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St Anthony’s down Verna

MARGAO: St Anthony’s, Colva moved into the quarter-finals of Young Strikers’ 26th Super Soccer when they downed Verna SC 5-4 via tie-breaker in an exciting match played at St John the Baptist grounds, Dando-Benaulim, Thursday.

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Salgaocar Veterans in finals

MARGAO: Salgaocar Veterans moved into the finals of 1st All Goa Parish Youth Nuvem Veterans Football tournament when they scored a 3-1 victory against Shanon Veterans, Fatrade in the second semi-finals played at Nuvem church grounds, Thursday evening.

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Zippo Boyz win 7-a-side football

CANACONA: Zippo Boyz Palolem won the 7-a-side Canacona taluka football tournament, organised by Ponsulem Boys, after they defeated Mashem Boys 5-4 via penalty shootout in the finals played at Ponsulem recently.

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‘India can now compete with the best in Asia’

BY MINOO FERNANDES | NT

MARGAO: Though India’s dream of making it to the 2014 World Cup may have ended abruptly due to the controversial decisions of the referee, who red-carded the Indian goalkeeper and a defender in quick succession within a few minutes of the infringements that happened in the first leg tie between India and the UAE recently, many in the football circles feel that India has the potential to make it big under coach Armando Colaco.

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Prayag to sponsor United Club

The Prayag Group, a Kolkata based business conglomerate, would invest about ` 5 crore a year over the next six years for the I-League club, which won the Durand Cup in 2010

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Chinchinim trounce Saligao

MARGAO: Union of Chinchinim Villagers registered a convincing 3-1 victory against Saligao United to move into the quarter-finals of Young Strikers’ 26th Super soccer in a well contested match played at St John the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday.

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Ambelim move into semi-finals

MARGAO: Ambelim SC sailed into the semi-finals of Our Lady of Merces Soccer, registering a 5-3 win against Goa Velha via the tie breaker in an exciting quarter-finals match played at Chinchinim church grounds, Wednesday. Both the teams played a 2-2 draw during the regulation time.

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Custodio Memorial Football is pride of Raia

BY MINOO FERNANDES | NT

MARGAO: Football is played everyday in the coastal belt with many big tournaments but on the other side of Salcete taluka which is mostly nestled by hills, such events are not so common except in Curtorim village which has produced many international players of repute.

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