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I-League: Bengaluru FC welcome defending champions Mohun Bagan in a crunch clash
I-League: Bengaluru FC welcome defending champions Mohun Bagan in a crunch clash

Bengaluru FC thrashed DSK Shivajians 4-1 in their last match (Image courtesy of I-League)A high voltage clash is on the cards as Bengaluru FC lock horns with defending champions Mohun Bagan in an I-League encounter at the Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.Last year it was here that Mohun Bagan drew 1-1 in the title-deciding match against Bengaluru to win the trophy with defender Bello Rasaq heading in a late equaliser. For Bengaluru, it

Feb 12 2016
I-League: Bengaluru FC beat DSK Shivajians 4-1 to top table
I-League: Bengaluru FC beat DSK Shivajians 4-1 to top table

Bengaluru FC moved back to the top of the table with the 4-1 win (Image courtesy of Bengaluru FC)Bengaluru FC ran out convincing 4-1 winners over DSK Shivajians as goals from Sunil Chhetri, Kim Song Yong, Shankar Samingiraj and Seiminlen Doungel gave the hosts the win while Sampathkumar Kuttymani scored the solitary goal for the visitors.Ashley Westwood made three changes to his side as he looked to rest a few of his jaded players as they played

Feb 10 2016
Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC give East Bengal the blues, beat them 1-0 in the I-League
Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC give East Bengal the blues, beat them 1-0 in the I-League

Bengaluru FC defender Curtis Osano tackles East Bengal's Do Dong- Hyun in their I-League encounter.Kolkata: Bengaluru FC made a big statement of intent, beating a strong East Bengal side 1-0 after skipper Sunil Chhetri tapped home in the 60th minute to sink an otherwise noisy Barasat Stadium into silence as the Blues made sure they left Kolkata as table toppers, on Saturday.Most of the talk building up to the game revolved

Jan 30 2016
I-League: Salgaocar look to collect their first points this season
I-League: Salgaocar look to collect their first points this season

Salgaocar have failed to get off the mark.Salgaocar would look to collect their first points this season when they lock horns with top flight newcomers Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Sunday.Aizawl on the other hand, would look to improve on their points tally of just three from four outings. Salgaocar too have featured in four games but have failed to get off the mark.The home side lost their opener against Bengalu

Jan 30 2016
Match Report: Mumbai FC vs Bengaluru FC - Blues fall to first defeat of the season in Mumbai
Match Report: Mumbai FC vs Bengaluru FC - Blues fall to first defeat of the season in Mumbai

Bengaluru FC's Udanta Kumam in action against Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Stadium, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.Mumbai: An out-of-sorts Bengaluru FC crashed to their first defeat of the season after a pair of freak goals from Arata Izumi (5) and Minchol Son (11) gave Mumbai FC a 2-0 win at the Cooperage, on Sunday.Bengaluru got off to the worst possible start when a stroke of luck saw Arata hand the hosts a lead in the 5th minute. A scram

I-League: Bengaluru FC 3-0 Shillong Lajong - Match Report
I-League: Bengaluru FC 3-0 Shillong Lajong - Match Report

CK Vineeth opened the scoring for Bengaluru FCBengaluru FC won their first home game of the season in convincing fashion as the Blues destroyed Shillong Lajong 3-0 in the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore. A goal from CK Vineeth and a brace from man-of-the-match Kim Song Yong gave the hosts the win.Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood named a strong lineup, with Thoi Singh being a notable omission from the starting lineup. Alwyn George made his

Jan 24 2016
Video: Bengaluru FC take on the crossbar challenge ahead of their first home game of the 2015/16 I-League season
Video: Bengaluru FC take on the crossbar challenge ahead of their first home game of the 2015/16 I-League season

 Bengaluru FC took on the crossbar challenge while training ahead of their first home game against Shillong Lajong in the I-League. Curtis Osano and newly appointed Performance Analyst, Matt Holland ended up as joint winners with Sunil Chhetri and Shankar Sampingiraj also participating.In the first round, all of the four ‘contenders’ vying for the crossbar king throne had 5 attempts at hitting the crossbar each. As captain of the

Jan 24 2016
I-League: Aizawl 0-1 Bengaluru FC - Match Report - Gritty Bengaluru FC stave off Aizawl challenge
I-League: Aizawl 0-1 Bengaluru FC - Match Report - Gritty Bengaluru FC stave off Aizawl challenge

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri in action against Aizawl FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, in Aizawl, on SaturdayAizawl FC 0 Bengaluru FC 1 (Osano 26’)Aizawl: Composure in the second half and a goal in the first by Curtis Osano (26th minute) gave Bengaluru FC their second win in as many games as the Blues beat promoted side Aizawl FC 1-0 at a packed and picturesque Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, in Aizawl, on Saturday.Ashley Wes

Jan 16 2016
I-League: Aizawl FC vs Bengaluru FC - Match Preview - Bengaluru up against a keen Aizawl
I-League: Aizawl FC vs Bengaluru FC - Match Preview - Bengaluru up against a keen Aizawl

Bengaluru FC's CK Vineeth in training ahead of their tie against Aizawl FC in Mizoram, on SaturdayAizawl: A confident Bengaluru Football Club side will look to take full points once again as they face I-League debutantes Aizawl FC in their second clash of the 2015-16 campaign, at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, in Aizawl, on Saturday. Ashley Westwood’s Blues side, riding high on a 2-1 opening day win over Sa

Jan 15 2016
2015 Ballon d'Or: Who did the national team captains vote for?
2015 Ballon d'Or: Who did the national team captains vote for?

Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or awardThe 2015 Ballon d’Or ceremony was held in Zurich Switzerland on Monday night and Lionel Messi was crowned the best player in the world yet again. This is his fifth Ballon d’Or – a new record and one that will take some time to surpass as nobody else has more than three. Messi was an overwhelming favourite with 41.33% of the votes while Real Madrid’s Ronaldo c

Jan 12 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
I-League: Bengaluru FC team is stronger, balanced, says coach Ashley Westwood ahead of new season
I-League: Bengaluru FC team is stronger, balanced, says coach Ashley Westwood ahead of new season

Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood (L) and captain Sunil Chhetri (R)Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC head coach Ashley Westwood said his side are raring to go as the club take on their third season in the I-League, at a press conference held at the Bangalore Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday. Having made eight new signings in the summer, Westwood said that his side are stronger and more balanced than before.“We’ve managed to work

Jan 5 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

Jan 4 2016
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