Tuesday, November 13, 2018

“Wherever an environment for Women’s Football doesn’t exist, we must create one”

Earlier in July this year, FC Goa became the second Indian Super League (ISL) side to launch a women's team after FC Pune City. Before that, the club had been widely involved in developing the sport across both genders...

Power position: Niraj Kumar and India’s recent history of gifted goalkeepers

If one had followed the AFC U16 Championship closely, one would have witnessed a young kid flying left and right between the sticks. That young kid, Niraj Kumar, was India's standout performer over the course of the tournament. Niraj was...

AFC U16 C’ships: A commendable journey comes to an end as India lose in QF

In a heartbreaking loss, the Indian U16 Football team ended their AFC U16 Championships campaign with a 1-0 loss vs Korea Republic. A date with destiny beckoned the Indian U16 football team. The Boys in Blue headed out onto the...

After SAFF Cup disappointment, it’s make or break time for Indian football

When India faced Maldives in the SAFF Cup final last Saturday, a worrying trend came to light. The youthful Blue Tigers were playing well enough to take the ball into the final third of the pitch. But once there, they just couldn't...

Life and times of Ngangom Bala Devi, Captain – Indian Women’s Football team

More people are talking about Indian football than a few years ago. India has hosted an Under-17 FIFA World Cup, has a “glamorous” top-tier league (or two), the number of players earning a decent wage is on the rise and sports...

First ever night football meet organised by Srinagar schools

Football in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has seen a phenomenal amount of growth in the recent past with the addition of many State Football Academies (SFAs) in the Valley. Now, to further increase paticipation, especially among younger,...

Indian Football – a success story in its embryonic stage

The first time an Indian football team played against Argentina was back in 1984 during the third edition of the prestigious Nehru Cup. A solitary goal from Ricardo Gareca sealed the tie for the South American giants. Cut to 2018,...

31 things you missed while your eyes were glued to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

31 days of high-quality football, breath-taking moments, emotions flowing out, controversies here and there, the hangover of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is still not over. After all, it’s the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth. But besides that, numerous...

Indian Super League marred by ‘Conflict of Interest’. Or is it?

Things were moving at the right pace. New contracts with lesser complications were coming in, the tournament had got an Asian Football Confederation accreditation, and Kolkata’s legacy clubs were toiling hard to be part of the roster. And then, the...

Former Mohun Bagan footballer arrested for smuggling cannabis

Yesterday, the Kolkata Police arrested former West Bengal captain Amzad Ali Khan on allegations of illegal smuggling of cannabis. According to reports, Khan was arrested along with three of his associates named Harpreet Singh, Balbinder Singh and Amit Roy by a...