ZICO

  • Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years 3 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. "I spoke with the club and they want me...
  • ISL: FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty 6 days ago

    Margao: Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico had questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata. Zico said he failed to understand why...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata, 2nd semi-final, 2nd leg 1 week ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters...
  • ISL 2014: Zico confident of Goa's place in the final December 17, 2014

    Margao: FC Goa's coach and Brazilian legend Zico is expecting another close contest with Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Wednesday. Goa started the first leg strongly against Kolkata but the match ended goalless with...
  • ISL: FC Goa, Atletico de Kolkata battle to earn a shot at the title December 17, 2014

    Margao: After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters, who edged out Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday evening to...
  • ISL: Zico blames poor turf for Narayan Das' injury December 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Brazilian great and FC Goa coach Zico on Monday blamed the artificial turf for a serious injury to their reliable left-back Narayan Das who is likely to sit out of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament semifinal return leg on Wednesday. There was no tackle but the impressive Indian...
  • ISL: FC Goa happy to play second leg semis at home December 10, 2014

    FC Goa are relishing at the prospect of deciding on the final at home as they play the second leg of semifinal against Atletico de Kolkata in Goa by virtue of finishing second in the Indian Super League. "It's important that we stay here and don't need to travel again and...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa, ISL December 10, 2014

    Atletico de Kolkata have managed to get the equaliser. They pushed and pushed till the end and were finally rewarded in the 68th min when their stalwart, Fikru, scored off a penalty. The no.9, before the penalty, took a brilliant shot that came off the post. In the end, the...
  • Salt Lake stadium turf not conducive to football: Zico December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Brazilian legend and ISL franchise FC Goa coach Zico on Tuesday expressed unhappiness about the artificial turf at the Salt Lake stadium saying it was not conducive to football. "The last time I was here it was real grass, now its artificial turf, not conducive to play football," Zico told...
  • ISL: Zico credits players for big win against Chennaiyin FC December 5, 2014

    A delighted FC Goa coach Zico today credited his players for winning their ISL match against Chennaiyin FC with 3-1 margin, here tonight. An elated Goa FC coach Zico said, "It is a feeling of mission accomplished that we worked very hard. I thank the players because I trust in their...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa trounce Chennaiyin FC 3-1 to book semis berth December 5, 2014

    FC Goa humiliated Chennaiyin FC in front of their home crowd with a 3-1 win to clinch a semi-final berth in the Indian Super League on Friday. The team coached by legendary Zico now have 21 points from 13 games -- just a point less than table toppers Chennaiyin and are...
  • ISL: Zico magic keeps Goa alive; great crowd support boosts ISL December 2, 2014

    Zico is the man behind FC Goa's brilliant turnaround as they look for a spot in semis; ISL so far has received great crowd support. ...
  • We are taking one step at a time, says FC Goa coach Zico December 2, 2014

    Margao: Happy with his team's three back-to-back victories to jump to second position, FC Goa coach Zico says his boys are determined to play with the same disposition and desire in the upcoming matches of the Indian Super League, but would be taking one game at a time. Asked how he...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC, ISL Match 46 December 1, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) A keen contest is on the cards as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at home against Northeast United FC (NEUFC)on Monday. With three...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa looking for hat-trick of wins on home soil December 1, 2014

    Margao: A keen contest is on the cards as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at home against Northeast United FC (NEUFC)on Monday. With three rounds to go, the league is poised for an...
  • ISL: Slepicka brace helps FC Goa crush Kerala Blasters FC 3-0 November 26, 2014

    Substitute Miroslav Slepicka scored a brace as FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-0 to move to the third spot in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. After a barren first half, FC Goa scored through Slepicka (63th, 79th) and man of the match Andre Santos (69th). Goa could have won by a...
  • ISL: New Brazilian support staff joins Zico at FC Goa November 26, 2014

