articles by Dilip Unnikrishnan

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ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa praises Subhasish Bose for adapting quickly to new position

Costa was impressed with Subhasish's performance and praised the defender for fitting in quickly despite joining the squad late in the pre-season.

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ISL 2018-19: Jorge Costa stands vindicated after disciplined Mumbai City FC beat FC Pune City in Maharashtra Derby

Mumbai City Fc put in a disciplined performance against Pune City FC in their 2-0 win in the Maharashtra Derby.

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ISL 2018-19: With Marcelinho back, FC Pune City start as favourites in Maharashtra Derby against Mumbai City FC

Given their dismal record against FC Pune City, Mumbai City FC’s wait for a win this season may last longer.

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ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City U-18 coach Mehrajuddin Wadoo wants to provide platform for young footballers from Jammu and Kashmir

Fresh after launching the State Football Academy in Kashmir, Wadoo is looking to provide youngsters from Kashmir the chance to establish themselves as professional footballers in his role as the head coach of the FC Pune CIty U-18 team.

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ISL 2018-19: Jakob Vanlalhlimpuia's stunning rise from Mizoram Premier League to playing alongside Emiliano Alfaro

With a long season ahead of him, Jakob is relishing the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Marcelinho and Alfaro, and hopefully, finding the back of the net as frequently as they do.

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ISL 2018-19: Jamshedpur FC coach Cesar Ferrando expresses happiness with commitment of young players in club

Jamshedpur FC head coach Cesar Ferrando said that the door to the senior team will always be open for players from the academy and the reserve side.

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ISL 2018-19: With strong core and talented youth, onus on Miguel Angel Portugal to lead FC Pune City to first title

With a strong core and promising young talents, FC Pune City can build on their semi-final finish last season and challenge for their first ISL title.

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ISL 2018-19: Coaches, international players divided over three mid-season breaks scheduled for fifth season

The ISL organisers have introduced breaks keeping in mind the Indian national team's preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

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Arpinder Singh's journey from enduring naysayers to courting Asian Games glory speaks of his character and resolve to excel

On a hot and humid night in Jakarta, Arpinder Singh finally laid to rest the internal demons and silenced the naysayers who doubted him by winning gold.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' defensive tactics edge off-colour Belgium as he leads France to consecutive finals

The outcome of the final will, unfortunate as it may be, decide Deschamps' managerial future, despite taking France to two major finals within two years.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: France trudge into semi-finals but Didier Deschamps must display tactical nous to lead them to title

With his contract with France ending with Euro 2020, Didier Deschamps knows that nothing less than a finals appearance will satisfy the fans back home.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe justifies comparisons with Ronaldo after single-handedly leading France to quarters

In his fledgling career, Mbappe has played second fiddle to more illustrious strikers — Radamel Falcao at Monaco and Neymar and Edinson Cavani at PSG — while in his 19-match international career, Griezmann has hogged the spotlight. On Saturday, Mbappe undoubtedly was the star of the show.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Antoine Griezmann's poor form, below-par reserves cause for concern for France

France haven't really been tested yet at the World cup but neither have they managed to set the stage on fire despite boasting of some of the best players in the world.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' France yet to realise full potential of youthful squad after unconvincing win over Peru

Despite having made it past the group stage, Didier Deschamps youthful France side hasn't realised its full potential.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' conservative tactics in France's tame win over Australia leave lot to be desired

Rather than establish their credentials as favourites to win the title, France's tame start to the tournament against Australia leaves a lot to be desired.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: With ideal balance of youth and experience, France are favourites to achieve glory in Russia

With Didier Deschamps at the helm, France, boasting of a perfect balance between youth and experience are favourites to clinch their second FIFA World Cup.

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Intercontinental Cup: India's loss to New Zealand puts spotlight on hosts' lack of squad depth

Stephen Constantine's men escaped with a narrow loss as the Kiwis’ wastefulness in the attacking third saved India the blushes.

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Intercontinental Cup: U-23 players key to India's preparation for AFC Asian Cup, says Anas Edathodika

Anas Edathodika, who has 10 caps to his name, believes that the younger players are mentally strong and have confidence that belies their age.

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AFC Asian Cup: Sandesh Jhingan seeks inspiration from Leicester City, Aizawl as India prepare for tournament

Sandesh Jhingan, India’s defensive mainstay, is seeking inspiration from Leicester City and Aizawl FC’s unlikely league triumphs ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

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ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory praises team's fortitude after title win; Albert Roca says 'not our day'

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory said: “We didn’t let BFC back in the game. The third goal helped us relax more because we knew they needed to come at us more often and it allowed us space to attack. Their second goal made it a bit difficult in the end.”