India's Jhingan delivering inspiration on and off the field
Kerala: A robust and powerful presence on the field, Sandesh Jhingan has become one of India’s most popular and passionate footballers.
Tough in the challenge and strong in the air, the centre-back was pivotal in India’s strong AFC Asian Cup campaign last year – just its second tournament appearance in 35 years. He has even captained India in the absence of iconic skipper Sunil Chhetri.
J.League success spurs Theerathon to aim high with Thailand
Bangkok: Theerathon Bunmathan created a slice of history last year by becoming the first Thai player to win the J.League. Now he is hoping to help Thailand reach new heights during the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 as they seek to eventually appear on football’s most venerated stage.
A cultured left-back – he invariably is on dead-ball assignment for both club and country – Teerathon is somewhat emblematic of the modern Thai footballer. Modest in build, Teerathon is big in heart and boasts a stylish technique that has landed him a key role with the J.League’s new-found entertainers – Yokohama F Marinos.
Al Ram: The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has announced that the 2019-20 season will resume on June 12.
“Out of the national and sport interest, and according to the regulations of the association and in agreement with the clubs, the professional league and the first division will be resumed on Friday June 12, 2020,” read a PFA statement..
Clubs will begin training on May 27, having seen the season halted in March due to the COVID19 pandemic.