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Fowler raises doubts on future of PLS


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler Thursday raised doubts on the future of India's much awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which was postponed Wednesday ... Read more...

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Premier League Soccer postponed


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, has been postponed because of non-availability of grounds, according to an official.The ... Read more...

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SAI refuses to pay for national soccer team’s Dubai tour


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian football squad's tour to Dubai for the AFC Challenge Cup, a qualifying tournament for 2015 Asian Cup, has run into an unexpected last-minute ... Read more...

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Indian footballers want a well managed PLS


February 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian footballers want the much awaited Professional League Soccer (PLS) managed well so that it benefits the game in the country.Ace striker Sunil Chettri said ... Read more...

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PLS sigh of relief after IFA assures AIFF


February 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The cash-rich Premier League Soccer (PLS) took a sigh of relief Monday with the Indian Football Association (IFA), the governing body of the sport in ... Read more...

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Premier League Soccer: Sorin to be Haldia franchisee’s icon player


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Rs 1.5 crore prize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs.100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24 with the ... Read more...

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Premier League Soccer throws challenge to IPL


February 6th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Indian football, riding high on the mega bucks and euphoria generated by the upcoming Premier League Soccer, Monday threw a challenge to cricket with a top ... Read more...

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Indian football team to play Oman, Azerbaijan


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian football team will play two international friendlies in Oman and Azerbaijan later this month in the runup to the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.India ... Read more...

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Foreign players auctioned for Indian soccer league


January 30th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Legendary football players like Fabio Cannavaro, Hernan Crespo and renowned coaches, including Peter Reid, from yesteryears Monday went for auction for the first edition of the ... Read more...

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Premier Soccer League: Barasat sold for Rs.25.15 crore


January 30th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Uro Infra Realty India Limited has bought Premier Soccer League franchise Barasat by paying a whopping Rs.25.15 crore, over 31 times of the base price of Rs.80 ... Read more...

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Robben hopes Bayern friendly will inspire young Indian footballers


January 10th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben hoped that the friendly against the Indian team at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday in Bhaichung Bhutia's testimonial ... Read more...

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Bhutia dazzles in his testimonial against the mighty Bayern (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia got a grand farewell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday though it was Bayern Munich who stole the show ... Read more...

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Bhutia steals the show as Bayern Munich dazzle


January 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It was a grand farewell for India's iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, though it was Bayern Munich who stole the show pumping in goal after ... Read more...

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Its time to move on, says Bhaichung


January 9th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Monday said he was honoured to get a farewell with a friendly against European giants Bayern Munich -- ... Read more...

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Bhutia geared up for swansong against Bayern Munich


January 8th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia admits he is not fully fit to play 90 minutes but is mentally geared up to lead the national football team for ... Read more...

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Coach Medeira conveys home truths to AIFF


January 8th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India coach Savio Medeira has conveyed a few home truths to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in his inimitable manner ahead of Tuesday's ... Read more...

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Nobody can replace Bhaichung, says Gouramangi


January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia, who will be playing his swansong match against European giants Bayern Munich Tuesday, is irreplaceable, says his India teammate Gouramangi Singh.Speaking on ... Read more...

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Bayern will contribute to development of Indian football: Lahm


January 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Jan 5 (IANS) Bayern Munich captain Philip Lahm has said the German giants will try to contribute to the development of Indian football during their next week's ... Read more...

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India needs good football pitches: British expert


December 31st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Every overseas visiting football expert has a tip or two for the development of the game at the grassroots level in India. Now a technical ... Read more...

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Renowned international footballers in Premier League Soccer


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) In a bid to make the game more attractive at the national level, the Indian Football Association (IFA) Thursday launched Premier League Soccer (PLS) - which ... Read more...

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Indian footballers excited to play against Bayern Munich


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Indian football team is waiting eagerly for the Jan 10 international friendly with European giants Bayern Munich, which will also be former captain ... Read more...

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Excited to be back in India: Thomas Mueller


December 19th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Germany's star footballer Thomas Mueller is excited about his second trip to India with Bayern Munich."I am happy to come back after the visit ... Read more...

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World waiting for Indian football to emerge: Bayern legend Breitner


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich football legend Paul Breitner feels 162 ranked India must play regularly against top teams, not fearing embarrassing results, if it want to ... Read more...

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Indians not good enough for European clubs: AIFF technical director


December 4th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian football's technical director Robert Bann feels that strikers Sunil Chettri and Jeje Lalpeklua, who are fresh from trials with Scottish giants Rangers, are not ... Read more...

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Football has a big role in easing ties with India: Pakistan captain


December 1st, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) At a time when efforts are on to revive bilateral cricket ties between the two neighbours, Pakistan football captain Jaffer Khan believes the "beautiful game" ... Read more...

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Kashmir has talent but no infrastructure: Footballer Ishfaq Ahmed


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) The presence of star Kashmiri footballer Ishfaq Ahmed in the Salgaocar football club will see the valley rooting for the Goan giants, which will be ... Read more...

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IT giant Infosys to sponsor I-League team Pune FC


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 22 (IANS) IT major Infosys have made their foray into Indian football with a two-year sponsorship deal with Ashok Piramal Group-owned I-League team Pune FC.Pune FC said in ... Read more...

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Subrata technical director, Prashanta coach of Mohun Bagan


October 19th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Former India internationals Subrata Bhattacharyya and Prashanta Banerjee were Tuesday appointed technical director and coach respectively of city soccer giants Mohun Bagan for the 2011-12 season. However, ... Read more...

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Rob Baan signs two-year deal with AIFF


October 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday signed a two-year deal with Dutch coach Rob Baan as the new technical director.Baan, who has earlier worked ... Read more...

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India to play two football friendlies with Malaysia in November


October 10th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Ahead of the SAFF Cup, the Indian football team will play two friendlies with Malaysia on home soil next month, the All India Football Federation announced ... Read more...

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AIFF announces cash prize for under-16 team, staff


October 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Friday announced a cash prize of Rs.25,000 each for the U-16 boys and the support staff after the team ... Read more...

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AFC U-16: India outplay Tajikistan to qualify for final phase


October 7th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian boys trounced Tajikistan 4-1 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 football qualifiers to make the final phase of the competition.With the win, India booked ... Read more...

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Paes wants to be AIFF brand ambassador


September 27th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Tennis star Leander Paes is keen to become an ambassador for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to help in the game's growth in the country."...I ... Read more...

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Mehtab best young fottballer, Betto best foreign player


September 27th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 26 (IANS) Medio Mehtab Hossain was Monday adjudged best Indian player while goalkeeper Subroto Paul was given the Asian Cup's Fans Player award at a glittering function here ... Read more...

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Bollywood stars to grace Indian Football Awards


September 20th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Indian Football Awards organised by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) will be hosted in the city amidst a ... Read more...

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