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featurefootball7 months ago

Hyderabad FC's vision to push youngsters is an asset for Indian football, asserts Chinglensana Singh

Chinglensana Singh's long waiting hours at the dug-out was finally over, with his move from FC Goa to Hyderabad FC proving to be career-changing for the footballer. The Manipuri was not only one of the best defenders in the 2020-21 ISL, but also earned himself a cap for India owing to his fine form.
sounak mullick
featurefootball7 months ago

Is AFC trying too hard to tick-off responsibilities, but at what expense?

Indian athletes not allowed to travel overseas owing to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. However, the apex football body has decided to carry on with the AFC Cup, which has two Indian clubs, in the Maldives, a country that has requested to postpone the matches.
sounak mullick
featurefootball7 months ago

The FC Goa model - a pathway to success for fellow Indian clubs

FC Goa played out 0-0 draws in each of their opening 2021 AFC Champions League matches against Al-Rayyan and Al-Wahada, having earned two points so far. While the odds are heavily stacked against them to progress to the next round, their spirited display has taken everyone by surprise.
sounak mullick
featurefootball8 months ago

2021 AFC Champions League | FC Goa Preview: Team news, Key Players, Contenders and Match Details

FC Goa are a few days away from representing India in the biggest continental event, the AFC Champions League, becoming the first Indian to achieve the feat. While they are set to face fierce opponents in Group E, the prospect of playing the matches in their home stadium will give them a boost.
sounak mullick
featurefootball9 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Takeaways from the semi-finals as Mumbai and ATK-Mohun Bagan set up summit clash

By far two of the most intriguing semi-finals in the history of the league, Mumbai City FC and ATK-Mohun Bagan survived in the end and set up a date for the grand finale. Let us have a look at the main takeaways from the semi-finals - that consisted of four nerve-racking encounters.
sounak mullick
featurefootball9 months ago

ISL 2020-21 Play-offs | Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa - Preview

Mumbai City FC are set to lock horns with their cross-border rivals FC Goa in a two-legged semi-final on March 5 and March 8 respectively. While the players go through their drills, let’s have a look at what we might expect from the two teams - their strengths, weaknesses, and key players.
sounak mullick
featurefootball9 months ago

From evading Spain to Indian National Team selection - The Ishan Pandita Story

A few months ago, Ishan Pandita was not inclined to fly back to his native land but was forced to do so with the prevailing pandemic situations. Currently, he’s an overnight sensation in India and one of 35 players to have been selected by national coach Igor Stimac for upcoming assignments.
sounak mullick
featurefootball9 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Studs who stole the show - Week 13

The penultimate week of the 2020-21 Indian Super League - and we are still on the hunt for two of the four finalists, that’s the competitiveness the league brings with it. With an action-packed week passing by, let us have a look at the players that have hogged the limelight with their display.
sounak mullick
featurefootball9 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Studs who stole the show - Week 12

The curtains are almost drawn on the league stages of ISL, but we have only two semi-finalists so far, while three teams are fighting out for the remaining two spots. While you sit back and enjoy the last week of the season, have a look at the players who stood out from the rest in the past week.
sounak mullick
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Studs who stole the show - Week 8

We have passed the initial stages of the ISL, which offered us high-voltage encounters, incredible solo efforts and outstanding goals. As far as the season is concerned, we are slowly entering into the business end of it, where the teams are going to fight it out for every point on offer.
sounak mullick