Minggu, 31 Maret 2013

VIDEO: Mohun Bagan 2-1 Dempo SC - Goals!

Here is the News Time Bangla report on yesterday's Mohun Bagan AC's 2-1 win against champions Dempo SC at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium. All goals are shown in the report!


VIDEO: Bayern Munich 9-2 Hamburger SV - Goals!

German giants FC Bayern Munich last night demolished Hamburger SV 9-2 at the Allianz Arena to close in on their 23rd Bundesliga title. Here a video clip of all the 11 goals!


VIDEO: Bollywood Star Ranbir Kapoor shows his football skills!

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor thrilled children from the Magic Bus Charity Foundation by joining them for a game of football. On Headlines Today he speaks about his love for the beautiful game and more...


AIFF's Navi Mumbai U-15 Academy rout another Mumbai Super Division team

The AIFF's Navi Mumbai Regional Academy breezed past Mumbai Super Division outfit Indian Cultural League, this time 8-0 in a friendly match at the Father Agnel Sports Complex in Vashi. This is the Academy's eighth consecutive victory against an second tier Mumbai Super Division outfits.

Playing friendly matches every weekend stays a part of the Curriculum of the U-15 Academy which is based at the Father Agnel School premises in Navi Mumbai.

Despite many of the first-team players being rested, the Academy boys scored at regular intervals against one of the oldest and most decorated clubs of Mumbai. Indian Cultural League (ICL) are former winners of Kolkata's prestigious IFA Shield and are currently in the Super Division of the Mumbai Football League.

Midfielder Hayden Fernandes opened the scoring in the 9th minute placing the ball into the far corner before Prasanth doubled the lead two minutes later with an emphatic finish from close range. Rakesh Oram latched onto a loose ball to make it 3-0 in the 18th minute.

Winger Suman Sarkar, making a return to the playing XI following a lengthy injury lay-off, put in an commendable performance on the flanks, notching up a well-deserved brace. A tap-in by Sarkar in the 24th minute was followed by a penalty conversion in the 39th, ensuring that the team went into the half-time break with a comfortable 5-0 lead.

Changing over, Gursimrat Singh Gill volleyed in the team's sixth goal in the 68th minute and then Bidyananda Singh added the seventh in the 73rd with a thunderous twenty yard strike. The rout was completed in stoppage time when Robinson's Singh back-flicked a long ranger into the net.


(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

VIDEO - NDTV: Baichung's Kolkata trains hard to claim Fittest City Contest award

Ex-India captain Baichung Bhutia and current international Gouramangi Singh train Kolkata footballers hard and say their experience will give them a bonus and help them claim the Fittest City Contest award in the NDTV/Nirmal Marks for Sports campaign.


2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers: Anadi Barua to continue as India Women's National Coach!

The Indian Women's national football team will be coached by Anadi Barua in the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers in which India face hosts Palestine, Myanmar and Chinese Taipei in May 2013.

The qualifying Group D would be played at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium in the West Bank, Palestine. India open against Myanmar (May 21), then face Chinese Taipei (May 23) and then the hosts Palestine (May 25) in the final.

The AIFF meanwhile have called-up 36 players for the India Women's team probables camp to be held in Pune from April 1 ahead of the qualifiers. The team will visit Nepal and Bahrain before proceeding to Palestine for the qualifiers.


INDIA Women's Probables

Goalkeepers
Swarnamayee Samal, Roshini Devi, Tikina Samal, Usharani Das

Defenders
Romi Devi, Ashalata Devi, Rashmita Patra, Suprava Samal, G. Radharani Devi, Tuli Goon, Lako Phuti Bhutia, Rebika Devi, Bijaya Devi, Ansha

Midfielders
Kamal Devi, Premi Devi, Supriya Routray, Manisha Panna, Nikhila Thumbayil, Amoolya Kamal, Montessori Chanu, O. Bembem Devi, Subhaprava Rout, Margaret Devi, Paromita Sit

Forwards
Prameshwori Devi, Nima Lamhu Bhutia, Rinaroy Devi, Jyoti Burret, Swati Rawat, D. Grace, Pinky Bompal Magar, Sasmita Mallick, Sangita Basfore, L. Naobi Chanu

Officials
Anadi Barua (Coach), Surmala Chanu (Assistant Coach), Chitra Gangadharan (Goalkeeping Coach), Dimple (Physio), Indu Choudhary (Manager)

VIDEO: Bollywood Star Abhishek Bachchan talks about All Star FC & Football!

In this clip Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan talks about the All Star FC team competing against the Indian Cricket Team in a Football game tonight, for the Charity 'Playing For Humanity' besides his likes in football.


AFC Cup: East Bengal ready for Singapore match

Kolkata giants East Bengal Club are ready to head to Singapore for their third AFC Cup Group H match to face S-League toppers Tampines Rovers on Wednesday, April 3. The match would be played at the Jelan Besar Stadium in Singapore with kick-off at 7.45pm (Singapore local).

And after their opening day victory against Selangor FA from Malaysia and their follow-up draw against Xuan Thanh Sai Gon in Vietnam the red-and-gold would like to keep the momentum going in their quest to qualify for the tournaments pre-quarterfinals.

Tampine Rovers are coached by Croatian Nenad Bacina and are currently top of the S-League with five wins out of their first five matches.


EAST BENGAL CLUB

Goalkeepers
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Abhijit Mondal

Defenders
Uga Okpara, Gurwinder Singh, Raju Eknath Gaikwad, Saumik Dey, Robert Lalthalmuana

Midfielders
Sanju Pradhan (Captain), Ishfaq Ahmed, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Mehtab Hossein, Penn Orji, Lalrindika Ralte, Alvito D'Cunha

Strikers
Chidi Edeh, Andrew Barisic, Robin Singh, Baljit Singh Sahni

Officials
Trevor Morgan (Head Coach), Atanu Bhattacharya (Goalkeeper Coach), Rajesh Basak (Physiotherapist), Manish Banerjee (Manager)

Tonight Bollywood Stars & Cricketers play Football for charity in Delhi

Tonight well-known Bollywood stars and players from the Indian Cricket team will be playing a charity football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi for a good cause titled 'Playing for Humanity' to raise money for NGO 'Magic Bus'.

The match will see the GS Worldwide Entertainment managed All Stars Football Club, which is a team of Bollywood actors, small screen actors, models, sports persons and friends take on the Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment managed, All Heart Football Club, a team of the Virat Kohli Foundation.

The All Stars FC will be captained by Abhishek Bachchan and have Ranbir Kapoor as vice-captain. Other stars who are likely to participate tonight are Dino Morea, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Marc Robinson, Shabir Ahluwalia, Karan Wahi, Ameet Gaur, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sachin Joshi, Raj Kundra, Caesar Gonzalves, Bosco Martis, Romeo Gates, Mazhar Dalvi, Jignesh Antala, Jas Bilang, Rohan Shreshta besides sporting icons Leander Paes, Nishant Mehra and Ritwik Bhattacharya plus other icons from the entertainment industry.

On the other side Cricket World Cup star Virat Kohli is the captain for the Indian cricket team, which also includes Mahender Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and others.

Both sides know that the match is about raising money for charity, but they also want to win tonight.

The match will kick-off at 8pm IST at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

VIDEO: Standard de Liège's different Harlem Shake

You know by know that I have been following what football teams are doing as their version of the Harlem Shake. The latest instalment comes from Belgian side Standard de Liège, who did a little different Harlem Shake!

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

VIDEO: Prayag United 2-2 East Bengal - Goals!

East Bengal Club were held to a two-all draw by Prayag United SC earlier today in Kalyani. Here the video of all the four goals scored on the day!


2nd Division I-League's Final Round starts tomorrow in Bangalore

The 2nd Division I-League's Final Round will be played as a double header in Bangalore and Kerala and it will see Langsning FC, Rangdajied United FC, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bhowanipore Club, Southern Samity and Mumbai Tigers FC in action. The first-leg will be played from tomorrow until April 12 in Bangalore.

The six teams in the final round of the 2nd Division I-League qualified from the 26 team, three group preliminary round which was held earlier this month.


Final Round Fixtures

30-Mar-2013: Langsning FC - Mumbai Tigers FC
30-Mar-2013: Southern Samity - Rangdajied United FC
31-Mar-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club - Bhowanipore Club
02-Apr-2013: Bhowanipore Club - Rangdajied United FC
02-Apr-2013: Mumbai Tigers FC - Southern Samity
03-Apr-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club - Langsning FC
05-Apr-2013: Langsning FC - Bhowanipore Club
05-Apr-2013: Southern Samity - Mohammedan Sporting Club
06-Apr-2013: Rangdajied United FC - Mumbai Tigers FC
08-Apr-2013: Bhowanipore Club - Mumbai Tigers FC
08-Apr-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club - Rangdajied United FC
09-Apr-2013: Langsning FC - Southern Samity
11-Apr-2013: Mumbai Tigers FC - Mohammedan Sporting Club
11-Apr-2013: Southern Samity - Bhowanipore Club
12-Apr-2013: Rangdajied United FC - Langsning FC

East Bengal squander two goal lead, only draw against Prayag United

Kolkata giants East Bengal Club dropped two vital points in their quest to bring the title back to the City of Joy as their city rivals Prayag United SC came back from two goals down to draw two-all at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium.

East Bengal stay second with 42 points from 22 matches, two behind league leaders Churchill Brothers SC; while Prayag United SC are back in fourth with 35 points from 22 matches.

The first session was a tactical affair with some rough tackles here and there. It was Chidi Edeh who gave the red-and-gold a 41st minute lead when he got a long ball forward on the right, beat Bello Rasaq and his firce shot could not be kept out by keeper Sangram Mukherjee as the ball hit both posts before going in.

After the break things got even better for East Bengal as in the 49th minute they earned a penalty as Sangram Mukherjee hacked down an onrushing Ishfaq Ahmed making a clumsy effort at clearing the ball. Striker Manandeep Singh placed the ball nicely to the other side of the keeper to give East Bengal a comfortable 2-0 lead.

But their goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu spilled a straight forward collection of a Carlos Hernandez shot and let the ball slip home when he tried to block the powerful longranger in the 63rd minute. Suddenly Prayag United were in the game and they found the equaliser only three minutes later. Carlos sent a perfect through, that caught the East Bengal defence napping and released Ranty Martins Soleye free inside the box. The Nigerian made the most of the opportunity and fired the ball past a stranded Gurpreet.

East Bengal tried to regain the lead but failed in their bid as Sangram saved a 70th minute effort from Chidi while an open Ishfaq chip went wide of an open goal in the 82nd minute. And then in the last attack of the game Chidi scored, but the referee wrongly called an offside which would have been East Bengal's winner and ensured the crucial three points.


(Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

rs1.tv VIDEO: FC Remscheid hampered by winter weather, no league match in four months

The ongoing winter here in Germany has been one of the longest and toughest in recent years and it has had a negative effect on amateur football. My local club FC Remscheid has not played a league match since November 18, 2012 and yesterday's match was called-off short notice due to a frozen pitch.

Here my rs1.tv report in German:

AFC Asian Cup - Australia 2015: Venues and Match schedule unveiled

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 - Local Organising Committee (LOC) have unveiled the match schedule and host venues for the 2015 competition.

The competition will kick off in Melbourne on January 9, 2015 with an opening ceremony and a Socceroos match at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and will culminate in the Final at Sydney's Stadium Australia on January 31, 2015.

The other three competition venues are Brisbane Stadium at Milton, Canberra Stadium in the ACT and Newcastle Stadium in NSW.

LOC Chief Executive Officer Michael Brown said the announcements marked a significant milestone in the planning of AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

"The Asian Cup in Australia will be a three week, 32 match festival of football culminating in the Final at Stadium Australia on January 31," Brown said.

"We are pleased to have now locked in five top class venues for the competition and finalised the match schedule."

"This will allow the detailed planning for the event to progress on schedule to ensure Asian Cup Australia 2015 is a world-class event and maintains Australia's international reputation as a great host for the world's best sporting contests."

Brown said the Socceroos group games would be played in Melbourne on January 9, 2015; Sydney on January 13, 2015; and Brisbane on January 17, 2015.

"The four Quarterfinals will be played on January 22 and 23, 2015 and we are very excited that on Australia Day 2015 the first Semifinal will be played at Stadium Australia."

"The second Semifinal will be played in Newcastle on January 27, 2015 and the city will also host the 3rd v 4th play-off on January 30, 2015."

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 is being jointly-funded by the Australian Government and the local governments of Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria.

Federal Minister for Sport Kate Lundy said the Gillard Government was working in partnership with the Local Organising Committee as Australia prepares to host the Asian Cup – the region's premier sporting event.

"The Asian Cup offers a unique opportunity to showcase Australia as a world-class host for major sporting events and as an attractive tourist destination," Lundy said.

"The spin-off from the Cup will be enormous for Australia with a global TV audience of more than 2.5 billion people expected and an estimated 45,000 international visitors set to visit our shores."

NSW Minister for Sport Graham Annesley welcomed the announcement that Sydney and Newcastle would host a key Semifinal and Final match.

"The staging of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia is just reward for the growth of football in this country," Annesley said.

"Successive FIFA World Cup campaigns have positioned Australia on the world football stage, and I'm confident both Stadium Australia and Newcastle Stadium will ensure fans experience and enjoy these world class facilities during the Asian Cup."

Victorian Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty said, "I am delighted the event's Opening Ceremony and Opening Match featuring the Socceroos will be held at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne on 9 January 2015."

"Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is a world class, award winning, purpose-built stadium with fantastic turf that the players will love and where the fans can get up close to the action."

"I look forward to welcoming visitors to Melbourne and Victoria for this highly anticipated event."

Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Jann Stuckey, said Queenslanders were looking forward to the benefits and exposure the tournament would bring to the state.

"An event the size of the Asian Cup has a tremendous impact, and I know that Brisbane 2015 will be memorable for spectators and competitors alike," Stuckey said.

"The number of Asian tourists visiting Queensland has increased markedly during recent years, and the event will provide an opportunity to build on that by showcasing what our wonderful state has to offer."

ACT Minister for Sport Andrew Barr said the ACT Government was proud to be working with Victoria, Queensland, NSW, the Federal Government and the AFC Asian Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee to host this exciting event and showcase Australia to Asia and the world.

