India football coach Stephen Constantine names 34 probables for preparatory camp ahead of AFC Asian Cup - Times Now

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:15:43 GMT)

India football coach Stephen Constantine names 34 probables for preparatory camp ahead of AFC Asian Cup  Times Now

New Delhi: As many as 18 under-23 players figured in the list of 34 probables named by India football coach Stephen Constantine for the preparatory camp ...

Sunil Chhetri feels playing top Asian sides key for India - Hindustan Times

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:01:00 GMT)

Sunil Chhetri feels playing top Asian sides key for India  Hindustan Times

India must have regular competition against the continent's top sides if they are to have any hope of taking their game to another level, captain Sunil Chhetri has ...

Football: Bengaluru FC maintain winning run with 1-0 win over ATK in Indian Super League - Scroll.in

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:16:24 GMT)

Football: Bengaluru FC maintain winning run with 1-0 win over ATK in Indian Super League  Scroll.in

Coming off back-to-back draws, Bengaluru FC returned to winning ways in the Hero Indian Super League with a solitary goal victory against ATK at the Sree ...

Inter welcome rejected Juventus CEO Marotta - Times of India

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:03 GMT)

Inter welcome rejected Juventus CEO Marotta  Times of India

Football News: Serie A giants Inter Milan on Thursday announced former Juventus supremo Giuseppe Marotta as their new Chief Executive Officer Sport.

Indian Football: Praful Patel files nomination for FIFA Council - Goal.com

(Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:02:00 GMT)

Indian Football: Praful Patel files nomination for FIFA Council  Goal.com

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel has filed his nomination for one of the six Asian Football Confederation (AFC) spots in the FIFA ...

India need to face top sides regularly: Chhetri - The New Paper

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:00:00 GMT)

India need to face top sides regularly: Chhetri  The New Paper

India must have regular competition against the continent's best if they are to have any hope of taking their game to another level, captain Sunil Chhetri said ...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: India announce 34-man preliminary list for continental championship - FOX Sports Asia

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:41:25 GMT)

AFC Asian Cup 2019: India announce 34-man preliminary list for continental championship  FOX Sports Asia

India national team head coach Stephen Constantine has named a 34-man probables list for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 scheduled to kickoff in the United Arab ...

Pochettino comfortable with speculation over future - Times of India

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:11:49 GMT)

Pochettino comfortable with speculation over future  Times of India

Football News: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday he will never get bored of stories linking him to other clubs because it means he is doing ...

'Majority' of football federations back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino - Daily News & Analysis

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:40:40 GMT)

'Majority' of football federations back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino  Daily News & Analysis

A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino ...

Sunil Chhetri's plea to Indian fans marked as Golden Tweet by Twitter India - India Today

(Thu, 06 Dec 2018 07:15:00 GMT)

Sunil Chhetri's plea to Indian fans marked as Golden Tweet by Twitter India  India Today

Sunil Chhetri's video on Twitter, asking fans to come out, support and watch the Indian national football team play in the stadium, was the most retweeted in India ...

Indian Football Team: Friendly with Jordan cancelled - Goal.com

(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian Football Team: Friendly with Jordan cancelled  Goal.com

India could only assemble in Amman with less than 24 hours to kickoff and the team management deemed it impossible to go through with the game...

Football: Beautiful game and the India connect... - Mumbai Mirror

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football: Beautiful game and the India connect...  Mumbai Mirror

Indian migrant workers, who first brought football to Qatar, are providing labour to build stadiums there for 2022 WC, says Anthony Harwood.

Be patient with football in India: Matthaus - The Hindu

(Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Be patient with football in India: Matthaus  The Hindu

'Without good teammates, you cannot win the Ballon d'Or like Modric did'

Football at HotFut Sports: Ensuring a Sporting Experience in India like Never Before - KreedOn

(Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:50:00 GMT)

Football at HotFut Sports: Ensuring a Sporting Experience in India like Never Before  KreedOn

HotFut Sports combines state of the art infrastructure, fine-tuned technical & management systems, and talented people in an economically viable business ...

Bundesliga ties up with IMG Reliance to help develop Indian Football - Economic Times

(Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Bundesliga ties up with IMG Reliance to help develop Indian Football  Economic Times

Both the Bundesliga and IMG Reliance will work in conjunction to conceptualise and execute a joint long-term strategy across all levels throughout India,” said ...

German football legend Matthus on India tour from Tuesday - Times of India

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:19:32 GMT)

German football legend Matthus on India tour from Tuesday  Times of India

Football News: Germany's World Cup winning skipper Lothar Matthus is on a three-day promotional visit to the country beginning Tuesday and will also attend a ...

