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Preview ISL 2015 Final: Goa vs Chennai

The second season of the Indian Super League is nearing closure with only the final match left to be played. Chennaiyin FC will be up against FC Goa in the summit clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa to take home the title. FC Goa lost the first leg of their semi-final to Delhi Dynamos in Delhi 1-0, ...

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The most tweeted incidents of 2015 [Best Tweets]

Year 2015 is well into December and as we wait to usher in 2016 it is time to take a look back into the events of this year that saw so many amazing battles on the football pitch and witnessed history being made as Barcelona became the first club to win a treble for a second time in their history. ...

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Can Indian Super League rival the MLS?

Indian football fans were treated to a new venture last year when All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched the Indian Super League (ISL) amidst much fanfare. The new league has eight teams (from major Indian cities) playing each other on a home and away basis, before the top four in the points table play in the semi-finals which eventually culminates ...

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Fastest goals recorded in top 5 European leagues

Ledley King had a long and successful career for Tottenham Hotspur. He was a product of their youth academy and went on to play 13 years for the Lilywhites first team at the heart of defence. The centre-back wasn’t renowned for his gaolscring prowess and netted just ten goals from his 268 Premier League appearances. However, one of his strikes ...

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Match Preview: ISL semi-final Chennai v Kolkata (2nd leg)

In the first leg of the second semi-final of the Indian Super League, Chennaiyin registered an emphatic 3-0 win over Atletico Kolkata at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Saturday. The big win has given the south Indian outfit a massive advantage in the tie as they attempt to book their place in the summit clash. ...

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Match Preview: ISL semi-final Goa vs Delhi (2nd leg)

The first leg of the first semi-final between Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts. Delhi looked the better of the two sides throughout the match and had multiple chances to score more than the solitary goal that they did, but their wastefulness in front of the goal has kept Goa in with a ...

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Comparing ISL, IPL and HIL

The Indian Super League, currently in its second season, has been a successful venture so far. The league has attracted the patronage of India’s rich and famous as they have invested vast resources in upgrading facilities at the participating venues, funded grassroots programmes and secured the signatures of renowned players and coaches to ply their trades in the ISL. The ...

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Records | Oldest players across Top 4 European leagues

In modern football, fitness has become paramount for a prolonged career and the increasing speed of the modern game has ensured that players, especially non-goalkeepers, cannot survive long enough if they lose their explosive strength. In this article will look at some of the players, who went on to play at the highest level well into their 40s. In the ...

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