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Uilliams Souza's late goal helps Shillong Lajong draw 1-1 against Bharat FC in Pune
Uilliams Souza's late goal helps Shillong Lajong draw 1-1 against Bharat FC in Pune

A still from the match. [Image credits: Bharat FC] Bharat FC were left to rue their luck as they settled for an entertaining 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday night at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi. Surajit Bose’s 35th minute strike was cancelled out by Brazilian Uilliams Souza’s close-range finish in the 85th minute. The draw leaves Bharat FC in 10th place on the Hero I-

Apr 20 2015
I-League: Bharat FC earn confidence boosting 1-0 win against Sporting Club de Goa
I-League: Bharat FC earn confidence boosting 1-0 win against Sporting Club de Goa

Bharat FC’s Syed Rahim Nabi vies for the ball during their 1-0 win over Sporting Club de Goa A highly disciplined and attractive performance from Bharat FC saw them down Sporting Club de Goa 1-0 in a Hero I-League round 9 clash at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Mhalunge-Balewadi on Wednesday night. Defender Mehrajuddin Wadoo’s 58th-minute goal was enough to give Bharat FC three points in a match th

Mar 5 2015
I-League: Syed Rahim Nabi signs up with Bharat FC
I-League: Syed Rahim Nabi signs up with Bharat FC

Bharat FC coach Stuart Watkiss with new signing Syed Rahim Nabi Bharat FC has added another big-name Indian player to its roster in the form of the experienced Syed Rahim Nabi. The 29-year-old joins Bharat FC from ISL franchise Mumbai City FC, after having captained the franchise in its inaugural season. Bharat FC currently occupies the eighth spot in the 11-team Hero I-League. The club recorded a creditable goalless draw against Dempo SC i

Feb 2 2015
Did ISL really revolutionise Indian football?
Did ISL really revolutionise Indian football?

Atletico de Kolkata have gained boasting rights of the first title but has Indian football actually improved? The first edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) received an overwhelming response from football fans in India. Both stadium attendance and TV viewership returned encouraging figures for a football tournament in its inaugural year. Official figures suggest that the 10-week long tournament became the most watched football

Jan 10 2015
ISL: Mumbai City FC - 5 Takeaways from the 2014 season
ISL: Mumbai City FC - 5 Takeaways from the 2014 season

It was a disappointing end to the first season of the Indian Super League for Mumbai City FC as they finished seventh and second-last in the table. Ranbir Kapoor’s side ended their campaign with 16 points courtesy of four wins and four draws. There was much promise and expectation from this team before the tournament began with the managerial expertise and personnel in play, but ultimately it was a season to forget for the Mumbai boys. Her

ISL: NorthEast United FC ends ISL campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Mumbai City FC
ISL: NorthEast United FC ends ISL campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Mumbai City FC

NorthEast United FC finish bottom of ISL 2014 with 15 points from 14 matches NorthEast United FC hold Mumbai City FC 1-1 to finish at the bottom of the league table. The hosts took the lead from Koke’s penalty goal in the first half. The visitors restored parity with Sushil Kumar Singh’s in the dying moments of the match. Both the teams wasted series of opportunities. The last game of the group stage of Hero Indian Super League

Dec 10 2014
ISL: Chennaiyin FC extend lead at the top with a 3-0 win over Mumbai City FC
ISL: Chennaiyin FC extend lead at the top with a 3-0 win over Mumbai City FC

Chennaiyin FC produced a strong second half to register a good away win in Mumbai Mumbai City FC’s run of five straight clean sheets was brought to an end by Chennaiyin FC as emerged 3-0 winners in a key game at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Bruno Pelissari, who starred for Chennai after coming on as a substitute for Elano in the last game, was once again a bright spark as he helped his team to a crucial road win. Leading go

Nov 23 2014
ISL: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC - What we can expect - Preview and Prediction
ISL: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC - What we can expect - Preview and Prediction