As 2018 Ends, Google Makes Public Its Indian Search Trends: The Surprise Is ‘Football’ Seemed The Most Interesting - Swarajya

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:56:00 GMT)

As 2018 Ends, Google Makes Public Its Indian Search Trends: The Surprise Is ‘Football’ Seemed The Most Interesting  Swarajya

2018 is coming to an end, and like every year, Google has released the annual trends data. In 2018, sport-related queries have replaced entertainment as ...

Football: India to play international friendly against Oman as part of AFC Asian Cup preparation - Scroll.in

(Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football: India to play international friendly against Oman as part of AFC Asian Cup preparation  Scroll.in

National Coach Stephen Constantine said that Oman will be similar to Bahrain and UAE, both of whom India will be facing in the group stage of AFC Asian Cup.

India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup Highlights: India Knocked Out, Lose To Netherlands In Quar.. - NDTV Sports

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:31:00 GMT)

India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup Highlights: India Knocked Out, Lose To Netherlands In Quar..  NDTV Sports

Hockey World Cup 2018 Highlights, India vs Netherlands Hockey Match: Netherlands defeated India 2-1 to enter the semifinals of Hockey World Cup.

Youth, better coaching, transparency: What Indian football can learn from Bundesliga - ESPN

(Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Youth, better coaching, transparency: What Indian football can learn from Bundesliga  ESPN

From an overhaul of the youth system to the 50+1 ownership rule, Indian football would do well to follow in the footsteps of the German league.

India’s TV Sports Viewership Reaches New Heights in 2018, Football Records Dramatic Rise - KreedOn

(Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:54:00 GMT)

India’s TV Sports Viewership Reaches New Heights in 2018, Football Records Dramatic Rise  KreedOn

Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), A data collection firm, revealed after a research that Sports viewership on TV in India has soared to 46 billion ...

Sunil Chhetri's appeal for supporting Indian football team most retweeted in 2018: Twitter India - Moneycontrol.com

(Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Sunil Chhetri's appeal for supporting Indian football team most retweeted in 2018: Twitter India  Moneycontrol.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most talked about Indian account on Twitter, followed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit ...

Indian Football Team's preparation for AFC Asian Cup 2019 - Sportskeeda

(Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian Football Team's preparation for AFC Asian Cup 2019  Sportskeeda

After a span of seven long years the Indian Football team is finally going to participate in the AFC Asian Cup where they have been scheduled alongside hosts ...

AFC Asian Cup: Recounting India's 2011 trip with Renedy Singh (420 Grams Season 1 Ep. 2) - NewsClick

(Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:23:32 GMT)

AFC Asian Cup: Recounting India's 2011 trip with Renedy Singh (420 Grams Season 1 Ep. 2)  NewsClick

420 Grams' Arjun Pandit and Siddhanth Aney are joined in studio by former India football captain Renedy Singh to begin our buildup to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup ...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: India announce 34-man probable squad; Rahul Bheke, Michael Soosairaj miss out - Sportskeeda

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:55:49 GMT)

AFC Asian Cup 2019: India announce 34-man probable squad; Rahul Bheke, Michael Soosairaj miss out  Sportskeeda

A 34-man probable squad for India's campaign in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup and the double friendly against Oman and Syria has been announced. Sportskeeda ...

Priya Prakash Varrier, Priyanka Chopra, Sapna Choudhary among 2018’s most Googled personalities - Livemint

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:49:58 GMT)

Priya Prakash Varrier, Priyanka Chopra, Sapna Choudhary among 2018’s most Googled personalities  Livemint

Interestingly, football topped cricket in the overall Google search listing, with queries around FIFA World Cup surpassing those around the cricketing action ...

Exclusive: Interview With India Football Coach Stephen Constantine - NewsClick

(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Exclusive: Interview With India Football Coach Stephen Constantine  NewsClick

Englishman Stephen Constantine is in year four of his second stint as head coach of Indian football team.

Jordan vs India: Crucial Football Friendly; Sunil Chhetri Out With Injury Ahead of 2019 Asian Cup - NewsClick

(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Jordan vs India: Crucial Football Friendly; Sunil Chhetri Out With Injury Ahead of 2019 Asian Cup  NewsClick

Arjun Pandit joins Newsclick's Siddhanth Aney in a discussion on Indian football team's crucial (build-up for 2019 Asian Cup) friendly match against Jordan in ...

AFC Asian Cup 2019: The Indian-origin XI that could have represented India - Sportskeeda

(Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:15:15 GMT)

AFC Asian Cup 2019: The Indian-origin XI that could have represented India  Sportskeeda

These Indian-origin players could have represented India in Asian Cup had the government relaxed its citizenship norms.

German club to tap soccer talent in India - Telegraph India

(Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:40:00 GMT)

German club to tap soccer talent in India  Telegraph India

Eintracht Frankfurt duo in hills to scout for 20 players who would be taken to Germany for training in spring next year.

