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‘Little Bodyguard’ Ninthoi trains with his mom during COVID-19 lockdown!

While the world observes the lockdown hoping to see out the COVID-19 pandemic threat, a quaint little courtyard in a suburban area of Imphal, Manipur is buzzing with repetitive thuds of a football. In the courtyard, the lean yet sturdy figure of Ninthoinganba Meetei is seen running constantly from one …

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420 Grams S02E30: All the Juice from one of India’s celebrated young football coaches!

Floyd Pinto has taken his passion for football from Mumbai’s Kenkre FC to the highest levels in the country. Having worked closely with the India Under-17 squad that became the first to represent the country at a FIFA World Cup, to helping boys like Amarjit Kiyam, Anirudh Thapa, Suresh Wangjam, …

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AIFF Technical Committee meets at Football House!

The AIFF Technical Committee under the Chairmanship of Shyam Thapa met at AIFF Headquarters, the Football House on Friday, November 29. The Head Coach of the Senior National Team Igor Stimac gave a detailed presentation on the performance of the Indian Senior Men’s National Team in their last five qualifying …

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420 Grams S02E10: India U-19 debacle leaves little hope for next round FIFA World Cup qualifiers!

India’s under-19 men’s football team played and lost three successive games at the just-concluded qualifiers for the AFC Under-19 Championships. In this episode of the 420 Grams, they look at the pipeline for the national team, examine the problems in the system despite the high levels of publicity and hype, …

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India U-19 lose 0-3 to Afghanistan in AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers!

India ended their 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers campaign with a 0-3 loss to Afghanistan on Sunday, November 10 at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Khobar. The Afghans scored thrice in the first half, racing into an early lead. The Indians did try to pull it back, …

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Floyd Pinto: India U-19s determined to end on a winning note!

India will go up against Afghanistan in their third and final match of the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers on Sunday, November 10. Having finished on the losing end in their first two games against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, head coach Floyd Pinto stated that the team wants to finish …

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India lose 0-4 to Saudi Arabia, out of AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers!

India bowed out of the race for the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers after a 0-4 loss to hosts Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 8 at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Khobar. The home side opened the scoring in the second minute as forward Mohammad Khalil Marran …

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India U-19s Floyd Pinto: We’ll do everything to win against Saudi Arabia!

India will take on hosts Saudi Arabia in their second match of the AFC U-19 Championships 2020 Qualifiers on Friday, November 8, after beginning their campaign with a 0-2 defeat to Uzbekistan in the Group F opener. “It was not the result that we wanted but there’s no time to …

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India U-19 go down to Uzbekistan in AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers!

India began their AFC U-19 Championship 2020 qualification campaign with a 0-2 loss against Uzbekistan on Wednesday, November 6 at the Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The match was goalless after the break, with both sides threatening to score, but the Uzbeks scored twice in …

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