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)

Who could move after World Cup performances?

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   8:00 am
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers' performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move. View More..

World Cup: France are champions, that's what matters, says Deschamps

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   1:38 am
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Brushing aside talk during the FIFA World Cup as to whether France played attractive football or not, head coach Didier Deschamps on Sunday said all that matters is they are champions and will remain at the top for the next four years. View More..

It was the best game we played in World Cup: Dalic

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   12:54 am
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic feels his team played the best match of the FIFA World Cup despite losing 4-2 to France in the final here on Sunday. View More..

Argentine press rips national team coach Sampaoli as he heads for the exit

    Updated On : Jul 16,2018   12:14 am
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS) The Argentine press ran front-page stories on Sunday, the day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, ripping Jorge Sampaoli as reports emerged that the Argentine Soccer Federation (AFA) and the national team coach had parted ways. View More..

Mbappe taking over world football crown from Messi, Ronaldo: Ferdinand

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   11:50 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) Former England defender Rio Ferdinand on Sunday said current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are "handing over their crown" as the world's best footballer to teenage France sensation Kylian Mbappe. View More..

Kane wins Golden Boot, Modric bags Golden Ball in 2018 World Cup

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   11:34 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) England's Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award while Croatia captain Luka Modric walked away with the Golden Ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. View More..

France overpower Croatia to win 2nd FIFA World Cup title

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   11:24 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday. View More..

Ronaldinho, Will Smith shine in World Cup closing ceremony

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   11:00 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho and United States actor and musician Will Smith were among the stars rocking the stage on Sunday for the 2018 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, ahead of the final match pitting France against Croatia. View More..

France overpower Croatia 4-2 in FIFA World Cup final

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   10:32 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) France scored twice in each half as they thumped a combative Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday. View More..

Croatian President presents Putin with national team jersey

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   8:56 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a Croatian national team jersey in red and white with the number 9 and the name Putin written on it. After that, Kitarovic and Putin began their bilateral talks. View More..

Putin offers to share World Cup organising lessons with 2022 host Qatar

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   8:56 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) The president of Russia Vladimir Putin on Sunday offered to give 2022 FIFA World Cup host Qatar the opportunity to share Russia's organising lessons learned through hosting the 2018 World Cup. View More..

Man United to rest World Cup footballers at start of season

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   7:56 pm
London, July 15 (IANS) Unhappy with the early start of the club football season's English Premier League, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho said that he won't include footballers returning from World Cup duty in the team's August 10 opener. View More..

Argentina settles football coach Sampaoli's exit terms

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   7:30 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has settled the terms of exit of their head coach Jorge Sampaoli following the national team's disappointing performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. View More..

Everyone fell in love with Russia during World Cup, says FIFA chief

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   7:18 pm
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Sunday that he fell in love with Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. View More..

West Ham signs midfielder Felipe Anderson

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   5:22 pm
London, July 15 (IANS) West Ham United announced on Sunday the signing of attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for the next four seasons. View More..

Everton pummel Austrian minnows ATV Irdning 22-0 in friendly

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   4:02 pm
London, July 15 (IANS) English Premier League side Everton thrashed Austrian minnows ATV Irdning by a whopping 22-0 scoreline with four players scoring hat tricks in a pre-season friendly. View More..

Berlin's Selke to miss Bundesliga kickoff

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   3:36 pm
Berlin, July 15 (IANS) Hertha Berlin striker Davie Selke will be out of action for an infinite period of time, the Bundesliga club announced on Sunday. View More..

Rooney provides assist as D.C. United beat Vancouver Whitecaps

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   3:34 pm
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Former Manchester United and England star made his debut for Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. United as the club won 3-1 against the Vancouver Whitecaps. View More..

England could have done better: Kane

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   3:16 pm
St. Petersburg, July 15 (IANS) England captain Harry Kane said his team could have done better, following their 0-2 loss to Belgium in the third-place playoff in 2018 FIFA World Cup. View More..

Toluca FC's Rubens Sambueza awarded Golden Ball for Liga Mx

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   3:12 pm
Los Angeles (United States), July 15 (IANS) Argentine midfielder Rubens Sambueza who plays for Mexican club Toluca, was awarded the Golden Ball for his outstanding performance in the Liga Mx 2017-2018 season, the Mexican league said. View More..