PELE - MALDINI- CAFU MATCH at KOLKATA Has been postponed by the Organiser .

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The organiser of the SUPER FOOTBALL Match, JPR EVENTS.UK ( PELE-MALDINI-CAFU) announced through a press release that the proposed 23rd January 2012 SUPER FOOTBALL MATCH between WOrld XI and India XI at Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, has been postponed. See the Press release below:

We regret to announce, Due to unavoidable circumstances the match originally scheduled for 23rd January 2012 in Kolkata, India has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be informed to you in the next week.

However we will still be having a match in Gangtok, Sikkim between worldstarXI vs Sikkim United, which will feature some of the players originally scheduled to make the trip who will be joined by some former Indian stars. Some of them will also come to Kolkata to have a youth clinic with kids as part of our commitment to develop and better football in the state.

While we regret any inconvenience caused to the public as well as the FPAI as they were scheduled to make the team in Kolkata to play against the Superstars team XI.

We still request request you to come and cover the match in Gangtok, Sikkim as well as the youth clinic in Kolkata and we can assure you that a star lineup will once again be prepared for the rescheduled match to be announced in a weeks time. The Media Accredition passes will be valid for not only the match in Gangtok and the rescheduled match in Kolkata but also as any other Super Football matches held anywhere else.

The match is scheduled to be on 22nd of Jan 2012 at Paljor stadium, Gangtok. Sikkim. The list of the players would be announced soon.

Superstar XI will be joined by some well known former players of India as well as a couple of celebrities

Thank you,

From: jprevents.co.uk

I-LEAGUE MATCH : Salgaocar scrape past Mumbai FC in Away.

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Odafe hat-trick wins it for Bagan GOA: Mohun Bagan did well to snatch full points after being down early in the game against Churchill Brothers in 14th round I-league clash at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Sunday. Lalrindika Ralte had scored in the fifth minute to give Churchill Brothers an early lead in this crucial clash but Odafe Okolie scored a hat-trick - including one penalty - to ensure the visitors walked away with 3-2 victory.

In what was essentially a must win clash for Churchill, the hosts started earnestly and were lucky to surge ahead as early as the fifth minute of play. Steven Dias, as usual, worked his way down the right flank and found Mohammad Rafi just outside the box. The striker sidestepped Anwar Ali, his marker, and then picked out Lalrindika Ralte just inside the box to turn home with his right foot, even as the entire Bagan defence just stood motionless and watched.

Bagan took that setback in their stride and continued attacking with Odafe being a constant threat. Soon enough, Odafe sent a brilliant long ball from one end to the other where Jewel Raja controlled it well but his resultant half volley hit the crossbar. Bagan were not to be denied a second time and equalised in the 19th minute when Syed Rahim Nabiís measured cross was chested by Odafe and then drilled past rival goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya.

Odafe was again in the thick of action but was distinctly unlucky as his stunning long ranger hit the crossbar and rebounded back into play. Odafe then turned the match on its head with two goals in as many minutes. In the 73rd minute, an innocuous shot from him saw the ball wobble past Arindam and a minute later he converted a penalty after Barreto was brought down inside the box by Denzil Franco.

Substitute Henri Autchouet ensured there was life in the match after finding the back of the net in the 81st minute but the Bagan defence did well to thwart the challenges for the remainder of the match.

LIVE COMMENTARY OF THE MATCH : SH MITRA

15.01.2012 : Churchill Brothers   2-3   Mohun Bagan (Goa - FT)

CB : Lalrindika 4', Henry 81' :: MMB :Odafa 18', 74', 77' - Pen

MMB : Sangram, Surkumar (Manish 60'), Kinshuk, Anwar, Nabi, Jewel (Barreto 46'), Daniel, Masih (Souvik 86'), Subhasish, Snehasish, Odafa.

CB : Arindam, Matthew (Naveen 58'), Gourmangi, Y,Raju, Denzil, Beto, Lalrindika (Balan 62'), Dias (Henry 59'), Lenney, Rafi, N.D.Opara.

FULL TIME - Mohun Bagan beat Churchill Brothers 3-2.

90+5: Naveen shown yellow card for foul on Odafa.
90+4: Sangram makes a terrific save, dives to his left and saves Balan's shot from going in.
90+3: Opara shot narrowly miss target.
90+1: Souvik shown yellow card.
5 minutes injury time.
88: Lucky escape for Mohun Bagan, Henry shot, Opara just needed a touch, ball goes out.
87: Another miss by Barreto. Pass from Odafa, Barreto enters box but once again slips, chance wasted.
86: Raju cross from left, ball goes out.

