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India coach Constantine: Individual errors cost us the New Zealand game!

After crashing to their first defeat in three matches in the Intercontinental Cup against New Zealand Head Coach Stephen Constantine maintained “individual errors cost us (India) the game”. “When you win two matches back–to-back sometimes you get carried away,” Constantine said referring to India’s 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei and …

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Intercontinental Cup: A second string India lose 1-2 to New Zealand!

The left-foot of a 19-year old player of Indian origin Sarpreet Singh spurred New Zealand to a deserving 2-1 victory over India in the Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday, June 7. Singh didn’t score but set up the two goals besides tormenting the Indians all throughout, …

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Intercontinental Cup: India want to continue winning run against New Zealand!

Two back to back victories in the Intercontinental Cup seem to have made the Indian National Team more determined to “keep the ball rolling”. “We have started off in an exquisite manner but now the challenge is to get the job done in the same fashion. The momentum needs to …

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New Zealand’s Sarpreet Singh wants to put his Punjabi to test speaking to Gurpreet & Jhingan!

On the surface he comes across as just a suave 2K young guy standing distinctly in the crowd. Not that he is the tallest, but his achievements and promise are quite. Barely 19, the talented Sarpreet Singh is the ‘Dipak Patel of New Zealand Football’, the first Footballer of Indian …

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Intercontinental Cup: New Zealand beat Chinese Taipei 1-0!

New Zealand opened their points tally in the Intercontinental Cup after the All Whites defeated Chinese Taipei 1-0 at the Andheri Sports Complex today, June 5 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Myer Bevan’s 36th minute penalty gave the All Whites three points as they trumped over their opponents. The All Whites dominated …

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Intercontinental Cup: Kenya win 2-1 against New Zealand in their opener!

Kenya opened their account in the Intercontinental Cup with an impressive 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai on Saturday, June 2 night. Sarpreet Singh opened the scoreline in the 42nd minute for New Zealand but Kenya scored in each half to earn all three …

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Intercontinental Cup: Opponent coaches laud AIFF for ‘inviting’ them!

New Zealand and Kenya contingent heaped lavish praises on All India Football Federation for inviting them to the Intercontinental Cup which they feel is a “unique concept.” “We would like to grab this opportunity with both hands. On the behalf of the Kenya Football Federation, we would like to thank …

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New Zealand coach Fritz Schmid: India are somewhere between Sleeping Giant & Rising Competitor!

New Zealand head coach Fritz Schmid labelled India lying somewhere between “a sleeping giant and a rising competitor”. In an exclusive interview to AIFF Media prior to the kick-off of the Intercontinental Cup, Schmid speaks at length about how he feels India will be more prepared for the tournament after …

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Intercontinental Cup: India open campaign against Chinese Taipei!

India will take on Chinese Taipei on the opening day of the much-awaited Intercontinental Cup which kicks-off at the Mumbai Football Arena on June 1, 2018. The other two teams in the competition – Kenya and New Zealand will play their first match against each other the next day. The …

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New Zealand’s football kits by Nike evoke the Spirit of a Maori Legend!

In Maori legend, New Zealand’s endemic silver fern represents strength, resistance and power. These traits relate to the unique underside of the tree’s fronds that reflect under moonlight, creating something akin to a natural nightlight. Thus, they have been celebrated for guiding travellers. “People in New Zealand rally behind the …

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