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July 7, 2017

ATK appoint Westwood as technical director

Kolkata, July 7:) Two-time India Super League (ISL) champions Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) on Friday appointed former Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood as their technical director for the forthcoming season."I take this opportunity to welcome our technical director Ashley Westwood to ATK family and believe that it is going to be a fascinating experience for him," ATK co-owner Sanjiv Goenka said in a statement. "Our effort to incorporate professionalism and build a well-knit team has further been…

Amiya disappoints fans at Asian athletics meet

Bhubaneswar, July 7: Odia sprinter Amiya Kumar Mallick continued his disappointing performance at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship at Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.Even as the local crowd was cheering up for the Odia lad, Mallick got disqualified in the semi-finals of the men 100 metres sprint to the shock of the frenzied crowd. Mallick was out of the competition due to a false start in the semi-final round. "I had specially come to see Amiya perform on the track. But his disqualification broke my heart. He…

Indian colts ready for U-17 World Cup, asserts coach

Mumbai, July 7: Despite being drawn in a tough group, India U-17 coach Luis Norton de Matos asserted on Friday that his boys will aim to create a splash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year.India were placed in Group A alongside the United States, Colombia and Ghana at the draw for the October 6-28 tournament here on Friday evening. "In Football, the word impossible does not exist and we are going to fight in every game, in every moment to give it our best on the pitch," Matos said after the draw…

U-17 World Cup India team ready face any side: Chhetri

Mumbai, July 7: Praising the spirit and attitude of the Indian colts, senior national team skipper Sunil Chhetri on Friday expressed confidence that the Indian colts will give their best in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup.India have been clubbed with Colombia, thed United States and Ghana in Group A of the 24-team tournament starting on October 6. Speaking after the draw, Chhetri said: "It's the best tournament in the world in this age group. I am really excited. The boys are well prepared. I was talking to one of…

U-17 World Cup is one I will always remember: Kanu

Mumbai, July 7: Former Nigeria forward Nwankwo Kanu on Friday said the 1993 U-17 World Cup is a tournament he will always remember being part of and the youth showpiece played a big role in shaping his career."It's something that I'll always remember. That was a stepping stone for me," Kanu who is one of the FIFA legends taking part in the draw here, told FIFA's official website. "That World Cup made me. Being at the World Cup knowing that they had been doing well, it was a big…
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