61st Santosh Trophy 2006 - News

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PUNJAB FOOTBALL TEAM!

Matchday 22 | October 25, 2006

FINAL
Punjab 0-0 West Bengal
Punjab 5-3 West Bengal [on penalties]
Goals: none

Line-Ups:

PUNJAB: 22-Th Kameshwar Singh, 2-Jaspal Singh, 4-Harpreet Singh, 3-Narinder Singh, 12-Daljit Singh, 13-Baldeep Singh, 7-Sukhjinder Singh (57' 15-Hardip Singh Saini), 6-Bimanyu Bimal Barua, ?-Shivraj Singh (74' ?-Gurwinder Singh), ?-Amrinder Singh (46' ?-Jaswinder Singh), 10-Parveen Kumar

WEST BENGAL: ?-Abhra Mondal, 4-Shyam Mondal, 21-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 26-Sanjeev Kumar Maria, 29-Saumik Dey, 12-Tapan Maity (46' 25-Snehashish Chakraborty, 89' 20-Ratan Das), 14-Suman Dutta, 17-Avinash Thapa (112' 5-Madhusudan Majumdar), 19-Ashim Das, 23-Syed Rahim Nabi, 30-Dipendu Biswas

Yellow Card: Bimanyu Bimal Barua (66', Punjab); Sanjeev Kumar Maria (116', West Bengal)

Referee: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat)
Assistent Referee: A Arjunan (Services), Deepak Bisht (Delhi)
Fourth Official: Naveen Jaydeep Sundi (Jharkhand)

Matchday 21 | October 22, 2006

Semifinal
West Bengal 0-0 Kerala
West Bengal 4-2 Kerala [on penalties]
Goals: none

PENALTY SHOOTOUT:
0-0 R Rajesh (misses)
1-0 Dipendu Biswas (scores)
1-0 Jaseer Karnath (misses)
2-0 Sanjeev Kumar Maria (scores)
2-1 M Lenal Thomas (scores)
3-1 Shyam Mondal (scores)
3-2 NP Pradeep (scores)
4-2 ? (scores)

Line-Ups:

WEST BENGAL: 13-Kalyan Chaubey (71' ?-Abhra Mondal), 4-Shyam Mondal, 21-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 6-Bijay Basfore, 26-Sanjeev Kumar Maria, 12-Tapan Maity, 14-Suman Dutta, 17-Avinash Thapa, 19-Ashim Das (105' 16-Gauranga Datta), 23-Syed Rahim Nabi, 30-Dipendu Biswas

KERALA: 1-Jean Christian; 3-Abdul Basheer, 5-Jaseer Karnath, 6-KS Joby, 4-Dhanarajan R, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep; 15-KM Abdul Naushad, 18-M Lenal Thomas, 17-MA Abdul Hakkim (68' ?-AG Mohammed Aslam), 9-T Asif Saheer (100' ?-PK Anil Kumar), 8-R Rajesh

Yellow Card: Sanjeev Kumar Maria (82'), Tapan Maity (90+3', West Bengal)

Referee: Rizwan Ul Haq (Delhi)
Assistent Referee: A Arjunan (Services), Deepak Bisht (Delhi)
Fourth Official: Naveen Jaydeep Sundi (Jharkhand)

Semifinal
Maharashtra 1-2 Punjab
Goal: 1-0 Abhishek Yadav (43'), 1-1 Baldeep Singh (60'), 1-2 Parveen Kumar (67')

Line-Ups:

MAHARASHTRA: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, 2-Jinto Jose, 3-Clifford Kilmo (68' ?-Othello Tabia), 19-Santosh Koli, 5-Rauf Sher Khan, 7-Steven Dias, 8-Hekmat Singh, 10-Paresh Shivalkar, 18-Kasif Jamal, 21-Adil Ansari, 15-Abhishek Yadav (88' ?-Abdul Jaffar)

PUNJAB: 22-Th Kameshwar Singh, 2-Jaspal Singh, 4-Harpreet Singh, 3-Narinder Singh, 12-Daljit Singh, 13-Baldeep Singh (69' ?-Jaswinder Singh), 7-Sukhjinder Singh (89' ?-Shivraj Singh), 6-Bimanyu Bimal Barua, ?-Yadwinder Singh, ?-Amrinder Singh (60' ?-Anwar), 10-Parveen Kumar

Yellow Cards: Hekmat Singh (27', Maharashtra)

Referee: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat)
Assistent Referee: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh), MK Roy (Assam)
Fourth Official: M Bhattacharya (West Bengal)

Govt to up cash prize for Kerala Santosh Trophy Team on win
October 22, 2006: Kerala Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M Vijayakumar today said the government will enhance the cash prize to the Kerala football team if they won the ongoing Santhosh Trophy.
Talking to mediapersons in Thiruvananthapuram, he said all the 23 team members of the squad including coach, manager and doctor would get Rs 75,000 each instead of the present cash prize of Rs 50,000 each, if they won the prestigious title. Besides this, the team would also get prizes from various organisations, including the Sports Council.
On players' complaints about accommodation and other facilities, Mr Vijayakumar said the government would give priority to the players and ensure they got all the facilities in future.
The minister announced that from the next season the selection process and coaching would be held well ahead of the competition.
The government would provide full-fledged coaching to the team in next season to help it gain confidence, he added.

Matchday 20 | October 19, 2006

Group B
Kerala 2-1 Karnataka
Goals: 1-0 KS Joby (16'), 1-1 Jean Christian (35', own Goal), 2-1 NP Pradeep (85', Penalty)

Line-Ups:

KERALA: 1-Jean Christian; 3-Abdul Basheer, 5-Jaseer Karnath, 6-KS Joby, 4-Dhanarajan R, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep; 15-KM Abdul Naushad (90' Denson Devadas), 18-M Lenal Thomas, 17-MA Abdul Hakkim (66' Ebin Rose), 9-T Asif Saheer, 11-M Mohammed Rafi (42' 8-R Rajesh).

KARNATAKA: N Venkatesh Sr, 2-Sunil Kumar, 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 5-G Chandrashekhar, 6-Raghuveer Singh, 7-J Muralidharan, (75' 14-Arun Kumar), 8-Xavier Vijayakumar, 14-Rajendra Prasad?-BV Pradeep, ?-Einstein Abraham Manual (33' ?-Sunil), 18-D Raju (58' 21-Gyan Moin Thapa)

Yellow Card: Ebin Rose (67', Kerala); Sunil Kumar (63', Karnataka)
Yellow-Red Card:
Ebin Rose (77', Kerala)

Referee: M Bhattacharya (West Bengal)
Assistent Referee: F Fernandes (Goa), A Arjunan (Services)
Fourth Official: Rizwan Ul Haq (Delhi)

Group B
Maharashtra 1-0 Tamil Nadu
Goal: 1-0 Adil Ansari (66')

Line-Ups:

MAHARASHTRA: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, 2-Jinto Jose, 3-Clifford Kilmo, 19-Santosh Koli, 5-Rauf Sher Khan (90' ?-Othallo Tabia), 7-Steven Dias, 8-Hekmat Singh, 10-Paresh Shivalkar, 14-Sushanth Mathew, 21-Adil Ansari, 15-Abhishek Yadav (74' 18-Kasif Jamal)

TAMIL NADU: 1-VP Satish Kumar; 13-Dhanraj Ravanan, ?-J Anandavasan, 4-L Karthik, 3-N Mohan Raj, 6-L Johnny, 10-Kalia Kulothungan, 20-S Satish Kumar, 7-A Jestus Anthony (88' ?-James Singh), 9-Raman Vijayan (12-Jotin Singh), 14-K Arul Mani

Yellow Cards: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (82', Maharashtra); A Jestus Antony (74', Tamil Nadu)

Referee: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)
Assistent Referee: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat), Naveen Jaydeep Sundi (Jharkhand)
Fourth Official: Abdul Salim (Delhi)

Matchday 19 | October 18, 2006

Group A
Goa 2-2 Haryana
Goals: 0-1 Sandeep Malik (65'), 1-1 Freddy Mascrenhas (67'), 1-2 Sanjeev Yadav (75'), 2-2 Nicolas Borges (90')

Line-Ups:

GOA: 1-Luis Xavier Barreto, 4-Philip Gomes, 18-Valeriano Rebello, 6-Covan Lawrence, 2-Marcus Peixoto, 16-Sameer Naik (77' Remus Gomes), 14-Wilton Gomes, 7-Nicholas Rodrigues (69' 15-Clifford Miranda), 9-Peter Carvalho, 19-Anthony Pereira (?-Nicolas Borges), 10-Freddy Mascarenhas

HARYANA: 1-Navjot Singh, 8-Pankaj Sura, 3-Pawan Kumar, 14-Sunil Mishra, 19-Amjad Ali Khan, 9-Sanjeev Yadav, 7-Habeeb Khan (79' 13-Pradeep Kumar), 4-Sandeep Malik, 10-Parveen Arora, 6-Manish Mathani, 5-Gurvinder Singh

Referee: MK Roy (Assam)

Group A
Punjab 0-1 West Bengal
Goals: 0-1 Dipendu Biswas(57')

Starting 11's:

PUNJAB: 22-Th Kameshwar Singh, 2-Jaspal Singh, 4-Harpreet Singh, 3-Narinder Singh, 12-Daljit Singh, 13-Baldeep Singh, 7-Sukhjinder Singh, 15-Hardip Singh Saini, ?-Yadwinder Singh, ?-Jaswinder Singh (87' ?-Anwar Ali), 10-Parveen Kumar

WEST BENGAL: 13-Kalyan Chaubey, 4-Shyam Mondal, 21-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 6-Bijay Basfore, 26-Sanjeev Kumar Maria, 12-Tapan Maity, 14-Suman Dutta, 17-Avinash Thapa, 19-Ashim Das, 23-Syed Rahim Nabi, 30-Dipendu Biswas

Yellow Card: Daljit Singh (43', Punjab)

Referee: Dhanraj K More (Maharashtra)

Matchday 18 | October 17, 2006

Group B
Tamil Nadu 2-0 Karnataka
Goals: 1-0 S Satish Kumar (66'), 2-0 Jotin Singh (68')

Red Card: Sampath Kumar Kuttimani (77', Karnataka)

Referee: Deepak S Bisht (Delhi)
Assistent Referee: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat), F Fernandes (Goa)
Fourth Official: M Bhattacharya (West Bengal)

Group B
Maharashtra 1-1 Kerala
Goals: 1-0 Kasif Jamal (8'), 1-1 KM Abdul Naushad (29')

Line-Ups:

MAHARASHTRA: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, 2-Jinto Jose, 3-Clifford Kilmo, 19-Santosh Koli, 5-Rauf Sher Khan, 7-Steven Dias, 8-Hekmat Singh, 10-Paresh Shivalkar, 18-Kasif Jamal (61' 14-Sushanth Mathew), 21-Adil Ansari (87' 9-Aziz Qureshi), 15-Abhishek Yadav

KERALA: 1-Jean Christian; 3-Abdul Basheer, 5-Jaseer Karnath, 6-KS Joby, 4-Dhanarajan R, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep; 15-KM Abdul Naushad, 18-M Lenal Thomas, 8-R Rajesh; 17-MA Abdul Hakkim (62' 11-M Mohammed Rafi), 9-T Asif Saheer (75' ?-PK Anil Kumar)

Yellow Card: Kasif Jamal (47'), Steven Dias (82', both Maharashtra)

Referee: Abdul Salim (Delhi)
Assistent Referee: MK Roy (Assam), PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)
Fourth Official: A Arjunan (Services)

Matchday 17 | October 16, 2006

Group A
Punjab 0-0 Haryana
Goals: none

Starting 11's:

PUNJAB: 22-Th Kameshwar Singh, 2-Jaspal Singh, 4-Harpreet Singh, 3-Narinder Singh, 12-Daljit Singh, 13-Baldeep Singh, 7-Sukhjinder Singh, 6-Bimanyu Bimal Barua, 15-Hardip Singh Saini, 10-Parveen Kumar, 9-Manjit Singh

HARYANA: 1-Navjot Singh, 20-Ishwar Singh, 3-Pawan Kumar, 14-Sunil Mishra, 19-Amjad Ali Khan, 9-Sanjeev Yadav, 7-Habeeb Khan, 4-Sandeep Malik, 10-Parveen Arora, 6-Manish Mathani, 5-Gurvinder Singh

Referee: Naveen Jaydeep Sundi (Jharkhand)
Assistent Referee: A Arjunan (Services), Deepak Bisht (Delhi)
Fourth Official: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)

Group A
Goa 2-0 West Bengal
Goals: 1-0 Peter Carvalho (31'), 2-0 Freddy Mascarenhas (90+1')

Starting 11's:

GOA: 1-Luis Xavier Barreto, 4-Philip Gomes, 18-Valeriano Rebello, 6-Covan Lawrence, 2-Marcus Peixoto, 16-Sameer Naik, 14-Wilton Gomes, 7-Nicholas Rodrigues, 9-Peter Carvalho, 19-Anthony Pereira, 10-Freddy Mascarenhas

WEST BENGAL: 13-Kalyan Chaubey, 4-Shyam Mondal, 21-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 6-Bijay Basfore, 26-Sanjeev Kumar Maria, 29-Soumik Dey; 14-Suman Dutta, 25-Snehashis Chakraborty, 23-Syed Rahim Nabi, 16-Gauranga Datta, 30-Dipendu Biswas

Referee: Rizwan Ul Haq (Delhi)
Assistent Referee: Dinesh Nair (Gujarat), Dhanraj K More (Maharashtra)
Fourth Official: Abdul Salim (Delhi)

Santosh Trophy semifinals rescheduled
October 16, 2006: The semifinals of the 61st Santosh Trophy have been rescheduled. Due to the October 21 being Deepawali both the semifinals will now be held on October 22. The first semifinal will kickoff at 16.00 IST, while the second semifinal will be held at 19.00 IST. The final will be held on October 25.

