INDIAN FOOTBALL NEWS 2019 (MAY)


ANIKET YADAV JOINED WITH BACKBURN ROVERS FIRST TEAM
17.05.2019 : Aniket Jadhav, 18-year-old Jamshedpur FC player who is the first professional Indian player to train for three months at famous Blackburn Rovers in England, having arrived at Rovers' Academy. Aniket was invited to join by Rovers boss Tony Mowbray with Rovers first team training session ahead of the season finale against Swansea city and Mowbray.

Tony Mowbray added the young boy have good basics to his game and he was able to join in with the session. He was enthusiastic, he worked hard with the group and hopefully he enjoyed it. He hopes that the professional level of coaching in an elite level Academy will stand Aniket in good stead for the future and create habits that will hopefully become rooted and become part of the foundation of his career....Courtesy --... www.rovers.co.uk

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STIMAC ANNOUNCES LIST OF 37 PROBABLES FOR PREPARATORY CAMP
16.05.2019 - AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Indian National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac has announced a list of 37 probables for India’s preparatory camp for the Kings Cup slated to be held in Buriram, Thailand from June 5-8, 2019.
STIMAC ANNOUNCES LIST OF 37 PROBABLES FOR PREPARATORY CAMP

THE LIST OF 37 PROBABLES STAY AS FOLLOWS:
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das.
MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Bikramjit Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Germanpreet Singh, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Redeem Tlang, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nandha Kumar, Komal Thatal, Michael Soosairaj.
FORWARDS: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby Justin, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh.

The preparatory camp will be held in New Delhi from May 20.

Speaking to www.the-aiff.com, Stimac said: “I respected the choice of the squad which represented India in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. The rest of the players have been added post my research watching Hero I-League and Hero ISL matches. I found some players quite interesting, and have summoned them to the camp.”

“I congratulate all the players, and wish them good luck,” he added. “I am eagerly waiting to land in New Delhi, and get on the task immediately. I have always cherished new challenges, and I am looking forward to coaching the Blue Tigers.”

Striker Jeje Lalpekhlua who is likely to be operated in the third week of May wasn’t considered for the camp, as was a host of other players like Halicharan Narzary (knee injury), Mandar Rao Desai (hamstring injury), Ashique Kuruniyan (knee injury), Narender Gehlot (knee injury), and Jerry Lalrinzuala. The Kings Cup will be followed by the Hero Intercontinental Cup in July.

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INDIA TO HOST INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
13.5.19: The Intercontinental Cup Football 2019 is likely to be played in July. This will be the second edition of the Intercontinental Cup where apart from hosts India, Tajikistan, Syria and DPR Korea will participate in the tournament.

The Tournament will kick off on the 7th of July at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. The four participating nations will clash in a round robin league format. The top two teams will play in the final on the 18th of July.

India was the winner of the opening edition of the intercontinental Cup defeating Kenya 2-0 in the final at Mumbai Football Arena. NewZealand and Chinese Taipei finished third and forth respectively. The tournament at Mumbai failed to create any impact among the football lovers initially. Indian captain Sunil Chetri plead to the spectators to come in numbers in the ground to support Indian football team. He was supported by a host of sports personnel. India played in front of the full house in the final and won the tournament by a brace of Sunil Chetri.

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EX-INTERNATIONALS EXPERIENCE AIFF GRASSROOTS LEADERS COURSE IN MANIPUR

07.05.2019: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Seventeen coaches including several prominent ex-international footballers participated in the first of three All India Football Federation (AIFF) Grassroots Leader Courses hosted in Imphal, Manipur and organized by Tata Trusts that concluded at the Eastern Sporting Union Ground on Sunday (May 5, 2019).

AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY

The four-day course, conducted by AIFF Instructors Shailesh Karkera and assisted by Kuntala Ghosh Dastidar, focused on coaching methodology at various youth age groups as well as Introduction to Futsal. Surkumar Singh, one of India’s most decorated footballers in recent memory reflected on his experiences over the four days of learning.

“These past four days have been an eye-opening experience for me personally. To understand how children behave at different ages and the methods used to train them was something I found fascinating. This course helped me immensely and in turn I hope that I can inspire and coach my kids to become better players,” he said.

Khelemba Singh - a Hero I-League winner with Salgoacar SC, one of the rare footballers to have donned the colours of both Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, and current Technical Head of Tata Trusts in Manipur spoke about his experiences of the course.

“Having already attended the D and C License courses, I was not expecting the amount of knowledge and relevant content that this course provided and it was delivered to us by the instructors in a format which was very easy to understand. The Futsal session was very interesting because I was personally under the impression that it is easier to play Futsal since it is a small format but now I realize it is extremely demanding and you need to have a lot of technical ability to play the sport," he said. The course concluded with a Grassroots Football Festival that involved a total of 85 children engaging in a series of matches and technical workshops.

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AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY

04.05.2019: : The AIFF 'D' coachig course conducted by IFA WB has ended today with 22 participants at Kancharapara Katagunj Dr. b.R. Ambedkar Sports Club Ground. The Course instructor was IAN LAW which start from 29th April. Amar Bose and Dinesh Gyan was the co ordinator deputed from IFA in the course.

THE 22 PARTICIPANS NAME : SUBRATA PAUL, TANMOY DHAR, SUNDAR MANDI, ANIL TUDU, SUNKANTA ROY, TARIF AHMED, SARIDDHA SHOME, SHAKIL AHMED, SUROJIT DEBNATH, AVIJIT DEY, NANI GOPAL KARMAKAR, ADITYA GUPTA, SUROJIT GHOSH, SOUMYASWIP DEY, JIBAN CHANDRA DEY, ARUN KUMAR ROY, PROSENJIT ROY,PRADIP KUMAR DAS, SUKUMAR DAS, SUMAN SIKDAR, SAJEER MP, SAYANTAN DAS ROY.

AIFF 'D' LICENSE COURSE - CONDUTED BY IFA ENDED TODAY
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HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE 2018-19 TO KICK OFF IN LUDHIANA

04.05.2019: AIFF PRESS RELEASE : t’s that time of the year again! The Hero Indian Women’s League is back and the top female players of the country and from abroad are raring to go as the tournament is set to kick-off at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab on Sunday, May 5.

HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE 2018-19 TO KICK OFF IN LUDHIANA
HERO INDIAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE GROUPS AND TEAMS
GROUP I : Rising Student’s Club.. Gokulam Kerala FC... FC Alakhpura... Hans Women’s FC ... Central SSB Women’s Football Team...Panjim Footballers.
GROUP II : Manipur Police SC -- Sethu FC -- Bangalore United FC -- SAI-STC Cuttack -- FC Kolhapur City -- Baroda Football Academy

Defending champions Rising Student’s Club kick-start the 2018-19 Hero IWL edition as they face-off against Gokulam Kerala FC on Sunday. As many as 12 teams, who are divided into two groups of six each, are set to participate in the tournament. Group I consists of Rising Student’s Club, Gokulam, FC Alakhpura, Hans Women Football Club, Central SSB Women Football Club and Panjim Footballers. Meanwhile, Group II consists of Manipur Police, Sethu FC Bangalore United FC, SAI-STC Cuttack, FC Kolhapur City, and Baroda Football Academy.

“Women's football in our country is going through an exciting phase. We have seen the Indian Women's Team produce some great results at the International front,” said All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das. “We are sure to see the rise of more talented players in the third season of the Hero Indian Women's League. I would like to thank the Punjab Football Association for their support in hosting the IWL, and wish the participating clubs all the best for the tournament in Ludhiana,” he further said.

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