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Puyol kicks off ticket sales for U-17 WC in India

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New Delhi (AFP) – Spanish football legend Carles Puyol launched ticket sales for the Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi Monday, as India prepares to host the FIFA event - its first ever - in October.

The former Barcelona defender is on his first visit to India to promote the hotly-anticipated tournament, and enthralled fans in a friendly game with children at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.

Puyol kicks off ticket sales for U-17 WC in India

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New Delhi (AFP) – Spanish football legend Carles Puyol launched ticket sales for the Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi Monday, as India prepares to host the FIFA event - its first ever - in October.

The former Barcelona defender is on his first visit to India to promote the hotly-anticipated tournament, and enthralled fans in a friendly game with children at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.

FIFA eyes India ‘revolution’ from U-17 World Cup

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New Delhi (AFP) – A top FIFA official believes hosting the Under-17 World Cup has the potential to spark a football revolution in India - and lead to lasting change in the global game.

The run-up to October’s tournament will see a programme called Mission XI Million aim to involve millions of children across the world’s second-most populous nation in trying out the “beautiful game”.

FIFA eyes India ‘revolution’ from U-17 World Cup

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New Delhi (AFP) – A top FIFA official believes hosting the Under-17 World Cup has the potential to spark a football revolution in India - and lead to lasting change in the global game.

The run-up to October’s tournament will see a programme called Mission XI Million aim to involve millions of children across the world’s second-most populous nation in trying out the “beautiful game”.

Asian Cup 2019 draw pits India against Kyrgyzstan

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) India was pitted against Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau when the draw for the final round of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup took place Monday.

India, which like other Asian nations has invested heavily in football in recent years, is hoping to reach its first Asian Cup finals since 2011.

Asian Cup 2019 draw pits India against Kyrgyzstan

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) India was pitted against Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau when the draw for the final round of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup took place Monday.

India, which like other Asian nations has invested heavily in football in recent years, is hoping to reach its first Asian Cup finals since 2011.

ISL kicks off to a grand start

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Guwahati (India) (AFP) The Indian Super League (ISL) got off to a spectacular start Saturday in the eastern city of Guwahati with the home team winning the opening match in the third season of the the football tournament.

NorthEast United FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the first game of the 56 group matches, that has lured many former international stars to hit the field again.

ISL kicks off to a grand start

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Guwahati (India) (AFP) The Indian Super League (ISL) got off to a spectacular start Saturday in the eastern city of Guwahati with the home team winning the opening match in the third season of the the football tournament.

NorthEast United FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the first game of the 56 group matches, that has lured many former international stars to hit the field again.

ISL kicks offs to a grand start

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Guwahati (India) (AFP) The Indian Super League (ISL) got off to a spectacular start Saturday in the eastern city of Guwahati with the home team winning the opening match in the third season of the the football tournament.

NorthEast United FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the first game of the 56 group matches, that has lured many former international stars to hit the field again.

ISL kicks offs to a grand start

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Guwahati (India) (AFP) The Indian Super League (ISL) got off to a spectacular start Saturday in the eastern city of Guwahati with the home team winning the opening match in the third season of the the football tournament.

NorthEast United FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the first game of the 56 group matches, that has lured many former international stars to hit the field again.

Diversity Award means so much to India: CEO Abhijeet Barse

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) 'Slum Soccer' winning the inaugural FIFA Diversity award will mean the world to India, better known for its cricket than football, the CEO Abhijeet Barse told AFP on Monday.

'Slum Soccer' saw off two other short-listed rivals The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (ILGBTFA) and British anti-discrimination pressure group 'Kick It Out' to take the award.

Diversity Award means so much to India: CEO Abhijeet Barse

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) 'Slum Soccer' winning the inaugural FIFA Diversity award will mean the world to India, better known for its cricket than football, the CEO Abhijeet Barse told AFP on Monday.

'Slum Soccer' saw off two other short-listed rivals The International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (ILGBTFA) and British anti-discrimination pressure group 'Kick It Out' to take the award.

Indian Super League

ISL doing it India’s way as China splurges

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Mumbai (AFP) The third Indian Super League season kicks off on Saturdaywith organisers intent on turning it into a global brand and shrugging off comparisons with big-spending China.

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, Brazilian World Cup-winner Lucio and Champions League winner John Arne Riiseare some of thestars of yesteryear turning out in the eight-team, 11-week-long football tournament.

Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint

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The first two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) championship has been a smashing success. The well-promoted league is essentially a 60-day mini-tournament thatis meant to keep the attention of those in a nation not accustomed to following high-level club soccer on the local level.

Both the Indian Premier League (IPL) competition in 20/20 cricket and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States are instructive models to understand how the ISL has been successful.

Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint

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The first two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) championship has been a smashing success. The well-promoted league is essentially a 60-day mini-tournament thatis meant to keep the attention of those in a nation not accustomed to following high-level club soccer on the local level.

Both the Indian Premier League (IPL) competition in 20/20 cricket and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States are instructive models to understand how the ISL has been successful.

Report: Wayne Rooney likely to visit India in November

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Report: Wayne Rooney likely to visit India in November - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's raining superstars for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). After reports earlier suggested that Brazil legend Pele is set to attend an ISL match in Kolkata in October, followed by a visit to Delhi, the Times of India report that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney could also visit the City of Joy in the second or third week of November.

The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India

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The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For a country of over a billion people to have only qualified for the FIFA World Cup once is a statistic hard to believe. And on the solitary occasion that India did make it to the finals, in the 1950 edition in Brazil, they withdrew after their request to play barefoot was rejected.

Can the Indian Super League wake a sleeping giant? By Greg...

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Can the Indian Super League wake a sleeping giant?

By Greg Lea

An initial glance at the latest FIFA World Rankings yields few surprises: worldchampions Germany sit topwhile Argentina, the runners-up in Brazil, are second.

Manchester United

Paul Scholes signs for India's Premier Futsal

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Paul Scholes will come out of retirement for the second time in his playing career as he signs up for Indian tournament Premier Futsal.

All set for its inaugural season this year, Premier Futsal is an indoor football league with five aside and is played on a hard-court surface.

Soccer Potential in India

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Being ‘the global game' it is sometimes surprising why there is no mention of India. They have a hard working, extremely large population in a country that has been expanding through its industrial age. When I visit, I see international jerseys everywhere, so it's quite true that soccer fans are in number in India.

English Premier League

Traveling through India in search of soccer

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After an incredible four months, my traveling adventure was coming to an end, but first I had the small matter of India.

From the moment I had set off back in August, India was the country I was most excited to visit. I had heard lots of stories about people going to India that I didn't believe could be true until I found myself in that exact situation.

Traveling through India in search of soccer

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After an incredible four months, my traveling adventure was coming to an end, but first I had the small matter of India.

From the moment I had set off back in August, India was the country I was most excited to visit. I had heard lots of stories about people going to India that I didn't believe could be true until I found myself in that exact situation.

Arsenal look to India for future Young Guns!

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Arsenal are to open football training schools across India this summer to develop young footballers in India and give thousands of children across the country somewhere to learn and play safely away from the dangerous streets.

This move will be beneficial for Arsenal and India as the club can train young players and potentially sign them if they begin to show a real talent in the game.

Playing Out the English Premier League In Mumbai, India

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Football as a religion transcends nations, economic boundaries and personal differences. India, a cricket crazy nation, often comes across as a country of billions of people worshipping Sachin Tendulkar, who burst crackers with a vengeance whenever India wins a cricket match. But behind this mask of cricket fanaticism, there exists another band of football rebels for whom no weekend night is ever complete without the English Premier League and no day is ever complete without a friendly sledging related to match days on social networking forums.

Asia Pacific

India vs Afghanistan Football SAFF Cup Final Highlights 2016 2-1 Lalpekhlua Chettri Goals Video

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India vs Afghanistan 2016 (India-Afghanistan SAFF Championship VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- India vs Afghanistan 2-1 (Lalpekhlua, Chhetri/Amiri) Trivandrum, Kerala- 3 January, 2016- 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup Final India beat defending champions Afghanistan to lift the 2015 SAFF Championship in extra time 3:50 duration, Youtube, goals, English commentary India vs Afghanistan 0-1 (Amiri goal [.

India vs Iran 2015 Highlights 0-3 Azmoun Teymourian Goals Video

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India vs Iran 2015 (India-Iran Football VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- India vs Iran 0-3 (Azmoun, Teymourian, Taremi) Bangalore, India- 8 September, 2015- Asian World Cup qualifying India remain winless in their World Cup qualifying group as Iran join Oman and Guam at the top of the group following a 3-0 win in Bangalore [.

Guam vs India 2015 Highlights 2-1 World Cup Qualifying McDonald Nicklaw Chettri Goals Video

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Nepal

SAFF Cup 2015

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Hasta el 3 de enero se disputa en Thiruvananthapuram, India, la 11ª edición de la SAFF Cup (conocida como el 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup por razones de patrocinio), la competencia que reúne a los seleccionados del sur de Asia, organizado por la South Asia Football Federation (SAFF).
Originalmente programado para llevarse a cabo en julio de 2015, la temporada de monzones y la sobrecarga del calendario hicieron que se aplazara hasta finales de diciembre.

