It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football.
Teams owned by former cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will clash in the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after Atletico Kolkata pipped FC Goa on penalties in the second semi-final on Wednesday.
Kerala Blasters FC survived a tremendous onslaught from hosts Chennaiyin FC to win 4-3 on aggregate in the first semi-final play-off to enter the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Atletico de Kolkata spurned a golden opportunity as they were held to a goalless draw at home by FC Goa in the first leg of their Hero Indian Super League semifinal at the Yuva Bharat Krirangan here on Sunday. ATK were down with injuries to three key players in Arnab Mondal, Biswajit Saha and Fikru Teferra, but the home team had the best chance on the day. Goa too played with a fragile defence.
Comparing Japan's rise in Asian football after the advent of J-League to that of Indian soccer post Indian Super League, Brazilian great and FC Goa head coach Zico on Wednesday said that the 159-ranked nation should make the most of the ongoing tournament.
Nicolas Anelka's opportunistic strike gave Mumbai City FC their second consecutive victory in the Indian Super League (ISL) football, beating Delhi Dynamos 1-0 here Wednesday.
FC Goa manager Zico on Sunday admitted that his team lacks a potent striker, which is the reason for their three defeats in four games in the Indian Super League.
Peter Biaksangzuala, a Mizoram footballer, has passed away after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating scoring a goal in the Mizoram Premier League.
The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world's second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take notice.