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October 31
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 6 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Dempo SC 0-1 Mohun Bagan AC
Goals: 0-1 Jose Ramirez Barreto (52' pen)

DEMPO: 21-VP Satish Kumar; 18-Valeriano Rebello, 3-John Charles Dias, 28-Mahesh Gawli, 16-Samir Naik; 14-Anthony Pereira, 8-Climax Lawrence [C], 7-Nacimento Silveira, 15-Clifford Miranda; 9-Ranty Martins Soleye, 20-Mboyo Iyomi
Unused Substitutes: 31-Tyson Caiado, 4-Cressan Antao, 6-Peter Carvalho, 12-Jerry Zirsanga, 17-Joaquim Abranches, 23-Dominic Noronha, 19-Clifton Gonsalves
MOHUN BAGAN: 1-Sangram Mukherjee; 4-Deepak Kumar Mondal, 29-Joseph Anandavasan, 14-Peter Odafe, 5-Habibur Rehman Mondal; 16-James Lukram Singh, 30-Marcos Pereira, 20-Rakesh Masih, 11-Ishfaq Ahmed; 10-Jose Ramirez Barreto, 15-Baichung Bhutia [C]
Unused Substitutes: 21-Chiradeep Chattopadhyay, 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 19-Shylo Malsawm Tulunga, 22-Karthik Kisku, 25-Sargolsem James Singh, 27-Nallappan Mohanraj, 37-Lal Kamal Bhowmick
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Deepak Kumar Mondal (Mohun Bagan)
YELLOW CARDS: Climax Lawrence (40', Dempo); Joseph Anandavasan (21'), Jose Ramirez Barreto (30'), Sangram Mukherjee (67', all Mohun Bagan)
YELLOW-RED CARD: Joseph Anandavasan (29')
REFEREE: Pradeep Kumar (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat), Andrew Shekar (Karnataka)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: T Elangovan (Karnataka)

Match Report:
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AFC U19 Women's Championships 2009 | Qualifiers | Group B | KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur | 18.30 local:

INDIA U19 0-9 Thailand U19
Goals: 0-1,0-6 Taneekarn Dangda (4',67'), 0-2,0-3,0-8,0-9 Nisa Romyen (11',21',71',85'), 0-4 Kanokwan Tonglek (27'), 0-5 Khwanrudi Saengchan (31'), 0-7 Darika Peanpailun (69')

INDIA U19: 1-Aditi Chauhan (16' 17-Candice Fernandes); 3-Gurumayum Radharani Devi, 4-Narmada Basumatary, 5-Suprava Samal, 14-Romila Kal (16' 27-Malvita Mascarenhas); 6-Supriya Routray, 8-Manpreet Kaur [C], 9-Yumnam Kamala Devi, 10-Sangita Patra; 11-Yumnam Chandrajini Devi (64' 30-Snehal Dilip Morajkar), 16-Munda Jhili
Unused Substitutes: 2-Pallabita Borah, 7-Sradhanjali Sahoo, 12-Samta Dhiman, 13-Dhaliwal Ramandeep Kaur, 15-Sabita Narzary, 20-Sujita Demu Murgaonkar, 21-Kalpana Roy, 22-Disha Malhotra, 25-Swati Rawat
THAILAND U19: 1-Waraporn Boonsing [C]; 3-Ratchanok Rattanapant, 6-Uraiwan Mata, 7-Kwanruethai Kunupatham, 8-Darika Peanpailun, 9-Rattikan Thongsombut, 10-Taneekarn Dangda (80' 19-Pajaree Thaoto), 16-Kanokwan Tonglek, 17-Nattaya Dounjantuek (65' 13-Warinda Patisang), 23-Nisa Romyen, 27-Khwanrudi Saengchan (55' 2-Jinjuta Pantong)
Unused Substitutes: 11-Kannika Boonma, 12-Siriporn Srimanee, 14-Saowalak Phetnui, 15-Sailom Pittayanukulsup, 18-Sasiprapha Suksen, 25-Supapron Uttaraprom, 26-Chalisa Srimueang, 29-Roongnapa Thongsamrit

YELLOW CARDS: Sangita Patra (19', India)

REFEREE: Huljun Niu (China)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Thi Thuy Kieu (Vietnam), Nyo Daw Tin Tin (Myanmar)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Huangying Shen (China)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Kanya Keomany (Laos)
REFEREE INSPECTOR: Nimal Wickramatunga Samararathna Muhandiramge (Sri Lanka)

ATTENDANCE: 40

For detailed information go to the >>Indian National Team section.

49th ATPA Shield, Jorhat - Quarterfinal: Green Valley SC, Guwahati 0-1 Moran Town Club - Goals: 0-1 Luhit Taye (41').


October 30
    RESULTS & NEWS

11th Goa Professional League: Sesa Football Academy 2-1 Salgaocar SC - Goals: 0-1 PK Anil Kumar (59'), 1-1,2-1 Lezly Fernandes (76',90+').

49th ATPA Shield, Jorhat - Pre-Quarterfinal: Tinsukia Railway 5-1 Estantic Club, Jorhat

::: Decisions of the 8th meeting of the AFC Professional League Ad Hoc Committee :::
AFC report: Asian football moved another step closer to the launch of a bigger, better and richer AFC Champions League (ACL) next season after two and a half years of planning, commitment and hard work by the AFC Professional League Ad Hoc Committee.
The committee, chaired by Captain Saburo Kawabuchi, of Japan, on Thursday agreed upon a number of issues, including the deadline for compliance with criteria, pre-ACL play-offs, an Asian berth for each ACL team and Japan as the host for next year's final.
Captain Kawabuchi, who was instrumental in the success of the J.League, said he hoped next year's ACL would mark the dawn of a new era in Asian professional football.
"I am very proud to have been chairman of this committee for the past eight meetings," Captain Kawabuchi said. "We have come a long way since our first meeting and we are nearly there."
"I hope we will continue to work hard and join hands to ensure the success of Asian football."

AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam echoed Captain Kawabuchi's sentiments.
"This is not the end of the journey but only the beginning. Asian clubs now know the importance of professionalism and I hope we can do our best to make sure that the new AFC Champions League will be a huge success."

During the meeting, the following decisions were finalised.
1. A total of 17 Member Associations (MA) were deemed to have the ability to meet the criteria to compete in the 2009 ACL.
Of these, 13 MAs had submitted the necessary documents by the deadline of 1 October, 2008. They were: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Uzbekistan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, China and Korea Republic.
Japan had earlier met all the criteria and therefore was not required to submit documents.
Three MAs failed to meet the deadline. They were: Jordan, Syria and Kuwait.
The committee therefore concluded that 14 MAs qualified as candidates to compete in the 2009 ACL.
A final decision on which MAs qualify for the 2009 ACL will be made on November 25 during the 9th meeting of the AFC Professional League Ad Hoc Committee in Shanghai, China.

2. The ACL will feature a pre-competition play-off featuring teams from the 14 MAs who fail to satisfy the minimum criteria. The winners and runners-up of the AFC Cup will also be eligible to compete in these play-offs, as long as they fulfil AFC criteria and competition regulations. Teams failing to comply will be invited to compete in the AFC Cup.

3. The committee confirmed the introduction of the 3+1 rule for the 2009 ACL. This rule stipulates that each team competing in the 2009 ACL can field a maximum of four foreign players in each match with at least one player being from an AFC Member Association.
In addition, AFC is encouraging countries to adopt the 3+1 rule in their own leagues to enable Asian players to widen their opportunities within the continent and enhance Asian football as a whole.

4. After a bidding process involving three MAs, the committee selected Japan to host the final of the 2009 AFC Champions League.

The next meeting of the AFC Professional League Ad Hoc Committee will be held on November 25, 2008 in Shanghai, China.
The decisions taken by the committee are subject to approval by the AFC Executive Committee, which meets on November 26, 2008 in Shanghai, China. A press conference will be held at the end of the meeting.
Furthermore, the committee confirmed that the re-branding of the AFC Champions League and the New ACL 2009 Launch will be held in Tokyo, Japan on December 12, 2008.

::: Haryana FA ban Haryana Police :::
The Haryana FA yesterday decided to axe Haryana Police not only from the inaugural Haryana State League but also have imposed a ban of two years on the team. The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Haryana FA Secretary Sunil Bhardawaj. Speaking on this Haryana FA Secretary Sunil Bhardawaj said, "We have decided to impose a ban of two years on Haryana Police." He further added, "Haryana Police was suppose to play the rest of the matches in the Haryana League but after the decision of the committee the opponents will be given 3 points." The decision will surely put Raghav Club, Gurgaon as the front runner to win the inagural Haryana State League as they will be well placed with 22 points now.


October 29
    RESULTS & NEWS

AFC U19 Women's Championships 2009 | Qualifiers | Group B | KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur | 18.30 local:

INDIA U19 1-4 Iran U19
Goals: 0-1 Parvin Farhadikhah (2'), 0-2,1-4 Zahra Ghanbari (26',90'+1'), 0-3 Shiva Gholam Fazeli (38'), 1-3 Snehal Dilip Mohrajkar (59')

INDIA U19: 1-Aditi Chauhan; 3-Gurumayum Radharani Devi, 4-Narmada Basumatary (64' 14-Romila Kal), 5-Suprava Samal, 27-Malvita Mascarenhas; 6-Supriya Routray, 8-Manpreet Kaur [C], 9-Yumnam Kamala Devi, 10-Sangita Patra; 11-Yumnam Chandrajini Devi, 21-Kalpana Roy (46' 30-Snehal Dilip Morajkar, 64' 22-Disha Malhotra)
Unused Substitutes: 2-Pallabita Borah, 7-Sradhanjali Sahoo, 12-Samta Dhiman, 13-Dhaliwal Ramandeep Kaur, 15-Sabita Narzary, 16-Munda Jhili, 17-Candice Fernandes, 20-Sujita Demu Murgaonkar, 25-Swati Rawat
IRAN U19: 1-Maryam Yektaei; 9-Zahra Ghanbari, 14-Safoora Jafari, 20-Seyedehnastaran Moghimidarzi (54' 10-Maryam Char Kavi), 21-Sepideh Nikkhah; 3-Parvin Farhadikhan, 6-Zhaleh Ghotbi, 8-Shiva Gholam Fazeli [C], 13-Maryam Rahimi (88' 19-Zeinab Choobin), 16-Goki Narges Kouhestaninejad; 17-Yeganeh Khalili (72' 18-Azadeh Ghamari)
Unused Substitutes: 4-Shahraki Samaneh Khodabandeh, 11-Nigin Pakdel, 15-Nafiseh Akbari, 22-Ghazal Khalaj, 23-Maryam Ghodratkharameh, 28-Samaneh Ghashieh

YELLOW CARDS: Goki Narges Kouhestaninejad (27'), Azadeh Ghamari (90', both Iran)

REFEREE: Huangying Shen (China)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Hisae Yoshizawa (Japan), Thi Thuy Kieu (Vietnam)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Huijun Niu (China)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Kanya Keomany (Laos)
REFEREE INSPECTOR: Nimal Wickramatunga Samararathna Muhandiramge (Sri Lanka)

ATTENDANCE: 90

For detailed information go to the >>Indian National Team section.

49th ATPA Shield, Jorhat - Pre-Quarterfinal: Moran Town Club 7-2 North Jorhat Upakrira Sanstha

::: I-League: Revised fixtures :::
The AIFF today announced the fixtures of the two I-League matches which had to be postponed due to Dempo SC's participation in the AFC Cup semifinals. Also changed were the fixtures of JCT and East Bengal due to the Guru Nanak Stadium not being available on November 20.
November 5: Churchill Brothers SC - Dempo SC
November 11: Mumbai FC - Dempo SC

::: Football action returns to Bangalore :::
There is some good news for the football lovers in Bangalore. After making news for all sorts of wrong reasons, the Bangalore District FA league is going all set to start in December 2008.
But before that the football fans would witness some national-level football action when some of the top Indian clubs lock horns for the 30th Federation Cup qualifiers. The Bangalore Football Stadium will host the qualifying matches for Group A and B from November 20 to 28.
For the complete 30th Federation Cup Zonal qualifying fixtures .

Issuing a press release on Tuesday, the Karnataka State FA general secretary, Krishna Narayana stated that the state association is apparently trying hard to kick-start the football activity.
The release further stated that the office of the newly constituted BDFA committee met the KSFA officials to discuss the BDFA league including Super, A, B, and C divisions scheduled to commence from December.
Meanwhile, Krishna Narayana also said that the new committee headed by MP Swamy will meet shortly and KSFA has assured full support.
The KSFA further announced that football activities in the state would kick-start with the inter-district football tournament to be held in Mangalore from November 13-18.


October 28
    IndianFootball.Com wishes you all a Happy Festive season on the occasion of Diwali!

::: INSIDE SOCCER Interview - CRISTIANO RONALDO :::
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From now on InsideSoccer.com will be providing us interviews with international football stars...
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11th Goa Professional League: Vasco SC 1-4 Dempo SC - Goals: 0-1,1-4 Joaquim Abranches (19',90+'), 1-1 Bernardo Pires (20'), 1-2 Peter Carvalho (66'), 1-3 Samson Fernandes (74').
11th Goa Professional League: Raia Sporting Club 0-2 Churchill Brothers SC - Goals: 0-1,0-2 Odafe Onyeka Okolie (64',76').

::: Bentla D'Couth nominated for AFC Women's Referee of the Year award :::
One of India's top female referee's Bentla D'Couth has been nominated by the Asian Football Confederation for the Asian Women's Referee of the Year award. It already is a great honour for Bentla who is pitted against Sachiko Baba (Japan) and Pannipar Kamneung (Thailand) for the award.


October 27
    RESULTS & NEWS

::: IndianFootball.Com User Poll :::
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11th Goa Professional League: Velsao Pale SC 2-2 Sporting Clube de Goa - Goals: 0-1 Anthony D'Souza (20'), 1-1 Joston Pereira (28'), 1-2 Waikhom Ngouba Singh (52'), 2-2 Francis Andrade (65').


Indian software giant and FIFA World Cup sponsor Satyam sign Soccerex 2008 sponsorship deal
At last year's Soccerex Joseph S. Blatter (President, FIFA) commented that FIFA were breaking new ground by announcing Satyam as a global partner. Satyam, a leading global consulting and information technology services provider became the first Indian company to sign up as a FIFA World Cup Sponsor. This historic deal provides Satyam with global rights for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

After securing the position as FIFA's official IT services provider to the game's ruling body for the next seven years, Satyam have decided to continue their global exposure in the football industry by signing up as a Soccerex 2008 sponsor. Satyam will be the title sponsor for Soccerex's Media Workshop, one of six sector-specific workshops taking place at the inaugural International Football Club Summit. The Satyam sponsored workshop will consist of a media-focused conference panel tackling the latest broadcasting developments, a keynote address from FIFA & Satyam on Web 2.0 and an exclusive networking break. Speakers include:

- Philippe Le Floc'h (UEFA)
- Francis Tellier (Host Broadcast Services)
- Redha Chibani (LFP)
- Matt Stone (FIFA)
- Dilbagh Gill (Satyam)

As one of the most successful Indian brands Dr. Sridhar Maturi Head of Sports Marketing for Satyam will be sharing his unrivalled knowledge on India's booming economy and the potential growth in their domestic football industry. He will be speaking on a panel entitled ‘Developing the game from inside and out - the importance of emerging markets' and join other industry leaders including:

- Ian Ayre (Liverpool FC)
- Vishwajeet Kadam (Western India FA)
- Steve Bellis (Lynx Group International)
- Steve McMahon (Strategic Sports Investment)
- Arunava Chaudhuri (IndianFootball.Com)

Dr. Sridhar Maturi will be highlighting his company's role in the grass roots development of the game in India. Satyam recently launched the Satyam Football Challengea, a university level tournament with regional qualifiers & a national knock-out competition culminating in the winning team receiving a lucrative cash prize and tickets to the 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup.

Satyam will be joining other FIFA World Cup sponsors including Castrol, Continental and MTN. Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 26
    IndianFootball.Com wishes you all a Happy Festive season on the occasion of Diwali!

IndianFootball.Com | I-League

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Dempo SC 3-1 Air-India
Goals: 1-0,3-1 Ranty Martins Soleye (38' pen,78'), 2-0 Climax Lawrence (55'), 2-1 Ravinder Singh (60')

DEMPO: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
AIR-INDIA: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Climax Lawrence (Dempo)
YELLOW CARDS: Clifford Miranda (Dempo); Emmanuel Ovieghara (Air-India)
REFEREE: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
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IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Final Second-leg:

Bengal Mumbai FC 1-2 Sesa Football Academy
Goals: ...
Yellow Cards: ...
Referee: ...

1st Haryana State League: Punjab SC, Faridabad - BFC, Fatehabad = match cancelled
1st Haryana State League: HYC, Hissar - Jhajar FC = match cancelled
1st Haryana State League: Haryana Vidhyut Power Nigam - Rewari FC = match cancelled
1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon - Haryana Police = match cancelled

::: Cooperage Ground to host upcoming I-League matches :::
The AIFF has decided that the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai would host the upcoming Round 6 & 7 matches. The matches are:
November 1: Air-India vs Mumbai FC
November 8: Mumbai FC vs Vasco SC
November 9: Air-India vs JCT, Phagwara
The earlier plan to play matches on the weekend of November 8/9 on a trial basis at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai has been cancelled for the moment.

