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.

Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia
Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia

As the inaugural Indian Super League readies to get its first champion, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said that ISL has exceeded his expectation in terms of crowd turnout and hoped it would generate interest among fans for upcoming I-League.

Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia
Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia

Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday picked Atletico de Kolkata ahead of Kerala Blasters FC as the hot favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title.

Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's Hall of Fame
Bhaichung Bhutia inducted in AFC's Hall of Fame

 Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted into the AFC's Hall of Fame, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Wednesday.

SFA meet with premier Sikkim clubs for development of game

Aiming at development of football in the Himalayan state, the Sikkim Football Association (SFA) met with premier division football clubs here, including the iconic former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia.

We are set to prepare a plan for U-17 World Cup: Sunil Chhetri

In an effort to host a successful Under-17 Football World Cup and put up a team that befits the occasion, national team skipper Sunil Chhetri today said he will be preparing a plan in this regard along with former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and reputed coach Derrick Pereira.

Victory for Kirti Azad, Rathore as Azharuddin, Bhaichung suffer huge defeats

Adding to the celebrations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirti Azad – a member of India`s 1983 World Cup winning team, won from Bihar`s Darbhanga after beating RJD`s Mohammed Ali Ashraf Fatmi by 35043 votes.

General Elections 2014: List of sportspersons in the hunt

General Elections 2014: List of sportspersons in the hunt

Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFF-suggested committee for U-17 WC

Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel today suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri.

Nine crorepati candidates in first phase of West Bengal LS polls

As many as nine of the 47 candidates in the fray in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal are crorepatis (millionaires), with football icon Bhaichung Bhutia of Trinamool Congress leading the pack.

Bhaichung Bhutia has assets in excess of Rs 16 crore

Football icon Bhaichung Bhutia, contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal`s Darjeeling constituency, possesses assets worth more than Rs 16 crore.

Stones thrown at TMC convoy in Darjeeling

Miscreants threw stones at cars in a Trinamool Congress convoy for party Lok Sabha candidate former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia at Patlebas in Darjeeling district on Saturday.

LS polls 2014: Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen to contest on TMC ticket

Former Indian football skipper Baichung Bhutia is set to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Trinamool Congress ticket, party chief Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

Unhappy over 2017 Under-17 World Cup preps, Bhaichung Bhutia slams associations

Expressing frustration over the lack of effort and professionalism on part of the state and district associations, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said CEOs and development officers should be appointed at those places to keep a tab on the progress ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

Renedy Singh elected president of FPAI

Former India international Renedy Singh on Monday succeeded ex-captain Bhaichung Bhutia as the new president of the Football Players Association of India (FPAI), here.

EPL side West Bromwich Albion looking for Indian sponsors

English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion are in talks with some leading Indian companies after their current sponsor decided to pull the plug in the wake of striker Nicolas Anelka`s controversial racism-linked goal celebration in an EPL match.

Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia

As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia friday said, the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure.

Short clinics not enough to develop Indian Football: Bhutia

Former captain Bhaichung Bhutia Thursday stated that small duration clinics by several foreign clubs in the country were not enough to develop Indian football.

India beat Nepal 2-0; Chhetri becomes India`s highest scorer

India outplayed Nepal 2-0 in an international football friendly here today with captain Sunil Chhetri scoring a goal to become the country`s most prolific striker in national colours.