As the Hero Indian Super League enters its home stretch with teams jostling for a place in that elusive top four in the table, Sunday evening features a very intriguing clash between table toppers Chennaiyin FC and fourth-placed Mumbai City FC. Chennai inflicted a resounding 5-1 beating on Mumbai when the teams faced off earlier at the ‘Marina Arena’ in Chennai, the worst loss of the tournament so far for Peter Reid and his men. Th

Nov 23 2014
ISL: Peter Reid on a mission to set right Mumbai City FC’s course
ISL: Peter Reid on a mission to set right Mumbai City FC’s course

Mumbai FC City coach Peter Reid A simple umbrella is often all you need to protect yourself from the rain. It will keep the droplets away, ensuring that you stay nice and dry under it, unaffected enough to carry on with your work. But sometimes, when it rains, it pours, and there is simply nowhere to go as you are washed away in a deluge once the skies have opened. For Mumbai City FC, the first four games of the Hero Indian Super League ha

Nov 1 2014
ISL: Ruthless Chennaiyin FC thrash Mumbai City FC 5-1
ISL: Ruthless Chennaiyin FC thrash Mumbai City FC 5-1

Elano was brilliant for Chennaiyin FC in their win over Mumbai City FC On a night when Chennai’s adopted son, MS Dhoni was there to watch his troops, Chennaiyin FC gave their co-owner plenty to cheer about as they barely broke a sweat in thrashing an insipid Mumbai City FC 5-1. A masterclass from Elano, and great running and finishing from the strikers Jeje and Mendoza, saw Chennaiyin take advantage of Mumbai City playing a high b

Oct 28 2014
ISL: Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City - What we can expect - Preview and Prediction
ISL: Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City - What we can expect - Preview and Prediction

The second round of matches has begun in the Hero Indian Super League and after a day’s rest, the action resumes with the ‘Maha derby’ tonight between Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City at the D.Y. Patil Stadium. While the battle heats up in the fight for the Maharashtra Assembly between the political parties, on the pitch these two sides will look to claim bragging rights over who the best team in the state is. Venue & Kic

Oct 18 2014
ISL: Mumbai FC City skipper Syed Rahim Nabi out for upto 3 weeks with an ankle injury
ISL: Mumbai FC City skipper Syed Rahim Nabi out for upto 3 weeks with an ankle injury

Mumbai City FC captain Syed Rahim Nabi Mumbai, 13th October 2014: Mumbai City FC returned home on Monday with skipper Syed Rahim Nabi on board after he suffered an ankle injury in the 39th minute of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League match against Atlético de Kolkata on 12th October at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. As per the findings of the Mumbai City FC medical team, Syed Rahim Nabi has a contusion over the

Oct 13 2014
ISL Match 1: Atletico de Kolkata 3 Mumbai City FC 0 - Tactical analysis
ISL Match 1: Atletico de Kolkata 3 Mumbai City FC 0 - Tactical analysis

A fantastic start to the ISL for Atletico de Kolkata. For Mumbai, a lot of work to do The Indian Super League’s much awaited opening lived up to its expectations with a glamorous ceremony which had its fair share of Bollywood stars, cricketing legends and politicos. But eventually in a football tournament, it is the football that does all the talking. The inaugural match between the home side Atletico de Madrid and Mumbai City FC sta

Oct 13 2014
10 players to watch in the Indian Super League
10 players to watch in the Indian Super League

The Indian Super League has arrived with its fair share of glitz and glamour and a plethora of international superstars who have put their faith in this ambitious project to revive Indian football and awaken the sleeping giant. But in the end, the success of a sporting event is not judged by its star power but rather by the quality of sport on offer. The Indian Super League has attracted enough world-class players to ensure top-notch quality of

Oct 13 2014
ISL: Atletico de Kolkata 3-0 Mumbai City FC - 5 talking points
ISL: Atletico de Kolkata 3-0 Mumbai City FC - 5 talking points

Kolkata’s players celebrate the third and final goal After much waiting and putting up with Priyanka Chopra’s annoying histrionics in the opening ceremony, we finally got down to the football and it was the hosts who emerged triumphant, rather comfortably at that in the opening match of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League. Atletico de Kolkata ended up big winners with a resounding 3-0 victory over fancied Mumbai City FC to get

Oct 12 2014
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