::: INDIA U19 Women leave for qualifiers :::
The INDIA U19 Women's squad will leave Delhi tonight for the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, where the qualifiers for the AFC U19 Women's Championships 2009 are going to be held. Our INDIA U19 Women's team has been placed in Group B along with Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and Iran.
INDIA U19 Women: Aditi Chauhan, Candice Fernandes, Samta Dhiman, Suprava Samal, Narmada Basumatary, Ramandeep Kaur Dhaliwal, Pallabita Borah, Swati Rawat, Romila Kall, G Radharani Devi, Y Kamala Devi, Manpreet Kaur (Captain), Sabita Narzary, Sradhanjali Sahoo, Sujita Demu Murgaonkar, Sangita Patra, Kalpana Roy, Y Chandrajini Devi, Disha Malhotra, Jhilli Munda, Supriya Routray, Malvita Mascarenhas, Snehal Dilip Morajkar.
Team Officials: Mohammad Ali (Coach), Carol Lucy Fernandes (Coach), Ritcha Kaundal (Physio), L Ranjit Roy (Manager).

::: Haryana FA postpones league matches :::
The Haryana FA has formed a committee to decide the fate of Haryana Police for what happened on the field in their match against Ambala FC yesterday. The match commissioner has submitted his report to the association. It is expected that the decision will be taken within the next two days. Until then all Haryana State League matches have been called off and postponed.


October 25
    IndianFootball.Com wishes you all a Happy Festive season on the occasion of Diwali!

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 17.00 IST:

Mohun Bagan AC 1-1 East Bengal Club
Goals: 1-0 Baichung Bhutia (2'), 1-1 Syed Rahim Nabi (39')

MOHUN BAGAN: 31-Shilton Pal (46' 1-Sangram Mukherjee); 4-Deepak Kumar Mondal, 29-Joseph Anandavasan, 14-Peter Odafe, 5-Habibur Rehman Mondal; 11-Ishfaq Ahmed (90'+2' 16-James Lukram Singh), 30-Marcos Pereira, 20-Rakesh Masih, 37-Lal Kamal Bhowmick (32' 19-Shylo Malsawm Tulunga); 10-Jose Ramirez Barreto, 15-Baichung Bhutia [C]
Unused Substitutes: 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 22-Karthik Kisku, 25-Sargolsem James Singh, 27-Nallappan Mohanraj
EAST BENGAL: 24-Subrata Pal; 27-Irungbam Surkumar Singh, 2-Muttath Suresh [C] (46' 3-Nirmal Chetri), 4-Suley Musah, 29-Saumik Dey; 19-Syed Rahim Nabi, 7-Jayanta Sen, 28-Chhangte Malsawmkima (88' 26-Mehraj din Wadoo), 14-Mehtab Hussain (75' 22-Sanju Pradhan), 12-Yakubu Yusif, 11-Sunil Chetri
Unused Substitutes: 1-Abhra Mondal, 8-Renedy Singh, 17-Khontoujam Jibon Singh, 32-Goutam Kujur
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Ishfaq Ahmed (Mohun Bagan)
YELLOW CARDS: Rakesh Masih (49', Mohun Bagan); Subrata Pal (49'), Mehtab Hussain (52', both East Bengal)
RED CARDS: Irungbam Surkumar Singh (49', East Bengal)
REFEREE: Pradeep Kumar (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
...

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Vasco SC 1-4 Churchill Brothers SC
Goals: 0-1,0-2,0-4 Odafe Onyeka Okolie (39',44',62'), 0-2 Felix Chimaokwu (41'), 1-4 Agnelo Colaco (70')

VASCO: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
CHURCHILL BROTHERS: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Odafe Onyeka Okolie (Churchill Brothers)
YELLOW CARDS: none
REFEREE: Rathin Mukherjee (West Bengal)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
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1st Haryana State League: Ambala FC - Haryana Police = match abandoned due to violence against referee's
Shocking news came from the Haryana State League match between Ambala FC and Haryana Police today. Centre referee Hansraj and assistant Referee Jarnail Singh were seriously injured with both being admitted to hospital for further treatment. Hansraj has fractured his ribs while Jarnail Singh too is seriously injured.
The incidence took place just before the end of the match. Trailing by 1-2 Ambala FC equalised down the wire through a corner to make it 2-2 that left Haryana Police protesting against the goal. Haryana Police were not in support of this refereeing decision as they thought it was scored from an offside. The reason for their anger has also to be considered as their title race with Raghav Club, Gurgaon would have been hit by a draw and that would have surely put them further points behind Raghav Club, which made them muscle out their anger with both the centre referee and his assistant referee. Lack of security at the ground too made this incidence possible for Haryana Police as they came out in numbers to exercise their power on both the referees. Rest of the day's matches were cancelled due to the shameful act by Haryana Police.
The Haryana FA will have to decide its further course of action and the scheduling of the remainder of the matches.

1st Haryana State League: HYC, Hissar 1-1 Rewari FC
1st Haryana State League: Haryana Vidhyut Power Nigam - Jhajar FC = match cancelled
1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon - Golden Star Club, Mahendragarh = match cancelled

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Mumbai United 3-1 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Final: Nagaland Police 4-0 Tribal Spirit - Goals: 1-0,3-0 Saku (39',89'), 2-0 Ramesh (73'), 4-0 Ninja (90+').

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Final: Army XI 0-1 Nabil Three Star, Nepal - Goals: 0-1 Yougal Kishore Rai (76').

2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Final: Zeliangrong FC (Manipur/Nagaland) 2-1 Sinlung HSA FC (Manipur/Mizoram) - Goals: 1-0 Adam Gangmei (14'), 2-0 Obed Gangmei (29'), 2-1 Lalramsang F Tusing (62').
The 2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy ended up in a joyful extravaganza of cultural and sportsmanship celebration. The final clash between Sinlung HSA FC (Manipur/Mizoram) and Zeliangrong FC (Manipur/Nagaland) was indeed a clash of the titans. Amidst euphoric support of around 5000 people at the Ambedkar stadium in Delhi the two teams battled it out in the match with true spirit of competition and sportsmanship.
Zeliangrong FC lifted the trophy after much effort in beating Sinlung HSA FC 2-1. Adam Gangmei in the 14th minute and Obed Gangmei in the 29th minute scored the two goals in the first half for Zeliangrong FC, while in the second half Sinlung HSA FC effort to take over Zeliangrong FC two goals ended up with only a single goal from Lalramsang F Tusing in the 62nd minute. Lalramsang F Tusing (Sinlung HSA FC) was conferred the highest scorer of the tournament ward while the best player of the tournament was conferred to Bulbul (Zeliangrong FC).
The closing of the tournament was marked with the presence of Sachin Pilot (MP,Lok Sabha) as Chief Guest and Mani Charanamei (MP,Lok Sabha) as Guest of honour.

::: Mr. Das Munshi remains critical, but stable :::
IndianFootball.Com today inquired about the health condition of the AIFF President and Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi. His condition remains critical but stable and earlier in the week he was transferred to the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from AIIMS for further treatment. He is responding well to the medication as per the information provided by his personal Secretary PP Singh.
We from IndianFootball.Com wish Mr. Das Munshi all the best and a speedy recovery!

::: SAAP "Budweiser" Premier League to kick off from November 8 in Hyderabad :::
The SAAP "Budweiser" Premier League organised by the District Sports Authority of Hyderabad under the auspices of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh will commence from November 8 instead of the earlier plans of a launch date of November 1. This delay has been forced on the organisers due to participation of Hyderabadi clubs in different tournaments.


October 24
    RESULTS & NEWS

::: IndianFootball.Com User Poll :::
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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 17.00 IST:

Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0 Mahindra United
Goals: 1-0 Mike Okoro (74')

MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING: 22-Tharangachan Tungshang; 19-Gurpreet Singh, 3-Madhab Kumar Das, 13-Anit Kumar Ghosh, 30-Bijoy Das; 26-Gautam Thakur (90' 34-Lalchhuan Awma), 16-Sovan Chakraborty, 20-Adebayo Tokunbo Adewusi, 5-Mir Farooq Hyder; 10-Mike Okoro [C], 18-Vimal Pariyar (62' 27-A Jyothi Kumar)
Unused Substitutes: 31-Manas Barua, 4-Subhas Mondal, 23-Rajib Ghosh, 8-Satyajit Bose, 12-Prasanta Chakraborty
MAHINDRA UNITED: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; 7-Sushanth Mathew, 21 Justine Stephen, 14-Dharmaraj Ravanan, 25-Debabrata Roy (72' 8-Paresh Shivalkar), 23-Steven Benedict Dias (59' 28-Sushil Kumar Singh), 17-Sukhwinder Singh, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (80' 11-M Mohammad Rafi), 29-Djidjia Douhou Pierre, 4-Krishnan Nair Ajayan [C], 10-Edeh Chidi
Unused Substitutes: 22-Amit Nandi, 16-Sunil Kumar, 12-Manjit Singh, 20-Bhola Prasad
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Mike Okoro (Mohammedan Sporting)
YELLOW CARDS: Madhab Kumar Das (28', Mohammedan Sporting)
REFEREE: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
Mohammedan Sporting Club gave more sleepless nights to Mahindra United coach Derrick Pereira as they over came the Jeepman 1-0 in their Round 5 match of the I-League at the floodlit Saltlake Stadium. It was Captain Mike Okoro's goal in the second half that separated the two teams.
Mohammedan Sporting started without Theodore Sunday Wrobeh who picked up a knock against Mohun Bagan last week and the young striker Vimal Pariyar got a chance while Mahindra United made one change as Sukhwinder Singh replaced midfielder Izumi Arata. The match started on a brisk pace for the Indian 'Red Devils' as they came close to secure the lead when KN Ajayan's cross from left found Steven Dias inside the box but his shot went just wide of the post. From this moment Mahindra made several attempts but none of them were on target and it made life easy for the Mohammedan keeper Tharangachan Tungshang. The Calcutta club got their first clear chance when Adebayo Tokunbo Adewusi's effort from 25 yards out went inches wide. But at the half hour mark Mike Okoro saw his effort saved by the Mahindra United keeper as Adebayo from the centre fed him with a ball which found the Nigerian on the left side of the box and he dribbled past Sushanth Matthew and blasted in a shot which was stopped by the keeper before going inside. The first half ended with Mohammedan Sporting dominating the match after the Mumbai outfit made a bright start in the opening minutes.
The second half saw the game lacking the pace which was set in the first half. Derrick Pereira made the first change as a frustrated Steven Dias made his way out for the young and enthusiastic India striker Sushil Kumar Singh who has scored two out of the three goals of Mahindra United in this seasons I-League. Nigerian Chidi Edeh who so far had a disastrous I-League campaign had a chance to make his mark in the 60th minute when Pierre Douhou's pass found him on the right side of the box and the striker who had a chance to go for glory but instead made an attempt to pass it to Sushil Kumar Singh and it was intercepted by the Sporting keeper much to the frustration of the Durand Cup champions. Mohammedan Sporting in the other hand were just whiskers away from taking the lead when Okoro's cross from right found midfielder Gautam Thakur unmarked whose header was brillanty pulled out by Subasish Roy Chowdhury but in the very next attack Mike Okoro made it 1-0 for the home team. It was substitute Jyothi Kumar's long ball from defence which NP Pradeep could have dealt with easily but instead an uncanny bounce meant that it went over his head and found the Nigerian who chipped the ball ahead of an onrushing Subhashish to pull of a fantastic goal. Sukhwinder Singh within minutes had his luck tested when his long range effort was brilliant saved by the Sporting keeper and the rebound was headed wide by substitute Sushil Kumar Singh, then in the last minute of injury time Mahindra United were gifted with a great opportunity as Douhou gave a cross from right but Sporting keeper Tungshang fumbled the ball which went to straight to substitute Paresh Shivalkar who's shot went over the bar to sum up the day for the visitors.
Mahindra United have their worse start in the campaign after collecting just three points from their five games while Mohammedan Sporting will be delighted as they were able to pick up the maximum points while helped them to pull out of the drop zone.

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 Mumbai FC
Goals: 1-0 Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (18')

SPORTING CLUBE: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
MUMBAI FC: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (Sporting Clube)
YELLOW CARDS: Micky Fernandes (Sporting Clube); Selwyn Fernandes (Mumbai FC)
REFEREE: S Suresh (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
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::: Pune FC's successful Bangalore :::
I-League Division 2 club Pune FC toured Bangalore earlier this month to play some friendly matches to gain valuable match exposure. Pune FC trashed MEG 4-0, won 1-0 against Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC & BEML (EM), and draw goalless against Karnataka State Police.

::: PIFA International football camp for children in Mumbai from tomorrow :::
The Premier India Football Academy has been in the forefront of youth development of football in India, this will be the fifth year that they will organise camps with FA/UEFA licensed coaches flying in form Europe. Coachs Sean Clancy & Gary Judge from Liverpool will conduct the session for children 10-16 years over the next four days at the Karnataka Football ground at Churchgate before moving out to St Andrews ground in North on October 29.
At the end of each camp the most skillful player will get prizes form Nike.
This popular camp sold out 3 weeks before the camp date


October 23
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 5 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 17.00 IST:

Chirag United SC 0-0 JCT, Phagwara
Goals: none

CHIRAG UNITED: ??-Gopal Das; 15-Dulal Biswas, 2-Louis Nigi Ebami, 4-Kingshuk Debnath, 18-Sukhen Dey (79' 6-R Dhanarajan); 7-Hardip Singh Saini, 14-Basudeb Mondal (65' 26-M Subhas Singh), 28-Mrinmoy Chakraborty, 11-Snehasish Chakraborty, 35-Soumik Chakraborty; 32-Sochungmi Raleng (20' 10-Ayan Chowdhury)
Unused Substitutes: ...
JCT: 1-Karanjit Singh; 2-Jaspal Singh, 3-Anwar Ali, 4-Julius Irabor Akpele, 12-Daljit Singh; 6-Baljit Singh Sahni (64' 8-Jaswinder Singh), 7-Jagpreet Singh, 19-Randeep Singh, 17-Amandeep Singh; 9-Balwant Singh, 10-Eduardo da Silva Escobar (46' 22-Pawan Kumar)
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Anwar Ali (JCT)
YELLOW CARDS: ...
REFEREE: OP Thakur (Jharkhand)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
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11th Goa Professional League: Dempo SC 1-1 Sesa Football Academy - Goals: 1-0 Clifton Gonsalves (69'), 1-1 Israil Gurung (81').

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Union Bank of India 0-4 Mumbai United

9th Bodo Martyrs' Gold Cup, Kokrajhar - Final: Assam Rifles 3-0 Assam State Electricity Board

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Semifinal: Tribal Spirit 1-0 Kingdom Stewards - Goals: 1-0 Umakanta (18').

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Semifinal: Tata Football Academy 1-1,0-1 Nabil Three Star, Nepal [after extratime] - Goals: 0-1,1-2 Santosh Shautala (42',92'), 1-1 Jagtar Singh (50').

2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Semifinal: Sinlung HSA FC (Manipur/Mizoram) 3-0 Wung United (Manipur) - Goals: 1-0 Laltanfel (14'), 2-0 lalzarzo F Tusing (42'), 3-0 Emmanuel R Lungto (55').
2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Semifinal: Zeliangrong FC (Manipur/Nagaland) 1-0 KSL (Manipur) - Goal: 1-0 G Kamei (76').

::: SAAP "Budweiser" Premier League to kick off from November 1 in Hyderabad :::
The SAAP "Budweiser" Premier League organised by the District Sports Authority of Hyderabad under the auspices of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh will commence from November 1. A total of 12 teams are participating in the league, the participating teams are: State Bank of Hyderabad; Bolaram Sporting Club; South Central Railway, Secunderabad; Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Secunderabad; Army Ordinance Corps, Secunderabad; State Bank Of India, Hyderabad; Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad; Shastri Soccer Club, Trimualgerry; City College Old Boys FC, Hyderabad; Hyderabad Sporting FC; Hyderabad Globe FC; and Account General Of Andhra Pradesh.
The winner walks away with Rs. 25,000 while the runners-up will be given Rs. 15,000. There is also prize for teams finishing third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the league. Team finishing third will be handed over Rs. 13,000, fourth will be given Rs. 10,000, team finishing fifth and sixth will be given Rs. 7,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively. A total of 85 matches will be played in the league. The top six teams will qualify for the super league. The top 4 team from super league will compete for the title on a knockout basis.


Inaugural tender workshop for potential host cities to be held at Soccerex 2008
At the Soccerex Convention 2008, Soccerex will be holding a tender workshop for all cities interested in hosting Soccerex events. This inaugural session will take place on November 26 and see a senior Soccerex delegation outlining the requirements for hosting Soccerex events and the benefits cities can expect. The workshop will focus primarily on the opportunity to host the Soccerex Convention 2010 - 2014 but it will also look at Soccerex's other event properties, the Soccerex Forums (already confirmed for next year are the London Forum 09 and the Brasilia Forum 09).
The session will feature representatives from recent Soccerex hosts, Dubai and Gauteng, explaining the social and economic success the Soccerex Convention has generated for their region.
At a recent press conference in South Africa, Barbara Creecy, MEC for Sport, Art, Culture and Recreation for the Gauteng Provincial Government said: "While the economic impact assessment to quantify the return on investment for the province from Soccerex 2007 is still in progress, we can report that Soccerex 2007 exceeded our expectations with increased direct spending by visitors estimated to have boosted the provincial economy by at least R150 million."
After significant growth during its years in Dubai, the success of the move to South Africa and the recent announcement of a forum in Brasilia, the Soccerex has cemented its reputation as the business hub for the global football community. Speaking at Soccerex 2007, FIFA president, Joseph Sepp Blatter described the Soccerex Convention as: "A must-attend event in the football calendar".
The tender workshop will be the first opportunity for cities to express their interest in hosting Soccerex 2010 - 2014.

Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 22
    RESULTS & NEWS

11th Goa Professional League: Churchill Brothers SC 5-2 Velsao Pale SC - Goals: 1-0 Ningleithing K Phungchem (22'), 2-0 Dannies Fernandes (30'), 3-0,5-1 Odafe Onyeka Okolie (70',78'), 4-0 Jaison Vales (72'), 4-1 Alvito Rodrigues (74' pen), 5-2 Simon Borges (84').

1st Haryana State League: BFC, Fatehabad - Ambala FC = match postponed
1st Haryana State League: Punjab SC, Faridabad 0-2 HYC, Hissar - Goals: 0-1 Vinod (60'), 2-0 Vivek (70').
1st Haryana State League: Haryana Vidhyut Power Nigam 1-2 Haryana Police - Goals: 1-0 Pushpender (58'), 1-1,1-2 Ashok (68',70').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Semifinal: Nagaland Police 6-0 Anal Students Union - Goals: 1-0 Adibo (56'), 2-0 Lipok (71'), 3-0 Visakholi (75'), 4-0 Saku (82'), 5-0,6-0 Tiasunep (84',89').

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Semifinal: Army XI 2-0 Titanium XI, Trivandrum - Goals: 1-0 MG Ramachandran (59'), 2-0 Somnath Das (79').


October 21
    RESULTS & NEWS

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AFC Cup 2008 | Semifinal | 2nd leg | Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad | 16.00 IST:

Dempo SC 1-4 Safa SC, Lebanon
Goals: 0-1,0-2,1-3 Mohammed Kassas (9',17',89'), 1-2 Mboyo Iyomi (60'), 1-4 Hussein Tayan (90+4')

DEMPO: 21-VP Satish Kumar; 18-Valeriano Rebello, 3-John Charles Dias, 28-Mahesh Gawli, 16-Samir Naik; 14-Anthony Pereira, 8-Climax Lawrence [C], 11-Roberto Mendes Silva (78' 6-Peter Carvalho), 22-Nicolau Borges (55' 17-Joaquim Abranches); 9-Ranty Martins Soleye, 20-Mboyo Iyomi
Unused Substitutes: 13-Tyson Caiado, 4-Cressan Antao, 23-Dominic Noronha, 7-Nacimento Silveira, 12-Jerry Zirsanga
SAFA SC: 1-Nazih Tay; 2-Ali Al Saadi, 3-Pierre Ploycarpe Milat, 8-Mohammed Korhani, 10-Rony Azar (70' 9-Hussein Tahan), 11-Hamid Termina, 15-Ebi Mba Derick, 16-Ramez Dayoub, 18-Hamza Abboud, 20-Khodor Salameh [C] (89' 12-Rami Qadoura), 29-Mohammad Kassas (90+3' 4-Abdallah Taleb)
Unused Substitutes: 24-Mazen Bou Hussein Moadad, 7-Mahmoud Al Zoghbi, 19-Ali Khalil

YELLOW CARDS: Valeriano Rebello (50'), Samir Naik (65'), Mahesh Gawli (67', all Dempo); Khodor Salameh (63', Safa)

REFEREE: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Toshiyuki Nagi (Japan), Hae Sang Jeong (South Korea)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Masaaki Iemoto (Japan)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Mahesh Bista (Nepal)

ATTENDANCE: 500

Match Report:
AFC report: Mohammad Kassas netted a hattrick as Lebanese side Safa secured their place in the AFC Cup final with an emphatic 4-1 win over Dempo SC at Gachibowli Stadium on Tuesday.
Safa led 1-0 from the first leg in Beirut and Kassas extended their advantage after only nine minutes before scoring his second of the game eight minutes later. Congolese striker Mboyo Iyomi gave the Indian side some hope by pulling a goal back just after the hour but Kassas completed his hat-trick in the dying minutes before Hussain Tahan completed the rout in stoppage time to send Safa through 5-1 on aggregate.
Safa held a narrow advantage thanks to Hamze Abboud's last-minute strike two weeks ago and the hosts went on the offensive from the opening whistle as they attempted to get back on level terms, creating the first chance after seven minutes when Anthony Pereira's powerful volley went wide. However, it was the visitors who opened the scoring two minutes later when Rony Azar's free-kick was met by Kassas, who headed his side ahead. Needing three goals to retrieve the tie, Dempo surged forward in attack, leaving huge gaps at the back. Safa took full advantage in the 17th minute as Kassas capitalised of a defensive error and went past three defenders before firing home a powerful shot from inside the area.
Dempo would not throw in the towel despite the three-goal deficit and Colaco brought in Joaquim Abranches for Nicolau Borges at half-time, a move which paid dividends as the hosts started to create good opportunities in the second half. The Dempo pressure paid off one minute after the hour when Iyomi received a long ball from the back, chesting the ball down and beating two defenders before firing past Safa goalkeeper Nazih Tay. The home side should have levelled the score on the night a minute later when Ranty Martins fired a powerful shot on goal which was well stopped by Tay at full stretch. Dempo continued to exert strong pressure and thought they had pulled another goal back in the dying minutes when Iyomi headed in only to see his effort ruled out for offside. The visitors would add to the score line in the final minute when Kassas turned in a cross by substitute Hussain Tahan from close range to complete his hat-trick. And Tahan netted Safa's fourth with a header deep into stoppage-time to complete a memorable night for the Lebanese side.

11th Goa Professional League: Salgaocar SC 2-1 Vasco SC - Goals: 1-0,2-1 Eduardo Chacon Coelho Lacerda (14',90+4'), 1-1 Joel Sequeira (71').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Quarterfinal: Merhulietsa FC 1-3 Kingdom Stewards

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Quarterfinal: Nabil Three Star, Nepal 2-1 Border Security Force - Goals: 1-0 Rupesh KC (1'), 1-1 Avinash Thapa (70'), 2-1 Sobindra Shrestha (75').

2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Quarterfinal: KSL (Manipur) 2-1 Khurpui United (Manipur) - Goals: Achon Chiru (3'), 1-1 Santa (28'), 2-1 W David (61').
2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Quarterfinal: Zeliangrong FC (Manipur/Nagaland) 1-1,0-0,4-3 Athletes in Action (Manipur) [on penalties] - Goals: 0-1 Gabriel (15'), 1-1 K Poushinglong (48').

::: English Premier League trainers to coach Indians :::
UNI report: Former England star Warren Barton today said India possess immense talent to excel in soccer but it needs to be honed to sharpen skill. Starting his week-long training of 40 coaches with introduction of European technique, he said "India has full of talents, but those talents should be properly motivated." British Council in association with Premier League had planned training 80 young football coaches in India over a period of three years.
Barring Barton, four EPL coaches - Simon Millington, Richard Witt and Peter Booth - started training programme both outdoor and indoor at SAI here to sharpen the skill of the young coaches. Peter Booth and Simon Millington are attached with Fulham FC, Witt with Reading FC and Barton had palyed for Newcastle and Wimbledon and also played for England.
Similar training programmes would also start for western and southern India coaches by yearend.
British Council spokesperson Sujata Sen today flew to Goa to discuss with state football association officials to fix training programme.
The 40 coaches were picked up after trials in Calcutta and Delhi, conducted separately by Barton in April. Forty shortlisted coaches will be imparted intensive training so that they could train the young ones in future.
"Premier Skill", title of the training, uses a number of innovative training tools.
These include the "Skill Factor", interactive training CD-Rom and how a player can complete a certain football technique by allowing the user to zoom in and out and watch a skill from different angles and in slow motion.


FIFA World Cup expert Horst R. Schmidt to speak at Soccerex 2008
Horst R. Schmidt brings his wealth of FIFA World Cup bidding and hosting experience to the Soccerex 2008 conference programme. He will be joining Jérôme Valcke (FIFA Secretary General) and Danny Jordaan (CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee) to provide Soccerex delegates and the global media with an exclusive update on the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ preparations.
As Vice-President for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee, he played a crucial role in delivering one of the most successful and seamlessly managed sporting spectacles the world has ever seen. Three years ago FIFA hired Horst R. Schmidt as their key consultant for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, allowing him to share his expert knowledge and assist the South African Organising Committee (LOC) with their preparations. Horst R. Schmidt remains adamant that the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be an incredible spectacle. On a recent FIFA and LOC inspection tour around South Africa's World Cup stadiums, he stated, "I think that Soccer City is one of the most exciting sites I've ever seen in my sporting life".
As well as playing an integral role in preparing South Africa for the most illustrious sporting show on earth he maintains his position as Treasurer for the Deutscher Fussball-Bund (DFB). Horst R. Schmidt brings an unparalleled wealth of experience to a panel already featuring two of the most senior figures in football. This panel will provide an unmissable opportunity for all within the football industry to hear how FIFA and the South African LOC plan to make this the greatest FIFA World Cup of all time.

Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 20
    RESULTS & NEWS

In the latest IndianFootball.Com Editor's Column by our Sanjay Kumar titled "New hub of Indian football: Haryana" he looks at the rise of Haryana football.
Read the complete article here >>IndianFootball.Com Editor's Column .

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Final First-leg:

Sesa Football Academy 2-1 Bengal Mumbai FC
Goals: 1-0 Israil Gurung (44'), 1-1 Abdul Seriki (50'), 2-1 Agnelo Monteiro (65')
Yellow Cards: Agnelo Monteiro (21'), Israil Gurung (46'), Nicolau Colaco (90', all Sesa FA); Sheikh Abu (77', BMFC)
Referee: P Bhaskar (Tamil Nadu)

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Kenkre Football Academy 2-1 Western Railway
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: ONGC, Mumbai 0-0 Central Railway

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Quarterfinal: Tribal Spirit 4-0 New Market XI

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Quarterfinal: Titanium XI, Trivandrum 2-1 New Delhi Heroes - Goals: 1-0 Shabeer (16'), 1-1 Manoj Joshi (45' pen), 2-1 T Usman (55').

::: Chelsea CEO Kenyon meets AIFF officials in Goa :::
PTI report: Chelsea chief executive officer Peter Kenyon arrived in Goa on Monday and was received by AIFF secretary Alberto Colaco who said the visit would hopefully help cement a relationship with the English Premier League giants. Colaco also said there's no agenda involved but talks will be held on the overall development of the game in the country.
"We are having a discussion right now. There will be an unofficial interaction with the media tomorrow," Colaco, who is in Goa now, said.
The world's highest paid CEO's visit is aimed at understanding Indian football and to develop the relationship between Chelsea and AIFF.
Senior national team coach Bob Houghton, who cut short his visit to Calcutta to be here for the meeting, met Kenyon along with AIFF officials and those from the Bharti Group to chart out a comprehensive development programme.
Chelsea were the first major team to sign an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation as official football development partner of AFC's Vision China project.

::: 1st Asian Beach Games: INDIA lose opening matches :::
The Indian Beach Soccer team lost their opening Group D game of the 1st Asian Beach Games 2-3 on penalties against China yesterday afternoon in Bali, Indonesia. The match had ended one-all in regulation time with the Bruno Coutinho coached Indian team having taken the lead through Remedios Colaco, while China equalised only in the last minute.
Today the team then lost 4-7 against Iran in their second encounter.

::: Goa Pro League match postponed :::
Tomorrow's Goa Professional League match Sporting Clube de Goa vs Raia Sporting Club has been postponed indefinitely by the Goa FA.

::: 2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy :::
The 2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy organised by the Tangkhul Naga Society Delhi had kick off on October 11 with much fanfare and celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium and will run till October 25. The occasion was marked with cultural dance performances from the Tangkhul Naga tribe with Gegong Apang (former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister) gracing the occasion. People from various parts of the country flocked the stadium to witness the unique occasion of cultural and sports celebration of the Northeast.
The tournament is an endeavour to showcase the latent talents of the Northeast especially in the art of playing football and to promote peace and harmony amongst the people of the region. It is an invitational tournament with 16 teams from the 8 North-Eastern states including Sikkim taking part in it. The tournament is sponsered by Oil India Limited, ONGC, NEC Energy, Punjab National Bank and Khaibak Designers.
The prize money for the tournament are the winners will get a gold plated cup with a cash prize of Rs 200,000 , runners-up Rs 100,000 , third place team Rs 75,000 and also cash prizes for best individual performances in the tournament.
Some of the prominent players who played in the first edition are plying their trade with various clubs of the I-League now. Sochungmi Raleng (Chirag United SC) who won the best player and the top scorer in the last edition. Tharngachan Tungshang and Kongreikham Duidang (both Mohammedan Sporting) plus PK Ningleithing (Churchill Brothers SC). The matches are officiated by the referees of the Delhi Soccer Association.

2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Quarterfinal: Sinlung HSA FC (Manipur/Mizoram) 2-1 Chandel United (Manipur) - Goals: 1-0 Liena (5'), 1-1 Maken H Chothe (70'), 2-1 Lalzarno Tusing (87').
2nd RN Tamchon Football Memorial Trophy - Quarterfinal: Wung United (Manipur) 3-1 DMZP (Mizoram) - Goals: 1-0 Shimrah (5'), 2-0 Danny Muivah (8'), 2-1 Lalramzau (36'), 3-1 Johnny Khamrang (60').


October 19
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 4 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 17.00 IST:

Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-1 Mohun Bagan AC
Goals: 1-0 Gautam Thakur (3'), 1-1 Jose Ramirez Barreto (24')

MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING: 22-Tharangachan Tungshang; 19-Gurpreet Singh, 13-Anit Kumar Ghosh, 3-Madhab Kumar Das, 30-Bijoy Das; 26-Gautam Thakur, 12-Prasanta Chakraborty (25' 16-Sovan Chakraborty), 20-Adebayo Tokunbo Adewusi, 5-Mir Farooq Hyder, 10-Mike Okoro [C], 11-Theodore Sunday Wrobeh (81' 18-Vimal Pariyar)
Unused Substitutes: ...
MOHUN BAGAN: 31-Shilton Pal; 4-Deepak Kumar Mondal, 14-Peter Odafe, 29-Joseph Anandavasan, 27-Nalappan Mohanraj; 19-Shylo Malsawm Tulunga (78' 8-Tapan Maity), 16-James Lukram Singh (66' 6-Henry Gangte), 20-Rakesh Masih, 37-Lal Kamal Bhowmick [C] (83' 22-Kartick Kisku); 10-Jose Ramirez Barreto, 11-Ishfaq Ahmed
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Rakesh Masih (Mohun Bagan)
YELLOW CARDS: Anit Ghosh (37'), Tharangachan Tungshang (60'), Mir Farooq Hyder (74', all Mohammedan Sporting); Peter Odafe (34'), Lal Kamal Bhowmick (74'), Jose Ramirez Barreto (89', all Mohun Bagan)
REFEREE: Sreenivasan Suresh (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)

Match Report:
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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 4 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Churchill Brothers SC 3-0 Sporting Clube de Goa
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Odafe Onyeka Okolie (14',54'), 3-0 Thokchom Naoba Singh (68')

CHURCHILL BROTHERS: 29-Arindam Bhattacharya; 8-Thokchom Naoba Singh, 6-M Govin Singh, 19-M Gouramangi Singh, 17-Robert Lalthalma; 15-Chitrasen Chandam Singh, 9-Ogba Kalu Nnanna, 13-Mashangva Genius Zenith, 11-Khemtang Paite; 7-Felix Chimaokwu, 10-Odafe Onyeka Okolie [C]
Unused Substitutes: 1-Vinay Singh, 3-Warundeep Singh, 24-Lenny Rodrigues, 14-Nicholas L Rodrigues, 26-Yumnam Raju Mangang, 35-T Bineesh Balan, 31-Lalit Thapa
SPORTING CLUBE: 1-Felix D'Souza; 4-Chinta Chandrashekhar Rao, 6-Philip Gomes, 3-Mathew Gonsalves, 7-Harmanjot Singh Khabra, 22-Joseph Pereira, 26-Micky Fernandes, 20-Luciano Sabrosa, 14-Wilton Gomes [C], 10-Elijah Obagbemiro Junior, 11-Nathaniel Amos
Unused Substitutes: 31-Gerard D'Mello, 15-Mauricio Freeman Peixoto, 19-Cavin Lobo, 23-Bibiano Fernandes, 33-Rovan Pereira, 9-Freddy Mascarenhas, 37-Anthony D'Souza
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Odafe Onyeka Okolie (Churchill Brothers)
YELLOW CARDS: Harmanjot Singh Khabra (28'), Luciano Sabrosa (29', both Sporting Clube)
REFEREE: T Pradeep Kumar (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Shirzad Bathena (Maharashtra), Chris Fernandes (Maharashtra)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: P Bhaskar (Tamil Nadu)

Match Report:
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1st Haryana State League: HYC, Hissar 7-1 BFC, Fatehabad - Goals: 1-0,3-0 Amit (11',14'), 2-0,4-0,5-0,7-1 Vivek (14',30',52',88'), 6-0 Mandeep (58'), 6-1 Dinesh (68').
1st Haryana State League: Jhajar FC 1-0 Rewari FC - Goals: 1-0 Rajesh (76').
1st Haryana State League: Ambala FC 5-0 Haryana Vidhyut Power Nigam - Goals: 1-0 Sourav (6'), 2-0 Rajeev (12'), 3-0,5-0 Manish (23',86'), 4-0 Sushil (48').
1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon - Chotu Ram Club, Rohtak = match postponed

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Maharashtra State Police 1-3 Mumbai United
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Mumbai Customs 1-2 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Quarterfinal: DKKS, Bangladesh 0-4 Tata Football Academy - Goals: 0-1 Jagtar Singh (19'), 0-2 Gurjinder Singh (66'), 0-3 Niroshan Mani (72'), 0-4 Robin Singh (85').

