Free Press Journal
  • Sachin Tendulkar will no longer be co-owner of ISL team Kerala Blasters, here’s why

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is one of the co-owners of the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Kerala Blasters Football Club, in all likelihood will be selling off his stakes in the franchise before the start of the new season. The decision might come as a blow for the Blasters as Tendulkar had always been an integral part of the set-up and seen cheering the team from the stands in

  • SAFF Cup 2018: India outclass Pakistan 3-1 to bag spot in final

    Dhaka: Two goals from Manvir Singh and a late strike from Sumit Passi helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 3-1 at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Wednesday to make it to the final of the ongoing the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.

  • SAFF Cup 2018: India crush Maldives 2-0 to fix semi-final with Pakistan

    Dhaka: India produced a dominant display to beat Maldives 2-0 and book a semifinal spot in the South Asian Football Federation Cup here on Sunday. Maiden international goals from Nikhil Poojary (36th minute) and Manvir Singh (45th) helped India defeat Maldives and finish on top of Group B with six points.

  • It’s what happens when breakfast is not on time, Chhetri on viral video

    New Delhi: The plea brought about an outpouring of emotion but Sunil Chhetri’s detailing of what went into making the video, that had him seek fan support with folded hands, brought the house down here today. Fresh from netting eight goals in the title-winning Intercontinental Cup campaign in Mumbai, Chhetri spoke about his thoughts leading up to the twitter video that got thousands of retweets and lakhs of likes, but more importantly infused

  • India thrash Kenya to lift Intercontinental Cup

    Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri continued his superb form, striking a brace as India thrashed Kenya 2-0 to clinch the Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday. Chhetri, who scored in the eighth and 29th minutes to hand India a convincing victory, also equalled Argentina’s Lionel Messi’s tally of 64 international goals, making him the joint-second active international goalscorer behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (81 goals).

  • Intercontinental Cup: India lose 1-2 to New Zealand   

    Mumbai: The Indian football team’s campaign at the Intercontinental Cup clash came to a disappointing end as they slumped to a shocking 1-2 defeat to New Zealand at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday. It had seemed destined for another sweet evening for the Indian football fans as a lucky goal from skipper Sunil Chhetri had put India into the lead in the 48th minute. But the Kiwis first restored parity through

  • India can finish among top two in group, says Bhutia  

    New Delhi : Indian football great Bhaichung Bhutia says the country can not just qualify for the knockouts but also finish among the top two in the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup next year.

  • FIFA U-17 event’s turnout better than 2011 Cricket WC: Tourney director

    Kolkata : FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi on Sunday said the event has been more successful than the ICC World Cup 2011 in terms of spectators’ turnout, adding the “doors are now open” for India to get next edition’s U-20 World Cup.

  • Aizawl FC fairytale is harbinger of hope

    New Delhi : Aizawl FC’s fairytale run to I- League glory is a rare and incredible story in present-day Indian football, a harbinger of hope for reviving its once glorious past.

  • We have won an away gold, says Constantine

    Yangon : Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said the win over Myanmar in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers campaign opener was akin to winning an “away gold” and called it the team’s biggest in recent years.

  • ‘Head high despite defeat’

    Doha : Bengaluru FC’s dream run to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup may have ended agonisingly with a defeat in the final but coach Albert Roca said the achievement of his boys may trigger a new era in Indian football.

  • ‘No turning back for Indian football’

    New Delhi : The talismanic Sunil Chhetri on Friday said there should be “no turning back” for Indian football, which found unbridled joy in Bengaluru FC’s rare achievement, and urged the country to keep backing his club as it seeks to script yet another piece of history in the AFC Cup final.