"I'm delighted that football fans in Canberra and the capital region will have the chance to see some of the world's best players and international teams in action."

"Canberra Stadium has a proven track record of hosting high-quality fixtures, including Olympic football, Rugby World Cup and Rugby League World Cup matches. Likewise Canberra will be a great venue for travelling fans, who will have the chance to see the unique attractions of the nation's capital."

Kamis, 28 Maret 2013

VIDEOs: Mohun Bagan 2-2 Shillong Lajongs - Goals!

Mohun Bagan AC were held to a two-all draw by Shillong Lajong FC earlier today in Kalyani. Here videos of all the four goals scored on the day!








2014 AFC Challenge Cup: Laos & Turkmenistan get last spots!

Former champions India have failed to qualify for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives. That was known for some time, but due to the late pullout of Brunei it was not clear which two sides would qualify as the best two teams amongst the five qualification groups.

In the end Laos and Turkmenistan have received the tickets to next year's finals as the two best runners-up as they join hosts Maldives plus the five group winners Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Palestine and the Philippines in their quest to qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

The non-participation of Brunei in Group E meant that the results of the matches in the four other groups between the runner-up and the bottom-placed team were declared null and void based on Article 16.1 and Appendix 2 of the tournament regulations.

The affected matches were as follows
Group A: India 2-1 Chinese Taipei
Group B: Macau 0-3 Tajikistan
Group C: Laos 1-1 Mongolia
Group D Bangladesh 4-0 Northern Mariana Islands

With these results no longer being factored into the outcome, Laos emerged as the best of the second-placed team with four points. Turkmenistan, AFC Challenge Cup runners-up in 2012 and 2010, took the second ticket to the Maldives, with their superior goal difference separating them from 2008 champions India, Bangladesh and inaugural winners Tajikistan of 2006, who all finished with three points.

I-League: East Bengal needs three points against Prayag United

Tomorrow afternoon when Prayag United SC host East Bengal Club in a Round 22 match of the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium it comes just nine days after the Men in Purple won 1-0 against the red-and-gold in the final of the 117th IFA Shield.

But that was the IFA Shield, now it is back to the I-League where East Bengal Club are three points behind league leaders Churchill Brothers but have played the same number of matches. A win tomorrow will be vital to keep the pressure on the Goans ahead of the final rounds of the I-League.

"The two matches are different for they were played in different tournaments so the two cannot be compared. But tomorrow's match is crucial as it is important for us to win and remain in the run for the title," East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan said.

Meanwhile Prayag United coach Eelco Schattorie said, "Just because we beat them in the (IFA) Shield final does not mean we have all the advantage. We played better on that day and won. We have to repeat the good showing once again to repeat the success."

And Prayag United have been a tough opponent for the red-and-gold, who in recent I-League matches have found their form and have moved into fourth position just ahead of Pune FC on goal difference and behind champions Dempo SC.

"Prayag United are a strong side with good players like Carlos Hernandez and Ranty Martins. We have plans in place for our opponents and hope they will come good this time," Morgan added.

The game will also be a match-up between two of the best I-League strikers with Prayag's Ranty Martins Soleye taking on East Bengal's Chidi Edeh.

"They have good players and we do not have specific plan to mark anyone in particular. We will play to our plan and try to make the most of it," Eelco added.

A good Kolkata derby is on the cards with a lot at stake.

Mohun Bagan held to 2-2 draw by Shillong Lajong

Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan AC were held to a two-all draw by Shillong Lajong FC in a match against relegation of the I-League Round 22 at the Kalyani Stadium this afternoon. The Mariners twice took the lead, but on both occasions the team from the Northeast equalised.

The first session did not see much action as both sides took a defensive approach. Mohun Bagan had the first opportunity in the first quarter that saw Syed Rahim Nabi missing a header from close range, while Lajong FC also had their share of chances. The first attempt, coming in the 37th minute off their young Portuguese striker Edinho Junior, which was tipped over by Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Shilton Pal. Lajong FC's Japanese midfielder Taisuke Matsugane missed another sitter when a Mohun Bagan defender failed to clear a midfield floater giving the former an open chance in the 43rd minute.

Mohun Bagan returned with more purpose after the break and found the lead in the 51st minute when Tolgay Ozbey showed his class after being set free by a nice through from his strike partner C.S. Sabeeth. But before the green-and-maroon could settle down, a brilliant swerving shot from Boithang Haokip restored parity.

Mohun Bagan continued to attack and restored the lead through substitute Manish Maithani, who came after the break for Sushant Mathew. The Mohun Bagan midfielder scored from a nice long-ranger on the hour mark renewing the home side's hopes of a win and the necessary three points.

But the doggedness, that marked Shillong Lajong FC's performance in the match, came to the visitors' aid as they found the equaliser yet once again.

P.C. Lahlimthara Mahlima, who replaced Eugeneson Lyngdoh Mawphlang in the 74th minute, nodded home the Lajong goal just three minutes after coming on when his midfield colleague Boithang Haokip set up a fine floater on the Mohun Bagan goalmouth. The match ended two-all.

After the draw Mohun Bagan have 10 points from 17 matches while Lajong FC had 21 from 22 matches with the fight for survival still on for both sides.


(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

VIDEO: Wim Koevermans press conference in Trivandrum

Indian national football team coach Wim Koevermans at a press conference in the Kerala state capital Thiruvananthapuram about Baichung Bhutia being part of the technical committee, Rob Baan's Lakshya Youth Development plans and the cooperation with the I-League clubs.


2nd Division I-League: Complete Preliminary Round Results!

The three 2nd Division I-League preliminary round groups comprising of 26 teams was played from March 9 to 27, 2013 across the country with the top two clubs from each group reaching the final round, while from there two teams will gain promotion to the next edition of the I-League.

The 2nd Division I-League's Final round will be played as a double header in Bangalore and Kerala and it will see Langsning FC, Rangdajied United FC, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bhowanipore Club, Southern Samity and Mumbai Tigers FC in action.


Preliminary Round Results

Group A (Singrauli)
Delhi United Soccer Club, DSK Shivajians FC (Pune), George Telegraph SC (Kolkata), Kenkre FC (Mumbai), KGF Academy (Bangalore), Kohima Komets (Nagaland), Langsning FC (Shillong), Rangdajied United FC (Shillong), Samaleshwari Sporting Club (Orissa)

09-Mar-2013: Samaleshwari SC 1-1 KGF Academy
09-Mar-2013: DSK Shivajians 3-2 Rangdajied United FC
09-Mar-2013: George Telegraph SC 1-2 Kenkre FC
09-Mar-2013: Kohima Komets 0-7 Langsning FC
11-Mar-2013: Delhi United Soccer Club 1-0 Samaleshwari SC
11-Mar-2013: KGF Academy 1-0 DSK Shivajians
11-Mar-2013: Rangdajied United FC 1-0 George Telegraph SC
11-Mar-2013: Kenkre FC 3-1 Kohima Komets
13-Mar-2013: Langsning FC 0-0 Kenkre FC
13-Mar-2013: DSK Shivajians 1-1 Delhi United Soccer Club
13-Mar-2013: Kohima Komets 0-3 Rangdajied United FC
13-Mar-2013: George Telegraph SC 1-3 KGF Academy
15-Mar-2013: Rangdajied United FC 0-1 Langsning FC
15-Mar-2013: KGF Academy 1-1 Kohima Komets
15-Mar-2013: Delhi United Soccer Club 0-1 George Telegraph SC
15-Mar-2013: Samaleshwari SC 0-1 DSK Shivajians
17-Mar-2013: George Telegraph SC 5-0 Samaleshwari SC
17-Mar-2013: Kenkre FC 1-2 Rangdajied United FC
17-Mar-2013: Langsning FC 4-0 KGF Academy
17-Mar-2013: Kohima Komets 0-3 Delhi United Soccer Club
19-Mar-2013: KGF Academy 2-2 Kenkre FC
19-Mar-2013: DSK Shivajians 2-1 George Telegraph SC
19-Mar-2013: Samaleshwari SC 2-0 Kohima Komets
19-Mar-2013: Delhi United Soccer Club 2-3 Langsning FC
21-Mar-2013: Rangdajied United FC 3-1 KGF Academy
21-Mar-2013: Langsning FC 1-0 Samaleshwari SC
21-Mar-2013: Kenkre FC 1-1 Delhi United Soccer Club
21-Mar-2013: Kohima Komets 0-5 DSK Shivajians
23-Mar-2013: George Telegraph SC 1-2 Kohima Komets
23-Mar-2013: Samaleshwari SC 1-2 Kenkre FC
23-Mar-2013: DSK Shivajians 1-1 Langsning FC
23-Mar-2013: Delhi United Soccer Club 0-5 Rangdajied United FC
25-Mar-2013: Langsning FC 3-1 George Telegraph SC
25-Mar-2013: Kenkre FC 1-2 DSK Shivajians
25-Mar-2013: Rangdajied United FC 2-0 Samaleshwari SC
25-Mar-2013: KGF Academy 0-0 Delhi United Soccer Club

Group B (Indore)
Aizwal FC (Mizoram), Aryan Club (Kolkata), Bhowanipore Club (Kolkata), Green Valley SC (Guwahati), Josco FC (Kerala), Mohammedan Sporting Club (Kolkata), PIFA (Mumbai), Royal Wahingdoh FC (Shillong), Simla Youngs FC (Delhi)

09-Mar-2013: Simla Youngs FC 2-3 PIFA, Mumbai
09-Mar-2013: Green Valley SC 1-1 Aizawl FC
09-Mar-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club 2-1 Royal Wahingdoh FC
09-Mar-2013: Aryan Club 0-1 Bhowanipore Club
11-Mar-2013: PIFA, Mumbai 2-1 Green Valley SC
11-Mar-2013: Bhowanipore Club 1-0 Simla Youngs FC
11-Mar-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 2-0 Aryan Club
11-Mar-2013: Josco FC 1-2 Mohammedan Sporting Club
13-Mar-2013: Aryan Club 2-3 Josco FC
13-Mar-2013: Simla Youngs FC 0-5 Royal Wahingdoh FC
13-Mar-2013: Green Valley SC 0-2 Bhowanipore Club
13-Mar-2013: Aizawl FC 3-2 PIFA, Mumbai
15-Mar-2013: Bhowanipore Club 2-1 Aizawl FC
15-Mar-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 4-0 Green Valley SC
15-Mar-2013: Josco FC 1-2 Simla Youngs FC
15-Mar-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club 0-0 Aryan Club
17-Mar-2013: Aizawl FC 2-1 Royal Wahingdoh FC
17-Mar-2013: Green Valley SC 0-3 Josco FC
17-Mar-2013: Simla Youngs FC 0-5 Mohammedan Sporting Club
17-Mar-2013: PIFA, Mumbai 1-3 Bhowanipore Club
19-Mar-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 2-0 PIFA, Mumbai
19-Mar-2013: Josco FC 0-3 Aizawl FC
19-Mar-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0 Green Valley SC
19-Mar-2013: Aryan Club 4-0 Simla Youngs FC
21-Mar-2013: Green Valley SC 1-2 Aryan Club
21-Mar-2013: PIFA, Mumbai 0-1 Josco FC
21-Mar-2013: Aizawl FC 0-1 Mohammedan Sporting Club
21-Mar-2013: Bhowanipore Club 0-3 Royal Wahingdoh FC
23-Mar-2013: Josco FC 0-2 Bhowanipore Club
23-Mar-2013: Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0 PIFA, Mumbai
23-Mar-2013: Aryan Club 2-0 Aizawl FC
23-Mar-2013: Simla Youngs FC 2-4 Green Valley SC
25-Mar-2013: Aizawl FC 5-4 Simla Youngs FC
25-Mar-2013: PIFA, Mumbai 0-4 Aryan Club
25-Mar-2013: Bhowanipore Club 1-1 Mohammedan Sporting Club
25-Mar-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 0-0 Josco FC

Group C (Bangalore)
Mumbai Tigers (formerly Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Eagles FC (Kerala), Hindustan FC (Delhi), Kalighat Milan Sangha (Kolkata), Luangmual FC (Mizoram), South United FC (Bangalore), Southern Samity (Kolkata), Vasco SC (Goa)

11-Mar-2013: Vasco SC 1-1 Southern Samity
11-Mar-2013: South United FC 3-4 Luangmual FC
12-Mar-2013: Hindustan FC 0-1 Kalighat Milan Sangha
12-Mar-2013: Mumbai Tigers 1-1 Eagles FC
13-Mar-2013: Vasco SC 1-0 South United FC
14-Mar-2013: Southern Samity 1-0 Eagles FC
14-Mar-2013: Kalighat Milan Sangha 1-2 Mumbai Tigers
15-Mar-2013: Luangmual FC 0-2 Hindustan FC
17-Mar-2013: Mumbai Tigers 4-2 Luangmual FC
16-Mar-2013: Eagles FC 1-5 Kalighat Milan Sangha
17-Mar-2013: Hindustan FC 0-2 Vasco SC
16-Mar-2013: South United FC 0-1 Southern Samity
18-Mar-2013: Southern Samity 2-1 Kalighat Milan Sangha
19-Mar-2013: Luangmual FC 1-3 Eagles FC
19-Mar-2013: Vasco SC 0-1 Mumbai Tigers
20-Mar-2013: South United FC 2-0 Hindustan FC
21-Mar-2013: Eagles FC 0-1 Vasco SC
21-Mar-2013: Kalighat Milan Sangha 8-0 Luangmual FC
22-Mar-2013: Mumbai Tigers 3-1 South United FC
22-Mar-2013: Hindustan FC 0-2 Southern Samity
23-Mar-2013: Vasco SC 2-1 Kalighat Milan Sangha
24-Mar-2013: South United FC 4-0 Eagles FC
24-Mar-2013: Southern Samity 1-1 Luangmual FC
25-Mar-2013: Hindustan FC 0-2 Mumbai Tigers
26-Mar-2013: Kalighat Milan Sangha 2-2 South United FC
26-Mar-2013: Luangmual FC 0-2 Vasco SC
27-Mar-2013: Eagles FC 2-2 Hindustan FC
27-Mar-2013: Mumbai Tigers - Southern Samity

Rabu, 27 Maret 2013

VIDEO: 50 years of Bundesliga in one move

The German Bundesliga is currently celebrating its 50th season. And here a great video of a combined move including De Tünn, Loddar, Laudrup and Grafite...

