Indian Football News Updates: 9th September 2013


Arnab Mondal's late strike proved decisive as India booked a date against
Afghanistan in the SAFF Championship 2013 Finals, Picture courtesy: goalnepal.com

  • SAFF Championship 2013: India reach the finals of SAFF Championship 2013 after a late strike from Arnab Mondal.
  • Few quotes from Maldives coach Istavan Urbanyi: "India just tried to kill us in the first 40 minutes. They wanted to hurt which is a provocation. Every single time after 2-3 seconds they just made a tackle.They didn’t created anything except that moment. So the good thing is that the team has courage to come back after that. So even three minutes left we had two good chances”
  • Indian Coach Wim Koevermans after India's emphatic win over Maldives,"We were patient and waited for the right moment. But once we got the ball we played Football. Maldives played a different system. Our boys were aggressive. We had to make some tactical changes."
  • United SC's 25 players signed at IFA office, Kolkata. All three foreigners of the Purple team Ranti Martins, Bello Rasaq, Erick Brown signed with others. All players signing for United SC without any advance being paid to them. 
  • Sahara Calcutta Football League: Mohun Bagan start their CFL campaign tomorrow, 10th September against Railway FC. Katsumi Yusa will be the only foreigner playing for the Mariners.
  • Deepak Mondal to captain United SC (formerly known as Prayag United SC) for the upcoming i-League Season 2013-14.
  • Durand Cup: Pune FC 0-2 Army Red
  • Sahara Calcutta Football League: Mohammedan Sporting 1-1 Bhawanipore SC
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