Matchday 16 | October 15, 2006

Group B
Kerala 3-1 Tamil Nadu
Goals: 1-0 KM Abdul Naushad (13'), 1-1 Kalia Kulothungan (25'), 2-1,3-1 NP Pradeep (50',78')

Line-Ups:

KERALA: 1-Jean Christian; 3-Abdul Basheer, 5-Jaseer Karnath, 6-KS Joby, 4-Dhanarajan R, 2-Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep; 15-KM Abdul Naushad, 18-M Lenal Thomas, 8-R Rajesh; 17-MA Abdul Hakkim, 11-M Mohammed Rafi

TAMIL NADU: 1-VP Satish Kumar; 19-J Shaji, 13-Dhanraj Ravanan, 4-L Karthik, 10-Kalia Kulothungan, 20-S Satish Kumar (60' 14-K Arul Mani), 11-J Auxiano (67' 16-P Muthu), 6-L Johnny, 7-A Jestus Anthony, 9-Raman Vijayan, 3-N Mohan Raj

Yellow Cards: Jaseer Karnath (53'), M Lenal Thomas (75', Kerala); J Shaji (15'), N Mohan Raj (48'), Kalia Kulothungan (90')

Referee: PK Bose (Madhya Pradesh)

Group B
Maharashtra 3-0 Karnataka
Goals: 1-0 Adil Ansari (47'), 2-0 Abhishek Yadav (64'), 3-0 Paresh Shivalkar (83')

Starting 11's:

MAHARASHTRA: 1-Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, 2-Jinto Jose, 3-Clifford Kilmo, 19-Santosh Koli, 5-Rauf Sher Khan, 7-Steven Dias, 8-Hekmat Singh, 10-Paresh Shivalkar, 18-Kasif Jamal (85' 9-Aziz Qureshi), 21-Adil Ansari (76' 14-Sushanth Mathew), 15-Abhishek Yadav

KARNATAKA: 1-Gumpe Rime, 2-Sunil Kumar, 3-Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, 5-Chandrashekhar, 6-Raghuveer Singh, 7-J Muralidharan, 14-Rajendra Prasad, 8-Xavier Vijayakumar (61' 12-Arun Kumar), 18-D Raju,, 9-Sampath Kumar Kuttimani (88' 15- B Prakash), 21-Gyan Moin Thapa

Yellow Cards: Sunil Kumar (67'), Gyan Moin Thapa (90'+1', both Karnataka)

Referee: F Fernandes (Goa)

Matchday 15 | October 14, 2006

Group A
Haryana 0-1 West Bengal
Goals: 0-1 Dipendu Biswas (2')

Line-Ups:

HARYANA: 1-Navjot Singh, 20-Ishwar, 3-Pawan Kumar, 14-Sunil Mishra (65' 8-Pankaj Sura), 19-Amzad Khan, 9-Sanjeev Yadav, 7-Habeeb Khan, 4-Sandeep Malik, 10-Parveen Arora (78' 13-Pradeep Kumar), 18-Deepak Yadav, 11-Devesh Yadav (46' 6-Manish Mathani)

WEST BENGAL: 1-Sandip Nandy (82' 13-Kalyan Chaubey), 4-Shyam Mondal, 21-Habibur Rehman Mondal, 6-Bijay Basfore, 26-Sanjeev Kumar Maria, 29-Soumik Dey; 14-Suman Dutta, 25-Snehashis Chakraborty, 23-Syed Rahim Nabi, 16-Gauranga Datta (64' 20-Ratan Das, 90'+2' 9-Tariq Ahmed), 30-Dipendu Biswas

Bookings: none

Referee: A Arjunan (Services)
Assistent Referees: Dhanraj K. More (Maharashtra), Naveen Jaydeep Sundi (Jharlhand)
Fourth Official: Rizwan Ul Haq (Delhi)

Group A
Goa 0-2 Punjab
Goals: 0-1 Sukhjinder Singh (43'), 0-2 Manjit Singh (79')

Starting 11's:

GOA: Luis Xavier Barreto, Philip Gomes, Valeriano Rebello, Covan Lawrence, Marcus Peixoto, Sameer Naik, Wilton Gomes, Clifford Miranda, Peter Carvalho, Nicholas Rodrigues, Anthony Pereira

PUNJAB: Th Kameshwar Singh, Jaspal Singh, Harpreet Singh, Narinder Singh, Daljit Singh, Baldeep Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Bimanyu Bimal Barua, Hardip Singh Saini, Parveen Kumar, Manjit Singh

Zee Sports to telecast 61st Santosh Trophy live
October 13, 2006: Zee Sports will be telecasting the 15 matches of the final round of the 61st Santosh Trophy live.
Himanshu Mody, Business Head Zee Sports said, "We are proud to be associated with the telecast of 61st edition of Santosh Trophy. Zee Sports has put in lot of hard work to present the Santosh Trophy in a viewer friendly format at viewer friendly times with in depth analysis. We are also, undertaking a holistic program to develop football from ground level to see India playing in major football tournaments around the world. We are sure that all this along with Zee Sports distribution strength will see football reach a new level." He further added, "Our world-class production crew flown in from around the world, with some the finest equipment, will be working overtime to ensure that the Santosh Trophy telecast is among the best in the world."
Zee Sports will telecast the 15 matches from the quarterfinals onwards of the 61st Santosh Trophy, LIVE and Exclusive from, Gurgaon starting tomorrow. Zee Sports would be using a 10 camera set-up to produce the telecast The telecast package will include preview and review shows, half time match analysis and various studio programming. The coverage will involve more cameras, more replays, new commentators and a new graphic look. Zee Sports ace anchor Mayanti Langer will present the pre-match and a post-match analysis along with football expert Novy Kapadia.
In line with Zee Sports promise to deliver international quality coverage of Indian Football, John Helm will be commentator along with Zee Sports Anchor Debayan Sen for the 61st Santosh Trophy. John Helm is one of Europe's top football commentators for the last 25 years and has covered several World Cups and European Championships. In a career spanning two decades he has commentated on about 2000 football matches. He was also the lead commentator for the FIFA World Cup 2006. British Match Director David Horridge, will be the director for 61st edition of Santosh Trophy. David was the match director for FIFA World Cup 2006 and has been involved in directing Champions League matches.

61st Santosh Trophy final draw out
October 12, 2006: The Grouping and Draw for the 61st Santosh Trophy were carried out tonight at the Manager's Meeting in Gurgaon, Haryana just two days before the start of the Quarterfinal league. In Group A: defending champions Goa would face Punjab ,Haryana and West Bengal; while in Group B laast year's beaten finalists Maharashtra take on Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The Quarterfinal league group stage would be held from October 14 to 19 with matches kicking off a 16.45 and 19.00 IST on each day. The semifinals are slated for October 21 and 22 while the final would be played on October 25.
Zee Sports will be telecasting all the matches from the Quarterfinal league onwards live and exclusive each day.

