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Younger squad makes the rest more responsible: Dalima Chhibber

Younger squad makes the rest more responsible: Dalima Chhibber

Football
The Indian Women’s Team has moved forward together, with an influx of youngsters coming in from the U-17 and the U-19 sides in recent years. Those that have come in from the junior teams of the yesteryears -- like wing back Dalima Chhibber, have now begun to take leadership roles in this young squad. Speaking live on AIFF TV, the 24-year-old maintained the influx of youngsters in the National Team has made the rest more responsible athletes. “I was one of the youngsters before, looking up to the other players. Now, there are so many youngsters who have come in from the U-17 and U-19 squads, and they look up to us,” said Dalima. “That has changed the approach a bit. With the new players coming in, the responsibility falls on us to make them comfortable. But other than that, it’s still...
AIFF condoles the demise of former FIFA Referee MG Suvarna

AIFF condoles the demise of former FIFA Referee MG Suvarna

Football
The All India Football Federation condoles the demise of Mr. Madhav Gangaya Suvarna, a former FIFA referee. He also acted as the former Secretary, AIFF Referees Board, and the Secretary of Gujarat FA. Besides, Mr. Suvarna had also served as an AFC Referee Assessor, and a Match Commissioner, being appointed for many International matches including assignments in AFC Asian Cup, AFC Champions League, AFC U16 Qualifiers amongst others. AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel, in his condolence message, said, “It is really sad to hear that Mr. Suvarna is no more. His invaluable contribution to Indian Football will always remain with us. I share the grief." AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, in his condolence message, said: “Mr. Suvarna was a great lover of football and his dedication for f...
ATK Mohun Bagan’s match against Odisha FC postponed

ATK Mohun Bagan’s match against Odisha FC postponed

Breaking News, Football
Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has decided to postpone Match No. 53 between ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC scheduled to be played today, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The League will look to reschedule the fixture to a later date. The decision has been taken in consultation with the League's medical team after a ATK Mohun Bagan player tested positive for Covid-19. The League will work closely with the medical experts to monitor and ensure the safety of all the players and support staff in the squad and others involved. Photo : www.indiansuperleague.com Website : www.indiansuperleague.com
Tougher, better, faster, stronger: Blue Tigresses benefit from a strict diet plan

Tougher, better, faster, stronger: Blue Tigresses benefit from a strict diet plan

Football
 While the hard work continues on the field for the Blue Tigresses, attention to minute details are also being paid off the field to maximise the results. One such area where the Indian Women’s Team has been maintaining a lot of attention is the diet. Being in a training camp for six months ahead of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the Indian Women’s Team has its meals and dietary supplements closely monitored by the support staff, with the menu being set as per the training schedule and its requirements. While these may turn out to be restrictions for some, it has turned out to be a boon for the players. “It’s not something that people realise often, but when you are on a good diet, it helps with you mentally as well,” captain Ashalata Devi said to www.the-aiff.com. “You feel good both ph...
SC East Bengal and Mumbai City FC play out a goalless draw

SC East Bengal and Mumbai City FC play out a goalless draw

Football, Trending
SC East Bengal’s winless run stretched to 14 matches as they played out a 0-0 draw against Mumbai City FC in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa on Friday. Des Buckingham’s side, meanwhile, have also gone winless in their last four outings. SC East Bengal started on the front foot and had a great chance to take the lead in the 8th minute when Sourav Das tried a long-range attempt but the Islanders cleared the ball comfortably. Five minutes later, the Red and Gold Brigade had another chance when Hira Mondal’s long throw found Daniel Chukwu after bouncing around the six-yard box. However, Chukwu couldn’t generate enough power in his shot. The Red and Gold Brigade were forced into an early change when Joyner Lourenco pulled his hamstri...
Eurosport India acquires broadcast rights from FSDL for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

Eurosport India acquires broadcast rights from FSDL for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

Football, Trending
Eurosport India today announced the acquisition to broadcast rights for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. Eurosport India were awarded the PayTV broadcast rights for the Indian market from Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) who have the media rights for all Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions in the Indian subcontinent region till 2024. India hosts the 20th edition of Asia’s showpiece women’s football tournament between January 20, 2022 and February 6, 2022. The 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup will be held across three venues in India featuring a total of 12 teams divided in 3 groups, contesting for the coveted title. Hosts India is placed in Group A, along with China PR, Chinese Taipei and IR Iran. The tournament will begin in a round robin format where each team will f...
West Bengal, Kerala & Punjab drawn together in tantalizing group in 75th edition of Hero Santosh Trophy

West Bengal, Kerala & Punjab drawn together in tantalizing group in 75th edition of Hero Santosh Trophy

Football
The official draw for the 75th edition of the Hero Santosh Trophy was held today (January 6, 2022)  at 3 PM IST in New Delhi with former India defender Gouramangi Singh assisting in the process. Ten teams who came through the qualifiers were drawn into two groups of five each for the main event which will be held in Kerala from February 20,2022 onwards. “I was very pleased to know that the Hero Santosh Trophy would be taking place in Kerala as it is a footballing state,” said Gouramangi. “It is a great initiative by the AIFF and Kerala Government and I wish the players all the best.” Group A could easily be classified as a ‘Group of Death’ with the likes of West Bengal, Kerala and Punjab going head-to-head along with Meghalaya and surprise package Rajasthan. Group B sees defending...
Communication on the field will be the key to success in AFC Women’s Asian Cup: Indumathi Kathiresan

Communication on the field will be the key to success in AFC Women’s Asian Cup: Indumathi Kathiresan

Football
Football is a sport that is made beautiful, especially when a team bonds together to be greater than the sum of its parts. One key aspect of such endeavours is communication -- something that Blue Tigresses midfielder Indumathi Kathiresan lays a lot of stress on. “It’s all about communicating on the field to fill in the missing areas, when you’re playing in the midfield,” Indumathi said to www.the-aiff.com “People mistake it to be pointing out the mistakes of others. But it’s not about that. If I don’t do it, they may not know what they’ve done wrong, and vice versa.” “When they (my teammates) look into my eyes on the pitch, they should know that even if they make an error, I’ll give my life to come and help them; and when I look into their eyes, I too want to see the same. That’s what p...
Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper announced

Finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper announced

Football, Trending
The final nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper have been revealed Today, FIFA will announce the finalists in the coaching categories The virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 January FIFA has announced the finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper awards. The final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper are (in alphabetical order): Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women) Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain / Olympique Lyonnais) Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé (Canada / FC Rosengård / Paris Saint-Germain) The final three nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper are (...
ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan held by Hyderabad FC after injury time equaliser

ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan held by Hyderabad FC after injury time equaliser

Football, Trending
David Williams, Joni Kauko scored for ATKMB while Bartholomew Ogbeche, Javier Siverio netted for HFC. David Williams scored the fastest goal in Indian Super League history but Javier Siverio's late strike ensured Hyderabad FC moved to the top of the table riding a 2-2 draw against ATK Mohun Bagan in a rip-roaring encounter at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday. Williams, playing ahead of Roy Krishna who started on the bench, took just 12 seconds to score before Bartholomew Ogbeche continued his goalscoring spree with an equaliser in the 18th minute. An own goal from Asish Rai (64th) almost poured cold water on Hyderabad's hopes of going top of the tree before substitute Javier Siverio flicked a loopy ball inside the box into the goal. Hyderabad edged past Mumbai City FC on goal di...