Indian football team

Current team one of the best in Indian football history: Stephen Constantine

Current team one of the best in Indian football history: Stephen Constantine

Praising India's qualification for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, coach Stephen Constantine said the current team is one of the best in country's football history.

Oct 12, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
India drop 10 places to be placed 107th in latest FIFA rankings

India drop 10 places to be placed 107th in latest FIFA rankings

The Sunil Chhetri-led side registered two victories and a draw in three matches after they were placed at the 97th spot in August.

Sep 14, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
India vs Macau Asian Cup qualifier rescheduled to avoid clash with Australia ODI

India vs Macau Asian Cup qualifier rescheduled to avoid clash with Australia ODI

The Australian cricket team arrived in India on Friday for a five-match ODI series followed by three T20Is. 

Sep 10, 2017, 11:17 AM IST
Courtesy Balwant Singh's brace, India beat Macau 2-0 in AFC Asian Cup football qualifier

Courtesy Balwant Singh's brace, India beat Macau 2-0 in AFC Asian Cup football qualifier

Striker Balwant struck twice in the second half, 57th minute and then 80th minute, to take India to 13 points in their group. Only three games old in his international career, the 30-year-old now has three goals in his last two matches.

Sep 05, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Indian football team holds St. Kitts and Nevis to win tri-nation series

Indian football team holds St. Kitts and Nevis to win tri-nation series

India forward Jackichand Singh (39th minute) helped the hosts take the lead with a header from inside the box which came of a curling cross from Rowlin Borges. 

Aug 24, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Team India looks to make it 10-in-a-row as they take on St Kitts and Nevis in Hero Tri-Nation tourney

Team India looks to make it 10-in-a-row as they take on St Kitts and Nevis in Hero Tri-Nation tourney

St Kitts and Nevis, who were held by a lower-ranked Mauritius to a 1-1 draw, would like to put up an inspired show against the favourites.

Aug 23, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
India jump four places to be ranked at 96 in latest FIFA rankings

India jump four places to be ranked at 96 in latest FIFA rankings

It must be said that the team is on the right path as not long ago in March 2015, the team was ranked as low as 173. 

Jul 06, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Indian football coach Stephen Constantine keen on finding new talent from U-22 squad

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine keen on finding new talent from U-22 squad

Referring to the forthcoming exposure trip to California, Constantine is confident that conditions in American city will be similar to the humid conditions that they will encounter in Doha.

Jun 22, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri leaves Wayne Rooney behind by scoring his 54th international goal

Sunil Chhetri leaves Wayne Rooney behind by scoring his 54th international goal

Only Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina`s Lionel Messi and Clint Dempsey of United States stand ahead of the 32-year-old Indian.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
India skipper Sunil Chhetri demands more teams in I-League and ISL

India skipper Sunil Chhetri demands more teams in I-League and ISL

Chhetri said rankings don't count much but the higher ranking the Indian team has achieved is beneficial as players now don't focus so much on the opponent's ranking but more on strategy.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
Asian Cup Qualifiers: 8 U-22 players among 35 India probables called up by Stephen Constantine

Asian Cup Qualifiers: 8 U-22 players among 35 India probables called up by Stephen Constantine

The India camp will commence at the Andheri Sports Complex from May 20.

May 13, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
FIFA Rankings: India break into top 100 for first time in after 21 years

FIFA Rankings: India break into top 100 for first time in after 21 years

India -- where the national pastime of cricket is something of an obsession that squeezes other sports out of the running -- last made the top 100 in 1996, reaching an all-time high of 94, before plunging.

May 04, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
FIFA Rankings: Indian football team rises to 101st postion, best-ever in two decades

FIFA Rankings: Indian football team rises to 101st postion, best-ever in two decades

The highest FIFA ranking achieved by India ever is 94, which was attained in February 1996. India were ranked 99 in November 1993 and 100 in October 1993, December 1993 and April 1996.

Apr 06, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
We have to set a benchmark by qualifying regularly for AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri

We have to set a benchmark by qualifying regularly for AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri

India are preparing for the Asian Cup Qualifiers, and first up will be Myanmar, who had emerged winners in the last meeting between the two sides -- in the 2014 edition of AFC Challenge Cup

Mar 17, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
FIFA Ranking: India drop two places to 132; Argentina remain no 1

FIFA Ranking: India drop two places to 132; Argentina remain no 1

The Indian football team dropped two notches to No.132 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, due to the fact that Guyana and Niger moved up five and three places in the table respectively.

Mar 09, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
In search of new coach: AIFF asks panel members to meet Luis Norton de Matos

In search of new coach: AIFF asks panel members to meet Luis Norton de Matos

De Matos, a former Portugal international and ex-coach of Benfica reserve side as well of Guinea-Bissau national team, has been declared by the AIFF as its "number one choice" from among the shortlisted candidates 

Feb 24, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri says Asian Cup will develop Indian football

Sunil Chhetri says Asian Cup will develop Indian football

India have been drawn alongside Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau in Group A

Feb 11, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Stephen Constantine, Indian football coach, may get one-year extension

Stephen Constantine, Indian football coach, may get one-year extension

A section of the AIFF, however, is keen on replacing him at the earliest and give his successor enough time to get acclimatised ahead of India's qualifying round play-off matches for the 2019 Asia Cup in February.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:35 PM IST