INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

  • ISL to introduce salary cap and player auction for clubs March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL) will be introducing a player salary cap of Rs 20 crore for clubs for the upcoming second season of the franchise-based football tournament. Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), the controlling body of ISL formed through a joint venture between IMG-Reliance and Star India, held its...
  • Kerala Blasters' Trevor Morgan to be Dempo SC head coach March 3, 2015

    Margao: Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan will take charge of Dempo SC as head coach Arthur Papas has resigned, citing personal reasons. According to sources in the club, Dempo SC have already chosen Papas' successor. They are expected to announce Morgan's name officially as the new head coach for the remainder...
  • Indian Super League franchises to focus on young, fitter players February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) franchises on Thursday said that they would bring young and fitter international players while also grooming Indian talent for second season of the cash rich football tournament. "We will have much more younger international players this season (2015). We naturally need younger Indian players also...
  • ISL not enough to reignite Indian football, says Mark Seagraves January 30, 2015

    Mark Seagraves, a former Liverpool and Manchester City player, says the Indian Super League will not skyrocket the country's football dreams as India still lacks a proper coaching infrastructure to develop football at grassroots level. On a cold and windy evening in Delhi, Mark settled around the dining table at his...
  • France's Euro 2000 hero David Trezeguet retires: report January 21, 2015

    Buenos Aires: France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning striker David Trezeguet, who enjoyed a decade leading the Juventus attack, has retired, Argentine daily Clarin reported. The 37-year-old's agent had confirmed the news of his retirement on Tuesday according to Clarin and he was now set to rejoin Italian champions...
  • IPL-styled cue sports league announced January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here on Tuesday. Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a...
  • ISL star Elano agrees to Santos return January 14, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil midfielder and Indian Super League (ISL) star Elano has agreed to a three-month contract with his former club Santos. According to Brazilian sports news portal Lancenet, the 33-year-old will be tied to the eight-time Brazilian champions until the end of the Sao Paulo state championship in...
  • Indian Super League 2014: Super XI from the inaugural edition December 27, 2014

    So it's Athletico de Kolkata who got their hands on the Indian Super League trophy at the end of a breathtaking and amazing two-and-a-half months of football in India. But who made the cut for the team of the tournament? Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul The battle for the best man in gloves is...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 December 25, 2014

    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 December 23, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    (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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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...