East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibility

first_img Indo Asian News Agency KolkataApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 18:06 IST East Bengal (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEast Bengal is in talks with Spanish giants FC Barcelona for tie-upEast Bengal might recruit more players from Spain in next I-League seasonEast Bengal had missed the I-League title after losing to Chennai City FCI-League heavyweights East Bengal are exploring the possibility of a tie-up with Spanish giants FC Barcelona, the club said in a social media statement.”Senior officials of the Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Quess East Bengal Football Club team, met to explore the possibility of an association between the two clubs. The meeting facilitated by Rakuten, the global innovation partner and sponsor of FC Barcelona, was held at Quess House in Bengaluru. Rakuten is incidentally advising FCB on expanding its footprint worldwide,” East Bengal FC chairman Ajit Isaac said in a statement.East Bengal, who narrowly missed the I-League title and finished runners-up behind Chennai City FC, recently handed Spanish coach Alejandro Menendez, a former Real Madrid youth academy coach, a two-year contract extension.The red and golds are also willing to recruit a few more players from Spain next season.According to sources, the details are yet to be chalked out with club officials saying the association is still at an early stage.A few years ago, East Bengal had been in talks with Real Madrid for a likely association at academy level, but that did not see the light of the day eventually.East Bengal did not take part in the Super Cup recently and have been showcaused by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with other six I-League clubs who boycotted the season-ending cup competition.Also Read | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore lose Dale Steyn to shoulder injuryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading in explosive send-offAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow East BengalFollow I LeagueFollow BarcelonaFollow Real Madrid East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibilityEast Bengal had been in talks with another Spanish football club Real Madrid for a likely association at academy level, but that did not see the light of the day eventually.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

India warns will fine Lankan fishermen

The BJP had meanwhile already ruled out an alliance with the DMK in the ensuing Assembly elections in the State, he said. (Colombo Gazette) India has warned it may need to consider imposing a fine on Sri Lankan fishermen who poach in Indian waters if Sri Lanka decides to do the same with Indian fishermen.Union Minister of State for Shipping and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pon. Radhakrishnan on Monday met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi and extended an invitation for a family wedding. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with the DMK leader, Radhakrishnan said that if reports of the Sri Lankan government wanting to heavily fine Indian fishermen who transgressed into its territorial waters were true, the Indian government too may have to take similar measure, The Hindu newspaper reported. read more