::: FIFA.com interview with Mumbai FC coach David Booth :::
The world football governing body website FIFA.com have done an interview with successful Mumbai FC coach David Booth on the club, football in Mumbai and more.
For the complete FIFA.com David Booth Interview .

::: 30th Federation Cup - Preliminary Round in late-November :::
The Preliminary Round of the 30th Federation Cup will be played in four Groups of five teams each in a knockout format from November 20 to 27. 10 teams qualified from the Zonal qualifiers, while they are now joined by the 10 I-League Division 2 teams. The winners from the four groups would make it to the Federation Cup proper to be played in Gurgaon & Delhi in December.
Group A & B would be played at the Bangalore Football Stadium, while Group C would be played in Silchar, Assam and Group D in Imphal, Manipur.
For the complete 30th Federation Cup Zonal qualifying fixtures .

::: Leicester City FC U14 arrive in Goa :::
The Under-14 Boys of English League One side Leicester City FC arrived in Goa tonight. The LCFC U14 plays would take on the Goa XI thrice during their stay in India.
They face the Goa XI at the Nehru Stadium, Margao on October 20; then at the Poriat Ground, Calangute on October 22; and then finally at the Duler Ground, Mapusa on October 24.


October 18
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 4 | Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana | 15.30 IST:

JCT, Phagwara 0-1 Mahindra United
Goals: 0-1 Sukhwinder Singh (52')

JCT: 1-Karanjit Singh [C]; 2-Jaspal Singh, 3-Anwar Ali, 4-Julius Irabor Akpele, 12-Daljit Singh; 6-Baljit Singh Sahni (60' 8-Jaswinder Singh), 7-Jagpreet Singh, 24-Gurwinder Singh (48' 19-Randeep Singh), 17-Amandeep Singh, 9-Balwant Singh, 22-Pawan Kumar (72' 15-Harvinder Singh)
Unused Substitutes: 31-Prasanta Dora, 5-Narinder Singh, 25-Sakatar Singh, 28-Shivraj Singh
MAHINDRA UNITED: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; 7-Sushanth Mathew, 21 Justine Stephen, 14-Dharmaraj Ravanan, 25-Debabrata Roy, 19-Arata Izumi (46' 17-Sukhwinder Singh), 23-Steven Benedict Dias (53' 11-M Mohammad Rafi), 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (58' 28-Sushil Kumar Singh), 29-Djidjia Douhou Pierre, 4-Krishnan Nair Ajayan [C], 10-Edeh Chidi
Unused Substitutes: 22-Amit Nandi, 16-Sunil Kumar, 8-Paresh Shivalkar, 12-Manjit Singh
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Amandeep Singh (JCT)
YELLOW CARDS: none
REFEREE: Nazir Ahmed (Jammu&Kashmir)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Rathin Mukherjee (West Bengal), Prabir Dhar (West Bengal)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: A Arjunan (Services)

Match Report:
Mumbai's Mahindra United beat JCT in a Round 4 match of the I-League played at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. Both teams started off on an aggressive note but lack of creativity upfront let them down in the first half. JCT dominated the proceedings from the start and enjoyed greater ball possession, but goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury came to his teams rescue on different occasions by saving attempts from JCT strikers. In the 16th minute Balwant Singh's header was timely saved by the Mahindra keeper. Chidi Edeh and Douhou Pierre combined well and make best move from Mahindra United in the 23rd minute, but Chidi Edeh failed to send the ball past JCT goalkeeper Karanjit Singh in a one-to-one situation. After a barren first half, Mahindra brought in Sukhwinder Singh who created two/three best moves for Mahindra in the initial spell of the second half and finally in the 52nd minute of the game he succeeded to score by a direct 30 yard sharp shot. Thereafter JCT looked so aggressive to score the equaliser and despite of the best moves from Amandeep Singh, Balwant Singh, Harvinder Singh and Randeep Singh failed to score the equaliser. Although JCT's younger side played a fine game but the absence of JCT's regular Brazilian striker Eduardo da Silva Escobar was felt in the striking zone of JCT. Towards the close of play assistant referee Rathin Mukherjee turned the finely executed header of JCT's Balwant Singh as foul, which resulted in an anger protest by JCT supporters against the referees and thus the assistant referee had to face the wrath of the JCT supporters for his controversial decision.
JCT's Amandeep Singh was adjudged "Man of the Match" for his fine performance throughout the match.

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 4 | Cooperage Ground, Mumbai | 15.30 IST:

Air-India 1-0 Chirag United SC
Goals: 1-0 Surojit Roy (71')

AIR-INDIA: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
CHIRAG UNITED: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Udofia Chiukwama (Air-India)
YELLOW CARDS: Emmanuel Ovieghara (30'), Syed Farid (82), Udofia Chiukwama (87', all Air-India); Subhashish Roy Chowdhury (30'), Ayeni Bidemi Daniel (81'), Subair Muritala Ali (82'), Gouranga Dutta (89', all Chirag United)
REFEREE: A Rowan (Services)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 4 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 18.00 IST:

East Bengal Club 2-0 Vasco SC
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Yakubu Yusif (7',90')

EAST BENGAL: 24-Subrata Pal; 27-Irungbam Surkumar Singh, 2-Muttath Suresh [C], 4-Suley Musah, 29-Saumik Dey, 19-Syed Rahim Nabi (81' 15-Dharamjit Singh), 26-Mehraj din Wadoo, 28-Chhangte Malsawmkima, 14-Mehtab Hussain (86' 22-Sanju Pradhan), 12-Yakubu Yusif, 11-Sunil Chetri (90+3' 7-Jayanta Sen)
Unused Substitutes: 1-Abhra Mondal, 5-Irungbam Khelemba Singh, 25-Parveen Kumar
VASCO: 20-Laxmikant Kattimani; 30-Vincent Brice Pires, 32-Sherzod Nazarov, 5-Covan Lawrence, 24-Fulganco Cardozo; 31-Yorkin Nazarov, 19-Menino Fernandes [C] (73' 15-Agnelo Colaco), 17-Agnelo D'Souza, 28-Lalnun Puia; 29-Ravshan Teshabaev, 33-Edison Sequeira (40' 16-Jose Colaco)
Unused Substitutes: 1-Milagrio Medeira, 2-Sarfaraz Khan, 4-Sunil Kumar Thakur, 9-Abhishek Yadav, 18-Elvino Fernandes
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Yakubu Yusif (East Bengal)
YELLOW CARDS: Yakubu Yusif (32', East Bengal)
REFEREE: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Sreenivasan Suresh (Tamil Nadu)

Match Report:
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1st Haryana State League: Ambala FC 0-0 Chotu Ram Club, Rohtak - Goals: none.
1st Haryana State League: Punjab SC, Faridabad 1-4 Jhajar FC - Goals: 0-1,0-3,0-4, Rajesh (24',50',75'), 0-2 Mukesh (41'), 1-4 Prashant (84').

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Akbar Travels 3-1 Indian Navy
Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Bank of India 1-1 Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Quarterfinal: Excel United, Kohima 1-2 Anal Students Union

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Quarterfinal: Army XI 1-0 Jammu&Kashmir Bank - Goals: 1-0 Thirunavakarsu (81').


October 17
    RESULTS & NEWS

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Maharashtra State Police 2-3 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC = 10 remaining minutes played today
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: ONGC, Mumbai 2-0 Union Bank Of India

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Quarterfinal: Nagaland Police 3-1 Life Sports Dimori Cove

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Pre-Quarterfinal: Border Security Force 1-0 Sikkim Police - Goals: 1-0 Avinash Thapa (27').
30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Pre-Quarterfinal: Tata Football Academy 1-1,3-0 Railway FC, Calcutta [penalties] - Goals: 1-0 Robin Singh (39'), 1-1 Dinesh Swar (48').

I-League::: I-League venues changed/fixtures announced :::
The AIFF has interchanged the venues of a couple of Round 5 matches of the 2nd edition of the I-League.
The Chirag United SC vs JCT, Phagwara match would now be played at the Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta instead of the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. The match will continue to be played on Thursday, October 23.
The second match where a switch was carried out is Sporting Clube de Goa vs Mumbai FC which will now be played at the Nehru Stadium, Margao instead of Mumbai. The date also remains the same with the game to be played on Friday, October 24.
Also the dates and venues for the Round 10 & 11 matches have been finalised with matches to be played from November 23 to 30.
For the updated 2nd I-League - Division 1 fixtures .


October 16
    RESULTS & NEWS

11th Goa Professional League: Velsao Pale SC 1-1 Salgaocar SC - Goals: 1-0 Alvito Rodrigues (44'), 1-1 Ivan Fiel da Silva (65').
11th Goa Professional League: Sesa Football Academy 1-0 Sporting Club de Goa - Goals: 1-0 Marcus Mascarenhas (65').

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Western Railway 7-1 Central Railway (Mumbai Division)
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Maharashtra State Police 2-3 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC = match abandoned due to bad light, 10 remaining minutes to be played tomorrow morning

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Anal Students Union 3-0 Botsa Youth&Sports Association
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Bro Lengri Youth Club 1-1,1-3 Kingdom Stewards [penalties]

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Pre-Quarterfinal: New Delhi Heroes 2-2,4-3 Mohun Bagan-SAIL Football Academy [penalties] - Goals: 1-0,2-2 Itauê de Oliveira Rosa (5',72' pen), 1-1 L Daniel (34' pen), 1-2 Praveen Kumar (55').
30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Pre-Quarterfinal: Jammu&Kashmir Bank 2-0 United Sikkim Sporting Club - Goals: 1-0 Sheikh Rizwan (51'), 2-0 Satwinder Singh (86').

::: Dempo SC to transport fans to Hyderabad for their AFC Cup match :::
I-League champions Dempo SC are arranging to transport their fans for the AFC Cup semifinal encounter against Lebanon's Safa Sc at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday, October 21.
Fans interested in travelling for the match should submit their names to Willy at the Dempo House in Panaji, latest by Friday, October 17.
"It is unfortunate that we have to play our semifinal match away from home at Hyderabad, but a huge presence of fans can be a great boost to the players. I am hoping our fans will be there to cheer for us in large numbers," said Dempo SC manager Custodio Almeida.
More details about the travel arrangements to Hyderabad can be obtained from Willy under phone number 244 1300 .


Brazil means business as Soccerex announces new Forum for 2009
Soccerex are delighted to announce a new two day event for next year - the Soccerex Brasilia Forum 2009. The business forum will take place on March 18 in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, the fastest growing economy in the world and host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Soccerex Brasilia Forum 2009 will be presented by Grupo Aguia, the leading tourism & travel services company in Brazil, in association with the Gauteng Provincial Government, hosts of Soccerex 2007-2009.
A senior Soccerex delegation travelled to Brazil last week, including Chairman, Tony Martin and CEO, Duncan Revie and the agreement was signed at a packed press conference in Brasilia that was attended by senior figures including:
- Fabio Simão, President, Football Federation of Brasilia
- José Roberto Arruda, Governor, Federal District of Brasilia
- Wagner Abrahão, President, Grupo Aguia
- Aguinaldo Silva de Oliveira, Secretary of Sport, Federal District of Brasilia
- Ivor Hoff, CD of Sport, Arts and Culture, Gauteng Provincial Government

Speaking at the press conference, Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie said: "This is a fantastic day for Soccerex and for the whole of the football industry. We are very excited to be bringing the Soccerex brand to Brasilia and to be staging a forum in the home of the beautiful game. The event will provide a great opportunity to meet the key players in Brazil ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup"

Wagner Abrahão, President, Grupo Aguia commented: "We are proud to be partnering Soccerex in this venture. The Brasilia Forum will be very important to the football industry in our country and we expect it to provide valuable source of education and investment, both for the region and the country as a whole, as we start our preparations for the World Cup in 2014. We look forward to welcoming the global football industry in March 2009."

The Soccerex Brasilia Forum 2009 will kick-off with an exclusive celebrity dinner on March 17. The business forum will take place on March 18 comprising of a conference and exhibition. The event is expected to be attended by over 1000 senior industry professionals from Brazil and the rest of the world.

In preparation for the event, a large delegation from Brazil, including senior figures from the CBF and the Brasilia government plus representatives from all of the host cities for 2014 FIFA World Cup will be attending Soccerex 2008 in Gauteng Province, South Africa, 23 to 26 November. Soccerex 2008 will bring together 4000 delegates, 300 exhibitors from over 95 nations for 4days of learning, networking and business, under 1 roof in South Africa.

For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 15
    RESULTS & NEWS

11th Goa Professional League: Vasco SC 0-3 Churchill Brothers SC - Goals: 0-1 T Bineesh (12'), 0-2 Nicholas L Rodrigues (69'), 0-3 J Jugeshor Singh (79').
11th Goa Professional League: Raia Sporting Club 0-7 Dempo SC - Goals: 0-1,0-3,0-5 Joaquim Abranches (9',39',75'), 0-2 Clifford Miranda (34'), 0-4 Peter Carvalho (47'), 0-6 Johnny D'Cruz (87'), 0-7 Dominic Noronha (88').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Jakhama Youth Society 1-2 Excel United, Kohima
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Merhulietsa FC 5-0 Sphinx United

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Round 1: Sikkim Police 2-0 Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council XI - Goals: 1-0,2-0 Bir Bahadur Pradhan (74',78').
30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Round 1: Punjab Police 0-0,3-5 Railway FC, Calcutta [penalties] - Goals: none.

::: Vision India recommends new Kerala State League :::
The AFC's Vision India programme's Kerala project is taking shape. A new eight team Kerala State League likely to be held in December 2008 evolving out of the Kerala Football League, which was rather a tournament then a league. The change in format of the State League had been included in the Vision Kerala Project presented by the AFC.
State Bank of Travancore, Titanium XI, Kerala Sstate Electricity Board (all Thiruvananthapuram), Viva Kerala, Malabar United FC, Cochin Port Trust, Central Excise (all Kochi), and Chandini FC from Calicut are the teams which will take part in the inaugural League. The teams will be divided into two groups of four teams each and the matches will be held in Trivandrum and Cochin. The group winners meet in the final in a home-&-away basis.

::: AFC U19 Women's qualifiers :::
The AFC U19 Women's Championship 2009 Qualifiers will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 28 to November 7. The INDIA U19 Women's team has been drawn in Group B alongside Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and Iran.
Meanwhile Group A consists of South Korea, Myanmar, Jordan, Vietnam and Singapore. The top two in each group and the best third-placed team make it to the final round where they would face last years champions China, runners-up Japan and third-placed North Korea, who have been given a direct bye to the finals.

::: AFC U16 Women's qualifiers :::
The INDIA U16 Girls will be participating for the first time in the AFC U16 Women's Championship 2009 Qualifiers to be played in November in Malaysia. The INDIA U16 Girls have been drawn in a tough Group B along with China, Taiwan and Uzbekistan. INDIA would face Uzbekistan on November 9 in their qualification opener, while China on November 11 and Taiwan in their final qualifier on November 13.
Meanwhile Group A consists of Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar and the Philippines. The top two in each group and the best third-placed team make it to the final round where they would face last years champions North Korea, runners-up Japan and third-placed South Korea, who have been given a direct bye to the finals.


October 14
    RESULTS & NEWS

::: IndianFootball.Com interview: Kulwant Singh :::
What do you say to a person of Indian origin that is an A license coach in the United States, is the Director of the entire Athletics program at DeAnza College (with a faculty staff of 60). Kulwant Singh has 24 years of mens colleagiate soccer in the United States (14 years collegiate womens soccer) has resulted in 4 State and 2 national championships and has been voted twice as the National and Regional Coach of the year. With over 10 years of coaching at the High School level, Kulwant is a treasure of knowledge and experience at the youth football level.
Our Harmit Singh Kamboe was fortunate to catch up with Kulwant recently and interview him...
Click here to read the complete >>Kulwant Singh interview .

1st Haryana State League: Golden Star Club, Mahendragarh 4-0 Haryana Vidhyut Power Nigam - Goals: 1-0 Dinesh (8'), 2-0,4-0 Rahul (56',65'), 3-0 Kuldeep (58').
1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon 1-1 HYC, Hissar - Goals: 1-0 Mandeep (20'), 1-1 Mandeep (24').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Life Sports Dimori Cove 6-2 United Friends XI
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: New Market XI 6-0 Junior Anchor Club

30th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup - Round 1: Simla Youngs, Delhi 1-2 United Sikkim Sporting Club - Goals: 1-0 Ugochuckwu Ogbuka (43'), 1-1 Don Tshering Lepcha (56'), 1-2 Eze Collins (74').


