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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
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: Shillong Lajong, Mumbai FC claim wins to avoid relegation
I-League: Shillong Lajong, Mumbai FC claim wins to avoid relegation

Mumbai FC thrashed DSK 4-0 (Image courtesy of I-League)Shillong Lajong escaped relegation with a 1-0 win over East Bengal in their final match of the 2015-16 I-League while Mumbai FC produced an impressive show hammering DSK Shivajians 4-0 to stay up on Sunday.The results meant that Aizawl FC were relegated to the second division.Issac Vanmalsawma scored the match winner for Lajong in the 62nd minute at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Shillo

Apr 25 2016
I-League: Four reasons why Football crowds in Shillong are diminishing
I-League: Four reasons why Football crowds in Shillong are diminishing

The crowd at a Shillong Lajong game. Football is something every Shillongite keeps close to his heart. Affectionately known as the Scotland of the east, this paradise like hill station with merely a population of two lakhs have always embrace football be it the FIFA world cup, the UEFA European cups, the EPL, the I-league or even the local Shillong super division league. A walk in the street during the World cup or the European cup is s

I-League: Sporting Goa thrash Shillong Lajong 5-2
I-League: Sporting Goa thrash Shillong Lajong 5-2

Sporting controlled the game with the one man advantage and dominated possessionSporting Club de Goa displayed a dominant performance at home beating 10-men Shillong Lajong FC 5-2 in a Hero I-League football encounter at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday. With this win, Sporting held on to their fourth spot, with 18 points from 14 games, while Shillong remained on the sixth place.The Goan team found an early goal in the match when a Ro

Apr 10 2016
I-League: Mohun Bagan held to a 2-2 draw by Shillong Lajong
I-League: Mohun Bagan held to a 2-2 draw by Shillong Lajong

Jeje Lalpekhlua in action for Mohun Bagan.Mohun Bagan's I-League title defence stuttered further as they went winless for the third consecutive match, conceding a last gasp goal to settle for a frustrating 2-2 draw against Shillong Lajong here on Tuesday.India international Jeje Lalpekhlua, who missed a penalty in Mohun Bagan's 1-2 loss against East Bengal last Saturday, put the defending champs ahead at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Braz

Apr 5 2016
I-League: Mohun Bagan look to get back to winning ways against Shillong Lajong
I-League: Mohun Bagan look to get back to winning ways against Shillong Lajong

Mohun Bagan and Shillong Lajong players and coaches at the pre-match press conference. (Courtesy: i-league.org)Table-toppers Mohun Bagan will aim to bounce back with a win when they take on Shillong Lajong FC after suffering two consecutive defeats in I-League football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.The home side will be on their toes for this one as they have managed to regain their confidence back after that thrillin

Apr 4 2016
I-league: Shillong Lajong thrash debutants Aizawl 3-1
I-league: Shillong Lajong thrash debutants Aizawl 3-1

Shillong Lajong and Aizawl in action in the I-League. (Source: i-league.org)Hosts Shillong Lajong FC overturned an early goal to score three in the first half itself and win 3-1 against Aizawl FC in an I-league football clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.Forward Joel Ayeni got the away side to an encouraging start, tapping home from close range, as early as the third minute. But it only spurred the home team on as they banged in

Apr 2 2016
I-League: Shillong Lajong eye elusive win at home
I-League: Shillong Lajong eye elusive win at home

Shillong and Aizawl played out a a goalless draw when they last met in the league (Image Courtesy: I-League)Shillong Lajong FC will be aiming for an elusive victory in front of their home fans when they take on top-flight debutants Aizawl FC in an I-League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday. Lajong have managed only two wins in their 11 matches which has seen them rooted to the bottom of the I-League table with 11 points.However

Mar 31 2016
I-League: Salgaocar FC beat Shillong Lajong 1-0
I-League: Salgaocar FC beat Shillong Lajong 1-0

Salgaocar FC registered a 1-0 win over Shillong LajongA superb strike from Gilbert Oliveira helped Salgaocar down Shillong Lajong 1-0 in an I-league match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Saturday.Oliveira scored the only goal of the game with an excellent long ranger in the 31st minute as the hosts, who were parked in the relegation zone not too long ago, continued their recent resurgence.The win eased Salgaocar's relegation worries a

Mar 12 2016
I-League: Salgaocar aim to improve position as they host Shillong Lajong
I-League: Salgaocar aim to improve position as they host Shillong Lajong

Lajong won the first clash between the teams in the I-League 1-0Goan football club Salgaocar will host Shillong Lajong in the second leg encounter of the I-League at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.Lajong beat Salgaocar 1-0 in the first leg clash on January 28 in Shillong. It was Lajong's new Brazilian recruit Fabio Penna Henrique who scored the winner. Coach Thangboi Singto's side are coming into this fixture after losing against Be

Mar 11 2016
I-League: Bengaluru FC secure 2-0 win over Shillong Lajong
I-League: Bengaluru FC secure 2-0 win over Shillong Lajong

Bengaluru FC players in action during the win (Source: Bengaluru FC)Bengaluru Football Club (BFC) strengthened their grip on the second spot by defeating Shillong Lajong 2-0 in their I-League tie at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Wednesday evening.Udanta Singh (36th minute) gave BFC the lead in the first half while Seong-Yong Kim (82nd) doubled the advantage towards the end.Bengaluru have now narrowed the gap with league leaders and

Mar 2 2016
I-League: Westwood expects tough outing as Bengaluru FC take on Shillong Lajong
I-League: Westwood expects tough outing as Bengaluru FC take on Shillong Lajong

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri in training at the Bangalore Football StadiumAshley Westwood said his side will have to be on full song if they are to take anything away from Shillong Lajong when the two sides square off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Shillong, on Wednesday. Bengaluru arrived in the city on Tuesday morning post a blip in travel after the plane the team was traveling in had to turn back to Guwahati from Kolk

Mar 1 2016
I-League: DSK Shivajians hold Shillong Lajong at 1-1
I-League: DSK Shivajians hold Shillong Lajong at 1-1

Action from the I-League game between Shillong Lajong and DSK ShivajiansShillong Lajong were held at a 1-1 stalemate by newcomers DSK Shivajians in an I-League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong on Friday.It was Cameroonian striker Aser Pierrick Dipanda (60th minute) who gave the visitors the lead at the hour mark, but his strike was nullified by Boithang Haokip in the 74th minute.After Friday's draw, Lajong remained fif

Feb 26 2016
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