Instead of three teams playing top tier football from Goa in India, the soccer-crazy state should have just one team like FC Goa, football legend Zico said on Tuesday, adding that the merging of clubs would help in development of young players and raise the game at the grassroots level.
FC Goa today officially welcomed back Brazilian legend and FC Goa marquee coach and manager Zico for season 2 of the ISL.
The second ISL Domestic Players' Draft is just a few days away. In the run up to it, franchises are making big-time signings of foreign players and coaching staff. The new-look squads for ISL 2 are starting to take shape.
After joining Delhi Dynamos, Roberto Carlos said, "Namaste India. I am coming to you, into the club, which is mine now. I want to win together. Delhi Dynamos, Jai Hind."
The build-up to the second edition of the Indian Super League has taken full swing, and it's set to be another star-studded affair as the franchises have begun, one by one, securing the services of players of international reputation to feature in the gala event come October.
The arrow has left the bow. There's naught to be done but going all the way with it. The ISL must become the strong official national league that India deserves.
The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 will be hosted by India and its fixtures will potentially interfere with the exclusive window in the football calendar enjoyed by the Indian Super League. This is not sitting well with organizers of the cash-rich tournament.
NorthEast United gave their fans a pleasant surprise today as they signed their marquee player for the upcoming ISL season. Occupying the prime spot on their roster this time will be Portuguese star left-winger SimÃ£o Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa.
The first leg of the ISL-powered grassroot football programme saw its conclusion yesterday as the Reliance Foundation Young Champs grassroot festival came to an end.
The Delhi Dynamos have been chasing big game for weeks in the market, and the latest name in their list is that of Brazilian superstar Roberto Carlos. While talks are in early stages, if things go right, Indian football fans can be treated to the world beater's presence in the Dynamos dugout, as their marquee manager.