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Himachal Pradesh announced the 20 members State Sub Junior (Boys) Football Team for the upcoming COCA COLA CUP SUB-JUNIOR NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 to be held in Kalyani (West Bengal) from 14 th May 2013.

According to Mr. Deepak Sharma, Gen. Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Football Association (HPFA), a total of selected 30 boys participated in a seven days of training camp held at Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh out of which 20 were finally selected in the team. The team will play the opening match of the championship on 14 th May against host West Bengal.

The selected boys presently are undergoing training under the coaching and supervision of Chief Coach Indraneel Ghosh with his Asst. Coach as Mr. Vikram Bisht at BBMB Football ground, Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh.

C.P Kaushal, Sr. Vice President, HPFA introduced with the selected players whereas Hon’ble President H.P.F.A Mr Amit Pal gave best wishes to the team.

The Selected final 20 players HIMACHAL PRADESH SUB-JUNIOR FOOTBALL TEAM is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Muneesh Parmar (Hamirpur), Tenzin (Kangra).
Defenders: Vikas Kumar, Mohd. Nameer (both Sirmour), Deepak Bharadwaj (CAPTAIN), Rohit Chaudhury (Both Kangra), Akshit Dasta, Anuj Chauhan (Both Shimla)..
Mid-Fielders: Ankit (Una), Sushil Kumar (VICE CAPTAIN), Rahul Nahar (both Kangra), Amol Chauhan ( Solan), Ishant Rana (Hamirpur), Abhimanyu Pandey (Kullu)..
Forwards: Karan Chauhan (Shimla), Akash Sharma, Chandra Pratap, (both Kangra), Vishal Thapa, Amandeep Thakur (Both Solan), Sachin (Mandi)..
Chief Coach – Indraneel Ghosh (Uttar Pradesh).
Asst. Coach – Vikram Bisht (Himachal Pradesh).

SOCCER : Death of a football legend in delhi - Obituary

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DFA RELEASE : Mohammed Taqi, a legendary Mohammedan Sporting fan and former player of Indian Nationals FC, a leading football club of Delhi died after a fall in house in Chitli Qabar, Old Delhi recently.

As a toddler, Taqi had witnessed the 1940 Durand final in which Mohammedan Sporting beat Royal warwickshire regiment 2-1 and became the first Indian team to win the Durand tournament.

He could recall every player of that 1940 side and was a fund of stories. He travelled all over India watching Mohammedan Sporting play. He could narrate the names of all their legendary sides.

He had two great ambitions, to watch Mohammedan Sporting win the Durand tournament again and for his local club Indjan Nationals to win the DSA League. the second ambition was fulfilled when Indian Nationals won back to back titles in 1999 and 2000.

But much to his sadness Mohammedan Sporting has never won the Durand tournament after 1940. They were runners up in 1959, 1980 and 1992. However in Delhi they won the DCM tournament on several occasions, the last being in 1980 when their star studded team surprised Bank of Seoul and Trust Company of South Korea 1-0 in the final.

Taqi was self employed and was a willing volunteer for the Delhi Soccer Association on many occasions. he had a booming voice and was used to travel all around Old Delhi on a cycle rickshaw announcing important matches to be played at the Ambedkar stadium.

His other passion was Mushairas and he was a minor Urdu poet himself. He was unmarried and stayed in his sister's house.

His death marks the end of an era, an Indian football fan who followed his club all over the country and knew more about Mohammedan Sporting than Barcelona or Manchester United.

The AIFF vice-president & Delhi Soccer Association (DSA ) presidnt Subhash Chopra, MLA and managing committee members expressed their heart-felt condolences over untimely demise of a die - hard soccer fan, player and official- Mohd. Taqi.

Launch of AFDP-Magic Bus India Foundation in Delhi tomorrow

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......FIFA Vice-President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and India's iconic footballer Baichung Bhutia will launch the AFDP-Magic Bus India Foundation's partnership at an event in the Capital.

The Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) supports Magic Bus in selecting and creating football teams from some of India's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods to play in the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

All India Football Federation's General Secretary, Kushal Das, will also be present at the event.

Venue: VinayMarg Sports Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on : 6 May 2013, Monday