2nd Division I-League: Six teams qualify from Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of the 2nd Division I-League ended earlier today with a couple of matches at the Bangalore Football Stadium with Kolkata side Southern Samity the sixth and final team making it to the final round of the 2nd Division.

The 2nd Division I-League's Final round will be played as a double header in Bangalore and Kerala and it will see Langsning FC, Rangdajied United FC, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bhowanipore Club, Southern Samity and Mumbai Tigers FC in action.

From Group A played in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Shillong sides Langsning FC (20 pts) and Rangdajied United FC (18 pts) qualified ahead of DSK Shivajians FC (17 pts) from Pune with Kenkre FC (Mumbai), KGF Academy (Bangalore), Delhi United Soccer Club, George Telegraph SC (Kolkata), Samaleshwari Sporting Club (Orissa) and Kohima Komets (Nagaland) finishing behind them.

Group B was played in Indore, Madhya Pradesh with Kolkata sides Mohammedan Sporting Club (20 pts) and Bhowanipore Club (19 pts) making the final round ahead of Shillong's Royal Wahingdoh FC (16 pts), Aryan Club (Kolkata), Aizwal FC (Mizoram), Josco FC (Kerala), PIFA (Mumbai), Green Valley SC (Guwahati) and Simla Youngs FC (Delhi).

Bangalore hosted Group C from which Kolkata's Southern Samity (17 pts) and Mumbai Tigers FC (16 pts) qualified ahead of Goa's Vasco SC (16 pts), Kalighat Milan Sangha (Kolkata), South United FC (Bangalore), Hindustan FC (Delhi), Eagles FC (Kerala) and Luangmual FC (Mizoram).

4th Dr. T. Ao Memorial Football Tournament: Manipur champions!

Manipur beat rivals and defending champions Mizoram 4-3 on penalties at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong tonight to lift the trophy of the fourth edition of the Dr. T. Ao Memorial Football Tournament, which was played from March 18 to 27.


RESULTS

Group A
18-Mar-2013: Meghalaya 3-0 Arunachal Pradesh
18-Mar-2013: Assam 2-0 Nagaland
20-Mar-2013: Assam 0-2 Arunachal Pradesh
20-Mar-2013: Meghalaya 4-0 Nagaland
22-Mar-2013: Nagaland 1-2 Arunachal Pradesh
22-Mar-2013: Meghalaya 3-0 Assam

Group B
19-Mar-2013: Mizoram 4-3 Sikkim
19-Mar-2013: Manipur 1-1 Tripura
21-Mar-2013: Manipur 3-1 Sikkim
21-Mar-2013: Mizoram 3-0 Tripura
23-Mar-2013: Sikkim 2-2 Tripura
23-Mar-2013: Mizoram 0-0 Manipur

Semifinals
25-Mar-2013: Mizoram 1-0 Arunachal Pradesh
25-Mar-2013: Meghalaya 0-1 Manipur

3rd Place Playoff
26-Mar-2013: Meghalaya 6-2 Arunachal Pradesh

Final
27-Mar-2013: Mizoram 1-1,3-4 Manipur [penalties]

VIDEO: Pune FC 2-2 Shillong Lajong - Goals!

Here are the goals scored in Sunday evenings match between Pune FC and Shillong Lajong FC at the Balewadi Stadium. The match had ended two-all with debutants Boima Jerry Karpeh and Edinho Junior scoring both goals for their sides.


I-League leaders Churchill Brothers SC held to another draw

I-League leaders Churchill Brothers SC dropped further points into their title challenge when they were held to a goalless draw by Goan rivals Salgaocar FC at the Duler ground in Mapusa this afternoon. Churchill Brothers now have 44 points from 21 matches, while closest challenger East Bengal Club have 41 points from the same number of matches.

Needing a win to open up a comfortable lead at the top, Churchill Brothers started aggressively but could not translate their domination into goals. The Red Machines were also hampered by injuries to influential Brazilian midfielder Roberto Mendes Silva and wing-back Yumnam Raju Mangang, both of whom had to be replaced within half an hour.

Salgaocar FC too were keen to continue with their winning run and move further away from the relegation zone. The David Booth coached side played methodically and had their strikers been more sharp, they could have got something out of the game.

Randeep Singh first tested the Churchill goalkeeper Sandip Nandy with a long ranger which experienced Nandy parried away for an abortive corner. Minutes later, Francis Fernandes tried the same tactic but his booming shot sailed past the post.

At the other end, Sunil Chhetri and Henry Arnaud Antchouet Rebienot made some good runs but didn't come up with anything special that could trouble Salgaocar goalkeeper Karanjit Singh. The only time Karanjit needed to be at his best was when T. Bineesh Balan made a solo run but he could not get past the goalkeeper.

In the second session, Salgaocar saw more of the ball but failed to beat a determined Sandip Nandy under the horizontal bar, who was later adjudged as the Man-of-the-Match.


(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

Germany beat Kazakhstan 4-1, close in on World Cup qualification

After Friday nights 3-0 win against Kazakhstan away in Astana, Germany scored a 4-1 win at home in Nuremberg against the same opponent in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers yesterday to pick-up maximum six points from the March matches to take a giant step towards World Cup qualification.

Germany coach Joachim Löw had to make some adjustments due to injuries to defender Benedikt Höwedes and teenager Julian Draxler plus a yellow card suspension of Bastian Schweinsteiger with Jérôme Boateng, Ilkay Gündogan and Marco Reus coming into the starting eleven.

Germany were in control from the start but their finishing at the start wasn't upto the mark or a Kazakh was able to block the attempts. Things changed in the 23rd minute as Marco Reus gave Germany the lead and in four minute intervals his Borussia Dortmund team mates Mario Götze and Ilkay Gündogan made it 3-0 for Germany with Kazakhstan staring at a heavy defeat. The central Asians were able to keep the score at 0-3 at the break.

Only seconds into the second half the German defence made a blunder which forced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into risky ball which enabled Heinrich Schmidtgal to score into an empty net. Suddenly Germany lost their game and presence, and they again needed 15 to 20 minutes like in the first session to get their game together. Thereafter it was once more one-way traffic though the woodwork and the Kazakhs were always in the way.

In the end a late minute goal from Marco Reus sealed the match in Germany's favour, who won 4-1 in the end.

MATCH STATS

Germany 4-1 (3-0) Kazakhstan - Goals: 1-0,4-1 Marco Reus (23',90'), 2-0 Mario Götze (27'), 3-0 Ilkay Gündogan (31'), 3-1 Heinrich Schmidtgal (46')

Germany
Manuel Neuer - Philip Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Jérôme Boateng, Marcel Schmelzer - Sami Khedira, Ilkay Gündogan - Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil, Marco Reus (90' Marcell Jansen) - Mario Götze

Kazakhstan
Sidelnikov - Gorman, Dmitrenko, Mukhtarov, Kirov - Nurdauletov (46' Dzholchiev) - Konysbaev (78' Shomko), Korobkin, Engel, Schmidtgal - Ostapenko (64' Kukeyev)

Referee
Halis Özkahya (Turkey)

Selasa, 26 Maret 2013

VIDEO: Fulham FC's Harlem Shake

You know by know that I have been following what football teams are doing as their version of the Harlem Shake. The latest instalment comes from English Premier League side Fulham FC!

I-League title contenders Churchill Brothers face Salgaocar challenge

I-League leaders Churchill Brothers SC are keen to put last Saturday's ONGC draw disappointment behind them and turn the screws on title-challengers East Bengal Club as the Goans are two points ahead of their Kolkata rivals in the I-League title race and have a match in hand.

"ONGC was a disappointment because we could have so easily won the match. We missed too many chances and their goalkeeper brought some incredible saves of Beto in the closing stages of the match," said Churchill Brothers' Technical Director Subhas Bhowmick.

Churchill Brothers face Salgaocar FC at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa on Wednesday and should they manage a win, Bhowmick is confident that the title is then theirs to lose.

"Five points lead with five matches to be played is advantageous. It will put us in the driver's seat," said Bhowmick.

Churchill Brothers had scored a narrow last-minute victory against Salgaocar FC in the first-leg but Bhowmick himself admits Wednesday's battle will be far more difficult because David Booth's side is now completely transformed.

"Salgaocar are a tough team. They have rebuilt their side and are now as good as anyone else in the competition. We have to be at the top of our game," said Bhowmick.

Salgaocar's nerves have been calmed with a solitary goal victory over Mumbai FC in the last game but they still need some more points under their belt to be completely sure of avoiding relegation. Salgaocar are currently placed ninth with 23 points from 21 matches.

Salgaocar FC will be happy to welcome goalkeeper Karanjit Singh back into the squad after he served a one-match suspension following a red-card against Sporting Clube de Goa, but Brazilian striker Josimar Martins da Silva remains suspended.

VIDEO: Pune FC vs Shillong Lajong Post-Match reactions

After Sunday evenings match between Pune FC and Shillong Lajong FC at the Balewadi Stadium, PFC TV spoke to PFC coach Derrick Pereira and SLFC coach Thangboi Singto about the match.


VIDEO: Dempo's Rowilson own goal vs Sporting Clube

Defending champions Dempo SC lost their Goan derby in the I-League against Sporting Clube de Goa due to an own goal from defender Rowilson Rodrigues. Here the SCG goal to watch!

Brasil Futebol Academia to organise Joga Bonito camp & league in Goa

The Goa-based Brasil Futebol Academia (BFA) will organise its 3rd Joga Bonito camp-and-league in April and May at Seraulim, Colva and Taleigao ground from 4 to 6pm.

Brasil Futebol Academia (BFA) is the 'brain-child' of Roberto Mendes Silva and his friend Jose Ramires Barreto, both professional footballers in India who wanted to give something back to the 'Beautiful Game' and came up with an idea of setting up a football academy in Goa. They both worked really hard to make this dream a reality. Roberto Mendes Silva (Beto) and Jose Ramirez Barreto joined hands to give the kids of Goa and other states an opportunity to learn football in India the Brazilian way.

The coaching programme has been designed by the BFA's ex-technical director Juliano Fontana and will be conducted by head coach Rodrigo Mendes Silva along with the BFA's technical staff.

The fundamentals of football, sensational samba moves, along with dribbling and juggling sequences will be taught in the first month. Children will be split into divisions depending on their age, grade and experience. There will be a high ratio of coaches to participants to ensure the children are supervised in a fun and educational environment. The camp will teach the individual fundamentals of football and then combine those skills into team drills.

In the second month, participants will be divided into teams and a competitive league will start creating an enjoyable and fun environment. The camp is open for kids between 6 and 16 years of age.

For details check out Brasil Futebol Academia page on Facebook or contact BFA Office/Elton De Sousa on 9850859497/9960099714 or e-mail bfa_academia@hotmail.com .

Senin, 25 Maret 2013

Salgaocar FC Under-12 trials on April 2/3!

Goan I-League side Salgaocar FC will be holding open trials for their Under-12 team which is part of their Youth Development Programme on Tuesday/Wednesday, April 2/3 from 8.30 am onwards at the Duncolim–Seraulim ground.

Boys born on January 1, 2001 or after are allowed to participate in the open trials for the clubs Youth Development Programme team which will participate in the local Goa Under-12 league, invitational tournaments and other competitions.

On Tuesday morning please report at the ground by 08.30 IST. All trialists are requested to bring their own playing kit and a copy of their birth certificate.


Salgaocar FC Under-12 Trial Details

DATE: April 2/3
TIME: 08.30 IST onwards
VENUE: Duncolim–Seraulim ground
WHO CAN TAKE PART: Boys born on or after 1/1/2001

Lajong Coach Thangboi Singto: Every match is like a Cup match!

Thangboi Singto took over as the Coach of Shillong Lajong FC in January 2013 from Desmond Bulpin with the club stabalizing after a difficult season. Talking to AIFF Media in a freewheeling interview, Singto spoke on the transition in the style of play, the challenges of taking over the reins midway, Ex-Under-19 Portugal striker Edinho Junior, who came on loan from Blackburn Rovers, Lajong's aim and much more.


Since you took over, Shillong Lajong FC's turnaround has been dramatic. What different have you done to the squad?

There is nothing hugely different which I can do. It depends on the quality of players you have. I had my own philosophy and it's the players who are responding and implementing it on the pitch. I insisted on building up from the back and playing possession football as most of our players are technically sound and short in height. At this juncture of the League, you need to stay fit. I reiterate the players have done it, not me. They have responded in style.


Lajong's style of play seems to have changed and there's been a deviation from the long-ball strategy. How difficult was implementing it?

It was not very difficult. Eleven players on the football pitch want to play with the ball - isn't it? My philosophy of building from the back and playing possession football ensures that everyone gets the ball and can move around. This gives each player the confidence as well. Previously, not all used to get the ball as they had to play it long immediately after receiving.

Football is all about making the correct decisions at the correct time. Decision making stays the most important aspect. I am a firm believer in that.


Was it difficult to take up the reins midway?

I'm grateful to the management for showing tremendous faith in me. My association with the club is for long. Since 2008-09 I have been with the club. So I knew the structure and the talent which was available. I knew the areas to be worked upon and was no stranger. Otherwise, it is always very difficult to fit into from mid-season.


How has your new recruit former Under-19 Portugal International Edinho Junior settled in?

I would not like to single out one player as football is a team game. But since you asked, I would say that Edinho (Junior) is an exceptional talent. We are proud that we have him with us on loan from Blackburn Rovers. He is bonding well and has great football expertise. His brace against Pune FC was spectacular.

Other foreigners in my team are good as well. (Sho) Kamimurah also scored two goals on debut against Air India. Besides, Taisuke Matsugae, Minchol (Son) are also very talented.


Do you believe that you are already out of the relegation zone?

Not at all! For us every game is like a Cup final now. I am taking one match at a time. We need to keep working hard and there is no room for slip ups.


Where do you want to finish this season?

The aim was to finish in the top half of the table. But realistically we need to ensure that we play next season. Avoiding the relegation stays the priority at the moment. Ideally, I would want to see my team finish 9th.

