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)

I-League clubs shooting themselves in foot: AIFF secretary

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   3:10 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has finally decided to break his silence on the raging controversy that has hit the federation after seven I-League clubs decided to "boycott" the Super Cup last month. View More..

Chelsea drop points against Burnley

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   1:52 pm
London, April 23 (IANS) Chelsea, who started their match against Burnley with a chance to climb to third place in the Premier League, could manage only a 2-2 draw and they remain in the thick of a four-club scramble for the last two Champion League berths. View More..

Stuck at airport, Skype comes to AIFF TD applicant's rescue

    Updated On : Apr 22,2019   7:18 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) J-League side Yokohama F Marinos' sport director Doru Isac, who had applied for the post of All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Technical Director, failed to appear for an interview at the AIFF headquarters in New Delhi, on Monday, as he remained struck at the Delhi airport because of visa problems. View More..

AIFF signs coaching convention with AFC

    Updated On : Apr 22,2019   2:42 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a coaching convention with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) focused on coaching rules and methods. It will highlight the regulations and guidelines of coaches' education. View More..

Indian kids to train with a La Liga club every year

    Updated On : Apr 22,2019   2:02 pm
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) La Liga, in association with the Embassy of Spain in India and India On Track, will be awarding multiple Indian students the La Liga Football Schools Scholarship annually from 2018/19 season onwards. View More..

National Football: Mizoram, Kerala register big wins

    Updated On : Apr 21,2019   8:26 pm
Kolhapur, April 21 (IANS) After a thrilling first day of action, the second day of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships, here on Sunday, featured five games as the first round of fixtures in the group stages came to a close. View More..

Barcelona move step closer to La Liga title

    Updated On : Apr 21,2019   11:40 am
Barcelona, April 21 (IANS) A solid if not inspired performance was enough for Barcelona to prevail 2-1 over Real Sociedad and leave themselves needing just six points to clinch the La Liga title. View More..

AFTER 11)(SUNDAY MORNING RELEASE) I cannot live without football: Colaco (Where are they now)

    Updated On : Apr 21,2019   10:50 am
(In the continuing series 'Where are they now?', IANS tracks down former player and now coach Armando Colaco and asks him what he plans to do in the coming days) View More..

Man City beat Tottenham 1-0

    Updated On : Apr 20,2019   8:40 pm
Manchester (England), April 20 (IANS) Manchester City got its revenge for being bundled out of the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur, thanks to a goal by English midfielder Phil Foden which gave the defending champions a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday. View More..

AIFF plans internal meet before meeting I-League clubs

    Updated On : Apr 20,2019   6:34 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is having a second thought about the much-awaited meeting between its President Praful Patel and the I-League clubs, which won't happen before the AIFF takes stock of the situation on its own about the future roadmap of Indian domestic football. View More..

East Bengal extends Samad's contract for 3 years

    Updated On : Apr 20,2019   6:10 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) East Bengal on Saturday handed full back Samad Ali Mallik a three-year contract extension, the club said in a statement. View More..

Junior girls' national football starts Saturday

    Updated On : Apr 19,2019   3:54 pm
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) A month on from the announcement of India hosting the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020, the junior girls' National Football Championship is all set to kick-off here on Saturday. View More..

Bayern Munich sporting director Salihamidzic fined by DFB

    Updated On : Apr 19,2019   11:56 am
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has been fined 8,000 euros ($9,000) by the German Football Federation (DFB) for unsporting behaviour towards a referee. View More..

Santosh Trophy: Punjab take on Goa in semis

    Updated On : Apr 18,2019   4:56 pm
Ludhiana, April 18 (IANS) Punjab, Goa, Services and Karnataka will fight it out for a spot in the final of the Santosh Trophy here on Friday. View More..

Tottenham in Champions League semis

    Updated On : Apr 18,2019   2:30 pm
London, April 18 (IANS) Manchester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in a wild Champions League quarterfinal second leg that left the sides knotted 4-4 on aggregate with the visitors bound for the semi-finals thanks to their three away goals. View More..

Liverpool crush Porto, reach Champions League semis

    Updated On : Apr 18,2019   2:20 pm
Porto (Portugal), April 18 (IANS) Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals after comfortably beating Porto 4-1, with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each. View More..

AFC Cup: Minerva Punjab, Abahani Dhaka share points

    Updated On : Apr 17,2019   10:40 pm
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Abahani Dhaka and I-League's Minerva Punjab split points after an entertaining 2-2 draw in their second Group E match of the AFC Cup 2019, in Dhaka on Wednesday. View More..

East Bengal hand contract extension to Lalrindika

    Updated On : Apr 17,2019   5:16 pm
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Wednesday handed attacking midfielder Lalrindika Ralte, also known as Dika, a two-year contract extension. View More..

Super Cup may return as season opener in 2019-2020

    Updated On : Apr 17,2019   5:16 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The recently concluded Super Cup in Bhubaneswar was hardly a super show in the absence of seven I-League teams, but the tournament may return as the season opener (2019-2020) in September-October this year. View More..

India coach should be a good man-manager: Gurpreet

    Updated On : Apr 17,2019   3:38 pm
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit. View More..