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Former superstars and coaches with International pedigree were chosen by the Soccer Premier League franchisees in an IPl styled auction on Monday. As expected, Hernan Crespo was the most expensive “icon” player and went to Barasat Franchisee for $ 840,000. Fernando Couto was the most expensive coach and he joined Howrah franchisee for $ 240,000. South Korean Park Ji Seung was the highest valued Asian player and he went for $ 140,000 to Kolkata Franchisee. Click here for the complete list.
Over 800 clubs accross West Bengal were each handed cheques worth Rs. 2 lakhs by the State Goverment on Monday.
It has been confirmed that India has launched a bid to host the 2017 U17 World Cup. Indian officials are confident that India will be chosen to host the tournament ahead of Jamaica and Gautemala who have also launched bids. The U17 World Cup has been held in Asia thrice in China (1985), Japan (1993) and Korea Republic (2007). Asian teams have performed well in this tournament with Saudi Arabia winning the title in 1989.
The European Championship trophy will come to India and will be displayed in three cities out of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Kochi and Pune.
The Goan Derby of last round yielded a gate collection of Rs. 78,000. This is so far the best figures for a match in Goa in this season’s I-League.
Results from Kolkata football League
Police AC 0-1 Peerless SC
George Telegraph 2-1 Tollygunge Agragami
Siddharth Khushwaha from Mumbai has signed for Spanish third division side Futbol Alcobendas Sport. Click here to read more details.