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Istvan Urbanyi

‘India just tried to kill us’ – Maldives’ Coach

After losing 1-0 against Indian football team in the SAFF Championship 2013 semifinals, Maldives' coach came all guns blazing, criticizing India for playing negative brand of football, referee for giving poor decisions and local officials for manhandling him! India just...

New coach Patrick Aussems will have to deal with ANFA if Nepal has to...

This article was written before Nepal's 0-0 draw against India on 31st August, 2015. The national football team of Nepal is currently going through its worst phase spanning over two decades. The team has fallen to an all-time low in the...
Nepal football

Ganesh Thapa Suspended by FIFA. Can Nepal Football Come Out of his Corrupt Shadow?

A long wait for justice The long wait is over! Justice has been served in the corruption scandal involving former president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) - Ganesh Thapa. Finally, the world football governing body (FIFA) did the right thing...
Nepal Football

Who’s Responsible For Nepali Football’s Downfall?

No Relief From Embarrassment Whether it is the senior national football team or the Under-23, there is no end in sight for their travails and the end result has been the same. They continue to be plagued by poor performance...
SAFF Championship

India to host SAFF Championship 2015

After a meeting, the SAFF committee decided to allow India to host 2015 SAFF championship. The host city is not yet decided. It was also decided that the next Women's championship will be played in Pakistan. The plans for SAFF Club...
Nepal football

Nepal Football Suffering For FIFA’s Indecision On Ganesh Thapa’s Corruption Charges

It has been over six months into disgraced President of All Nepal Football Association Ganesh Thapa's suspension from office for his alleged financial wrongdoing. I find it hard to believe that the case is still pending before the FIFA...
Nepal vs India Preview World Cup Qualifier

5 Most Heartbreaking moments in SAFF Championship 2013

Football can be cruel. While bringing euphoria to one team, it also brings gloom to the other. However, many times this loss can become even more unbearable depending on the stakes and circumstances. Before the final match between India...
MMC Club Nepal

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...
Bhutan Football

Nepal FA Should Learn From Bhutan’s Phenomenal Rise

The latest debacle for Gorkhalis came as the latest FIFA rankings have placed Nepal at 184th position. This is a major blow for the football crazy nation, but should not come as a surprise considering the prevailing corruption and mismanagement...

AFC allots 2014 AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers to Pakistan

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has said that AFC had decided to allot the 2014 AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers to Pakistan due to the rising popularity of the sport in the South Asian country. The AFC president...