Football: India women's team enters Olympic qualifiers 2nd round for first time - THE WEEK

(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football: India women's team enters Olympic qualifiers 2nd round for first time  THE WEEK

Despite their 1-2 loss against Myanmar, India women's team advanced to the 2nd round. Football. India women's team. India. Olympic qualifiers. second round.

Atletico Madrid return to India with Tata Football Academy partnership - Goal.com

(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Atletico Madrid return to India with Tata Football Academy partnership  Goal.com

The Spanish club has entered into a partnership with the Jamshedpur-based academy which will now be renamed as Atletico Tata Football Academia...

Sunil Chhetri: An Indian Football Story (420 Grams Season 1, Ep. 1) - NewsClick

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Sunil Chhetri: An Indian Football Story (420 Grams Season 1, Ep. 1)  NewsClick

Newsclick Team chronicles the evolution of Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri in the game with anecdotes from footballers Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy ...

Lothar Matthaus interview: Football fans won't accept creation of European Super League - Firstpost

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:27:57 GMT)

Lothar Matthaus interview: Football fans won't accept creation of European Super League  Firstpost

German Football Legend Lothar Matthaus opens up on Germany's FIFA World Cup debacle, changing dynamics of modern-day football and spirit of the ...

Indian Super League: ISL has set Roadmap for Growth of Indian Football - Sportskeeda

(Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:45:11 GMT)

Indian Super League: ISL has set Roadmap for Growth of Indian Football  Sportskeeda

The dwindling viewership numbers can be ignored for the future returns the league promises.

The story of Bengaluru FC – The Revolutionaries of Indian football - Football Paradise

(Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

The story of Bengaluru FC – The Revolutionaries of Indian football  Football Paradise

In Bengaluru FC, India have found a club who have set themselves a target of transforming Indian football from the roots. Art by Fabrizio Birimbelli The ...

Bhangra at the Border: Indian and Chinese Armies Face Off On the Playing Field and Dance Floor - News18

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:31:00 GMT)

Bhangra at the Border: Indian and Chinese Armies Face Off On the Playing Field and Dance Floor  News18

The Indian and Chinese Armies met for a series of wars games at the 7th Sino-India joint exercise Hand-in-Hand 2018 at Chengdu in China, which ended up ...

West Ham captain Noble extends contract - Times of India

(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:29:02 GMT)

West Ham captain Noble extends contract  Times of India

Football News: West Ham have given captain Mark Noble a contract extension that ties him to the Premier League club until 2021.

42 years later, Swedish football duo hunt for Indian counterparts - Times of India

(Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

42 years later, Swedish football duo hunt for Indian counterparts  Times of India

PANAJI: Things have changed quite a lot since they were first here. Back in 1976 when Ingela Ringgvigt led the Swedish women's football team that toured India ...

13.12.2018 2018 in Review: Football 5-a-side - International Paralympic Committee

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:38:05 GMT)

13.12.2018 2018 in Review: Football 5-a-side  International Paralympic Committee

The 2018 Blind Football World Championships were the sport's major competition of the year but not the only highlight. Here are the key moments of 2018.

We need to keep playing regularly against top Asian sides, asserts Sunil Chhetri - SportsCafe

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:47:53 GMT)

We need to keep playing regularly against top Asian sides, asserts Sunil Chhetri  SportsCafe

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has stated that the Indian team needs to play regularly against the top Asian sides in order to go to the next level.

The surge of football in India: A bright future ahead? - Sportskeeda

(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

The surge of football in India: A bright future ahead?  Sportskeeda

The journey of Indian football has been nothing short of crisp.

Age fraud in Indian football: Gaurav Mukhi’s six-month suspension raises more questions - Scroll.in

(Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Age fraud in Indian football: Gaurav Mukhi’s six-month suspension raises more questions  Scroll.in

Mukhi in his response to an AIFF show-cause notice, had stated that he had no idea that he was signing an undertaking that he was admitting to being ...

India name 34 probables for AFC Asian Cup camp - myKhel

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:13:26 GMT)

India name 34 probables for AFC Asian Cup camp  myKhel

National team coach Stephen Constantine announced a list of 34 probables for the preparatory camp for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup to be held in the UAE from ...

PM Modi receives special football jersey from FIFA President - Times of India

(Sun, 02 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

PM Modi receives special football jersey from FIFA President  Times of India

India News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who gifted him a football jersey with his name on its back. "Impossible to come to ...

Football agent, who ‘discovered’ Benjamin Pavard, now sets his sights on India - The Indian Express

(Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football agent, who ‘discovered’ Benjamin Pavard, now sets his sights on India  The Indian Express

Mohan, a native of Pondicherry had moved to France with his parents when 4. Now, he's one of the most respected agent's in the country, with Benjamin Pavard, ...

