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Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:21

The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League.

Glitzy new league may not be answer to India's soccer woes

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 15:27

A new franchise-based soccer league with celebrity owners will kick off in India later this year but not everyone is convinced that it will help lift the country out of the lower echelons of the world game.

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly foray into football, win ISL bids

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 08:19

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organises of the much-anticipated Indian Super League today unveiled the eight franchises for the event that is set to take Indian football by storm.

ISL opens up new opportunities for Indian soccer: Ganguly

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 22:04

All keyed up after bagging the Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super League, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Sunday said it was a "positive development" for Indian football and opens up new opportunities for the game in the country.

Football fraternity hails presence of big names in ISL

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 20:46

The football fraternity today hailed the coming in of business houses and leading personalities from cricket and entertainment industry in the high-profile Indian Super League after the organisers announced the eight franchises winners.

ISL will revolutionise Indian football: Team owners

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 18:41

Team owners of Indian Super League on Sunday said that the high-profile football tournament would herald the beginning of a movement that will revolutionise the game in the country.

ISL bids to be evaluated by high-profile panel

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:29

All set to take Indian football by storm, bids for the prospective Indian Super League franchises would come under intense scrutiny of a high-profile seven-member panel which will evaluate the documents till tomorrow evening before a formal announcement on Sunday.

U-17 WC hosting rights highlight of 2013 for Indian football

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:44

Securing the hosting rights of the prestigious 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup was the lone silver lining in an otherwise disappointing and forgettable year gone by for Indian football.

Karim Bencherifa: ‘We didn`t give them enough respect and we paid the price for it’

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 17:41

The Moroccan coach of Mohun Bagan gives his view on his team’s horror show against Dempo SC, vows to get the Mariners out of trouble

U-17 WC as initiative of new era in Indian football: Chhetri

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 19:03

National captain Sunil Chhetri says winning the bid to host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup has heralded a "new era" in Indian football and the onus will now be on all stakeholders to ensure a successful tournament.

`U-17 World Cup best thing to happen to Indian football`

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:41

The youngsters were fast asleep when FIFA voted far away in Brazil that India will host the under-17 World Cup in 2017. For the awestruck Delhi schoolboys it was as good as the country hosting the main World Cup itself and they burst into a loud cheer on hearing the news when they assembled for their customary morning football work-out Friday.

Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 17:20

As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia friday said, the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure.