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Mohun Bagan 3-1 Tampine Rovers: Match Report
Mohun Bagan 3-1 Tampine Rovers: Match Report

Katsumi Yusa in action for Mohun Bagan against Tampines Rovers in the AFC Champions League qualifierI-League’s defending champions Mohun Bagan enjoyed a comfortable and comprehensive 3-1 win against Tampine Rovers, the visiting club from Singapore, in the AFC Champions League tie which was played out at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.Goals for Mohun Bagan came from Jeje Lalpekhlua (5'), Cornell Glen (41') and Katusmi Yus

Jan 27 2016
SWOT Analysis of the Top 5 Teams in the I-League
SWOT Analysis of the Top 5 Teams in the I-League

  The 2015/16 edition of the I-League kicks off on January 9th  The Hero I-League 2016 is all set to kick-off later today when defending champions Mohun Bagan entertain newly promoted Aizawl FC at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Lovers of the beautiful game in India will be hoping the I-League in 2016 will be similar to the 2015 season which was one of the most dramatic in recent history. Five time Indian champions Dempo were r

Jan 9 2016
India rise three places in FIFA rankings after SAFF Cup triumph
India rise three places in FIFA rankings after SAFF Cup triumph

India moved up three places to 163rd in the rankingsThe Indian National football team have climbed up three places to 163rd in the updated FIFA world rankings announced today. India gained seven points after their recent SAFF Cup win over Afghanistan, who are now ranked 153rd in the list, thus moving ahead of Liechtenstein, Gambia and Grenada to take up their new position in the world rankings.The rise in rankings came as a bubble

Jan 7 2016
Top 5 players from the 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup
Top 5 players from the 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup

India won their seventh SAFF Cup after beating Afghanistan 2-1 in the final After 11 days of South Asian footballing jamboree, Elvis has left the building. The 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup concluded with hosts India reclaiming the bragging rights in the region after a slender 2-1 win over defending champions Afghanistan in 120 minutes of a gruelling encounter in Thiruvananthapuram. Over the course of last two weeks, the competition witnessed a

Jan 4 2016
India wins 2015 SAFF Cup: Who said what
India wins 2015 SAFF Cup: Who said what

India were crowned SAFF Cup champions after they beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the final on SundayIndian football made a fantastic start to the new year as they were crowned as champions of the SAFF Suzuki Cup for a record seventh time. The Indians overcame all odds as they beat pre-match favourites Afghanistan 2-1 in a thrilling encounter much to the delight of the thousands of fans gathered at the Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala along with

2015 SAFF Championship final: Player Ratings for India
2015 SAFF Championship final: Player Ratings for India

Sunil Chhetri scored his 50th goal for India – an extra-time winner in the final against AfghanistanIn an enthralling encounter to round off the SAFF Cup, India came from behind to defeat a highly resilient and spirited Afghan side 2-1 to claim the trophy for the seventh time. Sunil Chhetri was once again the hero, as the captain scored the winner in the first half of extra time after Jeje Lalpekhlua had canceled out Zubayd Amiri&rsquo

Jan 3 2016
2015 SAFF Championship final: India 2-1 Afghanistan - 5 Talking Points
2015 SAFF Championship final: India 2-1 Afghanistan - 5 Talking Points

India beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the final of the 2015 SAFF Championship in Thiruvananthapuram to give the Blue Tigers their seventh win in the competition. Goals from Jeje Lalpekhlua and Sunil Chhetri saw India come from behind after they went down 1-0 to a Zubayr Amiri goal. With the score tied at 1-1 after the 90 minutes, the match went into extra time and that was when Chhetri rose to the occasion to slot home the winner in a match that al

Jan 3 2016
Sunil Chhetri inspires India to 2-1 win over Afghanistan to clinch seventh SAFF Championship
Sunil Chhetri inspires India to 2-1 win over Afghanistan to clinch seventh SAFF Championship