FIFA's General Secretary to provide 2010 FIFA World Cup update at Soccerex 2008
Jérôme Valcke (FIFA Secretary General) will join Dr. Danny Jordaan (CEO, South Africa 2010 LOC) to provide the global football community with an exclusive 2010 FIFA World Cup update at Soccerex 2008. Valcke has played an integral role in the run-up to 2010, as the key link between FIFA and the 2010 Local Organising Committee he has remained confident that the Rainbow nation will deliver. On a recent visit to South Africa, the FIFA Secretary General commented on South Africa's preparations, "South Africa has made great progress in recent months, the stadium constructions are taking great shape not only at the impressive Soccer City stadium. And firm plans are being put in place by the South African government and the Local Organising Committee which now have to be implemented. I am convinced Africa's first FIFA World Cup in 2010 will be a unique experience not to be missed."
With the FIFA Secretary General joining this panel he provides Soccerex delegates with an opportunity to hear the thoughts of the 2nd most senior figure in football's world governing body. Frenchman Jérôme Valcke was named as the new FIFA Secretary General last year after occupying the Director of Marketing & TV role for FIFA since 2003. In an illustrious career in the sports industry he has also worked for Canal+, Sport+ and Sportfive making him one of the leading commentators on the football industry.
Dr. Danny Jordaan a keen supporter of Soccerex's move to South Africa, will utilise this conference platform to address the global football industry on his country's infrastructure developments ranging from transport to hotel room provision. Speaking exclusively to Soccerex, Jordaan said, "I've been coming to Soccerex for more than 10 years now... Soccerex is an important part of the business of international football and strengthens the commercial character of the game."
Both speakers are responsible for delivering the first ever FIFA World Cup to African soil. This panel will provide an unmissable opportunity for all within the football industry to hear how FIFA and the South African LOC plan to make this the greatest FIFA World Cup of all time.

Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 13
    RESULTS & NEWS

In the latest IndianFotball.Com column "Football Matters" our long-serving Mumbai-based Editor Sujay Sharma looks at the impact the growth of the I-League has on Indian football.
Read the complete article here >>IndianFootball.Com Column - Football Matters .

11th Goa Professional League: Salgaocar SC 1-1 Sporting Club de Goa - Goals: 1-0 Peter Costa (45'), 1-1 Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (89').

1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon 1-0 Rewari FC - Goals: 1-0 Mandeep (74').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Nagaland Police 3-0 Apex Sporting Club
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Pre-Quarterfinal: Tribal Spirit 4-0 Phezou Boys Club

::: AIFF president Das Munshi hospitalised :::
AIFF president and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi as admitted to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi early today in a critical condition following a heart attack. He is being treated at the Coronary Care Unit, where he is on life support system. His condition is said to be critical but stable.
We wish Mr. Das Munshi all the best and a speedy recovery!

::: I-League: Dempo's next match postponed :::
I-League champions Dempo SC's upcoming Round 4 away match against promoted Mumbai FC on Friday, October 17 has been postponed due to the Goan clubs AFC Cup semifinal return-leg match on Tuesday, October 21 against Safa SC from Lebanon. This gives Dempo a little bit more time to prepare for this match and work to turn around the 0-1 deficit to make it to the AFC Cup finals.

::: Araldite & Ashapura Developers to sponsor Kenkre Football Academy/ Kenkre FC :::
One of Mumbai's premier football development institutions the Kenkre Football Academy & their Mumbai Elite Division club Kenkre FC have finally found sponsorship. Two well known companies Araldite and Ashapura Developers have committed themselves to supporting the game of football, and are backing Kenkre for the 2008 Mumbai Football League. Kenkre will be rechristened as the Araldite Kenkre FC & Araldite Kenkre Football Academy.
The Kenkre Football Academy was founded by coach Adib Kenkre. The academy imparts value based training to over thousand children in Mumbai. Adib Kenkre gets full credit as several footballers have blossomed through his vision and dedication. KFA has over the years forged good relations with some of the best clubs in the world and has incorporated some of their training programmes.

::: Karnataka U19 trials :::
The Karnataka State FA will organise selection trials for the state Under-19 team on October 16 at the Bangalore Football Stadium for the 45th Dr. BC Roy Trophy (under-19 Nationals) to be played in Chhattisgarh in November.
Players born on after January 1, 1991 can participate in the trials. For details call on 25512996/ 25593873.


October 12
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Barasat Stadium, Calcutta | 18.30 IST:

Chirag United SC 0-0 Churchill Brothers SC
Goals: none

CHIRAG UNITED: 21-Robikanta Singh Chongtham; 15-Dulal Biswas, 2-Louis Nigi Ebami, 5-Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, 18-Sukhen Dey, 7-Hardip Singh Saini, 30-Gouranga Datta, 17-Ayeni Bidemi Daniel, 11-Snehasish Chakraborty (88' 26-M Subhas Singh), 32-Sochungmi Raleng (45' 25-Shankar Oraon, 73' 14-Basudeb Mondal), 9-Subair Muritala Ali
Unused Substitutes: ...
CHURCHILL BROTHERS: 29-Arindam Bhattacharya; 8-Thokchom Naoba Singh, 6-M Govin Singh, 19-M Gouramangi Singh, 17-Robert Lalthalma; 15-Chitrasen Chandam Singh, 9-Ogba Kalu Nnanna, 13-Mashangva Genius Zenith, 11-Khemtang Paite (78' 14-Nicholas L Rodrigues); 7-Felix Chimaokwu (86' 35-T Bineesh Balan), 10-Odafe Onyeka Okolie
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Snehashis Chakroborty (Chirag United SC)
YELLOW CARDS: ...
REFEREE: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
...

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Cooperage Ground, Mumbai | 15.30 IST:

Air-India 2-0 East Bengal Club
Goals: 1-0 Surojit Roy (48'), 2-0 Michael Segum Tayo (79')

AIR-INDIA: 24-Arup Debnath; 6-Leighangthem Uttam Singh (80' 19-Santosh Koli), 29-Chukwuma Udofia, 4-Syed Farid, 2-Haobijam Napoleon Singh, 3-Ravinder Singh, 28-Michael Segum Tayo, 10-Soccor Velho, 22-Surojit Roy (90+2' 18-Vijith Shetty), 23-Kailash Patil (63' 12-Singam Subash Singh), 25-Emmanuel Ovieghara
Unused Substitutes: 30-Sarath EC, 8-Samson Singh, 14-Gouranga Biswas, 17-Amulya Mondal
EAST BENGAL: 24-Subrata Pal; 3-Nirmal Chetri, 5-Irungbam Khelemba Singh, 4-Suley Musah, 29-Saumik Dey, 19-Syed Rahim Nabi (74' 14-Mehtab Hussain), 26-Mehraj din Wadoo (86' 28-Chhangte Malsawmkima), 12-Yakubu Yusif, 8-Renedy Singh, 10-Ashim Biswas, 25-Parveen Kumar (57' 7-Jayanta Sen)
Unused Substitutes: 1-Abhra Mondal, 2-Muttath Suresh, 17-Khontoujam Jibon Singh, 32-Goutam Kujur
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Michael Segum Tayo (Air-India)
YELLOW CARDS: Chukwuma Udofia (89', Air-India); Nirmal Chetri (33', East Bengal)
REFEREE: OP Thakur (Jharkhand)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Egideo D'Costa (Goa), Raghunath Gosavi (Goa)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Benjamin Silva (Goa)

Match Report:
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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Dempo Sports Club 2-1 Vasco Sports Club
Goals: 1-0 Roberto Mendes Silva (24'), 2-0 Ranty Martins Soleye (30'), 2-1 Ravshan Teshabaev (32')

DEMPO: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
VASCO: ...
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Samir Naik (Dempo)
YELLOW CARDS: ...
REFEREE: Shaji Kurian (Kerala)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: G Thambiraj (Tamil Nadu), Denny K Jacob (Kerala)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: P Bhaskar (Tamil Nadu)

Match Report:
...

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Group A:
Gujarat Police 0-1 Sesa Football Academy
Goals: 0-1 Agnelo Monteiro (57')
Referee: Shirzad Bhatena (Maharashtra)

30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Group B:
Lions Club, Madhya Pradesh 0-0 Bengal Mumbai FC
Goals: none
Referee: Prabir Das (West Bengal)

1st Haryana State League: Punjab SC, Faridabad 1-4 Chotu Ram Club, Rohtak - Goals: 0-1 Sanjeev (17'), 0-2 Sandeep (39'), 0-3 Devender (58'), 0-4 Umaid (70'), 1-4 Kuldeep (89')
1st Haryana State League: Ambala FC 2-3 Jhajar FC - Goals: 0-1 Naveen (9'), 0-2,1-3 Rajesh (52',79'), 1-2,2-3 Kulbir (65',80')
1st Haryana State League: Golden Star Club, Mahendragarh 3-0 BFC, Fatehabad - Goals: 1-0 Bhupinder (22'), 2-0,3-0 Rahul (36',40')
1st Haryana State League: Raghav Club, Gurgaon - Rewari FC = match postponed to tomorrow

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Central Railway 4-1 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC

35th Kerala State Junior (Under-19) Football Championship - Final: Idukki 5-1 Trivandrum
Idukki edged out Trivandrum 5-1 and won the 35th Kerala State Junior (Under-19) Football Championship after a six-year break. Abin Gopi scored a hatrick for Idukki. Abin opened his scoring in the seventh and then added two more, in the 17th and 65th minutes. Praveen Mohan (37') and Mathews George (44') scored the other goals. For Trivandrum Jibson Justus netted the consolation goal in the 50th minute. Kollam defeated Malappuram 4-3 in penalty shootuout and finished third. The Kerala FA president KMI Mather gave away the prizes.

AWARDS:
- best goalkeeper: KP Nishanth (Malappuram)
- best defender: Sadiq Ali (Malappuram)
- best midfielder: Saneesh Babu (Idukki)
- best forward: Jibson Justus (Trivandrum)


October 11
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana | 15.30 IST:

JCT, Phagwara 2-0 Mohammedan Sporting Club
Goals: 1-0 Baljit Singh Sahni (45+1'), 2-0 Eduardo da Silva Escobar (68')

JCT: 1-Karanjit Singh [C], 2-Jaspal Singh, 3-Anwar Ali, 4-Julius Irabor Akpele, 12-Daljit Singh; 6-Baljit Singh Sahni, 7-Jagpreet Singh, 13-Baldeep Singh Sr, 24-Gurwinder Singh (46' 27-Baldeep Singh Jr, 48' 19-Randeep Singh); 9-Balwant Singh, 10-Eduardo da Silva Escobar (75' 22-Pawan Kumar)
Unused Substitutes: 31-Prasanta Dora, Narinder Singh, 8-Jaswinder Singh, 15-Harvinder Singh
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING: 1-Naseem Akhtar [C], 19-Gurpreet Singh, 4-Subhas Mondal, 6-Sheikh Azim, 30-Bijoy Das; 26-Gautam Thakur, 16-Sovan Chakraborty, 20-Adebayo Tokunbo Adewusi, 5-Mir Farooq Hyder; 10-Mike Okoro, 11-Theodore Sunday Wrobeh
Unused Substitutes: 22-Tharangachan Tungshang, 2-V Prem Kumar, 23-Rajib Ghosh, 7-Roque Barreto, 8-Satyajit Bose, 27-A Jyothi Kumar, 34-Lalchhuan Awma
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Eduardo da Silva Escobar (JCT)
YELLOW CARDS: Jagpreet Singh (29', JCT); Mike Okoro (76', Mohammedan Sporting)
REFEREE: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: SB Saha (Delhi), Bikramjit P (Delhi)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Govind Kanojia (Delhi)

Match Report:
Punjab's JCT defeated Mohammedan Sporting Club 2-0 in a Round 3 match of the 2nd edition of the I-league played at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. JCT by retaining its supremacy added three valuable points in its tally. With this win JCT has earned a total of seven points from three outings, while Mohammedan Sporting remain on only one point.
JCT played its match with two foreign players - Julius Irabor Akpele at the back and Eduardo da Silva Escobar upfront, while Mohammedan Sporting used their three foreigners, who combined well in the initial stages of the game and made attempts of striking at the rival territory but all their efforts were foiled by JCT defence lead by Julius. The JCT Goalkeeper Karanjit Singh timely saved a curling kick by Mohammedan Sporting defender Gurpreet Singh in the 25th minute. The controversial penalty appeal by Mohammedan Sporting was disregarded by the referee PK Bose a few minutes later. The deadlock came to an end in the first minute of added time (46th minute), when a flyer by Balwant Singh from the right midfield missed Eduardo da Silva and caught the right foot of Baljit Singh Sahni, who was in front of the opponents goal post and glided well the ball into the nets. JCT registered a lead of 1-0 just before lemon break.
In the second half, JCT combined well and displayed a good game. JCT through its Brazilian Eduardo, Baljit Singh Sahni, Balwant Singh and Jagpreet Singh made numerous attempts on the rival territory. The visitors considering the wastage of time by JCT went all out and attacked the host team. Mike Okoro and Adebayo combined on a few occasions and made brilliant moves but they fail to convert them into goals. On a counter attack JCT's Eduardo da Silva Escobar finding all the Sporting team upfront carried the ball and easily tacked the goalkeeper to double the lead in the 68th minute of the game. After, conceding two goals the visitors made few more efforts to score a goal but their fragile kicks were simply not enough to rock the JCT Wall consisting of Jaspal, Anwar, Julius and Daljit.
JCT's Eduardo da Silva Escobar was later adjudged Man of the Match. JCT now take on Mahindra United, Mumbai on October 18 at home at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Cooperage Ground, Mumbai | 15.30 IST:

Mahindra United 0-1 Mumbai FC
Goals: 0-1 Kalia Kulothungan (23')

MAHINDRA UNITED: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; 21-Justin Stephen, 25-Debrata Roy, 14-Dharmaraj Ravanan, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep; 4-Krishnan Nair Ajayan, 17-Sukhwinder Singh (68' 23-Steven Dias), 7-Sushanth Mathew, 29-Djidjia Douhou Pierre; 11-M Mohammed Rafi (70' 8-Paresh Shivalkar), 10-Chidi Edeh (64' 28-Sushil Kumar Singh)
Unused Substitutes: 22-Amit Nandy, 16-Sunil Kumar, 19-Arata Izumi, 15-Khangembam Thoi Singh
MUMBAI FC: 1-Amit Singha Roy; 19-Sanjay Parte, 5-Selwyn Fernandes, 3-James Cobblah Dissiramah, 2-Anes Edathodika; 29-Subash Chakraborty, 20-Riston Rodrigues (77' 8-Noel Anthony Wilson), 17-Kalia Kulothungan (79' 25-Pappiah Jagdish Kumar), 21-Aseem Kutty; 10-Ahmed Felix Aboagye, 11-Abel Hammond (71' 9-Abhishek Yadav)
Unused Substitutes: 30-Lihaz Koya, 14-Anthony Fernandes, 26-Nishant Mehra, 12-Alex Ambrose
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: James Cobblah Dissimarah (Mumbai FC)
YELLOW CARDS: Anes Edathodika (28', Mumbai FC)
REFEREE: Benjamin Silva (Goa)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Raghunath Gosavi (Goa), Egideo D'Costa (Goa)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: OP Thakur (Jharkhand)

Match Report:
...

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 3 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.15 IST:

Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 Mohun Bagan AC
Goals: 1-0 Wilton Gomes (26'), 2-0 Nathaniel Amos (47')

SPORTING CLUBE: 1-Felix D'Souza; 4-Chinta Chandrashekhar Rao, 6-Philip Gomes, 24-N Samananda Singh, 7-Harmanjot Singh Khabra, 22-Joseph Pereira, 26-Micky Fernandes, 20-Luciano Sabrosa, 14-Wilton Gomes [C], 29-Thoudam Joychandra Singh, 10-Elijah Obagbemiro Junior
Unused Substitutes: 31-Gerard D'Mello, 18-Remus Gomes, 27-Lairanjem Bisheshwor Singh, 33-Rovan Pereira, 35-Thounaojam Sangkar Singh, 11-Nathaniel Amos, 37-Anthony D'Souza
MOHUN BAGAN: 31-Shilton Pal; 17-Rahul Kumar, 14-Peter Odafe, 4-Deepak Kumar Mondal, 27-Nalappan Mohanraj; 19-Shylo Malsawm Tulunga, 37-Lal Kamal Bhowmick [C], 20-Rakesh Masih, 23-Lalramluaha; 10-Jose Ramirez Barreto, 11-Ishfaq Ahmed
Unused Substitutes: 21-Chiradeep Chattopadhyay, 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 5-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 9-Pachau Lalam Puia, 16-James Lukram Singh, 25-Sargolsem James Singh, 29-Joseph Anandavasan
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Wilton Gomes (Sporting Clube)
YELLOW CARDS: ...
REFEREE: P Bhaskar (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Denny K Jacob (Kerala), G Thambiraj (Tamil Nadu)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Shaji Kurian (Kerala)

Match Report:
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1st Haryana State League: Rewari FC 4-2 Ambala FC - Goals: 1-0 Pawan (37'), 2-0,4-2 Sonu (41',89'), 3-0 Devender (45'), 1-3 Manish (57'), 2-3 Rahul (78').
1st Haryana State League: Golden Star Club, Mahendragarh 2-1 Punjab SC, Faridabad - Goals: 1-0 Mukesh (14'), 2-0 Sonu (58'), 2-1 Surender (80').

