ARATA IZUMI

  • Pune FC extend Arata contract to 2015 July 4, 2013

    Pune: Pune Football Club and midfielder Arata Izumi have agreed upon extending their association for another year. As a result the Japaneseborn Indian national will stay with ILeague runnersup Pune FC until the end of the 201415 season. Pune FC Head Operation, Chirag Tanna said: "We are glad to have...
  • Japanese Arata wants to make it big with Indian team February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Japanese Arata Izumi is all set to don India colours when the national team plays Palestine in a friendly match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. A pleased Arata, who got Indian citizenship last year, spoke his heart out in a freewheeling chat with...
  • Arata set to become first foreign footballer to play for India February 1, 2013

    Japanese Arata Izumi, who got Indian citizenship last year, is the first foreign player to have made it to the Indian football team. ...
  • Accepting Indian citizenship was the toughest decision: Arata Izumi January 30, 2013

    Pune: The first Person of Indian origin to have found a place in the Indian football squad, Japaneseborn Arata Izumi says accepting the Indian citizenship was one of the "toughest decisions" of his life. "It was one of the toughest decisions for me to accept Indian citizenship. I had to...
  • Japanese Izumi in India's national football team January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Japaneseborn Arata Izumi on Tuesday became the first Person of Indian Origin to be named in an Indian football squad as national coach Wim Kovermans picked 23 players for the international friendly against Palestine to be played in Kochi on February 6. A Japanese citizen until last year,...