Spanish flavour boosts Indian football - Hindustan Times

(Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Spanish flavour boosts Indian football  Hindustan Times

Divided by leagues, united by Spain: that seems to be the story of this football season in India. Five of the 10 teams began the Indian Super League (ISL) with ...

ISL 2018, Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City Highlights: 10-man Mumbai hold Bengaluru to 1-1 draw - The Indian Express

(Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:04:32 GMT)

ISL 2018, Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City Highlights: 10-man Mumbai hold Bengaluru to 1-1 draw  The Indian Express

Bengaluru FC failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage in the second half as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Mumbai City FC in an engrossing ...

Mary Kom is like Diego Maradona in football: India boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco - Scroll.in

(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Mary Kom is like Diego Maradona in football: India boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco  Scroll.in

Mary Kom, fighting in the 48-kg category, is gunning for her sixth world title in Delhi.

How A Football Enthusiast And A Theatre Artist Turned To Militancy - Outlook India

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:22:41 GMT)

How A Football Enthusiast And A Theatre Artist Turned To Militancy  Outlook India

While the Hurriyat Conference described the taking up of arms by the teenagers, “a consequence of ultimate repression by state”, the mainstream political ...

Romelu Lukaku weighed down after muscling up - Times of India

(Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:57:57 GMT)

Romelu Lukaku weighed down after muscling up  Times of India

Football News: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has attributed his sluggish start to the season to a more muscled physique and said he had been ...

Impressed with the standard of Indian football - FC Goa’s Spanish striker Ferran Corominas - Hindustan Times

(Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Impressed with the standard of Indian football - FC Goa’s Spanish striker Ferran Corominas  Hindustan Times

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Corominas spoke about his impressive goal-scoring form, his experiences while playing in Indian Super League ...

ISL 2018, Kerala Blasters vs FC Pune City Highlights: Pune beat Kerala 1-0 - The Indian Express

(Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:50:17 GMT)

ISL 2018, Kerala Blasters vs FC Pune City Highlights: Pune beat Kerala 1-0  The Indian Express

ISL 2018, Kerala Blasters vs FC Pune City Highlights: Kerala Blasters' dry run at home in the Indian Super League continued as they suffered a 0-1 defeat to FC ...

Football Transfer Rumours Latest: After Cristiano Ronaldo's Challenge Remarks, Reports Suggest Lionel Messi C - India.com News

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:24:00 GMT)

Football Transfer Rumours Latest: After Cristiano Ronaldo's Challenge Remarks, Reports Suggest Lionel Messi C  India.com News

FIFA agent Alessio Sundas has revealed that he had made a proposal to the management team of Barcelona and Lionel Messi with a move to Italy, although the ...

Indian Football Team: Is the preparation for Asian Cup 2019 good enough? - Goal.com

(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian Football Team: Is the preparation for Asian Cup 2019 good enough?  Goal.com

The lack of friendlies for the Blue Tigers might be a cause of concern leading up to Asia's showpiece event in the UAE next January...

Football: Big appeal - India's Kohli pulls in the ad dollars despite verbal slips - The Star Online

(Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football: Big appeal - India's Kohli pulls in the ad dollars despite verbal slips  The Star Online

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Being the highest profile athlete in the world's second most populous country, India cricket captain Virat Kohli has built such a formidable ...

India vs Jordan Highlights: Jordan beat India 2-1 - The Indian Express

(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

India vs Jordan Highlights: Jordan beat India 2-1  The Indian Express

India vs Jordan Highlights: India went down 1-2 against Jordan in an international friendly on Saturday at the King Abdullah International Stadium. The Jordan ...

Three football players flee JSSPS - Times of India

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Three football players flee JSSPS  Times of India

Recently, three football players run way from the JSSP's training centre and the girls' soccer coach, Puja Kumari, is considering quitting the centre.

'We deserve better,’ say Kerala football fans - Times of India

(Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:20:00 GMT)

'We deserve better,’ say Kerala football fans  Times of India

Many rubbed their eyes in disbelief as the famed Manjappada, often described as one of the best fan clubs, raised black flags, banners and placards in.

Indian women's football team enters Olympic Qualifiers 2nd round for first time - Times Now

(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian women's football team enters Olympic Qualifiers 2nd round for first time  Times Now

Yangon: The Indian women's football team on Tuesday qualified for the Olympic Qualifiers second round for the first time, despite going down to hosts Myanmar ...

Split Wide Open: Coach vs Captain in Indian Football; Coach hints at Chhetri less Indian team in near future - Republic World

(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Split Wide Open: Coach vs Captain in Indian Football; Coach hints at Chhetri less Indian team in near future  Republic World

Republic TV asked Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine about whether he was aware of the rebellion within and that five senior players went up to ...