India celebrate Jeje’s goal assisted by Sunil Chhetri (Image courtesy of SAFF)India beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the final to clinch the 2015 SAFF Championship. Goals from Jeje Lalpekhlua and Sunil Chhetri saw the Blue Tigers come from behind after Zubayr Amiri had given the Afghans the lead.This is India’s seventh SAFF win after previously clinching the title in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009 and 2011. The two sides have met in the fin

Jan 3 2016
India vs Afghanistan SAFF Cup Final: Preview, TV channel info, Team News and Prediction
India vs Afghanistan SAFF Cup Final: Preview, TV channel info, Team News and Prediction

India will once again look to Jeje Lalpekhlua to get the goals in the absence of the injured Robin SinghHosts India take on defending champions Afghanistan in the 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup Final at Trivandrum's International Stadium on Sunday evening. India will look to avenge the 2-0 loss inflicted on them by the Afghans in 2013 edition of the tournament when they lock horns with the Lions of Khorasan in yet another SAFF Cup Final, this time

Jan 3 2016
SAFF Championship 2015: India 3-2 Maldives - Match Report
SAFF Championship 2015: India 3-2 Maldives - Match Report

The Blue Tigers defeated Maldives 3-2 to qualify for the final of the 2015 SAFF Championship (Image courtesy SAFF Twitter Account)India stormed into the Final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Suzuki Cup 2015 with a cracking 3-2 win over Maldives in the semi-final encounter at the Trivandrum International Stadium on Thursday afternoon.India were rampant from minute one, as a goal from Sunil Chhetri and a brace from Jeje

Dec 31 2015
SAFF 2015 Championship: India 3-2 Maldives : 5 Talking Points
SAFF 2015 Championship: India 3-2 Maldives : 5 Talking Points

India qualified for the final of the 2015 SAFF Championship with a 3-2 win over Maldives (Image courtesy SAFF Twitter account) India narrowly edged past Maldives with a 3-2 scoreline in the semifinal of the 2015 SAFF Championship at the Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala. The Blue Tigers started in comfortable fashion, as goals from Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua put India 2-0 up by the 34th minute. However, Maldives

Dec 31 2015
Chennaiyin FC vs Rest of ISL XI
Chennaiyin FC vs Rest of ISL XI

Chennaiyin FC were crowned the Champions of Hero Indian Super League Season Two in the most dramatic fashions as two stoppage time goals helped them overturn a 2-1 deficit imposed on them by a 87th minute Joffre free-kick. John Stiven Mendoza was once again the hero for his side as his immense desire, followed by a moment of composure brought glory to the team from Chennai after what was a turbulent campaign to start off. However, FC Goa too gav

Dec 23 2015
Looking at the award winners from season 2 of the Indian Super League
Looking at the award winners from season 2 of the Indian Super League

After an enthralling 3 months of high drama and intense footballing action, the Hero Indian Super League drew to a conclusion etching new names into its history books. This year saw the franchise based tournament giving birth to a few new stars and also the unearthing of some domestic talent from across India. As many as 5 individual honours were up for grabs in ISL 2 namely; the Golden Boot, the Golden Glove, the Fittest Player of the Season, I

Dec 23 2015
Who said what after Chennayin FC's thrilling 3-2 win over FC Goa in the 2015 ISL Final
Who said what after Chennayin FC's thrilling 3-2 win over FC Goa in the 2015 ISL Final

Chennaiyin FC staged a thrilling comeback to lift the 2015 Indian Super League trophy (Photo courtesy ISL) In what was a final that will be remembered for years to come, Chennaiyin FC staged a thrilling last minute comeback to overcome FC Goa 3-2 and be crowned champions of the 2015 edition of the Indian Super League. A penalty from Bruno Pelissari and an immediate response from Thongkhosiem Haokip meant that the two sides were dead

Dec 21 2015
Best Indian XI from the Indian Super League
Best Indian XI from the Indian Super League

The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) season two saw the Indian players come to the party and become indispensable to their respective teams. This was the best thing to come out of ISL 2 and some of the Indian players earned big praise from their rather illustrious managers. In every team, there was more than one Indian player who was central to the team and their chances. With three Indians among the top ten goalscorers, it is clear that the India

Dec 20 2015
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