SLFC already have a Youth Development Program in place. Tell us about the transition of the players into the senior squad.

'Promotion of Youth', has always stayed the philosophy at Shillong Lajong Football Club. We have seven players in the Senior Team who are U-20 players. That says a lot. I'm sure under the guidance of Mr. (Robert) Baan and Scott (O'Donell) all the clubs, including ours will go in the right direction.


(Interview & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

AIFF Navi Mumbai Academy win 5-0 against Mumbai Super Division side

The AIFF's Navi Mumbai Regional Academy breezed past Mumbai Super Division outfit Income Tax SC 5-0 in a practice match at the Father Agnel Sports Complex in Vashi.

The deadlock was broken barely seconds into the game when winger Rakesh Oram capitalised on a defensive lapse and crossed into the box for an ice-cool striker Stany Braganca to slot home. The Academy boys made it 2-0 in the 32th minute when midfielder Milan Basumatary made amends for a missed penalty a minute earlier with a delightful cross to the far post which was met by a thunderous half-volley by Oram. The winger doubled his tally three minutes later when he followed Robinson Singh's through ball, beat the off-side trap and placed it past the rival goalkeeper to make it 3-0. Bidyananda Singh's tap-in at the stroke of half-time ensured that the boys went into the break with a comfortable 4-0 lead.

The rout was completed in the 62nd minute by midfielder Hayden Fernandes as his powerful shot from around 40 yards left the keeper with no chance. It ended 5-0 for the AIFF Navi Mumbai Regional Academy against the second tier Mumbai side Income Tax SC.

The game also marked the return of Suman Sarkar to competitive play after his knee surgery last month.


(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

VIDEO: Pailan Arrows 2-3 Mohun Bagan Goals!

Here the videos of the goals from the Pailan Arrows vs Mohun Bagan match yesterday at the Kalyani Stadium. The green-and-maroon won 3-2 to keep their I-League survival fight alive.




Germany makes squad changes ahead of Kazakhstan qualifiers

After Friday nights 3-0 win against Kazakhstan away in Astana, Germany once more meet the same opponent tomorrow in Nuremberg in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Another win will take Germany even closer to qualification.

Germany coach Joachim Löw has had to make some adjustments due to a injury to teenager Julian Draxler and a yellow card suspension of Bastian Schweinsteiger follow earlier injuries to Holger Badstuber, Mats Hummels, Lars Bender, Sven Bender, Toni Kroos and Miroslav Klose.

While a recovered Sven Bender has joined the squad, Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV) and Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) have been called-up as late replacements.


GERMANY

Goalkeepers
René Adler (Hamburger SV), Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

Defenders
Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München), Benedikt Höwedes (FC Schalke 04), Philip Lahm (FC Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (FC Arsenal), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund), Heiko Westermann (Hamburger SV)

Midfielders
Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund), Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München), Mesut Özil (Real Madrid), Lukas Podolski (FC Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), André Schürrle (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Forwards
Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München)

Minggu, 24 Maret 2013

VIDEO: East Bengal 1-1 Air India highlights

Here the XtraTime report on the East Bengal Club vs Air India match in the I-League held on Saturday at the Kalyani Stadium.


Under-20 I-League: Complete List of Results!

Jamshedpur hosted this seasons Under-20 I-League tournament, which was played from March 5 to 24 with the Pune FC Juniors retaining their title won last year.

This season 15 club youth teams and academies took part with matches played at the JRD Tata Sports Complex and the Gopal Maidan in Jamshedpur.


RESULTS

Group A
Prayag United SC, Pune FC, Salgaocar FC, Sporting Clube de Goa, United Sikkim FC

05-Mar-2013: Pune FC 2-0 Prayag United SC
05-Mar-2013: Sporting Clube de Goa 1-1 United Sikkim FC
07-Mar-2013: Salgaocar FC 2-0 Pune FC
07-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC 1-1 Sporting Clube de Goa
09-Mar-2013: United Sikkim FC 0-3 Salgaocar FC
09-Mar-2013: Pune FC 3-0 Sporting Clube de Goa
11-Mar-2013: United Sikkim FC 1-2 Prayag United SC
11-Mar-2013: Sporting Clube de Goa 0-2 Salgaocar FC
13-Mar-2013: United Sikkim FC 0-9 Pune FC
13-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC 1-1 Salgaocar FC


Group B
Dempo SC, East Bengal Club, Mumbai FC, ONGC, Tata Football Academy

06-Mar-2013: Mumbai FC 1-2 Dempo SC
06-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 1-0 ONGC
08-Mar-2013: Tata Football Academy 2-0 Mumbai FC
08-Mar-2013: Dempo SC 1-2 East Bengal Club
10-Mar-2013: ONGC 1-2 Tata Football Academy
10-Mar-2013: Mumbai FC 0-2 East Bengal Club
12-Mar-2013: ONGC 1-2 Dempo SC
12-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 0-0 Tata Football Academy
14-Mar-2013: ONGC 1-3 Mumbai FC
14-Mar-2013: Dempo SC 0-2 Tata Football Academy


Group C
Air India, Churchill Brothers SC, Mohun Bagan AC, Sesa Football Academy, Shillong Lajong FC

06-Mar-2013: Shillong Lajong FC 0-0 Churchill Brothers SC
06-Mar-2013: Air India 0-2 Mohun Bagan AC
08-Mar-2013: Sesa Football Academy 1-1 Shillong Lajong FC
08-Mar-2013: Churchill Brothers SC 1-1 Air India
10-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC 0-0 Sesa Football Academy
10-Mar-2013: Shillong Lajong FC 2-2 Air India
12-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC 1-0 Churchill Brothers SC
12-Mar-2013: Air India 0-2 Sesa Football Academy
14-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC 1-3 Shillong Lajong FC
14-Mar-2013: Churchill Brothers SC 2-4 Sesa Football Academy


Final Round

16-Mar-2013: Salgaocar FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan AC
16-Mar-2013: Pune FC 2-1 Sesa Football Academy
16-Mar-2013: Tata Football Academy 1-1 East Bengal Club
18-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC 2-0 East Bengal Club
18-Mar-2013: Sesa Football Academy 1-2 Tata Football Academy
18-Mar-2013: Salgaocar FC 2-3 Pune FC
20-Mar-2013: Pune FC 2-0 Mohun Bagan AC
20-Mar-2013: Tata Football Academy 2-0 Salgaocar FC
20-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 0-3 Sesa Football Academy
22-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC 1-2 Sesa Football Academy
22-Mar-2013: Salgaocar FC 2-1 East Bengal Club
22-Mar-2013: Pune FC 0-0 Tata Football Academy
24-Mar-2013: Tata Football Academy 3-2 Mohun Bagan AC
24-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 0-3 Pune FC
24-Mar-2013: Sesa Football Academy 1-1 Salgaocar FC

Pune FC retain Under-20 I-League title!

The Under-20 team of Pune FC have retained their I-League Under-20 Tournament crown for the second consecutive year by remaining unbeaten in the final round of the competition in Jamshedpur.

Pune FC held their heads high throughout the final phase finishing with 13 points from five matches, winning four of their matches and drawing one.

In the final match Pune FC won 3-0 against East Bengal Club today to ensure that there was no last day drama with the Tata Football Academy finishing second while the Sesa Football Academy became third.

Retaining the title once more showed the good youth development work that Pune FC is doing under Head of Youth Development Ranjan Chowdhury.

PHOTOs: ONGC vs Churchill Brother SC

Here photos from the ONGC vs Churchill Brothers SC I-League match which was played yesterday at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.




I-League: Both Churchill Bros & East Bengal held to draws

This seasons I-League is heading for an interesting finale as both title contenders Churchill Brothers SC and East Bengal Club were held to one-all draws, while defending champions Dempo SC all but dropped out of the title race with a derby loss.

Churchill Brothers remain top of the I-League after Round 21 with 43 points from 20 matches, while closest rivals East Bengal Club stay two points behind on 41 points and Dempo stay on 35 points from 20 matches.

Table toppers Churchill Brothers SC dropped two value points against a fighting ONGC at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Goans were creating more chances in the opening exchanges. In the 7th minute, Henri Antchouet side netted after rounding off ONGC goalkeeper Rehenesh. Few minutes later, Henry's powerful header off winger Steven Dias's flag kick went wide. The hosts got their first real chance in the 26th minute when a Yusa Katsumi free-kick saw Jatin Singh Bisht head wide. Bisht tried his luck once again in the 35th minute after being set up by Sachin Gawas on top of the box, but his effort failed to get the past Rehenesh.

After the break ONGC paid the price for some porous defending from a set piece inside the box. Steven Dias exchanged passes with Denzil Franco after taking a short corner, and it was his shot that deflected into the goal in the 47th minute. The Goan outfit though were unlucky to concede the equalizer at the hour mark as Yusa Katsumi's corner ricocheted off Beto's thigh into his own goal.

Thereafter it was Churchill Brothers, who were looking for the three points but defender Wahid Sali saved Santosh Kashyap's wards the blushes by being at the right place at the right time. India captain Sunil Chhetri's sweetly timed half-volley from inside the box came off Sali's face in the 74th minute and then his left-footer in the 83rd minute flew inches wide.

Meanwhile earlier East Bengal Club was forced to split points with Air India when the latter equalised with an injury time goal as their match ended one-all at the Kalyani Stadium yesterday. With temperatures soaring the match kicked-off in hot and sultry conditions in front of a motely crowd.

The first half was dominated by East Bengal Club and Chidi Edeh should have scored in this half itself, but only on the hour mark tapped in a cross by Andrew Barisic to put the red-and-gold ahead.T his was Chidi's 15th goal this I-League campaign. Immediately therafter East Bengal were denied a penalty when Chidi was illegally brought down in the box and he also the hit post a few minutes later. Towards the end Air India attacked a tired East Bengal and their efforts were rewarded in injury time when their substute striker Henry Ezeh scored.

And on Sunday then Dempo SC lost 0-1 against Sporting Clube de Goa due to a Rowilson Rodrigues own goal.

Could champions Spain miss 2014 World Cup qualification?

Spain has been the team of the last few years in international football having won the 2010 FIFA World Cup plus the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, but La Furja Roja are in danger of missing out on direct qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Until a few years ago the Spaniards were regarded as the underachievers of world football, but their golden generation has changed all that with Spain being the team to beat over the last five/six years.

But on Friday, Spain once more dominated a while match but ended only with a one-all draw against lowly Finland in Gijon which puts them under immense pressure against a resurgent France, who have a two point lead over Spain in Group I ahead of Tuesday evenings clash at the Saint-Denis in Paris.

A win to France and the Equipe Tricolore can plan for Brazil, while even a draw could see them through in the end while only a Spanish win will put La Furja Roja back in control of the group.

Many are already speculating if it is the end of an era in which Spain won everything or if this qualification round has made the Spaniards become human again.

After Tuesday evening we could know more about where Spain and its football team stand on their path to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil then finishing second in the group isn't the end of the road then as the top second-placed team they qualify directly for the World Cup or go into a playoff.

Sabtu, 23 Maret 2013

VIDEO: East Bengal 1-1 Air India - Goals!

Here the video of the two goals from the one-all draw between East Bengal Club and Air India in the I-League yesterday at the Kalyani Stadium.

VIDEO: Heineken - The Candidate

International beer brand Heineken is one of the UEFA Champions League sponsors. Here a funny Heineken job interview, then normally it is about standard questions. Prepared answers. If job interviews are all the same, how to find the right talent among 1734 applicants? Watch the video for the answer...

Heineken reaches out to Football fans in India – searches for the 'Heineken Social Reporter'

International beer brand Heineken is giving one lucky football fan the chance to report LIVE from the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley in London.

Heineken, one of the world's leading premium beer brands, is looking to offer an important assignment to one lucky football fan from India - a chance to be 'Heineken's Social Reporter', and report live from the upcoming UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL on May 25, 2013.

Heineken is looking to recruit a 'Man of The World' from India, to live the Heineken Experience and report on it. The attempt is to recruit a lucky football fan, who is digitally and socially savvy, creative, witty, passionate and eager, to report on the UEFA Champions League Final weekend for Heineken's Social Media channels in India. The initiative is an extension of the brand's global campaign THE CANDIDATE, and one of the initiatives as part of Heineken's activation of the UEFA Champions League sponsorship in India.

To join the search, interested fans will go through an online and offline selection process, with the first step starting on Heineken's Facebook page under www.facebook.com/heineken .

The selected candidate will also meet and exchange notes with Guy Luchting (selected candidate featured in THE CANDIDATE) as part of the Heineken Experience at the UEFA Champions League Final in London.

Commenting on this exciting initiative, Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice-President Marketing, United Breweries Limited, said, "Creativity, Spontaneity and Wit are core values of Heineken, and this campaign, which kicks off our UEFA Champions League activation in India, captures these values in large doses. Recognizing the power of digital and social media in India, this campaign will run almost entirely on Digital. We expect this initiative and our overall Champions League activation plans to give Heineken asalience boost, and connect with young urban consumers in the key consumption months of the upcoming warm Indian summer."

"The winner of our search will not only experience the time of his life, but will also play an extremely important role in his assignment as Heineken's Social Reporter. We are looking for someone not just with advanced degrees or skills, but for someone who is smart, spontaneous, witty and creative; and someone who has the ability to think out of the bottle."

Jumat, 22 Maret 2013

VIDEO: Trailer of Anglian Football's Vekho Mundeyon

Here is the video trailer to Anglian Football's latest project Vekho Mundeyon also titled as Queen of Football!

At Anglian Football, they are always looking for ways to make Indian football more exciting. While interest in Men's football is picking-up, Women's football in India is completely overlooked, even though the Women's team is performing well. As part of Anglians initiatives to popularise Women's football in India, they just wrapped up a Punjabi rap music video - here is a small teaser from the video - watch out for the launch of the full video very soon!

Follow Me & my work on Social Media!

I get asked on how to follow me and my work mostly related to football on social media besides reading my Blog here at 'Arunava about Football'.

And I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those of you, who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!


