With the U-17 football world cup fast approaching, there’s a different buzz in the daily sports talk with people now taking a keen interest in the game and India’s long association with it. 278 more words
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The Indian Super League will feature two new teams this season with Tata owned Jamshedpur and JSW owned Bangalore being the new additions to the competition. 368 more words
The veteran Indian goalkeeper and Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul aka “Spiderman” has failed dope test conducted by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), to this effect, has received a written communication from the watchdog informing them of the 30 year-old’s sample ‘A’ test results, though it has been reported that the exact substance in question has not been revealed. 60 more words
It’s a frighteningly unfamiliar territory for Indian football. A couple of years ago, the national team had touched its worst-ever ranking of 173. Yet, it was a position they were familiar with and the federation as well as the players knew their way out. 809 more words
One of the biggest news this year was FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup. Gianni Infantino, the president of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) proposed the plan and on 10th January 2017, FIFA announced that with unanimous voting they have come up with the decision to approve Gianni Infantino’s plan of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026. 300 more words