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U-17 WC hosting rights highlight of 2013 for Indian football

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:44

Securing the hosting rights of the prestigious 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup was the lone silver lining in an otherwise disappointing and forgettable year gone by for Indian football.

India drop 10 places to 155th spot in FIFA rankings

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 20:47

In a major embarrassment, India have dropped a whopping 10 places to 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings, issued on Thursday.

SAFF Cup: Afghans celebrate football win over India with dancing, gunfire

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:29

President Hamid Karzai embraced Afghanistan`s victorious football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation in a rare moment of shared joy, but officials also told jubilant Afghans to stop firing guns into the air in celebration.

Indian football has not improved in recent years: IM Vijayan

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 14:54

Indian football legend I M Vijayan on Thursday said that the game in the country has stagnated in recent years with the national side not showing improvement with a string of reverses at the regional and Asian level.

SAFF Cup: Afghanistan win maiden international crown, thrash India 2-0

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 20:22

Afghanistan won their first international tournament as they defeated India 2-0 in the finals of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship final in 2013 edition of the tournament.

India to host 2015 SAFF Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:13

India will host the 2015 edition of the SAFF football tournament, it was decided in the executive committee meeting of the South Asian body here on Wednesday.

Teams should only be judged on the ground: Koevermans

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:25

Indian football coach Wim Koevermans on Tuesday made his displeasure obvious as he shot back at his team`s critics in the ongoing SAFF Championship.

SAFF Football Championship Final: India vs Afghanistan - Preview

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 14:33

Having notched up a morale-boosting semifinal victory against Maldives, defending champions Indian team will try to maintain their supremacy in the SAFF Football Championship.

SAFF Football Championships: India enter finals

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 00:01

Young stopper Arnab Mondal scored his maiden international goal as defending champions India beat Maldives 1-0 to enter the final of the SAFF Football Championship for the ninth time here on Monday.

Afghanistan enter SAFF final with 1-0 win

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 20:58

Afghanistan beat hosts Nepal by a solitary goal to enter the summit clash of the SAFF Football Championship, on Sunday.

Chhetri-less India face tough Maldives test in SAFF semis

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:44

Defending champions India will start as underdogs when they take on an inspired Maldives in the second semi-final of the SAFF Football Championship here on Tuesday.

We don`t underestimate any team: Koevermans

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 15:05

They may have tasted success in their their last two outings against Maldives, but Indian football coach Wim Koevermans said ahead of their SAFF Cup semifinal against the islanders that underestimating a team was not in his nature