Sunil Chhetri brushed off a scoring drought by finding the net twice as Bengaluru FC came back from a goal down in humid conditions to beat Maziya S&RC 2-1 and book a place in the last-16 of the AFC Cup here today.
After the success of Indian Super League (ISL) last year, Indian football is certainly going places. On Wednesday, a young goalkeeper from Mohali created history by becoming the first Indian ever to play a competitive match for an top tier European side. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made his competitive debut for Norwegian club Stabaek with a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Runar in the Norwegian Football Cup. Stabbaek play in Norway's top division Tippeligaen and are managed by former United States and Egypt coach Bob Bradley.
The Indian football team has expressed "unhappiness" over the lack of basic facilities at the Dashrath stadium, venue for Tuesday's 2018 World Cup round 1 pre-qualifying game against Nepal, and said the condition of the ground is "very bad and devoid of grass".
A confident Indian football team will look to get the better of Nepal one more time as it faces the Himalayan nation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup second leg preliminary qualifying game (round 1) here on Tuesday.
Star striker Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the second half as India notched up a 2-0 win over Nepal in a dominating display in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying round one here on Thursday.
Two goals from Haitian recruit Sony Norde and one each from Japanese medio Katsumi Yusa and Bikramjit Singh helped Mohun Bagan thump defending champion Bengaluru FC 4-1 in an I-League encounter here Friday.
On a three-match winning streak, defending champions Bengaluru FC will look to go atop the table when they face local giants Mohun Bagan in a I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Friday.
Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri was Friday handed the 2014's Player of the Year trophy while striker Bala Devi received the last year's Best Woman Footballer Award, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement Friday.
For obvious reasons, 15th August is the most significant date in India's collective history. As the country marked its 68th Independence Day in 2014, a rather important moment for India and Indian football went largely unnoticed.
Defending Champions Bengaluru FC will start this year's Hero I-League campaign as favourites when they take on Goa's Dempo in the eighth season, which kicks off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.