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.

Bolivar to face Delfin in critical Copa Libertadores tie

    Updated On : May 23,2018   11:06 pm
La Paz, May 23 (IANS) Bolivar, the two-time defending Bolivian league champion, and Ecuador's Delfin are preparing to square off this week in La Paz, with a spot in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club soccer competition, on the line. View More..

South Korea may use new tactics at World Cup

    Updated On : May 23,2018   10:48 pm
Paju (South Korea), May 23 (IANS) South Korean national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday that his side may use new tactics at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup. View More..

Carille leaves Brazil's Corinthians to coach Saudi club

    Updated On : May 23,2018   10:36 pm
Sao Paulo, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian league club Corinthians said coach Fabio Carille was leaving to be the coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Wehda. View More..

James arrives in Colombia, set to join national squad in Bogota

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:46 pm
Bogota, May 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez has arrived in Colombia and is set to join his national-squad teammates shortly for FIFA World Cup preparations. View More..

Iniesta signs with Japan's Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona

    Updated On : May 23,2018   8:20 pm
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed a deal with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe, Japan's state news agency NHK reported on Wednesday, confirming growing speculation about the player's move to the J-League after ending his 22-year-long career at FC Barcelona. View More..

Emery confirmed as new Arsenal manager

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:44 pm
London, May 23 (IANS) Unai Emery of Spain has been named as the new manager of English Premier League side Arsenal, replacing Frenchman Arsene Wenger who parted company with the north London club two weeks ago. View More..

Leverkusen sign Finland goalkeeper Hradecky

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:40 pm
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen have signed Lukas Hradecky from league rivals and German Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt, both Bundesliga clubs confirmed on Wednesday. View More..

Nigeria satisfied despite friendly loss to Atletico Madrid

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:38 pm
Uyo (Nigeria), May 23 (IANS) The international friendly match between Atletico Madrid and Nigeria here will prepare the country to excel at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next month, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..

Indonesia to play U-23 friendlies against Thailand

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:38 pm
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) The Indonesian U-23 squad is scheduled to meet Thailand in two tryout matches at the end of this month and early next month in Indonesia, the country's football association said here on Wednesday. View More..

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC face Altyn Asyr FK in Inter-Zone semifinal

    Updated On : May 23,2018   6:36 pm
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) South Zone champions Bengaluru FC will face Turkmenistan side Altyn Asyr FK in the 2018 AFC Cup Inter-Zone semifinals as per the AFC club competitions draw held here on Wednesday. View More..

Wolfsburg appoint Schmadtke as sporting director

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:58 pm
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) VFL Wolfsburg have filled the vacant position of sporting director by signing Joerg Schmadtke, the Bundesliga club have confirmed. View More..

Augsburg sign Berlin striker Schieber

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:56 pm
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) FC Augsburg have completed their first summer transfer after signing striker Julian Schieber from Hertha Berlin on a free transfer, both Bundesliga clubs have announced. View More..

Egypt's World Cup preparations boosted by final training camp

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:08 pm
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Egyptian national team has started itsfinal preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will kick off on June 14 in Russia. View More..

Cruzeiro beat Racing in Copa Libertadores tie

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:02 pm
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), May 23 (IANS) Brazil's Cruzeiro beat Argentina's Racing Club 2-1 and took top position in Group E of the 2018 Copa Libertadores football tournament. View More..

Neymar returns to training with Brazil

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:02 pm
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar trained freely as Brazil began their preparations for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

FIFA to lift ban on Libya

    Updated On : May 23,2018   3:00 pm
Tripoli, May 23 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon. View More..

Uruguay team assemble for World Cup training

    Updated On : May 23,2018   2:48 pm
Montevideo, May 23 (IANS) The coach of the Uruguay national football team has announced the start of their training here for next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Hernandez joins Mexico training

    Updated On : May 23,2018   1:16 pm
Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) Star striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the all-time top scorer for the Mexican national team with 49 goals, joined up with the team for training here for the final stages of preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Argentina's Romero to miss World Cup

    Updated On : May 23,2018   12:46 pm
Buenos Aires, May 23 (IANS) Sergio Romero, the goalkeeper of the Argentine team in the last two FIFA World Cups, has suffered an injury on his right knee and will be left out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. View More..

Real Madrid's Asensio expects tough CL final vs Liverpool

    Updated On : May 22,2018   9:34 pm
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio on Tuesday said he expects to face a difficult Champions League final against Liverpool. View More..