14.STAT : Mohun Bagan won both leg in 2002-2003 ( 3-0, 3-2), 2001-2002 ( 1-0, 2-1).

86: Souvik in Rakesh out.
85: Gourmangi's head just goes out from corner.
85: Corner to Churchill.

13.STAT : Odafa is the player who scored three hat tricks in one tournament of I-LEAGUE 2008-2009 against Chirag United and both leg vs Vasco SC. Other hat tricks were against Mohammedan SC, East Bengal, Salgaocar and Mahindra United in NFL/I-LEAGUE.

84: Manish fouls Lenney.
83: N. D. Opara appeals for penalty, referee says play on.
83: Manish cross, Snehasish, pass cleared.

12.STAT : Mohun Bagan was unbeaten to Churchill Brothers from NFL 2003-2004 2nd Round to I-LEAGUE 2008-2009 1st Round (8 Matches)..

81: Beto through pass, Henry goes past Sangram and puts his right footed shot in goal.
81: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Henry scores.

11.STAT : 8th Hattrick of Odafa Okolie in his NFL/I-LEAGUE career ( 7 for Churchill and 1 for Mohun Bagan).

77: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Odafa scores from penalty.
76: Barreto brought down inside box, penalty to Mohun Bagan.
74: Rakesh pass, Odafa briliant left footed shot, deflects off goalkeeper's hands and goes in.
73: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Odafa scores.
10.STAT : Mohun Bagan is still unbeaten in their home ground so far.. 73: Barreto brilliant pass towards Snehasish, miss pass.
71: Snehasish cross, Barreto handles the ball, another mistake by Barreto.
70: Beto injured, goes out in stretcher, Churchill has already made 3 changes.
68: Manish attack down right flank, but cleared, throw in to Mohun Bagan.
67: Barreto good pass to Manish, tries to cut in, ball cleared.
66: Corner, Sangram miss flight, Anwar heads the ball out.

9.STAT : Mohun Bagan's Odafa Okolie scored 11 goals so far while Churchill's Henry Arnold scored 8..but both footballers scored one hattrick each for their team. Churchill's N.D.Opara also scored a hattrick so far.

65: Good clearance by Manish for corner before Henry could take a shot.
64: Subhasish cross, deflects for corner.
63: Churchill has made 3 changes within 4 minutes, while Mohun Bagan so far has made 2 changes.
62: Lalrindika out Bineesh Balan in.
61: Barreto pass to Masih, miss pass.
61: Subhashish goes to right back as Manish moves to right flank.
60: Surkumar out Manish Bharghav in.
59: Steven out, Henry in.
58: Antun out, Naveen in.
57: Opara fouled by Anwar.
7.STAT : Out of 14 over all draw matches between the two, 6 times the scoreline was 2-2 and 5 times also 1-1 and 3 times for 0-0.....

8.STAT : Churchill Beothers relegated in 2004-05 NFL and was out of NFL in 2005-2006 .

56: Corner to churchill, ball cleared from corner.
55: Bad miss by Barreto. Brilliant pass by Odafa, Barreto miss easiest chance, hit straight to goalkeeper.
54: Good clearance by Anwar, before Opara could get to the ball in MB box.
53: Barreto to Odafa, ball cleared.
52: Nothing results from the corner.
51: Corner to Mohun Bagan.
49: Barreto angular shot, straight to Arindam.
48: Kingshuk shown yellow card for foul Opara.
47: Dias cross, Sangram collects. Henry was in offside position, linesman raises flag.
46: Very surprising change. Jewel Raja was playing good football, changing Subhasish would have been better.
46: Match starts.
46: Jewel Raja out Barreto in.


6.STAT : Igor Scrivin and Beto, both scored 2 goals for Mohun Bagan aganist Churchill and also scored 1 goals for Churchill against Mohun Bagan.. Beto is now in the current squad of Churchill Brothers..

HALF TIME - Mohun Bagan 1-1 Churchill Brothers

45+2: Brilliant play by Nabi, prevents cross from right flank by stretching his leg.

5.STAT : Dipendu Biswas scored the first NFL goal for Bagan in 1997-98. where Mohun Bagan won 1st leg 2-1. another socrer for Bagan was Cheema while Tousif Jamal scored for Churchill then.

2 minutes injury time.
45: Opara attack down left flank, enters box, but good tackle by Subhashish.
44: Jewel free kick, fisted by Arindam, Zeleny shot from inside box goes out.
44: Nabi fouled in left flank near corner flag.
43: Corner, ball cleared.
42: Mistake of Subhasish, snatched by Opara, enters box past Masih, but Nabi clears for corner.
41: Lalrindika long ranger, over crossbar.
40: Beto cross from right, Kingshuk clears.
38: Snehasish free kick, straight to Arindam.

