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INDIAN FOOTBALL NEWS 2019 (JANUARY)
21.01.2019 : INDIA
HONG KONG (FT.)
: GRACE, ANJU, SANJU, SUMITHRA, RATNABALA
: Cheung Wai Ki, Chung Pui Ki
: Aditi Chauhan; Sweety Devi, Ashalata Devi, Dalima Chhibber, Jabamani Tudu; Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Indumathi Kathiresan; Ratanbala Devi, Dangmei Grace, Anju Tamang
AIFF PRESS RELEASE
: The Indian women’s team got their tour of Hong Kong off to a great start with a 5-2 win over the hosts on Monday, January 21. Dangmei Grace was the star of the show for India as she netted twice to give the away side the early lead while Sanju, Sumithra and Ratanbala chipped in with one goal each to make it a memorable win for India.
The Indian eves started off on the front foot, when Indumathi played Grace through on goal before the latter slotted it into the net to earn the early lead. While Cheung Wai Ki equalised for Hong Kong on the 17th minute, it took Grace just five minutes to restore India’s advantage after she combined well with Anju Tamang.On the stroke of half time, India defender Dalima Chhibber sent in a cross that was masterfully nodded past the goalline by Sanju, to make the score 3-1 in India’s favour.
Hong Kong came out all guns blazing in the second half and eventually managed to reduce the deficit in the 70th minute as Chung Pui Ki scored from a corner. However, India still had the lead and managed to double it once again on the 82nd minute when Sumithra latched on to a pass from second-half substitute Pyari Xaxa, to make it 4-2. The icing on the cake was finally provided by Ratanbala, who combined with Sanju to score the fifth Indian goal.
The Indian eves are set to play their next game against the same opponents on Wednesday, January 23 with kick-off slated for 6 PM IST.
INDIAN WOMEN'S TEAM TO PLAY FRIENDLIES AGAINST HONG KONG AND INDONESIA
AIFF PRESS RELEASE 15.04.2019
: In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, the Indian Senior Women’s National Team will be playing two matches each against the senior national teams of Hong Kong and Indonesia.
The 25-member squad will leave Indian shores on January 19, 2019, to travel to Hong Kong to play back-to-back friendlies on January 21st and 23rd and thereafter will travel to Indonesia to play matches on January 27th and January 30th.
“In our quest to qualify from the Round 2, we have to play against tough teams and both Hong Kong and Indonesia will provide us with challenges of their own and help in our development,” said Head Coach Maymol Rocky. “The Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 will be a test and a challenge for all of us and we are preparing to script history and make the nation proud.”
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 are slated from April 1-9, 2019 with the draw for the same yet to take place.
The 25 players selected are as follows:
: Aditi Chauhan, M. Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayansamy, Shreya Hooda
: Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Dalima Chhibber, Lako Phuti, Michel Castanha, Poly Koley
: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Sumithra Kamaraj, Ranjana Chanu, Indumathi Kathiresan, Ranjita Devi, Manisha
: Roja Devi, Anju Tamang, Ratanbala Devi, Pyari Xaxa, Dangmei Grace, Sandhiya R., Mamta
January 21: vs Hong Kong
January 23: vs Hong Kong
January 27: vs Indonesia
January 30: vs Indonesia
HAL, ITI legends to face-off at BFS
BFC PRESS RELEASE 15.04.2019
: Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC, on Tuesday, announced that it would be organising an exhibition game between erstwhile football powerhouses, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC (HAL) and Indian Telephone Industries FC (ITI) at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Saturday, January 19 at 4 pm.
Speaking on the decision to organise the game, club COO, Mustafa Ghouse said, “HAL and ITI are institutions, not only in Karnataka but on the Indian football map and this game is our way of honouring their contribution to the sport. We’re proud that Bengaluru FC belongs to a city that has a rich football history and a lot of it is down to these two teams.”
Notable players who will be taking part in the showpiece event include RC Prakash, Balaji Narasimhan, M Babu, Sunil (ADE), Muralidharan and Ilyas Pasha for ITI, while HAL will have the likes of Xavier Vijayakumar, Sunil, Satish Kumar and Gangadharan in their ranks.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the game, which will be available on matchday at the Bangalore Football Stadium, will go to the HAL and ITI teams, and will be priced between Rs. 30 and Rs. 100.
