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Indian Football – A tale of three inspiring coaches

Tactics, strategies and coaching styles are an integral part of football coaching and management. From ‘Tikitaka’ to ‘Catenaccio’, long ball tactics to diamond formation, we have seen many forms of it. India doesn't really boast a style of its...
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A SWOT analysis for Indian football market

I have always tried to find out the problems of Indian football and have pondered over the possible solutions. Let me sum up all the important points regarding the business opportunities in Indian Football. SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity &...
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Thanks for the memories but it’s time to say Goodbye, Arsene !

There comes a point in a manager’s career where he looks to make a team that can carry on his legacy or at least leave behind a team that any manager would gladly inherit. While Sir Alex Ferguson did...
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Football League In Nepal Starts In Questionable Conditions

After 20 years, the wait is finally over. It is official. The much hyped, talked about Nepal National League Football tournament got underway in Kathmandu recently. The highly anticipated competition, after having pushed back to a later date numerous...

Foreign recruits in Indian football – A short recap

The major talking points of past few I Leagues have been the increasing role of foreign footballers in Indian football. The foreign recruits have been in the thick of action - some of the major issues being their goalscoring...

Capello’s relationship with English FA was a loveless marriage

Capello’s existence as England coach appeared to be a joyless one. The Italian’s resignation is not really shocking as the relationship between Capello and the FA was “a loveless marriage” which they were locked into by his lucrative contract (£6 million a year) since the dismal failure in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It was expected that the FA would sack Capello after the World Cup. However they procrastinated and allowed him to continue till the end of Euro 2012.
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In Indian Super League’s Scheme Football Takes a Backseat

Reading through a report on IBNLive.com I could not help wondering that to what extent the IPL has damaged the concept of sports in the Indian psyche. It was amusing in part to listen to the 'wonderful' plans of Mr....
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Nepal’s Football association boss Ganesh Thapa’s fate still hangs in balance

Lately there has been a flurry of action on and off the field despite the ominous air of uncertainties surrounding Nepal football. Apparently, suspended President of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Ganesh Thapa, continues to overshadow national sporting headlines. The...

How Lakshya 2022 plan does not meet the needs of Indian football: Part 1

The release of Lakshya 2022 is a sign of AIFF’s good intention to promote football in India. However, it is not the good intentions which cast shadow on the future of the game. It is the approach and the...
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Brazil’s Protest Against World Cup – Striving for Positive Changes

This is second of two part article on the protest in Brazil against the World Cup. The articles has been written by Duncan Crawley. The details of the author can be found at the end of the article. Click here to...