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Maharashtra State Police 3-1 Mumbai Customs

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Daklane FC 0-1 Botsa Youth&Sports Association
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Wagers 'B' 0-4 Kingdom Stewards

::: Leeds United interested in Sunil Chetri? :::
According to a report in the Yorkshire Post English League One (Third Division) club Leed United FC are tracking talented India striker Sunil Chetri. According to the report Sunil has been recommended by India coach Bob Houghton to a number of scouts, who have put Sunil's name forward to the club.
The crucial issue could be the work permit for the 24 year old East Bengal Club striker. As per English rules only players in the FIFA World Rankings top 75 can apply for a work permit and need to have played 75% of their countries internationals.

::: Goa U19 selection trials :::
The following 26 players have been invited for the Goa State Under-19 trials to kickoff tomorrow at 08.00 IST at the PJN (outside ground) under coach Mathew D'Costa
Goa U19 probables: Tyson Fernandes, Prathamesh Mauligkar, Aaron Fernandes, Joyner Lourenco, Royden Camelo, Shalum Pires, Pandhari Chopdekar, Terence Fernandes, Jayesh Chopdekar (all Dempo SC); Jonathan Faleiro, Daison Cardozo, Brian Rodrigues, Velington Rocha, Wellington Peixoto, Wellington D'Souza, Joel Niasso (all Sporting Clube de Goa); Presley Macarenhas, Charlton Tavares, Brian Fernandes, Cliffton Dias (all Salgaocar SC); Richard Fernandes, Xamaro Rodrigues (both Churchill Brothers SC); Ryan Mergulhao, Freddy Faria (both Vasco SC); Amit Karande (Goa United Sports Academy); Jolan Sanches (SAI - STC).


October 10
    RESULTS & NEWS

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Final:
Raghav Club, Gurgaon 1-1,0-3 Indian National FC, Delhi [after extratime]
Goals: 1-0 Surender (3' pen), 1-1 ND Opara (64'), 1-2,1-4 Pramod Rawat (105',120'), 1-3 Parminder Singh (106').
Referee: Mrinangsu Bhattacharjee (West Bengal).

MATCH REPORT:
Riding high on Pramod Rawat's brace Delhi's Indian National Football Club emerged as the winner of the 30th Federation Cup - North Zone qualifiers after registering an emphatic 4-1 extratime win over Raghav Club, Gurgaon in the final played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. Despite the defeat Raghav Club have made it to the next round of the Fed Cup along with Indian National FC. It was a totally one sided match as the Gurgaon based club was more engaged in defending. Raghav Club got a dream start and scored in the 3rd minute when an INFC central defender was caught handling the ball in the box resulting in a penalty in favour of Raghav Club, Surender made no mistake to make it 1-0 from the spot and give the all important lead to his club. Raghav Club successfully sustained the lead in the first session of the game.
After the lemon break the Gurgaon based club brought their own downfall as they approached to maintain the lead by making eight players to play as defenders. They allowed their opponents to get full control over the match and had to pay the penalty soon when their strategy was crushed by INFC. It was tense moment for the INFC coach Bernard Operanozie who said that," when you are playing with a team who is in defensive mood right from the word go, one needs to score a goal as early as possible to get the full control of the match. Our boys did realise bit late but at the end we manage to pull off a great win." INFC's drought for goals ended in the 64th minute when their dependable Nigerian striker ND Opara netted an easy one from close range making it six goals in three matches in his tally. INFC failed to add any further goal to their scoreline as the match entered extratime.
In the very first quarter of the extra time substitute Pramod Rawat made it 2-1 for his side. Mathani's corner was headed in brilliantly by Pramod Rawat at the near post to give the crucial lead to the Delhi League runners-up in the 105th minute. Parminder Singh soon made it 3-1 when he rifled from zero angle in the near post from his right foot in the 106th minute. In the dying moments of the game Pramod Rawat scored the fourth goal to seal an impressive victory over Raghav Club.

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Jisuo Club, Phek 1-1,2-4 Anal Students Union [penalties]
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Bro Lengri Youth Club 3-1 St Joseph College


October 9
    RESULTS & NEWS



FIFA and UEFA to take part in media focused workshop at Soccerex 2008
As part of the inaugural International Football Club Summit Soccerex will address the latest media issues affecting the football industry and how it can utilise advances in this sector. The panel entitled '21st Century Football - Broadcasting Platforms, Media Rights & Web 2.0', brings together experts from FIFA, UEFA, French Football League (LFP) and Host Broadcast Services (HBS).
This exclusive session will feature Philippe Le Floc'h (Marketing Director, UEFA) discussing UEFA's innovative media rights strategy for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League 2009-2012 and the revenue increase linked to the extended media platforms. He will discuss the success of this project and the future revenue implications this will have for clubs.
The segmentation of media rights is now prevalent throughout Europe's domestic leagues. This can be seen in the French Football League and Bundesliga, where the media rights packages have been broken down into separate mediums and sold off individually. A recent example of this is the mobile and internet media rights deal struck between HBS & LFP for the coverage of France's Ligue 1. At Soccerex, Francis Tellier (CEO, HBS) and Redha Chibani (International Development Manager, LFP) will divulge the benefits such deals bring to the fans and how HBS will deliver 300+ games live to mobile handsets and the web. HBS successfully rolled out a similar new media broadcasting contract for the FIFA 2006 World Cup and will discuss the benefits such a service can provide when applied to a full season of domestic football.
Completing this session will be a keynote address from FIFA's newly appointed Head of New Media, Matt Stone. In his role for FIFA he is charged with making sure football's world governing body continues to evolve with developments in the new media sector. Stone will utilise this workshop at Soccerex as a chance to address the football industry on FIFA's new media strategy and how they are embracing Web 2.0 as a means to improve their interaction with their audience.
The Media workshop is one of six workshops that will focus on the key revenue streams available to football clubs (Media, Stadia, Law & Finance, Player Development, Licensing and Sponsorship). Each session will feature 90 minutes of networking, debate & a key note address from the leading figures in each of these industry sectors.

Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 8
    RESULTS & NEWS

AFC U16 Championships | Group B | MHSK Stadium, Tashkent | 19.00 local (19.30 IST):

INDIA U16 1-0 Indonesia U16
Goals: 1-0 Manandeep (24')

INDIA U16: 27-Jayanta Paul; 2-Asish Chhetri, 4-Vishal Kumar, 5-Deepak Devrani, 15-Vikas Guilam; 6-Tirthankar Sarkar (73' 20-Sunny), 7-Ongnam Milan Singh [C] (84' 8-Bikramjit Singh), 17-Akshay Mall, 33-Shilton Sydney D'Silva; 10-Malsawmfela (90' 21-Vivek Kumar), 24-Manandeep
Unused Substitutes: 1-Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, 3-Tonmoy Ghosh, 9-O Lalrindika, 11-Prem Kumar, 13-Ajit Dhurva Bhoir, 14-Sumit Rawat, 16-Harpreet Bedi, 23-Abhishek Das, 28-Abhishek Das
INDONESIA U16: 1-Aris Wahyu Nugroho; 2-Manahati Lestusen, 3-Muhammad Abduh Lestaluhu, 6-Fery Bayu Prastiwan [C]; 7-Fahreza Agamal, 8-Achmad Resal Octavian, 16-Rizky Ahmad Sanjaya Pellu, 17-Delton Stevano Wohon (22' 11-Rudi Setiawan); 9-Hendra Adi Bayauw, 10-Vava Mario Yagalo (46' 19-Imam Bayhaqi), 20-Tommy Veriyanto
Unused Substitutes: 4-Riyan Perdiyanto, 5-Agung Nur Achmad, 12-Egha Putra Mahardika, 13-Kurniawan, 14-Rahmat Johani Saputro, 15-Fikri Fahmi Hakim, 18-Muhamat Slamat, 23-Yoewanto Stya Beny

YELLOW CARDS: Asish Chhetri (60'), Vishal Kumar (70'), Deepak Devrani (71', all India); Fery Bayu Prastiwan (53', Indonesia)

REFEREE: Mukthar Al Yarimi (Yemen)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Fares Alshammari (Kuwait), Mohammad Jaber Dharman (Qatar)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: David Dwight Penano (Philippines)
REFEREE INSPECTOR: Viktor Kolpakov (Kyrgyzstan)

ATTENDANCE: 3.000

MATCH REPORT:
AFC Report: Manandeep netted the only goal as India edged out Indonesia 1-0 to claim their first AFC U-16 Championship points in Wednesday's Group B finale at MHSK Stadium. Manandeep, who was making his first start of the championship, headed home just before the break to hand India the win and third place the group and leave Indonesia pointless.
With only pride to play for after both suffered defeats by quarter-final qualifiers Korea Republic and Syria in their opening games in the Uzbekistan capital, Malsawmfella fired across the face of goal and team-mate Sarkar Tirthankar headed straight at goalkeeper Wahyu Aris as India edged the opening exchanges. Bayu Fery tested Jayanta Paul from distance at the other end before Indonesia had penalty appeals waved away on the half hour mark as Mario Vava was out-muscled by India defender Vishal Kumar inside the area following a strong run.
Nine minutes before the break Indonesia's Adi Hendra cut in front the right and surged towards the area, but lost hit footing as he shaped to shoot and sent a rising shot sailing over the crossbar, while at the other end Malsawmfella headed over for India.
Two minutes later India broke the deadlock as Ashish Chettri's searching ball towards the edge of the Indonesia area drew Aris off his line, but the goalkeeper was left stranded as Manandeep rose above Lestusen Manahati to send a looping header into the back of the net.
Indonesia came within a whisker of equalising six minutes after the break as half-time substitute Iman Bayhaqi picked up the ball in space outside the India area and sent a dipping half volley towards goal, but with Paul rooted to the spot, the effort clipped the outside of the upright. Bayhaqi continued his lively start to the half two minutes later as he forced Paul to race off his line and smoother at the feet of the onrushing Indonesia striker. Aris kept Indonesia in the contest just after the hour mark as the custodian saved low at his front post from Malsawmfella after the India striker had cut in from the right and darted towards goal. Hendra pulled an effort wide from the edge of the area, fired into the side netting from a tight angle and struck the outside of the post as Indonesia fell short of finding an equaliser in the closing stages.

POST-MATCH COMMENTS:

Colin Joseph Toal (Chief Coach & Technical Director, India):
provided by the-afc.com
• I thought it was a good game!
• It is an international match and one we wanted to win and I am pleased that I was able to bring in five or six players to give them experience and also collecting the three points is pleasing.
• We had had two disappointing results, but going home with a win is some consolation.
• You are always learning about your team and you often learn more when you lose.
• We arrived with a good record, so when you are winning on a regular basis you are not finding out a lot about your players
• But these two defeats certainly shocked us and shook their confidence and you could see that we weren't the team we were before we arrived. But that's the game.
• The reason we play these games is that 16-year-old boys can get experience, whether good or bad, win or lose, it's all something that is going to help them.

Mundari Karya (Coach, Indonesia):
provided by the-afc.com
• We are satisfied even though we lost 1-0, we were just unlucky.
• We had good passing, good penetration, and a lot shots on goal and we hit the post twice and I think we were just unlucky. Even though we lost, we are happy because we lost in the right way.

For detailed information go to the >>Indian National Team section.

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Semifinal:
Indian National FC, Delhi 4-1 Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
Goals: 0-1 Satinder Singh (30'), 1-1,2-1,4-1 ND Opara (33',55',81'), 3-1 Gyan Moin Thapa (63')

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Khuzama Youth Organsation 0-3 Excel United, Kohima
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Blue Chester Club 1-1,1-3 Sphinx United [penalties]

::: FIFA World Ranking: INDIA climb three spots :::
INDIA has gained three spots in the latest FIFA World Ranking published today. The Bhangra Boys are now placed 148th in the world and 22nd in Asia.


October 7
    RESULTS & NEWS

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AFC Cup 2008 | Semifinal | 1st leg | Beirut Sports City Stadium, Lebanon | 16.00 local:

Safa SC, Lebanon 1-0 Dempo SC
Goals: 1-0 Hamze Abboud (90')

SAFA SC: 1-Nazih Tay; 2-Ali Al Saadi, 3-Pierre Ploycarpe Milat, 8-Mohammed Korhani, 9-Hussein Tahan (52' 29-Mohammad Kassas), 10-Rony Azar (74' 20-Khodor Salameh), 11-Hamid Termina, 14-Amer Khan [C], 15-Ebi Mba Derick, 16-Ramez Dayoub, 18-Hamza Abboud
Unused Substitutes: 24-Mazen Bou Hussein Moadad, 4-Abdallah Taleb, 7-Mahmoud Al Zoghbi, 12-Rami Qadoura, 19-Ali Khalil
DEMPO: 21-VP Satish Kumar; 18-Valeriano Rebello, 3-John Charles Dias, 28-Mahesh Gawli, 16-Samir Naik; 14-Anthony Pereira, 8-Climax Lawrence [C], 11-Roberto Mendes Silva, 15-Clifford Miranda ; 9-Ranty Martins Soleye (86' 17-Joaquim Abranches), 20-Mboyo Iyomi
Unused Substitutes: 13-Tyson Caiado, 4-Cressan Antao, 23-Dominic Noronha, 7-Nacimento Silveira, 22-Nicolau Borges

YELLOW CARDS: Hussein Tahan (8'), Hamid Termina (10'), Amer Khan (43', all Safa); Mahesh Gawli (13'), Clifford Miranda (57'), Mboyo Iyomi (73', all Dempo)

REFEREE: Gi Young Lee (South Korea)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Byoung Eun Yang (South Korea), Ming Fai Poon (Hongkong)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Dong Jin Kim (South Korea)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Hassan Ghaffari (Iran)

ATTENDANCE: 500

Match Report:
AFC report: Hamze Abboud scored a last minute goal to give Lebanon's Safa SC a 1-0 win against Dempo SC in the first leg match of this year's AFC Cup semifinals at Beirut Sports City Stadium on Tuesday.
Safa scored the only goal of the game after a corner from the left was cleared by the Indian side's defence before Abboud controlled the ball on his chest and fired a powerful shot into the net with the help of the crossbar. The victory gives the Lebanese side a narrow advantage before the second leg of the semifinal, which will be played in Hyderabad's Gachibowli Stadium on October 21.
Safa were the better side in the opening exchanges although they were not able to create any notable opportunities until the 14th minute, when Ali Al Saadi sent his free kick over the crossbar. One minute later, Safa went close when striker Rony Azar, who scored a brace in the previous match against Perak, saw his goal-bound effort from inside the area saved by Dempo goalkeeper Satish Kumar. The best chance in the first half came on the half-hour mark when Mohamad Korhani's free kick from the right was saved as Kumar dived to his right.Safa had another chance in the third minute of first half stoppage time when Moroccan midfielder Hamid Tarmina shot over the crossbar, leaving the teams scores at the half-time break.
The hosts continued their pressure in the second half as their coach Samir Saad brought in striker Mohammad Kassas but Safa were unable to create many clear-cut chances as Dempo spent most of the second half sitting in their own penalty area. As full time approached, Safa increased their pressure and they should have scored six minutes from time when Hamid Tarmina met a cross from the right with a header but the ball went just over the crossbar. However, Safa were rewarded in the final minute when Aboud handed his side the only goal of the game - and an advantage to defend in the second leg in two weeks' time - with a fine strike that gave Kumar little chance.

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Semifinal:
Raghav Club, Gurgaon 3-0 Uttar Pradesh Police
Goals: 1-0,3-0 Mandeep (56',75'), 2-0 Rajesh (61')

30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Group A:
Sesa Football Academy 10-0 Gujarat Police
Goals: 1-0,3-0,5-0,8-0 Marcus Mascarenhas (4',17',30',?'), 2-0,4-0,7-0 Agnelo Monteiro (15',25',?'), 6-0 Israil Gurung (36'), 9-0 Sidroy Afonso (?'), 10-0 Lesly Fernandes (?')

30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | West Zone | Group B:
Bengal Mumbai FC 2-0 Lions Club, Madhya Pradesh
Goals: ...

