A late goal by skipper Sunil Chhetri helped India defeat Afghanistan 2-1 in the summit clash of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) cup in Thiruvanathapuram on Sunday. The Men in Blue lifted their seventh SAFF title in the process and also avenged their defeat in 2014 against the same opposition. A combined team effort
Chennaiyin FC had a poor record against the Kolkata outfit, losing both the home and away leg fixture this season. However, the pressure which was believed to be on the Chennai team is now overturned. Chennaiyin attackers scored a goal each during the first leg of the ISL 2015 Semi-final at their makeshift home ground
Delhi manager Roberto Carlos had stated ahead of the match the pressure was all on Chennaiyin FC. His words seem to have taken a wrong turn as his side is thrashed 4-0 by the Chennai forwards in a one-sided match. The win helps Chennai move up to the fourth spot in the league table. Chennaiyin
With a fourth defeat in a row, India’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup came crashing down. The Blue Tigers’ resistance in the game failed to do much good for the team as India went down 2-1 at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan when the final whistle blew. India started well, launching the attacking trio
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Did Kerala Blasters win? Yes. Did they deserve to? Well, cannot give a definite answer. Their stint in the ISL has been aided by the odd stroke of fortune , but good teams do make their own luck.
And so it is Kerala Blasters that have ‘sneaked’ into the finals, depriving the men in blue from Chennai who did put in a gutsy and energetic effort. Kerala did not ‘defeat’ Chennaiyin, they ‘survived’ Chennaiyin.
Kerala will next face the winner of tomorrows match between Kolkata and Goa, in the finals on the 20th of December, to be held in Mumbai.
With the match deep into injury time, Sushanth Mathew went on an exploratory run down the right flank for Kerala Blasters . Seeing two Chennaiyin defenders in front of him, the native Keralite hit a backheel to bring the ball to his left foot and to also get a clear view of the goal. In a moment of inspiration aided by a dose of fortune, Sushanth unleashed a curling left footer which found its way into the right corner of the Chennaiyin goal. A perfect goal on a perfect night for Kerala with its native son providing the finishing touch to a 3-0 win over table toppers and favorites , Chennaiyin.
Delhi boys showed immense fighting spirit on Tuesday night as they drew 2-2 with Chennaiyin FC in a memorable match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Del Piero and Hans Mulder scored on either sides of the second half to make sure Delhi Dynamos still remained in the hunt for a semi-final spot in the