Football is the second most popular game in India after that Cricket. In September 2006, India brazil signed an agreement formalizing a scheme to train Indian Footballers and coachers.In India most of the states give much importance to football like West Bengal, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram , Sikkim and Meghalaya.
Indian Super League season 2014, officially known as the 2014 Hero Indian Super League season, It is the first ever season of the Indian Super League, the Indian professional league for association football franchises, since its establishment in 2013.
The season started on Sunday 12 October 2014 and could conclude on Saturday 20 December 2014.
|Team||Home Stadium||Head coach||Joined||Best performance||Titles|
|Atlético de Kolkata||Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata , West Bengal||Antonio López Habas||2014||Champions (2014)||1|
|Kerala Blasters||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi , Kerala||Peter Taylor||2014||Runners-up (2014)||0|
|Chennaiyin||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai ,Tamil Nadu||Marco Materazzi||2014||Semi-finals (2014)||0|
|Goa||Fatorda Stadium, Margao , Goa||Zico||2014||Semi-finals (2014)||0|
|Delhi Dynamos||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,Delhi||Roberto Carlos||2014||5th (2014)||0|
|Pune City||Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune , Maharashtra||David Platt||2014||6th (2014)||0|
|Mumbai City||DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai , Maharashtra||Nicolas Anelka||2014||7th (2014)||0|
|NorthEast United||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, Assam||César Farías||2014||8th (2014)||0|
The I-League, is one of the most popular sports league in the India, and is home to some of India's most famous football clubs. the I-League is the india's domestic football league.
The National Football League, established in 1996 by the All India Football Federation was the first semi-professional football league in India.
India football committe has organised many Cometitions like,
The Federation Cup was started in 1977. it is an annual knockout style club football tournament in India. it was the most prestigious national level club football tournament in India.
Presently it is the most important club tournament after I-league. Winning club of Federation cup gets a chance to compete in the continental level in AFC Champions League along with I-league champion team.
The Durand Football Tournament was started by then, India's Foreign Secretary, Mortimer Durand at Simla in 1888, It was basically initiated, as a recreation for British troops stationed in India.In 1940 the venue was shifted to New Delhi.
The Indian Super Cup is a one-off annual Indian club association football match contested between the I-League champions and the Federation Cup winners. If the I-League champions also won the Federation Cup then the league runners-up provide the opposition. The winners of the game receive the Shield as a trophy for the year, while players also receive individual winners medals.
Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions. The first winners were Bengal.
The IFA Shield is an annual football competition organized by the Indian Football Association. It is the fourth oldest club cup competition in the world (Started in 1893) after the English and Scottish FA cup's and the Durand Cup.
|Number||Position||Player Name||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Subrata Pal||24 November 1986(age 28)||62||0||Mumbai City|
|16||GK||Sanjiban Ghosh||6 July 1991(age 24)||0||0||Mumbai|
|23||GK||Gurpreet Singh Sandhu||3 February 1992(age 23)||1||0||Stabæk|
|2||DF||Dhanachandra Singh||4 March 1987(age 28)||2||0||Mohun Bagan|
|3||DF||Augustin Fernandes||13 October 1987(age 27)||0||0||Salgaocar|
|4||DF||Arnab Mondal||25 September 1989(age 25)||14||1||East Bengal|
|5||DF||Gurwinder Singh||16 April 1986(age 29)||0||0||East Bengal|
|6||DF||Reagan Singh||1 April 1991(age 24)||0||0||Royal Wahingdoh|
|13||DF||Rino Anto||3 January 1988(age 27)||2||0||Bengaluru|
|22||DF||Lalchhuan Mawia||14 April 1989(age 26)||2||0||Bengaluru|
|7||MF||Eugeneson Lyngdoh||10 September 1986(age 28)||4||0||Bengaluru|
|8||MF||Cavin Lobo||4 April 1988(age 27)||3||0||East Bengal|
|10||MF||Jackichand Singh||17 March 1992(age 23)||4||0||Royal Wahingdoh|
|14||MF||Mandar Rao Desai||18 March 1992 (age -23)||0||0||Dempo|
|15||MF||Francis Fernandes||25 November 1985(age 29)||26||1||Dempo|
|17||MF||Satiyasen Singh||12 March 1992(age 23)||1||0||Royal Wahingdoh|
|18||MF||Sehnaj Singh||29 July 1993(age 21)||2||0||Mohun Bagan|
|19||MF||C.K. Vineeth||20 May 1988(age 27)||5||0||Bengaluru|
|21||MF||Dhanpal Ganesh||13 June 1994(age 21)||3||0||Pune|
|11||FW||Sunil Chhetri ( C )||3 August 1984(age 30)||79||47||Mumbai City|
|12||FW||Jeje Lalpekhlua||7 January 1991(age 24)||23||8||Mohun Bagan|
|9||FW||Robin Singh||9 May 1990(age 25)||18||1||Bengaluru|
|20||FW||Holicharan Narzary||10 May 1994(age 21)||1||0||Dempo|
|Position||Player Name||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Aditi Chauhan||5 November 1991(age 23)||9||0||West Bengal (State)|
|GK||Anjana Saikia||18 November 1993(age 21)||0||0||Assam (State)|
|GK||Elangbam Panthoi Chanu||23 December 1996(age 18)||0||0||Manipur (State)|
|DF||Upamati Devi||4 February 1986(age 29)||3||0||Bihar (State)|