Tim Cahill scores trademark goal in India for Jamshedpur - Goal.com

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 02:39:00 GMT)

Tim Cahill scores trademark goal in India for Jamshedpur  Goal.com

He might be 39, but Tim Cahill's head remains as deadly as ever with the Australian striker netting a fine header overnight for Indian side Jamshedpur.

Australian football legend Tim Cahill catches up with Virat Kohli in Brisbane - India Today

(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Australian football legend Tim Cahill catches up with Virat Kohli in Brisbane  India Today

Australia's top goalscorer Tim Cahill had confessed a few months back that he loves cricket and admires Virat Kohli for his work ethic.

Papas thrilled with life in Indian football hotbed - FTBL Australia

(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Papas thrilled with life in Indian football hotbed  FTBL Australia

With a fanatical fanbase, X-factor imports and a Bollywood star owner, Aussie coach Arthur Papas is loving life with the improving Indian Super League side ...

Australia v India: Tourists claim first Test win in Australia since 2008 - BBC Sport

(Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:34:42 GMT)

Australia v India: Tourists claim first Test win in Australia since 2008  BBC Sport

India clinch a dramatic 31-run victory in the first Test against Australia to claim only their sixth Test win down under.

Indian National Football Team: Know Your Rivals - Jordan - Goal.com

(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian National Football Team: Know Your Rivals - Jordan  Goal.com

Goal tells you everything you need to know about the Blue Tigers' opponents in the upcoming friendly...

Vedanta Football Academy may be recognised under Khelo India: Rathore - Times of India

(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Vedanta Football Academy may be recognised under Khelo India: Rathore  Times of India

Football News: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday said Vedanta Football Academy might be recognised as a partner under the 'Khelo ...

Gender inequality in football: Huge prize money difference earns eves’ World Cup disrepute - Oneindia

(Sat, 08 Dec 2018 05:15:53 GMT)

Gender inequality in football: Huge prize money difference earns eves’ World Cup disrepute  Oneindia

It was just a few months ago that the men's World Cup in football was held with much fanfare in Russia and it was France who had the last laugh as they beat a ...

Kashmiri teen shot dead in Mujgund encounter on December 9 had done a cameo in film Haider - DETAILS - Times Now

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:02:00 GMT)

Kashmiri teen shot dead in Mujgund encounter on December 9 had done a cameo in film Haider - DETAILS  Times Now

Srinagar: Saqib Bilal, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant who was killed in an 18-hour-long gun battle in Mujgund on December 09, had acted in Bollywood ...

Indian Super League: Mumbai City FC Thrash Delhi Dynamos 4-2 - NDTV Sports

(Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian Super League: Mumbai City FC Thrash Delhi Dynamos 4-2  NDTV Sports

Mumbai City FC climbed to the fourth spot in the table, while Delhi Dynamos are rooted to the bottom without a win to their name. Indo-Asian News *Service* ...

Football: Nishu Kumar, Jackichand Singh named in Chhetri-less India squad for Jordan friendly - Scroll.in

(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Football: Nishu Kumar, Jackichand Singh named in Chhetri-less India squad for Jordan friendly  Scroll.in

Constantine mentioned that the forthcoming friendly against Jordan will 'aid India's preparation' for the AFC Asian Cup.

I-League 2018-19: Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj says ISL not growing Indian football - Sportskeeda

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

I-League 2018-19: Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj says ISL not growing Indian football  Sportskeeda

Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj took a dig at the Indian Super League (ISL) and said unless the concept of promotion or relegation in brought into the ...

Champions League: Valencia beat Manchester United 2-1, City defeat Hoffenheim - India Today

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:01:00 GMT)

Champions League: Valencia beat Manchester United 2-1, City defeat Hoffenheim  India Today

Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on ...

Australia vs India 2018-19: What is a "drop-in" pitch, and what makes it different from regular pitches? - Sportskeeda

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:38:55 GMT)

Australia vs India 2018-19: What is a "drop-in" pitch, and what makes it different from regular pitches?  Sportskeeda

Virat Kohli's men just won a thriller at Adelaide against Tim Paine's Australia in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2018-19. The game was closely ...

A six-day prelude to IFFI for narrating human, social stories through football - InsideSport

(Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

A six-day prelude to IFFI for narrating human, social stories through football  InsideSport

Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will present 'Football – A beautiful life' in Goa from November 22 to 27 as a prelude to the 49th.

How Reel Turned Real for 15-year-old Football Fanatic in Kashmir, Four Years After Acting in 'Haider' - News18

(Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:05:00 GMT)

How Reel Turned Real for 15-year-old Football Fanatic in Kashmir, Four Years After Acting in 'Haider'  News18

Saqib and his friend Mudasir Parray went missing from their home in Bandipora district's Hajin on August 31 and joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Football: Barca, Lewandowski and PSG trio shine - Best of the Champions League group stage - Power Sportz

(Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:29:31 GMT)

Football: Barca, Lewandowski and PSG trio shine - Best of the Champions League group stage  Power Sportz

The UEFA Champions League group stage provided upsets and standout performances as Manchester City and Barcelona emerged as favourites.

