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Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

‘Kolkata football infrastructure is from the past century’

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published:November 9, 2017 12:52 am Trainees at the Mohun Bagan Academy in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) 13,47,143 Indians shattered the record for largest attendance at the Under-17 World Cup. With India making its presence felt on Planet Football, it’s time to take stock and make a sobering assessment of where the ...

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United Nations labour agency backs Qatar reforms on migrant worker rights

By: AP | Geneva | Published:November 8, 2017 9:37 pm Qatar relies heavily on a massive workforce of about 2 million migrant workers from Asia to expand its infrastructure. (Source: File) The United Nations labour agency ended a potential investigation of Qatar on Wednesday after the 2022 World Cup host pledged to protect the rights of migrant workers. The International ...

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David Moyes can identify right recruitments for West Ham United, says co-owner David Gold

By: vetembaste | Published:November 8, 2017 4:52 pm Former Sunderland manager David Moyes was appointed at the London outfit on Tuesday. (Source: File) West Ham United co-owner David Gold expects newly-appointed manager David Moyes to identify the Premier League club’s weaknesses and recruit sensibly to overcome them. West Ham spent over 40 million pounds ($52.55 million) in the previous transfer ...

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Bayern Munich need to bring new blood to stay on top, says Robert Lewandowski

By: vetembaste | Warsaw | Published:November 8, 2017 11:06 am Robert Lewandowski feels his recent injury problem may have been down to having to play too much without adequate cover at Bayern Munich. (Source: vetembaste) Bayern Munich must make sure they bring in top players every season to stay competitive and ease the pressure on an ageing squad, Poland captain ...

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FIFA to reveal all 2026 World Cup votes, aims for clean bids

By: AP | Published:November 8, 2017 1:13 am FIFA’s documents outline exactly how to evaluate the 2026 bids. (Source: AP) FIFA has pledged to publish all votes by football officials in the 2026 World Cup bidding race after corruption claims tainted the 2018 and 2022 contests. Publishing documents Tuesday to guide the process, FIFA explained how bidders must detail a ...

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