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Match 63
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2017/2018 Season

3 FC Goa 9 3 6 30
4 FC Pune City 9 3 6 30
5 Jamshedpur 7 5 6 26
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Five surprise picks in India's probables for four-nation tournament

What do two near-rookies, one Spain-trained striker from Kerala, one of the best performers in domestic football over the past season, and a goalkeeper who has effectively just had 172 minutes of competitive football have in common?

They are five of the left-of-field picks by India coach Stephen Constantine, who announced a 30-member squad of probables for the four-nation international tournament -- featuring hosts India, Kenya, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei -- that Mumbai is likely to host in June,...

Sunil Chhetri steps up on big night for Bengaluru once again

Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick earned Bengaluru a place in the final in their maiden ISL campaign.
Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick earned Bengaluru a place in the final in their maiden ISL campaign.

The easiest way to spot a match-winner is how they turn up for the big occasion. On Sunday evening, Bengaluru FC found theirs in captain Sunil Chhetri. Time and again.

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FC Pune CityFC Pune City
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 1
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In the 65th minute, with Bengaluru leading 1-0, and having just survived a spell of pressure early in the second half, a feeble back pass from Rafa Lopez puts Pune goalkeeper Vishal Kaith under pressure, resulting in a hasty clearance and a throw-in. Even as the Pune players scramble back, Chhetri is at the touchline, urging a ball...

And then there were four: Meet Indian Super League's semi-finalists

Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, Chennaiyin FC and FC Pune City are the four semifinalists this season

The Indian Super League (ISL) reaches its business end with the two legs of semi-finals over the next week.

Here's all you all you need to know about the top four finishers.

Bengaluru FC [40 points]

Miku has been BFC's shining light this season

Key players: Gurpreet Sandhu (goalkeeper), Juanan, John Johnson (defender), Sunil Chhetri, Miku (forwards)


Bengaluru topped the league stages with 13 wins, seven on the road, and only failed to score in two games all season. Coach Albert Roca has one of the best depths in his squad,...

ISL wrap: Brown follows Berbatov; Rafi rescues Chennaiyin

Wes Brown celebrates after scoring against NorthEast United.
Wes Brown celebrates after scoring against NorthEast United.

The past week of the Indian Super League (ISL) saw Wes Brown star for Kerala Blasters, Bengaluru FC held to a draw for the first time this season, Mohammed Rafi save Chennaiyin, and more.

Brown's first ISL goal

After Dimitar Berbatov last time around, it was his former Manchester United teammate Wes Brown's turn to star for Kerala Blasters this week. Brown nodded in a powerful angled header against NorthEast United for his first ISL goal and the 1-0 win revived Kerala's playoff hopes.

In many...

Pune City keeper Vishal Kaith inspired by Petr Cech's 'sense of calm'

Vishal Kaith in action against against Jamshedpur
Vishal Kaith in action against against Jamshedpur.

Vishal Kaith is a soft-spoken young man. You strain to hear him when sitting across a table, and he apologises if he has to repeat himself.

So how does Kaith, 21, transform into the goalkeeper he needs to be when protecting the posts for FC Pune City during the Indian Super League (ISL), where he has been one of the best this season?

"In the game, you have to be different. You have to command the defence," he says. "I used to face this problem earlier, and it still happens sometimes, but I have...