FC Deccan won the A Division 2019-20 title on the basis of goal difference with Young Challengers FC. FCD had scored 33 goals as compared to 22 goals of YCFC. Both have achieved Super Division promotion while Parikrama and BTM FC were relegated to B Division as BUFC defeated Bangalore Gunners 1-0 to avoid relegation. Both Deccan and Challengers tallied 22 points in nine games, Surya DK was the top scorer in the league with 16 goals, the 20 year old has come long way with FCD, when coach Louis Nickson picked from last year's team. FCD has missed promotion last year by one point and this time coach and players worked hard to make it happen. The coach credited the hardwork of the players for the team's success.Source: TOI
Lionel Messi won a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to take the honours.Now aged 32, it is Messi's first Ballon d'Or since 2015 and his sixth overall as he moves one ahead of his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished third in the voting.Messi, who attended the ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in the French capital with his wife and children, succeeds Luka Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder who won the prize last year.The Barcelona number 10 previously won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012 before claiming his fifth Ballon d'Or in 2015.This latest honour comes after he also claimed FIFA's equivalent award, The Best, in September."It is 10 years since I won my first Ballon d'Or here in Paris and I remember co..
The 13th season of the I-League is set to roll from November 30 after riding a storm that threatened the existence of the competition and the clubs in it. The league, which taps into the grassroots, promises great stories, and plenty of scrappy football, from clubs across India. 2019-20 season launch conference on November 21 was bigger and better, although afternoon kickoffs, lazy programming and empty stadiums are never a good look as much as it was just this unshakeable somewhat false notion that India deserved better. It deserved more glamour. And the I-League therefore has been demoted, without actually looking like there is any change.D sports will telecast the all the matches which will give I-League much needed relief, legacy clubs like Mohan Bagan, East Bengal will fight it out with new an..