Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine
Lack of football culture harming India's growth: Indian coach Stephen Constantine

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has cited the absence of a thriving football culture in the country as a major impediment in its quest for its first World Cup appearance - despite a rich football history and a population of 1.2 billion people.

Mohun Bagan struggling to breathe under financial instability
Mohun Bagan struggling to breathe under financial instability

Mohun Bagan may have its roots in the rich history of Indian football but is at present struggling to breathe.

Salgaocar appoint Malcolm Thomson as coach
Salgaocar appoint Malcolm Thomson as coach

I-League football club Salgaocar FC on Friday announced the signing of Scottish coach Malcolm "Malky" Thomson as its head coach for the upcoming season.

Indian coaches hail FIFA's Elite course
Indian coaches hail FIFA's Elite course

Indian football coaches, including top names such as Armando Colaco, Derrick Pereira and Sanjoy Sen, have hailed FIFA's Elite course, calling it a "platform" to evolve.
 

Biswajit Bhattacharya named East Bengal coach

Former Indian football team striker Biswajit Bhattacharya was on Friday named head coach of East Bengal club for the 2015-16 season.

Mohammedan Sporting docked three points for payment default
Mohammedan Sporting docked three points for payment default

Fallen Kolkata football giants Mohammedan Sporting Club were on Friday demoted to the fourth position in the 2014-15 I-league second division standings for failure to pay the contracted remuneration to one of its foreign players, Genki Nakamura.

'West Bengal government's stepmotherly treatment towards Bagan disheartening'
'West Bengal government's stepmotherly treatment towards Bagan disheartening'

Mohun Bagan assistant general secretary Srinjoy Bose said he was disappointed at the West Bengal government's stepmotherly treatment towards the the I-League champions, having been denied a felicitation programme to acknowledge its feat.

Shillong Lajong sells equity in ISL franchise NEUFC
Shillong Lajong sells equity in ISL franchise NEUFC

I-League outfit Shillong Lajong FC on Wednesday announced its decision to sell its stake in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Northeast United FC in order to focus on grassroots and youth development programmes in the region.

Sunil Chhetri among 10 to be put up for ISL Player Auction
Sunil Chhetri among 10 to be put up for ISL Player Auction

Star striker Sunil Chhetri will be among 10 top Indian footballers to be put up for bidding among eight franchises in the first ever Hero Indian Super League Player Auction to be held here on July 10.

Sanjoy Sen renews coach contract with Mohun Bagan
Sanjoy Sen renews coach contract with Mohun Bagan

 Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen on Monday decided to renew his contract for another year with the 125-year old club after guiding them to their maiden I-League trophy last month

Indian football can do without below-par foreign coaches: Mohun Bagan coach
Indian football can do without below-par foreign coaches: Mohun Bagan coach

Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen, who guided the team to its first national league title in 13 years, believes Indian football does not need over-hyped and below-par foreign coaches as there is no dearth of talent in local managers.

Salgaocar bag Fairplay trophy, EB, Mumbai FC best organisers
Salgaocar bag Fairplay trophy, EB, Mumbai FC best organisers

Salgaocar FC were on Friday awarded the Fairplay trophy for the I-League 2014-15, while Mumbai FC and East Bengal shared the best organiser award for organising their respective home matches in Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai and Salt Lake Stadium and Barasat Stadium in Kolkata, respectively.

'Referee review system should be present in I-League'
'Referee review system should be present in I-League'

Bengaluru FC's player of the season Eugeneson Lyngdoh believes there should be a referee review system in the I-League to scrutinise supervision howlers and take necessary action.

Sepp Blatter congratulates Mohun Bagan on I-League win
Sepp Blatter congratulates Mohun Bagan on I-League win

Outgoing world football body FIFA President Sepp Blatter has congratulated Mohun Bagan on winning the I-League, saying that the Kolkata giants had achieved their success through "exceptional performance".

I-League: Bengaluru FC retain key players
I-League: Bengaluru FC retain key players

 I-League runners-up Bengaluru FC on Thursday extended contracts of Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Joshua Walker among a host of other players who formed the core of the Blues' successful second season.

Bengaluru FC sign strikers Kim Seng-Yong, Seiminlen Dounge
Bengaluru FC sign strikers Kim Seng-Yong, Seiminlen Dounge

I-League runners-up Bengaluru FC on Wednesday signed strikers Kim Seng-Yong and Seiminlen Doungel as they aim to build on a successful second season.

Football fraternity hails Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen
Football fraternity hails Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen

Having ended their trophy drought after five years with maiden I-League triumph, the football fraternity in unison hailed the efforts of unhrealded and low-profile coach Sanjay Sen, whose tactical acumen was largely responsible for national club's crowning glory.

Mohun Bagan clinch I-League title
Mohun Bagan clinch I-League title

A late 86th minute header from Nigerian defender Bello Rasaq cancelled out a strike from English defender John Johnson to give Mohun Bagan their first I-League triumph as the visitors held Bengaluru FC to a 1-1 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on a wet Sunday evening.

Odafe Okolie's hat-trick powers Sporting to win, avoid relegation
Odafe Okolie's hat-trick powers Sporting to win, avoid relegation

 Odafe Okalie scored a hatrick to guide Sporting Clube de Goa to a comprehensive 4-0 win over Pune FC and save relegation in the final round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Saturday.

Mumbai FC down Bharat FC to finish sixth
Mumbai FC down Bharat FC to finish sixth

Creative midfielder Taisuke Matsugae scored a brilliant goal in stoppage time to help Mumbai FC beat a fighting Bharat FC 2-1 and finish the I-League Football in sixth position with 24 points at the Cooperage ground here on Saturday.