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FC Goa is an Indian professional football club based in Goa that competes in the Indian Super League under license from All India Football Federation. The club was launched on 26 August 2014 and founded by Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo. The team is owned by Venugopal Dhoot, Jaydev Mody and Virat Kohli. It represents Goa, the only state or union territory to declare football as its official sport. The logo represents Goa's state animal the Gaur. While the colours blue and orange symbolizes the Goan coastline and sunrise.The club play their home matches at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao. Brazilian footballer Zico was the club's first Manager.

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Juan Ferrando's presence has been a game-changer for me: FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh
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Juan Ferrando's presence has been a game-changer for me: FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh

FC Goa goalkeeper Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh, who recently hogged the limelight in the AFC Champions League, credited head coach Juan Ferrando for showering support on him.

FC Goa finish third in group on ACL debut despite Al Wahda loss
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FC Goa finish third in group on ACL debut despite Al Wahda loss

A depleted FC Goa side were beaten 0-2 by Al Wahda in their final AFC Champions League match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Thursday. Owing to a concerning COVID-19 situation, FC Goa were without the services of all their foreign players as well as head coach Juan Ferrando.

FC Goa head coach, foreign contingent to return home from India amid COVID-19 crisis
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FC Goa head coach, foreign contingent to return home from India amid COVID-19 crisis

Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa on Thursday informed that the club's foreign contingent including the head coach Juan Ferrando and foreign staff have been advised to travel back home immediately due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

ACL 2021: FC Goa motivated to create history for India ahead of Al Wahda clash
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ACL 2021: FC Goa motivated to create history for India ahead of Al Wahda clash

After being ruled out of qualification for the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League in their debut season in the competition, FC Goa will look to go out with their heads held high in their last Group E match against Al Wahda.

Wanted to win for the people of India, says FC Goa coach Ferrando
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Wanted to win for the people of India, says FC Goa coach Ferrando

FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando sounded disappointed as the side conceded a goal "at the last moment" to Al Rayyan SC in their Group E fixture of the ongoing AFC Champions League in Goa.

FC Goa denied historic ACL win after late Al Rayyan equaliser
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FC Goa denied historic ACL win after late Al Rayyan equaliser

FC Goa conceded an 89th-minute equaliser to finish with a 1-1 draw against Al Rayyan in the AFC Champions League at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

We need to keep our heads up: FC Goa's Edu Bedia
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We need to keep our heads up: FC Goa's Edu Bedia

FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia said the side needs to keep its heads up after suffering its first defeat in the AFC Champions League.

Felt great setting up a historic goal against Persepolis, says FC Goa's Brandon Fernandes
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Felt great setting up a historic goal against Persepolis, says FC Goa's Brandon Fernandes

After going down 1-2 against Iranian giants Persepolis FC in their AFC Champions League 2021 Group E clash on Tuesday, FC Goa midfielder Brandon Fernandes said he felt great as he set up a historical goal opportunity for his teammate at the Fatorda Stadium.

FC Goa suffer first AFC Champions League defeat
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FC Goa suffer first AFC Champions League defeat

FC Goa was defeated for the very first time in their maiden AFC Champions League campaign as Iranian powerhouse Persepolis FC inflicted a 2-1 defeat on the Gaurs on Tuesday at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

Persepolis will be the toughest test of my career: Glan Martins
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Persepolis will be the toughest test of my career: Glan Martins

FC Goa midfielder Glan Martins, who has earned praises from all quarters in the first two Group E matches of the AFC Champions League, believes that the upcoming game against Persepolis FC will be the "toughest test" of his career.

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