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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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ISL: FC Goa and Kerala Blasters split points in 8-goal thriller | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: A play-off berth already booked, Kerala Blasters played out an exciting 4-4 draw against FC Goa -- who are out of reckoning -- in an Indian Super League match here on Sunday. Hat-trick hero Airam Cabrera (49th, 63rd, 82nd) and Aibanbha Dohling (79th) both came off the bench to score for FC Goa. Earlier, Jorge Pereyra Diaz (10th, 25th) had impressed with a brace in the first half. Vincy Barreto (88th) and Alvaro Vazquez (90th) ensured that the Blasters gained a point late on. The drawn result came less than 24 hours after Kerala qualified for the ISL semifinals. The Gaurs ended their campaign at ninth place with 19 points. Kerala finished fourth with 34 points and eagerly await to learn their semifinal opponents, one between Jamshedpur FC and ATK Mohun Bagan. Sahal Abdul Samad ...
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FC Goa and Kerala Blasters split points in 8-goal thriller

A play-off berth already booked, Kerala Blasters played out an exciting 4-4 draw against FC Goa — who are out of reckoning — in an Indian Super League match  on Sunday. Hat-trick hero Airam Cabrera (49th, 63rd, 82nd) and Aibanbha Dohling (79th) both came off the bench to score for FC Goa. Earlier, Jorge Pereyra Diaz (10th, 25th) had impressed with a brace in the first half. Vincy Barreto (88th) and Alvaro Vazquez (90th) ensured that the Blasters gained a point late on. The drawn result came less than 24 hours after Kerala qualified for the ISL semifinals. It turned out to be a goal fest in Bambolim as @FCGoaOfficial and @KeralaBlasters shared the spoils in an 8⃣-goal thriller! 😮 Watch the #ISLRecap of #FCGKBFC 🍿🔥#HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/BIdj3BKNDb — Indian Super League (@...
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ISL: Manvir racks up double as ATK Mohun Bagan strengthen grip over top-four | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Manvir Singh struck twice as ATK Mohun Bagan notched up a clinical 2-0 win over FC Goa to put themselves in a commanding position in the semi-final race of the Indian Super League (ISL). Manvir Singh (3rd, 46th) scored on either side of half-time to ensure the Mariners stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games under Juan Ferrando, who did a double over his former side after switching allegiances mid-season. FC Goa's slim chances of making the semis all but went up in smoke as they remained on 18 points from 17 outings. The Mariners were at it from the word go, taking the lead as early as the third minute. Prabir Das' cross was cleared for a corner by Dylan Fox. Liston Colaco whipped in a delightful flag kick for Manvir to flick the ball home with his back behind the goal. Dheer...
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ISL: Manvir racks up double as ATKMB strengthen grip over top-four

Manvir Singh struck twice as ATK Mohun Bagan notched up a clinical 2-0 win over FC Goa to put themselves in a commanding position in the semifinal race of the Indian Super League. Manvir Singh (3rd, 46th) scored on either side of half-time to ensure the Mariners stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games under Juan Ferrando, who did a double over his former side after switching allegiances mid-season. FC Goa’s slim chances of making the semis all but went up in smoke as they remained on 18 points from 17 outings. The Mariners were at it from the word go, taking the lead as early as the third minute. Prabir Das’ cross was cleared for a corner by Dylan Fox. Liston Colaco whipped in a delightful flag kick for Manvir to flick the ball home with his back behind the goal. THAT'S IT! The refer...
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ISL: Late Romario strike helps FC Goa draw with Odisha | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Odisha FC suffered a huge blow in their quest for play-offs qualification after they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Goa in their Indian Super League match on Tuesday. Goals from Jonathas (61st, penalty) and a last-minute equaliser from FC Goa striker Romario (90+5) meant that neither team would take away three points. The result prevents Odisha from rising to fifth place in the standings, level on points with Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC. As for FC Goa, the winless run extends to five games. Plenty of end-to-end stuff was observed in the starting few minutes by both teams. The Gaurs had a bigger share of the possession but struggled to translate it into scoring opportunities. Airan Cabrera got space behind the Odisha defence at the first quarter of the hour but ended up ...
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ISL: Late Romario strike helps FC Goa draw with Odisha

