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Bhaichung Bhutia wants IFA Shield to be U-17 tourney in 2017
Bhaichung Bhutia wants IFA Shield to be U-17 tourney in 2017

The former India captain wants the IFA Shield to be held as an Under-17 tournament.Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday requested the Indian Football Association (IFA) to make the IFA Shield an Under-17 tournament next year keeping in mind the U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India.The under-age World Cup will be held in September-October next year. It will be the first time the country would host an event of such magnitude.Bhaichung, c

Feb 3 2016
English club Crystal Palace's U-19 to feature in IFA Shield
English club Crystal Palace's U-19 to feature in IFA Shield

A Crystal Palace player in action. (Right)English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace will be sending their Under-19 team to play in the prestigious India Football Association (IFA) Shield, beginning on February 16, the organisers confirmed on Tuesday.The IFA Shield is the fourth oldest club competition in the world, which was first held in 1893.It was made an U-19 tournament last year under pressure from a packed calendar schedule with an aim t

Feb 3 2016
Mohun Bagan: The formative years and the lead up to the IFA Shield triumph in 1911
Mohun Bagan: The formative years and the lead up to the IFA Shield triumph in 1911

The 1911 IFA Shield winning team “Thanks my friends of football renown, for bringing the British teams down, a victory grand to behold, serene and noble-bright and bold - The Mohun Bagans,” read The Bengali on the 30th of July 1911. Like most iconic sports clubs, Mohun Bagan is representative of a culture steeped in popular history. Founded as the Mohun Bagan Sporting Club on 15th August, 1889 by eminent Calcutta 

Oct 9 2015
Looking back at Mohammedan Sporting's historic Durand Cup triumph
Looking back at Mohammedan Sporting's historic Durand Cup triumph

The 1936 side that won the IFA Shield and the CFL double In what was a matter of nationalistic and sectarian pride besides sporting victory, the Mohammedan Sporting Club is hailed in Indian football history as the first civilian club to win the Durand Cup and deservingly so, when they beat the Royal Warwickshire Regt 2-1. After the suspension of Durand Cup for a year due to the Second World War, the 1940 edition of the much

Aug 29 2015
President Pranab Mukherjee to be the chief guest at Mohun Bagan's 125th year celebrations
President Pranab Mukherjee to be the chief guest at Mohun Bagan's 125th year celebrations

Pranab Mukherjee will felicitate the Mohun Bagan team Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest for city football giant Mohun Bagan's 125th-year celebrations which will be held on August 22. The club was supposed to celebrate the annual day on July 29 as in earlier years as a mark of respect for the team which won the IFA shield against East Yorkshire Regiment on this very day in 1911. The president, h

A look back at Pune FC Under-19 team's performance this season
A look back at Pune FC Under-19 team's performance this season

The team scored an incredible 142 goals this season Pune FC Under-19s capped off a tough 2014/15 season with a third-placed finish in the recently concluded PDFA Super Division League. The long season which began in August came to an end on Monday, with the 2nd Convocation of the Peninsula Pune FC Academy for the graduating batch of 2015 as well as the last game in the PDFA League. The campaign was definitely a thrilling one with a number

Jun 27 2015
IFA Shield: Pune FC U-19s top Group B after draw with Mohammedan Sporting
IFA Shield: Pune FC U-19s top Group B after draw with Mohammedan Sporting

Players of Pune FC and Mohammedan Sporting in action during the IFA Shield  The Pune FC Under-19 team sealed top spot in Group B of the 119th IFA Shield after a goalless draw against Mohammedan Sporting Club in their final group game at the East Bengal Ground in Kolkata on Monday. In a late afternoon kick-off, Pune FC dominated proceedings from the very beginning but couldn't get the breakthrough and had to settle for a draw. Desp

May 26 2015
Accusations being levelled in bad times: Mohun Bagan general secretary
Accusations being levelled in bad times: Mohun Bagan general secretary

Mohun Bagan’s General Secretary Anjan Mitra (Photo Courtesy: Kolkata Today) Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Facing a virtual revolt from a section of the executive committee over alleged malpractice in the running of the club, embattled Mohun Bagan general secretary Anjan Mitra hit back at his opponents on Monday, saying accusations were being levelled at a time when the 125-year-old club was passing through its worst financial crisis. Ad

Feb 24 2015
Manchester United and Mohun Bagan: Sailing in the same boat
Manchester United and Mohun Bagan: Sailing in the same boat

Manchester United and Mohun Bagan – coincidentally similar or intentionally so? Finding similarities between Manchester United and Mohun Bagan (often shortened as MU and MB) might seem quite a bold  attempt to start with, isn’t it? Well if you discount the difference between football standards of the two nations and focus on the fan-following and facts, you’ll find it isn’t! Rather, if we look back into the respective h

Apr 11 2014
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