club Eagles FC, which is based in Kochi. Eagles FC is not a new club in india as it was formed in the year 1956 where their famous members are Keral's political figures like A.K. Antony, Vayalar Ravi and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The club has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with English club Reading FC.

Fernandes was born in Kuala Lumpur to an Indian father (a physician, originally from Goa) and Portuguese-Eurasian mother,Fernandes is a fan of English club West Ham United. Fernandes has been involved in talks concerning a takeover at West Ham United

The another one which based from Channai may be named Chennai Rangers FC which have a touch with EPL team Queens Park Rangers. Actually the club supported by famous Malayasian Air Line AIR ASIA. AirAsia is an active supporter of sports, and constantly dedicated itself in sports sponsorship and development which owner is Tony fernandez who is also President of Queens Park Rangers. Air Asia also sponsor of QPR'S new Pound 150 million football Stadium which is called the Air Asia stadium.

AFC WOMEN ASIA CUP Qualifiers : Inida lost 1-2 to Chinese Taipei

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23.05.2013: INDIA   1-2   CHINESE TAIPEI (PALESTINE- FT..)
CTP : (Yu Hsiu Chin - 43rd, 81st )
IND : (Sasmita Malik - 53rd )

IND : Roshni Devi, Tuli, Ashalata Devi, Radharani Devi, Romi Devi, Suprava, Sasmita, Premi Devi, Bembem Devi, Prameshwori Devi, Kamala Devi.

AIFF REPORT PRESS RELEASE : Sometimes the scoreline doesn't tell the true story. And it did not on Thursday as Chinese Taipei scraped past India 2-1 to notch up their second consecutive win in a group D encounter here at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium in West Bank on Thursday (May 23, 2013).

Yu Hsiu Chin and Lai Li Chin scored on either side of the half to cancel out Sasmita Malik-s world class free kick in the 53rd minute. Courtesy the result, Taipei move to six points from two matches while India, in spite of spirited displays, remain without a point.

While the twice SAFF Champions won the tactical battle in the first half, they were by far the better side in the second period. Head Coach Anadi Barua's ploy of playing deep and attacking on the counter seemed to be paid off as Taipei who scored six against Palestine in their opening game - were bottled up in the final third by India's defence for most part of the first essay.

The second half belonged to India and Sasmita Malik whose world class free kick in the 53rd minute left the motley crowd on a pleasant evening in Palestine awe-struck.

India started the better team in the opening exchanges. Taipei were allowed virtually no space in the final third. Sweeper back Ashalata Devi's alacrity came to the fore time and again. Her crucial block in the 8th minute kept Hsiu Chin's powerful right-footer at bay.

In the 24th minute, Hsiu Chin was in the in thick of things again, this time failing to beat the offside trap excellently laid for her by India.

The 51st Ranked Team had a few half-chances to draw first blood as well on the counter. Former India Captain Oinam Bembem Devi's free kick was fisted away, and Kamala Devi shot inches wide as the match neared its half an hour mark.

But out of the blue striker Yu Hsiu Chin bundled Lai Li Chin's floater over the line moments before the half time whistle to give Taipei the lead.

Switching to 4-4-2 formation from the initial 5-4-1, India started the second half on a bright note. Bembem Devi's low drive from just outside the box kissed the crossbar on its way out. Stopper back Ashem Romi Devi - playing her first match of the AFC Cup - made way for striker Pinky Bompal Magar.

India were breaching their rival defence more often, and in the 53rd minute of the match they got their reward. It was a piece of brilliance from winger Sasmita Malik who earned and converted her free kick to perfection from the right side of the penalty area into the far left corner of Cheng Ssu Yu's goal. The 30-yard curler was a class apart.

Li Chin's goal nine minutes from time broke many neutral hearts who all the while were enjoying the ball possession and swift flank play displayed by India.

In the other match of the day, Myanmar blanked Palestine 9-0. Striker Yee Yee Oo found the back of the net seven times with six of them coming in the second half when Myanmar ran riot against a hapless Palestine outfit. Khin Moe Wai - scorer in the last match as well - notched up a brace. Courtesy the win, Myanmar go to six points from two matches while the hosts are still to open their account.