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Bengaluru FC vs. Aizawl FC Score Result: 2-3, Federation Cup (India) 2016
Bengaluru FC vs. Aizawl FC Score Result: 2-3, Federation Cup (India) 2016

Bengaluru FC's Sunil Chhetri in actionThe defending I-League and Federation Cup champions, Bengaluru FC are set to host Aizawl FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, later today. Ashley Westwood's men were stunned by Aizwal a few afternoons back, as the latter posted a 2-1 victory over a complacent Bengaluru side at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in the Mizo capital of Aizawl, last Sunday.*Update: Bengaluru FC vs. A

May 3 2016
Bengaluru FC's blueprint leads the way as Indian football reaches a crossroads
Bengaluru FC's blueprint leads the way as Indian football reaches a crossroads

Bengaluru FC won their second I-League title in three seasonsThree years ago, Bengaluru FC did not exist. On Saturday, they took home their third trophy in three seasons. And they are not done yet.With two I-League titles in three years, runners-up the last season and a Federation Cup in the bag, the trophy cabinet has been increasing in size every season. The Blues will be looking to add a fourth trophy as they defend the Federation Cup that kic

Apr 25 2016
Bengaluru FC clinch I-League title with a 2-0 win over Salgaocar
Bengaluru FC clinch I-League title with a 2-0 win over Salgaocar

Eugeneson Lyngdoh scored the opener for Bengaluru FCBengaluru FC won the 2015/16 edition of the I-League after a convincing 2-0 win over Salgaocar FC at home. An early goal from Eugeneson Lyngdoh and a late goal from Doungel sparked off scenes off wild celebrations as Bengaluru FC cemented a second title win under Ashley Westwood in three season.Lineups:John Johnson came back into the fold after serving a 1-match suspension, with Ashley Westwood

Apr 17 2016
I-League preview: Bengaluru FC look to clinch title against Salgaocar
I-League preview: Bengaluru FC look to clinch title against Salgaocar

Bengaluru FC players rejoicing.Needing a win to claim their second I-League crown in three years, Bengaluru FC will aim to go all out when they take on Salgaocar FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.But Bengaluru coach Ashley Westwood refused to be drawn into any talk of glory as his side gear up to claim the title they won in their debut season."It's just another game of football and I haven't laid any expectations down

Apr 17 2016
Bengaluru FC reignite AFC Cup campaign with thrilling win over Ayeyawady FC
Bengaluru FC reignite AFC Cup campaign with thrilling win over Ayeyawady FC

CK Vineeth was a star performer for Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup clash (Image courtesy Bengaluru FC Twitter)Bengaluru FC and Ayeyawady played out a thrilling encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in the 4th Group H match of the AFC Cup. A blitz of goals in the second half meant that the game ended 5-3, which made it the highest scoring game at Bengaluru FC’s home ground with Alwyn George starring with a brace.Lineups:With an eye on the po

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC await Ayeyawady United test
AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC await Ayeyawady United test

Sunil Chhetri and Amrinder Singh were instrumental in BFC’s first AFC Cup victoryCoach Ashley Westwood said his side would fall back on their good run of form as Bengaluru FC shift focus to the Asian Football Confederation (AF) Cup when they host Burma's Ayeyawady United FC at the Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday.Bengaluru beat I-League title rivals East Bengal 3-1 and are on the cusp of a second championship in three years should t

Apr 12 2016
FIFA rankings: India drop a couple of places to 162
FIFA rankings: India drop a couple of places to 162

Indian national football team before the game against Turkmenistan.India have dropped two places to be ranked 162nd in the latest global football rankings, released by world football's administrative body FIFA on Thursday.India currently have 142 points. India ended their 2018 World Cup qualifiers campaign poorly with 7 losses in eight matches, ending their campaign with a 1-2 loss against Turkmenistan.Iran (42) jumped up two spots to be the

