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)

Chennaiyin, Abahani Dhaka face off in AFC Cup

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   10:22 pm
Ahmedabad, April 29 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC (CFC) are set to welcome Abahani Limited Dhaka for their final AFC Cup Group E home game at The Arena Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Cannavaro steps down as China football coach

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   1:18 pm
Shanghai, April 29 (IANS) Italian coach Fabio Cannavaro has announced he is resigning from steering the Chinese national soccer team after just two consecutive defeats and said he would continue to focus on his role as the Guangzhou Evergrande Club's manager. View More..

Former India footballer Kannan passes away

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   8:10 pm
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Former India footballer P. Kannan passed away at a city hospital here on Sunday following prolonged illness. View More..

Fine on cards as clubs justify skipping Super Cup

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   6:32 pm
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Faced with heavy fines and sanctions for not playing the Super Cup in March, the I-League clubs have denied being at fault during the two-day AIFF disciplinary committee hearing that concluded here on Sunday. View More..

Brazilian coach Micale reveals India talks

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   11:38 am
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) Brazilian coach Rogerio Micale has said that he is in talks with Indian officials about the Asian country's vacant national team manager's role. View More..

Messi-inspired Barca seal another La Liga title

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   10:08 am
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS) Barcelona needed just one goal by Lionel Messi to take the La Liga title for the 26th time in a wild match that saw Levante fighting to the end. View More..

Portuguese league, clubs bat for beer at stadium

    Updated On : Apr 27,2019   9:20 pm
Guarda (Portugal), April 27 (IANS) Portugual's top-tier football league, with the backing of 18 clubs, is pushing for a reform -- to allow sale and consumption of beer in stadium. It, they feel, will improve security at the venue. View More..

Benzema hurt, doubtful for Madrid's remaining season

    Updated On : Apr 27,2019   9:20 pm
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid has sidelined French forward Karim Benzema due to a left leg muscle injury, according to a statement by the club on Saturday. View More..

AIFF recommends Gurpreet Sandhu and Jeje for Arjuna

    Updated On : Apr 27,2019   12:02 pm
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) has recommended the names of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua for the prestigious Arjuna award this year. It was confirmed by AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das on Saturday. View More..

Jr Girls NFC: Jharkhand, Haryana enter semis

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   6:34 pm
Kolhapur, April 26 (IANS) Jharkhand and Haryana made their way into the semi-finals of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships (NFC) with convincing wins over last year's finalists Manipur and Tamil Nadu respectively at the Rajarshi Shahu Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Delhi Dynamos defender Gharami tests positive for Prednisone

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   5:46 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a first in the Indian Super League, a footballer has tested positive for use of banned substance. The league has a zero-tolerance policy for doping and Delhi Dynamos player Rana Gharami has been charged with a violation of the NADA Anti-Doping Rules and he can be barred from playing for four years. View More..

Doru Isac cleared by AIFF as new technical director

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   3:32 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) : The emergency committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has cleared the name of Romanian coach Doru Isac as the new technical director. View More..

Will don 'India No.9' with pride till body permits: Chhetri

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   9:20 am
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) For a country obsessed with cricket, it isnt easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indias football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all. View More..

Jr Girls C'ship: Gujarat, Mizoram in quarters

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   7:48 pm
Kolhapur, April 25 (IANS) The final round of fixtures in the group stages of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships 2019 came to a close on Thursday with Gujarat and Mizoram becoming the last two teams to book their place in the quarterfinals, which are set to begin on Friday. View More..

Wake up and smell the coffee: Das to ISL critics

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   5:32 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ever since the launch of cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has often been accused of playing the role of "chowkidar", who protects the interest of newly-found franchises and remains completely indifferent in its attitude towards traditional I-League clubs. View More..

East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibility

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   4:46 pm
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) I-League heavyweights East Bengal are exploring the possibility of a tie-up with Spanish giants FC Barcelona, the club said in a social media statement. View More..

Atletico beat Valencia, keeps LaLiga title race alive

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   11:08 am
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Atletico Madrid squandered the lead twice against visiting Valencia before pulling out a 3-2 win after a late goal by Angel Correa. View More..

City top United 2-0, gain edge in title race

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   11:08 am
Manchester, April 25 (IANS) Premier League holders Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-0 to reclaim first place from Liverpool. View More..

Jamshedpur FC sign Keegan on one-year deal

    Updated On : Apr 24,2019   5:50 pm
Jamshedpur, April 24 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC have completed the signing of Indian defender Keegan Pereira on a one-year deal. View More..

Indians deserve chance as national football coach: Pal

    Updated On : Apr 24,2019   3:34 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) If given an opportunity, an Indian can also do a good job as the head coach of the national football team feels Subrata Pal. One of the finest goalkeepers to have played for India, Pal believes that trusting the Indian coaches and handing them the responsibility can work wonders. View More..