Friday, July 31, 2015

India U-17 in Germany: India U-17 win against DFI Bad Aibling

India U-17 register first victory in Germany
India U-17 register victory against DFI Bad AIbling in Germany,
Picture Courtesy: www.the-aiff.com
India U-17 2017 World Cup Squad
Germany Exposure Trip
Friendly Match
30.07.2015
DFI Bad Aibling 1-2 India U-17
India U-17: Suresh(77th), Aniket(90+)

Indian U-17 World Cup squad, who are on an exposure trip to Germany defeated DFI Bad Aibling 2-1 on Thursday, 30th July 2015. It took a late strike to seperate the two sides as the score was tied even after 90 minutes of play. Indian team took the lead in the 77th minute but the German opponents equalized seconds later. The young Indian Team who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup 2017 kept their composure and scored in the dying moments of the game through Aniket to seal the victory.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

28 Probables announced for India's World Cup Qualifiers against Iran

Probables for Iran World Cup Qualifiers Announced
28 Probables for 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Iran announced,
Picture Courtesy: the-aiff.com
Indian Senior National Team Head Coach Stephen Constantine announced the list of 28 probables for India's Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification match against Iran. The match will be played in Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on 8th September 2015 and will be telecast live on Sony Six.

The list of 28 probables stay as follows:

Goalkeepers:

Subrata Paul, Karanjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Arindam Bhattacharya, Sanjiban Ghosh.

Defenders:

Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Aiborlang Khongjee, Dhanachandra Singh, Lalchhuanmawia, Narayan Das, Rino Anto, Pritam Kotal.

Midfielders:

Dhanapal Ganesh, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Cavin Lobo, Sehnaj Singh, Jackichand Singh, Pronoy Halder, Brandon Fernandes, Francis Fernandes, CK Vineeth, Rowlin Borges, Romeo Fernandes.

Forwards:

Holicharan Narzary, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robin Singh, Sunil Chhetri

Michael Chopra to give up British Passport to secure Indian Nationality

Michael Chopra to apply for Indian Passport
Michael Chopra to return to India to secure Indian Passport
Former Newcastle and Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra returns to India to achieve his goal of being adopted by his ancestral nation and secure an Indian passport.

As the grandson of Indian nationals, Chopra hopes to permanently return to his roots and play professional football for the Indian National team, following his debut for Kerala Blasters last year.  However, domestic regulations in India state that in order to represent the country, players must have an Indian passport – something Michael is yet to attain.

Chopra’s history is key to achieving his Indian Citizenship. As the son of Minty Chopra, an Indian man whose parents left India to seek their fortune in the UK in the late 1950’s, and English mother, Sharon Chopra, he has always been very proud of his dual heritage. By returning to India with an Indian passport, the world famous striker would be able to settle and play the sport he loves, in a place his spirit has always thought of as home.

Michael Chopra’s career, starting from the Newcastle United Academy in 1993, spans 22 years, playing for teams such as Cardiff City, Blackpool and Ipswich Town but his fondest memories are from his time at Kerala Blasters, part of the Indian Super League, in 2014. Chopra wants to return to India to become a part of raising the profiles of the teams and to encourage young players in India to reach for their dreams too.

Chopra said, “I am really looking forward to returning to India this summer and I hope that my ancestral home will welcome my decision to forgo my British Passport in return for an Indian nationality.  India is where my spirit lives and I hope that I can one day represent the country I love on a national footballing stage. I was born in Britain, brought up in Newcastle but, phi bhi dil hain Hindustani.”

Having acknowledged his British background for most of his career, Chopra now hopes that his Grandparent’s homeland will adopt him with open arms. Over four years ago, Chopra took the first steps towards receiving an Indian passport by applying for his OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) card, which after five years, allows a person to apply for the passport.

Atletico de Kolkata sign Portuguese forward Helder Postiga as Marquee Player

Helder Postiga signed by Atletico de Kolkata
Atletico de Kolkata sign Portuguese forward Helder Postiga as
Marquee Player for Second Edition of Hero ISL

Atletico de Kolkata have signed Portuguese forward Hélder Postiga as their Marquee Player for Second Season of Hero Indian Super League. Postiga has represented Portugal in two FIFA World Cups and three European Championships. Hélder Postiga, 32, having played for the likes of Porto, Valencia, Real Zaragoza, Sporting Lisbon, Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur, will bring a lot of experience to the champions of the inauguration edition of Hero Indian Super League(ISL), Atletico de Kolkata. The Portuguese forward have a tally of 27 International goals to his name while donning the Portugal National Team Jersey.

Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Co-owner of Atlético de Kolkata said, "On behalf of the team management, we welcome Postiga in the Atlético de Kolkata family as our marquee player for 2015 season of ISL. Postiga’s sheer ability to score goals as a striker made us take notice and seal the deal. It will be an altogether different sight to see him charge with the ball and we believe he will win over the fans of the red and white brigade”. We have finally selected our 26 players and look forward to an exhilarating season ahead. We would also like to thank ATM for their support in recruiting the International Players."

Antonio Habas, the Head Coach of Atletico de Kolkata said, "The presence of Postiga will definitely bolster the team for the season ahead and also allow the Indian and International players to learn from him about the way he goes about preparing for a major tournament like ISL. He will have an altogether different experience when he plays in front of Kolkata’s football aficionados. I am sure Postiga’s presence will make the city and ATK fans proud."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

AFC B License Certification Course in Goa

AFC B License Certification Course in Goa
AFC B License Course in Goa

The All India Football Federation has opened the application window for the upcoming AFC B-Certificate Course, which is slated to kick-off from September 10th till 29th, 2015 in Goa.

The eligibility criteria for the above-mentioned Course follows:

1. Must possess AFC ‘C’ Coaching Certificate.
2. Coaching Experience (minimum 2 years)
3. Log book (minimum 60 Coaching hours) to be submitted while attending the course.

The last date of apply for the Course is August 06, 2015 and eligible candidates can apply online through https://www.the-aiff.com/login.htm

VDFA League 2015 Results: 28th July 2015

VDFA League 2015 Results
VDFA League 2015 Results - 28th July 2015
Visakhapatnam District Football Association League-2015 Results
28.07.2015

Naval Dockyard 0-1 SKML CC
SKMLCC: Rajeshmouli(50th)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

VDFA League 2015 Results: 25th-27th July 2015

VDFA League 2015 Results
VDFA League 2015 Results: 25th - 27th July 2015
Visakhapatnam District Football Association League-2015
25.07.2015

Polarstar 0-0 Polamamba FC (RV)

Disciples FC 1-3 Polamamba (Chittivalasa)
Chittivalasa: Chinna(22nd), Gopi(22nd), Chinnababu(45th)
Disciples: Prabaker(5th)

26.07.2015

Miracle Soccers 0-2 SRKFC
SRKFC: P.Ratna(50th,56th)

SKRFC 0-2 Dolphin
Dolphin: Yerrababu(27th),Madhusudan Rao(32nd)

27.07.2015

AU Students & Staff 1-1 SKML
AU: Nagendra(19th)
SKML: Daniel(46th) 

Sampath MFC 0-3 FFWA
FFWA: Rajendra(1st), N.B.Raju(25th,35th)
 
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