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2nd Divn I-League to kick off in November.

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : As per the All India Football Federation Emergency Committee decisions taken on May 27, 2013 Clubs interested to participate in the 2nd Division League for 2013-14 season need to submit their Applications through their respective State Associations latest by July 15, 2013.

There have been significant changes made in I-League's second-tier Competition and all participating clubs would be required to fulfill the AFC Club Licensing Criteria. The 2nd Division League will kick-off in November 2013.

Wim Koevermans has named his list of 30 Probables of INDIA TEAM

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : National Coach Wim Koevermans has named his list of 30 Probables for India's International Friendly against Tajikistan. India are slated to play Tajikistan in Khujand on August 14, 2013.

Tajikistan are presently ranked 106 in the FIFA Rankings in comparison to India ranked 146 as per the latest (July 2013) Rankings.

The Final list of the squad will be announced later prior to the Team's departure to Khujand.

The list of Probables is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roychowdhury.

Defenders: Denzil Franco, Nirmal Chettri, Arnab Mondal, Gouramangi Singh, Raju Gaikwad, Sandesh Jhingan, Gurjinder Kumar.

Midfielders: Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte, Arata Izumi, Lenny Rodrigues, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Alwyn George, Md. Rafique, Asif K, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Francis Fernandes, Tsewang Karma, Shylo Malsawmtluanga, Clifford Miranda, Syed Rahim Nabi, Vineet CK.

Forwards : Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

East Bengal coach Falopa reached kolkata.

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JAYDIP DASGUPTA : Kolkata team East Bengal's new Brazilian Coach Marcos Falopa reached Kolkata in the mornning today. East Bengal officials and Fans welcomed him at Dumdum international Air port in the mornning 9.30 AM.

PRESS MEET AT EAST BENGAL CLUB : "NAMASTA" The newly recruited Brazilian coach Marcos Falopa introduced himself in the press meet in the typical Indian style. This high profile coach arrived in the city at around 9.30 am along with his son Amrico Falopa, who incidentally is the Physical Instructure and the goalkeeper coach of the Red and Gold. In the afternoon Marcos Falopa meet with the journalist at the club tent.

Marcos Falopa's prime objective is the AFC Cup.While answering the questions he said that he want to cross the barrier of the AFC quarter final against the Semeng Padang and qualify for the semis. Marcos was introduced with the East Bengal captain Mehtab Hossain whom he have seen in the match against Myanmar.

He was impressed by Mehtab's performance and described him as a utility footballer. It proves that Marcos has done a lot of home work after he took the charge of East Bengal when he says that number 10 (Cheddi) is really a good footballer and the spearhead of the Red and Gold upfront.

The East Bengal coach believes in the team game and he will going to adopt the system according to the need of the team and after having a close look to his footballers. He is optimistic that the new system will going to be helpful to the team.

Marcos added that he believes in the hard work and he will develop East Bengal in right manner in order to place the Red and Gold the in top of the ladder in Indian football. The Brazilian FIFA instructor further added that Trevor Morgan did a good job but he promises to do much much better. Though he is aiming to win both Federation Cup and the I league.

Marcos Falopa has seen the enthusiasm of the East Bengal supporters in the Airport and in the Club tent in the evening. He feels that the supporters f the are the back bone of a team and feels that the encouragement of the supporters are required for the good results. It is expected that Marcos will start the training from the 15th of July onwards.

India continues professionalisation efforts

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India continues its efforts to better professionalise its football to qualify for the continent's premier club competition, the AFC Champions League, by receiving a Special Mission Team from the AFC from July 9 to 13.

The five-man delegation led by AFC Research and Support Services Head Steve Kim will inspect two newly promoted clubs in the I-League - Mumbai Tigers and JSW - and their stadiums.

The delegation will also verify the previous inspection results with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and I-League and hold a workshop on July 12 for all clubs touching on football aspects such as match operation in competitions and media, branding, stadium safety and youth development in clubs.

A meeting with officials of the AIFF and I-League will conclude the visit on July 13. SOURCE: