Football in India

  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 Schedule & Results

  Indian Super League season 2014, officially known as the 2014 Hero Indian Super League season, Indian Football Players It is the first ever season of the Indian Super League, the Indian professional league for association football franchises, since its establishment in 2013.

ISL 2014 News

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,

Federation Cup :

  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.

Durand Cup :

  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.

Indian Super Cup :

  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. Santosh-Trophy-2015 The winners of the game receive the Shield as a trophy for the year, while players also receive individual winners medals.

Santosh Trophy :

  Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions. The first winners were Bengal.

IFA Shield :

  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.

Current Squad of India National Men Football Team

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

Current Squad of India National Women Football Team

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)

FIFA World Cup 2014

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.

Germany Beat Argentina 1-0 For Fourth FIFA World Cup Crown

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.

Real Madrid register easy win in King's Cup

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   1:32 pm
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid have all but assured their progress into the last 16 of the King's Cup knockout competition after crushing third tier side Cultural Leonesa 7-1. View More..

Calf injury sidelines Mathieu at worst possible time for Barca

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   1:04 pm
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Spanish football giants FC Barcelona's injury crisis worsened with the news that central defender Jeremy Mathieu will be out of action for around three weeks. View More..

Bayern, Dortmund advance into German Cup's last 16

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   1:04 pm
Berlin, Oct 27 (IANS) Title holders Bayern Munich advanced to the round of 16 after beating Augsburg 3-1, while Dortmund needed a penalty shootout to move 3-0 past lower league side Union Berlin during the second round of German Cup football tournament here. View More..

Ex-Arsenal midfielder tells Gabriel Jesus to keep open mind at City

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   12:22 pm
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 27 (IANS) Brazil World Cup winner Gilberto Silva said new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus must "keep an open mind" to be successful with the English football club. View More..

Real Madrid players criticise Ronaldo's selfishness: Reports

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   9:16 pm
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) News reports on Wednesday said that some Real Madrid footballers have begun to publicly express their displeasure with superstar teammate Cristiano Ronaldo for his selfishness, ego and attitude. View More..

Big names in ISL will increase profile of Indian football: Henry

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   8:44 pm
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reckons that some big names in the Indian Super League (ISL) from across the world will increase the profile of football in the country. View More..

Spanish football league chief advises against European Super League

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   8:32 pm
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Spanish football league LFP President Javier Tebas has highlighted the dangers of the possible creation of a European Super League for Europe's domestic competitions and the work a new tournament needs to carry out in order to succeed. View More..

ATK coach Molina suspended for one ISL match

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   8:04 pm
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) head coach Jose Molina was suspended for one match of Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament for misconduct on Wednesday. View More..

ISL: Dynamos coach Zambrotta urges strikers to fire against Pune (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   5:46 pm
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos coach Gianluca Zambrotta urged his strikers to fire and get their campaign back on track against struggling FC Pune City in an Indian Super League (ISL) football clash here on Thursday. View More..

Pele, Maradona, Beckenbauer lead tributes to Carlos Alberto

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   5:42 pm
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Legendary footballers Pele, Diego Maradona and Franz Beckenbauer led the tributes for Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres, who died on Tuesday aged 72 after suffering a fatal heart attack. View More..

FC Pune City academy player gets Villarreal loan stint

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   4:56 pm
Pune , Oct 26 (IANS) FC Pune City's academy product Md. Ashique Kuruniyan has secured a loan move to La Liga club Villarreal's third division team, the Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise said. View More..

Minerva FC, Bardez Goa submit bids for direct entry into I-League

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   3:38 pm
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Chandigarh-based football outfit Minerva Academy FC and FC Bardez Goa have submitted bid documents to be part of the 2016-17 I-League, its CEO Sunando Dhar confirmed on Wednesday. View More..

Leverkusen crash out, Hamburg win in German Cup

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   2:46 pm
Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen crashed out of the German Cup football tournament after losing 3-4 on penalties to lower league side Lotte, while Hamburg cruised to a 4-0 win over Hallescher FC during the second round in Halle. View More..

Porto eyeing Sao Paulo teenager

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   1:03 pm
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) FC Porto is considering a move to sign highly-rated Brazilian teenager David Neres, according to media reports. View More..

Iconic Brazil footballer Carlos Alberto passes away

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   2:02 am
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Brazil football stalwart and captain of the country's legendary 1970 World Cup winning side Carlos Alberto has died. View More..

ATK coach Molina given marching orders

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   10:42 pm
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) head coach Jose Molina was given marching orders in the second half of their 0-1 defeat to Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) game on Tuesday. View More..

Real Madrid rest Benzema, Bale, Ronaldo for Copa del Rey game

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   9:52 pm
Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Real Madrid's attacking trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, popularly known as BBC, will not play in the Copa del Rey match facing Real Madrid with Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and defender Marcelo are also out of the call. View More..

ISL: Forlan sends Mumbai City FC to top

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   9:22 pm
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Mumbai City FC notched up their third win of the season, courtesy a second-half goal from marquee player Diego Forlan, as hosts Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) suffered the first defeat of their Indian Super League (ISL) football campaign here on Tuesday. View More..

Henry lights lamp before ATK's ISL game vs Mumbai City

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   8:38 pm
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Legendary footballer Thierry Henry lit a lamp 15 minutes before Atletico de Kolkata's Indian Super League (ISL) home football match against Mumbai City FC at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Casemiro undergoes new test, fracture not completely healed

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   7:38 pm
Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS) Real Madrid football club coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said his Brazilian midfielder Casemiro underwent a medical test to confirm the exact state of his recovery and found that the fracture in his leg has not yet healed. View More..