Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League
Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League

It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football.

India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia
India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia

Even an Alex Ferguson or Zico will 'struggle' to change the fortunes of the game in India if a proper youth development system will not be in place, football icon Baichung Bhutia said on Thursday.

Baichung Bhutia dedicates AFC honour to struggling Indian players
Baichung Bhutia dedicates AFC honour to struggling Indian players

The only Indian inductee in the Asian Football Federation's Hall of Fame, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Sunday dedicated the rare honour to the country's footballers who continue to "struggle against all odds to prove themselves every single day".

Germany deserved to win 2014 World Cup, feels Baichung

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal for Germany against Argentina to hand the former a World Cup Trophy after 24 years at the Maracana on Sunday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Germany played really well and were the outright champions in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2014: The final will be a Messi vs Mueller contest, says Baichung

The Netherlands blanked sorry Brazil 3-0 to take the third place, whereas, Argentina and Germany will lock horns in the final on Sunday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said the final is a game between Lionel Messi and Thomas Mueller. He also added that Brazil were too dependent on Neymar as the hosts succumbed to their second successive loss.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi is one step away from becoming a legend, says Baichung

In the second semi-final, Argentina edged past Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with Germany.

Brazil missed skipper Silva more than Neymar against Germany, says Baichung

In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said it was a humiliating defeat that would remain as the `black mark` in the history of Brazilian football.

Brazilian fans should control their emotions over Neymar`s injury, says Baichung

Colombia got a warm reception back home and so did the French side. And also Brazil taking on Germany in the semi-final on Wednesday which promises to be an important clash.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung expresses concern for Neymar-less Brazil

Brazil overcame Colombia 2-1 as Neymar was stretchered off. He is going to miss the rest of the tournament. On the other hand, Germany pipped France 1-0 to set up Brazil showdown. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said Neymar`s injury will be a big blow for Brazil. He also lauded James Rodriguez and cited he will win the Golden Boot award. He also praised Manuel Neuer in Germany`s victory.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung wants Hulk, Fred to ease pressure off Neymar

As the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 start today, its battle of the world`s heavyweights who know a win could get them to the last-four. Germany are pitted against France as hosts Brazil face gritty Colombia. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Hulk and Fred need to help Neymar for Brazil. He also added that the flu that hit several German players will be a blow against France.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Heat could be a worrying factor apart from Messi for Switzerland, feels Baichung

In the round of 16, Argentina will face Switzerland in the first tie of the day post which Belgium will be up against a resolute USA. Baichung strongly feels that Switzerland still have a good chance to pull off an upset.

Substitute did the trick for France against Nigeria, feels Baichung

In the round of 16, France overcame resolute Nigeria, whereas, Germany beat Algeria in extra-time. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung said that France forced out a good result. And he also praised German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for his effort. Baichung also favoured Argentina to get a desired result against Switzerland in today`s tie.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung warns Germany, France of `physical game` in Round of 16

In the round of 16, France will be up against Nigeria, whereas, Germany will lock horns with Algeria. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung said that France and Germany will have to face more of a physical challenge in their respective matches.

Robin van Persie`s 'flying' header against Spain is still my favourite goal of this World Cup, says Baichung

In the round of 16, Netherlands will be up against Mexico, whereas, Costa Rica will lock horns with Greece today.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung hails Chile`s game; compares Sanchez to Messi, Ronaldo

Brazil beat Chile in penalty shoot-out, whereas, James Rodriguez`s brace see Colombia blank Uruguay on Saturday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung feels the host nation should have played well as Chile were the better team. He also praised Julio Cesar and James Rodriguez.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil are the favourites to win against Chile, says Baichung

Brazil will lock horns with Chile, whereas, Colombia meet Uruguay on Saturday, as the knock-out stage is set to take off.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Suarez’s suspension is a huge loss for Uruguay, says Baichung

With Brazil take on Chile and Colombia meeting Suarez-less Uruguay on Saturday, the knock-out stage is set to take off. In an exclusive chat with Rishabh Sharma of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung feels Brazil will see the game off against Chile. He also said that the suspension was a bit too much for Luis Suarez and it is a big loss for Uruguay.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung hails `captain Messi`, but says Neymar would win Golden Boot

In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia hailed Messi`s improved game as a skipper but also said that Neymar would win the Golden Boot award.

Google makes voice search compatible with Indian diction

Google Tuesday said it has upgraded the technology under which voice search features become compatible with Indian diction.

FIFA World Cup: Neymar is the favourite to win Golden Boot award, feels Baichung

Brazilian striker Neymar played yet another pivotal role for his side, as Brazil defeated Cameroon 4-1 to top their group and advance into Round of 16.