The 2018 Ballon d'Or ceremony as it unfolded in Paris - AS English

(Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

The 2018 Ballon d'Or ceremony as it unfolded in Paris  AS English

And that is a lovely way to finish off the night. From us here at As HQ, let's hope for another year of marvellous football and Ballon d'Or candidates! Adios.

Despite push, Indian football is fighting a losing battle to keep its fans - Business Standard

(Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Despite push, Indian football is fighting a losing battle to keep its fans  Business Standard

India, seven-time winners of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup and defending champions for six consecutive years, tasted a bitter defeat in this ...

China And India, Football's Biggest Minnows, In Rare Clash - NDTV Sports

(Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

China And India, Football's Biggest Minnows, In Rare Clash  NDTV Sports

The friendly game in Suzhou will be the first time India have played China away and the first match between their senior sides in 21 years.

Wanted in Indian football team: Strikers who can score - The Indian Express

(Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Wanted in Indian football team: Strikers who can score  The Indian Express

Indian teams have shown tactical discipline and fluid defence, but misfire at an important aspect of football — goals.

In a First, India to Play Jordan in Football Friendly - News18

(Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

In a First, India to Play Jordan in Football Friendly  News18

The Indian football team will square off against Jordan in a friendly match on November 17 in Amman, which will be the first such encounter between the two ...

India, Football & Future: How Football has grown in the sub-continent - Sportskeeda

(Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:18:02 GMT)

India, Football & Future: How Football has grown in the sub-continent  Sportskeeda

India, a country where cricket is a religion, is witnessing a very healthy invasion from the West again. The most popular sport of the planet is taking over slowly.

Why Indian football’s celebration of two wins by its junior teams was misplaced - Economic Times

(Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Why Indian football’s celebration of two wins by its junior teams was misplaced  Economic Times

While football thrives at the club level everywhere in the world, India has an unhealthy obsession with the success of its junior national teams.

How to develop a winning Indian football team - Livemint

(Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

How to develop a winning Indian football team  Livemint

Recent wins over Argentina and Iraq by youth teams are good signs, but there is a long way to go and several issues to fix.

Draws for Asiad football announced, India not part of it - The Times of India

(Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Draws for Asiad football announced, India not part of it  The Times of India

Football News: It's official now. The Indian football teams have no chance of competing in the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia as the country didn't feature ...

A top author explains why India should never bid for the football world cup - Economic Times

(Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

A top author explains why India should never bid for the football world cup  Economic Times

How can India achieve football glory? Not by building world-class football stadiums. That's the counter-intuitive suggestion from Simon Kuper, who has ...

India squad for friendly football match against China announced - Hindustan Times

(Tue, 09 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

India squad for friendly football match against China announced  Hindustan Times

Head coach Stephen Constantine Tuesday announced his 22-member squad for India's first ever international football match in China to be played in Suzhou ...

India has got talent…it should be obsessed with football: Paul Munster - The Indian Express

(Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

India has got talent…it should be obsessed with football: Paul Munster  The Indian Express

Hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup was just one step for India and I believe the aspirations for the youth teams should be higher.

India colts stun Argentina, Iraq in football - Times of India

(Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

India colts stun Argentina, Iraq in football  Times of India

Football News: In the opener, India didn't do themselves any favour as they lost to Mauritania. Next up was an encouraging draw against U-20 Fifa World Cup ...

Four reasons why you need to support Indian Football - Sportskeeda

(Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Four reasons why you need to support Indian Football  Sportskeeda

It is high time Indian football gets the support it deserves.

AFC U-16 Championship: Eyeing World Cup berth, underdogs India face South Korea - Times of India

(Sun, 30 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

AFC U-16 Championship: Eyeing World Cup berth, underdogs India face South Korea  Times of India

Football News: The Indian team is bracing up for one of its toughest challenges as it takes on heavyweights South Korea here on Monday for a berth in the ...

Indian National Football Team: Know Your Rivals - China - Goal.com

(Tue, 09 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Indian National Football Team: Know Your Rivals - China  Goal.com

Goal tells you everything you need to know about the Blue Tigers' opponents China in the upcoming friendly...

Indian Football Needs Expertise of European Countries to Grow: Robert Pires - News18

(Sat, 06 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Indian Football Needs Expertise of European Countries to Grow: Robert Pires  News18

Arsenal and France legend Robert Pires, who played for Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa in the first edition of the tournament, believes India should look ...