Here are the necessary links for you to follow me:

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Churchill Brothers want to keep winning momentum against ONGC in Delhi

The Technical Director of I-League title contenders Churchill Brothers SC, Subhas Bhowmick, used the perfect adage to make it clear that hosts ONGC will be no pushovers when the two sides meet in a Round 21 match of the I-League at the Ambedkar Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

"There is many a slip between the cup and lip. I have always maintained that in the top-tier competition no team can be taken lightly. Moreover, ONGC have been very good at home and they have the players who have the potential to turn it around against big teams," Subhas Bhowmick told AIFF Media on the eve of the match. "We cannot take it easy as we are top of the table. We have to put our best foot forward," he added.

Churchill Brothers are top of the heap at the moment with 42 points from 19 matches, and have played a game less than second placed East Bengal Club who have 40 points from 20 matches. But Bhowmick is not keen to read too much into the statistics tilting in their favour.

"I reiterate there can always be a slip between the cup and the lip. The I-League is the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to Indian football. The competitiveness is amazing and no team can be taken lightly. On a given day, anyone can beat anyone so you have to be on your toes all the time. This is the beauty of the League."

Citing an example he continued, "In 2002-03 season when I was with East Bengal, we were seven points clear at the top of the table. But eventually we lost the title. So nothing is guaranteed until you have crossed the final hurdle."

The former India striker also hinted at Sunil Chhetri getting back to his best. "We all know that Sunil is a prolific striker. He is one of India's finest talents. In the last match, he started for the first time since joining our ranks and his workload on the pitch was laudable. He is working really hard."

Meanwhile, the hosts who are sitting sixth in the table with 27 points from 20 outings, will be missing the services of midfielders Joel Sequeira, Sohrabuddin Mollick and defender Bimal Minz. "Our aim is to finish in the top half of the table. When I took over we were languishing bottom of the table. Now were at the other end of the spectrum. I think this is a massive achievement," ONGC Coach Santosh Kashyap maintained.

"The challenge is not over yet. We have to hold on to our position and in that quest our match against Churchill is very important. They are on top of the table. We have few injuries but I am confident with the players we have it will not be easy going for them."


(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)

Kamis, 21 Maret 2013

Indian Football: Transfer Season 2012/13 - Version 14

Here is the latest updated list of Transfers 2012/13 from across India of the I-League, 2nd Division sides and further clubs. The team squads are now mostly complete with additions plus I have added some more non-I-League sides and the winter transfers.


Here an updated list of Transfers 2012

DEMPO SC - GOA
RETAINED: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Laxmikant Kattimani, Tyson Caiado, Luis Xavier Barreto, Reagan Juliao, Valeriano Rebello, Mahesh Gawli, Creson Antao, Rowilson Rodrigues, Selwyn Fernandes, Covan Lawrence, Samir Naik, Debabrata Roy, Jessel Carneiro, Shallum Pires, Anthony Pereira, Joe Rodrigues, Climax Lawrence, Godwin Diogo Franco, Peter Carvalho, Marcus Peixito, Clifford Miranda, Romeo Fernandes, Nicolau Borges, Aaron Fernandes, Koko Sakibo, Joaquim Abranches, Joy Ferrao, Clifton Gonsalves
NEW: Jovito Fernandes, Bharat Thapa, Vincy Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Mandar Rao Dessai, Aniston Fernandes, Micky Vaz, Myron Fernandes (all Dempo Under-20), Ryuji Sueoka (Salgaocar SC), Basileo Rego (Goa Velha SC), Nickson Castanha (Wilfred Leisure SC, Goa), Ubaid C.K. (Josco FC, Kerala), Rohan Ricketts (Exeter City FC, ENGLAND), Stephen Offei (Maccabi Be'er Sheva, ISRAEL); John D. Menyongar (Shillong Lajong FC, on loan), Prathamesh Maulingkar (Pailan Arrows, on loan)
LEFT: John Charles Dias, Micky Fernandes (both Air India), Dominic Noronha, Brian Mascarenhas (both Salgaocar SC), P.K. Anil Kumar (Mohun Bagan AC), Ranty Martins Soleye (Prayag United SC), William Colaco (Mumbai FC), Sidroy Alfonso (Goa Velha SC), Johnny D'Cruz (Wilred Leisure SC, Goa), Savio Fernandes (D.S.K. Shivajians SC, Pune), Terence Fernandes, Richard Fernandes, Yusuke Kato, Densill Theobald; Stephen Offei (Vasco SC, in the season), Rohan Ricketts (Club Deportivo Quevedo, ECUADOR; in the season); Luis Xavier Barreto (Mumbai FC, on loan), Basileo Rego (Sao Minguel de Taleigao, on loan)
COACH: ARMANDO COLACO

EAST BENGAL CLUB - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Jayanta Pal, Saikat Saha Roy, Abhishek Das, Thokchom Naoba Singh, Uga Okpara, Raju Eknath Gaekwad, Gurwinder Singh, Sunil Kumar Thakur, Soumik Dey, Robert Lalthlamuana, Sanju Pradhan, Reisangmi Vashum, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Charan Rai, Mehtab Hussain, Susanth Mathew, Subodh Kumar, Penn Ikechukwu Orji, Alvito D'Cunha, Khanthang Paite, Robin Singh, Baljit Singh Sahni, Seiminlen Doungel
NEW: Jaspal Singh Parmar, Ishfaq Ahmed, Chidi Edeh (all Salgaocar SC), Lalrindika Ralte, Jagpreet Singh (both Churchill Brothers SC), Abhijit Mondal, Arnab Mondal (both Prayag United SC), Manandeep Singh (Air India), Cavin Peter Lobo (Mumbai FC), Safar Sardar (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Priyant Kumar Singh (Tollygunge Agragami); Andrew Barisic (AREMA Indonesia, in the season)
LEFT: Nirmal Chetri, Tolgay Ozbey (both Mohun Bagan AC), Beingaichho Beokhokhai, Budhiram Tudu (both United Sikkim FC), Debjit Majumdar, Nabin Hela (both Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Sandip Nandy (Churchill Brothers SC), Abhra Mondal (Pune FC), Ravinder Singh (Prayag United SC), Branco Vincent Cardozo (Air India), Biswarup Deb (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Sunil Kumar (Dodsal FC, Mumbai); Safar Sardar, Abhishek Das (both United Sikkim FC, on loan), Khanthang Paite (Pune FC, on loan), Seiminlen Doungel (Pailan Arrows, on loan), Susanth Mathew (Mohun Bagan AC, on loan); Jaspreet Singh (Mohammedan Sporting Club, in the season), Jaspal Singh Parmar (in the season)
COACH: Trevor MORGAN (ENGLAND)

CHURCHILL BROTHERS SC - GOA
RETAINED: Felix D'Souza, Lalit Thapa, Denzil Franco, Yumnam Raju Mangang, Sudhakaran Naveen Kumar, Joshua Rebello, Hardeep Singh, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Thangjam Saran Singh, Steven Benedic Dias, Ashley Fernandes, Richard Costa, Roberto Mendes Silva, Lenny Rodrigues, Israil Gurung, Savio Diogo Carneiro, Jerry Zirsanga, Henry Arnaud Antchouet Rebienot, T. Bineesh Balan, Xavier Vijayakumar, Jaison Vales, Sabino Bryan Rodrigues
NEW: Gurtej Singh Sr, Bikramjit Singh, Ajay Singh (all Pailan Arrows), Bilal Khan, Sanjay Balmachu, Manpreet Singh (all Tata Football Academy), Bilal Sheikh El Najjarin, Akram Moghrabi (both Al Nejmeh SC, LEBANON), Sandip Nandy (East Bengal Club), W. Tomba Singh (Salgaocar SC), Satish Singh (Southern Samity), Surjit Singh (Ar-Hima FC), Amandeep Singh (Tollygunge Agragami), Alesh Sawant (Brasil Futebol Academia/Calangute Association, Goa), Sclache Cardozo, Hasten D’Costa, Elvis; Sunil Chhetri (Sporting Clube de Portugal, on loan), Belal Arezou (Asker FK, NORWAY); Lamine Tamba (Air India, in the season)
LEFT: Lalrindika Ralte, Jagpreet Singh (both East Bengal Club), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh, Mundampara P. Sakeer (both Prayag United SC), M. Mohammed Rafi, Durga Boro (both Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Joshuah Vaz, Prannoy Godinho (both Goa Velha SC), Arindam Bhattacharya (Mohun Bagan AC), Chitrasen Chandam Singh (Shillong Lajong FC), N.D. Opara (Mumbai FC), Y. Jaikumar (HAL SC), Rauf Sher Khan (Vasco SC), Hardeep Singh (Kalighat Milan Sangha), Lenny Pereira (Margao SC), Felipe Gomes, Antun Mathew Kovacic; Jerry Zirsanga (Mohammedan Sporting Club, in the season), Bilal Sheikh El Najjarin (Fujairah SC, UAE; in the season), Akram Moghrabi (in the season)
UNKNOWN: Melroy Fernandes, Nascimento Silveira, Melwyn Rodrigues, S. Parthiban, Lionel Rodrigues, Ovlito Dias, Nicholas Fernandes
COACH: Mariano DIAS (new), Subhas BHOWMICK (TD)

MOHUN BAGAN AC - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Shilton Pal, Deepak Sumanta, Rakesh Masih, Syed Rahim Nabi, Manish Mathani, Sheikh Jewel Raja, Snehashis Chakroborty, Sourav Chakraborty, Manish Bhargav, Odafe Onyeka Okolie
NEW: Naveen Kumar, Lalrozama Fanai, Rajib Ghosh, Bijendra Rai, C.S Sabeeth (all Pailan Arrows), Irungbam Khelemba Meetei, Biswajit Saha, Mehrajuddin Wadoo (all Salgaocar SC), Nirmal Chetri, Tolgay Ozbey (both East Bengal Club), Denson Devadas, Arjun Chatterjee (both Prayag United SC), Anyichie Echezona Celestine, L. Lalrinfela (both Southern Samity), P.K. Anil Kumar (Dempo SC), Arindam Bhattacharya (Churchill Brothers SC), Warundeep Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Aibor Khongjee (Shillong Lajong FC), Cyprian Stanley Okoroigwe (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Dipendu Biswas (Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Mohan Sarkar (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Nirapada Mondal (Gauhati Town Club), Milton Bhowmick (IFA Academy); Susanth Mathew (East Bengal Club, on loan); Quinton Norman Jacobs (Salgaocar FC, in the season)
LEFT: Kingshuk Debnath, R. Dhanarajan, Joseph Muralidharan, Gouranga Datta, Ashim Biswas (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Dipendu Dowary, Abinash Ruidas, Goutam Thakur, Hudson Lima da Silva, Jose Ramirez Barreto (all Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Anwar, Sakatar Singh (both United Sikkim FC), Irungbam Surkumar Singh, Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (both Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Nallappan Mohanraj (Pune FC), Sangram Mukherjee (Prayag United SC), Souvik Chakraborty (Air India), Souvik Mondal (Kalighat Milan Sangha, Kolkata), Sunil Chhetri (Sporting Clube de Portugal), Jagtar Singh (Rail Coach Factory, Kapurtala), Jacken Sebastian (Hindustan Eagles FC, Tamil Nadu), Sudipta Banerjee, Satish Kumar Jr, Daljit Singh, Bungo Thokchom Singh
COACH: Santosh KASHYAP (new/resigned) - Mridul BANERJEE (new/interim) - Karim BENCHARIFA (MOROCCO/new)

PUNE FC - PUNE
RETAINED: Shahinlal Meloly, Amrinder Singh, Othallo Tabia, Ramu Srikanth, Anes Edathodika, Chika Wali, Caitano Costa, John Benedick, Gurjinder Kumar Singh, Shanmugam Venkatesh, Karma Tsewang, Maninder Singh, Douhou Sey Djidja Pierre, Thangjam Abung Meetie, Izumi Arata, Asim Hassan, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Singam Subash Singh, Jeh Williamson
NEW: Kamardeep Singh, Sujie Kumar M., Nikhil Kadam, David Lalbiakzara (all Pune FC Under-19), Abhra Mondal (East Bengal Club), Nallappan Mohanraj (Mohun Bagan AC), James Moga (Sporting Clube de Goa), Zomingliana Ralte (Shillong Lajong FC), Sukhwinder Singh (Chirag United Kerala/Tollygunge Agragami), Mumtaz Akhtar (United Sikkim FC), Velington Rocha (Margao SC), Daisuke Nishiguchi (FC Olimpia Balti Moldova, MOLDOVA); Khanthang Paite (East Bengal Club, on loan); Boima Jerry Karpeh (Persiram Raja Ampat, INDONESIA; in the season)
LEFT: Sarif Molla, Surjeet Singh, Lalrimawma Lianhna Rintea, Premjeet Singh, Karthik Govind, F. Lalrempuia, William Lalnunfela (all Pune FC Under-19), Subrata Pal, Baldeep Singh, Lester Mark Fernandez (all Prayag United SC), Narsimhan Balaji, Nirmal Kumar (both HAL SC), Jayashelan Prasad, P.M. Britto (both Quartz SC, Kozhikode), Kamaljeet Kumar (Mumbai FC), Rollingson Hungyo (Shillong Lajong FC), Maninder Singh (Rail Coach Factory, Kapurtala), Paresh Shivalkar (Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Thangmin Lal Gangte (KSC, Manipur), Mandjou Keita (Kelantan FC, MALAYSIA), Nanjangud Shivananju Manju; Kamardeep Singh, Sujie Kumar M. (on loan, both Quartz SC, Kozhikode), Dhanpal Ganeshan (Pailan Arrows, on loan), Valente Silva (DSK Shivajians, Pune; on loan); Daisuke Nishiguchi (DSK Shivajians FC; in the season), Jeh Williamson (Bhowanipore Club, in the season)
COACH: Derrick PEREIRA