|DF||Romi Devi Ashem||10 February 1989(age 26)||3||1||Manipur (State)|
|DF||Gurumayum Radharani Devi||3 January 1991(age 24)||4||0||Manipur (State)|
|DF||Loitongbam Ashalata Devi||3 July 1993(age 22)||8||0||New Radiant|
|DF||Suprava Samal||16 June 1990(age 25)||5||1||Odisha|
|DF||Tuli Goon||21 February 1988(age 27)||8||1||West Bengal (State)|
|MF||Manisha Panna||20 April 1991(age 24)||0||0||Odisha|
|MF||Oinam Bembem Devi||1 March 1980(age 35)||18||11||New Radiant|
|MF||Yumlembem Premi Devi||6 December 1993(age 21)||6||2||Manipur (State)|
|MF||Yumnam Kamala Devi||4 March 1992(age 23)||6||4||Manipur (State)|
|MF||Manpreet Kaur||16 August 1990(age 24)||0||0||Himachal Pradesh (State)|
|MF||Sangita Basfore||18 May 1997(age 18)||0||0||West Bengal (State)|
|MF||Supriya Routray||12 June 1990(age 25)||0||1||Odisha|
|MF||Moirangthem Mandakini Devi||17 January 1987(age 28)||7||7||Manipur (State)|
|FW||Irom Parmeshwori Devi||1 May 1989(age 26)||6||5||Manipur (State)|
|FW||Ngangom Bala Devi (C)||2 February 1990(age 25)||9||19||New Radiant|
|FW||Pyari Xaxa||18 May 1997(age 18)||0||0||Odisha|
|MF||Sasmita Malik||8 May 1980(age 35)||7||6||Odisha|
|MF||Dangmei Grace||5 February 1996(age 19)||2||0||Manipur (State)|
2014 FIFA World Cup tournament began on 12 June in brazil. It is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the first being in 1950.
Totally 31 countries advanced through qualification competitions that began in June 2011 to participate with the host nation Brazil in the final tournament. A total of 64 matches are being played in 12 cities across Brazil.
Mario Gotze's extra time goal gave Germany their fourth FIFA World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final at the Maracana stadium here Sunday.
Both teams were locked 0-0 at the end of the full-time with the match going into extra time.
Gotze's brilliant 113rd minute goal broke the Argentine hearts and created history as Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup on South American soil.
Andre Schurrle made inroads down the left hand side, and lofted in a neat cross towards the near post. Gotze took it excellently on his chest and with time and space to move, he brilliantly found the back of the net in the 113rd minute.
Germany and Argentina could not be separated after 90 minutes of play. For the third time in a row the FIFA World Cup final went into extra time after the two teams were locked 0-0 at full-time.
The last two World Cup finals went to extra time. In 2006 saw Italy defeated France in penalties, while in 2010 Andres Iniesta scored with the clock running down to clinch the trophy for Spain against the Netherlands.
But the Germans went into extra time with all the momentum after going close on more than one occasion in the final 10 minutes.
The second half was a let down after an intriguing opening period. The two teams could not find the breakthrough with Argentina having the better chances of the two.
The score might have been goalless at halftime, but it wasn't a bore by any means though. Both sides clearly had their own designs on how they wanted to win the game.
Germany, as ever, dominated possession, patiently probing their way through. Meanwhile, Argentina were happy to tempt them forward and use their pace to get in behind.
Christoph Kramer called in to replace Sami Khedira at the last second, lasted just over half an hour before leaving the pitch in a daze, following a head injury.
Argentina have had their own bad luck at the other end. Higuain missed a one-on-one and saw a goal correctly ruled off for offside.
Lavezzi was also blocked pretty much on the goal line from turning in a Lionel Messi cross. A lot of close shaves, but neither keeper were beaten (legally) yet.
The first half nearly ended in all kinds of dread for Argentina. A Benedikt Howedes header at the death that left a dent in the post was just shy of hitting the target.
In the 23rd minute when German midfielder Toni Kroos made an incredibly poor header backwards, intended for goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
The back pass, though, went straight to forward Higuain, who had acres of space but pulled his shot wide.
The second half was a much tighter affair with both teams slowing down the pace of the game.
Argentina still looked the more purposeful side in the second half but poor play in the final third saw them fail to beat Neur.
Germany, though, ramped up the intensity as the game progressed and should have taken the lead but Romero came to the rescue of the Germans.
Extra time started at break neck speed with Andre Schurrle testing Romero early on. There were signs of fatigue all over the pitch though.
Substitute Rodrigo Palacio missed another easy chance for Argentina failing to even hit the target from five yards out.
Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria failed to return to the starting lineup. The Real Madrid midfielder sustained a thigh injury in Argentina's quarterfinal win over Belgium and missed the semifinal against the Netherlands.
There had been talk that Angel di Maria, who scored the late winner in the round-of-16 victory against Switzerland, may be risked for the final by coach Alejandro Sabella, but Sabella finally decided to keep faith in the team that saw off the Oranje with Enzo Perez keeping his place.