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The Hero ISL 2016 Season Kicks Off With 3 Games

The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2016 season has kicked off in earnest with an opening ceremony celebration followed by 3 matches played over three days. Saturday’s match was the opening game of the ISL third edition. Northeast United and Kerala Blasters faced each other in front of 27,629 fans at the Indira Gandhi Stadium….read more

FC Goa Come From Behind To Claim 2-2 Draw With Rio Branco AC

  Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise FC Goa came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against Brazilian side Rio Branco AC, in a friendly match on Espiritu Santo Island on Sunday. Zico’s men were up against it after conceding twice during the first half. The first goal within the first 5 minutes after…read more

Three ISL Teams Kick Off Pre-Season Friendlies

Three Indian Super League teams have kicked off their pre-season games. FC Goa went down to Bangu Atletico Clube 3-1 in Brazil, defending champions Chennaiyin had a winning start against FC ASD Gualdo Casacastalda in Italy, while Delhi Dynamos pulled off a 2-2 draw against Sweden’s BK Hacken. FC Goa played their first of six…read more

Michael Chopra’s Unfinished Business With ISL

Former Newcastle and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra says he has unfinished business with the Indian Super League (ISL) and wants to make the most of the opportunity to set the wrongs right. The striker who represented England at the junior level and played for a number of English  teams, including Premier League side Sunderland, came…read more

Delhi Dynamos Embark On Pre-Season Friendlies In Sweden

  After Delhi Dynamos played and lost 0-1 to West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, in what was the first ever meeting between Premier League and Indian Super League (ISL) clubs, they are now set to embark on the second phase of their pre-season friendlies in Sweden, playing three national clubs. The first encounter will be…read more

ISL Still Buying In Ageing Players

As the June-August transfer window firmly shut last Wednesday, there was no surprise that details emerging from FIFA’s Transfer Matching System (TMS), have confirmed that the Indian Super League (ISL) clubs brought in players with an average age of 29. Bringing in ageing foreign players to Indian football teams seems to be a trend set…read more

Son: I will perform at Olympics

Heung Min-Son has pledged a promise to South Korean fans that he will perform well at this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil. Son, 24, is one of three over-aged players called up for the South Korean squad travelling to Rio and is undoubtedly the most high-profile member of Shin Tae-Yong’s 18-man party. As such, there…read more

Vieri targets Chinese Super League return

Christian Vieri has set his sights on coming out of retirement to take part in the ever-growing Chinese Super League. Now 43-years-old, Vieri retired in 2009 aged 36 and played for virtually all of Italy’s top clubs including Juventus, Lazio, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Sampdoria and Fiorentina, as well as earning 49 caps for Italy,…read more

Sky agree deal TV deal with Chinese Super League

  Sky Sports have agreed a deal with the Chinese Super League to broadcast live matches on British television. The deal agreed is 3 years  and will begin with immediate effect. Sky’s first broadcasted game will be this Saturday as Shanghai Shenhua host Jiangsu Suning.   The rise of Chinese football within the last 18…read more

Ba Targets New Season

After suffering a horrific broken leg during the Shanghai derby, Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba is targeting to be fit by the star of the new Chinese Super League. At first view, Ba’s leg break looked like it could be a potential career threating injury, but Ba’s agent Alex Gontran has told the media that…read more