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2016 Federation Cup schedule and why there was a change in the format
2016 Federation Cup schedule and why there was a change in the format

Bengaluru FC are the defending champions in the Federation CupIndia’s premier knockout football tournament gets underway this weekend when the 2016 Federation Cup kicks off on 30 April. Eight teams will vie for the title that Bengaluru FC won last year with a 2-1 win in the final over Goan side Dempo.The Federation Cup almost did not take place when the All India Football Federation (AIFF) planned to put the tournament on hold due to the I-

Apr 28 2016
Federation Cup: Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan favourites for the title
Federation Cup: Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan favourites for the title

Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC are set to commence their rivalry in the Federation Cup.The top eight teams of the country will match up against each other in the upcoming Federation Cup football tournament but all eyes will be on newly-crowned I-League champions Bengaluru FC and runners-up Mohun Bagan.The prestigious tournament is set to kick-start from April 30. The first match of the competition will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium where ho

Apr 28 2016
AFC Cup: Jeje Lalpekhlua's late strike keeps Mohun Bagan in charge of Group G
AFC Cup: Jeje Lalpekhlua's late strike keeps Mohun Bagan in charge of Group G

Jeje Lalpekhlua continued on his merry run of goals in the AFC Cup.Male (Maldives) A late strike from Jeje Lalpekhlua enabled Mohun Bagan to force a 1-1 draw against Maziya Sports and Recreation Club and secure qualification as group toppers in their AFC Cup campaign here on Wednesday.Mohun Bagan qualified for the last 16 for the first time in the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) second-tier tournament after a 1-1 draw against Yangon Unit

Apr 27 2016
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan eye last 16 berth as they face Maziya Sports & Recreation Club
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan eye last 16 berth as they face Maziya Sports & Recreation Club

The last time these two sides met, Cornell Glen and Jeje Lalpekhlua had scored a brace eachBrimming with confidence after a resounding 5-0 win over I-League champions Bengaluru FC, Indian football giants Mohun Bagan will look to book a place in the pre-quarterfinals when they face Maziya Sports & Recreation Club of Maldives in an AFC Cup contest in Male on Wednesday.Bagan have bagged three of the four matches in the competition so far and wou

Apr 26 2016
6 pairs of rivals that shared stadiums
6 pairs of rivals that shared stadiums

Inter Milan and AC Milan have played some great games at the San SiroA football club’s stadium is so much more than just a pitch where they play.For adoring fans they are like temples, where their pious followers can congregate to praise their club’s soul. Giant-killings, historic comebacks and champagne football all reeling out to the backdrop of thousands of roaring supporters. Flares will light up, jeers and bellows will accompany

Federation Cup draw: Aizawl host Bengaluru FC in opener, Kolkata derby in frame for semis
Federation Cup draw: Aizawl host Bengaluru FC in opener, Kolkata derby in frame for semis

Bengaluru FC won the Federation Cup for the first time last season.I-League champions Bengaluru FC will take on hosts Aizawl FC in the opening game of the Federation Cup football tournament on April 30.Record 13-time Federation Cup champions Mohun Bagan will face four-time winners Salgaocar FC on May 2.East Bengal will take on Shillong Lajong, who beat them 1-0 on Sunday to escape I-League relegation, in their opening match of the tournament on M

Apr 25 2016
I-League: Bengaluru FC crowned champions after second-string side lose to Mohun Bagan in final game
I-League: Bengaluru FC crowned champions after second-string side lose to Mohun Bagan in final game

Bengaluru FC were crowned I-League champions with a game to spare (Image credit: BFC Media)Siliguri: A heavily rested Bengaluru FC side finished their championship-winning I-League season with a disappointing 5-0 defeat to Mohun Bagan at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, in Siliguri, on Saturday. Having clinched the title a week ago at home and with a crucial AFC Cup fixture to play for on Wednesday, Ashley Westwood opted to roll out a tea

Apr 23 2016
Interview with Mohun Bagan midfielder Pronay Halder: Aizawl game was the turning point
Interview with Mohun Bagan midfielder Pronay Halder: Aizawl game was the turning point