Apr 7 2016
I-League preview: DSK Shivajians look to upset the applecart against Bengaluru FC
I-League preview: DSK Shivajians look to upset the applecart against Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru and DSK Shivajians play it out in the first leg of their I-League clash.DSK Shivajians FC will be looking to make the most of their home advantage when they face strong title contenders Bengaluru FC in a crucial I-League encounter at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.Currently on a five-match unbeaten run, DSK Shivajians have been at their best at home in recent games. Back-to-back wins over East Bengal and Spo

Apr 5 2016
I-league: Bengaluru look to earn first ever victory against Mumbai FC
I-league: Bengaluru look to earn first ever victory against Mumbai FC

Lalthuammawia Ralte and Bengaluru FC manager Ashley Westwood (R) attends the pre match press conference.Bengaluru FC will look to switching gears as their I-League football title charge enters the home stretch with a vital game against Mumbai FC at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.Three points adrift of leaders Mohun Bagan and with a game in hand, coach Ashley Westwood knows that a positive result in this fixture will put them well and tru

Apr 2 2016
FIFA World Cup qualifier: India 1-2 Turkmenistan - 5 Talking Points
FIFA World Cup qualifier: India 1-2 Turkmenistan - 5 Talking Points

Turkmenistan came from behind to defeat India 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. India took the lead through Sandesh Jhingan in the first half before two second half goals from Arslan and Atayev Serdarali saw Turkmenistan earn all three points.  Here are five talking points from the match:Coach Constantine must be credited for his squad selectionStephen Constantine returned for his second stint at coaching India in Janua

Mar 29 2016
5 Indians who've impressed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
5 Indians who've impressed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The Indian National Football TeamEven though India have won just the one game – against Guam – a bunch of our players have seriously impressed on the international stage. Stephen Constantine has almost always picked an experienced side with one or two youngsters in the mix to provide that unpredictability on the ball. Pitted against the likes of Iran and Oman, India were always going to find it harder to really challenge the team

Mar 29 2016
2018 World Cup qualifiers: India face tough Turkmenistan test
2018 World Cup qualifiers: India face tough Turkmenistan test

India head coach Stephen Constantine during the press conferenceAn injury-hit Indian football team will face a stern test when they take on Turkmenistan in the 2018 World Cup preliminary joint qualification Round 2 match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday.India come into the match after a 0-4 loss to Iran. Turkmenistan are currently ranked 113 in the rankings in comparison to India's 160. They have lost six of their seven gro

Mar 28 2016
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier Preview: India vs Turkmenistan - Date and Time, Team news and Prediction
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier Preview: India vs Turkmenistan - Date and Time, Team news and Prediction

Stephen Constantine is wary of Turkmenistan’s threat after they grabbed a point against Iran last yearIndia play their final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Turkmenistan on Tuesday in Kochi in a fixture where neither team has a chance of qualifying for the third round of World Cup qualifiers. Turkmenistan are currently third in the group and cannot catch up with second-placed Oman while India are at the bottom where even all thre

Mar 28 2016
India football team reaches Kerala to face Turkmenistan
India football team reaches Kerala to face Turkmenistan

Sunil Chhetri should lead the line for the Indian side The Indian football team arrived here on Saturday morning for their 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match against Turkmenistan, slated to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 29 March.The 22-member squad looked visibly tired after their overnight flight from Tehran via Dubai and settled down in their rooms after a quick breakfast.The squad was boosted

Mar 28 2016
Sunil Chhetri back for Turkmenistan clash: The Indian skipper speaks out
Sunil Chhetri back for Turkmenistan clash: The Indian skipper speaks out

Sunil Chhetri at a news conference earlier this year.It’s the big question which the entire country has been asking – will Sunil Chhetri play against Turkmenistan. A day after the “talismanic” Skipper trained with the National Team, www.the-aiff.com asked it to the man himself. In a freewheeling interview, the Indian Skipper spoke at length about the status of his injury, the forthcoming match against Turkmenista

Mar 27 2016
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