India need to play against top teams to improve football standards: Nicolas Anelka
India need to play against top teams to improve football standards: Nicolas Anelka

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC's marquee player-cum-manager, former French international Nicolas Anelka, believes the Indian team must play against top footballing nations to improve its standard and evaluate its position.

Just training with Nicolas Anelka will improve Mumbai squad: Sunil Chhetri
Just training with Nicolas Anelka will improve Mumbai squad: Sunil Chhetri

Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC footballer Sunil Chhetri says training with coach-cum-marquee player Nicolas Anelka would improve not just him but the entire squad.

Sunil Chhetri's presence will be a big plus for us: Nicolas Anelka
Sunil Chhetri's presence will be a big plus for us: Nicolas Anelka

He has never seen Sunil Chhetri in action but Mumbai City FC's star player-cum-manager Nicolas Anelka is confident that the Indian national team captain will prove to be a "big plus" for the team.

ISL 2015: A new 'holy trinity' at Mumbai City FC?
ISL 2015: A new 'holy trinity' at Mumbai City FC?

In the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League in 2014, Mumbai City FC failed to make an impact.

ISL incurred loss in inaugural year: AIFF General Secretary​
ISL incurred loss in inaugural year: AIFF General Secretary​

Indian Super League might have been launched with enthusiastic reception from the fans last year but it incurred a loss of more than Rs 100 crore in its inaugural edition with each of the eight franchises losing Rs 35 crore, the All India Football Federation said on Monday.

ISL: Nicolas Anelka returns to Mumbai as player-manager
ISL: Nicolas Anelka returns to Mumbai as player-manager

Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will return to Mumbai City FC as the team`s marquee player-manager for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced on Friday.

ISL: Nicolas Anelka retained as Mumbai City FC's marquee player
ISL: Nicolas Anelka retained as Mumbai City FC's marquee player

Mumbai City FC on Tuesday announced the resigning of prolific French striker Nicolas Anelka as their marquee player for the second season of Indian Super League (ISL) football.

Nicolas Anelka `too old` to join Algerian club
Nicolas Anelka `too old` to join Algerian club

Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka was on Monday refused permission to join an Algerian club on the grounds that he was too old.

Controversial sporting celebrations and gestures over the years

As Pakistan edged out India in a hard-fought semi-final of the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, some of the Pakistani players allowed emotions to get the better of them as they engaged in over the top celebrations.

ISL: Even Einstein can't figure out our semis hopes, says Mumbai coach
ISL: Even Einstein can't figure out our semis hopes, says Mumbai coach

With the chances of his team qualifying for the semi-finals looking extremely bleak, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid on Saturday said even Einstein would have a problem figuring out how his team will make it to the play-offs.

ISL: Mumbai City FC aim for win against Chennaiyin FC
ISL: Mumbai City FC aim for win against Chennaiyin FC

 Mumbai City FC will aim for three points at home when they take on Chennaiyin FC in the 10th round of the Hero Indian Super League at the D.Y. Patil stadium here Sunday.

ISL: Mumbai City FC gears up for Chennaiyin FC challenge
ISL: Mumbai City FC gears up for Chennaiyin FC challenge

After three consecutive goal-less draws, Mumbai City FC face a tough task in their search for a win as they take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in a Hero Indian Super League match here on Sunday.

ISL: We will try everything to qualify, says Goa's Youness Bengelloun
ISL: We will try everything to qualify, says Goa's Youness Bengelloun

Youness Bengelloun is confident his struggling Indian Super League side FC Goa can still make it to the knockout stage of the competition despite languishing in the bottom half of the league table going into their crucial match against hosts Mumbai City FC here.

ISL: Nicolas Anelka fires again as Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0
ISL: Nicolas Anelka fires again as Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0

 In-form Nicolas Anelka scored his second goal of the tournament to help Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in a keenly-contested match of the Hero Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.

ISL: Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos - Preview
ISL: Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos - Preview

Having returned to winning ways, Mumbai City FC would look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with the consistent Delhi Dynamos in an Indian Super League match at the DY Patil Stadium here today.

Our priority was to keep it tight at the back: Peter Reid
Our priority was to keep it tight at the back: Peter Reid

He sounded critical of his team's poor defending following a crushing defeat a few days back, but Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said he was delighted with his back four's performance in their Indian Super League match against Kerala Blasters.

ISL: Nicolas Anelka strike helps Mumbai edge past Kerala
ISL: Nicolas Anelka strike helps Mumbai edge past Kerala

A stunning goal from Nicolas Anelka helped Mumbai City FC to pip Kerala Blasters 1-0, in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the D.Y. Patil stadium, here on Sunday.

ISL: Peter Reid wants Mumbai defence to hold up against Kerala
ISL: Peter Reid wants Mumbai defence to hold up against Kerala

Sounding critical of Mumbai City FC defense in the previous game that they lost 1-5 to Chennayin FC, head coach Peter Reid wanted his team to not concede easy goals when they take on Kerala Blasters here tomorrow.

Nicolas Anelka makes nightmarish comeback in India
Nicolas Anelka makes nightmarish comeback in India

Controversial French striker Nicolas Anelka suffered a heavy defeat in India after his return to action Tuesday following a five-match ban for an anti-semitic gesture known as a "quenelle".

Domenech blasts Mourinho, Ribery, Anelka in new book
Domenech blasts Mourinho, Ribery, Anelka in new book

Controversial former France coach Raymond Domenech blasts Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and former France internationals Franck Ribery and Nicolas Anelka in his new book, due out on Wednesday.