GFA announce Goa squad for Santosh Trophy finals
October 12, 2006: The squad of the defending champions Goa has been announced by the Goa FA for the 61st Santosh Trophy finals to be played in Gurgaon from Saturday, October 14.
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Luis Xavier Barreto (Sporting Clube de Goa), Felix D'Souza (Sporting Clube de Goa), Milagrio Medeira (Salgaocar SC).
Defenders: Philip Gomes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Valeriano Rebello (Dempo SC), Cressan Antao (Dempo SC), Remus Gomes (Salgaocar SC), Nicolau Colaco (Salgaocar SC), Covan Lawrence (East Bengal Club), Vincent Brice Pires (East Bengal Club).
Midfielders: Sameer Naik (Dempo SC, Captain), Wilton Gomes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC), Peter Carvalho (Dempo SC), Marcus Peixoto (Dempo SC)
Forwards: Nicolas Borges (Sporting Clube de Goa), Joaquim Abranches (Dempo SC), Anthony Pereira (Dempo SC), Freddy Mascarenhas (East Bengal Club), Nicholas Rodrigues (Sporting Clube de Goa)
Coach: Mauricio Afonso
Manager: Andrew Fernandes.
Physio: Sachin Saren

Maharashtra Squad additions
October 12, 2006: Maharashtra added three more players to their 20-man squad, for the 61st Santosh Trophy. Mahindra United defender Othallo Tabia, and Maharashtra State Police duo of Faraz Sheikh and Uday Badkar will join the team in Gurgaon. Apparently, the squad was strengthened following media reports of alleged regionalism in the selection process, after which a re-trial was held, which gave the selectors a convenient pretext to add the talented and deserving trio to the squad.

IFA announce West Bengal squad for Santosh Trophy finals
October 11, 2006: The IFA today announced the West Bengal squad for the 61st Santosh Trophy finals to be played in Gurgaon from Saturday, October 14. New in the squad are Habibur Rehman Mondal, Soumik Dey, Sanjeev Kumar Maria, Snehashis Chakraborty, Syed Rahim Nabi and Dipendu Biswas. Those dropped are Narugopal Hait, Manik Burman, Subhash Banerjee, Sasthi Duley, Crispen Chetri, Vimal Pariyar.
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Sandip Nandy (Mahindra United, Captain), Kalyan Chaubey (JCT Mills)
Defenders: Shyam Mondal (George Telegraph SC), Habibur Rehman Mondal (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Barun Kundu (Eastern Railway SC), Madhusudan Majumdar (United SC), Bijay Basfore (Mohun Bagan AC), Sanjeev Kumar Maria (Mohun Bagan AC), Soumik Dey (East Bengal Club).
Midfielders: Suman Dutta (Mohun Bagan AC), Avinash Thapa (Calcutta Port Trust), Tapan Maity (Calcutta Port Trust), Snehashis Chakraborty (East Bengal Club)
Forwards: Syed Rahim Nabi (East Bengal Club), Gauranga Datta (East Bengal Club), Dipendu Biswas (Mohun Bagan AC), Ashim Das (United SC), Ratan Das (United SC), Tariq Ahmed (ONGC, Mumbai), Lalmang Zuala
Coach: Prasanta Banerjee.
Assistant Coach: Tanumoy Bose.
Manager: Satadal Gupta.

Kerala announce Santosh Trophy squad
October 9, 2006: The final Kerala squad for the 61st Santosh Trophy has been made available to IndianFootball.Com by the Kerala FA. After weeks of training the final 20 member squad was made public today with international striker MA Abdul Hakkim as captain in a Kerala squad which has a number of Santosh Trophy newcomers like R Rajesh, Deepu B, KS Joby and Mohammad Aslam. Kerala leave for Haryana tomorrow.
Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jean Christian PA (Alappuzha), Jinish Thomas (Ernakulam), RA Renjith (Trivandrum)
Defenders: Abdul Basheer M, Jaseer Karnath (both Malappuram), KS Joby (Thrissur), Deepu B (Trivandrum), Dhanarajan R (Palakkad), NP Pradeep (Idukki)
Midfielders: KM Abdul Naushad (Palakkad), M Lenal Thomas (Thrissur), R Rajesh, PK Anil Kumar (both Trivandrum), Denson Devadas (Ernakulam)
Forwards: MA Abdul Hakkim (Palakkad, Captain), M Mohmmad Rafi (Kasargod), T Asif Saheer (Malappuram), A Bijesh Ben (Ernakulam), Ebin Rose (Trivandrum), Mohammad Aslam (Kasargod)
Coach: K Bharathan
Manager: Renji Jacob
Manager: Dr. Jiji George

Punjab announce Santosh Trophy squad
October 7, 2006: The final Punjab squad for the 61st Santosh Trophy has been made available to IndianFootball.Com by the Punjab FA. JCT Academy and SAI football coach Jagir Singh has been named as coach, while JCT Mills coach Parminder Singh will be the teams manager. Border Security Force's Th Kameshwar Singh has been named as captain, while most of the players in the Punjab team are from NFL side JCT Mills.
Squad:

Goalkeepers: Th Kameshwar Singh (Border Security Force, Captain), Karanji Singh, Mukhwinderjit Singh (both JCT Mills)
Defenders: Jaspal Singh, Harpreet Singh, Narinder Singh, Daljit Singh, Anwar, Harish Sharma (all JCT Mills)
Midfielders: Baldeep Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Yadwinder Singh, Shivraj Singh, Bimanyu Bimal Barua (all JCT Mills), Hardip Singh Saini (East Bengal Club), Gurwinder Singh (JCT Academy)
Forwards: Parveen Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, Amrinder Singh (all JCT Mills), Manjit Singh
Coach: Jagir Singh
Manager: Parminder Singh

Maharashtra announce Santosh Trophy squad
October 4, 2006: The Maharashtra squad for the 61st Santosh Trophy was selected on Monday by the five member selection committee headed by Salim Baig of the Nagpur DFA . The other selectors were SS Narayan, Conrad Pereira, Liyakat Khan and team coach Irenio Vaz.
Like it was last year, this year's selection too seems to have been influenced to a degree by politics. There were reports in newspapers here suggesting the best team that could have been selected, was not, at the behest of including certain players from outside Mumbai to give the team a more 'representative' look of the State. Otherwise the team has more or less the same personnel as the one that successfully finished second in last year's competition, with the additions of Mahindra United duo Subhasish Roy Choudhury and Sushanth Mathew adding greater quality no doubt.
The team will depart for Gurgaon on October 11.
Squad:

Goalkeepers: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury (Mahindra United), Ethesham Ahmed (Air-India), Billyfong Nazari (ONGC)
Defenders: Rauf Khan (Mahindra United), Sajid Ansari (WR, vice-Captain), Santosh Koli (Air-India), Clifford Kilmo (ONGC), Jinto Jose (Mumbai Customs), Anand Tiwari (Nagpur DFA)
Midfielders: Steven Dias, Sushanth Mathew (both Mahindra United), Hekmat Singh (Mumbai Customs), Paresh Shivalkar (Air-India), Kasif Jamal (Central Railway), Amit Anthony (Vidarbha FA), Abdul Kadar (Aurangabad DFA)
Forwards: Abhishek Yadav (Mahindra United - Captain), Soccor Velho, Aziz Qureshi (Central Railway), Adil Ansari, Zafar Ahmed (both Vidarbha FA)
Coach: Irenio Vaz
Manager: Salim Baig
Technical Director: Dereyk DeSouza

61st Santosh Trophy quarterfinal league draw on Friday
October 3, 2006: The quarterfinal league draw for the 61st Santosh Trophy from October 14 will be made on the 6th of this month. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, and Hosts Haryana will be going into the draw to be placed into the two groups of four, of which Group A has champions Goa and Punjab, while Group B has Maharashtra and Kerala.