11th Goa Professional League: Sporting Club de Goa 1-2 Churchill Brothers SC - Goals: 0-1,0-2 Nicholas L Rodrigues (60',70'), 1-2 Thounaojam Sangkar Singh (86')

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Marahangshu FC 1-1,2-4 Jakhama Youth Society [on penalties] - Goals: 0-1 Sedevizo Sophie (45'), 1-1 Kariaba (65')
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Agri Forest Electrical 0-4 Merhulietsa FC - Goals: 0-1 Kitokha (9'), 0-2 Gandhi (19'), 0-3,0-4 Athui (48',63')


October 6
    RESULTS & NEWS

AFC U16 Championships | Group B | MHSK Stadium, Tashkent | 18.00 local (18.30 IST):

INDIA U16 0-3 Syria U16
Goals: 0-1 Asaad Al Khadr (44'), 0-2 Deepak Devrani (66', own goal), 0-3 Asish Chhetri (72', own goal)

INDIA U16: 27-Jayanta Paul; 3-Tonmoy Ghosh (80' 15-Vikas Guila), 4-Vishal Kumar (70' 2-Asish Chhetri), 5-Deepak Devrani, 13-Ajit Dhurva Bhoir; 7-Ongnam Milan Singh, 8-Bikramjit Singh [C] (80' 33-Shilton Sydney D'Silva), 9-O Lalrindika, 17-Akshay Mall; 11-Prem Kumar, 10-Malsawmfela
Unused Substitutes: 1-Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, 6-Tirthankar Sarkar, 14-Sumit Rawat, 16-Harpreet Bedi, 20-Sunny, 21-Vivek Kumar, 23-Abhishek Das, 24-Manandeep, 28-Abhishek Das
SYRIA U16: 22-Abd Albasit Al Sarut; 4-Abdula Kindakji, 18-Mohammad Adib Mohammad Aisa [C], 25-Khaled Jnid; 8-Mahmoud Saleh, 9-Mohamad Bashbauk (82' 23-Muaiyad Al Khole), 10-Mahmoud Al Maowas, 13-Mohammad Radwan Kalaa-Jei (66' 14-Mohammad Ali), 19-Fuaad Al Sliman; 11-Rabie Jmhaa, 27-Asaad Al Khadr (74' 7-Ahmad Al Kador)
Unused Substitutes: 1-Ali Mariama, 6-Aubaida Dallah, 16-Abd Al Latif Nassan, 17-Hameed Darwesh Medo, 20-Mohammad Klfat, 21-Mahmoud Kanjou Zaghnon, 24-Yousef Hamame, 26-Nasouh Nkd Hle, 29-Mohammad Shaher Kakhe

YELLOW CARDS: O Lalrindika (12'), Ajit Dhurva Bhoir (60', both India); Rabie Jmhaa (30'), Mahmoud Al Maowas (89', both Syria)

REFEREE: Mohamad Mansour (Lebanon)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Yee U Tun (Myanmar), Manh Long Pham (Vietnam)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Kemel Tokabaev (Kyrgyztan)
REFEREE INSPECTOR: Yam Ming Samuel Chan (Hong Kong)

ATTENDANCE: 1.000

MATCH REPORT:
AFC Report: Syria joined free-scoring Korea Republic in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship after recording a 3-0 win over India on Monday.
Asaad Al Khadr opened the scoring just before the break at MHSK Stadium after beating the India offside trap while two second half own goals following shots from Rabie Jmhaa wrapped up the win to maintain Syria's 100% start and eliminate pointless India along with Indonesia.
Korea hold the edge over Syria at the top of Group B with a superior goal difference, but the two side's meet on Wednesday to decide who advances to the last eight as group winners.
Syria began strongly as Jmhaa headed over inside the first three minutes before India goalkeeper Jayanta Paul clawed away an acrobatic close range effort from Mahmoud Saleh and Al Khadr headed wide.
Midway through the half Mohamad Kalaa-jei was allowed to advance unchallenged through the India midfield and forced Paul to palm his effort, which looked to be creeping inside the post, away from danger.
Syria had the ball in the net 13 minutes before the break but Rabie was adjudged to have been offside as he followed in after Paul could only palm away Saleh's low strike from the edge of the area.
Paul needed a full-length diving save moments later to turn Kalaa-jei's well struck dipping shot from the edge of the area around the post.
Syria were finally rewarded two minutes before the break as Mahmoud Al Maowas' chipped ball forward caught the India defence flatfooted, allowing Al Khadr to narrowly beat the offside trap before firing across Paul, who managed to turn the ball onto the foot of the post but the shot had too much power and crept over the line.
On the stroke of half-time, Saleh rattled the India upright with Paul struggling to make up the ground across his goal.
Al Maowas drove a free-kick straight at Paul on the hour mark following a slow start to the second period before Jmhaa's low drive across the face of goal deflected off an India defender who was tracking back to wrongfoot Paul and double Syria's lead six minutes after the hour mark.
And with 18 minutes remaining Syria were handed a third as Jmhaa again shot across the face of goal from the edge of the area for defender Ashish Chettri to slice his attempted clearance past Paul from the six-yard line with the strike again heading wide.

POST-MATCH COMMENTS:

Colin Joseph Toal (Chief Coach & Technical Director, India):
provided by the-afc.com
• We did the best we could, but we just got out played. They came out with a lot of determination and enthusiasm, they were very lively and had a lot of skill and a lot of athletes and they were just the better team
• I hoped we could head into half-time at 0-0, but then we gave the goal away before and we lost any momentum we had.
• Whatever happens in the last game there will be plenty of pride in the team. I don't think you can define this team's performance over the last 15 months by what happens over these three games.
• I hope people back in India are not critical of what this team has done. They have represented India in a very fine way.

Kifork Mardakyan (Coach, Syria):
provided by the-afc.com
• I am satisfied and pleased.
• I said after the first game against Indonesia that the team would be better in the next game and progress and they have done that with that performance.
• We have some injuries and maybe some players will be rested in the next match as we are looking to the quarter-finals.

For detailed information go to the >>Indian National Team section.

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Quarterfinals:
Uttranchal Hostel 0-7 Indian National FC, Delhi
Goals: 1-0,3-0 ND Opara (10',68'), 2-0 Manish Mathani (31'), 4-0 Austin (71'), 5-0 Amjad Hussain (76'), 6-0,7-0 Pramod Rawat (81',85')

30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Quarterfinals:
Jammu&Kashmir Bank 0-2 Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
Goals: 0-1 Amandeep (63'), 0-2 Pankaj (78')

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Indian Navy 1-3 Kenkre Football Academy
Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Akbar Travels 1-1 Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers

31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Final: Punjab 0-1 Mizoram - Goals: 0-1 Lalnunpuia (38')

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: United Friends XI 3-0 Naga Hospital Colony - Goals: 1-0 T Supong Yaten (4', own goal), 2-0 Tsapong (15'), 3-0 Neitsi-u (89')
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Junior Anchor Club 2-2,4-2 Obos Club Pfutsero [on penalties] - Goals: 1-0,2-1 Kuolietuo Kets (22',44'), 1-1,2-2 Vetazo Puro (33',90')

::: Mallya to ink deal with Queens Park Rangers :::
Vijay Mallya, owner of Formula 1 team Force India and Cricket IPL team Bangalore Royal Challengers, could venture into European club football. Mallya who sponsors and is a 50% owner of Calcutta giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan through his Kingfisher and McDowell brands is set to finalise a deal for a shirt sponsorship deal with English Championship side Queens Park Rangers according to British media.
The deal is said to be worth about 20 millions Pounds for a five year period which besides the shirt sponsorship would include the naming rights for the Loftus Road Stadium under the Kingfisher brand.
An announcement about Mallya's involvement is expected as early as this week, the report said.


SoccerExchange: Network Online with the Global Football Community
Soccerex is delighted that its brand new online networking site, SoccerExchange will go live on Tuesday, October 7.
We reported back in July that the proposed site was under construction, and would be in place in time for all delegates ahead of Soccerex 2008 (23-26 November, Gauteng, South Africa). With over 85% of delegates citing networking as an integral part of the event, we were eager to support the networking opportunities before, during and after Soccerex. We worked with online community specialists Kuperwerk to develop a site that would greatly maximise the networking opportunities for our delegates at the event.

SoccerExchange is the first online networking platform of its kind specifically designed for the football business community. The site can be viewed by going to www.soccerex.com and clicking on the SoccerExchange button. Full access to SoccerExchange is only available to delegates who register for Soccerex 2008. Delegates already registered will receive their login details later this week.

SoccerExchange will enable delegates to build and manage business contacts in the weeks ahead of Soccerex 2008 and maximise their time at the event. The key features of the site include:
* Individualized Homepage featuring live updates on all the latest activities for your account and other members, helping you to stay informed at all times.
* My Profile section including contact and company details, which allows you to develop your professional identity online by listing your business interests and areas of expertise.
* Members Search Tool to help you to identify the people to help you achieve your objectives.
* My Messages allowing you to network with other members and develop new contacts ahead of Soccerex 2008. This will include a filtering function so that you determine the type of message you want to receive and from whom.
* My Contacts enabling you to extend your network of contacts and keep up-to-date on their activities.

Another essential feature of SoccerExchange is the Calendar function which will launch in November. As the event draws near, this will enable delegates to plan their agenda around the Soccerex 2008 Conference Programme, see who is attending each session, as well as schedule meetings with other delegates during event.

Soccerex 2008 is the leading business convention for football worldwide taking place on 23-26 November, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

For further information regarding Soccerex 2008 please visit Soccerex website




October 5
    RESULTS & NEWS

IndianFootball.Com | I-League 30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Quarterfinals:
Raghav Club, Gurgaon 3-0 Him Club, Himachal Pradesh
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Vikram (4',10'), 3-0 Rajesh (14')

30th Federation Cup 2008 | Zonal Qualifiers | North Zone | Quarterfinals:
Uttar Pradesh Police 3-1 Chandigarh FC
Goals: 1-0 Jitendra Kumar (9'), 2-0 Mohammed Afroz Khan (44'), 3-0 Pramod Mishra (74'), 3-1 Johny Singh (77')

3rd Manipur State League: Southern Sporting Union 0-1 NISA, Thangmeiband

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Western Railway 3-0 Bengal Mumbai FC = awarded to Western Railway as BMFC didn't turn-up due to Fed Cup engagement
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Central Railway 1-0 Maharashtra State Police

::: NP Pradeep receives first VP Sathyan Award :::
Indian international footballer NP Pradeep received the first VP Sathyan Award of the Kerala Sports Persons Association at an award function today. Pradeep was given a trophy, a certificate and Rs 10,000 as cash prize.

::: Late Kedari Redekar Memorial All-India Football Tournament in November :::
The Late Kedari Redekar Memorial All-India Football Tournament will be played from November 3 to 8 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. In the past major teams from Goa, Bangalore and Mumbai have taken part and the organisers hope this will also be the case this year. The champions can win Rs 15,555, the runners-up Rs 11,555 and the semifinalists Rs 5,555.
The organisers are offering free lodging and meals for participating teams and also concession fares on Indian Railways.
Clubs interested to take part can contact Deepak Kuppannvar under Mobile Number: 098817 13941.

::: Inter-school tournament in Kerala :::
The Regional Sports Centre will be organising a mini inter-school football tournament at its grounds, Kadavanthra, from October 16 to 19.
Competitions will be held in the U10 and U13 age groups and the tournament is open to schools in Ernakulam district. Children born between January 1, 1995 and January 1, 1997 are eligible to participate.
Entry forms will be available at the Regional Sports Centre office (0484-2204068, 2205071) till October 14.


October 4
    IndianFootball.Com wishes you all a Happy Festive season on the occasion of Durga Puja!

AFC U16 Championships | Group B | MHSK Stadium, Tashkent | 14.00 local (14.30 IST):

Korea Republic U16 5-2 INDIA U16
Goals: 1-0 Kim Dong Jin (3'), 2-0,4-0 Lee Chang (49',61'), 3-0 Rim Chang Woo (52'), 4-1,5-2 O Lalrindika (69',88'), 5-1 Son Heung Min (73')

KOREA REPUBLIC U16: 1-Kwon Tae Ahn; 3-Kim Young Seung, 7-Kim Jin Su, 15-Kim Dong Jin (71' 16-Kang Dong Jin); 5-Rim Chang Woo [C], 9-Lee Jongho, 10-Nam Seung Woo, 14-Lee Chang (81' 8-Lim Dong Cheon), 22-Mun Hyo Min (61' 23-Son Heung Min); 4-Lee Dong Nyck, 24-Lee Min Soo
Unused Substitutes: 2-Yoon Siang, 6-Kim Dong Min, 12-Oh Se Ryoung, 20-Han Sung Gyu, 21-Kim Tae Sung, 25-Lee Jong Sung, 26-Lee Jong Sung
INDIA U16: 27-Jayanta Paul; 3-Tonmoy Ghosh, 4-Vishal Kumar, 5-Deepak Devrani, 13-Ajit Dhurva Bhoir; 6-Tirthankar Sarkar (57' 7-Ongnam Milan Singh), 8-Bikramjit Singh [C], 9-O Lalrindika, 17-Akshay Mall; 11-Prem Kumar, 23-Abhishek Das (58' 24-Manandeep)
Unused Substitutes: 1-Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, 2-Asish Chhetri, 10-Malsawmfela, 14-Sumit Rawat, 15-Vikas Guila, 16-Harpreet Bedi, 17-Akshay Mall, 20-Sunny, 21-Vivek Kumar, 28-Abhishek Das, 33-Shilton Sydney D'Silva

YELLOW CARDS: Lee Jongho (39', Korea Republic); O Lalrindika (50', India)

REFEREE: Abdullah Dor Mohammad Balideh (Qatar)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Mohammad Jaber Dharman (Qatar), Yosef Mirza Rustom (Saudi Arabia)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Kemel Tokabaev (Kyrgyzstan)
REFEREE INSPECTOR: Hussain Ghadhanferi (Kuwait)

ATTENDANCE: 1.000

HALF-TIME REPORT:
The Indian U16 national team is playing well against a strong and well-organised Korean team.
The Indians needed ten minutes to find their game and had to pay for this in the third minute. Kim Dong Jin gave the Koreans the lead in the 3rd minute.
India had a golden opportunity to equalise in the 23rd minute, when a long ball found Abhishek Das alone in-front of goal. But Das' shot missed the target!

MATCH REPORT:
AFC report: Lee Chang scored twice as Korea Republic kicked off their AFC U-16 Championship bid with an emphatic 5-2 win over India at MHSK Stadium on Saturday. In the tournament opener Korea, the 2002 winners, scored at the start of each half through Kim Dong-jin and Lee Chang. A header from captain Rim Chang-woo and a strike from Lee Chang either side of the hour mark comfortably saw off the India challenge in the Uzbekistan capital. Lalrindika Ralte grabbed two late consolations for India while substitute Son Heung-min rounded off the scoring for Korea.
Korea made an ideal start to the contest as they opened the scoring after just three minutes when a quick free quick from just outside the area caught the India defence cold and Kim Dong-jin found space on the left to rifle a first time rising shot across goalkeeper Jayanta Paul. India were almost handed an equaliser just before the half-hour mark as a long ball over the top landed between goalkeeper and defence and as Korea custodian Kwon Tae-ahn hesitated, Prem Kumar got a toe to the ball but poked his effort narrowly wide. Lee Chang wasted two chances to add to the lead before the break but Korea made an equally impressive start to the second half as just two minutes after the restart Lee Chang effortlessly weaved his way into the India area past four defenders before rolling the ball past a helpless Paul. Four minutes later captain Rim Chang-woo headed home Lee Jong-ho's left-wing cross to extend Korea's advantage. Moments after replacing Mun Hyo-min, substitute Son broke to the byline and sent a low cross across the face of goal which was bundled home by Lee Chang at the far post a minute after the hour mark. Korea's bid for a clean sheet was ended with 21 minutes remaining as Ralte fired home from inside the area after an indirect free-kick was awarded when the Korean goalkeeper was adjudged to have collected a back pass. Son restored the advantage after 73 minutes, but Ralte converted a free-kick from inside the area with three minutes remaining after the Korean goalkeeper was adjudged to have held onto the ball too long.

POST-MATCH COMMENTS:

Colin Joseph Toal (Chief Coach & Technical Director, India):
provided by the-afc.com
• We played against a superior team and we were well beaten.
• Maybe we played against the most outstanding team in the group; maybe we played against the most outstanding team in the tournament, but the most important things for us is that the tournament is not over.
• There are still two matches to play and if we can get six points we have a good chance of coming second.

Lee Kwang-jong (Coach, Korea Republic):
provided by the-afc.com
• It was our first match and they looked a little heavy.
• The players were not as sharp as we expected them to be but I am satisfied and hopefully we can progress as we go on in the tournament.
• India have progressed over the years, but they were not up to our abilities.
• Our goalkeeper showed a lack of judgment, but that happens at this age and hopefully we can address that.

For detailed information go to the >>Indian National Team section.

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 2 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.15 IST:

Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0 Mohammedan Sporting Club
Goals: 1-0,3-0 Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (63',77'), 2-0 Micky Fernandes (76')

SPORTING CLUBE: 1-Felix D'Souza; 14-Wilton Gomes [C], 4-Chinta Chandrashekhar Rao, 6-Philip Gomes, 24-N Samananda Singh, 7-Harmanjot Singh Khabra (79' 27-Lairanjem Bisheshwor Singh), 22-Joseph Pereira, 26-Micky Fernandes, 20-Luciano Sabrosa, 29-Thoudam Joychandra Singh (61' 37-Anthony D'Souza), 10-Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (90' 19-Cavin Lobo)
Unused Substitutes: ...
MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING: 1-Naseem Akhtar [C]; 23-Rajib Ghosh, 6-Sheikh Azim, 2-V Prem Kumar, 30-Bijoy Das; 27-A Jyothi Kumar, 20-Adebayo Tokunbo Adewusi (81' 7-Roque Barreto), 16-Sovan Chakraborty (71' 34-Lalchhuan Awma), 5-Mir Farooq Hyder (54' 4-Subhas Mondal); 10-Mike Okoro, 11-Theodore Sunday Wrobeh
Unused Substitutes: ...
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Elijah Obagbemiro Junior (Sporting Clube)
YELLOW CARDS: Micky Fernandes (25'), Luciano Sabrosa (26', both Sporting Clube); Naseem Akhtar (46', Mohammedan Sporting)
REFEREE: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Andrew Shekhar (Karnataka), ???
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
...