HAL---: Basheer, Jeevanandan, Willian Crasta, Satish Kumar, Sunil, U Babu, Rajendra, Raju Sr., Paul, Somu, Gangadaran, Lawrence Sr., Lawrence Jr., Xavier Vijayakumar, Arvind, Yoganathan, Jacob, Vinod.
RD Babu (Coach), Ravindranathan (Manager).
ITI---: Sundareshan, Mohan Kumar, Shakaf, Subramaniam, Aslam Khan, P. Kumar, Thomas, Rahmathulla, Rajashekar, Emanuel, Fairoz, John Kenneth Raj, Karun Raj, Vigalmani, Raja, Nazeer Ahmed, Ambrose, RC Prakash, Lionel, Vishnu, Muthukrishna, Ashwath Murthy, Rozario Estebiero, Ronnie Estebiero, Padmanabhan, Sendhil, Avijit Chaterjee, Francis, Verghese, Venkatesh R., Manohar, Harry Frank, Kumar, Harry Philips, Dinakaran, Antic, Tamilmuthu, Charles.
Sri. Kantharaj (Coach), M Babu (Manager).
AIFF THANKS CONSTANTINE FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION
AIFF PRESS RELEASE 15.04.2019
: All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel thanked Stephen Constantine for his contribution to Indian Football. Constantine who had taken over as the Head Coach of the Senior Men’s Indian National Team in February 2015, announced his decision step down after India bowed out of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2015 on Monday (January 14, 2018).
Constantine’s contract with AIFF ran till January 31. In his statement, Mr. Patel said: “It’s been a wonderful journey. We have travelled a long distance together, and the world has seen it all. I would like to wish Stephen all the very best for the future, and thank him for all his efforts and contribution towards Indian Football.”
AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das in his statement said: “We respect and accept his decision. I would like to thank Stephen for guiding us through a very critical phase in Indian Football. Under his guidance we witnessed some of the most successful days in Indian football in recent times. It’s time for Indian Football to enter a new phase. I wish Stephen all the best in his future endeavours,” Mr. Das stated.
In the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, India who were clubbed with hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain in Group A, finished on 4 points. After a splendid start in the tournament where the Blue Tigers beat Thailand 4-1, they went down to UAE 0-2 and 0-1 to Bahrain in the next two games, thus bowing out.
Hero I-League matches to be broadcast on Hotstar and Jio TV
AIFF PRESS RELEASE 03.04.2019
: Football fans in India can now tune into Hotstar and Jio TV to watch the fixtures of the Hero I-League which will not be televised. The online broadcast on Hotstar and Jio TV will be underway from tomorrow onwards (January 04, 2019) when Neroca FC face Shillong Lajong in a 2 pm kick-off in Imphal.
“We did not want the fans to miss out on the Hero I-League action. Having worked this out with our commercial partners Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), we have come to the conclusion that the matches which will not be broadcast, will be available online,” AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said. “These matches will be shown with commentary, highlights and replays.”
Hero I-League CEO Sunando Dhar added, “The commitment was to show all the matches, and we are happy that they will be live streamed so that football fans can now follow their favourite teams.”
The non-televised matches from Saturday, January 5 onwards, can be viewed on Hotstar or Jio TV, starting with the match between Aizawl FC and Indian Arrows, which kicks off at 2 pm on the same day.
ILEAGUE 2ND DIVISION: MOHAMMEDAN SC AND RAINBOW SC OF KOLKATA SIGNED PLAYERS
02.01.2010: Kolkata based teams Mohammedan SC and Rainbow AC to start in upcoming 2nd DIVN I-League 2019. Both the teams recruited some new footballers in their squad. See below
: BABUN DAS ( PATHACHAKRA), SK. RINTU ( FCI), INZAMAN-UL- HAQUE ( PEERLESS), MD. SAMIRUL ALI ( RAILWAY FC), ROBIN MODI( SOUTHERN SAMITY), TANMOY MITRA( COAL INDIA).
: E. LYNDOH(MSC JR.), KHUSANT CHOWHAN(GOKULAM FC), BALWINDER SING( PATHACHAKRA), STEFENSAN PALE( ATK), JOY EMRONG(REAL KASHMIR), PANKAJ MOULA( PEERLESS), ASHIM DEY( GEORGE TE), LALTU MONDOL( GEORGE TELE), AMARENDU CHAKRABORTY( SOUTHERN SAMITY), NIRMAL MUNDA ( UNITED SC), ASIF ALI MOLLAH.
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