Matchday 14 | September 29, 2006

Pre-Quarterfinal Playoffs
Chhattisgarh 1-1,2-4 Karnataka [on penalties]
Goal: 1-0 Ramchandra Murmu (14'), 1-1 Manju Nanjangud Shivananju (45'+2')

Pre-Quarterfinal Playoffs
Delhi 0-1 Tamil Nadu
Goal: 0-1 Raman Vijayan (108')

Matchday 13 | September 27, 2006

Cluster VI
Karnataka 4-0 Nagaland
Goals: 1-0,2-0,4-0 Sampath Kumar Kuttimani (35',53',74'), 3-0 D Raju (57')

Cluster VIII
Tripura 2-1 Uttaranchal
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Kiran Chettri (65',76'), 2-1 Rakesh Shah (83')

Cluster VIII
Tamil Nadu 2-1 Jharkhand
Goals: 1-0 Kalia Kulothungan (27'), 2-0 A Gestaf Antony (72'), 2-1 Lal Mohan Hansda (90+2')

Matchday 12 | September 26, 2006

Cluster V
Andhra Pradesh 4-0 Himachal Pradesh
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Ayaz Bin Abdul Haq (26',34'), 3-0 Syed Altafuddin Ahmed (38'), 4-0 Mohammad Fareed (87')

Cluster V
Manipur 0-0 Chhattisgarh
Goal: none

Cluster VII
Orissa 0-0 Jammu&Kashmir
Goals: none

Cluster VII
Delhi 3-0 Railways
Goals: 1-0,2-0,3-0 Sunil Chetri (57',60',78')

Matchday 11 | September 25, 2006

Cluster VI
Gujarat 0-0 Nagaland
Goals: none

Cluster VIII
Tamil Nadu 1-0 Uttaranchal
Goal: 1-0 Raman Vijayan (56')

Cluster VIII
Jharkhand 5-1 Tripura
Goals: 1-0 CM Soren (5'), 2-0,5-1 Lal Mohan Hansda (18',88'), 3-0 Sakla Mardi (37'), 4-0 Dharmendra Deogam (51'), 4-1 Utpal Chowdhary (60')

Matchday 10 | September 24, 2006

Cluster V
Manipur 0-0 Andhra Pradesh
Goals: none

Cluster V
Chhattisgarh 7-0 Himachal Pradesh
Goal: 1-0 Abid Khan (24'), 2-0,7-0 Kulwant Singh (35',88'), 3-0 Subir Maji (40'), 4-0 Tajuddin (42'), 5-0,6-0 Ramchandra Murmu (53',61')

Cluster VII
Delhi 4-2 Orissa
Goals: 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 Sunil Chetri (18',52',76'), 1-1 Antu Murmu (44'), 2-2 Manesh Mohanty (65'), 4-2 ??? (?')

Cluster VII
Jammu&Kashmir 0-0 Railways
Goals: none

Matchday 9 | September 23, 2006

Cluster VI
Karnataka 0-0 Gujarat
Goals: none

Cluster VII
Orissa 0-1 Railways
Goal: 0-1 PV Vinoy (13')

Cluster VIII
Tamil Nadu 4-0 Tripura
Goals: 1-0 J Auxiano (22'), 2-0,4-0 Raman Vijayan (47',67'), 3-0 Kalia Kulothungan (63')

Cluster VIII
Jharkhand 1-1 Uttaranchal
Goals: 1-0 Budh Ram Soren (23'), 1-1 Rakesh Shah (61')

Matchday 8 | September 22, 2006

Cluster V
Manipur 3-0 Himachal Pradesh
Goals: 1-0 T Narender Meetei (14'), 2-0 Bungo Singh (31'), 3-0 Bijen Singh (90+1')

Cluster VII
Chhattisgarh 1-1 Andhra Pradesh
Goals: 1-0 Deepangshu Mazumder (18'), 1-1 Mohammed Quizar (43')

Cluster VII
Delhi 1-3 Jammu&Kashmir
Goals: 0-1,1-2,1-3 Ishfaq Ahmed (9',44',90'), 1-1 Trilok Singh Bisht (41')

Cluster V
Orissa - Railways
match abandoned due to heavy rain and wet ground conditions; to be replayed tomorrow

Matchday 7 | September 21, 2006

Pre-Quarterfinal Playoffs
Haryana 1-0 Meghalaya
Goal: 1-0 Pradeep Kumar (88')

Pre-Quarterfinal Playoffs
West Bengal 0-0,1-0 Services [extra time]
Goal: 1-0 Vimal Pariyar (120')

Delhi name Santosh Trophy squad
September 19, 2006: The Delhi Soccer Association has named it's state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy. India international striker Sunil Chetri has been named captain of the Delhi state team.
Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Ujjwal Baruah, Vikrant Sharma
Defenders:
Pushpender Kundu, Sanjay Kumar, Prashant Jaggi, Bijendra Kumar, Manish Kumar, Manoj Joshi
Midfielders:
Trilok Singh Bisht, Sumit Thapa, Mohammed Irfan Zuma Khan (vice-Captain), Arjun Pandit, Praveen Rawat
Forwards:
Naresh Mann, Sunil Chetri (Captain), Sanjeev Sharma, Thoiba Singh, Ashish Ghildyial, Shervesh Supar, Anil Bara
Stand-by:
Sujit Roy, Paritosh Sharma, Ishan Rawlley Singh, Amit Sharma, Adnan Rahimtullah, Shekhar Khanna, Bulbul
Chief Coach: Anadi Barua
Assistent Coach: Krishan Avtar

Andhra Pradesh name Santosh Trophy squad
September 19, 2006: The Andhra Pradesh Football Association has named it's state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy. Striker Mohammed Quizar has been named captain of the Andhra Pradesh state team.
Squad:

Mohammed Quizar (Captain), Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Asif, Murali, Mohammed Aslam, Johnson Xavier, Aiyaza, Farooq, Roch Xavier, Altaf, Sailesh, Alfred Xavier, Akbar Ali, Ashok, Mishra, Shabuddin Quadri, T John Edison. Stand-by: Tirupati, Shamson
Chief Coach: V Ratnababu
Manager: S Sobhanraj

