ISL

ISL: 41 Indian players retained, 23 signed from open market
ISL: 41 Indian players retained, 23 signed from open market

A total of 41 Indian players have been rewarded with retention contracts by their respective Hero Indian Super League franchises, while 23 players have been signed from open market ahead of the second edition of the tournament.

ISL is perfect stage for Indian players to be noticed: Mikael Silvestre
ISL is perfect stage for Indian players to be noticed: Mikael Silvestre

Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre says the ISL is a "perfect stage" for Indian players to catch the attention of football world and bring about a positive change in the minds of their parents as far as making careers out of the sport was concerned.

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata retain coach Antonio Lopez Habas, sign 5 Indians
ISL: Atletico de Kolkata retain coach Antonio Lopez Habas, sign 5 Indians

Reigning champions Atletico de Kolkata on Friday announced the signing of five Indian players including the experienced duo of Clifford Miranda and Syed Rahim Nabi for the second edition of the ISL football tournament while retaining coach Antonio Lopez Habas.

Mikael Silvestre yet to receive offer for playing in ISL 2015
Mikael Silvestre yet to receive offer for playing in ISL 2015

 Former French footballer Mikael Silvestre on Monday said he is keen to play in the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL) but is still awaiting an offer from any willing franchise.

Future bright for Indian football: Mikael Silvestre
Future bright for Indian football: Mikael Silvestre

Former French International Mikael Silvestre on Saturday said his contract with Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League football tournament was over and he's now a 'free player'.

Chennaiyin FC retain Marco Materazzi as manager
Chennaiyin FC retain Marco Materazzi as manager

Chennaiyin FC have retained Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi as their manager for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament.

Kerala Blasters name former England coach Peter Taylor as marquee manager
Kerala Blasters name former England coach Peter Taylor as marquee manager

Kerala Blasters announced on Friday that Peter Taylor, former England U-21 team head coach, will lead the Kerala Blasters as marquee manager in the next edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football.

Bravo Romeo Fernandes as Indian player debuts in Brazil
Bravo Romeo Fernandes as Indian player debuts in Brazil

In a first for the Brazilian league, Indian player Romeo Fernandes enjoyed a successful debut in his club Atletico Paranaense`s thrashing of Nacional.

Zico offers Adriano FC Goa contract
Zico offers Adriano FC Goa contract

Former Brazil footballer Adriano could be the latest high-profile name to sign for Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa.

Pakistan accept terms to elect Indian rival
Pakistan accept terms to elect Indian rival

What price the position of Asian Football Confederation vice president? For Praful Patel, it meant ensuring more fixtures and playing opportunities for arch-rivals Pakistan.

Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar in action for docu-feature
Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar in action for docu-feature

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar met a film crew on the eve of his 42nd birthday, according to reports. A Pune based leading daily reported that the filming for a yet-to-be-name docu-feature on the batting maestro is going on.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club

After the success of Indian Super League (ISL) last year, Indian football is certainly going places. On Wednesday, a young goalkeeper from Mohali created history by becoming the first Indian ever to play a competitive match for an top tier European side. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made his competitive debut for Norwegian club Stabaek with a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Runar in the Norwegian Football Cup. Stabbaek play in Norway's top division Tippeligaen and are managed by former United States and Egypt coach Bob Bradley.

Oscar Bruzon appointed as assistant coach of Mumbai City FC
Oscar Bruzon appointed as assistant coach of Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced that Oscar Bruzon has been appointed as assistant coach for the next season of the Indian Super League.

Luis Garcia waiting to don Atletico de Kolkata jersey again
Luis Garcia waiting to don Atletico de Kolkata jersey again

 Liverpool legend and Atletico de Kolkata marquee player Luis Garcia on Wednesday said he is eagerly waiting to return and play in the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL), donning the red and white stripes for the Kolkata franchise.

Delhi Dynamos conduct open trials
Delhi Dynamos conduct open trials

As part its grassroots programme, Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise Delhi Dynamos held open trials for children in the age group 11-13 from April 11 onwards.

Kerala Blasters unveil football development plans for state
Kerala Blasters unveil football development plans for state

Enthused by the "whole hearted" support given by Malayalee football fans in the first season of the Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters FC on Saturday unveiled its plans for football development in the state.

ISL to introduce salary cap and player auction for clubs
ISL to introduce salary cap and player auction for clubs

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.

IPL promoters face "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions
IPL promoters face "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions

The newly-elected BCCI on Tuesday said there will be a "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions of IPL teams' promoters to make the "world's biggest cricket event" a transparent affair.

Sunil Chhetri not automatic choice for captaincy: Stephen Constantine
Sunil Chhetri not automatic choice for captaincy: Stephen Constantine

 Set to begin his second stint as Indian football head coach with a match against Nepal next month, Stephen Constantine today said that he is yet to decide on who will captain the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

Praful Patel wants ISL to be ''tournament for South Asian region''
Praful Patel wants ISL to be ''tournament for South Asian region''

All India Football Federation President Praful Patel today made a pitch for making Indian Super League a "tournament for South Asian region" with the participation of more players from SAARC countries.