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The credit for the Indian national team's recent upswing in FIFA ranking to 96 from the 170s not too long ago should mainly go to Indian Super League (ISL) coaches, as the players greatly benefited from them, feels former Indian-origin English Premier League forward Michael Chopra.
Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra to start coaching career from scratch with AIFF D-Licence
The former Kerala Blasters forward, Michael Chopra, has been pursuing the AIFF D-Licence course at the Cooperage over the past week.
The key for Kerala will also be how well their midfield pivots, Mehtab Hossain and Azarack Muhamat do to contain Delhi.
Kerala Blasters' first goal came off a goalkeeping howler, but it was borne out of the relentless pressure from their speedy trio. The second was a perfect example of how a 4-3-3 formation should function
CK Vineeth scored two goals in the last five minutes as Kerala Blasters stunned Chennaiyin FC 3-1 for their first league win over their Southern rivals in Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
Kerala Blasters were appalling in the first half, a pale shadow of the team that had dismantled FC Goa with verve and speed in attack in their previous outing.
Mumbai City FC’s unraveling can be traced to one point – the suspension of defensive midfielder Pronay Halder.
For Kerala, breaking their goalless streak was always going to be the first target. And it came against Mumbai City FC, who were at second place before Friday evening
Despite hogging possession, dominating midfield, and absolutely suffocating Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters were held to a draw. But this was an unbelievably dominant performance by the Blasters.
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Like most teams that deploy the 3-4- 3, Kerala Blasters struggled with width. Additionally, NEUFC's five-man midfield meant they couldn't play a flat line either and were facing the danger of a counter attack
Steve Coppell could model Kerala Blasters around the stronger side of his character, that of a Manchester United player with a fortress for a home ground.
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National football coach Stephen Constantine may have ruled Michael Chopra out from representing India but the British PIO today said he's not lost hope and was waiting the 53-year-old's exit.
The benefits of including players with overseas experience is self-explanatory, because when it comes to training, infrastructure, professional management, or quality of football, India ranks among the lowest in the world.
If the AIFF can manage to convince the government to change their policy towards allowing foreign-born Indian origin players, then Constantine can start working on inducting players like Michael Chopra
Chennaiyin FC will look to consolidate their position in the points table while Kerala Blasters FC will be seeking to open their account when they take on each other in an Indian Super League fixture in Chennai.
Spanish striker Koke's opportunistic first-half strike ensured a 1-0 win for the NorthEast FC against Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the second match of the Hero Indian Super League.