Friday, October 24, 2014

Hero Indian Super League(ISL) Results: 23rd October 2014

Hero Indian Super League(ISL) Results
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa
FC Goa 1-2 Atletico de Kolkata
FCG: Andre Santos(21st)
ADK: Cavin Lobo(72nd, 84th)

Here is the video of all the three goals of the match.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's Hall of Fame

Former Indian National Team Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted to the AFC’s Hall of Fame, a letter from Dato Alex Soosay, General Secretary, Asian Football Confederation, to All India Football Federation, confirmed.

Bhaichung Bhutia-AFC Hall of Fame
Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's Hall of Fame
“The AFC is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in Philippines on November 30 this year where a joint event will take place to celebrate the Anniversary as well as reward Asia’s finest at the AFC Annual Awards,” the letter read.

Dato Alex Soosay further wrote: “It is my pleasure to announce that India’s legendary Player Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia has been selected to be honoured as an inductee to the AFC”s Hall of Fame.”

Besides Bhaichung, nine other legendary Players from Asia would also be honoured. The Awards are being instituted for the first time and Bhaichung is the sole Indian in the glittering list.

In his congratulatory message, Mr. Praful Patel, President, AIFF said: “Bhaichung has been the flag bearer of Indian Football in over 100 International matches. My heartiest congratulations to him! Post retirement, he has been closely associated with AIFF and we expect to work closely for the development of the sport in the Country.”

Congratulating Bhaichung, AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, stated: “It’s a huge honour for Indian Football. Being an inductee into AFC’s Hall of Fame is recognition of all his hard work and commitment. We at AIFF are very proud of his achievements and look forward for his involvement as we move ahead.”

Bhaichung thanked AFC for selecting him into the Hall of Fame.

“It’s a great honour for me. I need to thank AFC for finding me competent enough. I also need to thank All India Football Federation for their continous support.”

“Obviously it won’t have ever been possible without the support of all my teammates whom I have played along with and also the Coaches for their guidance and Clubs I have represented. A special thanks for all my fans for standing beside me. This Award more for you than mine,” he maintained.

Hero Indian Super League(ISL) Results: 21st October 2014

Hero Indian Super League(ISL)
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Chennaiyin FC 2-1 Kerala Blasters FC
CFC: Elano(Penalty, 14th), Mendy(63rd)
KBFC: Hume(50th)

Here is the video of goal of the match, perhaps a contender for goal of the tournament with Mendy's spectacular overhead kick against Kerala Blasters FC leaving the crowd and rival keeper David James stunned.

AFC U-16 Championship: India score a dozen past UAE

India U-16 thrash UAE
India U-16 thrash UAE in the
AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, Bangladesh,
Picture Courtesy:
AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers
Bangabandhu Stadium, Bangladesh

India 12-0 UAE

India: Roja Devi(24th, 59th, 74th, 90+2),  Anushka Samuel (71st, 77th, 82nd, 84th), Sushmita Bardhan(3rd, 57rd), Premi Chiru(7th), Jabamani Tudu(67th)

India U-16 team teared apart UAE in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers played at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday, 21st October 2014. Roja Devi and Anushka Samuel scored four goals a piece and Sushmita Bardhan bagging two while Premi Chairu and Jabamani Tudu netting a piece each.

India next play Jordan on Thursday, 23rd October 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DSK Shivajians win DSK Cup – Invitational Football Tournament

DSK Cup Invitational Football Tournament, Final
DSK Dream City, Pune
DSK Shivajians FC 2-0 Ashwamedh Nagpur FC
DSK: Ivor Fernandes(54th), Irshad Mohammed(57th)

DSK Shivajians FC lifted the winner’s trophy of the ‘DSK Cup – Invitational Football Tournament – All India 2014’ held on Sunday by defeating Ashwamedh Nagpur FC2-0 in a nail biting match. The finale took place at DSK Dream City in Pune.

DSK Shivajians win DSK Cup
Invitational Football Tournament
The arena exuded a carnival like atmosphere with supporters cheering and hooting for their favorite teams. The match was electrifying from the start with both teams going at it with their best moves, blocking every attempt to score till half time. However, during the second half, DSK Shivajians FC sent the packed stands into raptures as they sprinted ahead 2-0, with the goals scored by midfielder Ivor Fernandes at 54 minutes and striker Irshad Mohammed at 57 minutes, respectively.

“I congratulate DSK Shivajians FC for winning the DSK Cup by beating the boys from Ashwamedh Nagpur FC who put up a great fight and proved to be worthy opponents. These ten days of the tournament reflected true sportsmanship spirit and a brilliant game of football coupled with unbridled passion and pure talent displayed by the boys. I am very happy with our team’s performance and thank each and every player representing rest of the teams for giving us such an exciting tournament.” said an ecstatic Shirish Kulkarni –Director, DSK Shivajians FC.

The winners of the tournament and players who secured pole positions for other categories were felicitated by Shri Paresh Shivalkar, former I-League player with Air India and Mahindra.
The players felicitated for other categories were:

Striker of the Tournament – Emmannuel Okoye (Ashwamedh Nagpur FC)
Player of the Tournament – Ivor Fernandes (DSK Shivajians FC)
Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Abhishek Das (DSK Shivajians FC)
Most Disciplined Team – State Bank of Travancore, Kerala

Eight teams battled it out in the quarter finals with DSK Shivajians FC and Ashwamedh Nagpur FC beating Air India and SBT Kerala in the semis to reach the finale. This is the first time that DSK Shivajians have hosted the DSK Cup at the national level.

Indian Womens team edge past Bangladesh in AFC U-16 qualifiers

Indian Womens Team
Indian Womens Team defeated Bangladesh,
AFC U-16 Qualifiers,
Courtesy: AIFF Media TEam

AFC U-16 Women’s Championship China 2015
Bangabandhu Stadium, Dhaka
India 2-1 Bangladesh
India: Roja Devi(29th, 64th)
Bangladesh: Sanjida(20th)

INDIA: Shreya Hooda; Jabamani Tudu, Thahenbi Devi Maharabam, Amrita Kumari (C), Anline Fernandes; Srijana Tamang, Nisha, Kashmina, Premi Chiru; Roja Devi, Sushmita Bardhan(Anushka  Samuel – 84th)

Hero Indian Super League(ISL) Results: 19th October 2014

Hero Indian Super League Results

Hero Indian Super League

Salt Lake Stadium
Atletico de Kolkata 1-1 Delhi Dynamos FC
ADK: Jofre(Penalty 49th)
DD: Elias(73rd)

Indira Gandhi Stadium
NorthEast United FC 1-1 FC Goa
NUFC: Koke(Penalty 36th)
FCG: Gregory(17th)
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