INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - JULY : 2014

ASIAN GAMES WOMEN FOOTBALL : Head Coach Tarun Roy has named a list of 35 Probables for the Camp in Mumbai.

 Indian women Sr Team coach Tarun Roy www.kolkatafootball.com

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AIFF OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE : The Preparatory Camp for the Indian Women's Team for the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games will kick-off in Mumbai from July 11 to August 25, 2014. The Camp would be followed by an International Exposure Tour to China from August 25 to September 10 from where the squad would be advancing to Incheon for the Asian Games.

Head Coach Tarun Roy has named a list of 35 Probables for the Camp in Mumbai. The list, however, would later be cut down to chopped to 18 for the Asian Games. This is the first time that an Indian Women's Team will be participating in Asian Games. Roy who was an AIFF scout in the Senior Women's National Championships held in Assam highlighted about the "quality" within the squad.

"I was very much impressed with the overall quality of the Players. During the course of the Preparatory Camp, I will be paying emphasis on improving the fitness levels of the squad," he told www.the-aiff.com. "We need to fine-tune some aspects and can never afford to shift away from AIFF's philosophy. My aim is to bring down the AFC Ranking of the Indian Women's Team to single digit," he further stated. At present, the Indian Women are ranked 11 at the AFC level.

The list of 35 Probables is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS : Okram Roshni Devi (Manipur), Aditi Chauhan (Delhi), Tikina Samal (Orissa), Pushpa Tirkey (Jharkhand).

DEFENDERS : Romi Devi, Radharani Devi, Umapati Devi (all from Manipur), Ashalata Devi (Delhi), Suprava Samal (Railways), Tuli Goon (West Bengal), Lako Bhutia (Sikkim), Nirmala (Haryana), Sumitra Marandi (Jharkhand),

MIDFIELDERS : Kamala Devi (Railways), Premi Devi, Bembem Devi, Mandakini Devi (all from Manipur), Supriya Routray, Manisa Panna, Montesori Chanu (all from Railways), Ammolya Kamal (Karnataka), Swati Rawat (Delhi), Neha Kumari (Bihar), Dorothi Oriya (Assam), Margaret Castanha (Goa), Manpreet Kaur (Railways), Indumathi Kathiresan (Pondicherry).

FORWARDS : Parmeshwori Devi, Rinaroy Devi, Dangmei Grace, Bala Devi (all from Manipur), Jyoti Burrett (Delhi), Pinky Magar, Sasmita Malik (both from Ralways), Jabamani Soren (Orissa).

STANDBYES : Durva Vahia (Goalkeeper - from Maharashtra), Paromita Sit (Midfielder - from Karnataka), Kavita Devi (Froward - from Haryana), Gita Das (Forward - from West Bengal), Nandhini Munusamy (Forward - from Tamil Nadu).

RED FM KOLKATA dreams of taking football from "BARUIPUR TO BRAZIL"

 durbar- Baruipur to Brazil www.kolkatafootball.com

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93.5 RED FM, India's largest radio network, has come forward with an initiative to help a team of young footballers in Baruipur, supported by NGO Durbar, having fought their way out of red light areas, have shown amazing talent and passion, making it to Manchester United training camp and World Cup for the homeless. Yet because they struggle with basic survival needs, 93.5 RED FM launched a campaign called 'BARUIPUR TO BRAZIL' to raise money for these talented young footballers.

Speaking on this initiative, Nisha Narayanan, COO, Red FM said 'RED FM has always taken up initiatives which give back to the society, 'Baruipur to Brazil' being one of them. Kolkata loves football and Red FM listeners have come forward in large numbers to donate for this noble cause.'

The grand finale of Baruipur to Brazil is scheduled on 5th July, Saturday, 4pm at Vivekananda Park, Kolkata, where an exhibition match will be played in presence of top East Bengal authorities and players like Alvito, Abhijit Mondal and Tollywood celebs like Parambrata, Kanchan, Indrashish and Gargi, singer Saptak.

Chuni Goswami, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mehtab Hussain and several Bollywood celebs have also voiced their support and need for such an initiative. This will also be the perfect opportunity for the donors to meet the young heroes.