Odisha FC suffered a huge blow in their quest for play-offs qualification after they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Goa in their Indian Super League match here on Tuesday. Goals from Jonathas (61st, penalty) and a last-minute equaliser from FC Goa striker Romario (90+5) meant that neither team would take away three points. The result prevents Odisha from rising to fifth place in the standings, level on points with Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC. As for FC Goa, the winless run extends to five games. Both the team share a point after a 1️⃣-1️⃣ draw at the Athletic Stadium, Bambolim between @FCGoaOfficial and @OdishaFC! 🤜🤛 Watch the recap, ICYMI! 📽️#FCGOFC #HeroISL #LetsFootball #ISLRecap pic.twitter.com/F5SXVKcVXy — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) February 1, 2022 Plenty of end...
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ISL: Daniel Chukwu’s lone goal hands Jamshedpur 1-0 win over FC Goa | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Jamshedpur FC inflicted a huge blow to FC Goa's aspirations for a play-off berth with a solitary goal win in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Friday. The win took Owen Coyle's men to second place in the league table but kept Derrick Pereira's men stuck at ninth place with four games without a win. The solitary goal came through Daniel Chima Chukwu (49th minute), who scored on his first outing for Jamshedpur after signing for them in the January transfer window. The match had an eventful start with Chukwu sending his left-footed shot narrowly wide off the mark. On the other end, Ivan Gonzalez hit the underside of the crossbar with a header. The rebound fell to Edu Bedia whose low shot was brilliantly saved by TP Rehenesh. The Gaurs threw in more subsequent attacks at ...
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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...
ISL: Anwar Ali getting a second chance means Indian football can hope to fill a void
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ISL: Anwar Ali getting a second chance means Indian football can hope to fill a void

A footballer suffering a cardiac arrest while playing was once a very rare occurrence. In 2003, Marc-Vivien Foe’s death on the pitch while playing Cameroon’s Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia shook the football world. Nine years later, Fabrice Muamba suffered a near-fatal collapse during a Premier League match. And another nine years later, Christian Eriksen was miraculously brought back to life after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Finland. In between, Brazilian Cristiano Junior passed away tragically on field during a Federation Cup match in Bengaluru, while playing for Dempo against Mohun Bagan. These four incidents took place over a span of 18 years. In recent weeks, however, the game has been awash with cardiac-related i...
Footballer with rare heart condition fights his way into FC Goa team
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Footballer with rare heart condition fights his way into FC Goa team

In 2019, Anwar Ali was forbidden from playing football. Nearly three years later, the defender, who was diagnosed with a rare heart disease, is back – after undergoing multiple scans and tests, consulting doctors from India and abroad, pleading before various committees, knocking on the doors of the Delhi High Court and submitting an affidavit in which he has claimed full responsibility, if something were to happen to him on field. “It’s been a hell of a battle,” said Ranjit Bajaj, Ali’s mentor. “It can be a Netflix series on its own.” The 21-year-old, hailed by Bajaj as a ‘once-in-a-generation player’, didn’t get match-time on Sunday. But a day after he was formally signed by FC Goa, he made it to the team’s bench for their Indian Super League (ISL) match against Kerala Blasters in Vas...
FC Goa and Kerala Blasters play out 2-2 draw in a humdinger
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FC Goa and Kerala Blasters play out 2-2 draw in a humdinger

Adrian Luna’s stunning goal could not ensure Kerala Blasters FC a win as FC Goa fought back in a thrilling Indian Super League match which ended 2-2 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. Jeakson Singh (10th) opened the scoring for the Blasters before Luna scored a wondergoal in the 20th minute to make it 2-0. Kerala looked on top before FC Goa came back to first make it 2-1 riding a Jorge Ortiz (24th) strike before Edu Bedia scored from the corner in the 38th minute. Kerala are now third in the league table with 14 points from nine games while FC Goa remain at ninth with nine points from nine outings. 1️⃣ Goal3️⃣ Chances created5️⃣ Shots@FCGoaOfficial's @jorgeortiz92's electrifying efforts earned him the Hero of the Match award! 🏆#KBFCFCG #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic....
Anwar Ali to make ISL debut after signing with FC Goa
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Anwar Ali to make ISL debut after signing with FC Goa

