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India U-17 World Cup squad defeat JFG Mangfalltal U-19 5-2
India U-17 World Cup squad defeat JFG Mangfalltal U-19 5-2

India U-17 World Cup squad won their second consecutive tour match in Germany India’s U-17 World Cup squad defeated German side JFG Mangfalltal U-19s 5-2 in the third friendly on their tour of Germany. This result was the Indian Colts’ 2nd win out of the 3 matches they’ve played, with them defeating DFI Bad Aibling 2-1 in their previous match and going down 3-2 to Jahn Regensburg in the first match of th

Aug 1 2015
Coach Stephen Constantine announces list of 28 probables for matches against Nepal and Iran
Coach Stephen Constantine announces list of 28 probables for matches against Nepal and Iran

India is set to play Nepal and Iran in the coming months NEW DELHI: National Coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday (July 30) announced the list of 28 Probables for India’s forthcoming Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification match against Iran. Iran, as per the July 2015 FIFA Rankings, stay the highest Asian Team on 38. The match is slated to be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on September 8, 2015

Jul 30 2015
Blasters hoping to kick-off a grassroots revolution in Kerala
Blasters hoping to kick-off a grassroots revolution in Kerala

Kerala Blasters are hoping to develop players from a very young age To the delight of all the fans of Indian football, Kerala Blasters(KBFC) is all set to kick off a grassroots revolution in football crazy state of Kerala. Kerala Blasters Football School (KBFS) will commence an operation at the Ambedkar stadium in Kochi from August 11th, 2015. A brainchild of the Sachin Tendulkar, the KBFS, is schedul

Jul 27 2015
Government concerned about football's decline in India: Sports minister
Government concerned about football's decline in India: Sports minister

The government plans to invest at the grass-root level to improve the condition of football in India New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said the Indian government is concerned at the "dismal" condition of the game of football in the country and is making "persistent efforts" to promote it. Sonowal acknowledged that the performance of the Indian football team has declined recently, w

Jul 22 2015
India hosting Nepal in friendly an example of football and its healing power
India hosting Nepal in friendly an example of football and its healing power

India hosting Nepal a beautiful example of the healing power of football NEW DELHI: It was there and the very next moment it had fallen. It shook again and the debris piled up. Tremors followed one after another; tragedy followed, the trauma continued. As the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal fights back amidst the debris to rebuild the beautiful world it once used to be, Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, FIFA Regional Development Officer for South and

Indian football team to play Nepal in international friendly on August 31
Indian football team to play Nepal in international friendly on August 31

India will host Nepal in an international friendly in Pune on August 31 NEW DELHI: India are the first country to welcome Nepal back into international football post the series of earthquakes which struck the Himalayan Kingdom in April 2015. Come August 31, India will play Nepal in an international friendly at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. The match is slated to be played under the lights and will kick-off at 7 pm. The Indian Nati

Jul 21 2015
VP Sathyan - Remembering the life of a footballing legend
VP Sathyan - Remembering the life of a footballing legend

  VP Sathyan (no.6), captain of the Kerala Team, celebrates his State’s conquest of the 1991 Santosh Trophy 26th July, 1986 - THE goal The score read India 2 – South Korea 3. Thirty-five odd yards away from the opposition goal, the ball bounced towards him. Generally, his job description – that of a holding midfielder – would have entailed a quick pass sideways, to enable the more creative of the lot to

Jul 18 2015
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das confirms Trivandrum as 2015/16 SAFF Cup hosts
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das confirms Trivandrum as 2015/16 SAFF Cup hosts

Trivandrum will be the host city of the 2015/16 SAFF Championships   The All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das has confirmed that the 11th South Asian Football Federation Championships (SAFF Cup) would be played in the southern India city of Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) from December 23, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Kushal Das further confirmed that India coach Stephen Constantine would have a full strength Team In

Jul 18 2015
Roberto Carlos' arrival shows that ISL is moving in the right direction
Roberto Carlos' arrival shows that ISL is moving in the right direction

Roberto Carlos is one of the biggest names to be involved in the second edition of the ISL With Delhi Dynamos FC signing the former Real Madrid and Brazil defender, Roberto Carlos, for the second season of the Indian Super League as a marquee player-manager, the expectations of the Indian fans and players alike will be huge. Roberto Carlos, who was part of the World Cup-winning Brazil side of 2002, was known for his powerful and curling fre

Jul 13 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

Jul 9 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposes BRICS football meet
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposes BRICS football meet

Caption Ufa (Russia), July 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday proposed a BRICS sports council with football meets, and suggested that the first football event could be held in India, which is to host the next summit. Addressing the BRICS plenary session here, Modi also proposed setting up an agriculture research centre. "A BRICS sports council should be established. Football meets should be organised. India could host a fo

Jul 9 2015
Argentina take top spot in latest FIFA rankings, India fall 15 places
Argentina take top spot in latest FIFA rankings, India fall 15 places

Argentina have displaced Germany from the top of the FIFA rankings The latest FIFA Rankings have a lot of changes, the biggest one being Argentina moving to the top, displacing Germany from the top spot for the first time after their World Cup triumph last year. La Albiceleste have reached the pinnacle of world football after seven years.  Even after losing the Copa America finals to Chile this year, they were able to knock&

Jul 9 2015
Almost famous - The journey of the first Indian international football team at the 1948 Olympics
Almost famous - The journey of the first Indian international football team at the 1948 Olympics

Indian Olympic XI - Source: A History of Boldmere St. Michael's Football Club In 1960, on the historic roads of Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon running barefoot. The concept of barefoot was not his first choice - his only pair of shoes had worn out leading up to the race and the fresh pair caused discomfort. Years of training on the high pastures of Ethiopia had strengthened his barefoot running and that

Jul 9 2015
Know your Indian Football Heroes: PK Banerjee
Know your Indian Football Heroes: PK Banerjee

Banerjee was one of the greatest players to ever play for India “You may earn fame and money by playing and scoring goals for prestigious clubs like East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But I am waiting for that day when you guys will play for India and hoist the tri-colour in every possible football event. It might not bring you money, but it will surely bring you pride.” This was a monologue from a Bengali movie “East Bengal er c

Jul 5 2015
Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Stephen Constantine
Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Stephen Constantine

Stephen Constantine is currently enjoying his second stint as the national coach of India Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has cited the absence of a thriving football culture in the country as a major impediment in its quest for its first World Cup appearance - despite a rich football history and a population of 1.2 billion people. He also claimed that India's woes was not just technical or physical

Jul 3 2015
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