Luis Norton de Matos

I-League: Indian Arrows coach Luis Norton de Matos upset with Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem pursuing European opportunities

I-League: Indian Arrows coach Luis Norton de Matos upset with Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem pursuing European opportunities

The 17-year-old Dheeraj, who has been training under Matos for nearly a year has not extended his contract with the development squad of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) which expired on December 31, to quit the I-League.

Jan 01, 2018, 17:04 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cuppers Indian Arrows begin I-League campaign with 3-0 win over Chennai City

FIFA U-17 World Cuppers Indian Arrows begin I-League campaign with 3-0 win over Chennai City

Defender Boris Thangjam, who, like Aniket, was also a part of India's U-17 FIFA World Cup side, added to the tally by scoring in the 90th minute.

Nov 29, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
India thrash Turkmenistan 3-0, end AFC U-19 campaign on high

India thrash Turkmenistan 3-0, end AFC U-19 campaign on high

India ended the Qualifiers with four points from three matches.

Nov 08, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup in India a success: England coach

FIFA U-17 World Cup in India a success: England coach

Overwhelmed by the response of the tournament, Cooper further said there has been brilliant coverage of the games in India.

Oct 13, 2017, 21:54 PM IST
We have learnt a lot from FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players

We have learnt a lot from FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players

The hosts crashed out of the tournament at the group stage, losing all their three matches. They gave a tough fight to Colombia in their 1-2 defeat but suffered drubbings against the USA (0-3) and Ghana (0-4).

Oct 13, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
How India coach explained FIFA U-17 WC exit with epic analogies

How India coach explained FIFA U-17 WC exit with epic analogies

India played its best match against Colombia, including India’s historic first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup by Jeakson Singh. But still lost 2-1.

Oct 13, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: We lost focus in happiness of scoring, says India coach

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We lost focus in happiness of scoring, says India coach

India scored in the 80th minute. Midfielder Jeakson Singh had entered history books. India had its first footballer to score in a FIFA World Cup. It almost sent the boys in dreamland, without realising the Colombians had re-started and then, in a flash, restored their lead. Juan Penaloza scored again, his second, and a match-winner at that.

Oct 10, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
We are ready for Colombia, will go for win: India U-17 coach Matos

We are ready for Colombia, will go for win: India U-17 coach Matos

In their maiden World Cup appearance, India were blanked 0-3 by USA on Friday, and the coach was not pleased with the result.

Oct 08, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: India failed to cause problems for opponents, says Luis Norton De Matos

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India failed to cause problems for opponents, says Luis Norton De Matos

A clumsy first-half challenge within the penalty box from defender Jitendra Singh and US skipper Josh Sargent captivating on the opportunity sent home the penalty to take the tourists 1-0 up. Andrew Carleton and Chris Durkin struck in the second half of the game as the match ended 3-0 in favour of USA.

Oct 07, 2017, 16:43 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hope to create history with crowd support as 12th player, says India coach

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hope to create history with crowd support as 12th player, says India coach

It's a huge gap that Indian football is trying to bridge, but De Matos seems to have done his homework to exploit the slightest of weaknesses in their first high-profile opponents - the USA.

Oct 06, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
India should take U-17 World Cup as 'a first step for future', says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India should take U-17 World Cup as 'a first step for future', says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India are drawn in a tough Group A along with former champions Ghana, Colombia and United States of America, and de Matos dropped enough hints that his side may not reach the knock-out stage of the competition, beginning on October 6.

Sep 30, 2017, 20:04 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Amarjit Kiyam says he's surprised at being picked captain

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Amarjit Kiyam says he's surprised at being picked captain

Head coach de Matos told his 21 boys to pick a captain of their choice and Manipuri midfielder Amarjit got the highest number of votes, ahead of Jitendra Singh and Suresh Singh Wangjam who led the side in the AFC U-16 Championships and BRICS Cup 2016 held in India.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
India can put strong teams under pressure in FIFA U-17 World Cup: Matos

India can put strong teams under pressure in FIFA U-17 World Cup: Matos

India are clubbed with Colombia, USA and Ghana in Group A of the tournament starting October 6.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Hosts India undergo first practice session for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Hosts India undergo first practice session for FIFA U-17 World Cup

India have been drawn in Group A with USA, Colombia and Ghana. Colombia, the first team to arrive in India, were also undergoing a practice session at the same training ground.

Sep 27, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
India U-17 football coach De Matos tags team as inexperienced

India U-17 football coach De Matos tags team as inexperienced

"I can give example -- Portuguese players, Spanish players, German players, Brazil players start playing at the age of 6 and come here with 10-11 years experience and this is our big problem," the 63-year-old added.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

In an effort to field a strong team, the AIFF has arranged for an exposure trip of Europe where it faced Serbia, Macedonia and Benfica SL among other club and national teams.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
India name 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

India name 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Two NRIs, Namit Deshpande and Sunny Dhaliwal, have been named in the team by head coach Luis Norton de Matos.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:50 PM IST
India bracing for U-17 World Cup Challenge: Luis Norton de Matos

India bracing for U-17 World Cup Challenge: Luis Norton de Matos

Matos said India did not play enough matches against national teams but the performance against Chile should hold them in good stead.

Sep 17, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Chile result a sign that positive outcome possible for India at U-17 World Cup: Coach Luis Norton de Matos

Chile result a sign that positive outcome possible for India at U-17 World Cup: Coach Luis Norton de Matos

The Indian Colts came from a goal down to hold Chile after being reduced to 10 men in Mexico City in a 1-1 draw.

Aug 14, 2017, 12:30 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: We will show India can compete against the best, says coach Luis Norton de Matos

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We will show India can compete against the best, says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India are clubbed along with strong teams Ghana (two-time champions and two-time runners-up), Colombia and United States. All of India's matches will be played in New Delhi.

Jul 20, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

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