Former England striker Heskey to promote football in India

Mumbai, Dec 1 : Former England forward Emile Heskey, who represented his nation in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup will arrive here on December 8 to unveil plans for promoting and developing football in India. The former Liverpool and Leicester City player will travel to several cities in India along with the United […]

Dheeraj, Thatal can play in Europe: Delhi coach Miguel

Kolkata, Nov 12 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Angel Portugal felt the India U-17 World Cup pair of goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh and winger Komal Thatal have the quality to play in Europe. “They have a good goalkeeper and a good winger. It’s possible in the future they can play […]

Bring greater laurels, Modi tells India U-17 World Cup squad

New Delhi, Nov 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian squad that took part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday and urged them to win greater laurels for the country in future. “Consider this U-17 World Cup as just a preparation for the future. I hope you stick together as […]

Kolkata clocked over 45% of total spectators in U-17 WC: Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 30 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said Kolkata clocked in the highest spectator count among all venues of the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup. “Kolkata achieves a unique position in the U-17 World Cup. Out of 13 lakh 47 thousand spectators in India who watched the U-17 matches in […]

Mamata rides U-17 bandwagon to furbish her own image

By Milinda Ghosh Roy Kolkata, Oct 27 : Her smiling visage, besides the logo of the big tournament, adorns most roadside billboards. Her pet project for women and branding of Bengal are showcased all over. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken a world class tournament — the FIFA Under-17 World Cup — to project herself […]

From local food to local attire – a piece of India for Infantino

Kolkata, Oct 26 : From watching a Odishi dance recital, to savouring Bengal’s fish delicacies and donning a kurta and pyjama, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and other officials of the world soccer governing body would experience various shades of India at a dinner hosted by the West Bengal government on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, […]