THE JOURNEY MADE ME WHO I AM: JEAKSON SINGH

NEW DELHI: A fighter on the pitch and a smiling face off it, Jeakson Singh could probably be called the ‘gentle giant’. Towering at 6 ft, the midfielder was included in the Indian U-17s after being scouted from the Minerva Academy. In an in-depth interview, Jeakson talks at length about his journey, the Indian U-17s, the […]

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Constantine is walking on Joachim Low’s path- IM Vijayan

  NEW DELHI: The ‘Black Buck’ of Indian Football, IM Vijayan, currently a Government observer of the Indian National Team believes that Stephen Constantine is walking on the same path as Germany’s World Cup winning coach Joachim Low. In an interview, Vijayan speaks at length about Constantine’s speciality as a coach, the 35 debutants in over […]

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Bembem Devi dedicate her Arjuna Award to women of India

  NEW DELHI, 22nd August 2017: Bembem Devi went “speechless” for some moment when she got the news that she has been conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award. As “tears of joy” rolled down her cheeks, she spoke at length about her feelings, her dream, the sociological obstacles and much more. “I dedicate this Award to every Woman […]

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It’s difficult to enjoy the moment as a coach: Constantine

  NEW DELHI: As India reached their second-best FIFA Ranking (96) ever in the latest FIFA Rankings published on July 6, 2017 and as connoisseurs start to mention about Stephen Constantine having a ‘magic wand,’ the man himself feels that it’s all about teamwork. In an exclusive interview, he speaks at length about the life of a Coach, the […]

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U-17 World Cup will be a game changer – Mama

Aizawl: To be labelled the ‘Godfather’ of football in a certain region would perhaps be something that would afford some a slightly lofty air. However, Shylo Malsawmtluanga, who is often called the ‘Godfather of Mizo footballers’ due to him being one of, if not the biggest name to emerge as a prominent professional footballer from the Northeast Indian […]

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I owe my career to my father – Latifuddin Najam

KOLKATA: Latifuddin Najam, the son of 1952 Helsinki Olympian Syed Khaja Moinuddin, was one of the most skilled players ever to step foot in Kolkata maidans. The Hyderabadi winger who helped the club to win many accolades during his 10-year-long stint, was conferred with Shan-e-Mohammedan (Lifetime Achievement Award) by Mohammedan Sporting Club in club’s Iftar Party held at Haj House […]

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You can’t build a team in a month: Constantine

NEW DELHI: Despite India reaching 100 in the FIFA Rankings, National Coach Stephen Constantine stresses that “we have not achieved anything as yet.” With the National Team practising in Mumbai at the Preparatory Camp ahead of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against the Kyrgyz Republic, Constantine spoke at length about the recipe for success, the improvements […]

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We had enough quality going into extra time – Albert Roca

  After A Thrilling Victory Over Bagan To Lift The Federation Cup. Blues’ Boss, Albert Roca Speaks About The Final, The Upcoming AFC Cup Game And More. Excerpts… On his assessment of the game… We had a plan and we were able to follow it. Our objective was to stop any attacks, play counter-attacking football and […]

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Away wins reflect character and maturity of team: Constantine

  YANGON: National Coach Stephen Constantine says that three away victories in the three away matches “reflects the character in the side.” In the concluding part of his two-part interview, Constantine explains how significant was it to win the matches against Cambodia and Myanmar in front of a partisan crowd, the mantra in the squad, experience […]

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