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Monthly Archives: April 2017

AIFF, Sports Minister Vijay Goel congratulate Aizawl FC for I-League win

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:April 30, 2017 11:57 pm The club has been receiving plaudits from all quarters for their incredible achievement. Aizawl FC, on Sunday, created history by becoming the first team from the North East to win the I-League title. One of the smallest clubs in the league, they defied all expectations by storming into the top ...

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Live Premier League: Arsenal visit White Hart Lane one last time

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:April 30, 2017 8:21 pm Live Spurs vs Arsenal: It will be the last time that the North London Derby will be played at White Hart Lane. (Source: vetembaste) It will be the last time that the North London derby will be hosted at the White Hart Lane when Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal on ...

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Champions League: Atletico Madrid’s injury list rises ahead of derby clash

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:April 30, 2017 3:01 pm “Jose Gimenez suffered a muscular injury in his left adductor,” Atletico Madrid said in a statement. Atletico Madrid are facing a defensive crisis ahead of the derby clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals this week. Jose Gimenez suffered a groin injury after Atletico’s victory over Las Palmas. ...

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Burnley move towards safety with win against Crystal Palace

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By: vetembaste | Updated: April 30, 2017 12:59 am The win moves Burnley (39 points) eight points above the relegation zone. (Source: vetembaste) Burnley enjoyed their first away win of the season with goals from Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray giving them a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. The win moves ...

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I-League: On Cusp of history, Aizawl have a point to prove

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Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published:April 30, 2017 2:54 am A draw against Lajong would be enough to seal the I-League title. On Sunday, Shillong will host one of the most-hyped matches in Indian football. And the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is leaving nothing to chance. The players from Aizawl FC and Shillong Lajong weren’t the ...

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Best Foot Forward

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Written by Adam Saprinsanga | Published:April 30, 2017 12:01 am When Saturday finally came, fans converged on the stadium on foot, two-wheelers and cars, hours before kick-off. A few days before Aizawl FC was scheduled to face-off with Mohun Bagan, on its home turf, in a crucial game that could propel the Mizoram team to its first I-League championship, a ...

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India set to break into FIFA top-100 for the first time since 1996

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By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 29, 2017 7:06 pm The Indian football team do not play any matches until their friendly against Lebanon in June. (Source: File) India face the possibility of breaking into the top 100 of the FIFA rankings for the first time in 21 years. India had previously risen to 101 due to their away ...

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Premier League: Manchester United concede least number of goals in 2017

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:April 29, 2017 1:02 pm David De Gea also managed to keep his 14th clean sheet of the season. . (Source: vetembaste) While a section of Manchester United fans will be ruing the draw in the Manchester Derby, what they haven’t realized is that courtesy of the draw – United have now conceded fewest goals ...

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‘Football mission’ to kick off Monday

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By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:April 29, 2017 4:27 am Players and other celebrities attended the curtain raiser The ‘Mission XI Million’ programme, designed to continue the football movement that has come about with the country’s decision to host the upcoming U-17 FIFA World Cup, is set to start off on Monday. Taking charge of the programme is ...

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FC Pune City to kick off second edition of Corporate Super Cup today

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By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:April 29, 2017 12:43 am FC Pune City team members (File photo) The Indian Super League team FC Pune City, co-owned by Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan, will kick off the second edition of the Corporate Super Cup on April 29 at FC Pune City training ground in Mamurdi. “After successfully conducting ...

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