THE FC GOA PRE-SEASON training camp in Dubai will culminate with 3 friendly matches against Al-Khaleej, Al-Shabab and Al-Jazira, who play in the top tier leagues of UAE and Saudi Arabia.
FC GOA have roped in two more Brazilians -- defender Leonardo da Silva Moura and midfielder Jonatan Lucca -- taking their total number of foreign signings to eight players including six Brazilians
Now that the Hero Indian Super League Season two final has come to Goa, all that matters is for FC Goa to win it, fans of the team appear to be saying in one voice.
Indian National Team head coach Stephen Constantine became yet another heavyweight voice among the Indian football fraternity to come out in support of merging I-League and ISL to form one unified national league.
Four franchises, namely Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi had bagged two players each while Mumbai and NorthEast got one apiece. But it was the two Maharashtra franchises that came out winners as they secured three of the most wanted players for themselves.
Indian Super League might have been launched with enthusiastic reception from the fans last year but it incurred a loss of more than Rs 100 crore in its inaugural edition with each of the eight franchises losing Rs 35 crore
Owners of ISL team FC Goa are looking to rope in actor Varun Dhawan as their brand ambassador with the team gearing up for the second season.
Facing the press yesterday Zico talked about ISL and the effects it can potentially have on the football culture of places like Goa. One point he made has since gone on to cause quite a stir among fans and the media.
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