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The ‘sleeping giant’ woke up to a new dawn with the ISL putting Indian football on the global map, but the national team continued to paint a grim picture, plummeting to its worst-ever rankings in an eventful year for the sport. File photo
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The ‘sleeping giant’ woke up to a new dawn with the ISL putting Indian football on the global map, but the national team continued to paint a grim picture, plummeting to its worst-ever rankings in an eventful year for the sport. File photo

ISL glitz props Indian football, national team slips in 2014

The national team’s prolonged decline got buried under the intense hype over what turned out to be a fairly successful inaugural Indian Super League »

Subhasish, Rehenesh brilliant under the bar

Foreign coaches opting for Indians in the goal came into prominence when the Indian Super League’s top five goalkeepers wereidentified in the Golden Gloves list. Atletico de Kolkata’s Subhas... »
Former Indian cricketer and co-owner of Atletico de Kolkata Sourav Ganguly and his team pose for a pciture as they celebrate after winning the ISL final in Navi Mumbai.

ISL has given new hope to Indian football

Fans take the names of some Indian footballers in the same breath as those of their high-profile European counterparts. »
Gouramangi Singh. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
Pune, December 25, 2014

Gouramangi Singh is Bharat FC’s latest catch

Defender Gouramangi Singh has been roped in by new I-league team, Bharat FC to firm up its squad for the 2015 season which will kick off next month.Bharat FC, which will compete in its inau... »
In attempting to ease their injury woes, Arsenal is working on a new athletic development centre within their London Colney training base.
LONDON, December 23, 2014

‘Arsenal players spent lengthy spells on sidelines than rivals’

Arsenal and injuries have gone hand in hand over the last decade when the Gunners have had more players spending lengthy spells on the sidelines than many of their Premier League rivals, a study h... »
NAVI MUMBAI, December 21, 2014

ISL: Bete made a save fitting of the cup final: James

David James, former England custodian and a pro in Iceland before coming here, and Antonio Habas, ex-national coach of Bolivia, were managers on opposite sides in the first Indian Super League fin... »
Adam Johnson (right) , ensured Sunderland's visit to Newcastle was a fruitful one with a strike right at the end of contest on Sunday.
LONDON, December 21, 2014

Johnson is Sunderland’s hero

Adam Johnson’s late winner earned Sunderland a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in a frantic Premier League Tyne-Wear derby at St. James Park on Sunday. With a minute remaining, and seco... »
A file photo of Bhaichung Bhutia.
Mumbai, December 21, 2014

ISL will get more youngsters into the game: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia, very proactive in promoting the Indian Super League (ISL), feels that the visibility of the inaugural ISL season and quality of football played over two months should trigger int... »
New Delhi, December 21, 2014

Delhi Dynamos FC awarded ‘Muthoot Group Fair Play Award’

They couldn’t make the final but Delhi Dynamos FC had something to cheer about after they were named winners of the first ‘Muthoot Group Fair Play Award’ at the conclusion of the inaugural Hero In... »
Atletico de Kolkata players celebrate after winning the inaugural Indian Super League, beating Kerala Blasters on Saturday
NAVI MUMBAI, December 21, 2014

Rafique heads Atletico de Kolkata to glory

Mohammed Rafique nodded home the most important goal in the Indian Super League as Atletico de Kolkata won the inaugural edition here on Saturday evening. The injury-time goal from the substitute... »
Mumbai, December 20, 2014

It’s been like a fast car race: Habas

On the eve of the final of the first ISL season to be played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium between Kerala Blasters and Atletico De Kolkata, former England goalkeeper and marquee player-manager of Blas... »
CUP THAT MATTERS: Rival captains Iain Hume (Kerala Blasters) and Luis Garcia (Atletico de Kolkata) pose with the trophy. Photo: Vivek Bendre
December 20, 2014

The final showdown

Antonio Habas is a combative character with a dogged streak in him. Atletico de Kolkata’s approach to winning matches reflects this philosophy. The ability to play within its limitations, imposed... »
FIFA President Sepp Blatter
MARRAKECH, Morocco, December 19, 2014

FIFA will not reopen 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Bla... »

Kolkata it is, after shoot-out

ATK’s task cut out against Goa

FIFA rejects World Cup whistleblowers' complaints

Chennaiyin FC seeks to address twin deficiencies

Atletico and Goa play out goalless draw in first leg

Foreigners lift Indians’ playing level in ISL: Fowler

Three-goal blast from Kerala has Chennaiyin FC stunned

Indian Super League 2014: Indians just behind Brazilians in goal-scorers’ list

Indian Super League 2014: One-touch football is the norm

LONDON, December 23, 2014

Seattle defender Yedlin to join Tottenham

Seattle Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin will join Tottenham Hotspur in January after the United States international was granted a work permit, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.T... »

Martin Skrtel's late intervention spared Liverpool another home defeat.
LONDON, December 22, 2014

Skrtel powers in late equaliser

A stoppage-time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as it drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Inferior for most of... »
Coming on as a second-half substitute, Mohammed Rafique headed himself into the ISL records as the scorer of the title-winning goal in the inaugural edition.
NAVI MUMBAI, December 21, 2014

Just the kind of thing the ISL was looking for

Mohammed Rafique’s experience in the Indian Super League 2014 is the stuff youngsters across the nation dream of. Beating David James under the bar to score the winner in the final for Atletico de... »
Mumbai, December 21, 2014

Constantine poised for a second stint

Stephen Constantine is possibly heading towards a second stint as coach of the Indian football team. The 52-year-old English-Cypriot was in-charge of the national team from 2002 to 2005. And... »
PROLIFIC: Chennayin FC's mercurial player Elano Blumer poses with his reward for being the highest scorer in the ISL.
NAVI MUMBAI, December 21, 2014

Elano gets the Golden Boot

Chennaiyin FC’s Elano Blumer and FC Goa’s goalkeeper Jan Seda (FC Goa) topped the list for Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards respectively as the inaugural Indian Super League concluded here on S... »
Mumbai, December 21, 2014

Atletico de Kolkata to broaden its grassroots programme

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) has broadened its grassroots programme in association with Spanish club Atletico de Madrid. Training in MadridThe two clu... »
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel. File Photo
Mumbai, December 20, 2014

We are bidding for Club World Cup: AIFF president

India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country’s football scene would soon develop “qu... »
Arnab Mondal.
MUMBAI, December 20, 2014

Indians on the move

Four Indians stand out for their utility and enterprise and can be banked upon to make a difference in Saturday’s final.Arnab Mondal has become a vital link in the Atletico de Kolkata defen... »
Ashley Westwood.
NEW DELHI, December 20, 2014

Ashley Westwood set to be appointed coach on Sunday

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has identified Ashley Westwood as the man to take the men’s national team forward. The current Bengaluru FC manager’s appointment is expected to be a... »
NO REGRETS: Zico (left), chief coach of Goa FC, despite the pain of defeat to Atletico de Kolkata in the semifinal, looks back at the four-month stint in a positive way. File photo
MARGAO, December 19, 2014

It was a pleasure coaching FC Goa: Zico

: Football remains the “beautiful game” for chief coach Zico, looking back at his team, FC Goa, losing the second-leg semifinal on penalty-kicks 2-4 in the Indian Super League. “It is a beautiful g... »

ISL semi-final records 1.1 million online views

Pearson sends Blasters through

French star Thierry Henry retires

Westwood early favourite for National coach’s job

The need to play on

Injury-scarred ATK meets in-form FC Goa

ISL final ticket sales

Kerala Blasters seek home advantage against Chennaiyin FC

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