FIFA World Cup 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe and the eleventh time that it has been held in Europe.

For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, all eligible nations – the 209 FIFA member associations minus automatically qualified hosts Russia – entered the qualifying process.Zimbabwe and Indonesia were later disqualified before playing their first matches

Russia proposed the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg. All the cities are in or just outside European Russia to reduce travel time for the teams in the huge country.

The bid evaluation report stated: "The Russian bid proposes 13 host cities and 16 stadiums, thus exceeding FIFA's minimum requirement. Three of the 16 stadiums would be renovated, and 13 would be newly constructed.

In 2014 FIFA World Cup final, Germany defeated Argentina 1–0 to win the tournament and secure the country's fourth world title, the first after the German reunification in 1990, when as West Germany they also beat Argentina in the World Cup final. Germany became the first European team to win a World Cup staged in the Americas, and this result marked the first time that nations from the same continent won three consecutive tournaments

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 2018 News

The season started on 17 November 2017 and could conclude on 17 March 2018.

Team Home Stadium Head coach Joined Best performance Titles
Atlético de Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata , West Bengal Teddy Sheringham 2014 Champions (2014 & 2016) 2
Kerala Blasters Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi , Kerala David James 2014 Runners-up (2014) 0
Chennaiyin Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai ,Tamil Nadu John Charles Gregory 2014 Champions (2015 & 2017) 2
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
Bengaluru FC FIFA Goal Project Bldg, Bangalore Football Stadium Albert Roca 2017 2nd (2017) 0
Jamshedpur FC JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur Steve Coppell 2017 5th (2017) 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 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu 3 February 1992 (age  26) 23 0 Bengaluru
16 GK Amrinder Singh 27 May 1993 (age  25) 1 0 Mumbai City
23 GK Vishal Kaith 22 July 1996 (age  21) 0 0 Pune City
2 DF Sandesh Jhingan 21 July 1993 (age  24) 24 4 Kerala Blasters
3 DF Pritam Kotal 9 August 1993 (age  24) 24 0 Delhi Dynamos
4 DF Narayan Das 25 September 1993 (age  24) 24 1 Goa
5 DF Anas Edathodika 15 February 1987 (age  31) 12 0 Jamshedpur
6 DF Jerry Lalrinzuala 30 July 1998 (age  19) 4 0 Chennaiyin
13 DF Salam Ranjan Singh 4 December 1995 (age  22) 3 0 East Bengal
22 DF Subashish Bose 18 August 1995 (age  22) 2 0 Mumbai City
7 MF Rowllin Borges 5 June 1992 (age  26) 22 2 NorthEast United
8 MF Halicharan Narzary 10 May 1994 (age  24) 19 0 NorthEast United
10 MF Jackichand Singh 17 March 1992(age 23) 4 0 Royal Wahingdoh
14 MF Mohammed Rafique 20 September 1992 (age  25) 11 1 East Bengal
15 MF Udanta Singh 14 June 1996 (age  21) 11 1 Bengaluru
17 MF Pronay Halder 25 February 1993 (age  25) 10 1 Goa
18 MF Anirudh Thapa 15 January 1998 (age  20) 5 0 Chennaiyin
19 MF Ashique Kuruniyan 17 June 1997 (age  20) 2 0 Pune City
21 MF Laldanmawia Ralte 19 December 1992 (age  25) 0 0 East Bengal
11 FW Sunil Chhetri ( C ) 3 August 1984(age 33) 100 61 Bengaluru City
12 FW Jeje Lalpekhlua 7 January 1991(age 27) 49 22 Chennaiyin
9 FW Alen Deory 12 January 1996 (age  22) 1 0 Shillong Lajong
20 FW Balwant Singh 15 December 1986 (age  31) 7 3 Mumbai City

Current Squad of India National Women Football Team

Position Player Name Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Aditi Chauhan 20 November 1992 (age  24) 8 0 West Ham United L.F.C. (State)
GK Elangbam Panthoi Chanu 23 December 1996 (age  21) 1 0 Eastern Sporting Union (State)
GK Okram Roshini Devi 8 February 1994 (age  24) 7 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)

Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   10:46 pm
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Veteran striker Luis Suarez marked his 100th international with a winning goal as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. View More..

Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   10:28 pm
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. View More..

Australian fan detained for launching quadcopter on Red Square

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:26 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow police on Wednesday detained an Australian football fan for trying to launch a quadcopter on Red Square, according to a source. View More..

Serbia defender Tosic cautions team against over-confidence

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:10 pm
Saransk (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Serbia defender Dusko Tosic said on Wednesday that his national team is facing a must-win match against Switzerland, and cautioned against overconfidence after beating Costa Rica 1-0 in their debut in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Marco Reus wants to help Germany in World Cup campaign

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:10 pm
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's forward Marco Reus, whose team lost their debut match 0-1 to Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, on Wednesday said he wished he could play and help the team. View More..

Denmark, Australia face-off in crunch Group C clash (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:00 pm
Samara (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Denmark and Australia will lock horns in a crunch Group C contest in which the European side will aim to register their second consecutive win and seal a knockout berth, while the other team will eye survival on Thursday. View More..

Germany sports chief predicts tough clash with Sweden

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:00 pm
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Oliver Bierhoff, sporting director for the German football federation, DFB said on Wednesday that his country's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden looks to be a tough game. View More..

Muller says Germany must win remaining group matches

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   8:46 pm
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany forward Thomas Muller, whose national team was on the wrong side of a surprise 0-1 defeat to Mexico in its 2018 FIFA World Cup debut in Russia, said on Wednesday that the team must win its next two matches against Sweden and South Korea. View More..

Ronaldo fires Portugal to 1-0 victory over Morocco

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   8:46 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Desailly slams Neymar's 'individual play'

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   8:12 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former France captain and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly has accused Brazil star Neymar of playing for himself to the detriment of his team. View More..

Ronaldo helps Portugal pip Morocco 1-0

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:32 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Christiano Ronaldo's solo goal helped Portugal notch up their first win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they pipped Morocco 1-0 in a Group B tie at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

France eye knockout berth with win over Peru (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:28 pm
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) France will be keen to book an early place in the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup when they meet Peru, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit, in a Group C clash here on Thursday. View More..

Colombia resumes training after surprise loss to Japan

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:06 pm
Kazan (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Colombia's national team resumed training on Wednesday, a day after Japan dealt them a surprising 2-1 defeat that doused the South Americans' hopes for a strong start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Germans prepare for must-win Sweden clash

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:02 pm
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's national football team trained at its FIFA World Cup headquarters in this Russian Black Sea resort city on Wednesday in preparation for its forthcoming game against current joint-leaders of Group F Sweden. View More..

Ronaldo becomes Europe's all-time leading scorer

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:00 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's highest ever scorer in international football when he struck an early goal in Portugal's Group B match against Morocco here on Wednesday. View More..

No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next season

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   5:26 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) There will be no Asian player quota in the I-League from the upcoming season, it was decided the League Committee meeting of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) here on Wednesday. View More..

Messi's Argentina look to made amends against Croatia (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   5:16 pm
Nizhny Novgorod, June 20 (IANS) Captain Lionel Messi will again be the centre of attraction when Argentina look to recover from their shock draw against Iceland and record a victory against a confident Croatia in a crucial Group D clash here on Thursday. View More..

Blatter in Moscow for 'private' visit: Kremlin

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   4:54 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Moscow on a private visit meaning that all the meetings he has during his stay in the Russian capital will be private as well, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednsesday. View More..

Argentina wraps up training for momentous Croatia duel

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   4:52 pm
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Argentina's national team on Wednesday completed its final training session in the Russian town of Bronnitsy near Moscow before heading to Nizhny Novgorod, where they will face Croatia in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match in Group D. View More..

Scoring winner in World Cup opener is dream come true: England skipper

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   4:40 pm
Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) England football captain Harry Kane has said scoring the winner at such a high level was a dream come true, according to an interview shared by the English Football Association on Wednesday. View More..