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EAST BENGAL : WHO WILL - FELOPA or ARMANDO OR MORGAN? .

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Will Marcos Pholapa continue as the the coach of East Bengal ? The decision is yet to be finalize. A group of East Bengal officials feels that Phalopa should continue as the five matches in the I league are not enough to justify the performance. Sources said that the officials are in close contract with Armando Colaso and Trevor James Morgan.

Even they had an interaction with Morgan by mail who is in a positive mind to return in Red and Gold if Pholapa resigned. Another sources said that the Red and Gold officials had sent a copy of the agreement to Armando and had a detailed discussion regarding the assignment. It is also likely that Armando is coming to the city next week. But everything will depend on the final verdict of the UB Group.

It is now only the matter of formalities for Armando Colaso to replace Marcos Phalopa and join as the coach of East Bengal.The tenure of Marcos Phalopa in East Bengal are proceeding to an end. The Ex FIFA instructure Phalopa joined the Red And Gold five months ago. But, from the very beginning the footballers are having a cool relation with the Brazilian. In fact Red and Gold failed to prove their supremacy in the most prestigious tournament I league so far.

The East Bengal officials are having a detailed discussion with Armando regarding his new assignment though the agreement is yet to be signed by the Goan coach. Armando is the most successful Indian coach in the recent times who is responsible for the glory of Dempo Sports Club. During his tenure Dempo were the champions of the NFL/I league for the five times and qualified to play in the semifinal for the AFC Cup as the first Indian Club.

The news which we have received that Armando is likely to reach Kolkata within 15th of November. So an eventfull week is approaching to see the changes in Red and Gold.

Friendly : England and France Squad for upcoming friendlies.

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England play Chile on 15 November and Germany four days later. Both opponents have qualified for Brazil 2014.

Goalkeepers : Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy.

Defenders : Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker. Midfielders : Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere. Forwards : Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Way

ne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck.

24-man squad for this month`s two-legged World Cup qualifying play-off against Ukraine.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau (Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City/ENG), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/ENG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United/ENG), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Samir Nasri (Manchester City/ENG), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United/ENG)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Loic Remy (Newcastle United/ENG), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)

Friendly : Koevermans announced his squad of 21 Players for 2 friendlies.

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : National Coach Wim Koevermans has announced his squad of 21 Players for India's two International Friendlies which are scheduled in November 2013. India first play Philippines on November 15 followed by Nepal on November 19. The list is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC), Subhashish Roychowdhury (Dempo SC), Arindam Bhattacharya (Churchill Brothers).

DEFENDERS: Denzil Franco (Churchill Brothers), Nicolau Colaco (Salgaocar SC), Arnab Mondal (East Bengal), Aibhorlang Khongjee (Mohun Bagan), Raju Gaikwad (East Bengal), Gurjinder Kumar (Pune FC), Narayan Das (Dempo SC).

MIDFIELDERS: Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal), Lenny Rodrigues (Churchill Brothers), Lalrindika Ralte (East Bengal), Arata Izumi (Pune FC), Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC), CK Vineeth (United SC, Victorino (Sporting Clube de Goa).

FORWARDS: Dawson Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Goa), Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh (both Bengaluru FC).

STANDBYES: Shilton Paul, Rowilson Rodrigues, Gurwinder Singh, Shouvik Ghosh, Rocus Lamare, Malswamtulunga, Tsewang Karma, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Denson Devdas.

