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featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2020 | Sandesh Jhingan set for rebirth post Kerala Blasters FC days

Just a few months shy of the new season, India’s most trusted defender Sandesh Jhinghan is without a club to his name after Kerala Blasters FC terminated his contract. With many suitors ready to offer him a job, this might be a rebirth for the 26-year old, who is yet to pass his prime.
sounak mullick
featurefootball6 months ago

5 ISL signings that should have never taken place

The Indian Super League has been a favoured destination for many European and South American footballers since its inception back in 2014, with players like Marco Materazzi and Alessandro Del Piero gracing the league. In spite of high profile signings, there have been few that have backfired badly.
sounak mullick
featurefootball6 months ago

Presently identifying Sunil Chhetri’s successor is the biggest concern in Indian football

IM Vijayan, Joe Paul Ancheri, Bhaichung Bhutia and then Sunil Chhetri, India has produced a few top-notch strikers in the past couple of decades. With the Indian skipper at the dusk of his career, we are yet to identify a suitable successor and this might be the biggest concern in Indian football.
sounak mullick
featurefootball6 months ago

Why Kerala Blasters FC fans deserve better from its fickle-minded management

So close yet so far - it has been the tale of Kerala Blasters FC, with them losing two finals and then taking a huge dip as the years rolled on. For arguably one of the biggest clubs in India, they've struggled immensely on the domestic circuit and there are several reasons for their downfall.
sounak mullick
featurefootball8 months ago

P.K. Banerjee - Kolkata’s first Dada

PK Banerjee, one of the finest footballers the country has ever produced, passed away at the age of 83. The dynamic footballer represented India in three Asian Games, two Olympic Games and was part of India's squad that finished as runners-up in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup.
sounak mullick
featurefootball10 months ago

Will take time to adapt Igor Stimac’s philosophies, asserts Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has admitted that the brand of football which they play under national team coach Igor Stimac is very new and will take time for them to adapt. With no realistic chance to progress in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, their immediate aim is to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
sounak mullick
featurefootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

Unpopular Opinion | India don’t deserve to qualify for World Cup anyway

Before the nation starts lamenting yet another World Cup miss for India, something that could come as early as next week, a more viable question would be if our nation even deserve to be on that stage. We are football fans first and what our team is playing right now isn’t football to begin with.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Afghanistan

India comes into their fourth match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign under heavy pressure as they face a must-win match with some of their crucial players missing at the back. However, while it may seem that way by their previous results, Afghanistan are no pushovers in their backyard.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

2022 FIFA WC Qualifiers | Moronic India-Bangladesh draw risks elevating distaste for non-cricket sports

Heroism is to face simultaneously one’s greatest suffering and one’s highest hope. While Friedrich Nietzche’s definition isn’t definitely an accurate one like the hundred others of this concept, the words do come as a shuddering realization when put into the context of India’s draw yesterday.
Subhayan Dutta