World Cup 2018: India take first step on long road to Russia with Nepal victory

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Rusia 2018 - Eliminatoria asiática

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La eliminatoria de la Asian Football Confederation (AFC) otorga 4 plazas directas a la Copa del Mundo Rusia 2018 más un repechaje intercontinental.
De los 46 equipos asiáticos inscriptos (las Islas Marianas del Norte están afiliadas a la AFC pero no a la FIFA), los 12 ubicados en los puestos más bajos del ranking disputan dos rondas preliminares en marzo de 2015:

PRIMERA RONDA
Yemen - Sri Lanka - Camboya - Timor Oriental - Taiwán - India
Pakistán - Bhutan - Macao - Mongolia - Brunei Darussalam - Nepal
12/3: Yemen - Pakistán
17/3: Pakistán - Yemen

12/3: Sri Lanka - Bhutan
17/3: Bhutan - Sri Lanka

12/3: Camboya - Macao
17/3: Macao - Camboya

12/3: Timor Oriental - Mongolia
17/3: Mongolia - Timor Oriental

12/3: Taiwán - Brunei Darussalam
17/3: Brunei Darussalam - Taiwán

12/3: India - Nepal
17/3: Nepal - India

El sorteo de la Segunda Ronda será el 11 de abril de 2015.

SAFF Championship Nepal 2013

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La 10ma edición del South Asian Football Federation Championship, más conocido como SAFF Championship, se disputará del 31 de agosto al 11 de septiembre en Kathmandú, Nepal. Se utilizarán dos estadios: el Dasarath Rangasala y el Halchowk.
La SAFF agrupa a ocho federaciones del sur de Asia.

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Fowl Play: Celebrating The Anniversary Of Blackburn’s Paradigm-Shifting Venkys Chicken Advert, 2011 (Video)

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When we talk about momentous, paradigm-shifting moments in modern football, they don't come much more seismic than thecontribution made to the pantheon by Blackburn Rovers onJune 28th, 2011.

Having taken over the previous year, Blackburn's new poultry-peddling owners Venkys decided to use their glamorous Premier League asset to help promote their fowl wares.

Arsene Wenger tips this country to be the next global powerhouse

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Los elefantes y el fútbol

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Aunque por su gruesa figura resulta difícil imaginarlos gambeteando, los elefantes fueron elegidos como símbolo de gran cantidad de clubes de fútbol alrededor de todo el planeta.
Aquí recopilo algunos de los equipos que llevan a un paquidermo en su insignia: tres federaciones nacionales exhiben al más grande de los mamíferos terrestres, desde el África hasta el sudeste asiático, sus hábitats naturales, hasta inimaginables logos con elefantes en Europa y Sudamérica.

Ex-Rev Ryan Guy Guides Guam to 2nd Straight Shock Win

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For the second time in six days, former Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy guided the 174th-ranked Guam National Team to a shock victory after they beat India 2-1 in their AFC World Cup Qualifying match on Tuesday.

Guy, who started in the midfield for the Matao, sent a long throw-in for Brandon McDonald, and the defender went on to bury his shot in the 38th minute.

India: Back to its English roots

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When I used to visit India quite frequently as a child, the focal point of the sports culture revolved around cricket. No matter what street you were on or what field you were playing at, cricket always established an entertainment culture to the population. India, though a dominant world player in cricket (winning multiple world championships), continues to develop its youth and adult soccer leagues in order to strengthen the market for entertainment.

Video: Indian footballer dies after goal celebration goes horribly wrong

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Video: Indian footballer dies after goal celebration goes horribly wrong - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A tragic death has occurred to an Indian footballer after his somersault goal celebration went horribly wrong during a football match.

Peter Biaksangzuala wanted toperform theacrobatic celebration, similar to the celebrations ofMiroslav Klose,after scoring a goalfor Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FCin the 62nd minute.

U17 World-Cup awarded to India

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Despite football,s massive popularity in the world, the world's four largest countries by population are, for the most part, quite disinterested in the game. The Chinese prefer basketball, the Indian are obsessed with Cricket, while United States has it's Big 4 sports (Basketball, Baseball, American Football and Ice Hockey), while Indonesia loves its Badminton.

Chelsea star Juan Mata wants your travel tips

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Juan Mata has appealed for help to plan his next holiday. The Chelsea midfielder has revealed that he is a keen traveller. He is disappointed that he doesn't get to explore the many places that he visits with Chelsea, so he loves nothing better than discovering new places over the summer. And now he wants [.

A dozen poisonous snakes spotted at Indian I-League stadium after match

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With no pictures or video of the Indian snakes, this will have to suffice

European football may be overrun with bloodythirsty pine martens making their way onto the field, but animal pitch invasions seem to be a lot more poisonous in India.

On Sunday, the I-League match between Mohun Bagan and Pailan Arrows at the Kalyani Stadium near Kolkata finished 3-2 to Mohun.