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 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 season 2014, officially known as the 2014 Hero Indian Super League season, It is the first ever season of the Indian Super League, the Indian professional league for association football franchises, since its establishment in 2013.
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|
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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,
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.
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.
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Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions. The first winners were Bengal.
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|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|
|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)|
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