Centre-back Anwar Ali is set for his much-awaited Indian Super League (ISL) debut after signing with FC Goa for the ongoing season. Ali was barred from playing competitive football by the AIFF in 2019 after he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, Apical Hypercardiomyopathy (HCM). The defender played his first game after a break of over a year for Techtro Swades United before moving on to Delhi FC via Minerva Academy. Ali starred for Delhi FC in the Durand Cup and in the I-League Qualifiers in 2021, scoring four goals in the latter, finishing as top scorer for his side. New Year, Neo Gaur! Welcome Anwar Ali! 😎🥳#ForcaGoa #AmcheGaurs pic.twitter.com/7X9fesEnqv — FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) January 1, 2022 Ali has been doing practice with the team since the beginning of th...
2021 flashback: When Chhetri went past Pele, India won 8th SAFF title and women braced for their moment of reckoning | Football News – Times of India
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2021 flashback: When Chhetri went past Pele, India won 8th SAFF title and women braced for their moment of reckoning | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As it is wont to, Indian football hardly made any noises in a year marked by many a stalemate, a few losses and fewer wins, and a talisman dribbling past a record held by arguably the sport's greatest. Heading into 2022, the sport continues to yearn for that big success story, that massive breakthrough, which will transform it forever, especially from on-field performance point of view. During the year, the Indian senior men's team won a record-extending eighth SAFF Championship title but for a nation seeking to relieve its glory days of the 1950s-60s and re-establish itself on the big stage, a triumph in a regional tournament is not something it would like to contend with. But that's where the problem lies. The moment the Indian men ran into bigger teams, they struggled to d...
ISL: FC Goa held to a 1-1 draw by Odisha FC | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: FC Goa held to a 1-1 draw by Odisha FC | Football News – Times of India

VASCO: FC Goa started off the Derrick Pereira era with a 1-1 draw against Odisha FC in an Indian Super League game here on Friday. In a game of two halves, the Gaurs saw themselves take the lead thanks to an Ivan Gonzalez goal before being pulled back in the second half when Odisha struck through their Brazilian striker Jonathas. Pereira, in his first game as FC Goa head coach decided to go for an unchanged XI with Edu Bedia again leading the side. The former Indian international was without the services of Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes and Jorge Ortiz owing to injuries and suspensions. Kiko Ramirez, on the other hand, rang in five changes to his side with a view to bring to end Odisha's recent slide down the table which has seen them lose three of their last four games. Goa started t...
FC Goa held to a 1-1 draw by Odisha FC
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FC Goa held to a 1-1 draw by Odisha FC

FC Goa started off the Derrick Pereira era with a 1-1 draw against Odisha FC in an Indian Super League game here on Friday. In a game of two halves, the Gaurs saw themselves take the lead thanks to an Ivan Gonzalez goal before being pulled back in the second half when Odisha struck through their Brazilian striker Jonathas. Pereira, in his first game as FC Goa head coach decided to go for an unchanged XI with Edu Bedia again leading the side. The former Indian international was without the services of Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes and Jorge Ortiz owing to injuries and suspensions. Kiko Ramirez, on the other hand, rang in five changes to his side with a view to bring to end Odisha’s recent slide down the table which has seen them lose three of their last four games. It ...
ATK Mohun Bagan appoint Juan Ferrando as head coach
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ATK Mohun Bagan appoint Juan Ferrando as head coach

ATK Mohun Bagan on Monday appointed Juan Ferrando as their head coach, a club statement revealed. The 40-year-old Spanish coach will take charge after the club parted ways with Antonio Habas on Saturday, after a string of poor results which saw the side slip to the bottom half of the points table. Ferrando, who was the coach of ISL side FC Goa, said “I will give my 110% from day one so all fans can enjoy the best brand of football and hopefully we can celebrate together soon. I will consistently work towards helping our team give their best.” Ferrando had triggered a release clause in his contract, which allowed him to leave FC Goa with immediate effect. NEW ERA BEGINS! Welcome to ATK Mohun Bagan, Juan Ferrando ⚡️💚♥️#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #AmraSobujMaroon pic.twitte...
Juan Ferrando leaves FC Goa, set to join ATK Mohun Bagan
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Juan Ferrando leaves FC Goa, set to join ATK Mohun Bagan

FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando is set to join ATK Mohun Bagan after having triggered a release clause in his contract, allowing him to leave the club with immediate effect. FC Goa president and co-owner Akshay Tandon confirmed the development on Sunday through a series of tweets. The 40-year-old Spanish coach is set to take charge of ATK Mohun Bagan, who parted ways with Antonio Habas on Saturday, after a string of poor results saw the side slip to the bottom half of the points table. “With disappointment I’d like to confirm that @JuanFerrandoF has triggered his release clause, obliging us to release him of his duties so that he can join @atkmohunbaganfc. As long the money gets deposited in our accounts, we do not have a choice in his decision,” Tandon tweeted. With dis...