Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AIFF Elite Academy beat TFA to clinch U-18 i-League title

U-18 i-League 2015 Results
AIFF Elite Academy beat TFA clinch U-18 i-League title
U-18 i-League 2015-16 Finals
AIFF Elite Academy 2-0 Tata Football Academy

AIFF Elite Academy defeated Tata Football Academy 2-0 in the U-18 i-League finals to clinch the title for the second consecutive time.

Meanwhile, Salgaocar FC secured the 3rd spot defeating Aizawl FC in the 3rd place play-off.

More to follow.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hero i-League: Ranti Martins on fire as East Bengal hammer Shillong Lajong FC

Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
Ranti Martins grabbed a first-half hat-trick as East Bengal hammer
Shillong Lajong FC, Picture Courtesy: i-League Media
Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
East Bengal 4-0 Shillong Lajong FC
EB: Ranti Martins (18th - Assist Sanju Pradhan, 26th - Assist Mehtab Hossain, 37th - came from a rebound), Bikash Jairu(52nd - Assist Mohammed Rafique)

East Bengal jumped to the top of the i-League table defeating Shillong Lajong FC at home. Ranti Martins was in top form as he bagged a first half hat-trick while Bikash Jairu scored his second goal of this season in Hero i-League. East Bengal are currently placed top of the i-League ladder with 14 points in 7 game having played a game more than Bengaluru FC at second(12 points).

South Asian Games: Indian Women's Team thrash Sri Lanka 5-0

South Asian Games: Indian Women's Team thrash Sri Lanka 5-0
Indian Women's Team thrash Sri Lanka 5-0
Indian Women's Team defeated Sri Lanka 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the 2016 South Asian Games. Dangemi Grace scored a brace, Sasmita Malik and Kamala Devi scored a goal each while Sri Lanka scored an own goal as the Indian eves thrashed the Sri Lankan outfits.

Following a corner from Susmita Malik, Sri Lankan defence line headed the ball into their own net in the 24th minute to give India the lead. Dangmei Grace's effort near the half-time whistle to gave India a two goal cushion. In the 58th minute, Dangmei Grace scored her second from outside the box. Kamala Devi tapped home after Grace turned provider in the 60th minute. The scoreline read 5-0 in the 73rd minute, with Susmita Malik coverting from the spot after Kamala Devi was fouled inside the box.

Indian eves next meet Nepal in the 11th February 2016.

India starting XI against Sri Lanka: Aditi Chauhan (GK); Umapati Devi, Ashalata Devi, Manisa Panna, Supriya Routray; Premi Devi (86’ – Sangita Basfore), Bembem Devi (C), Dangmei Grace, Sasmita Malik, Prameshwori Devi (59’ – Sanju), Kamala Devi (76’ – Bala Devi).

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hero i-League: DSK Shivajians beat Mumbai FC in Maha Derby

Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
DSK Shivajians vs Mumbai FC, Hero i-League 2015-16, Picture Courtesy: i-League Media
Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune
DSK Shivajians 1-0 Mumbai FC
DSK: Douhou Pierre(21st - Assist Justin Stephen)

DSK Shivajians got the bragging rights in the "Maha-Derby" as the debutants of i-League defeated Mumbai FC 1-0 courtesy of a Douhou Pierre strike in the 21st minute. The Ivory Coast midfielder coverted after collecting a Justin Stephen long ball which proved enough to register DSK Shivajian's first victory.

U-18 i-League 2015-16 Semi Finals Results: 7th February 2016

U-18 i-League 2015 Results
U-18 i-League 2015-16 Semi Finals Results: 7th February 2016
U-18 i-League 2015-16 Semi Finals Results

AIFF Elite Academy 3-0 Aizawl FC U18
AEA: Vlalengzama(4th, 25th), Prosenjit Chakroborty(29th)

Salgaocar FC U18 0-2 Tata Football Academy
TFA: Shaikhom Ronald(47th, 64th)

AIFF Elite Academy will face Tata Football Academy in the finals of U-18 i-League 2015-16 on 10th February 2016 while Salgaocar FC and Aizawl FC will face each other for 3rd place on 9th February 2016.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

South Asian Games: Team India go down 1-0 against Sri Lanka

South Asian Games 2016
Team India start with a defeat against Sri Lanka, South Asian Games
South Asian Games 2016
India U-23 0-1 Sri Lanka U23
SL:MCM Rinas(14th)

The U-23 Indian Football Team went down to Sri Lanka by a solitary goal to Sri Lanka in their opening match of the South Asian Games in Guwahati on Saturday (February 6).

India enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and dominated most of the proceedings but inability to convert the chances cost them dear.

Sri Lanka surged into the lead in the 14th minute when Captain MCM Rinas curled in a free-kick from around 30 yards.

Apart from conceding the goal, India dominated most of the first half creating a fair number of chances, three of which should have been converted in the first half itself.

First, midway into the half, Udanta Singh outwitted his marker on the right flank and found Sumit Passi all in the clear. But with the rival Goalkeeper at his mercy, Passi failed to control it, thus muffing it up.

Thereafter, Lallainzuala followed up a cross from the right but his weak push wasn’t able to make its way into the net through the jungle of legs.

Late in the first time, Udanta once again found Halicharan Narzary but Narzary failed to lob it over an onrushing Goalkeeper.

Changing over, Head Coach Lee Johnson brought in three changes. Immediately after resumption, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, an U-19 Player in place of Passi and then Bikramjit Singh replaced Skipper Sandesh Jhingan who got injured; and later Jayesh Rane was introduced for Lallianzuala.

The story did stay the same but the equaliser never came. Having more of the possession even in the second half,  did't help as they were not able to break the shackles. The last golden chance came to Rowlin Borges in injured time but he blasted it over from top of the box.

India next play Maldives in their last Group League match on February 10. The top two from each Group advance to the semis.

INDIA U-23: Rehenesh; Pritam Kotal, Salam Ranjan, Sandesh Jhingan © (Bikramjit Singh), Narayan Das; Udanta Singh, Vinit Rai, Rowlin Borges, Lallianzuala Changte (Jayesh Rane), Halicharan Narzary, Sumit Passi (Jerry).

Hero i-League: Odafa's brace sink Bengaluru FC at Kanteerava

Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
Man of the Match Odafa Okolie of SC Goa, Bengaluru FC vs SC Goa,
Hero i-League, Pic Courtesy: i-League Media
Hero i-League 2015-16
Bengaluru FC 1-2 Sporting Clube de Goa
BFC: Vineeth CK(64th - Assist Unknown)
SCG: Odafa Okolie(9th - John Johnson lost possession, 73rd - Assist Unknown)
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