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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mohun Bagan face 'tall' opponents in AFC Cup!

The Federation Cup winners Mohun Bagan AC have been placed in Group D of the AFC Cup along with Syria's Al Karama, Kuwait FC and Jordan's Al Wihdat. Bagan coach Karim Benchariffa confessed that he is a bit surprised because he was hoping to draw a team or two from South East Asia. Justifie as it woul have been, because Maldives, west of India has been placed in with the South East Asian teams while, India with West Asian teams. Accodring to Fifa's current Asia football ratings, Syria is placed in 13th, Jordan 15th, Kuwait 16th while India surprises Mohun Bagan woul be the weak-link in the group, but when it comes to Karim Bencharifa, he takes every adversity as a challenge and though accepting he is in a tough group, he promised that the team will give its best. Another concern however is that the AFC matches will be held during inbetween I league matches.
Two teams will advance from each group. Mohun Bagan will play their home matches at the Howrah Stadium.
1st Leg Schedule for Mohun Bagan
10th March> Syria Al Karama(Away)
17th March> Jordan Al Wihdat(Home)
7th April> Kuwait FC(Home)
21st April> Kuwait FC(Away)
5th May> Syria Al Karama(Home)
19th May> Jordan Al Wihdat(Away)

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MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India

A Short History:

MOHUN BAGAN AC-The National club of India, the oldest Club in Asia,
was established on 15th August 1889 when India was up in arms against her collonial head, England.

Eversince its establishment the Club had been winning a lot of local leagues and cups but the moment of greatness that surpasses all came in the year 1911 when Mohun Bagan AC became the first Indian club/team to defeat the foreigners in their own game of football.

On 29th of July 1911 Mohun Bagan won the IFA shield beating East Yorkshire 2-1. Eversince there has been no stopping!

The club has won and keeps on winning many a laurel for the country! It has made our Nation Proud!

According to FIFA rankings, in Asia, Mohun Bagan is the 16th biggest team to have an avg. home crowd of 19,888. According to World standards, Mohun Bagan has been ranked of 127 much ahead of other big clubs like Udinese(Italy), Benfica(Portugal) and Fulham(England) to mention a few.

It is however,not an easy task to consolidate the history of a club which is more than 117 years old*...(read more...)

*For Further Info:Please visit The Offical site of MAC: History section please open in a New Window

Location: Kolkata Maidan
Green and Maroon
Symbol: Sail Boat

Stadium: Mohun Bagan ground
Yuva Bharati Krirangan

MOHUN BAGAN AC- It's not just a club, it is an institution, a religion, a passion. LIVE IT...DIE FOR IT...

A Pictorial trip of the Mohun Bagan Ground!

Satellite Imagery of our Club Ground!*
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Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
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Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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