Fantasy Football – 5 Indian Players giving their Best

Though we tend to play online football games now, football is field sport where two teams of 11 players each. They try to manoeuvre the ball into the opposition’s goal using any part of their bodies except for the hands and arms.

Only the goalkeepers of teams can manage footballs with hands. On-field, the team which scores the most goals wins a match. And fantasy football league fans win a football contest by scoring maximum points.

Football is the world’s most popular sport, both in terms of followers and participants. The sport is simple in its principal rules and needs minimal equipment to play, thus leading to its huge popularity as well as the popularity of fantasy football. It is similarly popular in India though India still hasn’t qualified for the football world cup.

In our today’s post, we are mentioning five Indian players who are giving their best to the team. Read them all and play fantasy premier league at 11wickets.com:

Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri plays for Indian club Bengaluru FC in the Indian Soccer League. In 2002, Chhetri began his professional career at Mohun Bagan. He took a transition and then proceeded to JCT football club where he scored 21 goals in 48 games. In 2010, he was signed by a Major Soccer League named the Kansas City Wizards. Soon, he became the third player from the Asian subcontinent to travel abroad and play for the sport. Soon he was back in India’s I-League where he played for Mohun Bagan and Chirag United before going back overseas where he came from.

He had a big role to make India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, the 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the 2011 SAFF Championship. Chhetri was known as one of India’s best player during the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup in which India won the tournament.

He took India forward in scoring during their momentary campaign at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup with two goals. Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year four times in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje Lalpekhlua is an Indian professional footballer who plays for Chennaiyin. In 2015, he won the I-league with Mohun Bagan and the Indian Super League with Chennaiyin and was subsequently named the FPAI Football Player of the Year

He won the 2016 AIFF Player of the Year also said that he has learned a lot from the ups and downs in his life since his international debut against Chinese Taipei in 2011.

Sandesh Jhigan

He is a defending player and plays for the Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League and the India football team. In Intercontinental cup 2018, Jhingan enjoyed a marvellous game against Kenya as well and was presented with the hero of the match award. He was confident enough that Kenyan forwards had no place to breathe and that could happen because of his expert defending skills.

Pronay Halder

On 16 January 2016, Halder made his debut for Mohun Bagan against Salgaocar which Bagan won 4-2. Halder has made total 10 appearances in I-League season and bagged two Man of the Match awards. He was the first choice defensive midfielder in Bagan but due to a knee injury it kept him aside for 2 weeks

On 8 January 2017, Halder played against Churchill Brothers in the first game of the season. He has been a part in AFC Cup for Bagan in most of the group stage matches. He was signed for Mumbai City FC for 2016 ISL season. On 23 July 2017, Halder got picked by FC Goa in ISL Draft for the 2017-18 season

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Indian club Bengaluru FC. Sandhu was named the captain of the India national team for the friendly match against Puerto Rico, a match India won 4–1.

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Fantasy Football – Sikkim Sniper of Indian Football

Football – often known as the beautiful game. And this is for a reason. You can play the game almost anywhere with just a football at your feet, even play online fantasy football games.

We have seen kids playing on Indian streets with empty cans, bottles or even rocks. Since, the arrival of online football games in India, more and more football fans prefer participating in the game sitting in their living room.

Once you begin playing fantasy football leagues at 11wickets.com, you need to know about the football players who are the gem of the nation. India’s dream of participating at football world cup depends on the contribution of star Indian players.

Read on about Baichung Bhutia, the star of the Indian football team. And do not forget to include him in your fantasy premier league team next time.

Baichung Bhutia, the Sikkim sniper, as he called throughout his long two-decade career stood out amongst his peers. And he became the legendary footballer of modern India. He is the poster boy of Indian football Team all over the world. Born on December 15, 1976, in Tinkitam, a small village in south Sikkim, Bhutia was a top-class athlete as kid. And along with football also played Badminton and Basketball.

His parents got concerned with his obsession for soccer as he wasn’t paying enough attention to studies. But his Uncle Karma Bhutia kept encouraging him and helped him get a Scholarship at the Tashi Namgyal Academy in Sikkim. He impressed one and all with his abilities there and soon made it into the SAI centre in Gangtok. That was just the beginning, rest is just history.

Career of Baichung Bhutia

Baichung Bhutia started playing as a striker and caught the attention of everybody for the first time at the Subroto Cup 1992 held at Delhi, wherein he was bestowed upon the Best Player award. Bhaskar Ganguly, the former goalkeeper of the Indian Football team was especially impressed by his talent and supported him to move ahead to professional Football. On the field, Bhaichung continued to impress and made rapid strides.

In 1994, he top scorer in the Kolkata first division for East Bengal club with a healthy return of fourteen goals, also won the best player in the league awards. Baichung Bhutia got transferred from East Bengal to the ambitious JCT in 1995. With them he won the first ever National Football League in 1996-97, again winning the Golden Boot as he scored 14 goals in 20 appearances. He created history by becoming the youngest player to have ever scored for India by slotting home the winner against the Uzbeks. He was just 19 at that time.

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Fantasy Football – 5 Best Football Stadiums in India

Gone are the days when Cricket was the only sport in India. Moreover, with the rise of the football league and the increasing fan base for fantasy football games; Indian football is starting to dream for better again.

India has hosted the 2017 U-17 FIFA World and will once be the host for the 2020 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Hence, if that doesn’t show India’s progress in the fantasy football league, what will?

And for the world tournaments, international games, domestic fantasy premier league and several domestic games; also, India has worked wonders to provide bests possible football grounds.

Here are the five best football stadiums in India. Read on and play fantasy football at 11wickets.com

Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru

Built in 1997, multi-purpose Sree Kanteerava Stadium also has rock climbing walls, a running track, and a volleyball court. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. Sree Kanteerava Stadium has also hosted several Indian football games.

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the stadium naming after India’s first Prime Minister. Along with football, the multi-purpose stadium also hosts volleyball, basketball, table tennis and Kabaddi. The stadium has capacity of 27,877, but only 19,484 of them opened during domestic league games.

Fatorda Stadium, Goa

Fatorda Stadium, officially known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has been the home of various football teams since 1989. The residents of Goa bring their carnival culture to the stadium every time the stadium hosts a football game. The stadium renovated in 2014 as it became the home of FC Goa. It has the capacity of 25,000 people, which reduces to 18,600 during domestic football games.

JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur

JRD Tata Sports Complex is one of the finest football stadiums of India after its renovation in 2017. The current capacity of the stadium is 25000 people. It also houses a 32-years-old institute, the Tata Football Academy.

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati

North-East India is the home of Indian football. And teams play their games at the India Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Built in 2007, the stadium has a total capacity of 35000 people

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