Rain influenced the match, says Koevermans

India`s football coach Wim Koevermans was proud of his team`s overall performance in the Nehru Cup opener against Syria but said the water-logged turf at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium had a bearing on the match on Wednesday.

India start Nehru Cup campaign in style, beat Syria 2-1

Dutchman Wim Koevermans` stint as the coach of the Indian football team started on a positive note as Portugal-returned skipper Sunil Chhetri and Anthony Pereira`s strikes propelled the hosts to a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener on Wednesday.

Nehru Cup: India vs Syria – Preview

In what has become a traditional Nehru Cup rivalry over the past couple of editions, India takes on Syria in their 5th encounter spread over 3 Nehru Cups.

We are the favourites, challenges are not many: Wim Koevermans

Despite entering the tournament as the lowest ranked team, national football coach Wim Koevermans preferred to dub India the "favourites" in the Nehru Cup, and is confident of the side retaining the title for the third straight time.

Upbeat India hope to regain lost ground in Nehru Cup opener

Under the tutelege of Wim Koevermans whose country gave birth to `total football`, holders India will look to regain lost ground after plummeting to their lowest-ever rankings in recent years, in the Nehru Cup opener against Syria, on Wednesday.

Paul helps India clinch Nehru Cup

India managed to edge out rivals Syria and lift the Nehru Cup for the second time in a row.

Paul helps India clinch Nehru Cup

India managed to edge out rivals Syria and lift the Nehru Cup for the second time in a row.

India fail Syrian ‘test’ in Nehru Cup, lose 0-1

Defending champions India sans star striker Bhaichung Bhutia failed to impress as they went down 0-1 to Syria in their inconsequential last round-robin match of the Nehru Cup international football tournament here on Saturday.

India fail Syrian ‘test’ in Nehru Cup, lose 0-1

Defending champions India sans star striker Bhaichung Bhutia failed to impress as they went down 0-1 to Syria in their inconsequential last round-robin match of the Nehru Cup international football tournament here on Saturday.