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Agents of Michael Owen and Nicolas Anelka have expressed interest about Premier League Soccer. As per reports among the International superstars who will out up for an IPL styled auction, Hernan Crespo is supposed to be be most valued.
(Report from Anandabazar Patrika)
Bengal thrashed Maharashtra 8-0 in BC Roy trophy on Friday. In another match of the same group, Meghalaya defeated Punjab 1-0. Bengal, on four points will face off against Meghalaya, on six points, on 22nd January to decide winners of this group. In other matches Tamil Nadu defeated Chandigarh 2-1 while Jharkhand thumped Madhya Pradesh 7-0. Meanwhile, local football officials are making more effort in order to eradicate the mismanagement that plagued the first round matches.
Korean club Hallelujah FC began their India tour with a 5-0 victory over Mumbai Customs in a warm-up match in Mumbai. They will take on Archbishop’s Goa XI at Tilak Maidan, Vasco on Sunday. Interest for Vasco’s first ever football match under floodlights is running high and a large crowd is expected for this match. Click here to see the lineup of Archbishop’s Goa XI.
Legendary players like Ruud Gullit, Carlos Valderrama and Cristian Karembu will take part in an exhibition match Gangtok on Sunday. The match will be held in Paljor Stadium. Superstars XI is reported to include the following players: Ruud Gullit, Regi Blinker and Marcel Oerlemans (Holland), Carlos Valderrama (Columbia), Christian Karembu (France), Ali Daei (Iran), Ronals Kopp (Germany) and Jimmy Silvestor (Venezeula). Indian team will include the likes of Baichung Bhutia and Shyam Thapa.
Here is an absolutely wonderful article written on the state of women’s football in India. It is a must read !