Pronay Halder (L) in action for Mohun Bagan (Source: goal.com) He might be seated comfortably in his drawing room chair,but his feet itch, his heart aches. And all the emotion of a season with one of India’s biggest club pours out. “It was all in out hands,” he says in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda.“The finishing line was in our sight”.Pronay Halder in the space of 12 months has transformed his ca

Apr 23 2016
I-League Preview: Mohun Bagan look to seal second spot as they host champions Bengaluru FC in season final
I-League Preview: Mohun Bagan look to seal second spot as they host champions Bengaluru FC in season final

Mohun Bagan and Bangalore battle it out in the first leg of the I-LeagueThough Mohun Bagan have lost their I-League crown to Bengaluru FC, they will have a chance to grab a win against the champions when they meet in the last league match of the season here on Friday.Bagan are on second spot in the points table with 27 points and a win would not only be a sweet memory but it would also seal their runners-up place ahead of their arch-rivals East B

Apr 22 2016
Indian Football: Federation Cup set to kick-off on April 30
Indian Football: Federation Cup set to kick-off on April 30

The Federation CupThe Federation Cup will kick-off on April 30 with eight top teams from the I-League being eligible to play in it, an All India Football Federation (AIFF) statement said on Thursday.The top eight teams as per the standings of the ongoing I-League (after completion of the final round) will be playing in the knock-out format on a home and away basis including the semi-finals with the final match being slated to be played at a neutr

Apr 21 2016
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan held to 1-1 draw by Yangon United
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan held to 1-1 draw by Yangon United

Cornell Glen celebrates after scoring a goal.Yangon United ended Mohun Bagan's winning streak in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup after three games as the hosts claimed a 1-1 draw in a group phase clash here on Wednesday.Brazilian forward Adilson put the home side in front on 25 minutes, before the visitors responded through Cornell Glen's 41st-minute leveller at the Youth Training Centre Stadium.And despite chances at either en

Apr 13 2016
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan qualify for knockout stages with draw against Yangon United
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan qualify for knockout stages with draw against Yangon United

Cornell Glen was the hero for Mohun Bagan yet again (Image courtesy Fox Sports Asia Twitter)Mohun Bagan drew with Myanmar side Yangon United in the fourth Group G encounter on the AFC Cup, thus qualifying for the knockout stages after taking their tally to 10 points. The hosts took the lead midway through the first half courtesy of Adilson’s strike, though Cornell Glen equalized for the Mariners late in the first half to ensure the game end

Apr 13 2016
What do Bengaluru FC, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal need to do to win the I-League title?
What do Bengaluru FC, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal need to do to win the I-League title?

Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan are separated by two points with the Blues having a game in hand (Image: BFC Media)After another round of I-League action over the weekend, the 2016 title race took a dramatic turn with only two more games to go. Three teams are in the mix for the trophy – Bengaluru FC, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal - while the rest of the pack will be fighting to avoid relegation.Such a scenario is somewhat unprecedented but in a

Apr 11 2016
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan to leave for Yangon without Sony Norde
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan to leave for Yangon without Sony Norde

Norde sustained an injury in the last I-League encounter against DSK ShivajiansMohun Bagan will be leaving for Myanmar on Sunday night to play their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup away fixture against Yangon United FC but will be without the services of Haitian star midfielder Sony Norde.Norde sustained an injury in the last I-League encounter against DSK Shivajians and had to be stretchered off the field. The match will be played on

Apr 11 2016
I-League preview: League leaders Mohun Bagan hope to end struggle against DSK Shivajians
I-League preview: League leaders Mohun Bagan hope to end struggle against DSK Shivajians

Sanjoy Sen and Jeje Lalpekhlua at the pre-match press conference.Table-toppers Mohun Bagan who seem to have lost a bit of steam of late would be seeking to win against DSK Shivajians in a critical I-League football battle at the Barasat Stadium here on Saturday.Mohun Bagan have managed just one win in their last five outings with two losses and two stalemates. But what would boost their confidence ahead of this crucial tie is the fact that their

Apr 8 2016
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