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Indian football: 3 takeaways from India’s friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates

Some important takeaways from India’s games against Oman and UAE … India took the field after 492 days without football and resumed their preparation for the upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying matches with international friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. Head coach Igor Stimac delivered 11 debuts to Indian […]

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‘Lesson learned the hard way’: Igor Stimac’s India is simply no match for the exceptional UAE

It was a night to forget, but a great learning experience for Igor Stimac’s guys … India will return home from Dubai with contrasting experiences from their two friendly matches which they played against Oman and UAE on March 25 and 29, respectively. While against Oman, the Blue Tigers showed character and fought valiantly to […]

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Speedboat spectacle aside, Nigeria must convince against Benin

The Super Eagles must be at their best to maintain the initiative in the Afcon classification Nigeria may need an unthinkable collapse to miss the African Cup of Nations, but have no illusions, Benin’s play remains a critical element for this Super Eagles team. In terms of Afcon’s qualification, of course, victory would confirm Nigeria’s […]

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Twitter reacts when South Africa fails to defeat Ghana in Afcon 2022 Qualifier

Soccer fans from both countries took to social media to share their thoughts on the Group C clash South Africa failed to defeat a weakened Ghanaian team in qualifying for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday night. Ghana was left without several key players such as Richard Ofori, John Boye, Thomas Partey, Andre […]

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Benin vs Nigeria: Squirrels that could hurt the Super Eagles

What opponents should Gernot Rohr’s troops beware of in Saturday’s meeting in Porto-Novo? In Saturday’s meeting between Benin and Nigeria in Porto-Novo, the top two teams in Group L will battle for qualification for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as the target. Nigeria leads the way with eight points, with this weekend’s […]

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African football venue: the enigma of Iheanacho de Rohr

Gernot Rohr’s surprising puzzle was one of the hot topics on this week’s African Football HQ podcast, as Ed Dove and Malek Shafei put forward Nigeria vs Benin. It’s a critical international break for the Super Eagles, who have a lot to prove after last year’s bizarre double game against Sierra Leone. Both teams played […]

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Kolo Touré: Why does the former Arsenal and Man City star deserve so much better?

As the former defender turns 40, Goal examines his legacy and wonders why he isn’t considered one of the Premier League’s biggest imports. However you look at it, Kolo TourĂ© had a remarkable playing career and certainly exceeded expectations after joining Arsenal in a bargain deal from ASEC Mimosas in 2002. The former Ivory Coast […]

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NxGn India: Harsh Patre – The GFDC Indian Arrows graduate with eyes on the 2022 AFC U19 Qualifiers

The 18-year-old has scored three goals in the current I-League campaign in Kolkata … As part of our NxGn India series, Aim takes a closer look at the country’s most promising young talents. Next up in this role is talented Indian Arrows midfielder Harsh Patre, who is beginning to make a name for himself and […]

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ISL 2020-21: Impact of the seventh foreigner separated the champions Mumbai City from ATK Mohun Bagan

While the champions had a solid contingent of foreign players, ATK Mohun Bagan’s seventh foreign player never gave himself up to them during the season … The seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) has ended and Mumbai City is the undisputed champion of India, having won both the League Winners Shield and the […]

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Mumbai City Proves ISL History After Failure Final With ATK Mohun Bagan

The Islanders became the first team to win the league winners crest and the ISL trophy after a strange final … In many ways this was an Indian Super League (ISL) final that promised a lot. Two clearly superior teams throughout the season had earned the right to fight for that piece of silver. And […]

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