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 2 | Cooperage Ground, Mumbai | 16.00 IST:

Mahindra United 1-3 Chirag United SC
Goals: 1-0 Sushil Kumar Singh (12'), 1-1 Subair Muritala Ali (46'), 1-2 Gouranga Datta (52'), 1-3 Hardip Singh Saini (87')

MAHINDRA UNITED: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; 16-Sunil Kumar, 14-Dharmaraj Ravanan, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep, 4-Krishnan Nair Ajayan; 17-Sukhwinder Singh (58' 7-Sushanth Mathew), 8-Paresh Shivalkar, 23-Steven Dias, 29-Djidjia Douhou Pierre (70' 11-M Mohammed Rafi); 28-Sushil Kumar Singh (61' 15-Khangembam Thoi Singh), 10-Chidi Edeh
Unused Substitutes: 22-Amit Nandy, 19-Arata Izumi, 20-Bhola Prasad, 21-Justine Stephen
CHIRAG UNITED: 21-Robikanta Singh Chongtham; 15-Dulal Biswas, 2-Louis Nigi Ebami, 5-Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, 6-R Dhanarajan (32' 7-Hardip Singh Saini), 30-Gouranga Datta, 14-Basudeb Mondal, 17-Ayeni Bidemi Daniel, 11-Snehasish Chakraborty, 25-Shankar Oraon, 9-Subair Muritala Ali
Unused Substitutes: 1-Arindam Ghosh, 3-Nanao Yumnam, 4-Kingshuk Debnath, 18-Sukhen Dey, 26-M Subhas Singh, 32-Sochungmi Raleng
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Hardip Singh Saini (Chirag United)
YELLOW CARDS: none
REFEREE: P Bhaskar (Tamil Nadu)
ASSISTANT REFEREES: Thambiraj (Tamil Nadu), Vijayakumar (Karnataka)
FOURTH OFFICIAL: C Srikrishna (Tamil Nadu)

Match Report:
...

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Bank of India 2-0 Central Railway (MD)
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Mumbai United 2-2 Mumbai Customs

31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Semifinal: Assam 1-2 Mizoram - Goals: 1-0 H Borgoayri (7'), 1-1,1-2 Lalnunmawia (17',64').
31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Semifinal: Punjab 1-0 Goa - Goals: 1-0 Sarbjit Singh (46').

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: XI Brothers, Kohima 2-6 Life Sports Dimori Cove
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Youngster Club 0-3 New Market XI

::: Kingfisher National Corporate Football 5's :::
The Kingfisher National Corporate Football 5's seven cities tournament continues its tour across India with stopovers in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai over the last month with Mumbai also hosting the first ladies tournament.
The Kingfisher National Corporate Football 5's organised by Bangalore-based SPT Sports is promoting interaction and camaraderie among corporates is now entering its 8th edition covering 7 cities in 2008. This year's event is covering football enthusiasts in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Calcutta with the winners from each city flown down to Bangalore for the National Finals. This year's event has live DJ's performing, food stalls, Fooseball and activities such as Paintball in select cities.

Here the results:
Delhi:
IndianFootball.Com Fair Play - Citigroup
Plate Winner - CSC; Plate Runners-up - American Express
Cup Winner - Genpact 'A'; Cup Runners-up - Tata Consulting Services
Highest Goal Scorer - Vikas (10 goals) Royal Bank of Scotland

Chennai:
IndianFootball.Com Fair Play - Scope International 'A'
Plate Winner - Wipro; Plate Runners-up - Scope International 'B'
Cup Winner - Cognizant 'A'; Cup Runners-up - Antares
Highest Goal Scorer - Jude (10 goals) Cognizant 'A'

Mumbai:
IndianFootball.Com Fair Play - Maersk Lines
Plate Winner - HDFC Bank 'A'; Plate Runners-up - Patni
Cup Winner - HDFC Bank 'B'; Cup Runner-ups - JP Morgan 'A'
Highest Goal Scorer - Carlton (11 goals) HDFC Bank 'A'
Ladies Winner - Deutsche Bank; Ladies Runners-up - Piramal Health Services


October 3
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 2 | Saltlake Stadium, Calcutta | 17.30 IST:

Mohun Bagan AC 1-1 Air-India
Goals: 0-1 Soccor Velho (45+1'), 1-1 Branco Vincent Cardozo (71')

MOHUN BAGAN: 31-Shilton Pal; 17-Rahul Kumar, 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 14-Peter Odafe, 27-Nalappan Mohanraj; 20-Rakesh Masih, 37-Lal Kamal Bhowmick (46' 19-Shylo Malsawm Tulunga), 23-Lalramluaha (62' 12-Branco Vincent Cardozo), 11-Ishfaq Ahmed; 10-Jose Ramirez Barreto, 9-Pachau Lalam Puia.
Unused Substitutes: 21-Chirodeep Chattopadhyay, 24-Rino Anto, 29-Joseph Anandavasan, 16-Lukram James Singh, 25-Sagolsem James Singh
AIR-INDIA: 24-Arup Debnath; 6-Uttam Leishangthem Singh, 29-Chukwuma Udofia, 4-Syed Farid, 2-Haobijam Napoleon Singh, 3-Ravinder Singh, 28-Michael Segum Tayo, 22-Surojit Roy (75' 18-Vijith Shetty), 10-Soccor Velho (79' 12-Singam Subhash Singh), 23-Kailash Patil (70' 11-Hringsolal Thomte), 25-Emmanuel Ovieghara
Unused Substitutes: 30-Sarath EC, 19-Santosh Koli, 26-Amritpal Singh, 14-Gouranga Biswas
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Michael Segum Tayo (Air-India).
YELLOW CARDS: Lal Kamal Bhowmick (20', Mohun Bagan).
REFEREE: S Suresh (Tamil Nadu).
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: ...

Match Report:
...

11th Goa Professional League: Sesa Football Academy 3-4 Dempo SC - Goals: 1-0 Agnelo Monteiro (15' pen), 1-1 N Rajesh Meetei (24'), 2-1,3-4 Marcus Mascarenhas (32',88'), 2-2 Joaquim Abranches (41'), 2-3,2-4 Peter Carvalho (60',66').

Mumbai Elite Division - Group A: Akbar Travels 1-3 Kenkre Football Academy
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Union Bank of India 1-1 PIFA-Colaba Youngstars FC

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Apex Sporting Club 6-1 D Khel Junior Boys
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Upper Bayavü Youth Organisation 4-0 Phezou Boys Club

::: East Bengal's Edmilson could be out for a while :::
East Bengal Club's Brazilian striker Edmilson Marques Pardal could be out for a while due to being diagnosed with Hepatitis 'B' after a series of tests were carried out on him at a hospital in Calcutta. Edmilson could be out for a couple of month's or maybe even more.
Now a new rule of the AIFF on foreign replacements could be tested if East Bengal decide that Edmilson would be dropped from their I-League squad as this is a serious case of injury/being unwell.

Leicester City FC Youth team::: Leicester City FC Youth team to play in Goa:::
Under the banner Leicester India Football Link English league One club Leicester City FC are now sending their youth team to Goa to play some local sides in Goa to work on the link. The team will arrive on October 19, play a couple of matches and then leave on October 26.
The team will play their first match on October 20 against Guardian Angel School - Sanvordem, the champion school of Goa who participated in the recently held Subroto Cup. The match would be played at the Nehru Stadium. On October 22 the team will play against the Goa Under-15 team at the Poriat ground and on October 24 Leicester City FC will play against Goa at Duler Stadium, Mapusa. Matches will kick off at 16.30 IST.
LCFC Youth Team for India: Gullit Ali, Mason Brown, Kane Dilkes, Elliot Francis, Pedro Godinho, Mason Hirst, Mason Holdwell, Keval Karia, Jordan Kermode, Jacob Lescott, Aaron Mistry, Hulme-Roy Nugent, Rajan Panacer, Hiren Patel, Luke Rawle, Joseph Surridge.

The series of matches are beingsponsored by one of the best known hotels in the north of Goa, Resorte Marinha Dourada and the series would be called the Resorte Marinha Dourada Series.
The coaching staff of Leicester City FC will also conduct a workshop for coaches. Interested coaches and physical education teachers may attend the workshop.

The Leicester India Football Link will be able to fund a scholarship scheme, enabling one under-14 player from Goa, who will be chosen by the Leicester City FC Coaches to travel to Leicester, UK to train with the academy for a 2 week period. The chosen player will be hosted by Leicester City.
The Leicester City home game against Millwall on September 13 saw the unveiling of the players who have been picked to travel to Goa in the Leicester India Football Link initiative. The players were revealed to Leicester City fans by the Club Chairman Milan Mandaric, Chief Executive Lee Hoos and local MP Keith Vaz. Also there to meet and congratulate the players was Ian Marshall and Alan Birchenall, ex-LCFC players and Club Ambassadors.
Chief Executive of LCFC Lee Hoos said, "On behalf of Leicester City Football Club I am very glad to show my support to the young team of footballers heading out to India. This is an excellent initiative, that I hope will promote football in India and strengthen the links between the youth of Leicester and Goa through football. I wish the young players the very best of luck and hope that they enjoy this great opportunity."
Keith Vaz MP said, "It was wonderful to reveal this hand picked team on the pitch at Leicester City Football Club. The players are so excited for the trip and were delighted to meet the Club Chairman Milan Mandaric. Many of the sponsors also attended and thoroughly enjoyed themselves."
The sponsors of the initiative were hosted at the game and met with the Chairman Milan Mandaric and Chief Executive Lee Hoos. The Link's sponsors include local, national and international companies, many of whom will be travelling to support the team in Goa.


October 2
    RESULTS & NEWS

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2nd "ONGC" I-League | Round 2 | Nehru Stadium, Margao | 16.00 IST:

Vasco SC 0-0 JCT, Phagwara
Goals: none

VASCO: 20-Laxmikant Kattimani; 32-Sherzod Nazarov, 18-Elvino Fernandes, 5-Covan Lawrence, 24-Fulganco Cardozo; 31-Yorkin Nazarov, 19-Menino Fernandes, 17-Agnelo D'Souza (53' 27-Selrino Gonsalves, 81' 23-Sujay Mondal), 28-Lalnun Puia (71' 9-Abhishek Yadav); 29-Ravshan Teshabaev, 15-Agnelo Colaco
Unused Substitutes: 1-Milagrio Medeira, 16-Jose Colaco, 25-Bernardo Pires, 30-Vincent Brice Pires
JCT: 1-Karanjit Singh; 17-Amandeep Singh (46' 8-Jaswinder Singh), 4-Julius Irabor Akpele, 3-Anwar Ali, 2-Jaspal Singh; 13-Baldeep Singh Sr, 7-Jagpreet Singh, 24-Gurwinder Singh (74' 28-Shivraj Singh), 6-Baljit Singh Sahni; 9-Balwant Singh (66' 22-Pawan Kumar), 10-Eduardo da Silva Escobar.
Unused Substitutes: 31-Prasanta Dora, 5-Narinder Singh, 27-Baldeep Singh Jr, 15-Harvinder Singh
"ONGC" MAN OF THE MATCH: Julius Irabor Akpele (JCT).
YELLOW CARDS: Elvino Fernandes (9', Vasco).
REFEREE: ...
ASSISTANT REFEREES: ...
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat).

Match Report:
Phagwara's JCT after upsetting the defending champions Dempo SC had to settle for a goalless draw against promoted Vasco SC in their second game of the second I-League. The club from Punjab dominated much of the game but failed to make any inroads, while Vasco seemed pleased to defend much of the game and they never really tested JCT keeper Karanjit Singh.
JCT made one change from their line-up as defender Daljit Singh made way for young Amandeep Singh while Vasco coach Elvis Goes made quite a few changes and gave debut to his three foreign players from Uzbekistan. It was JCT's Brazilan striker Eduardo da Silva Escobar who got the first of a few chances in the game after a long ball from defence found him inside the penalty area the striker gave a try but it went wide of the post. Then after the 20th minute young JCT striker Balwant Singh tried his luck with a long-ranger but the Vasco goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani was equal to the task and pulled off a good save to deny JCT taking lead. Eduardo who scored against Dempo SC came close again after his free-kick was tipped over the bar by Kattimani. The young keeper was surprised by the fact that the Brazilan went for a direct shot but he pulled out his best to save the ball going into the net. The second half saw both teams playing the game more in midfield and the game was going for a tame draw. The hosts never looked threatening and were playing out for a draw but in the 87th minute JCT came close to secure the three points when substitute Jaswinder Singh gave a delightful cross from right to another substitute Pawan Kumar and the striker got a free header which went just over the bar to much of dismay to coach Sukhwinder Singh and his boys.
Vasco SC will be relieved to manage at least a draw in the game while JCT will be ruing their missed chances that cost them three points which could have taken them to the top of the I-League table alongside with Mumbai FC.

31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Quarterfinal League Group B: Meghalaya 2-1 Delhi
31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Quarterfinal League Group B: Punjab 2-0 Mizoram

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Shochiboqa 0-7 Nagaland Police
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 2: Bravura Club 1-6 Tribal Spirit


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October 1
    RESULTS & NEWS

Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: ONGC, Mumbai 4-1 Mumbai Customs
Mumbai Elite Division - Group B: Central Railway 1-1 Mumbai United

31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Quarterfinal League Group A: Assam 2-2 Uttarakhand
31st Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy (U16 Nationals) - Quarterfinal League Group A: Goa 0-0 West Bengal

9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 1: DOD's Club 0-1 Botsa Youth&Sports Association
9th NSF Martyr Trophy, Kohima - Round 1: St Joseph College 3-0 Mewibogis Youth Club

::: Punjab FA to host I-League matches in Ludhiana :::
The Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana will once more be the home of Punjab's lone entrant into the I-League, Phagwara's JCT. Their first couple of home games have been scheduled for October 11 vs Mohammedan Sporting Club and a week later on October 18 vs Mahindra United. The kickoff time is 15.30 IST.

::: Indian school football team trains in Goa :::
The Union Sports Minister MS Gill, after taking over the reins of the India sports ministry, has made the Indian School Games and University Games priority disciplines. As per the Long Term Development Programme of the Schools Games Federation of India approved the Sports Authority of India, the SGFI under-18 national football camp, was allotted to the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Goa for the first time, which got underway on September 16.
The Indian school team will be participating in the Asian School Championships to be held in China, from November 20 to 26. Out of the 39 boys in the first camp, 25 boys have been selected (with seven stand-by) for the second phase coaching camp which is being conducted at Margao. Five coaches are training the probables.
The SAI Western Region, is providing a diet of Rs 215 and Rs 30 overhead charges per day, besides the nutritional supplements like Glucose Sports, Burn It, Glutagen, L Carnitine and Whey Protein.
SAI has also provided 50 FIFA approved balls and backed all the logistics of the camp. While the Director of Sports has supplied the total playing kit, including transportation to the probables.
Dr GD Chug, sports psychologists and Kaminder Singh, GTMT from Ghandinagar, are down in Goa.
The probables have been selected by a selection committee headed by former India goalkeeper Brahmanand Shankwalkar; Dr Susana D'Sousa, Director of Sports; Roque Dias, Regional SAI Director; Dr K Mishra, secretary SGFI; Dr Rajesh Mishra, co-ordinator of UP school, sports and games; plus the coaches Shivraj Patil; Mohammed Abud Tahir and Sushil Divarkar.
The Probables: Mani Thapa (UP), Kumar Varma (MP), RS Piyam (Tamil Nadu), BD Burman (Tripura), Sonu (Haryana), Shahnawaz (Andaman&Nicobar Islands), N Jadhar (Maharashtra), Iyristen (Goa), AHEMAN (Manipur), R Carneiro (Goa), LE Dorlong (Tripura), Nandunarayan (Tripura), Samuel Hman (Manipur), Zuber Dessai (Maharashtra), S Sah (Uttarakhand), Cliff Fernandes (Goa), S Rawat (Uttarakhand).
Stand-by: Anthony (Andaman&Nicobar Island), A Datta (Madhya Pradesh), R Merivala (Maharashtra), R Dagan (Delhi), R Rattan (Himachal Pradesh), Amit (Uttar Pradesh), Ashok (Haryana).

::: JMC remained Champions in Inter-College Women's Football Tournament :::
Defending Champion Jesus & Mary College continued their impressive run in the Inter-College Women's Football Tournament and went on to defeat Janki Devi College 3-0 in the final held at JDM College. A goal each by Tanvie, Neha and Poonam Rawat wrapped the match in favour of JMC. JMC were undefeated in the tournament, winning their first match by thrashing Mata Sundari College by 8-0, they continued their tempo and spirit in the whole tournament and defeated Vivekanada College 1-0 in the second match while registering an impressive win of 3-0 against IGI in the third match. JMC Striker Tanvie was the top scorer of the tournament with four goals.

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