I-LEAGUE ROUND - 9 : Mohun Bagan squad against Shillong Lajong Away

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MOHUN BAGAN PRESS RELEASE : Following are the list of players and officials travelling for Mohun Bagan's I-League away match on 06.11.2013 against Shillong Lajong FC
1. Sandip Nandy
2. Shilton Paul
3. Ravinder Singh
4. Aiborlang Khongjee
5. Celestine Anyichie Echezona
6. Kinshuk Debnath
7. Rowilson Rolando Rodrigues
8. Denson Devadas
9. Zakeer Mundampara
10.Ram Malik
11.Katsumi Yusa
12.Adil Ahmed Khan
13.Manish Bhargav
14.Sabeeth Sathyan
15.Pritam Kotal
16.Shouvik Ghosh
17.Sankar Oraon
18.Shaiju Mon.M

OFFICIALS

KARIM BENCHERIFA - HEAD COACH
ARPAN DEY - GOALKEEPER COACH
SANJOY GHOSH-TEAM MANAGER
SOUMYA BHATTACHARJEE - PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Preparation in progress by Gadhinglaj United Football Association for the Tournament

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All India football Tournament preparation in final Stage. Gadhinglaj United Football Association is going to organize a national level football tournament from 8 to 12 th Nov.2013. This mega event prizes of 1,00,000/- will be given to the winners. The remarkable feature of this competition is that near about 14 teams from various states like Kerala, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh are participating. This is the Ninth year of this tournament.

This national football competition of Gadhinglaj has glorious history of 60 years. This is only one competition not only in Maharashtra but also in India which has been organized in rural area on such a high standard. This great tradition of the tournament was pioneered by 'Ajit Krida Mandal'. But due to the impact of commercialization of sport & rapidly increasing prices this great tradition was discontinued meanwhile.

Mr. Deepak the Secretary of the Organisation told us about their budget of the tournament. He told the Total expenditure of the competition would be is near about Rupees 7/8 Lakhs.They will be paid the allowance to the Referee and all players and all participating teams Travelling, fooding, lodging . It's a fact that the Tournament will run without any Sponsor like this remote area of Rural Kolhapur. But The passion and love for the beautiful game can't make a hurdle to organise. How? The people of the football loving Kolhapur come advance and donate them to make the tournament a grand success. Deepak said, during the preparation of the Tournament the Last 2 months all players are collecting donations from football lovers. THe Farmar's of the village take the responsibility to arrange the foods for thrir GUEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS - by helping to donate rice, Wheat, Oill etc. was taking. The local Football Players and members of the Committee prepare the Grounds before the match hand by hand with their own. More than 15000 people rush to enjoy the feast of this competition in Diwali Vacation.

Various reputed teams like Dempo, Churchill Brothers, Vasco, Sporting club, Raiya Sporting, Core of Signal, Sesa (All Goa), Mahindra United, Tata, State Bank, Custom, Mumbai United (All Bombay), I.T.I, BEML (Bangalore) Malabar United, Josco Club (Kerala), Vijayawada Railway (Andhra Pradesh) National F.C.(Himachal Pradesh) etc. have already participated in this competition to came forward by keeping all their commercial terms & Conditions away. It is possible only due to the love & service of Gadhinglaj people for football.

I league teams Sporting club & Pune football club star their 1st div. campaign by winning this tournament.In this tradition this year Kerala's State Bank travankore ( SBT), Benglores Hindustan Aironitics Ltd.( HAL), Goa Velha, DSK Shivajians such well known teams are participating in the tournament without any professional demand. This year the tournament included SAI Club ( Kolhapur), Beed, Chetana Club (Pusad), Solapur, Blue star Club ( Miraj) Tera fera (Belgaum), Gadhinglaj which will fight for the title.

The tournament opening ceremony was on 8 th Nov. at 1.30 pm. Local Asembely Member Shrimati Sandhyadevi Kupekar, Hasan Mushrif Foundation President Naved Mushrif are the chief guest. Daily four matches are played on knockout pattern.

FINALLY Deepak told that "It is really very Hercules task to run the tournament in such adverse conditions. Lack of infrastructural facilities in rural area and weak financial support creates hazards in our way. Although we try to work honestly to inculcate the spirit of sport. It is matter of proud for us that we have created good reputation in our region and great love in the minds of People. We hope this year also we get suceess to complete this tournament tradition." Deepak also grateful to the football site www.kolkatafootball.com who came ahead for last 3 years and join hands with them to promote this rural football in front of the World Football.