Abhishek Nandwani

  • ISL most organised Indian football tournament to date: Penn Orji 20-10-2014 02:07 PM

    Kerala Blasters' playmaker and captain Penn Orji is convinced that Indian Super League is the only way up for Indian football, and he is excited about the new format. Orji, who has already played in the I-League for East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, also feels that even though I-League will...
  • ISL: FC Pune City's Mutu rejects reports of being denied Indian visa 19-10-2014 11:43 AM

    Adrian Mutu, who has a three-month deal with FC Pune City to play in the Indian Super League, has dismissed reports that he was denied a visa at the Indian embassy in Bucharest that claimed he turned up to apply visibly drunk - sources told IBNLive Sports. However, confusion still...
  • ISL 2014: Happy to hear Delhi crowd chanting my name, says Del Piero 15-10-2014 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: Though he failed to leave a mark and came on only as a substitute in the 38th minute, Delhi Dynamos' marquee signing and former Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero said he enjoyed the attention he got from the home crowd at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here. The Dynamos...
  • Interview: Robert Pires consulted Arsene Wenger before saying yes to ISL 15-10-2014 09:38 AM

    Arsenal legend Robert Pires is one of the star attractions of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) and the former French international will be in action on Wednesday in Goa FC's first match of the tournament at home. Being the marquee player of Goa, all hopes will be on Pires...
  • ISL 2014: FC Pune City hold Delhi Dynamos to a goalless draw 14-10-2014 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: The third match of the inaugural Indian Super League played between Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday ended in a goalless draw, with the hosts left to rue a number of missed opportunities to score and in the end splitting...
  • ISL 2014: Alessandro Del Piero impact makes Delhi Dynamos crowd favourites 14-10-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Finally Delhi football fans will get the taste of the Indian Super League as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is all set to host Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City match on Tuesday eveving. One of the most talked-about franchises in the ISL, the side from the national capital...
  • ISL: Develop football in India from grass root level, says Michael Chopra 14-10-2014 01:37 PM

    Indian-origin English footballer Michael Chopra, who plays for the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, says India should focus on developing football from the grass root level. "India need to focus on the grassroot development and should groom the talent from a young age. Coming...
  • ISL 2014: David Trezeguet excited about India's football renaissance 14-10-2014 10:52 AM

    Talking about his team's prepration ahead of FC Pune City's opening Indian Super League match against fans' favourites Delhi Dynamos on Tuesday, the fomer French striker David Trezeguet said that he is excited about being part of India's football renaissance and that his team is looking very sharp and is...
  • ISL 2014: Koke's goal gives NorthEast United FC 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters 13-10-2014 09:03 PM

    Guwahati: NorthEast United FC started their Indian Super League campaign on a positive note against the Sachin Tendulkar-owned franchisee Kerala Blasters thanks to a solo goal from Spanish striker Koke in the 45th minute that turned out to be the difference between both the sides on Monday at the Indira...
  • ISL 2014: North-east gears up to welcome India's football festival 13-10-2014 04:35 PM

    Guwahati: North-east India has long been one of India's footballing hotbeds and the excitement here in the city ahead of Indian Super League's first match shows that in full light. The supporters can be seen flaunting their favourite team jerseys and singing the team's anthem outside the stadium as the...
  • ISL: Kerala Basters' striker Andrew Barisic wants to win golden boot award 13-10-2014 03:17 PM

    Guwahati: Kerala Blasters may not be the favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title but the team's leading marksman Andrew Barisic believes he has the ability to emerge as the competition's highest goal scorer and win the Golden Boot along with the trophy for his team on December...
  • ISL 2014: David James determined for a winning start to Kerala Blasters' campaign 13-10-2014 12:36 PM

    Guwahati: Kerala Blasters' player-boss David James is determined for a positive start to his team's campaign when the Sachin Tendulkar-owned franchise kicks-off its Indian Super League campaign on Monday here at the Indira Gandhi Stadium against the home team NorthEast United FC. This will also be James' first managerial role...
  • ISL 2014: Visa issues hurt NorthEast United's opener against Kerala Blasters 13-10-2014 10:39 AM

    Guwahati: Even before Indian Super League team NorthEast United FC could start their campaign, they have been hit by visa issues that will keep their two key players, Leo Bertos and Cornell Glenn, out of action against Kerala Blasters here according to reports. NorthEast United take on David James-led Blasters...
  • The ISL has to be a league of Indian players: David James 09-10-2014 08:12 AM

    Observing that Indian players have the talent and the passion for football, Kerala Balsters' goalkeeper and marquee signing David James is confident that the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) will help Indian footballers grow in the near future. "ISL is the beginning of something that can become very useful for...
  • As it happened: Cobras vs Barbados 26-09-2014 02:48 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) It is going to be a battle of the equals between Barbados Tridents and Cape Cobras in a group encounter of the Champions League T20 on Friday. Tridents, who like their opponents lack big names, come into this game...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened 24-07-2014 01:02 AM

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 20-07-2014 02:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 19-07-2014 02:18 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final 13-07-2014 09:51 PM

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extra-time as Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina...
  • World Cup 2014: Four reasons why Argentina can upset Germany 13-07-2014 05:20 PM

    The 2014 World Cup final on Sunday sees the South America giants Argentina take on European powerhouse Germany. Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in the second semi-final a day after hosts Brazil were humiliated 7-1 by the Germans. For the first time in 24 years, Argentina find themselves among...
  • World Cup, Brazil vs Colombia QF: as it happened 05-07-2014 12:16 AM

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarter-finals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Belgium vs USA, Round of 16 02-07-2014 12:08 AM

    Catch all the updates from the round of 16 match played between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, France vs Nigeria, Round of 16 30-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Catch all the live updates from match five of the round of 16 played between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The pace and power of Nigeria's attack will give France's defence their biggest test of the World Cup so far when...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia 27-06-2014 12:35 AM

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium....
  • World Cup 2014: Can Neymar lead Brazil to glory or will the defence ruin his dream? 24-06-2014 10:40 AM

    It could have gone all wrong for the host nation Brazil on Monday. Just nine minutes after Neymar's opener in Brasilia, Joel Matip pulled Cameroon level at Estadio Nacional and fans all around the word started worrying will Brazil finish second in the group A and face mighty Netherlands in...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Honduras vs Ecuador 21-06-2014 02:26 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end...
  • World Cup, Japan vs Greece: as it happened 20-06-2014 02:32 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group C match between Japan and Greece at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions...
  • World Cup 2014, Cameroon v Croatia: as it happened 19-06-2014 02:41 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cameroon and Croatia clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knock-out...
  • World Cup 2014, Russia vs South Korea: as it happened 18-06-2014 02:29 AM

    Catch the Group H match Live as Russia take on South Korea. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) A stuttering qualifying campaign may have dented South Korean confidence ahead into their opening Group H match against Fabio Capello's Russia on Tuesday, but they've got a wealth of World...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Switzerland vs Ecuador 15-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and creativity allied with traditional Swiss defensive...