Stephen Constantine appointed Indian men's football head coach
Stephen Constantine appointed Indian men's football head coach

Englishman Stephen Constantine was today appointed head coach of Indian men's football team, paving the way for his return at the helm of affairs for the second time.

AIFF offers Stephen Constantine job of India football coach
AIFF offers Stephen Constantine job of India football coach

India have offered Englishman Stephen Constantine the job of coaching their national team coach for a second time, as they look to shed their reputation as football`s sleeping giant.

ISL glitz props Indian football but national team slips in 2014
ISL glitz props Indian football but national team slips in 2014

 The 'sleeping giant' woke up to a new dawn with the ISL putting Indian football on the global map, but the national team continued to paint a grim picture, plummeting to its worst-ever rankings in an eventful year for the sport.

Indian football team drops to worst-ever FIFA ranking of 171
Indian football team drops to worst-ever FIFA ranking of 171

In a year when cash-rich ISL created waves and brought Indian football to the notice of the world, its national team slumped to its worst-ever FIFA rankings dropping to 171st in the 209-nation chart.

Stephen Constantine, Ricki Herbert short-listed for football coach's job
Stephen Constantine, Ricki Herbert short-listed for football coach's job

 Two men who possess experience of having coached in India as well as at the international level, Englishman Stephen Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert, have been short-listed to take over from Dutchman Wim Koevermans as the new coach of the national football team.

Wim Koevermans steps down as Indian football coach
Wim Koevermans steps down as Indian football coach

Following a spate of mediocre outings, Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans on Monday stepped down from the post soon after the country suffered a defeat in an international friendly, here.

Palestine test awaits Indian football team
Palestine test awaits Indian football team

An acid test awaits the Indian football team as it gears up to take on higher-ranked Palestine, who are also the current AFC Challenge Cup champions, in an international friendly here on Monday.

India announce football squad for Palestine friendlies
India announce football squad for Palestine friendlies

India announced their 20-member squad on Friday for the international friendlies against AFC Challenge Cup Champions Palestine.

AIFF awaits Asiad accreditation after Ministry clears teams
AIFF awaits Asiad accreditation after Ministry clears teams

In a relief to All India Football Federation, the Sports Ministry today cleared the country's men and women teams at no cost to the federation for the Asian Games, but delay in getting accreditation has forced the AIFF to cancel tickets to Incheon for the second time.

AIFF offers Technical Director's post to Koevermans, hunts for foreign coach
AIFF offers Technical Director's post to Koevermans, hunts for foreign coach

The All India Football Federation has decided against renewing national coach Wim Koevermans' contract beyond existing time frame of October 31 but at the same time has offered the Dutchman the job of Technical Director, overseeing the preparations of various national football teams.

We aim to carry on the momentum, says Wim Koevermans

Hoping to carry on the winning momentum, Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans today said his wards were looking for a win tomorrow against a competitive Pakistan.

India look to continue momentum against Pakistan

Buoyed by their 1-0 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the arch-rivals in the second and final football friendly match here tomorrow, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games.

JSW to host and organise India-Pakistan Friendlies

India and Pakistan will be playing two International Friendlies at the Bangalore Football Stadium on August 17 and 20 respectively, All India Football Federation (AIFF) said today.

Chhetri goal not enough to save India from another loss

Sunil Chhetri`s goal in the final moments of the game proved a mere consolation as India went down 1-3 to third division Czech side TJ Domalice in their final practice match at the Domazlice Stadium in Czech Republic.

AIFF Special Technical Committee discusses World Cup plans

Keeping an eye on Indian National Team`s preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, All India Football Federation`s Special Technical Committee met in Bangalore Saturday.

Indian football team to tour Czech Republic, China

The Under-23 Indian men`s football team will have two exposure trips to Czech Republic and China before they leave for the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4.

Pro-Licence course gains momentum in Japan

The third and final module of the AFC Pro-Diploma course 2014, Japan gained further momentum with course coordinator, national coach Wim Koevermans and the 12 participants visiting one of the premier professional football clubs of Japan, Cerezo Osaka FC and visiting its state-of-the-art facilities.

India drop two places to 147 in FIFA rankings

Missing a game since March this year, India dropped two places to 147 in the latest FIFA rankings released today.

Chhetri among 5 senior players picked for Asian games

Indian captain Sunil Chhetri is among the five seniors picked by national football coach Wim Koevermans for the Incheon Asian Games where the rest of the squad would comprise under-23 players.

We are not totally dependent on Sunil: Koevermans

National football chief coach Wim Koevermans on thursday insisted that the team is not relying heavily on skipper Sunil Chhetri but said there has to be a "follow-up" of players.