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Bengaluru FC beat India U-19's 5-2 in a friendly
Bengaluru FC beat India U-19's 5-2 in a friendly

Bengaluru FC midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh vies for possession against the India U19s' Suman Sarkar Bengaluru:  Goals from Len Doungel, Kim Song Yong, Sunil Chhetri, Alwyn George and CK Vineeth saw Bengaluru FC produce a dominant second half display to overcome a 1-0 deficit and register a 5-2 win over the India under-19 team in the second pre-season friendly between the two sides at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Wednesday

Aug 12 2015
Bengaluru FC shake off the dust as pre-season kicks off
Bengaluru FC shake off the dust as pre-season kicks off

Sunil Chhetri signing some autographs after the training session Bengaluru Bengaluru FC, on Monday, kick-started their pre-season program with a light training session in front of more than 100 fans who flocked to welcome the team at the Bangalore Football Stadium. Back after a two-month break from a successful season that saw Ashley Westwood’s boys win the Federation Cup and finish runners-up in the I-League, the Blues began sh

Jul 27 2015
Indian Super League Auction and Draft: Team Ratings
Indian Super League Auction and Draft: Team Ratings

  The Indian Super League held its first auction in Mumbai on the 10th of July where ten Indian players were put up for auction. It was the first time in India that in  a player auction all the participants were bought by a team. The highest bid received was for Sunil Chhetri for a massive Rs. 1.20 crores while his Bengaluru FC teammate Rino Anto, with a base price of only Rs. 17.5 lakhs was sold for an astounding Rs.90

Jul 15 2015
ISL Auction 2015: As it happened - Sunil Chhetri sold to Mumbai City FC for Rs 1.2 crore
ISL Auction 2015: As it happened - Sunil Chhetri sold to Mumbai City FC for Rs 1.2 crore

Mumbai City owner Ranbir Kapoor (R) was shocked after he signed Sunil Chhetri (C) for Rs 1.2 crores (Image courtesy ISL)   The 2015 Indian Super League (ISL) Auction took place in Mumbai on 10 July with 10 I-League players up for sale. Indian players Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Thoi Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Rino Anto (all Bengaluru FC), Jackichand Singh, Seityasen Singh (both Royal Wahingdoh), Anas Edathodika, Arata Izumi (both P

Jul 10 2015
Interview with Robin Singh: I hope to play under Roberto Carlos in 2015 ISL
Interview with Robin Singh: I hope to play under Roberto Carlos in 2015 ISL

Robin Singh will go under the hammer in the ISL auction tomorrow Ever since Robin Singh began his professional football career with East Bengal, his name has become synonymous with the sport in India. Along with national team and Bengaluru FC strike partner, Sunil Chhetri, Singh will be one of the most sought after players in the Indian Super League auction on Monday. “Last year I missed out on the ISL, this time I hope to prove myse

Which I-League player should each ISL team target at the auction?
Which I-League player should each ISL team target at the auction?

Bengaluru FC’s Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh will be wanted by most ISL teams in the auction The best Indian footballers from the I-league who did not participate in the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League are set to go under the hammer in the ISL auction for the second edition of the tournament which starts in October. Some of the biggest names in Indian football like Sunil Chhetri (India’s record goalscorer) and Robin

Jul 9 2015
Star Sports to broadcast the Hero Indian Super League 2015 domestic player auction and draft live
Star Sports to broadcast the Hero Indian Super League 2015 domestic player auction and draft live

Star Sports, country’s leading sports broadcaster, will telecast the first ever auction of football players in India Live and Exclusive on your TV screens on Friday, July 10, 2015 from Mumbai. The Hero Indian Super League 2015 Domestic Player Auction and Draft will witness the top football talent in the country going under the hammer, with the eight teams bidding aggressively to add the finest Indian football talent to their roster. The

Jul 9 2015
Everything you need to know about the ISL auction and draft
Everything you need to know about the ISL auction and draft

Indian National team top scorer Sunil Chhetri will play in the ISL for the first time Mumbai, 9th July 2015: The Hero India Super League 2015 will have its first ever Indian Player Auction along with the Player Draft on Friday, July 10, 2015, here in Mumbai, thus effectively marking the day as the kick-off to its second season. Each club has a purse of Rs 21 crore. A club can spend maximum of Rs 5.50 crore on Domestic Players signing so

Jul 9 2015
Sunil Chhetri, Jackichand Singh and Robin Singh undergo medicals prior to ISL auction
Sunil Chhetri, Jackichand Singh and Robin Singh undergo medicals prior to ISL auction

Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian to score 50 goals for the National team The talisman of the Indian National team, Sunil Chhetri, 2015 I-League player of the year Jackichand Singh and Bengaluru FC’s Robin Singh underwent mandatory medicals before the ISL auction scheduled to be held on the 10th of July. Chhetri, who missed the first edition of the ISL is the star attraction in this season’s ISL. Even though

Jun 22 2015
World Cup Qualifiers: Guam 2-1 India - Five talking points
World Cup Qualifiers: Guam 2-1 India - Five talking points

The Indian National Team lost their second World Cup qualifier in a row India played their second World Cup qualifying match against Guam, but the result was identical to the one five days ago when they lost to Oman at home. Indian coach Stephen Constantine selected the exact same line-up he had chosen for the Oman match.  Guam were the better team in the first half and they did not allow India to have a shot on target util&

Jun 16 2015
World Cup qualifiers: Guam 2-1 India - Player ratings
World Cup qualifiers: Guam 2-1 India - Player ratings

The Indian team before kick-off India were handed their second defeat in five days when they were beaten away by Guam in the second World Cup Qualifier. The visitors retained the starting 11 from the first match in which they were praised for their performance against Oman. But they went 1-0 down in the first half when McDonald headed in a Ryan Guy throw in. In the second half, Guam dominated even more and they extended the

Jun 16 2015
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Guam vs India - 4 things India must improve on
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Guam vs India - 4 things India must improve on

Indian players training in Guam India visit Guam to take on the host nation in the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers group stage match. India faced defeat in the opening match of the group stage last week against Oman while Guam surprisingly defeated Turkmenistan to register full points in the opening game. The last time these two sides met was in 2013 when the men in blue thrashed Guam 4-0. A lot has changed since then and the Guam side

Jun 16 2015
Indian Super League's player auction scheduled for July 10
Indian Super League's player auction scheduled for July 10

India’s Sunil Chhetri will feature in the ISL auction Mumbai, June 11 The player auction for the second edition of the Indian Super League will occur on July 10, a statement from the organisers said on Thursday. Ten Indian footballers, including leading striker Sunil Chhetri, have been identified who will feature in the auction. The ten footballers in the auction list missed out on the inaugural season of the ISL last year owing

Jun 12 2015
Fans' reaction brought us back in the game: Sunil Chhetri
Fans' reaction brought us back in the game: Sunil Chhetri

Stephen Constantine at the post-match press conference India lost 2-1 to Oman narrowly at a noisy Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru in their opening World Cup Asian group stage qualifier. Sunil Chhetri’s brilliant curler cancelled out Qasim Said’s first-minute opener, but Imad Al Hosni converted a 40th-minute penalty to restore Oman’s advantage. The second half ended goalless with both teams having a goal disa

Jun 11 2015