    After the resignation of Aussie assistant coach Arthur Papas on health grounds, the FC Goa support staff has been beefed up with the addition of three Brazilians on request of team manager Zico. Willian Gonsalves is the new physical trainer while Fernando Vannucci​ is the assistant coach and Miguel Habib is...
  • ISL: FC Goa face Kerala Blasters FC with an eye on third spot November 26, 2014

    Margao: Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters FC on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de Kolkata...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs FC Pune City, ISL Match 38 November 22, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Back home after a fairly successful brief spell away, FC Goa will be eager to earn three points as they prepare to lock horns with FC Pune City in an Indian Super League match. If the 4-1 win against Delhi Dynamos...
  • FC Goa coach Zico hails Indian football players in ISL November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Foreigners are doing the bulk of scoring in the Indian Super League but according to Brazilian legend and F C Goa coach Zico, that does not make them better than their Indian counterparts, few of whom have left him quite impressed. The 61-year-old, whose team is currently second from...
  • ISL: We lack killer instinct, says FC Goa manager Zico November 13, 2014

    FC Goa manager Zico has said that his team needs to rediscover their killer instinct if they are to climb up the table and compete with other teams in the Indian Super League. Goa are currently bottom of the table and Zico also feels that the team has been a bit...
  • Interview: I am playing ISL on Zico's advice, says Andre Santos November 8, 2014

    Until two months ago, Andre Santos was doing duty for Flamengo, rubbing shoulders with the best Brazilian players. But the former Arsenal left-back is happy the way his stint at Indian Super League (ISL) has taken off with FC Goa and is all praise for his team-mates and legendary coach...
  • ISL: Zico rues FC Goa's inability to convert chances into goals November 7, 2014

    Legendary Brazilian footballer and the manager of Indian Super League franchise FC Goa, Zico, said his players created some opportunities but eventually failed to convert them into goals in the match against Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday. After a rather uneventful first half at the Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, substitute Milagres...
  • ISL 2014: Ozbey late strike helps FC Goa win 2-1 against Delhi Dynamos November 1, 2014

    Margao: Substitute Tolgay Ozbey scored an injury time goal as dominant FC Goa rallied from behind to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-1 and register their maiden win in the inaugural Indian Super League, on Saturday. Ozbey snatched the winner for the FC Goa in the 90th minute before Shaikh Jewel Raja (72nd)...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos look for first away win against FC Goa November 1, 2014

    Having remained unbeaten so far, Delhi Dynamos will be looking to post their first away victory when they lock horns with winless FC Goa in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday. With one win and three draws, Delhi Dynamos are placed fourth in the...
  • Too many foreigners not good for ISL: Zico October 31, 2014

    Goa: Too many foreigners in the starting 11 won't help Indian Super League's (ISL) cause of developing football in the country, said Brazilian legend and FC Goa coach Zico. Zico said the inaugural edition of the ISL is stipulated to have a minimum of five Indians on the field during a...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa missing someone who can score a goal, says Zico October 26, 2014

    Pune: FC Goa manager Zico on Sunday admitted that his team lacks a potent striker, which is the reason for their three defeats in four games in the Indian Super League. Goa lost 0-2 to FC Pune City in their away game on Sunday. "The team is missing someone who can score...
  • ISL: We will fight to win next match, says FC Goa coach Zico October 24, 2014

    Margao: FC Goa fans might have been disappointed with their team's 1-2 loss against Atletico de Kolkata in the Hero India Super League (ISL) on Thursday, but coach Zico was still pleased with the way his team played especially in the first half where they took the lead. Andre Santos gave...
  • Zico is inspiring and ISL gives hope, says Armando Colaco October 20, 2014

    One of Indian football's well-known coaches, Armando Colaco says he has "learnt many things" by watching the legendary Zico's training sessions with players of Indian Super League franchise FC Goa. Sharing his thoughts on the Brazilian great, Colaco, who presently coaches East Bengal, said, "One can see a lot of eagerness...