Matchday 6 | September 19, 2006

Cluster II
Uttar Pradesh 1-5 Meghalaya
Goals: 0-1,0-3 Newan-o-Gathpoh (13',29'), 0-2 Marlanki Suting (22'), 0-4 Romeo Sukhlein (61'), 1-4 Amit Singh (76'), 1-5 Roland Pyngrope (80')

Cluster II
Mizoram 5-0 Andaman&Nicobar Islands
Goals: 1-0,4-0 Sochungmi Releng (12',58'), 2-0 Jerry Zirsanga (25'), 3-0,5-0 Shylo Malswam Tulunga (29',63')

Cluster IV
Chandigarh 4-1 Sikkim
Goals:1-0 Sameer Singh (16'), 1-1 Tenzing Chepel (23'), 2-1 Bhupender Gosain (55'), 3-1 Harminder Singh (71'), 4-1 Karthik Bhardwaj (78')

Cluster IV
Services 1-1 Assam
Goals: 1-0 Sanjiva Rongpi (62'), 1-1 CT Sajith (90+3')

Matchday 5 | September 18, 2006

Cluster I
Haryana 0-0 Bihar
Goal: none

Cluster IIII
West Bengal 5-0 Madhya Pradesh
Goal: 1-0 Avinash Thapa (9'), 2-0,3-0,5-0 Vimal Pariyar (11',34',66'), 4-0 Maljuwala (45+1')

Karnataka name Santosh Trophy squad
September 17, 2006: The Karnataka State Football Association has named it's state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy. The team will be led by goalkeeper Gumpe Rime.
Squad:

Gumpe Rime (Captain), N Venkatesh, Sunil Kumar, Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, Pradeep, Raghuveer Singh, Chandrashekar, Sunil, A Xavier Vijay Kumar, Rajendra Prasad, J Muralidharan, B Prakash, Sampath Kumar Kuttimani, Jonny Freedy, Gyan Moin Thapa, D Raju, Satish Kumar, Arun Kumar, Einstein, Venkatesh
Chief Coach: R Thyagaraj
Assistant Coach: D Manivannan
Manager: Kantharaj

Matchday 4 | September 17, 2006

Cluster II
Uttar Pradesh 3-1 Mizoram
Goal: 0-1 Lalsangliana (48'), 1-1 Amit Singh (??'), 2-1 Pralad Singh Rawat (76'), 3-1 Jatin Singh Bisht (80')

Cluster II
Meghalaya 5-0 Andaman&Nicobar Islands
Goal: 1-0 Roland Pyngrope (32'), 2-0,3-0 Rocus Lamare (56',67'), 4-0,5-0 Niwamo Gaiphoh (80',82')

Cluster IV
Chandigarh 0-1 Assam
Goal: 0-1 Bulu Jindung (37')

Cluster IV
Services 7-1 Sikkim
Goals: 1-0,3-0,6-0 Ngurneilal (3',21',44'), 2-0 Shaji D' Silva (11'), 4-0 Trvdaya Raj (22'), 5-0 Vivek Venu Gopal (39'), 6-1 Sanju Pradhan (53'), 7-1 A. Thirunavakarsu (67')

Matchday 3 | September 16, 2006

Cluster I
Bihar 1-0 Pondicherry
Goal: 1-0 Niranjan Kumar Patel (70')

Cluster III
Rajasthan 0-8 Madhya Pradesh
Goals: 0-1,5-0,8-0 Rahmat Beg (2',71',90'+1'), 2-0,3-0 V. Shibu (18',50'), 4-0 Praveen Nair (62'), 6-0,7-0 Suresh Rajak (73',77')

Matchday 2 | September 15, 2006

Cluster II
Meghalaya 1-0 Mizoram
Goal: 1-0 Rocus Lamare (70')

Cluster II
Uttar Pradesh 3-0 Andaman&Nicobar Islands
Goals: 1-0 Mohammed Hadi Hassan Khan (12'), 2-0 Peter Siddiqui (63'), 3-0 Jatin Singh Bisht (89')

Cluster IV
Assam 5-3 Sikkim
Goals: 1-0,2-0 Robijit Jigdung (5',14'), 3-0 Abel Sema (30'), 4-0 Birjab Mushahary (38'), 4-1 Bir Bahadur Pradhan (48'), 4-2 Chunku Sherpa (72'), 4-3 Ruben Rai (81'), 5-3 Akum Ao (90')

Cluster IV
Chandigarh 1-4 Services
Goals: 0-1 MG Ramachandran (42'), 0-2 N Gerneilal (53'), 0-3 A Thirunavakarasu (63'), 0-4 Shaji A D'Silva (70'), 1-4 Deepak Hooda (89')

Manipur name Santosh Trophy squad
September 15, 2006: The All-Manipur Football Association has named it's state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy. The India U20 trio of keeper Gobin Singh plus strikers Ch Sushil Kumar Singh and Reisangmi Vasum could not be called-up due to the India U20 camp in Shillong. Seasoned striker Bijen Singh has been called-up as a replacement.
Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Lalit Thapa (NEROCA), S Narakanta Singh (Southern Sporting Union)
Defenders:
Irungbam Surkumar Singh (Mahindra United), Yulembu Raju Singh (East Bengal Club), N Samananda Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Benjamin Kamson (YWC, Thambalkhong), H Devan Singh (USA), Y Priyo Singh (Southern Sporting Union)
Midfielders:
Bungo Thokchom Singh, Chitrasen Chandam Singh (both Churchill Brothers SC), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Potsangbam Renedy Singh (JCT Mills), David Kamson (Southern Sporting Union), S Manimohon Singh (NEROCA), Ninja Kabui (TRAU), S Manglemjao Singh (NEROCA)
Forwards:
Samson Kumar Singh, T Narendra Meetei (both Air-India), Mutum Bijen Singh (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Luminlal Khongsai (TRAU).

Matchday 1 | September 14, 2006

Cluster I
Haryana 3:0 Pondicherry
Goals: 1-0 Habeeb Khan (10'), 2-0 Sunit Mishra (32'), 3-0 Praveen Arora (54')

Starting 11's:

HARYANA: 1-Navjot, 20-Ishwar, 03-Pawan, 14-Sunit Mishra, 19-Amzad Khan, 9-Sanjeev Yadav, 7-Habeeb Khan, 4-Sandeep Malik, 10-Parveen Arora, 15-Lurvinder Singh, 2-Jasbir Singh

PONDICHERRY: 20-Mouttouramane, 2-Lucian, 5-Muhundan, 8-Vira Saravanane, 12-Dayrvin, 6-Bentick Aroquia Nadin, 18-Pravien, 13-Mourougane, 10-Sateesh, 7-Nadamani, 14-Bala Murugan

Bookings: Amzad Khan (41', Yellow, Haryana)

Referee: Dilip Ghosh (West Bengal)
Assistent Referees: Biswajit Kar (West Bengal), Thambiraj (Tamil Nadu)

