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  • Shillong Lajong FC blank Mumbai FC 1-0 in I-League 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday edged past Mumbai FC 1-0 in a second round I-League encounter, courtesy a perfect free kick conversion by Boithang Haokip in the second half. After Shillong striker Penn Orji was fouled about 30 yards away from the rival goal line, his teammate Boithang Haokip made...
  • Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League Yesterday

    Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the Hero I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. For Pune FC, Darko Nikac (9th min), Luciano Sabrosa (25th min) and Raju Yumnam (82nd min) were the scorers. For the home team, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (90th...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Salgaocar Yesterday

    Margao: Royal Wahingdoh defeated hosts Salgaocar FC 1-0 in an I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium on Friday. Jackichand Singh netted the game-clinching goal for side from northeast in the seventh minute, capitalising on a miscommunication between goalkeeper Subrata Paul and defender Augustin Fernandes. He controlled a long ball sent from team-mate...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • I-League: Time for Bengaluru FC to deliver the goods 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: After an uninspiring goalless draw with Dempo a week ago, champions Bengaluru FC will be under pressure to deliver when they face Pune FC in the second round of the I-League on Saturday. A missed penalty by skipper Sunil Chhetri and a clutch of wasted scoring chances saw BFC just...
  • Pune FC sign Portuguese playmaker Figueira Marcelino 2 days ago

    Pune: Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the addition of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 I-League season. The 30-year-old midfielder joins Pune FC after a brief stint with FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL), and adds valuable experience to...
  • I-League: Boco confirmed as Bharat FC's marquee signing 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharat FC bolstered their squad for the 2014-15 I-League football season by signing Romuald Boco as the marquee player. The 29-year-old Boco joins Bharat FC from English League One side Chesterfield FC. Boco is a versatile midfielder but prefers to play in advanced positions, having been mostly deployed as...
  • Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold East Bengal 1-1 in I-League 1 week ago

    Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa came from behind to hold East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the two teams in the I-league football tournament on Sunday. East Bengal, who dominated the first half took the lead 7th minute through Ranti Martins. Sporting Clube de Goa worked...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Lajong FC 2-1 in North-Eastern derby 1 week ago

    Shillong: Meghalaya's I-League debutant Royal Wahingdoh came from behind to beat long-time local rival and host Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 in North-Eastern derby of the I-League football tournament on Sunday. Boithang Haokip made no mistake in converting a free kick from 40 yards with a curling shot in the 14th minute...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan begin campaign with 3-1 win over Mumbai FC 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Cash-strapped Mohun Bagan had a perfect start to their I-League football season as Katsumi Yusa and Sony Norde inspired them to a 3-1 victory over Mumbai FC at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Sunday. The foreigner duo of Yusa and Norde showed perfect combination on field as the former...
  • I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru FC January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. For the fist time, Dempo drew with defending I-League Champions and earned their first point against them. Both teams...
  • I-League: Salgaocar rally to hold Pune FC to a 1-1 draw January 17, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar FC rallied in the second half to hold Pune FC to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the I-League football tournament, here on Saturday. Pune FC, who dominated the first half took the lead in the 44th minute, through Anthony D'Souza. But Salgaocar fought back in the...
  • East Bengal, Mohun Bagan get ready for their openers in I-League January 17, 2015

    East Bengal is looking to set aside their disappointing performance in the Federation Cup as they start their I-League football tournament campaign against Sporting Clube de Goa, on Sunday. The red and gold brigade are going through a tough time with their chief recruiter Debabrata Sarkar in police custody for his...
  • Lajong FC, Royal Wahingdoh set to begin I-league campaign January 17, 2015

