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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...

Kolkata and its passion for Latino football

Calcutta, once the administrative capital, the mercantile and industrial heart of the British Empire, learnt football from the British, but traditionally are passionate fans of Brazil. Historical factors explain why in Calcutta (now Kolkata), there is this frenzied following...
I-League 2015-16

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...
ISL Owners

In Indian Super League’s Scheme Football Takes a Backseat

Reading through a report on IBNLive.com I could not help wondering that to what extent the IPL has damaged the concept of sports in the Indian psyche. It was amusing in part to listen to the 'wonderful' plans of Mr....
English Premier League Preview

Fantasy Informer – Fantasy Premier League Tips, News And More

You probably have been thinking about playing fantasy premier league but you have not yet taken a dive into it. Your friends have asked you about it and you have in turn given it a thought but so far,...

Question mark remains over the present status of Nehru Cup

As 2012 is marking the platinum jubilee year of AIFF, it was expected that there would be some footballing powerhouse participating in this edition of Nehru cup. Previously, it was expected that Cameroon, Kenya, Syria and Maldives were going...

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...

Prathamesh Maulingkar : A slow but steady rise

During the 2010-11 season, Nishant Ramela, a good friend of mine and Indian youth football follower described an unknown AIFF XI (now Pailan Arrows) player as very tall, well built and referred by other players as ‘Bush’. However, in...

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...