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Need to recreate the atmosphere against Oman - Jeje Lalpekhlua
Need to recreate the atmosphere against Oman - Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jackichand and Jeje ahead of the game against Oman Bengaluru On the field, together they are sheer magic; two exciting players, deadly exponents in the ‘Beautiful Game.’ Off it, their humility strikes you, and at times as they speak, you wonder, how can a modern day street smart footballer, at times, be so shy. You mention it to them and both Jeje Lapekhlua and Jackichand Singh quips in unison: “Playing football is the ea

Jun 8 2015
Stephen Constantine selects 26-member Indian football squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Stephen Constantine selects 26-member Indian football squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The Indian team will play Oman in their first World Cup qualifier New Delhi, June 5 The Indian national football squad left the capital city for a preparatory camp in Bengaluru ahead of its 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary qualification matches against Oman and Guam. The squad conducted training sessions at the Ambedkar Stadium here before proceeding to Bengaluru. India play their first match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru

Jun 5 2015
Chennaiyin FC retain its top home-grown players for 2015 ISL
Chennaiyin FC retain its top home-grown players for 2015 ISL

Jeje Lalpekhlua has been retained by Chennaiyin FC Chennai, May 15 Indian Super League (ISL) team Chennaiyin FC has retained the services of its top home-grown players for this year's tournament. They retained strikers Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, defenders Dhanachandra Singh, Abhishek Das and midfielders Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Jayesh Rane for the upcoming season. Chernnaiyin reached the semi-finals of the tournament last year, losi

May 15 2015
Pune FC vs Mohun Bagan - Player Ratings
Pune FC vs Mohun Bagan - Player Ratings

A still from the match between Pune FC and Mohun Bagan A rampant Mohun Bagan downed Pune FC 2-0 in a rich display of attacking football at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune. Goals from Jeje and Yusa Katsumi sealed the deal for the visitors who now are 3 points clear at the top with one game in hand. Pune FC find themselves on the 5th position with 23 points. Here’s how the players performed on the night: Pune FC Amrinder Singh &ndas

Apr 26 2015
Mohun Bagan moves inch closer to the I-League title defeating Pune FC 2-0
Mohun Bagan moves inch closer to the I-League title defeating Pune FC 2-0

Katsumi Yusa scored the winning goal for Mohun Bagan Mohun Bagan came back strongly, after an away defeat last week against Royal Wahingdoh, to beat Pune FC 2-0 at Pune. Jeje Lalpekhlua and Katsumi Yusa scored in either half to secure yet another win for the Kolkata giants. The Hero I-League leaders increased their lead at the top to three points from over Bengaluru FC with a game less played. Mohun Bagan were without their marquee forward

5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations
5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations

The term child prodigies is often associated to unprecedented talent, who tend to excel at a very young age and most of the time, they transition to the senior level with relative ease. However, not every child prodigy ends up becoming a superstar. In India, the case is not very different. The role of the media in hyping up a young talent affects his/her career trajectory. From cricket to tennis, child prodigies have built up a massive reputatio

Mar 13 2015
Mohun Bagan edge past Pune FC 1-0
Mohun Bagan edge past Pune FC 1-0

Pune FC’s Karim Bencharifa tasted defeat against his former side Pritam Kotal scored a late goal to ensure three crucial points for Mohun Bagan against Pune FC. Table toppers Pune FC faced their first defeat of the Hero I-League. Karim Bencherifa had come back to Kolkata to face his former team Mohun Bagan for the league encounter. Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen made three changes in the starting XI. Young goalkeeper Debjit Ma

Feb 7 2015
Mohun Bagan host leaders Pune FC in the I-League
Mohun Bagan host leaders Pune FC in the I-League

Pune FC and Mohun Bagan in action in the IFA Shield Kolkata, February 6 (IANS) Pune FC will aim to build on their impressive start to the I-League campaign when they face Mohun Bagan in a crucial Round 5 away encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. The clash will be an important one for both sides. While a win will help top-placed Pune FC (10 points) strengthen their grip at the summit of the standings, a positive result for t

Feb 6 2015
Impressive Mohun Bagan finish their campaign with 1-0 win over Shillong Lajong
Impressive Mohun Bagan finish their campaign with 1-0 win over Shillong Lajong

File photo of the Mohun Bagan team at the 2014-15 Federation Cup An impressive Mohun Bagan, registered a 1-0 win over Shillong Lajong, in their group B encounter. If it had not been for Vishal Kaith, the Shillong Lajong goalkeeper, Mohun Bagan would have run riot. The shot-stopper was rightly awarded the Hero of the match, as his performance was key to smothering an excellent Green and Maroon attack. With both teams playing for pr

Jan 6 2015
ISL has helped put Indian football back on the map
ISL has helped put Indian football back on the map

Sandesh Jhingan was declared the ISL emerging player of the league Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) The inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) has thrown up interesting statistics to give a clear indication that India has come to be recognised as an emerging footballing nation. Fans take the names of some Indian footballers in the same breath as those of their high-profile European counterparts. There are questions that beg answers such as whether the

Dec 27 2014
ISL is here to stay and improve Indian football
ISL is here to stay and improve Indian football

Atletico de Kolkata are surely the first in a long list of champions A joint venture of IMG-Reliance and sponsored by the largest motorcycle manufacturer of the world – Hero, Indian Super League has a great potential to uplift the sport of football in India. Prior to this, I-league was the only professional competitive football league in India, which was not as popular as the ISL has turned out to be. The marketing techniques car

Dec 25 2014
Kerala Blasters FC's narrow escape makes for amazing drama
Kerala Blasters FC's narrow escape makes for amazing drama

Stephen Pearson and Michael Chopra of Kerala Blasters tackle Chennaiyin FC captain Bernard Mendy Some games are worthy of being dubbed as having ‘everything’, and the second leg of the ISL semifinal between Chennaiyn FC and Kerala Blasters proved just to be just that. A match built around Chennaiyin FC’s failed first leg and a mammoth task at hand, this second leg of the first semi-finals included moments of pure bril

Dec 17 2014
ISL: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters - 5 talking points
ISL: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters - 5 talking points

A typical semi-final complete with flared tempers and last moment drama Some games are worthy of being dubbed as having ‘everything’, and the fourth edition of the South Indian Derby certainly has everything. A match built around Chennaiyin FC’s failed first leg and a mammoth task at hand, this second leg of the first semi-finals included moments of pure brilliance, talent, skill and ofcourse some theatrics. We take a lo

Dec 16 2014
ISL: Kerala Blasters through to final as extra-time goal knocks valiant Chennaiyin out
ISL: Kerala Blasters through to final as extra-time goal knocks valiant Chennaiyin out

Kerala Blasters FC celebrate after beating Chennaiyin FC 4-3 on aggregate to reach the final during extra time A valiant affort from Chennaiyin FC was not enough as a 117th minute goal from Stephen Pearson sent Kerala Blasters through to the final of the ISL.  Chennai made a host of changes from the first leg, as Marco Materazzi put himself partnering Eric Djemba-Djemba in midfield. Kerala made only one change as Sandhesh Jhingan

Dec 16 2014
Chennaiyin FC has a daunting task ahead
Chennaiyin FC has a daunting task ahead

Chennaiyin FC will need to dig deep to qualify for the final Ironies never cease in football. After the smooth sailing to the top of the table and then consolidating the team further with the addition of Italian international Alessandro Nesta, as also the return of main man Elano Blumer, no one would have imagined that Chennaiyin FC would be in the position as it is. After the big 0-3 loss to Kerala Blasters FC in the first leg of

Dec 16 2014
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