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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian football team's friendly international against Palestine, which was scheduled for October 9, has been cancelled as the south east Asian nation has already committed its availability to the Pakistan Football Federation in the same window.
Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.
Portuguese Footballer Pedro Miguel Pauleta feels tournaments like Indian Super League (ISL), which involves international players, will benefit the current crop of Indian Football players and will also boost the younger generations to take up the sport.