Mahindra closing down wake-up call for AIFF: Bhutia

Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia
today said the shutting down of Mahindra United should serve a
wake-up call for All India Football Federation who need to
encourage fan-based clubs.

Bhutia might make a comeback in tomorrow`s I-League

India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is
expected to make a comeback when a struggling East Bengal take
on another lowly-placed outfit Mumbai FC in a battle for
survival in I-League round 21 tie at Yuba Bharati Krirangan.

Bhutia fighting to be fit ahead of match against Dempo

His side in the drop zone of the
I-League and struggling with a 13-match winless streak, East
Bengal icon player Bhaichung Bhutia, who is down with a
hamstring injury, is fighting to be fit ahead of their match.

Bhutia may play alongside Zidane, Kaka

Indian football captain Bhaichung
Bhutia may play with the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Kaka
among other soccer stars in an exhibitiion fund-raising match
in support of relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims.

AIFF release Bhutia from camp

The All India Football Federation
has released Baichung Bhutia from the ongoing National
Football Camp held here in preparation for the Asian Cup.

I will take some time to settle down: Bhutia

Having missed the IFA Shield and
Durand Cup, Bhaichung Bhutia said he is not yet fully fit and
would take some time to settle down when he dons the East
Bengal jersey in the I-League.

We will take legal action on Bhutia issue: Bagan

Bhaichung Bhutia might have signed for East Bengal after getting interim relief from the arbitrator but Mohun Bagan today maintained that the chapter was not closed and they would fight till the end.

Great to get Bhutia back: Bhowmick

Excited to get Bhaichung Bhutia from the start of the I-League, East Bengal coach Subhas
Bhowmick today said the team had been missing him and it was
great to have him back.

Bhutia happy over interim decision of AIFF arbitrator

Expressing happiness at the interim order by AIFF-appointed arbitrator allowing him to play in the I-League, Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today said "few" Mohun Bagan officials were out to destroy his career.

Why special treatment for Bhutia? Bagan to AIFF

Mohun Bagan today wrote to the All
India Football Federation (AIFF) alleging that India captain
Bhaichung Bhutia was being given "special treatment" in his
ongoing suspension row with the Kolkata club.

Houghton, Bhutia set sights on playing top Asian teams

Having won the Nehru Cup for the second consecutive time, India coach Bob Houghton on Monday set his sights on playing Asian middle-rung
countries as part of the team`s preparation for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

Bhutia, Chhetri to rest, Renedy to lead India against Syria

Captain Bhaichung Bhutia and his
regular strike partner Sunil Chhetri will be rested to
preserve them for the all-important summit clash when India
play Syria.

AIFF-Mohun Bagan meeting on Aug. 17 to resolve Bhutia issue

All India Football Federation will have a meeting with Mohun Bagan on August 17 to resolve the pending case of India captain Bhaichung Bhutia seeking a release from the green-and-maroons after a bitter stand-off.

Big challenge for Nabi

The prospect of leading a team that
may have India captain Bhaichung Bhutia in its ranks would be
a big challenge, said East Bengal skipper Syed Rahim Nabi
today.