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  • Indian Super League: Don't rule out Delhi Dynamos yet 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Owned by India's leading cable TV distribution company DEN Network and in possession of perhaps the biggest player in the Indian Super League (ISL) in Alessandro Del Piero, Delhi Dynamos may not have set the field on fire yet but it will be foolhardy to consider them as pushovers. Delhi...
  • ISL Tour Diary: Chennai, the land of many hues Yesterday

    "Vanakkam, Sir! Your driver Balu is at your service!" These were the first words I heard upon my arrival in Chennai from Delhi. Draped in a white half-sleeve shirt and cream-colour dhoti or vaetti - as it is known here, a man in his late 50s holding my name plate...
  • ISL: Goa FC ready for Atletico de Kolkata test, says Andre Santos 2 days ago

    Former Arsenal and Brazil left-back Andre Santos is happy with the way his stint at Indian Super League has taken off with Goa FC and hopes to leave an impact in the inaugural season of the league. Goa take on table toppers Atletico de Kolkata on Thursday and Santos said before...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' player-manager David James rues lack of training 2 days ago

    Chennai: Disappointed and frustrated after losing two games on the trot, player-manager of Kerala Blasters FC, David James, believes his team lacked the killer instinct. Kerala are languishing at the bottom of the table having lost both their games so far in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. They...
  • ISL 2014: Mendy's goal one of the best I've seen, says Marco Materazzi 2 days ago

    Chennai: Former Hull City wing-back Bernard Mendy scored what's being talked about as the best goal in the Indian Super League (ISL) so far, with his team-mate cum manager at Chennaiyin FC, Marco Materazzi, calling it one of the best he has ever seen. Watched by the legends of Bollywood and...
  • ISL 2014: Rain threat looms over Chennaiyin FC's first home game 3 days ago

    Chennai: The threat of rain looms large over the Indian Super League clash on Tuesday between the Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. The meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy sky with a shower or thunderstorm in the night. It has been raining heavily in...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC take on Kerala Blasters FC in 'South India' derby 4 days ago

    Chennai: After kicking off their Indian Super League campaign with an away win against FC Goa, Chennaiyin FC will be looking for an encore when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in the their first home match on Wednesday. While Chennaiyin will look to consolidate their position in the points table,...
  • ISL: Gouramangi Singh hopes for a top-four finish for Chennaiyin FC 4 days ago

    Chennai: The new whiz kid of Indian football, the Indian Super League, has completed a successful first week in hope to wake the world's second most populous country from its football slumber. Almost 60,000 plus fans flocked the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata to cheer for the home team Atletico...
  • ISL most organised Indian football tournament to date: Penn Orji 4 days ago

    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 remain...
  • ISL 2014: Early days but Atletico de Kolkata look the team to beat 5 days ago

    A week and just first round of matches to analyse is undoubtedly too early to make any predictions, but the spotlight in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL) is for the moment decisively on Atletico de Kolkata. Donning the stripes of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, the franchise's co-owners,...
  • West Indies shocker to BCCI benefits Indian Super League 1 week ago

    First it was the rain gods and now a shocker for the BCCI - Indian Super League couldn't have asked for a better script for its opening season, though it comes at the expense of the game India worships. But footy fans don't mind that. The ISL now stands a...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup October 16, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • ISL 2014: Happy to hear Delhi crowd chanting my name, says Del Piero October 15, 2014

    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 played...
  • Interview: Robert Pires consulted Arsene Wenger before saying yes to ISL October 15, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 from...
  • ISL 2014: David Trezeguet excited about India's football renaissance October 14, 2014

    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 Tour Diary: Kolkata, a city that offers something new every time October 14, 2014

    Being a Probashi Bengali (a non-resident Bengali), my affair with Kolkata is a long-standing one. Born to parents who were originally from Kolkata, I have been brought up in Delhi all my life. I always had a strange feeling whenever I visited the city, predominately because of the culture difference....
  • ISL 2014: Koke's goal gives NorthEast United FC 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters October 13, 2014

    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 October 13, 2014

    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 October 13, 2014

    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 October 13, 2014

    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 in...
  • ISL 2014: Visa issues hurt NorthEast United's opener against Kerala Blasters October 13, 2014

    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...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • Indian Super League: India's love for football ready for a test October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise the football in the country. But in a country ruled by cricket,...
  • ISL 2014: Mumbai City FC suffer Ljungberg blow ahead of tournament opener October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Mumbai City FC have been dealt with a heavy blow as former Arsenal star and their marquee player Fredrik Ljungberg is all set to be ruled out of Sunday's Indian Super League opener against Atletico de Kolkata. Former Swedish captain Ljungberg, who is one of the biggest names in the...
  • ISL: Mumbai with Anelka or Mumbai without Anelka, we're ready, says Atletico de Kolkata coach October 11, 2014

    Indian football's new flag bearer, the Indian Super League, is set to kick off on Sunday at the revered Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata with a mouth-watering first game between home team Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC. Ahead of the all important clash, the Sourav Ganguly-owned Atletico de Kolkata's...
  • Divided Kolkata football united through Indian Super League October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: "Khela, Football Khela..." Iconic Bengali singer and Padma Bhushan awardee Manna Dey sang this song in the aftermath of a tragedy that shook Indian football. On the fateful day of August 16, 1980, sixteen spectators were killed in a stampede during a Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun...
  • CNN-IBN shares 33 per cent of total viewership, tops English news channels' chart September 25, 2014

    CNN-IBN after the CNN world exclusive interview of Prime Minister Modi shares 33 per cent of total viewership. The channel tops the English news channels' chart leaving closest competitor way back. ...