SALGAOCAR FC - GOA
RETAINED: Karanjit Singh, Vinay Singh, Presley Mascarenhas, Luciano Sabrosa, Nicolau Colaco, Augustine Melwyn Fernandes, Rahul Kumar, Roy Rodrigues, Rosario Mendes, Rocus Lamare, Randeep Singh, Cajetan Fernandes, Anthony Barbosa, Aliston Fernandes, Godfrey Silva, Beevan D'Mello, Gilbert Oliveira, Francis Fernandes, Balwant Singh, Mohammad Dada Nabeel, Milagres Gonsalves, Marcus Mascarenhas, Thounaojam Dinesh Singh, Clifton Dias
NEW: Pawan Kumar, Collin Abranches, Royston D'Souza, Bijay Baspore, Sandesh Gadkare (all Air India), Albino Gomes, Allwyn Fernandes, Jos Joquim Vaz, Melwin Fernandes (all Salgaocar Under-20), Dominic Noronha, Brian Mascarenhas (both Dempo SC), Fulganco Cardozo, Angelo D'Souza (both Sporting Clube de Goa), Keegan Pereira, Chhangte Malswamkima (both Mumbai FC), Abdullah Hamza Amaba, Kshetrimayum Malamnganba Meitei (both HAL SC), Karan Atwal, Quinton Norman Jacobs (both United Sikkim FC), Agnelo Colaco (Vasco SC), Steven Fernandes (Sesa Football Academy), Aslon Oliveira (Margao SC), Karan Sawhney (Tata Football Academy), N. Tomarjit Singh (NEROCA, Manipur), P. Kishan Singh (SAIL Football Academy), Sean Daniel Rooney (Deltras FC, INDONESIA), Ángel Guirado Aldeguer (Global FC, PHILIPPINES); Josimar da Silva Martins (Prayag United SC, in the season), John Colbridge Wilkinson (Home United FC, SINGAPORE; in the season), Gabriel Ojimi Obatola (in the season)
LEFT: Jaspal Singh Parmar, Ishfaq Ahmed, Chidi Edeh (all East Bengal Club), Irungbam Khelemba Meetei, Biswajit Saha, Mehrajuddin Wadoo (all Mohun Bagan AC), Ryuji Sueoka (Dempo SC), W. Tomba Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), Keenan Almeida (Sporting Clube de Goa), Gagandeep Singh (Air India), Karthik Kisku (Southern Samity), Rino Anto (Quartz SC, Kozhikode), Vivek Singh Kaira (Police AC, Kolkata), L. Bobbychand Singh (Assam Dynamo Club, Guwahati), Macklas Moraes (Wilred Leisure SC, Goa), Sohail Akhtar (Hindustan FC, Delhi), Maxime Belouet; Abdullah Hamza Amaba (HAL SC, released in the season), Sandesh Gadkare (Air India, in the season); Keegan Pereira, N. Tomarjit Singh, Karan Sawhney (all DSK Shivajians FC, on loan), Agnelo Colaco (Vasco SC, on loan), Dominic Noronha (Wilred Leisure SC, on loan), Mohammad Dada Nabeel (Dodsal FC, on loan); Quinton Norman Jacobs (Mohun Bagan AC, in the season), Chhangte Malswamkima (Aizawl FC, in the season), Sean Daniel Rooney (in the season), Ángel Guirado Aldeguer (in the season), Karan Atwal (in the season), Bijay Baspore (in the season)
COACH: Karim BENCHARIFA (MOROCCO/resigned) - David BOOTH (ENGLAND/new)

PRAYAG UNITED SC - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Sukhen Dey, Bapi Saha, Deepak Kumar Mondal, Bello Razaq, Anupam Sarkar, Chinta Chandrashekar Rao, Gourshankar Dutta, Gouranga Biswas, Shylo Malswam Tulunga, James Lukram Singh, Lal Kamal Bhowmick, Francis Xavier, Thoudam Joychandra Singh, Tanmoy Ghosh, Parimal Burman, Snehashish Dutta, Kayne Vincent, Shankar Oraon, Mohammed Rafique, Shankar Seal
NEW: Subrata Pal, Baldeep Singh, Lester Mark Fernandez (all Pune FC), Arindam Ghosh, Asif Kottayil, Usman Ashik, C.K. Vineeth (all Chirag United Kerala), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh, Mundampara P. Sakeer (both Churchill Brothers SC), Ishan Debnath, L. Dhanachandra Singh (both Mumbai FC), Bivas Sarkar, Lal Mohan Hansda (both Pathachakra, Kolkata), Ranty Martins Soleye (Dempo SC), Ravinder Singh (East Bengal Club), Sangram Mukherjee (Mohun Bagan AC), Tapan Maity (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Gour Naskar (Southern Samity), Dipak Mondal Jr (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Soumik Rai (BNR, Kolkata), Carlos Hernández Valverde (Melbourne Victory, AUSTRALIA)
LEFT: Justine Stephen, Subhas Chakraborty, Yakubu Yusif (all Mumbai FC), Somnath Khara, Narugopal Hait, Jayanta Sen (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Abhijit Mondal, Arnab Mondal (both East Bengal Club), Denson Devadas, Arjun Chatterjee (both Mohun Bagan AC), Jagroop Singh (Air India), Sheikh Shabbir Ali (United Sikkim FC), Subhashish Roy Chowdhury (Aryan Club, Kolkata), F. Liandala (Rangdajied United FC, Shillong), Sirajuddeen (Southern Railway, Tamil Nadu), Crispin Chetri (retired), Soumik Chakraborty, Sena, Suhas S.N.; Josimar da Silva Martins (Salgaocar FC, in the season), Tanmoy Ghosh (DSK Shivajians FC, in the season)
COACH: Sanjoy SEN (resigned) - Eelco SCHATTORIE (NETHERLANDS/new)

SPORTING CLUBE DE GOA - GOA
RETAINED: Gerald D'Mello, L. Ashok Singh, Mathew Gonsalves, Boubacar Keita, N. Samananda Singh, Valzinho Fernandes, Rovan Pereira, Konthoujam Boboi Singh, Singam Rojen Singh, Mohammed Ali, Mauricio Freeman Peixoto, Jovel Martins, Adil Ahmed Khan, Lairenjam Bisheshwor Singh, Ogba Kalu Nnanna, Stephen Barretto, Joyner Lourenco, Rowlinn Borges, Pedro Gonsalves, Joseph Pereira, Mackroy Peixoto, Victorino Fernandes, Ningthounjam Pritam Singh, Dawson Fernandes
NEW: Agnelo Gomes, Joseph Clemente, Velito D'Cruz (all Margao SC), Charles Cardozo, Clayton Dias, Pandhari Chopdekar (all Sporting Clube de Goa Under-20), Valentino Rodrigues, Pratesh Shirodkar (both Sesa Football Academy), Keenan Almeida (Salgaocar SC), Anil Hansda (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Sourav Chakraborty (Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Wellington Fernandes (Goa Velha SC), Anil Hansda (Tata Football Academy), Amandeep Singh (JCT Academy), Mario Lobo, Bertrand Benik Tequwa Bong (Al Shamal, QATAR); Seiya Sugishita (Saitama FC, JAPAN; on loan), Chiradeep Chattopadhyay (George Telegraph SC, on loan); Anorue Obiora Richard (Persebaya Surabaya, INDONESIA; in the season), Angel Berlanga (Auckland City FC, NEW ZEALAND; in the season), Juan Francisco García Peña (Ecija Balompie, SPAIN; in the season), Subhajit Basu (SAIL Football Academy, Kolkata; in the season)
LEFT: Milagrio Medeira, Avelino Fernandes, Michael Faleiro (all Vasco SC), Fulganco Cardozo, Angelo D'Souza (both Salgaocar SC), Warundeep Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), James Moga (Pune FC), Gabriel Fernandes (Mumbai FC), Prajot Naik (Sesa Football Academy), K. Reagan Singh (Royal Wahingdoh SC), Wilton Gomes (Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim), Kaushik Ghosh (Eastern Railway SC), P. Niroshan Mani, Charanjit Singh, Jae-Hyun Park, Kailo Karpeh; Bertrand Benik Tequwa Bong (in the season), Anorue Obiora Richard (in the season), Boubacar Keita (in the season)
COACH: Ekendra SINGH (released) - Óscar Bruzón BARRERAS (SPAIN/new)

AIR INDIA - MUMBAI
RETAINED: Harshad Meher, V. Prem Kumar, Lamine Tamba, Ramandeep Singh Randhawa, Vijith Shetty, Santosh Koli, Hringsolal Thomte, Allan Dias, Pratek Chaudhury, Prakash Thorat, Abhishek Ambekar, Rahul Bhere, Ezeh Nna Henry, Soccor Velho, Neil Gaikwad
NEW: John Charles Dias, Micky Fernandes (both Dempo SC), Baldeep Singh, Ong Teshering Lepcha (both United Sikkim FC), Branco Vincent Cardozo (East Bengal Club), Souvik Chakraborty (Mohun Bagan AC), Gagandeep Singh (Salgaocar SC), Jagroop Singh (Prayag United SC), Pradeep Mohanraj (Chirag United Kerala), Akshay Kumar Mall (Vasco SC), Jonychand Singh (Sesa Football Academy), Donald Rocha (Goa Velha SC), Sukhwinder Singh (CRPF, Punjab), Nikunj Khandelwal, Sailesh Jadhav, Harold Fernandes, Wilfred Anthony, Bhushan Thube; Elijah Obagbemiro Junior, Sandesh Gadkare (both Salgaocar SC, in the season)
LEFT: Pawan Kumar, Collin Abranches, Royston D'Souza, Bijay Baspore, Sandesh Gadkare (all Salgaocar SC), Arup Debnath, Nisthar Kali Alaudeen (both Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Manandeep Singh (East Bengal Club), Kunal Sawant (Mumbai FC), Sandeep Sangha (ONGC), Chanchal Saha (George Telegraph SC, Kolkata), Muhammed Shafi M. (Josco FC, Kerala), Oken Singh (Kenkre FC, Mumbai), Amit Nandy (Kalighat Club, Kolkata), Frederic Endro (Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim), Alex Mario Ambrose (retired), Takayuki Omi (retired), Haobijam Napoleon Singh, Uttam Leishangthem Singh, Manjit Singh, Kumar Samson Singh, T. Narender Meetei, Abhishek Matthew, Satvinder Singh, Bhuvan Krishna Joshi, Satwinder Singh, Emmanuel Anoskie; Lamine Tamba (Churchill Brothers, in the season)
COACH: Godfrey PEREIRA (new/resigned) - Anthony FERNANDES (interim) - Naushad Moosa (new)

SHILLONG LAJONG FC - SHILLONG
RETAINED: Lalthuammawia Ralte, M. Subhas Singh, Rodingson Sangma, Wailadmi Passah, C. Lallawmzuala, Samuel Shadap, Samson Ramengmawia, John D. Menyongar, Lalramluaha Hmar, Eugeneson Lyngdoh Mawphlang, Boithang Haokip, Lalchuanmawia, P.C. Lahlimthara Mahlima, Potsangbam Renedy Singh, Sushil Kumar Singh
NEW: Gbeneme Friday, Ebi Theophilus Sukore (both Mumbai FC), Sanasam Basant Singh, Govin Moirangthem Singh (both United Sikkim FC), Lalrinzualka Khiangte, Jacob Lalrawngbawla (both Shillong Lajong Juniors), Chitrasen Chandam Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), Rollingson Hungyo (Pune FC), Jibon Singh (Pailan Arrows), Saikhohau Tuboi (Tiddim Road Athletic Union, Manipur), Kiran G. Krishnan (Sree Varma College, Kerala), Th. Bipin Singh (Wanghi F.A., Manipur), N. Rojit Singh (BOSV Betul, Madhya Pradesh), Min-Chol Son (FC Korea, JAPAN); Edinho Junior (Blackburn Rovers FC, on loan); Taisuke Matsugae (JAPAN, in the season), Sho Kamimura (Albitex Niigata, SINGAPORE, in the season)
LEFT: James Strongman Giblee, Iyikwobe Christopher Chizoba (both Kalighat Milan Sangha, Kolkata), Lalnunmawia, Ronald Zothanzama (both Dinthar FC, Mizoram), Aibor Khongjee (Mohun Bagan AC), Zomingliana Ralte (Pune FC), Soram Poirei Anganba (Pailan Arrows), Mashangva Genius Zenith (United Sikkim FC), L. Romenjit Singh (Royal Wahingdoh FC), Tuishim Mashangva (Southern Samity), Henry Gangte (Dodsal FC, Mumbai), H. Lalmuamkima (Luangmual FC, Mizoram), Gumpe Rime (retired, SLFC Goalkeeping & Under-20 coach), Racy Khiangte, Lalrengmawia, Joy Mrong Kaaraswai; John D. Menyongar (Dempo SC, on loan); Ebi Theophilus Sukore (in the season), Gbeneme Friday (in the season)
COACH: Desmond BULPIN (SCOTLAND/new-fired) - Thangboi SINGTO (new)

MUMBAI FC - MUMBAI
RETAINED: Sanjiban Ghosh, Faizal Rehman M.A., Peter Costa, Ritesh Perambara, Haroon Fakruddin Amiri Islam, Dane Lloyd Pereira, Nicholas Lewis Rodrigues, Ashutosh Mehta, John Coutinho, Rohit Mirza, Sampath Kumar Kuttymani, Abhishek Yadav, Jayesh Dilip Rane
NEW: Justine Stephen, Subhas Chakraborty, Yakubu Yusif (all Prayag United SC), William Colaco (Dempo SC), N.D. Opara (Churchill Brothers SC), Kamaljeet Kumar (Pune FC), Gabriel Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Kunal Sawant (Air India), Sharath K. (Chirag United Kerala), Sargolsem James Singh (HAL SC), Evans Quao; Luis Xavier Barreto (Dempo SC, on loan); Nishant Mehra (in the season)
LEFT: Neeraj Sharma, Nihal Chandran, Tushar Poojary (all PIFA, Mumbai), Keegan Pereira, Chhangte Malswamkima (both Salgaocar SC), Ishan Debnath, L. Dhanachandra Singh (both Prayag United SC), Gbeneme Friday, Ebi Theophilus Sukore (both Shillong Lajong FC), Ajmaludheen M., Salil Usman (both Quartz SC, Kozhikode), Cavin Peter Lobo (East Bengal Club), Noel Anthony Wilson (retired), A.C. Nithinlal, Mintu Saha, Goutam Debnath, Karan Amin, Peter Siddiqui, Rolfred Coutinho, Manuel D'Souza, Darren Caldeira, Shahnawaz Bashir, Kingsley Chioma; Karan Amin (DSK Shivajians FC, on loan); Pachau Lalam Puia (Chanmari FC, Mizoram; in the season)
COACH: Khalid JAMIL

