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East Bengal, Emami contradict, tie-up impasse continues

East Bengal’s differences with Emami Group ahead of their potential tie-up was out in the open on Sunday after both parties issued contradictory statements as the century-old club’s future in the Indian Super League remained uncertain. Moments after East Bengal issued a statement saying that a “social function” of the investor on July 1 was causing a delay in the tie-up, the Kolkata-based multinational conglomerate shot back saying their family engagement has “no bearing on the agreement”. Blaming East Bengal for causing the delay in signing the agreement, an Emami Group spokesperson further said they understand the “urgency in team building ASAP”. “Our personal family function, as referred to by the East Bengal Club in their press release issued today, has no bearing on the agreement/ ...
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Emami yet to sign contract with East Bengal: Group director

Emami Group is yet to sign the contract with East Bengal to own a majority stake in the century-old club, the director of the company Aditya Agarwal said on Sunday. It has been more than two weeks since West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement of the tie-up at her office in Nabanna in the presence of East Bengal senior official Debabarata Sarkar and representatives from the Emami Group. “Both sides have agreed and the problem of East Bengal playing in the Indian Super League will be solved,” Mamata had announced. But, Emami Group’s top official Agarwal said the negotiations were “still on” “The agreement hasn’t been signed yet. The negotiations are still on. Everything will be clear by early next week,” Agarwal told PTI.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiu...
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East Bengal rope in Spanish defender Gonzalez

In a rebuilding mode after their investors’ pullout, East Bengal on Thursday announced the signing of Spanish centre-back Ivan Gonzalez on a two-year deal. Gonzalez, who played 36 out of FC Goa’s 42 ISL games in the last two seasons with three goals and two assists, became the first overseas recruit for EB ahead of the season. “32-year-old Gonzalez has signed a pre-contract with East Bengal on a two-year deal,” the club stated. Shree Cement Ltd pulled out as the principal investors of East Bengal after two disastrous Indian Super League seasons where they finished ninth and reached rock-bottom in the last edition. The club is currently in talks with Bangladeshi conglomerate Bashundhara Group to make a fresh foray into the ISL. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function...
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After rocky tenure, Shree Cement hands over sporting rights to East Bengal

Shree Cement Limited on Tuesday officially ended their topsy-turvy two-year association with Kolkata heavyweights East Bengal by handing back the sporting rights of the ISL wooden spooners. It was primarily due to efforts of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, the Hari Mohan Bangur-owned cement conglomerate bought a majority stake of 76 per cent in the beleaguered East Bengal to help them enter India Super League in 2020-21. But the association did not go off well as the East Bengal executive committee, which is primarily run by Debabrata (Nitu) Sarkar refused to sign the final agreement, claiming discrepancies between the final agreement and initial term sheet. Confirming the development, Shree Cement Ltd CEO Col Shibaji Samaddar told PTI: “Yes, Shree Cement has moved out of East Bengal af...
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SC East Bengal end season rock-bottom as Bengaluru signs off with a win

SC East Bengal ended their disastrous Indian Super League (ISL) campaign at the rock bottom of the table after losing 0-1 to Bengaluru FC in their last match of the season on Saturday. Sunil Chhetri’s solitary strike (24th) proved to be the difference, bagging three points for Marco Pezzaiuoli’s men in their final fixture of their 2021-22 campaign. The result meant that the Kolkata-based club finished the season in the bottom-place on the points table, with only one win in 20 matches. On the other hand, Bengaluru FC finished in sixth place as they secured 29 points overall. Antonio Perosevic tested Lara Sharma in the goal from a free-kick early in the match but the custodian made a fine save. The game was evenly balanced until a moment of individual brilliance from Chhetri who broke...
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East Bengal legend Nassiri’s son Kiyan scores hat-trick for Mohun Bagan

An East Bengal legend’s son broke the red-and-gold hearts, playing for Mohun Bagan. Kiyan Nassiri, son of former East Bengal striker Jamshid Nassiri, announced his arrival in Indian football, scoring a hat-trick for ATK Mohun Bagan at the return-leg Indian Super League derby against SC East Bengal in Goa on Saturday. The green-and-maroon came back from a goal down to win the match 3-1. Back in the 1980s, Jamshid was a star forward for East Bengal, forming a deadly partnership with Majid Bishkar. They came from Iran and especially Majid lit up the Kolkata maidan with his soccer sorcery. Jamshid was a typical marksman, always ready to pounce on goal-scoring opportunities. While Majid returned to Iran after a short but dazzling career that eventually fell by the wayside, his friend adopted...
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East Bengal does not have that level to compete in ISL: Ex-coach Diaz