    Shillong: After a failed performance at the Federation Cup, Meghalaya's Lajong FC and new entrant Royal Wahingdoh FC are set to begin their I-League campaigns this season with a face-off at a derby match at the J N Stadium on Sunday. Lajong FC coach Thangboi Singto and Wahingdoh FC coach Santosh...
  • Bengaluru FC favourites to retain I-League title January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: The eighth Hero I-League kicks off here Saturday night with defending champions Bengaluru FC taking on Goa's Dempo in a repeat of last Sunday's Federation Cup final that the former won. The 2015 edition was formally launched here Friday with the rival skippers, Sunil Chhetri and Clifford Miranda in attendance...
  • ISL, I-League merger not ruled out: AIFF January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has not ruled out the merger of the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) and the club-centric I-League in a bid to follow the thumb rule of "one country, one league". Speaking to the media at the launch of the eighth I-League...
  • Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17. Both players were a part of the victorious Atletico de Kolkata squad in the recently concluded Indian Super League. Lawrence, who retired...
  • Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia December 19, 2014

    As the inaugural Indian Super League readies to get its first champion tomorrow, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said that ISL has exceeded his expectation in terms of crowd turnout and hoped it would generate interest among fans for upcoming I-League. "It has definitely been a better success than what...
  • Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League December 18, 2014

    It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football. Bhutia had retired in national jersey after playing...
  • Indian Super League is here to stay, but what about the I-League? December 11, 2014

    The ISL came and, quite rightly, conquered over the sporting world of India. With crowds of over 20,000 at each game, it is quite easy to see the popularity of the tournament. Yet with the end of the inaugural season now fast approaching, a bigger question now arises regarding the...
  • Dempo Sports Club signs Carlos Hernandez for next season December 10, 2014

    Margao: Dempo SC has signed Costa Rican midfielder Carlos Hernandez as its marquee player for the 2014-15 season. Hernandez is currently playing for home club Cartagines in the Costa Rican Premier League. He will miss the Federation Cup as he is expected to join the team on January 15, a club...
  • Indian football feeling the ISL impact - the positive way December 3, 2014

    Many expected it to fizz out, many thought it could never take off in a cricket frenzy nation; but contrary to all those obstacles, the ISL has made a mark on the sporting world in India. So what are the positives that India can take from this mega tournament? The main...
  • ISL and I-League will merge in 5 to 6 years, hints AIFF official November 27, 2014

    Dubai: India's two rival soccer leagues will merge within five years and will be profitable not long after, a senior official at the country's football association said on Wednesday. The India Super League (ISL), which launched in October under a deluge of publicity, was conceived in an effort to convince India's...
  • No regrets for not playing Indian Super League: Sunil Chhetri November 10, 2014

    Imagine Indian cricket without Sachin Tendulkar or the Indian Premier League with no Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hard to digest, isn't it? However, that's what has happened with India in football. At a time when Indian football, immensely popular at one point of time but now confined to a few...
  • I-League: Kalyani Group appoints Stuart Watkiss as head coach November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kalyani Group on Tuesday appointed Stuart Watkiss as the head coach for their football team that will participate in the 2014-15 season of the I-League slated to begin January 17 next year. The 48-year-old Watkiss, who holds the UEFA A and B coaching licenses will join the Pune-based...
  • Mohammedan Sporting not shutting down, to play in all tournaments October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Just days after shocking the football fraternity by declaring they were shutting down for the season due to acute funds crunch, the city's 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting on Friday announced that they would play in all tournaments and resume practice on Saturday. "After the wide media coverage (of our shutdown),...
  • Mohammedan Sporting dismiss talks of closure, says will not play in I-League Div 2 October 21, 2014

    Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis. Dismissing reports that the club was being disbanded, president and MP Sultan Ahmed told PTI: "We will not play in...
  • 123-year-old football club Mohammedan Sporting shuts shop October 20, 2014

    One of Indian football's oldest clubs Mohammedan Sporting has decided to shut down operations due to lack of funds. ...
  • I-League is India's real league, ISL short-term booster: AIFF October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority. "I-league is the only league in India. You can not have two leagues in a country. We will not call ISL...
  • Mumbai FC sign forward Josimar da Silva October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: I-League club Mumbai FC on Thursday added forward Josimar da Silva Martins to their squad. The Brazilian scored 13 goals in 23 I-League matches for Mohammedan SC which was the second highest tally last season. "Josimar is a fantastic signing for us. He will provide a focal point for all our...