Thursday, December 18, 2014

Indian Super League Semi Final: Atletico de Kolkata beat FC Goa to reach the finals

Hero ISL Semi Finals Result
Atletico de Kolkata beat FC Goa in the semi finals after penalty shootout,
Picture Courtesy:
Hero ISL Semi Final Results
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
FC Goa 0-0(2-4 Penalties) Atletico de Kolkata

Penalty Shootout:
FC Goa: Andre Santos(Miss), Tolgay Ozbey(Scored), Haroon Amiri(Miss), Clifford Miranda(Scored)
ADK: Josemi(Scored), Mohammed Rafi(Scored), Jofre(Scored), Borja Fernandes(Scored)

Atletico de Kolkata will play Kerala Blasters FC in the finals of the inaugural edition of Indian Super League(ISL) on 20th December 2014 in Mumbai.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hero ISL: Kerala Blasters FC progress to the finals defeating Chennaiyin FC on aggregate

Hero ISL Semi Final Results
Hero ISL results Chennaiyin vs Kerala Blasters
Pearson scored the winning goal as Kerala defeated
Chennaiyin FC to advance to the finals of Hero ISL,
Picture Courtesy:
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Chennaiyin FC 3-1 Kerala Blasters FC
CFC: Silvestre(42nd), Sandesh Jhingan(Own Goal 76th), Jeje(90th)
KBFC: Stephen Pearson(117th)

Kerala Blasters won 4-3 on aggregate and thus progress to the finals of inaugural edition Hero Indian Super League(ISL).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kalyani Bharat FC sign fitness and conditioning coach Lindsay Davis

Lindsay Davis - Bharat FC
Lindsay Davis(Left) with Kalyani Bharat FC
Head Coach Stuart Watkiss
Bharat FC have signed renowned fitness and conditioning coach, Lindsay Davis. The 47 year old, comes with a wealth of experience in areas like nutrition, sports therapy, rehabilitation programs, conditioning, massage, agility and endurance building among many others. The Englishman joins Head Coach Stuart Watkiss and assistant coach Stanly Rozario as part of the technical team.

Davis’ last assignment was with Central FC, a Pro-League club from Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to that, he has worked with the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Jerez Spain, Oxford United Football Club and also served secondments at Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Lokomotiv Moscow FC.

Managing Director of Bharat FC, Amit Kalyani, said that Davis’ immense knowledge in conditioning, sports science and allied fields were the chief reasons behind his appointment.

“Lindsay comes to us highly recommended. He has a proven record of having improved the fitness of athletes that he has worked with. He is an important asset to us at Bharat FC as we aim to make our squad the fittest in the I-League,” he said.

Davis said that the professionalism and high standards of excellence at Bharat FC were the clinching factors behind his move to Pune. “I am passionate about fitness and this assignment allows me to work with a very talented bunch of footballers in a new vibrant setting. Indian football has great potential and my aim at Bharat FC is to build a squad which is physically and mentally robust,” he said.

Head coach of Bharat FC, Stuart Watkiss, said that Davis would play a very important role at the club as they get ready to embark on a gruelling I-League season. “Over the next six months, the players are going to be playing a lot of football. It is essential that we condition and train their bodies to absorb the workload.

“Lindsay has great experience working in diverse cultures and his input will be very crucial to the club as we look to have our squad in prime physical shape over the course of the season,” said Watkiss.

Monday, December 15, 2014

U-19 i-League 2014-15 Results: 13th-14th December 2014

U-19 i-League 2014-15 Results
U-19 i-League 2014-15 Results, 13th-14th December 2014
 U-19 i-League 2014-15 Results

United SC U19 2-1 Mohun Bagan AC U19
AIFF Elite Academy 3-0 SESA FA
Pune FC U19 3-0 Mumbai FC U19


East Bengal U19 2-0 Mohammedan SC U19
Salgaocar U19 2-1 Dempo SC U19
DSK Shivajians U19 6-0 PIFA Sports U19

Zico: Its a game of 180 Minutes

Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa
Zico's post match press conference after
FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata
match, Hero ISL Semi final first leg
Here is what FC Goa's Brazilian coach Zico had to say in the post match press conference, after their goalless draw in the first leg of Hero Indian Super League(ISL) semi-final clash against Atletico de Kolkata played at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday, 14th December 2014:

Q. Are you satisfied with today’s result?
Zico - As I have said before, it is a game of 180 minutes. First 90 minutes are over and now we have to see how the next 90 minutes go.

Q. How difficult has the second match become after today?
Zico - It will be a difficult game as it was before. These are two strong teams but we will try to have a leveled game.

Q. ATK has had most number of fouls in the entire league. Were you expecting a more physical game today?
Zico - The games in the last phases are always very compact. It is always very difficult. Of course when we have to play on an artificial turf it gets more difficult to control the ball. But yes we were expecting a physical game like last time.

Q. How is Narayan Das doing? Will he be ok before the next match?
Zico - I think it will be difficult for him to play the next math since he got a serious injury. We will have to wait for the doctor’s report.  We hope that it is not a serious injury. These kinds of injuries happen in leagues of such level. Also this kind of ground is not good for professional games.

Q. How much confident are you after today’s game?
Zico - I am 100 per cent confident and I hope that we win the last match.

Q. Do you think that because of the artificial turf that you were not able to yield any results?
Zico - I am very satisfied with the way my team played here. I don’t think that the turf is bad just for Goa, but it is bad for both the teams. We would have been able to display a better game if it was natural turf.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hero Indian Super League(ISL) Semi-Final Results: 14th December 2014

Mandar Rao Dessai of FC Goa in action
against Atletico de Kolkata,
Hero Indian Super League semi-final clash first leg,
Picture Courtesy:
Hero ISL Results

Semi Final First Leg Results
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Atletico de Kolkata 0-0 FC Goa

Salgaocar FC to conduct open trials for U-15 side

Salgaocar FC U-15 trials
Salgaocar FC to conduct
open trials
for U-15 team
i-League side Salgaocar FC will be conducting open trials for it’s U 15 team. Here are the details for the same:

Venue: Seraulim ground
Date: Monday, 15th December 2014 and Tuesday, 16th December 2014
Age Eligibility: Born on or after 01.01.2000
Documents Required: Copy of Birth Certificate

Interested players are required to report to either Cajetan Fernandes or Ignatius Dias at 3 PM.
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