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How far are I-League clubs from fulfilling AFC criteria ? – An Analysis

AFC and AIFF have introduced Club Licensing Criterias for Indian Football clubs to make them more professional. After introducing the criteria AFC have sent an expert panel to judge the current scenario and the execution of the AFC guidelines...
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Football League In Nepal Starts In Questionable Conditions

After 20 years, the wait is finally over. It is official. The much hyped, talked about Nepal National League Football tournament got underway in Kathmandu recently. The highly anticipated competition, after having pushed back to a later date numerous...

Shillong Lajong Leave A Marvellous Legacy Behind As They Bow Out Of The I-League

Though North East had produced some of finest footballers for India including the likes of Baichung Bhutia, Rennedy Singh, Gourmangi Singh etc the region lacked a proper football club in the top division until Shillong Lajong who...
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Brazil’s Protest Against World Cup – Striving for Positive Changes

This is second of two part article on the protest in Brazil against the World Cup. The articles has been written by Duncan Crawley. The details of the author can be found at the end of the article. Click here to...

Bencherifa is Wenger of Indian football

For Salgaocar the long wait is over.  After 14 years they lifted the Federation Cup, at the same venue — the Salt Lake Stadium — and against East Bengal, the opponents they beat in 1997. Only the score line...

Capello’s relationship with English FA was a loveless marriage

Capello’s existence as England coach appeared to be a joyless one. The Italian’s resignation is not really shocking as the relationship between Capello and the FA was “a loveless marriage” which they were locked into by his lucrative contract (£6 million a year) since the dismal failure in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It was expected that the FA would sack Capello after the World Cup. However they procrastinated and allowed him to continue till the end of Euro 2012.
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Traveling Fans from Mohun Bagan humiliated in Goa

Talking about fans in Indian football, esp., in the I-League, is a tough business. However, even with all its mediocrity, some clubs do have the great fortune of getting some attendance from time to time. But away fans? Well...ummm...sometimes we...

5 Important late Goals by Sunil Chhetri

India defeated Myanmar 1-0 courtesy of a 90th minute goal from Sunil Chhetri. The win took us to 100 in the FIFA rankings which is our highest in 2 decades. The winner against Myanmar wasn't the first time captain...
Steven Gerrard leaving Liverpool

Steven Gerrard – Mr. Liverpool, My Hero

29th November 1998, a scrawny Scouser with the haircut of a 6th grader was called upon by then Liverpool manager Gerrard Houlier to replace right-back Vegard Heggem for the final few minutes. The lanky Scouser who wore kit number...
Nepal Football

Nepal Football 2014 – More disappointments than successes

As always, football, the most popular and followed sport in the world dominated sporting headlines globally in 2014. The spectacular championship performance capped by Germany at the World Cup held in Brazil was the year’s biggest storyline. On the other hand,...