INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - JULY : 2014

I-League Champions Pen Historic Deal With Sportswear Giant For 2014-15 Season

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Bangaluru FC OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE : PUMA has officially announced their association with the fastest growing team in the I-League, Bengaluru FC. PUMA will mark its foray into Indian football as the official kit sponsor for Bengaluru FC for the 2014/2015 I-League season. Always looking at inculcating fitness at the grass root level, PUMA will be supplying the club with match and training playing kits for not only the senior squad but for the club's junior squad as well.

The playing kits will feature PUMA's Dry Cell technology that incorporates highly functional materials to keep the players dry by superior moisture management which draw sweat away from skin, enabling quicker evaporation; contrast piping on the sides and ergonomic design for function as well as comfort.

Talking about the association, Parth Jindal, CEO Bengaluru FC opined - "Bengaluru FC is very proud of this association. In many ways, BFC and PUMA have a lot in common - young, dynamic and growing brands. We look forward to providing our fan and players with the best the footballing world has to offer and through this alliance with Puma, we believe we are doing just that."

PUMA India MD, Rajiv Mehta said, "We are very excited to announce our first ever association with a football club in India and are even more excited to be associated with a club like Bengaluru FC. BFC is one of India's best managed clubs and we look forward to growing bigger and better with them. With this association we hope to make waves in the Indian football world together"

Cementing its commitment to football, PUMA recently associated with international football club Arsenal and super star Mario Balotelli. With the new association with BFC, PUMA is firmly cementing itself as a serious player in the football world.

The BFC home and away replica jerseys will be available for fans to purchase at select PUMA stores in Bangalore from October, 2014

3 opponents team of India U 23 Czech Senco Doubravka, FK Most and TJ Domazlice

 India u23 teams friendly against 3 czech teams

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SK Senco Doubravka : It is a football club located in Pilsen, Czech Republic founded in the year 1921. The club plays in the Czech Fourth Division as of the 2012-13 season. The club was relegated from Divize A in the Czech Fourth Division at the end of the 2010-11 season, but won promotion back to the same division the following season.Their home ground venue is Sportovni areal v Chrastecke ulice. On 19th june 2013 the team lost 0-8 to Victoria Plazen in a friendly match.

FK Most - Full name Sportovni klub Most. It is a Czech football club based in the city of Most, approximately 75 kilometres north-west of Prague. The club played Gambrinus liga in the 2005-06. The club's home stadium is Fotbalovy stadion Josefa Masopusta, which was built in 1961. The team is playing Czech Football League 2nd Tire and stood 12th position in 2013-14 season. The team currently known as FK Banik Most 1909. Fk Most won the Divn 2 in the year 2004-05 and From 2005-06 to 2007-2008 the team played 1st Division but step down to 2nd Divn League on 2008-09 as ranked 16th in 2007-08 season in 1st Divn League.

TJ Jiskra Domazlice - It is a Czech football club located in Domazlice founded in the year 1908. I'ss a Czech football club from the western Bohemian city Domaalice. It currently plays in the Bohemian Football League. The team have theor own Stadium Stadion Strelnice with a capasity of 3500. The team won Divize A, part of the Czech Fourth Division in the 2010-11 season. In the season 2006/2007 Sparks team won the regional championship table PK, and after 35 years again advanced to the division, the fourth highest republican competition. After three years of performing in the division managed to spark another procedure, when this year's competition in 2010/2011 won and advanced to the third highest in the republic competition - Czech Football League.

In 2012-13 the team stood 4th place in Czech Football League 3rd Div. On 21st June 2014 the team lost to Victoria Plazen by 1-8 margin in a friendly match.

AIFF has arranged for two exposure Tours to Czech Republic and China for India U23 Team

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AIFF official Press Release : India's participation in the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games, All India Football Federation has arranged for two exposure Tours to Czech Republic and China respectively for the Indian Men's U-23 Team. The squad of 30 is presently training in Bangalore under National Coach Wim Koevermans in the Camp which kicked-off on July 1.

A 25-member squad will be leaving for a Tour to Czech Republic on July 21 and returning back on August 8. The Indian squad will play three matches during the period against three different Clubs - Senco Doubravka, FK Most and TJ Domazlice. The Team will be based in Pilsen. Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation felt the Tours will help the Team prepare better for the Games.

"All India Football Federation believes in providing the best of facilities to all Teams and hence, we have organised for back-to-back Exposure Tours for the India's Asian Games squad for them to prepare in the best possible fashion," he told www.the-aiff.com. National Coach Wim Koevermans stated it was important the boys "adapt playing against different styles. The boys need to play against different styles, learn about strong opposition and build on from there," he maintained.

Besides the exposure Tour to Czech Republic, the squad will also be travelling to China for another exposure Tour from August 25-September 8 form where the squad will be leaving directly for Korea. The Indian squad will be playing two matches in China, against Shanghai FC and JiangSu.

Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh and Francis Fernandes are the three Senior Players who have been named in the squad. The rest of the squad comprise of U-23 Players.

The 30-member squad presently training in the Camp in Bangalore is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS : Amrinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Ravi Kumar, Kamaljit Singh.

DEFENDERS : Pritam Kotal, Keenan Almeida, Deepak Devrani, Joyner Lourenco, Shankar Sampingiraj, Sandesh Jhingan, Sanjay Balmuchu, Salam Singh, Narayan Das, Shouvik Ghosh.

MIDFIELDERS : Pronoy Halder, Rowlin Borges, Clifton Dias, Alwyn George, Siam Hangal, Lalrindika Ralte, Dhanpal Ganesh, Milan Singh.

FORWRADS : Francis Fernandes (Senior Player), Romeo Fernandez, Seiminlen Doungel, Sunil Chhetri (Senior Player), Robin Singh (Senior Player), Haokip Thongkoshim, Alesh Sawant, Mandar Rao Desai.

Bangalore: A Special Stamp Released by "KSFA"

 football stap in Bangalore

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A Special Stamp Released on "KSFA" with Special Cover with Bangalore Football Stadium Picture in celebration of 2014 FIFA World Cup by. M.S. Ramanujan.Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle along with Sri.A.R.Khaleel-President KSFA. In the History of Karnatka State Football Association a India Post released in view of FIFA World Cup 2014 to cherish the "Beautiful Game".

It's a most memorable day for the KSFA - BDFA for the "Game of Football" and a large number of football fan and the Philatelists attended the function alongwith Sri.E.KrishnaNarayana.Gen Secy KSFA along with Office bearer and BDFA Office bearer, Members, G.B.Members.

A.R.Khaleel, President of KSFA and AIFF Vice President told that the Bangalore Football Stadium demolition work starts very shortly. Sri.M.S.Ramanujan, CPMG Karnataka Circle informed that the Postal Dept will starts sports quota Recruitment and in near future Postal Department Football Team will gain again Super Div berth.