Free Press Journal
  • New football club launched in Mumbai

    Mumbai : The Colaba Sports League and the Vile Parle Football League, two separate entities, have joined hands to set up the ‘Community Football Club of India’, which was launched at a function at the WIFA Banquet Hall, Cooperage, on Tuesday evening.

  • PM Modi encourages India U-17 Football players to aim higher

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he saw “spark” in the footballers who represented India in their maiden FIFA World Cup and encouraged them to consider it as stepping stone to bigger things. The prime minister invited the players after they came back from Saudi Arabia following the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England hammer Spain 5-2

    Kolkata : England swaggered their way into the FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph and the invigorating final against Spain was as much a celebration of attacking football as it was about an incredible turnaround. The Three Lions colts hammered The La Rojas juniors 5-2 in the highest-scoring final in the history of this age-group tournament.

  • Brazil finish third with 2-0 win over Mali

    Kolkata : A goalkeeping howler and Yuri Alberto’s opportunistic late strike were enough for Brazil to beat Mali 2-0 in an uninspiring match and finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

  • England has improved since Euro final, feels Spain coach

    Kolkata : Spain coach Santi Denia on Friday said England has improved in every aspect of the game since the two teams met each other in the Euro U-17 final in May earlier this year.

  • Playing seven games bigger than final: Brazilian coach

    Kolkata : Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu is disappointed that they are not in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but feels the fact that they are getting to play seven games at a youth event augurs well for the development of their footballers.

  • India has delivered a hugely successful U-17 World Cup: FIFA

    Kolkata : FIFA on Thursday lauded India for delivering a hugely successful Under-17 World Cup, both in terms of quality of football as well as organization and said that the country seems capable of hosting bigger global tournaments in the future.

  • England takes a day off, Spain trains hard

    Kolkata : England team members took much needed rest while their Spanish rivals hit the training session less than 24 hours after they defeated Mali ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final, here on October 28.

  • Brewster dose for Brazil

    Samba music silenced as English prodigy send favorites home

  • Ruiz strikes twice as Spain stop battling Mali to enter final

    Navi Mumbai : European champions Spain staved off a battling Mali to emerge 3-1 winners in a rip-roaring, action-packed semi-final contest to enter the summit clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the D Y Patil Stadium, here.

  • Mali defeat Ghana

    Guwahati : Mali won the battle of west African giants, beating Ghana 2-1 in a brusing quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Saturday.

  • Match against Mali should have been postponed, says Ghana coach

    Guwahati : Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin on Saturday said that their FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal match against Mali, which was played under very bad ground conditions due to incessant rain, here should have been postponed and played on another day.