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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
Mumbai City FC retain Pavel Cmovs and sign striker Sony Norde for ISL Season 2
Mumbai City FC retain Pavel Cmovs and sign striker Sony Norde for ISL Season 2

Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC has retained Czech defender Pavel Čmovš and signing Haitian striker Sony Norde for the ISL - Season 2. Pavel, who had an excellent inaugural season, comes in to fortify the Mumbai City FC defence and Sony Norde to add that extra firepower upfront. Post his stint with Mumbai City FC in the inaugural ISL, Czech footballer Pavel Čmovš played for Romanian side Rapid București. The 6ft 2

Jul 16 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
Abneet Bharti agrees terms with Polish top division club TS Podbeskidzie
Abneet Bharti agrees terms with Polish top division club TS Podbeskidzie

Abneet Bharti will move to TS Podkbeskidie 16-year-old Indian youngster Abneet Bharti has agreed terms with Polish top division club TS Podbeskidzie to sign for them. He had been on trial with them in the last week, but the signing was only announced today. This deal had made him the youngest Indian football player to sign for a top division European Club. He previously played for Spanish second division team Real Valladolid. He also previ

Jul 14 2015
ISL Auction - Showcasing the class divide in Indian sport
ISL Auction - Showcasing the class divide in Indian sport

Sunil Chhetri was bought by Mumbai City FC for 1.2 crore Waking up in the morning today, I picked up the newspaper and as usual, straight away turned to the back page without even reading the headlines. The very first article was on the ISL auction-cum-draft, stating how certain footballers turned into crorepatis and lakhpatis overnight and how some were part of intense bidding wars among franchises. Ten players were up for auction first,

Look forward to playing alongside Nicolas Anelka, says Mumbai City FC's Sunil Chhetri
Look forward to playing alongside Nicolas Anelka, says Mumbai City FC's Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri excited to play with Anelka Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After getting bagged by Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) players auction, Sunil Chhetri said on Friday he is extremely happy to be a part of the tournament revealing his excitement to play alongside the team's marquee player-cum-manager, French football great Nicolas Anelka. Four-time All India Football Federation (AIFF) player of the year, Chhetri who had t

Jul 10 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
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
ISL Auction: Top 5 I-League players teams must buy
ISL Auction: Top 5 I-League players teams must buy

The first season of the Indian Super League was a huge success with fans filling up stadiums to support a new coming for “the beautiful game” in India. World Cup winners such as Alessandro del Piero, David Trezeguet, Joan Capdevila and Robert Pires graced the Indian pitches alongside the likes of Balwant Singh, Cavin Lobo, Jeje Lalpekhlua,  Sandesh Jhingan and Mehtab Hossain in the spectacle where the slo

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
Nike opens its largest store in India
Nike opens its largest store in India

Top Indian athletes were when present for the opening of Nike’s biggest store in India Bengaluru, July 6, 2015: Continuing its effort to fuel a lifestyle of sport and fitness in the country, today Nike opened its largest store in India, located on Brigade Road in Bengaluru. The store lays special emphasis on the sport of running offering a wide choice of world-class products and specialized services catered for women. Opened in part

Jul 7 2015
The legend of Sunil Chhetri: A fan speaks up
The legend of Sunil Chhetri: A fan speaks up

Sunil Chhetri now has the responsibility to help the youngsters in the team grow “He is remarkable, brave and honest. He never gives up,” was how former Indian team manager Bob Houghton described current Indian captain Sunil Chhetri. The truth behind the statement is the very reason very football fan in India loves the 30-year-old striker. Located at the heart of the city, the Ambedkar stadium has a charm of its own. B

Jul 5 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
Is there a short-term fix to India's problems ahead of the Iran qualifier in September?
Is there a short-term fix to India's problems ahead of the Iran qualifier in September?

The National team needs to find a quick fix or end up risking a chance of not qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup The discussions over the last few days since India's loss against Guam on Tuesday have grown by the day and a lot of points have been mentioned about what needs to be changed and implemented to strengthen Team India, but I feel there is no short-term fix for our problems. Why am I saying so? Simply put, for things to work at a

Jun 20 2015
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