FOLLOWING THE THREE CONSECUTIVE DEFEATSÂ in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the team should have got much more time for preparations for their match against Turkmenistan which is scheduled on October 8.
THE 11-TEAM I-LEAGUE second division will commence on November 14, the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Thursday.
MUMBAIÂ CITYÂ FC's striker and the captain of the Indian team, Sunil Chhetri, started the day with asking hisÂ Twitter fans to suggest places to visit and things to do while he is in the city. The obedient fans were quick to respond. Tweets came pouring in with all kinds of suggestions. Chhetri kindly obliged by even replying to the tweets. Including a reply to one of them to keep mum about the revelry in Goa.
EUGENESON LYNGDOH OF BENGALURU FC and Sandesh Jhingan of Kerala Blasters FC were on Sunday awarded 'Best Indian Players' of I-League and ISL in the 7th edition of Indian Football Awards organised by Footballer Players' Association of India (FPAI) in KolkataÂ today.
One of the most talked-about crossover matches is between Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC, due to the obvious rivalry between these cities. The other match-up that keeps getting brought up is between current ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata and current I-League champions Mohun Bagan or their arch rivals East Bengal, another powerhouse club from Kolkata.
INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC's striker Sunil Chhetri believes staying fit and injury-free throughout the tournament will be the primary aspect of any footballer participating in it.
INDIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND S.S. Hakeem believes the I-League and ISL are not capable of developing and taking the sport forward in the country. He added that the talent pool is too less today because of the lack of tournaments for players. And with such a small pool, India cannot be expected to produce a world class team.
FC GOA striker Thongkhosiem Haokip feels honoured to be nominated by the Football Playersâ€™ Association of India (FPAI) for the â€œBest Young Player of the Seasonâ€ award