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Kerala Glory: A poetic justice or Satheevan Balan’s heroics?

After a drought of 13 years, 6 months and 28 days, what spurred a young Kerala side to stamp their authority yet again on the national level ? Was it simply the outstanding talents or did Mr. Satheevan Balan weaved wonders through his magic wand? We from FOOTBALLCOUNTER went deep into the reasons and found out the answers!


Final Face off:West Bengal Vs Kerala

In the final match of the 72nd edition of Santosh Trophy we saw  Southern Giants Kerala pulling off a thrilling victory over defending champion West Bengal in a pulsating 4-2 shoot-out in favour of them after the score was tied  2-2 at the end of extra time; at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan.

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Semi Final: Kerala Vs Mizoram :Preview

SEMIFINALS- Time-3:00 pm Venue-Mohan Bagan Ground The highlanders Mizoram who are now the lone representatives of the North-East side have earned their way to the semi-finals how their winning streak was broken by Karnataka...


Match Day Report:Goa beat Punjab

Punjab faced Goa today in a very interesting match with a match decision that could decide the fate of the next semi finalist.The match no.10 of the 72nd edition of Santosh Trophy 2018 saw...


Maharashtra thrashed Manipur by 7-0

We witnessed today in what seems to be an action packed game between Maharashtra and Manipur in match no.17 of the 72nd  edition of Santosh Trophy at the Sailen Manna Stadium, Howrah . The...


A DO OR DIE MATCH:Punjab Vs Karnataka

Today we witnessed a Do-Or-Die match where the Northern state of Punjab faced the Southern Giants Karnataka in an exciting and action-thrilled  match live at the Sailen Manna Ground.Karnataka were  attacking from right to...


Match Day Report:Kerala Vs Maharashtra

In the fourteenth match of 72nd edition Santosh Trophy we saw Southern Giants Kerala facing the western state of Maharashtra in the Group A category – at the Sailen Manna Stadium, Howrah . Kerala...


Match Report:Manipur Vs Kerala

  In the 9th match of the 72nd edition of Santosh Trophy ,we witnessed the emerging football capital of India, Manipur facing  God’s own country ,Kerala. Manipur started with the kick off and  operated ...


Maharashtra keeps their semis hope alive in Santosh Trophy!

Maharashtra left behind a forgetful campaign opener to foil  Chandigarh’s semi-final hopes after a hard-earned 2-1 victory over their opponent, here at Rabindra Sarovar Stadium in a crucial group A clash of the 72nd Santosh Trophy. Maharashtra thus kept their hopes for qualification alive as they will now look to win all of their remaining group fixtures.


Santosh Trophy: I will walk out next day if they play like this – Armando Colaco

It was a stunning performance by the Mizoram team in the second half that saw them register a huge upset win over the pre-tournament favourites Goa, who incidentally can be termed as the strongest team on paper with a coach of a stature of Armando Colaco, who has been the mainstay to record glory that the legendary Goan club Dempo achieved so far. We from FootballCounter investigated the reason behind Goa’s shocking loss and had a nice conversation with the Mizo coach Lalsangzuala Hmar who was really proud of the way his boys dominated. Let’s take a journey to the fallout of Mizoram’s scintillating win over Goa as both teams will look for a win in their next fixtures,today:


Preview : Maharashtra vs Bengal in the 3rd day of 72nd Santosh Trophy

Wednesday holds an exciting battle on the card as the in-form 32time defending champion West Bengal takes on a strong Maharashtra side. While Bengal is fresh; coming after a comfortable 3-0 victory over a weakened Manipur side, Maharashtra has had quite a record in the West zone qualifiers but yet to play a match in this final stage of 72nd Santosh Trophy.


West Vs North-East: Inside Story

Residents of the home town were overjoyed to see  the young lad from  Ashoknagar, Sumit Das emerging as the man of the match after scoring a brace in the opening match of the tournament....


19 year old Thrissur lad Jithin MS dazzles on day one of final stage of Santosh Trophy!

While Kerala had register a thumping 5-1 victory over Chandigarh we from FootballCounter managed to catch up with the coaches of both the teams and the man of the match Jithin MS who was at his sublime best even after suffering food poisoning and scored two goals coupling with two assists. Let’s take look at what these three personalities had on their mind after the opening day of final stage of 72nd Santosh Trophy.

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Kerala humiliates Chandigarh in Santosh Trophy opening day!

In the 72nd Santosh Trophy final stage opener Kerala dominated the proceedings from the word go and went on to clinch a big victory of 5-1 over Chandigarh, which will come handy in the latter half of the group matches as they are already pitted in the “group of death” along with other heavyweights like Maharashtra, Manipur and 32 time champion West Bengal.


Santosh Trophy: Maharashtra 7-0 Daman & Diu

9th January 2018, Mumbai: Maharashtra kick-started the 72nd Santosh Trophy journey with a whopping 7-0 win over Daman & Diu at Ahmedabad, Gujarat earlier today. Maharashtra dominated the match as they kept the majority of...