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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.

ISL has helped immensely to improve infrastructure: AIFF
ISL has helped immensely to improve infrastructure: AIFF

AIFF general secretary, Kushal Das on Thursday said that the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) contributed immensely in 'developing the infrastructure' for football in the country.

Two FC Pune City players to join Portuguese top club B team
Two FC Pune City players to join Portuguese top club B team

Indian Super League side FC Pune City players Israil Gurung and Manish Maithani are set to join the B team of Portuguese top flight side Vitoria de Guimaraes on loan till the end of the current season under an agreement between the two clubs.

Meet the Indian footballer who broke a 79-year-old jinx

For obvious reasons, 15th August is the most significant date in India's collective history. As the country marked its 68th Independence Day in 2014, a rather important moment for India and Indian football went largely unnoticed.

Pune FC signs Portuguese playmaker Edgar Marcelino
Pune FC signs Portuguese playmaker Edgar Marcelino

Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the signing of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 football season.

France's Euro 2000 hero David Trezeguet retires: Report
France's Euro 2000 hero David Trezeguet retires: Report

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.

I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Lajong FC 2-1 in North East derby
I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Lajong FC 2-1 in North East derby

Meghalaya's I-League debutant Royal Wahingdoh came from behind to beat long-time local rival and host Shillong Lajong FC 2-1 in North-Eastern derby of the I-League football tournament, here on Sunday.

I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru
I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru

Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here Saturday.

Replicate ISL facilities in other Indian tourneys: Arnab Mondal
Replicate ISL facilities in other Indian tourneys: Arnab Mondal

Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) defender Arnab Mondal attributes his superlative performances in the Indian Super League (ISL) to the improved facilities in the inaugural tournament and says the enhanced infrastructure should be replicated in tournaments like the I-league and the Federation Cup for Indian football to rise in FIFA rankings.

AIFF offers Stephen Constantine job of India football coach
AIFF offers Stephen Constantine job of India football coach

India have offered Englishman Stephen Constantine the job of coaching their national team coach for a second time, as they look to shed their reputation as football`s sleeping giant.

ISL is behind us, I'm looking forward to I-League: Gouramangi
ISL is behind us, I'm looking forward to I-League: Gouramangi

India defender Moirangthem Gouramangi Singh is looking forward to the start of the I-League football season on January 17 and representing debutant club Bharat FC in the tournament after his stint at the Indian Super League, which ended last month.

Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa
Nandy and Saha sign for Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa reinforced their squad ahead of their opening Federation Cup football tournament match by signing experienced goalkeeper Sandip Nandy and left wing back Biswajit Saha on Sunday.

Kolkata sports firm plans ISL-style league in Bangladesh
Kolkata sports firm plans ISL-style league in Bangladesh

A city-based sports event management company has put forth a proposal to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for organising a football league emulating the highly successful Indian Super League (ISL).

 New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy 
New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy 

It was a year of many firsts for Indian sports with a number of new leagues taking off but controversy was not too far behind as a betting scandal among team principals in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) created ripples in the world of cricket.

ISL glitz props Indian football but national team slips in 2014
ISL glitz props Indian football but national team slips in 2014

 The 'sleeping giant' woke up to a new dawn with the ISL putting Indian football on the global map, but the national team continued to paint a grim picture, plummeting to its worst-ever rankings in an eventful year for the sport.

Indian football team drops to worst-ever FIFA ranking of 171
Indian football team drops to worst-ever FIFA ranking of 171

In a year when cash-rich ISL created waves and brought Indian football to the notice of the world, its national team slumped to its worst-ever FIFA rankings dropping to 171st in the 209-nation chart.

Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year
Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year

Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'.

Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup
Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup

The Goa Football Federation (GFA) is confident of hosting a successful Federation Cup despite hurdles the once popular tournament faces.

Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League
Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League

Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17.