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Mumbai City FC to learn their AFC Champions League 2022 Group Stage opponents on January 17

Mumbai City FC to learn their AFC Champions League 2022 Group Stage opponents on January 17

Football, Trending
The League Winners of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Mumbai City FC, will learn their fate in the 2022 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League Group Stage draw, scheduled on January 17 at 4:30pm IST. Mumbai City FC created history in the Hero ISL as they became the first team to win both - the League Winners’ Shield as well as the ISL Champions Title in the 2020-21 season. This led them to qualify for the AFC Champions League - becoming the second Indian team to qualify after FC Goa in the previous season. Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal won the 2021 AFC Champions League as they defeated Korean club Pohang Steelers with a scoreline of 2-0 in the finals. On the contrary, FC Goa failed to make the cut after being unable to qualify for the knockout stages. Ho...
Jamshedpur FC’s Greg Stewart wins Hero of the Month award for December 2021

Jamshedpur FC’s Greg Stewart wins Hero of the Month award for December 2021

Football
Jamshedpur FC forward Greg Stewart who stole the headlines for the stunning free-kick against Kerala Blasters FC has been awarded the Hero of the Month award for December 2021, a prize which is given to the best player in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) every month. As per the voting criteria, fans' votes count towards 50% of the vote share and experts' votes account for the remaining 50%. The forward has been chosen as per the fans’ and experts’ votes between period that started from 1 PM on January 3 and ended at 1 PM on January 5. Stewart received just 9% of the fans’ votes but the experts favored him heavily as he was picked for the award by eight out of the eleven experts on the panel. Thus, his cumulative percentage stood at 41, just ahead of Kerala Blasters FC’s Sahal Abdul Sam...
Top performers from Week 8 and smart picks for Week 9 of ISL – Dream11 Fantasy

Top performers from Week 8 and smart picks for Week 9 of ISL – Dream11 Fantasy

Editors, Football, Trending
Week 8 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 witnessed upsets, stoppage time goals, and exciting end-to-end matches. As we step into game week nine, let us have a look at the top-performing stars from game week eight, and the players to watch out for. Dream11 MVP of the Week Ahmed Jahouh (Mumbai City FC) - 133 Dream11 points The midfielder scored and assisted a goal against Odisha FC. He had created seven chances in the match. In addition, he made four successful tackles and two interceptions. Key Players from Week 8 Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Odisha FC) - 129 Dream11 points The man from Mizoram scored two goals and assisted one in his side’s 4-2 victory over Mumbai City FC. His two goals completely changed the complexion of the match. Deshorn Br...
ISL 2021-22: Bengaluru FC outperform reigning champions Mumbai City FC to inflict fourth defeat of the season

ISL 2021-22: Bengaluru FC outperform reigning champions Mumbai City FC to inflict fourth defeat of the season

Football, Trending
Prince Ibara scored a brace and Danish Bhat scored the other in BFC’s victory. Bengaluru FC piled more misery on Mumbai City FC with a 3-0 victory in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. Defending champions MCFC missed the chance to regain the top spot and have collected only two points in their last five matches. Marco Pezzaiuoli’s BFC are now only three points away from fourth place in the points table. Danish Farooq Bhat gave the Blues an eighth-minute lead which was extended to three by Prince Ibara, who scored a first-half brace with two towering headed goals. BFC goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu was called into action early who saved two attempts from Cassio Gabriel and Bipin Singh within minutes following the kick-off. However, it was BFC that took the...
Sunil Chhetri may be down, but he’s definitely not out

Sunil Chhetri may be down, but he’s definitely not out

Football, Trending
Picture this: Bengaluru FC have huffed and puffed in a Hero Indian Super League encounter against a fellow title rival. The Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru is packed to the rafters and is egging their team to script another chapter in the Blues’ folklore. They begin the game on a positive note but are quickly pegged back. As the minutes tick by, Bengaluru FC start clinging on and have to depend on heroic defending to keep their opponents at bay. In the offensive third, they have tried everything at their disposal but each of their attempts has been thwarted, and as the game meanders into the dying embers, a couple of players and thousands at the stadium look up to the heavens. During this sequence, when most players are feeling the rigours of a grueling encounter, a particula...
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...
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...