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"We need to be united in this battle and it is on our own hands to win it" says Adil Khan

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Positivity is a tonic that keeps us going -- even in the darkest of times.
With the entire nation under a three-week lockdown in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic, people are required to stay home. With family-time being a luxury in the life of a professional footballer, the extended span at home is a "lift in spirits,” as Blue Tigers defender Adil Khan described.
"During the season we miss being away from our loved ones. They sacrifice so much just to keep up focused, and whatever opportunities we get to spend quality time with them and express our gratitude, it's always special,” he stated.
“The current situation is a challenging one for people across the world, and getting to spend these days at home together with my wife has raised my spirits and mood.”
It was in April last year that Adil tied the knot with Khuri Irani, a popular sports presenter, and the two of them are currently at their home in Mumbai. Khuri talked about their routine these days…

AIFF and LOC Statement on the postponement of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020

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AIFF and LOC Statement on the postponement of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 The All India Football Federation and Local Organising Committee are supportive of the decision by FIFA to postpone FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
We agree that this has been made with the highest regard for public health, and the participating teams, host cities, staff and visiting fans, and keeps the best interests of everyone in mind. We were, of course, looking forward to hosting the Tournament in November this year, but at the same time, we are mindful of all those around the world and in our country potentially impacted by our decisions. For us at the moment, the primary concern is the health and wellbeing of every stakeholder involved in the Tournament. We don’t want to take any risk that is detrimental to our community before it is clear that there is no threat to people’s health due to this pandemic.
The LOC and AIFF will work with FIFA to determine the most suitable dates for the Tournament. We …

Blue Tigers join hands in India's fight against Covid-19

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NEW DELHI: With Covid19 Corona virus creating havoc, several members of the Blue Tigers have come forward to lend a helping hand by contributing for the social cause.
“As an Indian it's my responsibility to lend a hand to the cause in whatever possible manner I can," defender Pritam Kotal, who contributed INR 50,000/- to the West Bengal Chief Minister's fund stated.
But there are others who are trying to help in a different manner -- midfielder Pronoy Halder for example. Halder who wore the captain's armband against Bahrain in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 has taken up the responsibility of providing food to some underprivileged kids who earn their bread on daily basis.
"There are a lot of underprivileged kids at the Barrackpore Mangal Pandey Football Coaching Camp who earn on a daily basis. The situation is a bit difficult now. So I am helping procure food, or food items for them to come out of the crisis," Halder mentioned.
“I know that there are also many who st…

AIFF donates Rs. 25 lakhs to PM CARES Fund

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In wake of the crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic, All India Football Federation has pledged to contribute Rs. 25 lakhs to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s PM CARES Fund.
All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel said: “The love, care and support from countrymen has provided us motivation all throughout. Hence, now is the time to pay back our country in whatever manner we can. We need to stand together and help each other hoping to overcome the crisis.”
The AIFF has also directed all employees to work from home from March 14 itself, and all footballing activities under AIFF aegis have also been suspended till further notice.

Kerala player is ready give his House for Fight against Coronavirus

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Kerala football player is ready to relinquish his two stairs house at Pathanapuram, Areekode - Kerala.
Zakeer Mundampara is an Indian football who last played as a midfielder for Kerala Blasters FC in ISL. He wanted to give his house to those who are Home Quarantine or their family members or health workers will leave the home. 
Zakir said his humble endeavor was to ensure that no one was bothered by the lack of space. He has shifted to his wife house along with his daughter.

We had a tight game in India but we will have good home support and would like to grab the three points: Erwin Koeman Oman head coach

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Muscat: After the clash between hosts Oman and Bangladesh was crystal clear as the Red Warriors romped to a 4-1 win in a Group E clash of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifier at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC). Despite all the five goals coming in the second half, Oman was hardly troubled by the visiting side as local hero Ali al Habsi made a return to the playing XI after a gap of nearly an year.  Habsi led the team to a triumphant return after Oman had suffered a narrow 1-2 loss to group topper Qatar in its previous match last month. The win helped Oman, coached by Dutchman Erwin Koeman, to close the margin at the top of the group with Qatar (ten) now leading by just a single point. Afghanistan is third with four points while India has three and Bangladesh has one after four matches played by all the teams. Koeman's Red Warriors will get an opportunity to keep the pressure on Qatar when it takes on India in their next match at the same venue on Tuesda…

Lionesses crowned the Hero U-17 Women’s Championship by defeating Tigresses

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Lionesses emerged champions of the FSDL-organised Hero U-17 Women’s Championship, defeating Tigresses 7-2 in the final here on Sunday. Goals from Lynda Kom Serto (17’, 50’), Priyanka Sujeesh (18’), Priyangka Devi Naroem (34’), Sumati Kumari (37’, 54’) and Sai Sankhe (69’) sealed the win for the Alex Ambrose-coached side before Nisha (76’) and Karen Estrocio (81’) got some consolation for the Tigresses.
Lionesses picked up from where they left in the league phase after winning all three of their games. The 4-1 win over Tigresses on Friday was only a prelude as Lynda Kom led from the front to break the deadlock. The crowd was treated to some tantalizing display of football as all four goals in the first half were awe-worthy.
Sai Sankhe proved her worth for the second time this tournament, coming off the bench and scoring almost immediately. Priya PV-coached Tigresses found their groove late on as they bagged a couple of goals late on but Alex Ambrose masterminded yet another tournament tr…

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