Focus on grassroots to develop Indian football: Shabbir Ali

Former football captain Shabbir Ali feels the key to raising the game`s profile in India and making the national team an Asian force lies in spreading it to the untapped areas of the country.

Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to tour India

German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will be touring India May 12-18 and will visit Aizawl, Kolkata and Goa as part of a season-ending tour.

Football catches the fancy of youth in Mizoram after Santosh Trophy triumph

After winning the Santosh Cup this year, youth in Mizoram are keen to make a career in football.

Mizoram`s Santosh Trophy triumph a big push for northeast football

Mizoram winning the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy underscores the phenomenal growth of the sport in the northeastern states. The region is fast becoming the new nursery of Indian football.

Mizoram thrash Railways 3-0 to win Santosh Trophy

Mizoram today blanked Railways 3-0 in a one-sided final of the 68th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy here today.

Mizoram, Railways aim to bag elusive crown

Railways will try to break their 48-year old jinx while Mizoram will look to become first-time lucky when the two sides cross swords in a high voltage title clash of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy here tomorrow.

Mizoram play Tamil Nadu, Railways face Maha in Santosh Trophy

High flying Mizoram will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu and a buoyant Railways face Maharashtra in the two semifinals of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here on Friday.

Punjab qualify for Santosh Trophy

Punjab on Tuesday booked a berth in the main round of the Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy after thrashing Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in their final North Zone qualifying round match here.

Uttarakhand qualify for Santosh Trophy final round

Uttarakhand on Monday defeated Chandigarh by a solitary goal to earn a ticket into the final round of the Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy to be played in Siliguri later this month.

Punjab inch closer to book a Santosh Trophy main round berth

Last year`s semifinalists Punjab inched closer to clinching a berth in the Senior National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy after defeating Jammu and Kashmir by a solitary goal here on Sunday.

Gujarat hold Madhya Pradesh to 2-2 draw in Santosh Trophy

Gujarat survived anxious encounter in the dying minutes to hold Madhya Pradesh to 2-2 draw in the qualifying round match of the Santosh Trophy (West Zone) played at Tilak Stadium, Vasco, here Saturday.

Sikkim to host East Zone round of Santosh Trophy

Sikkim Football Association is hosting East Zone round of the 68th edition of National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy for the first time from January 26 to January 31 here at Paljor Stadium.

AIFF lifts life ban on UP footballer Naseem Akhtar

The All India Football Federation on Tuesday lifted the life ban imposed on Uttar Pradesh Santosh Trophy captain Naseem Akhtar who was handed the punishment by his state association for asking better facilities for his team members.

Santosh Trophy to be held in two phases, Federation Cup in Kerala

The next Santosh Trophy national football championship will be played in two phases - zonals and final -- while the Federation Cup will be held in Kerala from January 1-12, it was decided by the AIFF`s Tournament Committee here today.

Services retain Santosh Trophy title

Services on Sunday defended their Santosh Trophy title after they defeated the hosts Kerala 4-3 in penalty shootout in the summit clash of the 67th edition of the National Football Championships.

Kerala-Services clash in the Santosh Trophy final

Services will take on hosts Kerala in a mouthwatering summit clash of the Santosh Trophy for the National Football Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.

Delhi team for Santosh Trophy named

Mid-fielder Monu Chaudhary will lead Delhi state football team in the pre-quarterfinal league matches of 67th Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy scheduled to be held in Kochi from February 15.

Mariano appointed head coach for Churchill Brothers

Mariano Dias has signed for Churchill Brothers as head coach for the upcoming season in place of Carlos Pareira.

Services beat Tamil Nadu to emerge Santosh Trophy champions

Services won the 66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy beating Tamil Nadu 3-2 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

Services scrape past Kerala to enter Santosh Trophy final

Services scored once in each half as they beat Kerala 2-1 at the Barabati Stadium here Friday to advance to the final of the 66th Santosh Trophy. They await the winner between Manipur and Tamil Nadu to see who they will face Monday.