INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MAY : 2015

Salgaocar SC crowned Champions of the GFA U-18

28.05.2015 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE | LIKE FB

Salgaocar SC crowned Champions of the GFA U-18 Salgaocar FC's U-18s made it a near clean sweep for the club in the GFA age group tournaments as they were crowned Champions of the GFA U-18 league after the final game of the season which saw them overcome Dempo SC, 1-0 at the T.B. Cunha Sports Complex in Cansaulim earlier today. Having sealed the title with a game to spare, coach Anthony Levino Pereira chose to ring in as many as 6 changes from the side that beat the Golden Eagles 3-1 only a couple of days prior.

He also handed a start to extremely talented 14-year old keeper, Dylan D'Silva. The Champions finished their league engagements with a total of 25 points from a possible 30, having only drawn and lost once in 10 outings. What makes the triumph even more impressive is the fact that one of the participating teams in the league was the AIFF Elite Academy U-18 team, essentially the national U-18 team, who finished Runners up.

With a lot of the younger members of the squad given some playing time, the game failed to rise to any real heights. As has been evident from the previous Salgaocar U-18 encounters, short passing has been a hallmark of their game with the flanks being used to good effect. The ball was mostly confined to the midfield and there was genuinely a lack of scoring opportunities. The all-important goal was scored in the 27th minute of the game, when a cross from the right saw defender Shayne Rodrigues try to clear, but unfortunately turn the ball into his own net.

For several of these lads, it is their second triumph inside 24 hours as they also featured in the club's U-20 team that lifted the Taca Goa last evening. It there was any debate on the club with the best youth development system in the State, if not the country, that was firmly put to bed with Salgaocar FC's juniors having landed 4 of the 5 trophies this season.

Argentine Soccer Player CRISTIAN GOMEZ of Atletico Parana died during the match

25.05.2015 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE | LIKE FB

Argentine Soccer Player CRISTIAN GOMEZ of Atletico Parana died during the match

Bad time going on in Argentina.The Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed the news and announced the suspension of games that were due to be played on Sunday evening, including River Plate's Primera Division meeting with Tigre.

With in 10 days from the passing of Argentine soccer player of Emmanuel Ortega of San Martin Burzaco who died after colieding his head with the concrete wall of the surrounding pich has been rocked by the second death of another footballer of Argentina.

CRISTIAN GOMEZ the Atletico Parana defender died on his way to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a match on Sunday. The withheld matches due to death of San Martin Burzaco's Emanuel Ortega just resumed this weekend after being suspended last weekend following the death of a 21-year-old player Ortega on May 14.

The 27-year-old Gomez stumbled several times before falling unconscious after half an hour of the second-tier Primera B Nacional match against Boca Unidos. Argentinse star player Sergio Aguero has paid tribute to Cristian Gomez and his family via twitter.