Cluster III
West Bengal 8:1 Rajasthan
Goals: 1-0 Sasthi Duley (8'), 2-0 Suman Datta (15'), 3-0,4-0 Tarif Ahmed (26',34'), 4-1 Shakir Ahmed (42'), 5-1,6-1,7-1,8-1 Vimal Pariyar (47',56',66',88')

Starting 11's:

WEST BENGAL : 1-Sandip Nandy, 6-Bijay Basfore, 4-Shyam Mondal, 5-Madhusudan Majumdar, 2-Narugopal Hait, 8-Sasthi Duley, 14-Suman Dutta, 20-Ratan Das, 16-Gauranga Datta, 10-Vimal Pariyar, 9-Tariq Ahmed

RAJASTHAN: 22-Sunil Prasad, 3-Ajay Katwal, 2-Shailendra Kumar, 17-Jagdish, 4-Subhash Kumar Meena, 9-Guru Charan Singh, 5-Mahendra Chand, 14-Surendra Lal Sutar, 10-Vikas Gupta, 13-Shakir Ahmed, 18-Rahees Khan

Referee: Senthil Vel (Karnataka)
Assistent Referees: A. Arjun (S.S.C.B.), V. Abdussamad (Kerala)

61st Santosh Trophy to kickoff tomorrow
September 13, 2006: The 61st Santosh Trophy will kickoff tomorrow in Haryana with matches at Gurgaon and Faridabad. The record champions West Bengal open the tournament with a match against Rajasthan in Cluster III at the HUDA Sports Complex, Sector 12 in Faridabad in the morning. But the official opening ceremony will be held ahead of the Cluster I match between Haryana and Pondicherry at the Ch. Devi Lal Sports Complex ,Sector 38 in Gurgaon in the afternoon. Chief guest will be Union Minister of Youth & Sports Mani Shankar Aiyar; AIFF president and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Parliamentary Affairs Priya Ranjan Das Munshi will be the Guest of Honour; while the Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda will preside over the function.
The question that many football fans in India will have on their mind will be, How is the standard of the national state championships going to be this time around? The Santosh Trophy clashes with the big local leagues in Calcutta, Goa and Mumbai plus international commitments of the national team. Therefore the Santosh Trophy has been split into two phases to accomodate the India camp ahead of the India-Japan match on October 11 in Bangalore.

Chandigarh name Senior squad
September 13, 2006: The Chandigarh Football Association has named Harvinder Pal of AG Haryana, Chandigarh as the captain of the state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy.
Squad:

Harvinder Pal (Captain), Deepak Gurang, Neeraj Malik, Raj Kumar, Anish Patial, Vikas Pannu, Ashwinder Singh, Arvinder, Ankit Malik, Mahipal, Kartik Bhardwaj, Prabhjot Singh, Pawandeep Singh, Sumer Singh, Deepak Huda, Bhupinder, Vinay, Harminder Singh, Mohit Raj

Meghalaya name Senior squad
September 13, 2006: The Meghalaya Football Association has named Ailad Kynta as the captain of the state senior team for the 61st Santosh Trophy.
Squad:

Aiborlang Khongjee, Ailad Kynta (Captain), Alwin Patwet, Badonlad Khongthohrem, Birendra Thapa, Desmond Kharpran, Kitkupar Kharshiing, Kyrkhu Lyngdoh, Kyrshan Lyngshing, Lambok Rymbai, Lekini Suting, Markos Basumatary, Marlanki Suting, Newan-o-Gathpoh, Poibang Pohshna, Rocus Lamare, Roland Pyngrope, Romeo Sukhlein, Sooki Lamare, Tylli Lang Syiem

Sikkim leaves for Santosh Trophy in Haryana
September 12, 2006: A 20 player Sikkim squad left Gangtok yesterday for Haryana to take part in the 61st Santosh Trophy. Sikkim face Assam, Chandigarh and Services in Cluster IV in Faridabad.
Squad:

Karma Tshering Bhutia, Bimal Bagdas, Nirmal Chettri, Karma Lhendup Lepcha, Ruben Rai, Allen Tshering Bhutia, Michael Lepcha, Tashi Rapden, Sanju Pradhan, Sagar Rai, Milan Lepcha, Gyanendra Karki, Rohit Ansari, Rupesh Diyali, Kamal Bagdas, Dawn Lepcha, Tenzing Chepel, C Sherpa, Bir Bahadur Pradhan, Mahendra Karki. Coach: Suresh Mukhia. Manager: Arjun Rai

Bengal name Santosh Trophy squad
September 11, 2006: The IFA has named it's 20 player Bengal squad for the 61st Santosh Trophy which begins later this week in Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana. India goalkeeper Sandip Nandy has been named captain.
Squad:

Sandip Nandy (Mahindra United, Captain), Kalyan Chaubey (JCT Mills), Madhusudan Majumdar (United SC), Shyam Mondal (George Telegraph SC), Bijay Basfore (Mohun Bagan AC), Manik Burman (George Telegraph SC), Barun Kundu (Eastern Railway SC), Narugopal Hait (United SC), Subhash Banerjee (Calcutta Port Trust), Sasthi Duley (East Bengal Club), Avinash Thapa (Calcutta Port Trust), Suman Dutta (Mohun Bagan AC), Ashim Das (United SC), Maljuwala, Crispen Chetri (United SC), Tapan Maity (Calcutta Port Trust), Gauranga Datta (East Bengal Club), Vimal Pariyar (East Bengal Club), Tariq Ahmed (ONGC, Mumbai), Ratan Das (United SC)

Kerala state camp from September 19
September 11, 2006: The Kerala state senior camp for the 61st Santosh Trophy will begin from September 19 at the FACT Ground, Udaygomandal in Kochi.The team will move to Haryana on October 10. 40 players in total were selected for the camp, from which 36 were from Inter-District Tournament while four players who were not able to participate in the Inter-District Tournament - OK Javeed (Malappuram), Bijish Ben (Ernakulam), Anil Kumar and Ebin Rose (Trivandrum) - who where also selected. The Kerala FA has decided to call only players who played in the Inter-District Tournament to the camp. Amongst the omissions are last year's captain MV Nelson. This decision will also keep many players out of the squad, who play across India as the KFA has also decided to take only players playing within Kerala state. Any player who is playing outside Kerala will not be included. Last year presence of these players did'nt helped to win the title. Amongst those missing are Mahindra United duo NP Pradeep, an international, and Mohammed Rafi, but the two might be called-up after the camp starts.
Last years coach M Peethambaran has been replaced by seasoned K Bharathan. The main contenders had been CC Jacob, MM Jacob, Sethumadhavan.
Probables:

Goalkeepers:
KT Navas (Malappuram), Jean Christian (Alleppey), Jinesh Thomas (Ernakulam), Harshal Rehman (Calicut), PA Renjith (Trivandrum), Parthan (Kannur)
Defenders:
B Deepu, Paul Antony, Martin P Pereira (all Trivandrum), M Abdul Basheer, Jaseer Karnath (both Malappuram), KS Joby (Thrissur), R Dhanarajan (Palakkad), NV Yahiya (Calicut), PA Suneer (Ernakulam), Justine Stephen (Idukki), Libu C Philip (Pathanamthitta), Ajith Fermin (Kottayam)
Midfielders:
PK Anil Kumar, Martin John, Vijesh Kumar, R Rajesh (all Trivandrum), M Lenal Thomas, VM Girish (both Thrissur), MA Abdul Naushad, AB Kabeer (both Palakkad), Denson Devadas (Ernakulam), T Shabeer Ali (Malappuram)
Forwards:
T Asif Saheer, OK Javeed (both Malappuram), D Ebin Rose, Jackson Sebastian (both Trivandrum), A Bijish Ben, PA Javed (both Ernakulam), R Ranjith, R Kannan (both Kollam), MA Abdul Hakkim (Palakkad), Mohamed Aslam (Kasaragod), T Usman (Calicut), MA Rajesh Kumar (Wayannad)

Maharashtra name Irenio Vaz as Santosh Trophy coach
September 8, 2006: The Western India Football Association (WIFA) retained Irenio Vaz as the coach of the Maharashtra Santosh Trophy team. He had led the team to a successful and unexpected runners-up place at last year's tournament in Kerala. After having coached Central Railways up until his retirement, Mr Vaz had taken reign of Bengal Mumbai FC last year, and has been given charge of ambitious Mumbai Elite outfits ONGC this time round. The selection trials for the Maharashtra Santosh Trophy squad are dated from September 15-18.

Assam announces squad
September 6, 2006: The Assam FA has named a 23-member team for the forthcoming Santosh Trophy 2006.
Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Luchan Saikia, Jitu Chetri, Lokeswar Singh
Defenders:
Raju Konwar, Thong Thong Kom, Dhananjoy Boro, Biplob Sonowal, Naoba Singh, Joseph Hasda
Midfielders:
Abel Sema, Ajit Singh, Thoiba Singh, Birjab Musahary, Durga Boro, Monoj Boro, Monikanta Brahma
Forwards:
Akum Ao, Bulu Jigdung, Sanjeeva Rongpi, Robijit Jigdung
Coach: Santanu Basu
Technical Director: Santanu Basu
Manager: Plabon Boruah

Big Three release players for Bengal camp
September 28, 2006: The Calcutta Maidan giants - East Bengal Club, Mohun Bagan AC, Mohammedan Sporting Club - will each released three players for the ongoing Bengal state camp ahead of the 61st Santosh Trophy in Haryana later this month. The clubs decided that after a request from the IFA.
East Bengal will release - Sasthi Duley, Gouranga Datta, Vimal Pariyar; Mohun Bagan - Bijay Basfore, Suman Dutta, Ayan Chowdhury; and Mohammedan Sporting - Nasibul Haque, Sheikh Aslam, Mohammed Ali; for the Bengal camp.

Manipur name Santosh Trophy probables
August 28, 2006: The All-Manipur FA has named Ch Shantikumar Singh as chief coach, Dr Ksh Birbal Singh as coach and Aleng Shimray as manager of the Manipur state team for the 61st Santosh Trophy.
The AMFA would hold selection trials and a probables coaching camp from August 29 at the Khuman Lampak sports complex, Imphal. In total 28 probables have been invited for the camp, 15 players from within the state and 13 Manipuri players plying their trade across India. Amongst the probables are Indian internationals Renedy Singh and Sukurmar Singh.
Probables:

Goalkeepers:
Gobin Singh (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC), Lalit Thapa (NEROCA), O Ingobi Singh (Manipur Police SC), S Narakanta Singh (Southern Sporting Union), A Imojit Singh (Eastern Sporting Union)
Defenders:
Irungbam Surkumar Singh (Mahindra United), Yulembu Raju Singh (East Bengal Club), N Samananda Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Benjamin Kamson (YWC, Thambalkhong), H Devan Singh (USA), Y Priyo Singh (Southern Sporting Union), Priyokumar (AMOFA)
Midfielders:
Bungo Thokchom Singh, Chitrasen Chandam Singh (both Churchill Brothers SC), Gouramangi Moiranghtem Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Potsangbam Renedy Singh (JCT Mills), S Farid (Food Corporation of India, Guwahati), David Kamson (Southern Sporting Union), S Manimohon Singh (NEROCA), Ninja Kabui (TRAU), Helun Singh (TRAU), S Manglemjao Singh (NEROCA)
Forwards: Samson Kumar Singh, T Narendra Meetei (both Air-India), Luminlal Khongsai, Saikholal Tuboi (both TRAU), Ch Sushil Kumar Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Reisangmi Vasum (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC)

61st Santosh Trophy schedule
August 24, 2006: The fixtures of the 61st Santosh Trophy have been released by the AIFF. The 61st Santosh Trophy would be played in Gurgaon and Faridabad, Haryana spread across two phases. The eight group qualifiers would be held from September 14 to 30; while the quarterfinal league, semifinals and final would be held from October 14 to 25. The national state championships have to be in two phases as India face Japan on October 11 in an 2007 Asia Cup qualifier with a preparatory camp to be held before the match.
In total 33 state and institutional teams would be playing for the title. Defending champions Goa, finalists Maharashtra and semifinalists Kerala and Punjab have been seeded into the two group quarterfinal league.

Anadi Barua to coach Delhi in Santosh Trophy
August 24, 2006: Anadi Barua, a former Indian international, has been appointed coach of the Delhi state team for the 61st Santosh Trophy which is set to be held in neighbouring Haryana. Delhi face Orissa, Jammu&Kashmir and Railways in Cluster VII. This was announced today by new Delhi SA president Subhash Chopra.
Barua would be assisted by Tarun Roy and Krishan Avtar; while veteran coach OP Malhotra will help with the preparatory camp.
The DSA has send messages to Delhi origin players - Sunil Chetri, Vinay Singh, Praveen Rawat, Avdesh Paul, Prashant Jaggi, Rajat Guha, Umar Rehmatullah and Adnan Rehmatullah - to be available for the state team. Meanwhile open trials would be held on August 28 at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Haryana will host the 61st Santosh Trophy
September 11, 2006: The 61st Santosh Trophy will be held from September 14 in Haryana, in the two cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad.
After a meeting between AIFF president Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Jammu&Kashmir Chief Minister Gulam Nabi Azad both where of the opinion that Srinagar's infrastructure would not be ready to conduct the Santosh Trophy in September 2006.
The infrastructure was reviewed by the AIFF and the Jammu&Kashmir state officials after the Goa FA and IFA (West Bengal) had questioned Srinagar hosting the national state tournament due to security aspects.
Gulam Nabi Azad assured the AIFF President that the work on improving the infrastructure would continue and requested that the 62nd Santosh Trophy to be conducted in Srinagar next year.
The detailed fixtures of the 61st Santosh Trophy will be released next week.

IFA names state coaches
August 9, 2006: Former international Prasanta Banerjee with coach the Bengal state team in the upcoming 61st Santosh Trophy. Tanumoy Bose will be the goalkeeping coach.