Indian football team: Injured Sunil Chhetri to miss Jordan tie - Goal.com

(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT)

Indian football team: Injured Sunil Chhetri to miss Jordan tie  Goal.com

The Blue Tigers' most capped player suffered an ankle injury while playing for his club Bengaluru FC in the ISL...

Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India - The Guardian

(Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India  The Guardian

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia.

AIFF Intent on Restructuring Indian Football, But Road Ahead Remains Unclear - News18

(Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

AIFF Intent on Restructuring Indian Football, But Road Ahead Remains Unclear  News18

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed that they are looking to restructure India's domestic football leagues on Monday yet the road to a unified ...

LaLiga to launch football schools in India - Economic Times

(Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

LaLiga to launch football schools in India  Economic Times

LaLiga, the Spanish top division football league, has launched its comprehensive grassroots football development programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools, ...

Football's new frontiers: why India and China could be the next global superpowers - The Telegraph

(Sun, 10 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT)

Football's new frontiers: why India and China could be the next global superpowers  The Telegraph

For all football's claims to be a universal language, the planet's four most populous countries - India, China, USA and Indonesia - all failed to reach the 2018 ...

Football players from Indian slums look their eyes in Son

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:00:00)


Your neighborhood also changes faster than you think

Ryan Wilfred (18) begon een jaar of tien geleden met voetbal. Op blote voeten, in de sloppenwijken van de broeierige Indiase metropool Bangalore. Zijn droom? Profvoetballer worden in Europa. Een wens die deze week in elk geval een beetje uitkomt. Hij maakt op deze frisse dinsdagavond - kouder dan het in Bangalore ooit geweest is - de rechtsachter van de A2 van SBC het leven zuur. De Sonse vereniging treedt deze week op als gastheer voor de nog jonge voetbalacademie van Kickstart FC. And coach Lars Söensen in the middle with his hands on the shoulders of two players. © Fotomeulenhof...
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Son en Breugel - On Monday-evening, SBC JO19-1 played against Kickstart FC Bangalore.

(Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:00:00)


Players and audience enthusiastic about competition. Players from Kickstart together with SBC JO19-1 on the photo (Photo: SBC)

The Er was dan ook aardig wat publiek op afgekomen, die naar een spannende wedstrijd en goed voetbal hebben gekeken. De eerste helft was duidelijk voor Kickstart: met snel spel en veldoverwicht zorgde ze na een kwartier spelen voor 0-1 met een fraaie kopbal. In de tweede helft kreeg SBC vat het op spelletje van Kickstart, en domineerde het team het grootste deel, wat leidde tot een 2-1 voorsprong. Zo'n 5 minuten voor het einde zorgde een scrummage voor de goal voor de uiteindelijke 2-2. Zowel publiek als spelers waren enthousiast over de wedstrijd. Dinsdagavond speelt SBC JO19-2 tegen Kickstart...
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A bunch of Bengaluru kids learning to play the beautiful game are now under a Holland club’s wings

(Sat, 9 Jun 2018 22:49:03)


11 of them have gone to Amsterdam on a 10-day training tour for a Dutch of class

The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is four days away but, for these 11 boys from the Kickstart Foundation in Bengaluru, the World Cup came early when they boarded a plane to the Netherlands on June 6. Besides the excitement of going to a foreign land for the first time in their life, these 11 lads, from economically challenged homes, will be part of an all-expenses-paid, 10-day football skill development tour that will take them to Eindhoven and Amsterdam. ...
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Football club from Son helps Indian club to get children out of slums

(Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:46:00 IST)


Soccer club SBC in Son will train the trainers of FC Kickstart from India.

Football club SBC in Son will train the trainers of FC Kickstart from India. There, poor children learn to play football, so that they can make some of their lives. A good football player also finds a good job easier in India. The three executives of FC Kickstart from India, visiting SBC in Son last weekend, are themselves well paid engineers in ICT capital Bangalore. Shekar Rajan, Faustino Rosario and head coach Laxman Bhattarai want to give children from the slums a chance for a better future through football. ...
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SBC en Kickstart Bangalore

(Sun, 25 Feb 2018)


SBC Kickstart in Bangalore

In de week van 17 tot 23 februari zijn Willem van ’t Geloof en Fred Buijs op bezoek geweest bij de FC Kickstart in Bangalore, India. FC Kickstart is een voetbalclub die kinderen tot en met 19 jaar, wonend de slums, van de straat en van de drugs af wil houden door hen iedere avond de mogelijkheid te bieden te trainen en een partijtje te voetballen. In juni 2017 kreeg SBC onverwacht bezoek van Laxman Batherrai, hoofdtrainer van Kickstart. Hij was op bezoek bij Peter van de Moesdijk, een fervent India-ganger, die tijdens zijn reizen met Kickstart in aanraking was gekomen. ...
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Kickstart FC announces tie-up with Dutch club FC SBC for international cooperation

