AIFF has to play bigger role to improve football in India: Sourav Ganguly
AIFF has to play bigger role to improve football in India: Sourav Ganguly

Expressing disappointment at the falling standard of Indian football, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the AIFF must take a cue from BCCI on developing the game in the country.

Indian football pitches not fit for World Cup matches: Official
Indian football pitches not fit for World Cup matches: Official

India does not have a single football pitch good enough to host a FIFA World Cup match, a senior FIFA official said on Monday.

Former Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa joins ISL team
Former Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa joins ISL team

Former Portugal and Barcelona winger Simao Sabrosa has signed up as NorthEast United`s marquee player for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the team said on Thursday.

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.

AIFF launches I-League mobile app
AIFF launches I-League mobile app

 In an attempt to attract the youth, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Friday unveiled its I-league app here.

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.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University
Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

Stephen Constantine, Ricki Herbert short-listed for football coach's job
Stephen Constantine, Ricki Herbert short-listed for football coach's job

 Two men who possess experience of having coached in India as well as at the international level, Englishman Stephen Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert, have been short-listed to take over from Dutchman Wim Koevermans as the new coach of the national football team.

Tendulkar, Ganguly voice support for football
Tendulkar, Ganguly voice support for football

Indian football on Saturday got another dose of encouragement from cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, who said they were all for the growth of the sport in which the country has been struggling to make a mark for years.

We must at least become the champions of Asia: Praful Patel
We must at least become the champions of Asia: Praful Patel

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Wednesday said the focus is now on helping the country improve its world rankings and win at least the Asian Championship.

Indian football ranking to be above 100 in 7 years: John Abraham
Indian football ranking to be above 100 in 7 years: John Abraham

Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC co-owner John Abraham on Sunday expressed optimism that the country's ranking in international football would go up to "double digit" from the current 159th position in the next seven years.

Zico impressed with some Indians in ISL, wants to see more
Zico impressed with some Indians in ISL, wants to see more

Foreigners are doing the bulk of scoring in the Indian Super League but according to Brazilian legend and F C Goa coach Zico, that does not make them better than their Indian counterparts, few of whom have left him quite impressed.

More Indians should play in first eleven in ISL: Zico
More Indians should play in first eleven in ISL: Zico

Brazilian legend and FC Goa head coach Zico on Friday said that more Indians should have been allowed in the playing eleven than the five permissible currently in the Indian Super League, saying that it would have given more exposure to the domestic players.

ISL can take Indian football forward: Trevor Morgan
ISL can take Indian football forward: Trevor Morgan

The new-found professionalism, thanks to the Indian Super League can really take the Indian football forward, Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan said on Saturday.

Mohammedan Sporting decides to shut shop after going bankrupt
Mohammedan Sporting decides to shut shop after going bankrupt

One of Indian football's oldest clubs Mohammedan Sporting has decided to shut down operations due to bankruptcy.

Indian women U-16 football team face tough Iran test
Indian women U-16 football team face tough Iran test

An acid test awaits India as they prepare to take on a strong Iran team in the their opening game of 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship China Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Friday.

ISL will strengthen football at grassroot level: Mamata  Banerjee
ISL will strengthen football at grassroot level: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the Indian Super League will strengthen football at the grass-root level and give Indian players international exposure.

Soccer-watching crowd changes with glamorous ISL
Soccer-watching crowd changes with glamorous ISL

As Indian football took a new turn with the beginning of Indian Super League, the crowd profile at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan stadium also changed with a cricket-like craze clearly visible.

Complete guide to the Indian Super League 2014

Here is our indispensable guide to the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League.

Indian Super League brings glamour, scepticism
Indian Super League brings glamour, scepticism

With Bollywood stars, cricketing greats and a slick marketing campaign, India`s new football league is gunning to become the next big thing in sport.