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Coach John Gregory extends contract with Chennaiyin FC until 2020

John’s first challenge after renewing terms will be the club’s first away AFC Cup group game against Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. 

May 11, 2019, 19:05 PM IST

Chennaiyin FC gear up for AFC Cup group stage opener against Minerva Punjab

Chennaiyin became the first ISL side to enter the AFC Cup group stage after getting the better of Sri Lanka's Colombo FC in South Zone qualifying play-off on 1-0 aggregate last month. 

Apr 02, 2019, 22:47 PM IST

AFC Asian Cup: Holders Australia knocked out by hosts UAE

Victory means Alberto Zaccheroni's side will move on to a potentially politically sensitive semi-final against Qatar, who earlier stunned South Korea 1-0. 

Jan 26, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Khalfan Mubarar, Ali Mabkhout help UAE seal crucial 2-0 win over India

Ali Mabkhout and  Khalfan Mubarak struck goals in the either side of the half-time to help UAE secure a crucial 2-0 win over India in the second Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on Thursday.

Jan 10, 2019, 21:12 PM IST

UAE will be India's toughest challenge in AFC Asian Cup : Gouramangi Singh

Indian start their Asian Cup campaign on January 6 when they take on Thailand. They will play UAE on January 10 followed by the match against Bahrain on January 14.

Dec 22, 2018, 16:35 PM IST

On birthday, Sunil Chhetri named 'Asian Icon' by AFC, gets praise for rivalling Ronaldo, Messi

Talismanic Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was today named an 'Asian Icon' by the game's continental governing body on his 34th birthday and received effusive praise for rivalling the world's greatest players of his generation in scoring goals.

Aug 03, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Entire squad should be credited for AFC Asian Cup qualification, says Gurpreet Sandhu

"Our good run cannot be attributed to just the back four or the goalkeeper or the midfielders or the strikers," the 25-year-old has said. 

Nov 09, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

AFC General Secretary Dato' Windsor wants one league in India from next year

The merger will give a big boost to Mohun Bagan and East Bengal's hopes to play in the ISL.

Oct 25, 2017, 19:08 PM IST

FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation over 'third-party interference'

The suspension also means that neither the PFF nor any of its members or officials may benefit from any development programmes, courses or training from FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Oct 11, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Don't write us off: East Bengal tell FIFA, AFC

This season the merger of ISL and I-League failed as the Kolkata's heritage clubs said they were unable to pay the hefty franchise fee of Rs 15 crore.

Sep 14, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

AFC approves Indian Super League, terms it 'temporary solution'

AIFF's recommendation to the AFC was that the ISL will replace the Federation Cup, whose winner is currently allocated an AFC Cup preliminary stage place.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

Indian Super League gets recognition from AFC, two national leagues now

The winner of the I-league will participate in the AFC Champions League qualifiers, while the next ISL champion will be eligible for an AFC Cup qualifying slot.

Jun 28, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

East Bengal, Mohun Bagan likely to attend June 7 AFC meeting to discuss future of Indian Football

Both the clubs had joined hands in their tirade against Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), organisers of the Indian Super League (ISL), and threatened to disrupt the cash-rich league if their demands of franchise fee waiver and money from the central pool were not met.

May 31, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Traditional powerhouses Mohun Bagan, East Bengal declare unofficial war against Indian Super League

The Big two clubs refused to budge from their three-point demand and did not submit the bid document for their induction into the ISL.

May 27, 2017, 21:27 PM IST

We have to set a benchmark by qualifying regularly for AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri

India are preparing for the Asian Cup Qualifiers, and first up will be Myanmar, who had emerged winners in the last meeting between the two sides -- in the 2014 edition of AFC Challenge Cup

Mar 17, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Sunil Chhetri says Asian Cup will develop Indian football

India have been drawn alongside Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Macau in Group A

Feb 11, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

We deserve more FIFA World Cup slots, says Asian football boss

The expansion was a key election promise of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who beat Sheikh Salman to the post in polls early last year.

Jan 11, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

ISL-3 PREVIEW: NorthEast eye second straight home win against FC Goa

NorthEast`s opponents FC Goa, last year`s runners-up, will once again be helmed by Brazilian legend Zico.

Oct 03, 2016, 18:23 PM IST

ISL-3 PREVIEW: Known rivals in battle for glory as Indian football looks to reshape

The first match pits hosts NorthEast United FC with Kerala Blasters at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.

Sep 30, 2016, 20:17 PM IST

AFC-AIFF taskforce meets in Goa, discuss development of football in India

The taskforce will meet again in the near future - on a date to be decided.

Sep 28, 2016, 23:23 PM IST