India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia
India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia

Even an Alex Ferguson or Zico will 'struggle' to change the fortunes of the game in India if a proper youth development system will not be in place, football icon Baichung Bhutia said on Thursday.

China to push football education to raise level of game: state media
China to push football education to raise level of game: state media

China is mandating football courses at more and more schools to raise the level of the game and bolster its ambitions as a power in global sport, state media reported Friday.

Singapore confident of Suzuki title, match-fixing worry lurks
Singapore confident of Suzuki title, match-fixing worry lurks

 Singapore`s embattled coach Bernd Stange was adamant his side had all the ingredients to win another Suzuki Cup title as authorities ramped up efforts to keep the long standing threat of match-fixing at bay.

FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia
FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.

India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings
India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings

After not much action barring the 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany.

India leap three places to 151 in FIFA rankings

The Indian men`s football team has gone up three places to be ranked 151th in the FIFA rankings, which is topped by recently-crowned world champions Germany.

World Champions Germany return to top of FIFA`s rankings

Germany`s charge to claim Sunday`s World Cup title has seen them return to the top of FIFA`s world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.

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.

Spain remain top of the FIFA rankings, Brazil fourth

World Cup hosts Brazil moved up two places to fourth in the new FIFA world rankings released Thursday, making the biggest jump of the major teams.

India gain seven places in FIFA rankings

Indian football team jumped seven places to 145th, the highest since August last, in the latest FIFA rankings released today.

India gains two place to be at 152nd in FIFA rankings

India gained two places to be at 152nd spot following their 2-2 drawn international football friendly match against Bangladesh early this month in the latest FIFA rankings issued today.

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

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.

Brazil return to FIFA top 10

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have returned to the top 10 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Capello sets Russia World Cup quarter-final target

Fabio Capello said Thursday he wants his Russia team to make the quarter-final stage at next year`s World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria holds FIFA responsible for low international rankings

Nigerian football fans have reportedly held international football governing body FIFA responsible for their low rankings in the world and African countries` list.

India drop 10 places to 155th spot in FIFA rankings

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

Brazil soar, England tumble in latest FIFA rankings

Confederations Cup champions Brazil climbed up 13 places to ninth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, while England continued their slide as they dropped down to 15th.

India climb three spots to 147 in FIFA rankings

India have climbed 3 places in the last month to be promoted from the 150th to the 147th spot in the FIFA rankings however the team have dropped down from 25th to 26th spot in the continent.

India slip six spots to 149th in FIFA rankings

After last month`s surprise big jump, Indian football team lost six places to occupy 149th at the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday.

India jumps 24 places to be in 143rd in FIFA rankings

Despite its unimpressive performance in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers earlier this month, the India football team jumped 24 places to occupy 143rd in the FIFA Rankings issued today.