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ISL: Abraham confident of NE United; Greek footballer Katsouranis arrives

October 04, 2014 19:09 IST

ISL John Abraham with Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

ISL-Co-Owner of Northeast United Football Club John Abraham and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi during the inaugural ceremony of the team jersey in Guwahati. Photograph: Reba kumar Borah

Actor John Abraham, co-owner of Northeast United FC, is confident that the club would give a tough fight to other teams at the upcoming Indian Super League.

"I am confident that Northeast United will give a tough fight to other teams. We have a very good chance to win. We have chosen our players carefully and we have the best team possible," John Abraham said.

"We have a great team, great coach and a great trainer", he added.

Unveiling the black, red and white jersey of the Northeast United FC, the Bollywood heartthrob said, "The three most dominant colours of the north east region is in our jerseys."

Famed singer from Assam, Angaraag Papon Mahanta, who has composed and produced the Club's anthem, said, "We are full of life, energy and love.

Katsouranis arrives in India to play for FC Pune City

Kostas Katsouranis

Greece's Kostas Katsouranis, right, is shown a red card by referee Joel Aguilar of El Salvador during 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Veteran Greek footballer and 2014 World Cupper Kostas Katsouranis arrived to play for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League (ISL), starting on October 12.

A former Benfica defender Katsouranis very recently led the Greek football team in their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in the absence of regular skipper Giorgos Karagounis.

Kostas becomes the first player and captain of this year's FIFA World Cup to feature in the ISL.

The defensive midfielder will join the likes of former Juventus star David Trezeguet at FC Pune City before they begin their ISL campaign against Delhi Dynamos in New Delhi on October 13.

Kostas comes with a reputation of being a wall of a defender for his team, and has years of experience playing for top notch clubs like AK-Athens and Benfica.