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AFC President condoles the death of Asiad gold medallist Fortunato Franco!

The AFC President Mr. Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa extended his condolences for the demise of former India International Fortunato Franco, dated today om Monday, May 10, 2021. In a letter addressed to AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel, the AFC President said, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the …

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AIFF condoles the death of 1962 Asian Games gold medallist Fortunato Franco!

The All India Football Federation condoles the demise of former Indian National team midfielder Mr. Fortunato Franco, who passed away today in Goa. Mr. Franco was an integral part of India’s Asian Games Gold Medal winning team in the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta where India beat South Korea 2-1 …

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AIFF condoles demise of 1962 Asian Games gold medalist D Ethiraj!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoles the sad demise of the 1962 Asian Games gold medal-winning team member D Ethiraj, who breathed his last on Friday, December 11, 2020. He was 86 years old. The prolific centre forward was a member of the historic Chuni Goswami-led Blue Tigers side …

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420 Grams S02E52: Throwback to Glory Days of Indian Football, the 1962 Asian Games Gold Medal!

Journalists Jaydeep Basu and Siddharth Saxena of the Times of India sat with the 420 Grams crew to look back at Indian football team’s gold medal run at the 1962 Asian Games. The discussion, naturally, revolved around a time when Indian football took more steps forward, than back. The discussion, …

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India lifted 1962 Asian Games football gold today!

I still feel goosebumps when I go back to that evening of 4th September 1962. The Senayan Main Stadium in Jakarta was jam-packed with a partisan 1,00,000-strong Indonesian crowd cheering for Korea Republic at the top of their voice. But we had our support too. Any guesses? Strange as it …

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1962 Asian Games gold medal winning goalkeeper Prodyut Burman no more!

Former India international goalkeeper Prodyut Burman, who was a member of the gold winning Indian football team at the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games, died at a state-run hospital in Kolkata on Saturday. Burman was 81 and leaves behind his wife, a son and a daughter. In recent years Prodyut Burman …

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