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VIDEO: Kolkata’s German Football Academy visit to Germany!

Kolkata-based students of the German Football Academy visited Germany from May 18 to 27, 2018 to participate in the renowned Pfingstturnier youth tournament of SG Hackenberg in Remscheid besides train in Munich and Hoffenheim. Watch the video above for the unforgettable experiences of the kids on the tour!

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Bundesliga 2 – Photo Gallery: VfL Bochum 2-0 Eintracht Braunschweig!

VfL Bochum registered another win under their Indian origin head coach Robin Dutt on Easter Sunday, April 1. Bochum defeated Eintracht Braunschweig 2-0 in a Bundesliga 2 match at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion to move into eighth position in the table on 37 points, but they are only four points away …

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October 6, 2017: India play their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in New Delhi tonight!

Sadly I won’t be in New Delhi tonight to cheer on the Indian Under-17 boys in their opening match against the United State of America of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup being hosted by India. Physically I won’t be there, but somehow like many others I will be there …

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VfL Wolfsburg training camp and meeting Freddie Ljungberg again!

German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg kicked-off their second summer training camp ahead of the 2017/18 Bundesliga season at the Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte in Marienfeld, Germany on Monday, July 24. My colleague Chris Punnakkattu and I had the opportunity to attend the afternoon training session yesterday, July 25 to get a first-hand …

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World Football Forum 2017 to feature Indian Football session!

The 2017 edition of the World Football Forum is set to feature an Indian Football session, which will be moderated by me. The WFF 2017 is being held from May 18 to 21 in the Chinese city of Changsha in Hunan province. As the organisers say, India is the ‘New …

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Tapping the Sports Ecosystem in India – Indian consulate in Frankfurt holds its first sports centric event!

The German-Indian relations in politics, business and culture look back on a long and successful history. The cooperation is now also to be further developed and intensified in the field of sport. The Indian consulate in Frankfurt am Main organised a business networking event on Thursday, March 23, 2017 under …

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VIDEO: My visit to the under renovation Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata!

I visited the Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata earlier today, March 2 to have a look personally on the state of the ongoing renovation work ahead of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. I couldn’t enter all areas due to the ongoing work, but still I got a good overview of …

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Watching a UAE Arabian Gulf League match in Dubai!

I am currently on work in Dubai and last Thursday, September 22, I got the chance to watch my first-ever local football league match in the United Arab Emirates, a top tier 2016/17 UAE Arabian Gulf League game between hosts Al Nasr and current league champions Al Ahli at the …

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