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The cage is their domain

The last man on any team is perhaps the most important and the goalkeepers in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) have proven just that. The oldest marquee player in the ISL at 44 years, Kerala Blasters FC player-manager David James is rolling back the years as he has led his team time and again. The Blasters finished fourth in ... Read More »

Chennaiyin FC: A squad studded with stars

No squad in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) have the ability to drive fear into the hearts of their opponents quite like Chennaiyin FC’s. Coach Marco Materazzi’sroster accommodates some of the meanest, most talented and prolific players, that the league has seen thus far. The spine of Chennaiyin FC is built around four of the most experienced defenders in ... Read More »

Samba magic in Chennaiyin FC: Bruno Pelissari

Few players have the capacity or perhaps the capability to captivate and silence audiences with a single flick of their boot. Chennaiyin FC’s Bruno Pelissari is one such talent, who has lit up the Hero Indian Super League (ISL)with an array of skills. The dynamic midfielder, who has often acted as a link between midfield and attack, has showcased his ... Read More »

Attack should be the best form of defence for Kerala Blasters

The moment of reckoning has arrived. There are no escape routes any more. Perform or perish is the norm from now on and Kerala Blasters will have to take that seriously. They will not be short of support from the milling crowds that are most certainly expected in Kochi on Saturday. Indeed, to use the much worn out cliché, all ... Read More »

KBFC look to upset Chennaiyin in season’s first semi-final leg

With the frenzy of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League (ISL)campaign now receding, it’s time for the two-legged knockouts, starting with the battle for southern supremacy featuring league table-toppers Chennaiyin FC facing border-rivals Kerala Blasters FC who scraped through in fourth. Chennaiyin became the first team to qualify for the knockout stage of the campaign, losing only twice in their ... Read More »

Hero Indian Super League – Preview to semi finals

56 games. 121 goals. 379 saves. And non-stop action throughout. The inaugural Hero Indian Super League (ISL) season has enthralled crowds across the eight venues and audiences nationwide. As the league heads into the semifinals, let’s have a look back on how the teams have fared in their run to semi finals. FC Goa’s resurgence definitely the key talking point: ... Read More »

Brazilians score highest number of goals in the Hero Indian Super League

Hero Indian Super League - Top Goalscoring Nations

The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) is just a couple of days away from the beginning of its knockout phase. Four semifinal matches will be played before the final at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 20. In the league phase, a whopping 121 goals were scored in 56 games by players of assorted nationalities. Ethiopian international Fikru Teferra ... Read More »

Nita Ambani launches #grassroots football movement

Mrs Nita Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Football Sports Development Ltd., today launched the nationwide ISL Grassroots program in presence of superstar Salman Khan. The Grassroots program aims to reach 5,00,000 children in the first phase. On the occasion Mrs Ambani also announced the Reliance Foundation’s Young Champ initiative – a full-time residential football scholarship in age ground of 10 to 13 years

Football is a life skill. It is wonderful to see India becoming a multi-sport nation. #Grassroots is the soul of ISL. We’ll reach 500,000 children in the first phase: Mrs. Nita Ambani #Grassroots programme will shape NextGen Indian footballers: Mr Salman Khan Reliance Foundation #YoungChamps to shortlist top footballing talent for Residential Scholarships Mumbai, 7th December, 2014: Mrs. Nita Ambani, founder and ... Read More »

FC Pune City’s defensive pit-bull: Kostas Katsouranis

Defensive midfielders are often expected to work their socks off for the team – tackle, hassle, frustrate and irritate their opponents. FC Pune City’s Greek footballer Kostas Katsouranis is one such prominent figure, who boasts the mentioned traits to absolute perfection. The defensive pit-bull has been Pune ‘s stand out performer, whilst being in the thick of the heat and ... Read More »

Crunch match for Delhi and Pune as final moments near

The final stretch is always loaded with imponderables;ask any runner on an athletics track. The situation is largely the same in a league when matches become fewer and the demand for earning points is high. Both FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos face this situation when take each other on in Pune. After the Dudu brace that brought Pune victory ... Read More »

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