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Football leagues to see fewer breaks in 2018: Tunku Ismail

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Indian Soccer League: Chennaiyin FC's new coach John Gregory greets fans in Tamil

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ISL gets recognition from AFC, India to have two national football leagues from now

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Renedy Singh in favour of multiple football leagues in India

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The Chinese Arena Football League Has Better TD Celebrations Than the NFL

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Akhil is brand ambassador of Hyderabad Football League
Film actor Akhil Akkineni will be the brand ambassador for the third season of Hyderabad Football League to be held at different venues here from November 25 and featuring 135 matches over 10 weeks. Speaking after the formal announcement in this regard here on Tuesday, Mr. Akhil said that he always dabbled in sports whenever he found time. “Though my first love is cricket, I was never away from any other disciplines too   Read More ...
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Football leagues to see fewer breaks in 2018: Tunku Ismail
JOHOR BARU: There will be fewer breaks in the local league competition beginning next year, said FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim. Tunku Ismail said at the moment, there are too many breaks during the league, which affected the momentum of the competition, which in turn have affected the players' performances. "Now, we even had a break for a junior international competition   Read More ...
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Calcutta Football League 2017: Mohun Bagan's match against Mohammedan SC postponed to 11 September
Mohun Bagan's seventh match of the 2017 Calcutta Football League's (CFL) Premier Division 'A' has been postponed by a day, now to be held on Monday 11 September. Originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 10 September, the West Bengal Police informed the Indian Football Association (IFA), the governing body of the game in the state of West Bengal that they would not be able to provide adequate security on the given day   Read More ...
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Mohun Bagan official calls Calcutta Football League a 'circus' after East Bengal's win
Srinjoy Bose, a senior Mohun Bagan official, created quite a stir on social media when he compared the Calcutta Football League (CFL) to a circus following eternal rivals East Bengal’s 2-1 win over minnows Patha Chakra. Bose posted a meme on Facebook which compared their Kolkata rivals to European behemoths Barcelona with respect to the degree of help they get from officials   Read More ...
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Indian Football: Match-fixing allegation looms large on Calcutta Football League match
A Premier Division 'A' match of the 2017 Calcutta Football League (CFL) between Tollygunge Agragami and NBP Rainbow AC has been allegedly deemed 'manipulated' by FIFA's integrity watchdog, Sportradar. The match held on 25 August 2017 ended up in favour of Subash Bhowmick-coached Tollygunge Agragami who triumphed over the minnows 2-1. It is believed Sportradar had pre-hand information that the game will end in a similar scoreline, thus emanating questions about match-fixing between the two teams   Read More ...
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Mohun Bagan AC v Calcutta Customs Match Preview, 27/08/2017
After three convincing wins in the Calcutta Football League, The Green and Maroons lock horns against minnows Calcutta Customs on Sunday evening..... Eyeing a fourth consecutive win in the Calcutta Football League (CFL), giants Mohun Bagan meet minnows Calcutta Customs at the Mohun Bagan ground on Sunday evening. Scoring 11 goals in their first three games, the Mariners are brimming with confidence   Read More ...
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Subhash Bhowmick returns to coaching after two years, joins Tollygunge Agragami
Calcutta Football League (CFL) side Tollygunge Agragami sprung a surprise on Tuesday, roping in Subhash Bhowmick as their head coach for the remaining part of the domestic league campaign. The former India national team striker is expected to start overseeing practice sessions starting from Wednesday morning at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. Bhowmick, who had won two National Football League (NFL) titles with East Bengal in the early years of last decade, is counted as one of the best tacticians in the country and was one of the first Indian coaches to stress prime importance on issues such as fitness and rehabilitation, which resulted in the Red and Golds setting up the best infrastructure among the I-League clubs at that time   Read More ...
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CFL 2017: East Bengal VS Southern Samity Preview - Red and Golds eye fourth win on the trot
East Bengal eye fourth win on the trot as they gear up to face minnows Southern Samity in the fourth match of Calcutta Football League... A confident East Bengal will take on a depleted Southern Samity in the fourth round of the Calcutta Football League (CFL) on Wednesday. The Red and Golds are fresh from a thumping 5-1 win over Peerless last Saturday and will look to continue their winning streak against their next opponent   Read More ...
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South Korean news uses robots for Premier League reporting
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East Bengal's next three fixtures in the Calcutta Football League: Opponent, Venue and Timing
Holders East Bengal eye eighth consecutive CFL title as they square off against Rainbow SC in their season opener on August 12... East Bengal kick start their Calcutta Football League campaign on Saturday, August 12th. They face newly promoted Rainbow in the very first match. The Red and Gold brigade are the defending champions of the tournament and will be eyeing an eighth consecutive CFL title to further increase their trophy tally in this tournament   Read More ...
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Calcutta Football League: Title-holders East Bengal announce squad for 2017-18
East Bengal announced their Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier Division 'A' squad for the 2017-18 season on Saturday.The Red and Golds will look forward to mount their title challenge under the stewardship of former Aizawl FC coach, Khalid Jamil this season, eyeing a record eighth successive triumph in the 120-year old competition.East Bengal had an uphill task cut out for them this season as many of their high profile players left the club to play in the Indian Super League (ISL) instead   Read More ...
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Calcutta Football League: Mohun Bagan all set to rope in Diogo Ferreira
Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan have confirmed that they are in advanced talks to sign Australian born Diogo Ferreira for the 2017 Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier Division A starting next week. The holding midfielder is expected to arrive in the city soon and will sign on the dotted lines, subject to a medical. The 27-year-old has represented A-League clubs such as Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory Down Under   Read More ...
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Calcutta Football League: East Bengal sign Trinidadian defender Carlyle Mitchell
The Red and Golds have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2017/18 season as Khalid Jamil aims to start preseason training next weekend... Kolkata giants East Bengal have reached an agreement with Trinidad and Tobago international Carlyle Mitchell ahead of the upcoming Calcutta Football League (CFL). The former Canadian Major League Soccer (MLS) side Vancouver Whitecaps defender will join the Red and Golds in a bid help his new team win an eighth successive CFL title, which starts next month   Read More ...
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Stairs school football league makes way into Uttar Pradesh
The talent-scouting Stairs School Football League (SSFL) was today launched in Varanasi in partnership with the Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh. The objective of SSFL-Uttar Pradesh is to identify, support and nurture football talent in the most populous state of India. “We will initially operate in two regions – Gorakhpur and Varanasi – which will consist of eights districts of Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Varanasi, Deoria, Kushinagar and Gorakhpur,” said founder and secretary general of STAIRS, Siddhartha Upadhyay   Read More ...
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Indian Soccer League: Chennaiyin FC's new coach John Gregory greets fans in Tamil
Gregory, a former Aston Villa manager, will replace Italian Marco Materazzi Chennaiyin FC today appointed former Aston Villa manager John Gregory as their head coach replacing Italian Marco Materazzi. The 63-year-old Gregory has over four decades of experience as a player and coach with six appearances as 'full international' for the England national team. His coaching career started at Portsmouth and then he had spells at Plymouth Argyle and Wycombe Wanderers before his most notable four-year stint with Aston Villa in the English Premier League   Read More ...
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In Kolkata, football league tussle has unusual players: TMC, BJP
THE PROSPECT of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal losing their home turf to Atletico Kolkata — if the two clubs join the Indian Super League (ISL) — has drawn two heavyweight political players to the football field. For more than a century, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have played their matches on the maidans of Kolkata and its outskirts. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has urged the two giants to join the ISL, an IPL-style tournament conducted by IMG-Reliance   Read More ...
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‘We want to be up there with the best in the ProKabaddi, football leagues’
Mustafa Ghouse, CEO of Team Haryana Steelers, was one of the speakers at Vivo ProKabaddi 2017 conclave ahead of season five. He explains the factors which convinced the JSW Sports Private Limited to buy a kabaddi franchise, one of four new entrants in the sport. Earlier this month, the group also successfully bid for a Bengaluru-based football franchise in the Indian Super League   Read More ...
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ISL gets recognition from AFC, India to have two national football leagues from now
The franchise-based league didn't have recognition from the Asian Football Confederation in its first three editions, and has been trying for it for a while now. The cash-rich Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18. The franchise-based league didn't have AFC recognition in its first three editions, and has been trying for it for a while now   Read More ...
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(LEAD) S. Korean pro football league set to introduce VAR system in July
(ATTN: ADDS details in paras 2, 11) By Joo Kyung-don. SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's pro football league said Monday that a video review system will be implemented next month to reduce refereeing mistakes and enhance the quality of matches. The K League, the operator of the pro football competitions, said the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be adopted July 1 in its first division K League Classic after going through a three-month test   Read More ...
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Renedy Singh in favour of multiple football leagues in India
Renedy heads the Football Player Association of India (FPAI) Former India midfield mainstay Renedy Singh feels multiple football leagues will help in active participation of players from various states and make the Indian ecosystem sustainable for both clubs and players. When asked about having dual league and its implications on the players, Renedy said, "It's too early to talk about the roadmap and we will receive clarity only post the AFC meeting on 7th June where we will be present as well   Read More ...
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Renedy Singh in favour of multiple football leagues in India
Former India midfield mainstay Renedy Singh feels multiple football leagues will help in active participation of players from various states and make the Indian ecosystem sustainable for both clubs and players. When asked about having a dual league and its implications on the players, Renedy said, “It’s too early to talk about the roadmap and we will receive clarity only post the AFC meeting on 7th June where we will be present as well   Read More ...
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Suning boss calls for expansion of China's football leagues
teams should be absorbed into China's football leagues for fostering more talented professionals and upgrading the national teams, said Zhang Jindong, the owner of Chinese Super League giant Jiangsu Suning on Monday. Zhang, 54, is the founder and current largest shareholder of the Suning Commerce Group, the electronic retailing giant in China. He is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Zhang said that the Chinese Super League, China's top-flight football league, should expand from 16 to 18 or 20 teams   Read More ...
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China spends big on new Super League football season
China's football league season has opened and expectations are high. Hundreds of millions of Renminbi were poured into the sport to bring over some of the world's best players, but it's left some wondering what price China really paid. Some of Shanghai SIPG's key signings have demonstrated in a pre-season friendly match why they're among the world's most coveted players, moving to China's Super League while still in their prime. They were attracted by the unprecedented spending on foreign talent, amounting to 406 million US dollars   Read More ...
