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Unrest within East Bengal camp ahead of Federation Cup tie against Lajong
Unrest within East Bengal camp ahead of Federation Cup tie against Lajong

Currently preparing for a Federation Cup encounter against Shillong Lajong, East Bengal are looking to overcome their narrow I-league disappointment. The frustration seemed to manifest itself on the field as the players got into an argument, during a practice session at Central Park.Midfielder Mehtab Hussain tackled Dika, much to the latter's disgust. Both players were seen in a small scuffle, before Harmanjot Singh Khabra rushed in to stop t

Apr 29 2016
5 of the toughest tackling midfielders in ISL season 2
5 of the toughest tackling midfielders in ISL season 2

The second season of the Indian Super League is quickly moving to the end of the group stages, and we have seen some scintillating individual performances from different players. From great goals to defence-splitting passes to last-ditch tackles to unbelievable saves, we have seen it all. Central midfielders form a key part of any team and are the ones who look to stop opposition attacks and help their team initiate their own forays forward

Nov 26 2015
ISL 2015: Top 5 Kerala Blasters players to watch out for
ISL 2015: Top 5 Kerala Blasters players to watch out for

After a very successful first season, the much-anticipated second instalment of the Hero Indian Super League is just around the corner. The league, like last year, promises to enthral the audience with high-quality footballing entertainment as well as the glitz and glamour off the field.  The 8 different ISL teams will battle it out over the course of the next 3 months, across 8 different venues spread throughout the subcontinent, for the u

Sep 29 2015
East Bengal win 3-1 against SAI as they inch closer to another CFL title
East Bengal win 3-1 against SAI as they inch closer to another CFL title

Mehtab Hossain rolled back the years to give a virtuoso performance East Bengal took a huge step towards retaining the Calcutta Football League title for a record sixth consecutive time when they beat SAI 3-1 with Do-Dong on the scoresheet again. SAI gave the defending Champions a scare when they pulled level in the early minutes of the second half but Bengal kept their cool to win match and are now a win away from having the reco

Aug 31 2015
Stephen Constantine: Mehtab Hossain does not have the necessary speed anymore
Stephen Constantine: Mehtab Hossain does not have the necessary speed anymore

Stephen Constantine looking to build for the future National team manager Stephen Constantine has said that his target is not to just win immediate matches but to build a team for the future. Following India’s two defeats in the first two games of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Constantine has been criticised by the media and fans alike. In an interview with The Telegraph, Constantine said, “I can't say at th

East Bengal go down 1-2 against spirited Mumbai FC side
East Bengal go down 1-2 against spirited Mumbai FC side

Josimar scored the winning goal for Mumbai FC Mumbai FC added on to East Bengal’s miseries as they defeated the Kolkata giants by 2 goals to 1. In the process, Khalid Jamil’s men have also improved their position in the league table. Veteran Indian footballer Paresh Shivalkar scored an eye-catching goal from a free-kick in the 3rd minute of the game. Brazilian striker Josimar Da Silva increased the tally in the 14th mi

May 20 2015
Pune FC vs East Bengal - Player Ratings
Pune FC vs East Bengal - Player Ratings

Ranti Martins celebrates after scoring his team’s opening goal East Bengal got the better of Pune FC in Pune during a pulsating 3-2 win. The scoreline barely reflected the way the home team were dominated by the visitors. The primary reason for this was poor goalkeeping by East Bengal’s Abhijit Mondal. His two howlers between the sticks resulted in two unlikely goals for Pune. Ranti Martins, Dudu Omagbeni and Harmanjot

Apr 11 2015
Match Preview: Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal
Match Preview: Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal The biggest football match in the country will take place on Saturday at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata. This will possibly be the penultimate derby of the 2014-15 season. The other derby last month resulted in a 1-1 draw. Mohun Bagan is currently at the top of the league table without having lost a single match. East Bengal, on the other hand, is placed at the fifth position five points behind their rivals.

Mar 27 2015
AFC Cup Match Preview: Balestier Khalsa vs East Bengal
AFC Cup Match Preview: Balestier Khalsa vs East Bengal

Balestier Khalsa vs East Bengal Singapore’s Balestier Khalsa takes on East Bengal in a crucial AFC Cup Group F tie at the Toa Payoh Stadium, Singapore on Tuesday. The home side has lost both games previously against Johor Darul and Kitchee. East Bengal on the other hand managed to hold mighty Kitchee FC to a 1-1 draw at their home last week. Eelco Schattorie is missing several first team players. He would look forward to bag at

Mar 16 2015
Indian midfielder Mehtab Hossain retires from International duty
Indian midfielder Mehtab Hossain retires from International duty

Mehtab Hossain Cultured midfielder Mehtab Hossain has announced his retirement from International football. Hossain, who played for Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters in its inaugural season, was omitted from Indian team’s 26-man probables for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Nepal. Hossain is primarily a deep-lying playmaker, who can also put in a shift as a defensive midfielder. He has represented Ind

Mar 4 2015
Mehtab Hossain and Romeo Fernandes not included in India's 26 probables list for WC qualifier
Mehtab Hossain and Romeo Fernandes not included in India's 26 probables list for WC qualifier

Mehtab Hossain is not among the list of 26 probables New Delhi, March 2 Veteran midfielder Mehtab Hossain and young striker Romeo Fernandes missed out on the the list of 26 probables who would attend the preparatory camp for India's impending home and away matches against Nepal in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The squad would be reporting to the camp in Guwahati from March 4 onwards. The

Mar 2 2015
Coach Stephen Constantine announces probables list for India's World Cup qualifier against Nepal
Coach Stephen Constantine announces probables list for India's World Cup qualifier against Nepal

India’s chief coach Stephen Constantine has announced his probable squad for the World Cup qualifier New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Eight players from Goa's Dempo Sports Club feature in the list of 32 probables announced by new Indian football chief coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday for India's forthcoming home and away matches against Nepal in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. India first

Feb 26 2015
Armando Colaco's stay at East Bengal: The God who failed
Armando Colaco's stay at East Bengal: The God who failed

Armando Colaco with East Bengal’s midfield star Lalrindika Ralte When Armando Colaco joined East Bengal in November 2013 in the thick of the 7th Airtel I-League, he was hailed as a saviour. He replaced Marcos Felopa of Brazil after nine rounds of the I-League and came to Kolkata with the reputation of being India’s most successful coach of the 21st century. His tenure at East Bengal started with a bang, a 1-0 vic

Feb 24 2015
I-League: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan - Player Ratings
I-League: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan - Player Ratings

East Bengal and Mohun Bagan player ratings East Bengal and Mohun Bagan shared honours in the year’s first Kolkata Derby. Pierre Boya scored the opening goal of the match. Minutes later Ranti Martins cancelled out the goal from a brilliant header. Both the teams played attacking football and overall it was an entertaining affair. Here’s a look at how each player fared in this mouth-watering derby match which ended 1-1. East Ben

Feb 18 2015
Mumbai FC hold East Bengal to a 0-0 draw
Mumbai FC hold East Bengal to a 0-0 draw

It was a battle of attrition between the midfields of Mumbai FC and East Bengal Mumbai FC and East Bengal played out a dull 0-0 draw at the Fatorda stadium Goa in a Group A encounter. East Bengal approached the game with a target to bag all 3 points, to boost their chances to qualify to the semifinal stage of the Hero Federation Cup. Armando Colaco made two changes in the starting XI with Joachim Abranches replacing Lalrindika Ralte in the

Jan 2 2015
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