INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 Yesterday

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • Kolkata's love for new champions in the Indian Super League 4 days ago

    Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in stoppish time to clinch the first Indian Super League title on Saturday. ...
  • Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years 4 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. "I spoke with the club and they want me...
  • ISL: Victorious Atletico de Kolkata return home 5 days ago

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Luis Garcia disappointed over missing ISL final 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata captain and marquee player Luis Garcia said his team's 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League reminded him of Liverpool's win against AC Milan in the final of the 2005 Champions League. Atletico de Kolkata lifted...
  • I may not play in next season of ISL, says David James 5 days ago

    Mumbai: It was so near yet so far for Kerala Blasters FC but their player-manager David James was gracious enough to accept the defeat and said Atletico de Kolkata were the best team to win the inaugural Indian Super League title on Saturday. Though the former England No. 1 was disappointed...
  • ISL will maintain September-December window: AIFF 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended on Saturday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition. "We had the September 15-December 15 period as the window for this year's Hero ISL but...
  • Indian Super League gives Indian football a re-launch pad 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the...
  • Rafique's late winner give Atletico de Kolkata the inaugral ISL title 6 days ago

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League. With the Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC and Ganguly co-owned Atletico de Kolkata slogging it out in the middle...
  • Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to lift maiden ISL trophy 6 days ago

    Atletico de Kolkata lifted the inaugural Indian Super League trophy, courtesy an injury time goal by substitute Mohammed Rafique which powered the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side to a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final on Saturday. After 90 minutes of exhilarating football it was Rafique's brilliant header which...
  • ISL: FC Goa's Robert Pires wants to return to India as coach 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who was the marquee signing of FC Goa, has expressed his desire to return to the country in the capacity of a coach in the Indian Super League. Posting a picture on Twitter with his Goa teammates, he said: "My Indian team !! Hope to...
  • ISL has 'non-existent' infrastructure: David James 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Former England goalkeeper David James, player-coach for the Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), has criticised the inaugural football tournament for having 'non-existent' infrastructure but said it possesses 'massive potential'. "Four, maybe five sides, were playing on cricket pitches. The coaching is another issue," James said as...
  • ISL: History in the making as Kerala Blasters take on Atletico de Kolkata 6 days ago

    Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters take on Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League final at the DY Patil Stadium here on Saturday. ...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC 6 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' fans excited ahead of finale 6 days ago

    The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will witness history being made as the finalists Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC will be up against each other for an appetizing summit clash. ...
  • Hume can score goals, Kerala Blasters are a good side: Saurav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Ian Hume has the abilty to score goals that can make Kerela Blasters a dangerous side in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the DY...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata take on Kerala Blasters in the final 1 week ago

    Both teams had contrasting wins in the double legged semis. Kolkata beat FC Goa on penalties after the two legs ended 0-0 while Kerala defeated Chennaiyin FC 4-3 on aggregate. ...
  • I knew we will reach the ISL finals: David James 1 week ago

    Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner against Chennaiyin FC in the extra time in the second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia 1 week ago

    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...
  • Luis Garcia, David James want better infrastructure in next year's ISL 1 week ago

    They are rival skippers but Luis Garcia and David James on Friday agreed in unison that organisers of the Indian Super League need to improve the infrastructure, logistics and scheduling during the next edition of the cash-rich league. "I think one thing (that can be addressed) is the infrastructure with regards...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Will Kerala's stellar defence keep out Kolkata raiders? 1 week ago

    After over two months and 60 matches of exhilarating football, the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League has got its finalists - Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata. The final of the glitzy tournament, which has captured the imagination of the football fans in an otherwise cricket-crazy country,...
  • ISL: This is the biggest final in history of Indian football, says David James 1 week ago

    Kerala Blasters coach feels that the world media is interested in Indian Super League final and no one really expected that ISL will be such a big hit. ...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata release striker Fikru Teferra 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) final against Kerala Blasters FC, Atletico de Kolkata have released ace striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa on account of his hamstring injury. Fikru, who has a grade 1 tear in his hamstring, would return to South Africa for further treatment, the ISL franchisee said...