CHIRAG UNITED KERALA - COCHIN
LEFT: Arindam Ghosh, Asif Kottayil, Usman Ashik, C.K. Vineeth (all Prayag United SC), Shahbas Shaleel, Sherin Sam, Noushad K., Manoj T. Manoharan (all Quartz SC, Kozhikode), Sukhwinder Singh (Pune FC), Pradeep Mohanraj (Air India), Sharath K. (Mumbai FC), Shaiju Mon (Pailan Arrows), Rehnesh T.P. (ONGC), David Sunday (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Gurjinder Singh (Southern Samity), Kalia Kulothungan (Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Jagdeep Singh (Tollygunge Agragami), Suman Datta, Faisal T., Jimshad U., O.K. Javed, Krishnan Nair Ajayan, Gunashekar Vignesh, Charles Dzisah, Isaac Boakye, James Effiong
COACH: ---

PAILAN INDIAN ARROWS - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Shayan Roy, Deepak Devrani, R. Vishal Kumar, Souvik Ghosh, Prathamesh Maulingkar, Narayan Das, Bikramjit Singh Jr, Arijeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Sonu Beniwal, Pritam Kotal, Avinaba Bag, Shilton Sydney D'Silva, Shenaz Singh, Ongnam Milan Singh, Prabir Das, Tirthankar Sarkar, Shankar S, Malsawmfela, Holicharan Narzary, Rajinder Kumar, Sumit Passi
NEW: Ravi Kumar, Mohammed Irfan Khan, Chingkhel Meetei Yumnam, Ravinder Singh, Pronoy Haldar, Jayabrata Dhar, S. Siam Hanghal, Simranjeet Singh, Randhan Meetei Yumnam, Pankaj Kumar Sona, Alwyn George (all Tata Football Academy), Soram Poirei Anganba (Shillong Lajong FC), Shaiju Mon (Chirag United Kerala), Deepak Prakash (HAL SC); Dhanpal Ganeshan (Pune FC, on loan), Seiminlen Doungel (East Bengal Club, on loan)
LEFT: Naveen Kumar, Lalrozama Fanai, Rajib Ghosh, Bijendra Rai, C.S Sabeeth (all Mohun Bagan AC), Gurtej Singh Sr, Bikramjit Singh, Ajay Singh (all Churchill Brothers SC), Jibon Singh (Shillong Lajong FC), Krishanu Banerjee (Mohammedan Sporting Club), T. Lalnunpuia (Royal Wahingdoh FC), Loukik Jadhav (Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Kamaljeet Singh, Amarwant Singh, Gurtej Singh Jr, Lalnunka; Bikramjit Singh Jr, Arijeet Singh, Shankar S, Randhan Meetei Yumnam, S. Siam Hanghal, Deepak Prakash, Malsawmfela (DSK Shivajians FC, on loan), Prathamesh Maulingkar (Dempo SC, on loan; in the season)
COACH: Arthur PAPAS (AUSTRALIA/new)

HAL SC - BANGALORE
RETAINED: Amar Deb, Sunder Raj Rajan, Ramesh, J. Karthigeyan, Prakash Koley, Rajendra Prasad, B. Prakash, Vinoth Kumar V., R.C. Prakash, Satish Kumar Sr
NEW: Narsimhan Balaji, Nirmal Kumar (both Pune FC), P. Sanath Kumar, Mahendra Mani (both Quartz SC, Kerala), Y. Jaikumar (Churchill Brothers SC), Papiah Jagadish Kumar, B. Karthik, D. Raja, Magesh Babu, Stephen, Emmanuel; Abdullah Hamza Amaba (Salgaocar SC, signed in the season)
LEFT: Pramod P., T.V. Biju Kumar, Goutam Debnath, Femi Joseph Adeola, Kaushik Bose, Ethesham Bucks, Konsam Ajitkumar Singh (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Abdullah Hamza Amaba, Kshetrimayum Malamnganba Meitei (both Salgaocar SC), Sargolsem James Singh (Mumbai FC), Deepak Prakash (Pailan Arrows), Bijoy Das (United Sikkim FC), Muttath Sudheesh (Vasco SC), Chandandeep Singh (Mahilpur United FC, Punjab), Sarbjeet Singh (Punjab), Liliyan Kennath, Bhola Prasad, Sukalpa Mondal, Praveen Kumar, Aleksandar Sujdovic, Rohit Chand (PSPS Pekanbaru, INDONESIA); Vinoth Kumar V. (South United FC, on loan); Narsimhan Balaji (DSK Shivajians FC, in the season)
COACH: H. CHANDRASHEKAR (new)

UNITED SIKKIM FC - GANGTOK
RETAINED: Monotosh Ghosh, Harpreet Singh, Syed Farid, Sandesh Jhingan, Munmun Timoty Lugun, Sagar Rai, Jiten Rai, Mayal Dok Lepcha, Nim Tshering Lepcha, Sahinsha Ansari, Baichung Bhutia, Tenzing Tsephel Bhutia, Vikram Singh Gill
NEW: Beingaichho Beokhokhai, Budhiram Tudu (both East Bengal Club), Anwar, Sakatar Singh (both Mohun Bagan AC), Ashish Chettri, Don Teshering Lepcha (both Royal Wahingdoh FC), Sanjeev Mali, Gokul Oram (both Samaleshwari FC, Orissa), Nima Tamang, Mobin Rai (both Sikkim Sports Academy), Sheikh Shabbir Ali (Prayag United SC/Coal India), Mashangva Genius Zenith (Shillong Lajong FC), Bijoy Das (HAL SC), Salau Nuruddin Olawale (Green Valley SC, Assam), Lineker Machado (Union Bank of India, Mumbai), Raju Debnath (FCI, Kolkata), Rahul Jaiswal (Taltala Institute, Calcutta), Hardip Singh Saini (JCT), Rakshit Kumar (no club, BB Football Schools, Delhi), Thupden Bhutia, V. Lalthanpuia, Nadong Bhutia, Sonam Zangpo, Pealsang Lama, Sung-Yoon Tae (KOREA), Míchael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez (CS Herediano, COSTA RICA), Sogan Kokou (TOGO), T.G. Attivi; Safar Sardar, Abhishek Das (both East Bengal Club, on loan); John Landa Matkin (in the season), Pablo Rodriguez Aracil (SPAIN, in the season), Steve Hayes (AUSTRALIA, in the season)
LEFT: Karan Atwal, Quinton Norman Jacobs (both Salgaocar SC), Baldeep Singh, Ong Teshering Lepcha (both Air India), Sanasam Basant Singh, Govin Moirangthem Singh (both Shillong Lajong FC), Mumtaz Akhtar (Pune FC), Arnab Das Sharma (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Mayosing Khongreiwo (Langsning FC, Shillong), Prantosh Roy (Calcutta Port Trust), Khangembam Thoi Singh (Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Ayeni Bidemi Daniel (Langsning FC, Shillong), Hiralal Chetri (Police AC, Kolkata), Nitesh Chhikara (Garhwal Heroes FC, Delhi), N.S. Manju (AGORC, Bangalore), K. Romen Singh (D.M. Rao, Sekmai, Manipur), Pranesh Dewan, Martin Louis Joseph Daniel, Harish Sharma, Nganingmi Shimran, Afzal Ansari, Babatunde John Oladele; Mayal Dok Lepcha, Don Teshering Lepcha (both Royal Rangers FC, Delhi; in the season), Beingaichho Beokhokhai (Aizawl FC, in the season), Bijoy Das (Langsning FC, in the season), Gokul Oram (Samaleshwari FC, Orissa; in the season), Sogan Kokou (in the season), T.G. Attivi (in the season), Sung-Yoon Tae (in the season), Míchael Steven Rodríguez Gutiérrez (in the season)
COACH: Philippe de RIDDER (BELGIUM/fired) - Baichung BHUTIA (interim) - NATHAN HALL (AUSTRALIA/new)

ONGC - MUMBAI
RETAINED: Prasenjit Ghosh, Bilifang Narzary, Parwinder Singh, Naresh Aula, M.C. Dhanesh, Kenistan C., Bimal Minz, Gary D'Mello, F. Lalmuanpuia, Sachin Gawas, Jatin Singh Bisht, Katsumi Yusa, Joel Sequeira, Rajib Boro, Jagbandhu Modi, Tarif Ahmed, Kailash Patel
NEW: Kunal Ghosh, Pahoon Biswas, Prasenjit Neogi (all Kalighat Milan Sangha), Mohammed Adeola Hassan, Surabuddin Mollick (both Mohammedan Sporting Club), Abraham Lalrinngheta, David Lalrinmuana (both Aizawl FC), Kamal Thapa, Robin Gurung (both Ar-Hima FC), Sandeep Sangha (Air India), Rehnesh T.P. (Chirag United Kerala), K.V. Lalu (Josco FC), V. Lalchhuanawma (SYS, Mizoram), Ikechukwu Onyema Eke, Eric Brown; Waheed Sali (in the season), Subair Muritala Ali (in the season)
LEFT: Al-Hassan Abubakar, Olagoke Akinsel Isamit (both Police AC), Silva Andrea (Calcutta Port Trust), Sujay Dutta (Calcutta Customs), Krishna Shirodkar (Cuncolim Union, Goa), Wahid Mohammed Salin V. (Universal Soccer School, Kerala), Kabijit Khotel (Calcutta), Sandip Das (Calcutta), Reuben D'Souza, Ashish Pandey; Gary D'Mello (Vasco SC, on loan); Ikechukwu Onyema Eke (in the season)
COACH: Subrata BHATTACHARYA Jr (new/resigned) - Santosh KASHYAP (new)

MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING CLUB - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Sheikh Azim, Phool Chand Hembram, Mohammed Mukhtar, Gautam Kujur, Monirul Mondal Mullah, Alfred K. Jaryan
NEW: Pramod P., T.V. Biju Kumar, Goutam Debnath, Femi Joseph Adeola, Kaushik Bose, Ethesham Bucks, Konsam Ajitkumar Singh (all HAL SC), Kingshuk Debnath, R. Dhanarajan, Joseph Muralidharan, Gouranga Datta, Ashim Biswas (all Mohun Bagan AC), Somnath Khara, Narugopal Hait, Jayanta Sen (all Prayag United SC), Mohammed Mustafa Ali, Amit Kumar, Satish Patel (all Tata Football Academy), Subhankar Dey, Sujoy Mondal (both Vasco SC), David Sunday (Chirag United Kerala), Krishanu Banerjee (Pailan Arrows), Arnab Das Sharma (United Sikkim FC), Shin Ho Jun (Langsning FC), Rohit Kalshotra (Jammu&Kashmir Bank), Bengkok Nameirakpam (TRAU, Manipur), Haolengeou Kipgen (USA, Manipur), Pralay Dutta, Akhil Rajbanshi, Sanath Roy, Mohammed Nasim, Lzwala Singh, Daniel Aji (signed in the season), Jerry Zirsanga (Churchill Brothers SC, in the season), Jaspreet Singh (East Bengal Club, in the season)
LEFT: Naseem Akhtar, Sudip Das, Amrit Pal Singh, Suraj Mondal (all Southern Samity), Mohammed Adeola Hassan, Surabuddin Mollick (both ONGC), Suman Datta, Surojit Bose (both Dodsal FC, Mumbai), Safar Sardar (East Bengal Club), Cyprian Stanley Okoroigwe (Mohun Bagan AC), Tapan Maity (Prayag United SC), Anil Hansda (Sporting Clube de Goa), Suman Dey (Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata), Sovan Das (Calcutta Port Trust), Sukhdeb Ghosh (Eastern Railway SC, Kolkata), Mohammed Hatchibuddin Mondal (Kalighat Club, Kolkata), P. Ummer Farooque (Josco FC, Kerala), Prasenjit Das (Assam Dynamo Club), Debkumar Sashmal, Bikash Narzary, Gobinth Adhikari, Felix, Maharaj Hossain, Dibyandu Chanda; Femi Joseph Adeola (released in the season), Shin Ho Jun (Rangdajied United FC, Sillong; in the season); Joseph Muralidharan (Vasco SC, on loan)
COACH: Aloke MUKHERJEE (resigned) - Sanjoy SEN (new)

ROYAL WAHINGDOH SC - SHILLONG
RETAINED: Saroj Pradhan, Nikhil C Bernard, Kareem Omolaja Nurain, Algan Jones Sun, Lalchhawnkima, Miliancy Khongstia, Kerionald Pyngrope, H. Malsawmtluanga, T. Jackichand Singh, Tenzing Dhondup, I. Seityasen Singh, Lalhmangaih Sanga, Zosangkima, C. Laldinmawia, Chencho, Beekay Bawar
NEW: K. Reagan Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), L. Romenjit Singh (Shillong Lajong FC), T. Lalnunpuia (Pailan Arrows), T. Premchand Sharma (Southern Sporting Union, Manipur), A. Niruchand Singh (DMRAO, Manipur), Ennio Di Girolamo Silva (BRAZIL), Kunzang Bhutia, Rodin Sangma, Bickyson Kharkongor; Atsushi Yonezawa (JAPAN, in the season)
LEFT: Ashish Chetri, Don Teshering Lepcha (both United Sikkim FC), Ph. Boy Singh (Border Security Force, Jalandhar); Atsushi Yonezawa (JAPAN, in the season)
UNKNOWN: Sanju Thapa, Karma Tshreing Lepcha, Brolington Warlarpih, Bowari Khongstia, Baskhem Carter Shanpru, K. James Singh, Tyllilang Syiem, Chesterfield Nongdhar, Samuel R. Hmar, Perry S. Koli
COACH: Volker HOFFERBERT (GERMANY/new)

