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  • ISL: Slepicka brace helps FC Goa crush Kerala Blasters FC 3-0 Yesterday

    Substitute Miroslav Slepicka scored a brace as FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-0 to move to the third spot in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. After a barren first half, FC Goa scored through Slepicka (63th, 79th) and man of the match Andre Santos (69th). Goa could have won by a...
  • ISL: New Brazilian support staff joins Zico at FC Goa Yesterday

    After the resignation of Aussie assistant coach Arthur Papas on health grounds, the FC Goa support staff has been beefed up with the addition of three Brazilians on request of team manager Zico. Willian Gonsalves is the new physical trainer while Fernando Vannucci​ is the assistant coach and Miguel Habib is...
  • ISL: FC Goa face Kerala Blasters FC with an eye on third spot 2 days ago

    Margao: Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters FC on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de Kolkata...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs FC Pune City, ISL Match 38 5 days ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Back home after a fairly successful brief spell away, FC Goa will be eager to earn three points as they prepare to lock horns with FC Pune City in an Indian Super League match. If the 4-1 win against Delhi Dynamos...
  • FC Goa coach Zico hails Indian football players in ISL November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Foreigners are doing the bulk of scoring in the Indian Super League but according to Brazilian legend and F C Goa coach Zico, that does not make them better than their Indian counterparts, few of whom have left him quite impressed. The 61-year-old, whose team is currently second from...
  • ISL: We lack killer instinct, says FC Goa manager Zico November 13, 2014

    FC Goa manager Zico has said that his team needs to rediscover their killer instinct if they are to climb up the table and compete with other teams in the Indian Super League. Goa are currently bottom of the table and Zico also feels that the team has been a bit...
  • Interview: I am playing ISL on Zico's advice, says Andre Santos November 8, 2014

    Until two months ago, Andre Santos was doing duty for Flamengo, rubbing shoulders with the best Brazilian players. But the former Arsenal left-back is happy the way his stint at Indian Super League (ISL) has taken off with FC Goa and is all praise for his team-mates and legendary coach...
  • ISL: Zico rues FC Goa's inability to convert chances into goals November 7, 2014

    Legendary Brazilian footballer and the manager of Indian Super League franchise FC Goa, Zico, said his players created some opportunities but eventually failed to convert them into goals in the match against Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday. After a rather uneventful first half at the Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, substitute Milagres...
  • ISL 2014: Ozbey late strike helps FC Goa win 2-1 against Delhi Dynamos November 1, 2014

    Margao: Substitute Tolgay Ozbey scored an injury time goal as dominant FC Goa rallied from behind to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-1 and register their maiden win in the inaugural Indian Super League, on Saturday. Ozbey snatched the winner for the FC Goa in the 90th minute before Shaikh Jewel Raja (72nd)...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos look for first away win against FC Goa November 1, 2014

    Having remained unbeaten so far, Delhi Dynamos will be looking to post their first away victory when they lock horns with winless FC Goa in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday. With one win and three draws, Delhi Dynamos are placed fourth in the...
  • Too many foreigners not good for ISL: Zico October 31, 2014

    Goa: Too many foreigners in the starting 11 won't help Indian Super League's (ISL) cause of developing football in the country, said Brazilian legend and FC Goa coach Zico. Zico said the inaugural edition of the ISL is stipulated to have a minimum of five Indians on the field during a...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa missing someone who can score a goal, says Zico October 26, 2014

    Pune: FC Goa manager Zico on Sunday admitted that his team lacks a potent striker, which is the reason for their three defeats in four games in the Indian Super League. Goa lost 0-2 to FC Pune City in their away game on Sunday. "The team is missing someone who can score...
  • ISL: We will fight to win next match, says FC Goa coach Zico October 24, 2014

    Margao: FC Goa fans might have been disappointed with their team's 1-2 loss against Atletico de Kolkata in the Hero India Super League (ISL) on Thursday, but coach Zico was still pleased with the way his team played especially in the first half where they took the lead. Andre Santos gave...
  • Zico is inspiring and ISL gives hope, says Armando Colaco October 20, 2014

