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Ganguly hopes other ISL franchises rope in international clubs too

A day after bagging the rights of ISL`s Kolkata franchise with Spanish side Atletico Madrid as one of the partners, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Monday hoped the other franchises would also try to rope in leading international clubs to better Indian soccer.

Follow the Japanese model, Dunga advises India

Brazil`s soccer World Cup winning captain and former coach Carlos Dunga has a prescription for lifting Indian soccer standards - follow the Japanese model.

India start Nehru Cup campaign in style, beat Syria 2-1

Dutchman Wim Koevermans` stint as the coach of the Indian football team started on a positive note as Portugal-returned skipper Sunil Chhetri and Anthony Pereira`s strikes propelled the hosts to a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener on Wednesday.