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.

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  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.

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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.

Spanish football club Eibar shows solidarity with Peru flood victims

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   8:44 pm
Madrid, March 25 (IANS) Spanish top-division football club SD Eibar has given an example of solidarity by announcing it will give the gate receipts of its home game against Las Palmas to a charity aimed at helping victims of the floods currently affecting Peru. View More..

Coach Loew demands ruthless performance from Germany

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   8:38 pm
Baku, March 25 (IANS) Germany head coach Joachim Loew is determined to continue his side's 100 per cent record in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia. He expects nothing less than a comfortable win against Azerbaijan this Sunday evening and will choose his strongest possible line-up. View More..

Goa, Bengal aim to recapture elusive Santosh Trophy crown (Preview)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   7:32 pm
Bambolim (Goa), March 25 (IANS) Bengal and Goa will both look to snap their title drought and win the national football Championship for Santosh Trophy when they meet in the summit clash here on Sunday. View More..

Mohun Bagan footballers help club member's daughter fight rare disease

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   6:02 pm
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan have extended a helping hand to club's long-serving member Sanjay Das by raising Rs one lakh as he struggled to meet the huge expenditure for the treatment of his ailing daughter. View More..

FIFA expresses satisfaction over DY Patil stadium for U-17 World Cup

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:32 pm
Navi Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) A delegation of the world football governing body FIFA, accompanied by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), visited the DY Patil Stadium to assess the progress of preparations at the Navi Mumbai venue for the Under-17 World Cup. View More..

Spain, Italy, Croatia win World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   4:08 pm
Madrid/Milan, March 25 (IANS) Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his professional career. View More..

Sevilla defender Mariano earns Brazil call-up

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   3:12 pm
Sao Paulo, March 25 (IANS) Uncapped Sevilla full-back Mariano has been called up to Brazil's football squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday. View More..

England call Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson to replace Chris Smalling

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   1:20 pm
London, March 25 (IANS) England coach Gareth Southgate called Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson for Sunday's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, in place of injured Chris Smalling. View More..

Six clubs fined by UEFA for fans' misconduct

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:56 pm
Paris, March 25 (IANS) La Liga giants Barcelona and five other football clubs were fined by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for their respective fans misconduct. View More..

Former Germany international Kuranyi retires

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:24 pm
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Former Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi has in an official statement announced his retirement from professional football. View More..

Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:16 pm
Zagreb, March 25 (IANS) Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic scored his second goal in the 2018 football World Cup qualifying campaign to help Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0, and give the hosts their fourth victory in five matches in front of a sellout crowd at Maksimir Stadium here. View More..

Spain, Italy win World Cup qualifiers

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:08 pm
Paris, March 25 (IANS) Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his career. View More..

Argentina's win over Chile in World Cup qualifiers criticised by press

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:04 pm
Buenos Aires, March 25 (IANS) While the Argentinean football team may have won a must-win game against Chile in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Argentina's press condemned them for winning "without football and without ideas." View More..

River Plate's Alario replaces Higuain in Argentina squad

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   11:54 am
Buenos Aires, March 25 (IANS) Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has called up River Plate forward Lucas Alario, Lanus midfielder Ivan Marcone and San Lorenzo defender Matias Caruzzo for the team's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in La Paz on Tuesday. View More..

Caceres recalled to Paraguay squad for Brazil clash

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   11:52 am
Rio de Janeiro, March 25 (IANS) Paraguay coach Francisco Arce has called up veteran right-back Marcos Caceres for the team's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday. View More..

UEFA fines Arsenal, Bayern; suspends Tottenham's Alli for 3 games

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   9:20 pm
Nyon, March 24 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided on Friday to fine Arsenal and Bayern Munich, as well as suspend Tottenham Hotspur's Delle Alli for three matches. View More..

Germany midfielder Weigl ruled out of Azerbaijan clash

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   8:08 pm
Dortmund, March 24 (IANS) Midfielder Julian Weigl has been left out of the Germany football squad that will face Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Baku on Sunday, the German football federation DFB announced on Friday. View More..

Janssen withdraws from Netherlands trip to Bulgaria

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   7:48 pm
The Hague, March 24 (IANS) Striker Vincent Janssen was on Friday left out of the Netherlands football squad that will play the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia due to illness. View More..

Chinese footballer Qin Sheng banned for 6 months for misbehaviour

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   7:40 pm
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Friday handed Shanghai Greenland midfielder Qin Sheng a six-month ban for deliberately stamping on Tianjin Quanjian's Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel. View More..

Messi's goal takes Argentina to qualification zone

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   7:38 pm
Buenos Aires, March 24 (IANS) Ace forward Lionel Messi helped Argentina beat Chile 1-0 in an intense football match of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, putting the Albiceleste in the direct qualification zone. View More..