    One of Indian football's well-known coaches, Armando Colaco says he has "learnt many things" by watching the legendary Zico's training sessions with players of Indian Super League franchise FC Goa. Sharing his thoughts on the Brazilian great, Colaco, who presently coaches East Bengal, said, "One can see a lot of eagerness...
  • As it happened: NorthEast United vs FC Goa, ISL 2014, Match 8 October 19, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Having suffered defeats in their previous matches, NorthEast United FC and FC Goa would look to record a vital win when they take on each other in their Indian Super League fixture. NorthEast United FC began their campaign in the tournament...
  • ISL: NorthEast United clash with Goa FC in vital match October 19, 2014

    Guwahati: Having suffered defeats in their previous matches, NorthEast United FC and FC Goa would look to record a vital win when they take on each other in their Indian Super League fixture here on Sunday. NorthEast United FC began their campaign in the tournament with a 1-0 win over Kerala...
  • ISL: FC Goa eyeing perfect start against Chennaiyin FC October 15, 2014

    Margao: With a vociferous crowd behind them, hosts FC Goa will be eyeing a positive start to their campaign against Chennaiyin FC when the Goa-leg of the much-hyped Indian Super League (ISL) begins at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda here on Wednesday. Much would depend whether the home team's players take to...
  • Indian football breaks free with Indian Super League October 12, 2014

    Indian football will get a fillip on Sunday as the ambitious Indian Super League kicks off with a glittering opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium. ...
  • 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,...
  • India's growth depends on its players' mentality: Zico October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the buzz surrounding what has been termed a game-changer for Indian football, Brazilian legend Zico says the 158-ranked nation's hopes of scaling greater heights in the world sport depends solely on the local players' "mentality" and their "ability" to develop. The much-anticipated Indian Super League, a first in...
  • Know your ISL team: FC Goa October 10, 2014

    After Kolkata and the North-east, the city of Goa is high up on the fan graph of football in India, and it's only apt that it is one of the eight franchises of the Indian Super League. Joining the bandwagon of cricketers as team owners, Virat Kohli became the...
  • ISL: FC Goa name Virat Kohli as new co-owner and ambassador September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: FC Goa on Wednesday named India cricketer Virat Kohli as its new co-owner and brand ambassador for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) that will be held Oct 12-Dec 20. "I am very excited to be a part of this franchise in what definitely looks like...
  • Zico says ISL will help Indian football grow September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Brazilian legend Zico, the high profile coach in the upcoming Indian Super League, on Tuesday said the two-and-half month long league would help the 158th ranked India to improve their footballing skills and produce great talents in future. "Football has to go through a process so that it becomes successful...
  • Sourav Ganguly urges fans to support Atletico de Kolkata in ISL September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Showcasing his football skills, Sourav Ganguly struck three goals from the spot as he urged fans to turn up in huge numbers and support the city's newest team Atletico de Kolkata when the ISL kicks off here on October 12. The former India cricket captain might have left football to...
  • Brazilian great Zico to coach Goa in Indian Super League September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Brazilian great Zico has been signed to coach Goa in the new eightteam Indian Super League next month. Goa said in a statement on Tuesday that Zico signed the contract in Rio de Janeiro, and it was "honored" to have him. His most recent manager position was at AlGharafa...
  • Maradona top candidate to become Iraq's football coach December 21, 2012

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona is on the brink of becoming coach of Iraq and wants to take the country to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, Argentine agent Hernan Tofoni told Reuters on Thursday. Maradona, who is acting as a consultant for the UAE club Al Wasl that he...
  • Late strikes settle Asian World Cup qualifiers November 15, 2012

    Singapore: Three moments of late magic helped Uzbekistan, Iraq and Qatar grab key 10 wins in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Asian champions Japan rode their luck before edging to the brink of a place in Brazil. Nine of the 10 teams remaining in the two groups of Asian...
  • Zico blasts FIFA ruling on Club World Cup December 19, 2007

    Rio De Janeiro: Former Brazil captain Zico reacted angrily on Tuesday after FIFA apparently declined to recognise the Flamengo side in which he played as world club champions in 1981. "It's another of those controversies involving players, supporters and the media which are decided by people sitting in an office,"...