He arrived in the red and gold club with Real Madrid’s motto of “winning is in our DNA,” on his lips. Having coached superstars like Lucas Vasquez, Diego Llorente, Casmiero, Denis Cheryshev and Rodrygo in in the youth system of Los Blancos, East Bengal fans had hoped that Manuel Manolo Diaz would be the perfect replacement for Robbie Fowler to take charge of their beloved club, despite last minute tussle between the club and investor Shree Cement. But things went downhill once the season started and after going 8 matches without a win, including a humiliating loss in the derby against ATK Mohun Bagan, his sacking was inevitable. He had come with lofty aspirations but left disappointed. In an exclusive chat with Indian Express he talks about his time in Indian football and also takes a d...
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He will forever be in my heart: Douglas Silva remembers his ‘Boss’ Subhas Bhowmick

With two back-to-back league titles and the ASEAN Cup, Douglas Silva is one of the best players to have ever graced Indian football. Known for his tough tackling, aerial presence, and physical dominance, the Brazilian managed to carve out an iconic status in the hearts of the red and gold fans. Most of his success came under the watchful eyes of Subhas Bhowmick, the East Bengal coach during that time. After Bhowmick passed away on Saturday, Silva writes a heartfelt tribute for his ‘Boss’: “I am still shattered. I do not know what to say, how to express my feelings. I am far away from India but India has always been my second home, courtesy of my unforgettable stint with one of the best clubs in India, East Bengal. Last night, I was about to go to bed. I have a habit of browsing the...
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ISL: SC East Bengal finally break jinx with 2-1 win over FC Goa | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM (Goa): It took SC East Bengal 347 days to end their winless run in the Indian Super League (ISL) as they inflicted a blow to FC Goa's semi-final hopes with a 2-1 win at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Wednesday. The first win of the season helps East Bengal rise from the bottom while FC Goa remain stuck in ninth place in the table. Mahesh Naorem Singh (9') scored early for East Bengal against the run of play until Alberto Noguera (37') levelled the score. Naorem Singh (42') completed his brace after a gift from the opposition defender which remained the difference between the teams. Despite dominating the possession, FC Goa were dealt a shock in the early stages after an unforced error from Edu Bedia caught Anwar Ali off-guard. Mahesh Naorem Singh took advantage of the situ...
SC East Bengal’s Antonio Perosevic handed five-match ban, fined Rs 1 lakh
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SC East Bengal’s Antonio Perosevic handed five-match ban, fined Rs 1 lakh

SC East Bengal player Antonio Perosevic was on Tuesday handed a five-match ban and fined Rs 1 lakh by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee for his “violent conduct towards a match official” during an Indian Super League match. The incident happened during SC East Bengal’s match against NorthEast United FC here on December 17, when the Kolkata side lost 0-2. “In the terms of the decision passed by the Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday, Perosevic has been informed that a ‘repeat violation may be met with more severe punishment’,” the ISL said in a statement. “The player and the club have 10 days should they wish to lodge an appeal.” The 29-year-old Croatian has already served his automatic one-match suspension and he is eligible for selection next a...
SC East Bengal’s winless streak continues, draw 1-1 against Hyderabad
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SC East Bengal’s winless streak continues, draw 1-1 against Hyderabad

SC East Bengal continued their winless streak after being being held to a 1-1 draw by Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League match here on Thursday. The draw helped the Nizams to jump into second place on the points table and extend their unbeaten run to six matches. The Red & Gold Brigade, however, remained winless in eight matches. Amir Dervisevic (20th minute) gave SC East Bengal an early lead against the run of play with a brilliant free-kick but Bartholomew Ogbeche (35th) scored with a header to bring the match level. .@HydFCOfficial and @sc_eastbengal played out a hard-fought draw! 💪 Here's all the action, ICYMI 🙌#ISLRecap #HFCSCEB #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/X1Gdo3AlsK — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 23, 2021 Joel Chianese was the fi...
East Bengal’s Antonio Perosevic charged with violent conduct against referee
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East Bengal’s Antonio Perosevic charged with violent conduct against referee

The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) disciplinary committee on Tuesday charged SC East Bengal player Antonio Perosevic with “violent conduct against referee” following his red card incident during their ISL match against NorthEast United FC on December 17. The player was show caused by the national federation’s disciplinary body. The game took place at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The charge notice issued by the committee states Perosevic was “expelled for using excessive force against referee”. “Perosevic has been reported violating Article 48.1.2 of the AIFF Disciplinary Code,” an ISL media release read. He faces “sanctions for serious infringement punishable by an expulsion undertaken against Match Officials”, according to Article 50 of the Code. The player has been...
SC East Bengal share spoils with KBFC
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SC East Bengal share spoils with KBFC

SC East Bengal’s search for the first win in this edition of Indian Super League continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. This was the third consecutive draw between these two teams in the ISL which extends SCEB’s winless streak to six games. Tomislav Mrcela (37th) opened his account in the ISL by scoring with a header for SC East Bengal before Alvaro Vazquez (44th) equalised with a well taken shot just before half time. Alvaro Vazquez looked to have sent the Blasters into the lead but the referee reversed his decision and disallowed the goal as he blew his whistle before the striker had put the ball past the goalkeeper. Relive @AlvaroVazquez91's vital goal that takes @KeralaBlasters's unbeaten streak to ...