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)

Messi leads Barca to 4-2 win over Sevilla in La Liga

    Updated On : Feb 24,2019   10:04 am
Seville (Spain), Feb 24 (IANS) Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has notched his 50th career hat-trick and assisted on another goal in FC Barcelona's 4-2 away win over Sevilla in the La Liga. View More..

Madrid coach criticises league calendar ahead of cup clasico vs Barcelona

    Updated On : Feb 24,2019   9:44 am
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Real Madrid's head coach Santiago Solari has criticised the league calendar and said his team would have a day less to prepare than its historical rival Barcelona ahead of their Copa del Rey Clasico corresponding semis second-leg. View More..

ISL: NorthEast qualify as JFC draw a blank in Chennai

    Updated On : Feb 24,2019   1:52 am
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC's hopes of reaching the Indian Super League play-offs went up in smoke after they played a goalless draw against bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday. View More..

I-League: Barraso strikes to hand Minerva a win after 80 days

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   8:52 pm
Panchkula, Feb 23 (IANS) Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC registered a 1-0 win against Neroca FC on Saturday in an I-League tie, thanks to their new Spanish recruit Juan Quero Barraso's stellar finish. View More..

I-League: Real Kashmir eye second spot with win over Arrows (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   8:44 pm
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) AIFF's developmental side Indian Arrows are set to face Real Kashmir FC, which are vying to win the title in their debut season itself, at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

ISL: Pune, Delhi keen to keep unbeaten runs (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   8:38 pm
Pune, Feb 23 (IANS) FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos FC have been on an upward trajectory of late and will be keen to maintain their unbeaten runs when they clash in an Indian Super League (ISL) at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. View More..

India to start preparations for U-23 AFC championship

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   7:12 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India U-23 mens football team, which has never qualified for the U-23 AFC championship since its inception in 2014, will start preparation for the qualifying round matches, under coach Derrick Pereira in Goa from March 2. View More..

Umtiti ready to start for Barca against Sevilla

    Updated On : Feb 23,2019   12:08 pm
Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said that defender Samuel Umtiti, absent for most of the season due to injury, is fit enough to start against Sevilla. View More..

I-League: 10-man Gokulam hold Lajong to 1-1 draw

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   8:22 pm
Shillong, Feb 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong held Gokulam Kerala FC to a 1-1 draw in their final home fixture of the I-League football match at the JLN Stadium here on Friday. View More..

I-League: Depleted Minerva host Neroca in penultimate home fixture (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   8:20 pm
Panchkula, Feb 22 (IANS) Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC are all set to host northeastern outfit Neroca FC in their penultimate I-League home fixture with pride in mind here on Saturday. View More..

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   6:46 pm
London, Feb 22 (IANS) The governing body of world football FIFA on Friday confirmed that English Premier League club Chelsea have been banned from making any signings for the next two transfer windows after breaching rules over signing minors. View More..

Man Utd vs Liverpool makes spotlight in England this weekend

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   6:34 pm
London, Feb 22 (IANS) This weekend may see the final of the Carabao Cup between Manchester City and Chelsea, but for most football fans, there is only one big game in England this weekend and that is what promises to be a no-holds barred showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. View More..

ISL: Chennaiyin want to dash JFC's play-off hopes (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2019   6:30 pm
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) A desperate Jamshedpur FC need nothing less than three points to keep their Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs hopes alive as they take on bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday. View More..

ISL: Bengaluru top ISL table again

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   10:54 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Ten-man Bengaluru FC flexed their muscle and sealed a spot at the top of the table in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 3-0 win against FC Goa at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, here on Thursday. View More..

Diego Costa boosts Atletico's return to its essence

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   9:16 pm
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Spain forward Diego Costa was the big surprise in the Atletico Madrid starting lineup against Juventus in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and his contribution was a big morale boost that helped the Spanish team to win 2-0 against the seven-time Serie A defending champion. View More..

ISL: Mumbai hope to turn it around against desperate ATK

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   8:50 pm
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) ATK and Mumbai City FC have everything to play for as they chase a place among the top four in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday. View More..

I-League: Lajong, Gokulam gear up to salvage pride (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   8:18 pm
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) In what could be a battle to grace the relegation and finish as high as possible in the I-League table, Shillong Lajong FC will take on Gokulam Kerala at the JLN Nehru Stadium, here on Friday. View More..

Bolivia asks to join South American bid to host 2030 FIFA World Cup

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   2:32 pm
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Bolivia has formally expressed interest in joining a South American bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, which will mark the centenary of football's showpiece tournament. View More..

Man City come from behind to beat Schalke 3-2

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   2:22 pm
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Feb 21 (IANS) Ten-man Manchester City scored twice in the last five minutes of regulation time to defeat Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie. View More..

Mineiro beat Defensor in Copa Libertadores stage 3 qualifier

    Updated On : Feb 21,2019   2:00 pm
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro beat Uruguay's Defensor Sporting 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores third stage qualifying tie at the Luis Franzini Stadium here. View More..