Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs and other stars to play two exhibition matches in Pakistan to promote football
Ronaldinho is the lead attraction among the group dubbed "Ronaldinho and friends" which is set to play in Karachi on Saturday and in Lahore on Sunday.
Petr Cech has announced his retirement from international football after a record 124 games for the Czech Republic over an eventful 14-year career.
Kerala Blasters missed a crucial second-half penalty kick and had to settle for a 1-1 draw against rivals Chennaiyin FC in the Hero Indian Super League football here today.
When your team owner is Sachin Tendulkar, a cricketing god to millions, and you come from a state that is 'god's own country', a lot is riding on you. Yes, the pressure must be enormous on Kerala Blasters. But with a new head-coach and a new-look attack, Kerala would be hoping to go the whole nine-yards in ISL's sophomore season.
Atletico de Kolkata edged Kerala Blasters in the final to lift the maiden Indian Super League trophy. Here's how the marquee players fared in the first edition of the tournament.
The question asked now is not whether the ISL can continue — but how can it get bigger and better next year.
Photos from the first ISL final - which Atletico de Kolkata won.
Atletico de Kolkata, struggling throughout the match to contain their opponents — managed to score from a corner in the 94th minute to win the final.
Two of the best supported clubs have made it to the ISL final.
Atletico de Kolkata were robbed a point due to poor refereeing as regular captain Luis Garcia's injury time equaliser was disallowed by assistant referee as hosts Kerala Blasters recorded a 2-1 win in a 10th round encounter of the Indian Super League.
Both the teams come into the match on the back of goalless draws. Mumbai City FC drew with FC Goa while Kerala Blasters drew with Delhi Dynamos.
Seven league games have been played, the teams have a feel for each other and now the tactical battles will begin in earnest. From what we've seen so far, here are the seven takeaways from the Indian Super League.
Chennaiyin FC will look to consolidate their position in the points table while Kerala Blasters FC will be seeking to open their account when they take on each other in an Indian Super League fixture in Chennai.
After Atletico de Kolkata's thumping 3-0 win over Mumbai City FC in the opener, it was NorthEast United who got the better of Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters in Guwahati — edging past them 1-0 in a nervy encounter.
Chopra sprung into the limelight as the first footballer of Indian origin to play in the Premier League.
Kerala Blasters' marquee player-manager David James was quick to snap up fellow countryman and experienced striker Michael Chopra in the Indian Super League's foreign player draft.