4.STAT : Barreto scored 9 goals against Churchill Brothers so far in NFL/I-LEAGUE..
37: Jewel trips Lalrindika outside Churchill box.
37: Cross from right by Churchill, ball cleared.
35: Referee makes a mistake. Zeleny fouled but referee showed yellow card to Subhasish.
34: Steven cross from right, Kingshuk clears.
33: Masih cross, Steven clears.
32: Mohun Bagan attack, Subhasish wrong pass.
31: Already 2 shots of Mohun Bagan had hit post.
30: Odafa injured, goes out in stretcher.

3.STAT : Mohun Bagan new star Nigerian Odafa Okolie scored 7 goals against Mohun Bagan when he was the player of Churchill Brothers in NFL/I-LEAGUE..

29: Raju shot from outside box, straight to Sangram.
28: Another brilliant shot by Odafa. From nowhere, he took the shot, ball hit crossbar.
27: Churchill attack, Anwar clears.
24: Subhasish mistake, Rafi gets ball in right flank, Kinshuk makes great clearance.
23: Churchill cross from left flank, Sangram collects.
22: Terrific move by Masih down right flank, but took lot of time to pass the ball, dispossessed.
22: Odafa pass, Masih left footed shot, just goes over the crossbar, brilliant shot taken by Masih.
21: Free kick to Mohun Bagan outside Churchill box. Gourmangi pulled Odafa.
19: Nabi cross from right, Odafa brilliant trapping and his shot enters goal.
18: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Odafa scores.
18: Odafa surrounded by 4 players, Zeleny long ranger, weak shot, goes out.
17: Rafi enters Mohun Bagan box but Anwar covers him nicely.

2.STAT : Mohun Bagan played 14 away match so far against Churchill where they won 3, Draw 5 and lost 6 matches and out of their 15 home matches, Bagan win 6, Drew 9 and not any lost in NFL/I-LEAGUE..

16: Odafa long ranger, hit a defender.
15: Mohun Bagan makes counter attack but Masih miss pass.
14: Churchill playing better football now, Mohun Bagan playing much defensive with 5 midfielders. Jewel playing in right half while Snehasish in left side.
11: Churchill attack down right side, but ball just goes out.
9: Churchill attack, Anwar intercepts.

1.STAT : So far in the 29 head to head between the two teams, Mohun Bagan won 9 times, Churchill Brothers won 6 times while 14 matches ended with draw. Both the teams scored 37 goals against each other in NFL/I-LEAGUE.

6: Mohun Bagan attack, brilliant long pass from Odafa from left flank, Jewel Raja shot deflects off Arindam's hand and hit post.
5: Rafi pass from right side, Lalrindika put ball inside goal, Rakesh Masih was busy ball watching.
4: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Churchill scores.
4: Mohun Bagan attack, Masih miss pass.
3: Long ball towards Opara, Sangram collects.
2: Masih tripped outside MB box.
1: Churchill attack, cleared for throw.
1: Match starts.

I-LEAGUE MATCH : Salgaocar scrape past Mumbai FC in Away.

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15.01.2012 : Mumbai FC   0 - 1   Salgaocar ( PUNE - FT )

SAL : (Sueoka 80')

Ryuji Sueoka cut through the Mumbai FC defence to score the lone and winning goal for Salgaocar SC, in their 14th round I-League football championship match at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Sunday. The Goans made a sedate start to the match allowing Mumbai FC to make some inroads, but openings were hard to come by despite concerted efforts by captain Noel Wilson and his fellow midfielders Cavin Lobo and Abhishek Yadav.

This was third match at the Balewadi Complex in two days and it seemed that the encounter was heading towards a draw before the Japanese sensation drew the first blood in the 79th minute of the match. A few minutes before Ebi Sukore and Gbemene Friday had given a fright to Salgaocar when Cavin and Keegan Pereira worked the ball from the middle to set up Ebi upfront. He went right into the box with Friday in tow, but the two failed to get the opening as Vinay Singh blocked their view and attempt.

On the counterattack, Sueoka got the ball at half-line and he seemed to looking for a striker up but instead made a sprint cutting through Mumbai FC midfield before the fast approaching four defenders were foxed with one clever tap. Sueoka turned and raced ahead to collect the ball and fire on the left of the outstretched Ishan Debnath.

The goal sent Goans into loud celebrations as the defending champions finally broke into the 20-point barrier. Salgaocar now have 22 points as does Prayag United SC but are placed No 7 on goal difference. While Mumbai FC have 14 points from 14 matches.