Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico has questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata.
After a goalless first-leg semi-final clash between Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) and FC Goa, both teams will again take the field here Wednesday with everything to play for -- the winner of the tie going through to the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament final in Mumbai Dec 20.
With the Hero Indian Super League football tournament already a big hit in its inaugural edition, Brazilian great Zico on Saturday called for its merger with I-League, the top-tier professional league of the country.
A depleted Atletico de Kolkata will look to exploit the home conditions against the mighty FC Goa in a battle between two heavyweights in the first leg semifinal of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament here on Sunday.
FC Goa are relishing at the prospect of deciding on the final at home as they play the second leg of semifinal against Atletico de Kolkata in Goa by virtue of finishing second in the Hero Indian Super League football tournament.
Happy with his team's three back-to-back victories to jump to second position, FC Goa coach Zico says his boys are determined to play with the same disposition and desire in the upcoming matches of the Indian Super League, but would be taking one game at a time.
NorthEast United FC head coach Ricki Herbert Sunday kept his cards close to his chest as he downplayed the significance of his team's clash against FC Goa in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here Monday.
Just five weeks after a glitzy kickoff, India`s fledgling football league claims to be the most popular in Asia -- even if the quality of matches and performances of its ageing stars have left fans underwhelmed.
Foreigners are doing the bulk of scoring in the Indian Super League but according to Brazilian legend and F C Goa coach Zico, that does not make them better than their Indian counterparts, few of whom have left him quite impressed.
A belated birthday gift it may be but marquee player Alessandro Del Piero would still be happy, and more importantly relieved, if Delhi Dynamos are able to break their winless streak when they take on FC Goa in a match of laggards in the Indian Super League on Thursday.