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ISL Preview: Chennaiyin FC v FC Pune City

The first match between the two leading sides in the Indian Super League ended in a hard fought 1-1 draw. Both FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC are doing reasonably well so far in the ISL, Chennaiyin are just behind league leaders Atletico de Kolkata at second, while Pune City are at the fourth spot, […]

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ISL Preview: FC Pune City v Chennaiyin FC

The match between Pune City and Chennaiyin promises to be a clash of contrasting styles. While both teams have Italian managers – Chennaiyin are coached by Marco Materazzi, the controversial former Italian star defender, Pune City are managed by Franco Colomba – Chennaiyin play a highly attacking game led by their Brazilian star player Elano, […]

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Indian Super League Preview: Chennaiyin FC v Mumbai City FC

Any sporting encounter between the cities of Chennai and Mumbai is always a hard fought affair, whether in cricket, hockey, or in football. The Indian Super League sees Chennaiyin FC take on Mumbai City FC. Both teams are owned by Bollywood stars, Chennaiyin by Abhishek Bachchan and Mumbai City FC by Bollywood’s reigning superstar, Ranbir […]

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Indian Super League Gets a Rousing Reception

The first match of the Indian Super League was watched by millions of people across India, including an amazing audience of 110,00 at the Salt Lake City football stadium in Kolkata. The Kolkata team, Atletico de Kolkata had no problem dismantling their challengers from Mumbai, Mumbai City FC, 3 goals to nothing. The goals for […]

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Can the Indian Super League transform Indian football?

Indians love watching football as much they like watching cricket, but unfortunately, this has not translated into any tangible benefits for Indian football.  While Indian football matches are indeed played all over the country on weekends, the crowd is often missing as most of the football supporters in the country would be busy cheering for […]

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Indians Love Football – So Why Aren’t They Any Good At It?

This World Cup in Brazil sees at least 250 million Indians fight sleep and turn on the TV sets late into the night, to catch their favourites, Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Thomas Mueller etc. in action. Every water cooler discussion the next day at the office is about whether Luis Suarez has psychological problems, or […]

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Indian Soccer to Outweigh Cricket?

Eleven-year-old Manish Chopra wipes away sweat after an hour or so of batting inside a New Delhi park because he views why India is crazy in love with cricket over soccer. “It’s the gamers,” he states, his buddies nodding in complete agreement. “There aren’t any good football gamers in India.” Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and […]

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