Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in Spanish jail

Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in jail

06.07.2016 : Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in jail and fined 2million Euro for tax fraud case by a Spanish court but is not expected to go to prison under Spanish law. The sentence, which can be appealed in Spain’s supreme court. The long-running case relates to a scheme to avoid paying Poune 3.4m of tax on Messi's image rights. Messi's father was given the same jail sentence and a fine of 1.5 million euros. Another Argentine star and Barcelona defender Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison also.

As per Spanish Leo Messi had argued that he wasn’t aware of the tax arrangements set in place by his father and other advisors, but the state attorney, Mario Maza, compared the player to a mafia boss, who has deniability on the illegal goings-on in his name, El Periodico notes.

The 29-year-old, among the world’s highest-earning athletes, was accused of creating a string of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid taxation on EURO 4.16m (£3.2 MILLION) of image rights earnings between 2007 and 2009.

Under Spanish law any sentence under two years can be suspended meaning the Barcelona and Argentina footballer is expected to avoid serving time in prison.


East Bengal's Team for 2016-17 season

East Bengal practice starts at Howrah Stadium for 2016-17 season

06.07.2016 : East Bengal starts their Practice under coach Morgan at Howrah Stadium. Before practice All recruited players went for 2 days medical Check up/blood test/ECG under Asst Coach and GK coach. From sunday East Bengal will start practice at Kalyani Stadium before participating in the CFL PREMIER-A League 2016. The defending CFL Champions East Bengal's Foreigner Calum Agnus and Du Dong will Join later with the team.

GOAL KEEPER : Avilash Paul, Dibyendu Sarkar, Luis Xavier Barreto.

DEFENDERS : Arnab Mondal, Babu Mondal, Calum Angus (FOREIGNER), Gurwinder Singh, Kausik Sarkar, Deepak Kumar, Narayan Das, Robert Lalthalmuana, Rahul Bheke, Samad Ali Mallick.

East Bengal's Team for 2016-17 season

MIDFIELDERS : Abinash Ruidas, Bikash Jairu, Cavin Lobo, Lalrindika Ralte, Mehtab Hossein, Nikhil Poojery, Prohlad Roy

FORWARDS : Jiten Murmu, Mohammed Rafique, Do Dong Hyun (FOREIGNER)

Head Coach : Trevor James Morgan

Asst Coach : Richard Dryden

Goal Keeper Coach : Abhijit Mondal




06.07.2016 : KOLKATA GIANT Mohun Bagan starts their 2016-17 season practice under coach shankarlal Chakrabarty in their home ground from today.

Mohun Bagan PROBABLE TEAM for 2016-17 season ( Unofficial)

GOAL KEEPERS - Debjit Ghosh, Arnab Das sharma, Monotosh Ghosh

DEFENDER - Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Bikramjit Singh ( From MSC), Avinabo Bag, Amandeep Singh, Shouvik Ghosh, Raju Gaikawad, Sanjoy Balumuchu, Sharthak Golui, Tanmoy Ghosh, Ashim Dey

MIDFIELDERS - Pankaj Moula (CFL Captain), Katsumi Yusa, Pronoy Haldar, Kean Lewis, Babin Biswas, Robinson Singh, Adarsh Tamang, Pratik Chowdhury, Dhananjay Yadav.

FORWARDS - Balwant Singh, Ajay singh, Azaharuddin Mollick, Darrel Duffy




05.07.2016 :In an attempt to bolster the successful launch of the National Women’s League, which is slated to kick-off later this year, the All India Football Federation conducted a Women’s League Workshop at the AIFF Headquarters in the Capital today (July 05, 2016).

The Workshop was aimed to strengthen the Indian Senior Women’s National Team by developing a sustainable and competitive environment for Women’s Club Football. The workshop for the proposed National Women’s League was attended by participants of various Hero Indian Super League Clubs (Delhi Dynamos, Chennaiyin FC, Kerala Blasters, FC Pune City, Atletico de Kolkata) and Hero I-League Clubs (Bengaluru FC, Aizawl FC, Mumbai FC).

Speaking on the occasion, AIFF’s General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das said, “We believe that India has a lot of potential when it comes to Women’s Football and we want to capitalize on that”. “We have the potential to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup and then go on to play the FIFA World Cup in 2019”. “Keeping in mind the planned development of Women’s Football we will launch the Women’s League in October 2016 and this Workshop aims to get a consensus for successful launch of the League”, Mr. Das added.

Explaining the calendar planned for the development of Women’s Football and the National Team, Mr. Das said, “The AFC U-19 Championship will be in October and we will have a National Camp before that”. “Next, we intend to hold the National Championship in November and December, while the final phase of the National Women’s League will be held in January/ February 2017 building up to the Qualifiers in April 2017”

“The Women’s League will also give us an opportunity to identify talent for the Senior Women’s National Team in our quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup”, the AIFF General Secretary stated. The Workshop also informed the attending Clubs of the AIFF’s National Women’s League Club Licensing criteria, the structure of the proposed National Women’s League and the roadmap for the qualification of the Senior Women’s Team for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018.

“The Workshop aimed to brief the participants in how we would like to launch the National Women’s League, whilst encouraging their feedback as to how they can make the League better”, AIFF’s Technical Director Scott O’Donell told. He also told “We have done a lot of FIFA Live Your Goals programmes and we have seen the interest in the masses. We want to take this interest even further by launching the Women’s League”


Air India with the Champions Trophy at the Inter Corporate Rooftop Futsal tournament

Air India with the Champions Trophy  at the Inter Corporate Rooftop Futsal tournament

04.07.2016 : Air India won the Champion title at the Inter Corporate Rooftop Futsal tournament. Overall twelve teams from the corporate sector participated in the tourney where Air India beat Capgemini by 5-1 to win the title. Tournament played at New Town, Athghara, Rajarhat, Kolkata. A total cash prize was Rs 20000/- with trophy and medals.

Also, H. Napoleon Singh was honoured with the highest scorer award for scoring ten goals and Chandan Ghosh received the best goal keeper award. The team was highly applauded for the finest skills exhibited by its players.

The tournament was on 2nd and 3rd of July, 2016 organised by "Sportszinger", a sports event management company.