INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MAY : 2014

SUNIL CHHETRI- OFFICIAL BRAND AMBASSADOR OF ERIC BENNY SPORTS MANAGEMENT

SUNIL CHHETRI- OFFICIAL BRAND AMBASSADOR OF ERIC BENNY SPORTS MANAGEMENT

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Keeping youth football as the primary focus, Sunil Chhetri today announced that he would be representing Eric Benny Sports Management and all Eric Benny's initiatives across the country.

In a press conference held at the Football House, the AIFF witnessed Sunil Chhetri and Eric Benny making their collaboration public, a partnership that will help Indianfootball at the grass-roots level reach the next stage. Sunil Chhetri, Captain of the National Football Team, shared his thoughts and feelings on why the development of youth football in India is important, and how Eric Benny is one of the few people in this country who shares a similar focus with him.

Chhetri discussed that although he has seen and heard of a lot of academies and collaborations, he was really impressed by FC Metz, a French Ligue 1 club with whom Eric has partnered to help improve the quality of football, with education a priority. Chhetri said, "Everyone wants to do well, but no one knows how.

This collaboration with Eric Benny Sports Management is a small step towards a greater cause." He then emphasised on providing education, the right values and discipline to the players, as he believes that only then will a player go on and become a better human being. "Over the years I have seen many players vanishing because they did not have the discipline and the right values."

Mr Kushal Das, General Secretary of the AIFF, was also a part of the panel, andhe acknowledged and appreciated the work and effort put in by Eric Benny. "More people like Eric is what India needs and I'm glad that there are people such as Chhetri and Eric who are doing such great things." Mr Das also mentioned that the next big focus for the AIFF is investing in football at the grass-roots level.

Eric Benny, Chief Executive - Eric Benny Sports Management, spoke about his time spent in Europe to search for the right club to partner with, a club that looks at a collaboration beyond money and profit, and actually wants to invest time in India. He said, "It took me a while to find the club, but I did it, and FC Metz was on the same wavelength as me. They do not differentiate between French and Indian players and that is extremely important, as is keeping education as a priority."

Eric also took time to announce Metrifit as an official partner. He said, "It is important to link technology and sport, and Metrifit will help us to achieve our goals in terms of preventing injuries, looking after lifestyle, and other aspects important to a player."

Rudoph Monnet, Counsellor of Sports and General Affairs - French Embassy in India, was a part of the panel, and he assured the support of the French Embassy in all ventures in the future. "We at the Embassy believe in Eric's work and have also seen why his work makes him stand out. This Indo-French relationship in the field of sports will not only enable to leverage more youth in the right direction but also educate and nurture, as we and Eric believe."

Faryd Mondragon - The Columbian Keeper may break Milla's oldest World Cupper rocord

  Faryd Mondragon - The Columbian Keeper may break Milla's oldest World Cupper rocord

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Van der Sar, Oliver Kahn, Buffon, roger Milla. all of them played FIFA world Cup in age of 40+, now the World Football fans will see an another player Faryd Mondragon, the Goalkeeper of FIFA World Cup 2014 team Columbia ( Group "C" with Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan) from 13th June at Brazil.

On June 21 he will turn 43 and will be the oldest player of this edition of World Cup who played 7 countries and 6 World Cup qualifying campaigns. In 2014 Colombia coach Jose Pekerman named him in the national squad who currently plays for Deportivo Cali in the Colombian First Division.

If he will be in the 1st eleven of Colimbia squad in Group 'C" group League match then we will break the record of Roger Milla, the Cameroon legend, who took part in the 1994 World Cup in the United States at the age of 42 years and 39 days. He will also break the 12-year record for the gap between two World Cups contested, held by Alfred Bickel of Switzerland who played at the 1938 and 1950 World Cups as Faryd Mondragon was in the squad for the 1994 tournament, but made his name at the 1998 World Cup in France for Columbia. He was first called of the 1994 USA World Cup at the age of 23 under Oscar Cordoba,

Mondragon was a member of the Colombian teams that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. During the 1998 World Cup, he started in goal for all three of their games, including the final match against England. Despite conceding two goals, he made some impressive saves and in doing so kept the score down to 2-0. At the end of the game he broke down in tears and David Seaman.

Malcolm Glazer, the owner of the EPL side Manchester United, died at 86

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Malcolm Glazer, the owner of the EPL side Manchester United since 2005, died Wednesday morning. He was 86. Valued by Forbes at $3.165 billion as of 2013, Manchester United is ranked as the second-most valuable sports franchise in the world behind Real Madrid ($3.3 billion). In May 2005, Mr. Glazer gained control of Manchester United - valued at $1.47 billion - by buying 75 percent of the stock

Manchester United returned to their status as a world power under Glazer. The Premier League side has won five league titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and the 2008 Champions League. The club also reached the Champions League final in 2009 and 2011 and won English League Cups in 2006, 2009 and 2010..The club's Dutch striker Robin van Persie, 30, tweeted today: "My condolences go out to the Glazer family and friends."

In addition to his wife and his sons Joel, Bryan and Edward, Mr. Glazer's survivors include two other sons, Avram and Kevin, and a daughter, Darcie. The family currently plan to operate the team together. Joel and Avram, took over the day-to-day running of the club after their father suffered a stroke in April 2006.