`Cricket reason behind football`s lack of growth`

Former Wales international and Liverpool legend, Ian Rush believes that cricket`s popularity has played a major part in preventing the growth of football in India.

Bhutia to call time on intl career today

Former India captain Baichung Bhutia is set to announce his international retirement on Wednesday bringing to an end an illustrious 16-year career.

Bhutia set to take call on retirement in 2-3 days

Seemingly frustrated with a
recurring calf muscle injury, veteran India striker Bhaichung
Bhutia will take a call on whether to extend his international
career or hang up his boots in the next couple of days.

Indian team to leave for West Indies tomorrow

The Indian football team will leave for the West Indies tour on Saturday morning with a stopover in riot-hit London where the Indian High Commission will make arrangements for their security.

India take on Maldives in test of strength for WC

A new-look Indian football team will test their strength in Armando Colaco`s first match as coach when they take on Maldives on Sunday in an international friendly ahead of their World Cup qualifiers.

`Want to make players understand style of play`

Indian football coach Armando Colaco is hoping that the practice matches help his players gel and understand the style of play he wants to enforce.

Fan-based clubs may not follow JCT`s way: Experts

Clubs with huge fan base, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, may not follow JCT`s way but the folding up of northern India`s talent hub is a warning sign to Indian football, feel the experts.

Colaco wants salary cap for footballers

Indian football coach Armando Colaco said that there should be salary cap for players as smaller clubs are at a disadvantage in the transfer market.

Make clubs commercial entity or it will go JCT way

Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels that more and more clubs will go the Mahindra United and JCT way.

Picking youngsters the right step: Gawli

Mahesh Gawli was one of the few senior players who escaped coach Armando Colaco`s axe but the veteran defender feels that infusing young blood was the right way to go in the current scenario of Indian football.

I have to make a start with young players: Colaco

Newly-appointed Indian football coach Armando Colaco has defended his decision to show the door to senior players.

Rain affects training of India U-23 football team

The India U-23 football team preparing for Olympic qualifiers haven`t got sufficient time to practice due to incessant rains.

India`s football structure needs total revamp: Nassiri

India`s football structure needs a total revamp for the sport to flourish and prosper, said former Iranian striker Jamshed Nassiri.

Rudi Krol eager to coach Indian football team

Former Dutch captain Rudi Krol, a veteran of two World Cup finals, is eager to coach the Indian football team

Bhutia blames referees for `killing the game in India`

Bhutia said that frequent stopping of the game by the referees rob the spectators of the excitement

Indian football stalwarts of 1960 Olympics insulted

The members of 1960 Olympics football team were insulted on Wednesday at a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi.

Bin Hammam to chair Ad-hoc Committee on Indian Football

The Ad-hoc Committee for Professionalising Indian Football will take stock of the progress of the game in the country in a meeting under the chairmanship of AFC chief Mohamed bin Hammam.

Solve the `zero infrastructure` problem first: Houghton

India will remain a football laggard until the "zero infrastructure" problem is addressed by the authorities, according to National coach Bob Houghton.

AIFF to bring top European clubs for a tournament next year

All India Football Federation
is planning to bring top European clubs, including Barcelona,
Chelsea and Manchester United, for an eight-team tournament in
July next year.

AFC chief Hammam asks AIFF to act tough against clubs

Concerned at Indian football`s
little progress in the recent years, AFC chief Mohammed bin
Hammam on Monday asked the AIFF to take tough decisions against clubs resisting professionalisation of the game in the
country.