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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)

Real Madrid coach declines to reveal starting goalkeeper vs Getafe

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   9:26 pm
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's new coach Julen Lopetegui on Saturday did not reveal who of his goalkeepers -- Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois -- would play against Getafe in their 2018/2019 La Liga opener. View More..

Coach Lopegegui needs goals as Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign (Preview)

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   7:52 pm
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui needs his side to kick off their La Liga campaign with a convincing win when they entertain Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night. View More..

Bengaluru FC announce 30-man squad for AFC Cup knock-outs

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   5:18 pm
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan's champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22. View More..

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to train with football team

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   5:12 pm
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt arrived in Australia on Saturday to train with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners, the club said in a statement. View More..

Peru call up Argentina-born midfielder Calcaterra for friendlies

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   4:40 pm
Lima, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina-born midfielder Horacio Calcaterra was among five uncapped footballers named in Peru's national squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany next month. View More..

Pereira, Arthur named in Brazil squad for friendlies

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   4:38 pm
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite has included Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Arthur Melo in a vastly changed squad for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador next month. View More..

Schalke beat Schweinfurt 2-0 in German Cup

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   4:28 pm
Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) Schalke progressed to the second round of the German Cup football competition after overcoming lower league side Schweinfurt 2-0, thanks to the goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Adam Jabiri. View More..

Argentine La Volpe named new coach for Egypt's Pyramids FC

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   4:24 pm
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS) Egypt's Pyramids Football Club announced on Saturday the appointment of Argentine Ricardo La Volpe, former coach of Mexico, to lead the Egyptian Premier League side. View More..

India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul Cup

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   3:56 pm
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Less than two weeks after the India Under-16 football team finished runners-up to Japan in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship, the squad will be participating in the tri-nation Istanbul Cup in Turkey as part of their exposure for next month's AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018. View More..

Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey joins ATK

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   3:42 pm
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Saturday announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming football season. View More..

Messi to miss friendlies as Argentina renew squad

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   3:18 pm
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aug 18 (IANS) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia as interim coach Lionel Scaloni revamps the national squad after a disappointing World Cup. View More..

Levante thump Real Betis 3-0

    Updated On : Aug 18,2018   2:52 pm
Seville (Spain), Aug 18 (IANS) Levante got a brace from Jose Luis Morales to defeat Real Betis 3-0 in the 2018-2019 La Liga opener for both clubs. View More..

Schalke sign Morocco defender Mendyl

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:54 pm
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) Schalke have completed the transfer of defender Hamza Mendyl from Ligue 1 outfit Lille OSC, the German football club said on Friday. View More..

Hoffenheim forward Kramaric pens contract extension

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:52 pm
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) TSG Hoffenheim and Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric have agreed on a contract extension ahead of schedule, the German football club announced on Friday. View More..

Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Serie A club

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:50 pm
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joined Serie A Frosinone Calcio on a transfer from English Premier League Arsenal, both teams announced on Friday. View More..

Couldn't be happier with Pogba: Man United coach Mourinho

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:44 pm
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Contrary to midfielder Paul Pogba's statements recently, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said he "couldn't be happier" with the French World Cup winner. View More..

Man United launch app with HCL's support

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:06 pm
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday announced the successful launch of their official app with the help of HCL Technologies. View More..

Milan signs Laxalt, Castillejo on long-term basis

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   7:12 pm
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) AC Milan on Friday announced it had reached agreements to sign Spanish forward Samuel Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on transfer from Villarreal and Genoa respectively. View More..

Midfielder Marchisio leaves Juventus after 25 years

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   7:10 pm
Turin, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio rescinded his contract with Juventus on Friday, leaving the Turinese football giants which he joined at the age of seven, by mutual agreement. View More..

De Bruyne to be out of action for three months

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   7:00 pm
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City will miss the services of star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for atleast three months because of a knee injury. View More..