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French football bodies open Beijing office
The French Football Federation (FFF) and the French Football League (LFP) announced Thursday they will open a new shared office in Beijing, China. The purpose of the Beijing office will be to raise the profile of French football leagues in China, increase local interactions, execute strategic plans, and to find Chinese broadcast partners and sponsors. "The opening of the office is an important step in our policy of international development.   Read More ...
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No candidates registered to run for top job in S. Korea's pro football
SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's pro football league office said Friday no one has registered to run for its top post, but it will select a new leader this month with senior delegates' approval. The K League, the operator of the country's pro football league, said no one submitted candidacy for its commissioner job by 6 p.m. Friday, the deadline for the registration. The league was looking   Read More ...
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Now, a football league for women
: Amidst a proliferation of professional leagues across sports in an attempt to develop the games and cash in on their growing popularity, the AIFF on Tuesday announced the launch of the first-ever Indian Women’s League to develop women’s football in the country. Unlike the other leagues, however, the first edition of the IWL would be a short, two-week affair starting January 28 with all the matches in the six-team   Read More ...
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(LEAD) College professor denied top job in pro football league
(ATTN: ADDS photo, more info, comments from 7th para) By Joo Kyung-don. SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Shin Moon-sun, a former footballer now working as a college professor, was denied the top job in South Korea's pro football league on Monday after coming up short in an election. Shin, 58, was the only candidate in the K League commissioner election and needed a majority of the votes from 23   Read More ...
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College professor denied top job in pro football league
By Joo Kyung-don. SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Shin Moon-sun, a former footballer now working as a college professor, was denied the top job in South Korea's pro football league on Monday after coming up short in an election. Shin, 58, was the only candidate in the K League commissioner election and needed a majority of the votes from 23 electoral delegates to succeed Kwon Oh-gap. However, the footballer-turned-professor   Read More ...
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Kushal Das: I-League is India's premier football league
The AIFF General Secretary reflected on what he called a 'good year' for Indian football... The tenth season of the I-League was officially launched on Tuesday in New Delhi in the presence of All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the I-League Sunando Dhar. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Das said that the introduction of Minerva FC and Chennai City FC,   Read More ...
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Nathalie Boy de la Tour first female president for French football league
Nathalie Boy de la Tour became the first female president of the French football league on Friday. The LFP general assembly elected Boy de la Tour and also chose a new administrative council on a four-year mandate. The 48-year-old Frenchwoman has been a member of the council since July 2013 – the first woman to hold that role. Boy de la Tour said her first task was to bring “trust   Read More ...
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The Chinese Arena Football League Has Better TD Celebrations Than the NFL
The No Fun League (NFL) has a serious competitor when it comes to touchdown celebrations. Better than twerking or 's salsa dance, members of the Chinese Arena Football League know how to impress in front of the cameras. The Chinese league's referees don't appear to be giving excessive celebration penalties like they do in the United States. While the level of talent and competition is nowhere near the caliber of   Read More ...
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Football leagues need to be merged, says Abhishek
The actor touched upon losing key players, merger of the various leagues and fan initiatives. Excerpts... Have you found the right replacements for John Stiven Mendoza and Elano Blumer? We won’t be able to replace Elano and Mendoza from a sentimental point of view. They were with us since the beginning and were instrumental in winning the title last year. But from a positional point of view, we have to   Read More ...
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An American to Manage English Premier League Soccer Team for First Time
LONDON—English Premier League teams have hired managers from 21 different nations over the past two decades, from as far afield as Chile and Israel, to coach in the world’s most popular soccer league. On Monday, an American finally joined the club. Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley became the league’s first American manager when floundering Swansea City appointed him to replace Francesco Guidolin. The Swans fired Mr. Guidolin on   Read More ...
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Peyton Manning boosts China's new football league
Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February and also has won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, was visiting China ahead of the start of the inaugural China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a   Read More ...
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Peyton Manning promotes China's new American Football league
BEIJING—Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, Sept. 28, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said   Read More ...
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Peyton Manning promotes China's new American Football league
BEIJING—Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, Sept. 28, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said   Read More ...
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NFL-Manning promotes China's new American Football league
BEIJING, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic   Read More ...
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Manning promotes China's new American Football league
BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing,   Read More ...
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Manning promotes China's new American Football league
BEIJING Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said   Read More ...
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Manning Promotes China's New American Football League
BEIJING — Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning   Read More ...
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