(Wed, 21 Februari 2018)


Partnership involves an exposure tour to Netherlands, setting up a joint professional club in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, February 21: Kickstart FC, a state of the art football facility located in JP Nagar, is pleased to announce a tie-up with Dutch club FC SBC (Son en Breugel Combinatie) for the promotion of football at the grassroots level. FC SBC, based in Son en Breugel just outside Eindhoven, play in the Fourth Sunday Division. It's a club known for its initiatives in developing the game among children, seniors, differently-abled and refugees. The long-term collaboration with Kickstart FC involves an exposure tour, where a team of 30 children from the Kickstart FC Academy and Kickstart FC Foundation will get to train under the FC SBC coaches in Netherlands. ...
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Dutch club VV SBC's officials in Bengaluru to scout for talent

(Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:09:00 IST)


Willem van't Geloof, chairman of SBC Holland, address a gathering at Kickstart FC, JP Nagar, in Bengaluru on Sunday

Willem van't Geloof, chairman of SBC Holland, visited the Kickstart FC facility in JP Nagar on Sunday (February 18) to oversee the selection. He was accompanied by Fred Buijs, technical director of the club. About 150 children from Gautamapura, Lingarajapuram and Pottery Town gave the trial in the afternoon, after which the SBC head will shortlist 25 kids. These children are part of the Kickstart Foundation, which provides free coaching for underprivileged kids. Fifty kids of the Kickstart Academy too were part of the trial ...
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Kickstart Academy boys get kicking with an exposure tour to Kolkata

(Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:07:22 IST)


Action from the Under-17 friendly between Kickstart FC and Mohun Bagan in Kolkata

Bengaluru, November 12: The Under-17 and Under-13 squads of Kickstart FC, a football facility located in JP Nagar, visited Kolkata in the last week of October to play against the age-group teams of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, as well as watch the final of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup between England and Spain. The 28-man squad included 20 boys from the Kickstart Academy and eight boys from the Kickstart Foundation, which provides free coaching for underprivileged kids in the football hotbeds of the city like Gautamapura, Austin Town, Murphy Town and Lingarajapuram (Charles Ground). The four-day trip, which included air fare to Kolkata and hotel stay in the West Bengal capital, was sponsored by the academy for the eight underprivileged boys ...
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Andra Jyothi: 28 Feb’18 – Pg6
Sanjevani: 25 Feb’18 – Pg7
Sakshi, Karnataka Sakshi: 23 Feb’18 – Pg10
Vartha Prabha: 22 Feb’18 – Pg2
Ee Nadu, Karnataka Ee Nadu: 22 Feb’18 – Pg5
Vijay Karnataka: 22 Feb’18 – Pg15
The New Indian Express: 22 Feb’18 – Pg15
The Hindu: 22 Feb’18 – Pg 18

Football and its impact on personality (My Blog) – By Shekar Rajan 27th july 2016

Having spent 18 years in training managements and managers, and teams across various organizations and verticals like sales, service, IT, healthcare, education and manufacturing keeping physically fit has been a challenge because of my travel and training schedules.

Sports and gym have been close to my heart, I still spend some of my precious time playing and watching football and other sports.

My father was a national level footballer, played for state and HAL has a great influence in seeing my dad play when I was little boy. My younger brother followed my dad’s footsteps and played for the state and HAL football at a national level.

Over the years from childhood playing various sports mostly individual sports and then having zeroed on football, I have realized that there has be a moderation in passion, aggression and urge to win. In the beginning when I wanted to win every game my aggression was killing the team and the spirit of the game.

My desire to win was so high that, the only thing mattered was winning. Every game is played to win, but that’s not the only thing, this pushed me many times to lose my cool and get very aggressive, I used to indulge in harsh physical tackles on opponents. I would be rebuked by my own team and my younger brother even if he was part of my team.

Over the years as they say ‘wisdom dawns’ and realization hit me in the face and told me that “I’m playing to enjoy the game of football, not to get rebuked and harm others in the game.” I have changed because of the love for the beautiful game of football.

But football is a divine dance of the body mind and spirit. The more I focused on enjoying the game, my game became better and I also started winning. Football is a great teacher there is no parallel, some of the great qualities I experienced are -

  • Acceptance of team members and their competency levels
  • Backing the team 100%
  • Sharing responsibility for loss of games
  • Supportive behavior towards team members who may be having a bad day in terms of performance on the field.
  • Controlled aggression
  • Never give up spirit
  • Ecstatic combination of the body mind and spirit to enjoy the game of football.


These may be common to most team, but personally I immerse myself into the behavioral topics day in day out, in my management trainings for managers and executives. Now let’s kickstart a change!