AIFF plans to start ISL-style women's football league
AIFF plans to start ISL-style women's football league

The country's women football scene could get a fillip soon as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to start a franchise-based professional league for them mid next year.

Saina Nehwal becomes member of I-League champions Bengaluru FC
Saina Nehwal becomes member of I-League champions Bengaluru FC

Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal became a member of Bengaluru FC. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist is a big fan of the I-League champions and was presented with a jersey by club skipper Sunil Chhetri on Monday.

 

Salgaocar take on Pune FC in the Durand Cup final
Salgaocar take on Pune FC in the Durand Cup final

An interesting tussle is on the cards when two-time champions Salgaocar FC take on Pune FC in the finals of the 127th Durand Cup on Saturday at Raia Panchayat ground here.

Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC meet Salgaocar in the semi-finals
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC meet Salgaocar in the semi-finals

Sunil Chhetri scored twice from the penalty spot to save Bengaluru FC the blushes as they came from behind to hold Sesa FC to a 2-2 draw and set up a semifinal clash with Salgaocar FC in the 127th Durand Cup at Raia Panchayat ground here on Monday.

Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Sesa with an eye on semi-finals
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Sesa with an eye on semi-finals

Bengaluru FC will take on SESA Football Academy for a place in the semi-final of the Durand Cup at the Raia Panchayat ground, on Monday.

Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand
Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand

 I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday.

Durand Cup: Vasco SC, Tuff Laxmi Prasad qualify for knockouts
Durand Cup: Vasco SC, Tuff Laxmi Prasad qualify for knockouts

Vasco SC and Tuff Laxmi Prasad scored victories in their respective matches to qualify for the quarter-finals league cum knock out stage of the 127th Durand Cup, here on Sunday.

Sun Group opt out of inaugural Indian Super League

Sun Group, owners of the Bangalore franchise of Indian Super League (ISL) are set to pull out of the inaugural edition of the football tournament which will kick-start on October 12. The reason behind the fall-out is believed to be irreconcilable differences between the Chennai-based group and the tournament organisers IMG-Reliance. A official announcement is expected within 24 hours.

Armando Colaco against playing Ranti Martins and Dudu Omagbemi in all matches

With a packed calendar ahead, East Bengal coach Armando Colaco Thursday said he would not like to put his top forwards Ranti Martins and Dudu Omagbemi under stress as the defending champions kick off the season against Mohammedan Sporting in the local league Sunday.

Bengaluru signs Puma as kit sponsor

I-League champions Bengaluru FC have signed up with sports apparel manufacturer Puma as their kit sponsor not only for the senior squad but also for the club`s junior side.

Chhetri`s ISL participation remains uncertain

National football team captain Sunil Chhetri`s participation in the much-anticipated Indian Super League still remains doubtful as the organisers of the new tournament are unlikely to extend the June 30 deadline set for signing India players under the central player pool draft.

I League: Barred clubs to face more misery

After getting barred from I League`s first division for failing AIFF`s licensing criteria, the footballing federation has made it a compulsion for the clubs to have licenses for the second division too.

Bengaluru hand new deal to Rooney

After renewing his contract, Australian goal-poacher Sean Rooney expressed hope that the upcoming season will be better than the one he had with Bengaluru FC this term.

Westwood bags FPAI best coach award, PK lifetime achievement

Churchill Brothers forward Balwant Singh and Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood were adjudged the Best Indian Player and Best Coach respectively in the sixth edition of Football Players` Association of India Awards.

EB blank United SC to finish runners-up in I-League

Second-half goals by Abhishek Das, Edeh Chidi and substitute Seminlen Doungel helped East Bengal blank United SC 3-0 to secure I-League runners-up place for a third time in four seasons.

I-League champions Bengaluru end season on a high

Super sub Beikhokhei Beingaichho scored in stoppage time today to give Bengaluru FC a 2-1 victory over Sporting Clube de Goa and end their dream I-League season where they emerged champions on debut.

EB aim to finish runners-up with a win over United SC

Having missed the crown narrowly, East Bengal will look to finish runners-up for a third time in four seasons when they conclude their I-League campaign against United SC at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Monday.

Bengaluru FC seek to end fairytale journey with a win

Already crowned champions with one match at hand, Bengaluru FC would look to end their fairytale I-League campaign on a winning note when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in a final round match at Nehru Stadium here on Monday

Pune FC hope to seal top-half finish, host Dempo SC

Pune FC will be eager to end their campaign on a high when they host Dempo SC in an I-League Round-26 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here on Monday.

Only a couple of clubs have sports medicine facilities: AIFF

The All India Football Federation today conceded that only a couple of I-League clubs have proper sports medicine facilities and asked all the teams to seriously invest in this department.