VASCO SC - GOA
RETAINED: Rajani Kumar, Elvino Fernandes, Agnelo Noronha, Sarvanand Korgaonkar, Agnelo Barreto, Christofer Borges, Aniket Dilip Jadhav, Aiken Dias, Jose Colaco, Milind Shinde, Rahul Kandulkar, Rohan Sagar Kamble
NEW: Milagrio Medeira, Avelino Fernandes, Michael Faleiro (all Sporting Clube de Goa), Bitu Singh, Jyotesh Palkar, Rajat Chopdekar (all Brasil Futebol Academia, Goa), Rauf Sher Khan (Churchill Brothers SC), Muttath Sudheesh (HAL SC), Joston Pereira (Kalighat Milan Sangha), Lesly Fernandes (Sesa Football Academy), Mario Mascarenhas (Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim/Kalighat Milan Sangha), Faizal Sheikh (Brasil Futebol Academia/Calangute Association, Goa), Anup Theppes Raj P.A. (AGORC, Bangalore), Amar Halankar, Bruno Furtado Figueiredo (BRAZIL), Felix Chidi Odili, Monday Kingdom Felix; Stephen Offei (Dempo SC, in the season), Emmanuel Ejiogu (in the season), Babatunde (in the season), German Carbera (AUSTRALIA, in the season); Agnelo Colaco (Salgaocar SC, on loan), Gary D'Mello (ONGC, on loan), Joseph Muralidharan (Mohammedan Sporting Club, on loan)
LEFT: Subhankar Dey, Sujoy Mondal (both Mohammedan Sporting Club), Melroy D'Silva, Mario Crasto (both Goa Velha SC), Menino Fernandes, Jerose Oliveira (both Wilred Leisure SC, Goa), Agnelo Colaco (Salgaocar SC), Akshay Kumar Mall (Air India), Julius Irabor Akpele (Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim), Mihir Sawant (Deccan XI, Pune), Andrew Igado, Isa Ali Isa; Felix Chidi Odili (in the season), Monday Kingdom Felix (in the season), Bruno Furtado Figueiredo (in the season), Rajani Kumar (KGF Academy, Bangalore; in the season)
UNKNOWN: Sagar Bhatkande, Sunil Sharma, Kishan
COACH: Richard SANCHEZ (interim) - Davor BEBER (SERBIA/new-fired) - Subrata BHATTACHARYA Jr (new)

SESA FOOTBALL ACADEMY - GOA
RETAINED: Thokchom Roshan Singh, Neves Fernandes, Jayganesh Goltekar, Marcus Fernandes, Andrew Don Bosco, Valinton D'Silva, Edwin Lucas, Amol Salgaocar, Charles Miranda, Girish Naik, Inacio Colaco, Agnelo Quadros, Joston Lourenco, Chikudi Chukwama, Felix Barreto
NEW: Jerson Pereira, Melvin Lobo, Mauvin Borges, Nevil Miranda, Estevan Mendes (all Sesa Juniors), Prajot Naik (Sporting Clube de Goa), Abhishek Babar (Deccan XI, Pune), Sunny Singh (Sant Baba Hazara Singh, Punjab), Yogesh Gopal Kadam (Phulewadi Football Krida Mondal, Maharashtra)
LEFT: Bruno Colaco, Stanley Coutinho, Frehauf Fernandes, Rakshak Naik (all Margao SC), Valentino Rodrigues, Pratesh Shirodkar (both Sporting Clube de Goa), Shadab Shaikh, Mainoo Dadanuvoor (deccan XI, Pune), Steven Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), Jonychand Singh (Air India), Lesly Fernandes (Vasco SC), Richard Colaco (Santa Cruz Club of Cavelossim), Shishuram Chutia (Assam); Andrew Don Bosco (DSK Shivajians FC, on loan)
UNKNOWN: Daniel Albert Vales, Samson Fernandes, Daniel Fernandes, Amritpal Singh
COACH: Clifford CHUKWAMA (NIGERIA)

SOUTHERN SAMITY - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Abhijit Das, Rajib Ahmed, Mriganka Sharma, Kaushik Biswas, Sovan Chakraborty, Suman Ghosal, Nilendra Dewan, Moirangthem Basanta Singh,
NEW: Sudip Das, Amrit Pal Singh, Suraj Mondal (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Manash Barua, Marcos Alexandro de Carvalho Pereira (both Bhawanipore Club, Kolkata), Karthik Kisku (Salgaocar SC), Tuishim Mashangva (Shillong Lajong FC), Gurjinder Singh (Chirag United Kerala), Naseem Akhtar (Mohammedan Sporting Club/Green Valley SC, Guwahati), Munna Mullick (Aryan Club, Kolkata), M. Parthiban (Indian Bank), David K.C. Ngaihte (Tarun Sangha, Delhi), M. Ram Kumar Singh (Arrows FC, Tamil Nadu), S. Heman Singh (Malki SC, Meghalaya), Pranit Lama, Avijit Das, Rahul Bhattacharjee, Shyam Mondal, Mithun Naha, Ajoy Saha, Imran Khan, Amitava Chakraborty, Eduardo da Silva Escobar (BRAZIL)
LEFT: A. Echezona Celestine, L. Lalrinfela (both Mohun Bagan AC), Gurpreet Singh, Nazimuddin Mollick (both Bhawanipore Club, Kolkata), Pronoy Roy, Sheikh Sarwar Ali (both Shahdara FC, Delhi), Gour Naskar (Prayag United SC), Jamir Ali Mandal (Police AC, Kolkata), Prasanta Chakraborty (Calcutta Port Trust), Avijit Ghosh (Dodsal FC, Mumbai), R.K. Jimmy Kazip (Delhi United FC), Babin Biswas (Peerless SC, Kolkata), Govinda Maity (BNR, Kolkata), Zico Zorengsanga (Dinthar FC, Mizoram), Prateek Joshi (Sudhar FC, Punjab), Uken Debbarma, Chandan Das, Debayan Saha, Soraisam Dharamjit Singh, Habibur Rehman Mondal, Deepak K., Manas Das, Thang Somi Ruivah, Gopal Das, Sheikh Moidul, Sanku Debbarma, Sheikh Sanjib, Thuksuma Boy, Eehe Zara, Alfred Alfie Ndyenge; Gurjinder Singh (DSK Shivajians FC, in the season)
COACH: Shabbir ALI (fired) - Subrata BHATTACHARYA (new)

BHOWANIPORE CLUB - KOLKATA
RETAINED: Rupak Dutta, Sagram Mandi, Johny Routh, Rahul Mistry, Subhojit Mazumdar, Jagannath Sana, Swapan Oraon, Santosh Oraon, Souvik Ghosh, Surajit Chakraborty, Uttam Debnath, Biswajt Biswas
NEW: Dipendu Dowary, Abinash Ruidas, Goutam Thakur, Hudson Lima da Silva, Jose Ramirez Barreto (all Mohun Bagan AC), Debjit Majumdar, Nabin Hela (both East Bengal Club), Gurpreet Singh, Nazimuddin Mollick (both Southern Samity), Kalia Kulothungan (Chirag United Kerala), Suman Dey (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Subho Kumar (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Nishad A.M. (Eagle FC, Kerala), Daison Devadas (Gymkhana, Kerala), S. Sanju Kumar (Dharmarajan FC, Bangalore), Apun Pondey K (Postal & Telegraph FC, Bangalore), Amit Singha Roy, Amit Kundu, Sayantan Das Roy, Richard Gariseb; Mohammad Yusef Mashriqi (New York Red Bulls Reserves, USA; in the season), Jeh Williamson (Pune FC, in the season)
LEFT: Manash Barua, Marcos Alexandro de Carvalho Pereira (both Southern Samity), Satish Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), Dipendu Biswas (Mohun Bagan AC), Sourav Chakraborty (Sporting Clube de Goa), Satyajit Bose (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Amit Chakraborty (George Telegraph SC, Kolkata), Sukuruddin Laskar (Kalighat Club, Kolkata), Ndudirim Henry Chukwukere (Eastern Railway SC, Kolkata), Ram Sarup (Ahbab FC, Delhi), Dulal Biswas (retired), Sudipta Kar, Bapi Chowdhury, Amar Sardar, Sukanta Banerjee, Manas Das, Sukumal Santra, Sanjib Santra, Sabir Khan, Tubai Lohar, Amar Ganguly, Bachchu Chowdhury, Tilak Saha, Ram Sarup, Ankit Sharma, Douglas da Silva, Samuel Ike; Subhojit Mazumdar (DSK Shivajians FC, in the season)
COACH: Dulal BISWAS (new)

GOA VELHA SC
RETAINED: Siddesh Morje, Joseph Rodrigues, Jolan Lourenco, Valerio Vaz, Atish Shetgaonkar, Zico Costa, Alber Gonsalves, Augusto Monteiro, Nestor Dylan Dias, Trevor Dias, Clyde Dias, Cliff Fernandes, Saprem Diukar, Royden Camelo
NEW: Criston Fernandes, Ranvil Castanha, Chatur Naik, Sohan Shinde (all Panjim Footballers), Adolf Caiado, Jesmon Carvalho, Abhijit Salgaoncar (all Vagator Parish Youth), Joshuah Vaz, Prannoy Godinho (both Churchill Brothers SC), Melroy D'Silva, Mario Crasto (both Vasco SC), Dietmar Fernandes, Jason Fernandes (both ABC Arambol), Parshuram Kaddinawar, Prakash Khatri (both Brasil Futebol Academia, Goa), Andson D'Souza, Shane Temudo (both Goa Velha Under-20), Sidroy Alfonso (Dempo SC), Ligorio Alvares (Calangute Association), Ferran Fernandes (Clube Sao Miguel de Taleigao), Nerry Afonso (Dempo Juniors), Francis Fernandes, Rahul Dhar, Vishnu Singh
LEFT: Basileo Rego (Dempo SC), Wellington Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Donald Rocha (Air India), Bruno Fernandes (Wilred Leisure SC), Cruz Gomes (D.S.K. Shivajians SC, Pune), Khan Paite (Assam Dynamo Club), Soma Korgaonkar, Randell Dias, Gary D'Mello, Nelson Fernandes, Xavier Estrocio, Tyson Fernandes, Pio D'Sousa, Elias D'Sousa, Parsuram Kaddinawar, Denzil Pritto, Morbimore Pinto, Gautam Kanconkar, Volvino Rego, Freddy Oliveira, Kunal Rodrigues
COACH: Lino PEREIRA

SANTA CRUZ CLUB OF CAVELOSSIM
Retained: Jason D'Mello, Remus Gomes, Jolex Fernandes, Monday Ugboji
NEW: Thomas Joaquim D'Souza, Gurpreet Singh (both Calangute Association, Goa), Wilton Gomes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Frederic Endro (Air India), Julius Irabor Akpele (Vasco SC), Richard Colaco (Sesa Football Academy), Pacy Perryson Rebello (Margao SC), Saurabh Gurung (Aryan Club, Kolkata), Benzu Clemente, Johnson Fernandes, Semson Fernandes, Plecio Carvalho, Tunard Fernandes, Raymond Fernandes, Mariano Fernandes, Agnelo Colaco, Agnelo D'Souza, Albino Pereira
LEFT: Mario Mascarenhas (Vasco SC), Sunford Cardozo (Margao SC), Bibiano Fernandes (retired), Emmanuel Okoro
UNKNOWN: Desmond Fernandes, Marcus D’Costa, Levino Fernandes, Joston Pereira, John Barreto, Daison Cardozo, Floyd Colaco, Dickson Rogtao
COACH: Kannan PRIOLKAR (new)

MUMBAI TIGERS (ex-DODSAL FC)
NEW: M. Mohammed Rafi, Durga Boro (both Churchill Brothers SC), Irungbam Surkumar Singh, Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (both Mohun Bagan AC), Arup Debnath, Nisthar Kali Alaudeen (both Air India), Suman Datta, Surojit Bose (both Mohammedan Sporting Club), Rabindra Ghosh, Jishaan Ahmed (both Nagpur FC), Sunil Kumar (East Bengal Club), Paresh Shivalkar (Pune FC), Henry Gangte (Shillong Lajong FC), Loukik Jadhav (Pailan Arrows), Khangembam Thoi Singh (United Sikkim FC), Bikash Jairu (Ar-Hima FC), Avijit Ghosh (Southern Samity), Gurdev Singh (Raia Sporting Club), Vinay Kumar (Jammu&Kashmir Police), Nitesh Saini (Uttaranchal Heroes Club), Varinder Singh (Mahilpur), Raju Das (Nabaday Club, Tripura), Rahul Kumar, Anthony Fernandes, Demba Diakhate; Mohammad Dada Nabeel (Salgaocar FC, on loan)
COACH: Bimal GHOSH (new)

TATA FOOTBALL ACADEMY - JAMSHEDPUR
RETAINED: Ricardo Cardozo, Mohammed Moniruzzaman Ansari, Suraj Kumar, Kamaldeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh, S.K. Rohit, Jarmanjeet Singh, Rocky Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Manas Sarkar, Harpreet Singh, Biswajit Sardar, Baidyanath Das, Vineet Rai, Deepak Tirkey, Udanta Singh
NEW: Seiminlum Kipgen, Khaikhogen Kipgen (both JSYC, Manipur), Thiyam Chingkheinganba, Sh. Roland Singh (both USAL, Manipur), Konsham Chinglensana Singh (Air India Juniors), Hitesh Sharma (Chandigarh Football Academy), Sourav Das (Bata SC, Kolkata), Samrat Chowdhury (SAI Siliguri), Toki Zomuanpuia (Dinthar FC, Mizoram), Ramandeep Kumar (Youth FC - Rurka Kalan, Punjab), Asil K. (SEPT, Kerala), L. Jonathan Ginthianlal (Kuki Sporting Club, Manipur), Longjam Lamyamba Meitei (RYDO, Manipur), O. Romtan Singh (NIPSO Club, Manipur), Rajak Nag (Sports Hostel - Cuttack, Orissa), Abdul Bilal (Independent Club, Orissa), Sandeep Alhan, Aibanbha Kupar Dohling, Vijay Kumar, M. Rahul Raj, Arjun, Shashi Prasad Keshri
LEFT: Ravi Kumar, Mohammed Irfan Khan, Chingkhel Meetei Yumnam, Ravinder Singh, Pronoy Haldar, Jayabrata Dhar, S. Siam Hanghal, Simranjeet Singh, Randhan Meetei Yumnam, Pankaj Kumar Sona, Alwyn George (all Pailan Arrows), Bilal Khan, Sanjay Balmachu, Manpreet Singh (all Churchill Brothers SC), Mohammed Mustafa Ali, Amit Kumar, Satish Patel (all Mohammedan Sporting Club), Karan Sawhney (Salgaocar SC), Anil Hansda (Sporting Clube de Goa)
COACH: P. Vijay KUMAR