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ISL will change the face of Indian football: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar feels that Indian Super League has begun on the right note and the 'fantastic start' on Sunday would be a huge boost towards changing the face of the game in the country.

ISL: Secrecy pays off as Luis Garcia inspires Atletico de Kolkata to victory

Ever since they left India to train in Madrid, little was known about how Atletico de Kolkata were shaping up. Through closed-door practice sessions, Spanish coach Antonio Lopez Habas ensured that the veil of secrecy remained when the squad came home.

Euro qualifiers: Germany stunned by Poland, Ireland rout Gibraltar

It may have taken 19 attempts over 71 years but on Saturday Poland finally made history with a stunning first ever defeat of world champions Germany in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Warsaw.

Star men Messi, Ronaldo in friendly shadows

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo spent a rare Saturday in the shadows as Argentina and Portugal slipped to defeats in friendly internationals staged more than 8,000 km apart.

Atletico de Kolkata drub Mumbai City FC in spectacular ISL opener

Atletico de Kolkata beat Mumbai City FC 3-0 as the inaugural Indian Super League football tournament kicked off in spectacular fashion after a star-studded opening ceremony in Kolkata.

An event to remember: ISL kicks off with glittering ceremony

The presence of biggies from Bollywood, sports and business world notwithstanding, it was Sachin Tendulkar who stole the show at the gala opening ceremony of the Indian Super League.

Indian Super League launched in glitzy opening ceremony

India's new football league kicked off on Sunday with a spirited clash and a glitzy pyrotechnic opening ceremony that organisers hope will ignite the country's passion for the 'beautiful game'.

Messi mishits, Brazil beat Argentina

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested 'Superclasico' friendly in Beijing on Saturday.

Diploma-less Zinedine Zidane threatened with coaching ban

France legend Zinedine Zidane has been threatened with suspension from his current role as Real Madrid's reserve team coach because he has not validated his coaching badge.

Spain crash, England cruise in Euro qualifiers

Defending champions Spain suffered their first Euro qualifying defeat in eight years on Thursday when they slumped to a 2-1 loss against Slovakia while England made it two wins in two.

Indian Super League: Football factory's new investment

Not for nothing is the North East considered the cradle of Indian football. The region has been supplying the core for the national team over the past two decades.

Hrithik Roshan named FC Pune City's co-owner in ISL

Hrithik Roshan became the latest movie star after Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachhan and John Abraham to associate himself with ISL, by being named as the co-owner of FC Pune City.

Onus on Diego Costa to prove his mettle for Spain

Diego Costa may be prolific at club level, but Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque feels it is time he proves himself on the international stage as he leads the champions' attack during Euro 2016 qualifying.

Germany's Arsenal star Mesut Ozil out for 12 weeks

Mesut Ozil will miss Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Saturday and faces up to 12 weeks out with a knee injury, the German Football Association (DFB) confirmed on Wednesday.

ISL: Chennaiyin FC announce MS Dhoni as co-owner

MS Dhoni has become the latest cricketer to own a football team in the high-profile Indian Super League, investing in Chennaiyin FC ahead of the event starting on October 12.
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