FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Struggling India face Oman in do-or-die away fixture

If India lose, they will trail Oman by nine points and have only three matches -- maximum nine points -- left to play in this second round of the qualifiers.

published on : 18th November 2019

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Alien to artificial turf and sub-zero temp, India gear up for Afghan test

India also suffered a jolt after central defender Anas Edathodika had to return home from Dubai, where the team had a stopover on way to Dushanbe, due to the death of his mother.

published on : 13th November 2019

FIFA rules out World Cup qualifiers in Iraq, asks to nominate 'neutral venue'

Iran and Bahrain were to play in Basra, the southern city which hosted Iraq's return last month to playing competitive games at home.

published on : 6th November 2019

This is how South Korean captain Son Heung-min recollects 'war-like' World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

The match in the North Korea capital ended 0-0 on Tuesday, in front of FIFA president Gianni Infantino but in an otherwise empty stadium and almost completely blocked off from the outside world. 

published on : 17th October 2019

Favourite tag is nothing, can't underestimate Bangladesh: India coach Igor Stimac

Asked about their rivals, Stimac said Bangladesh should have won against Qatar keeping in mind the chances they created.

published on : 14th October 2019

Buoyant India eyeing full points against Bangladesh in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu took the charge in Chhetri's absence and thwarted a barrage of attacks from Qatar.

published on : 14th October 2019

Ankle injury rules Sandesh Jhingan out of FIFA WC qualifier against Bangladesh

The India right back, who made an impact in India's gallant goalless draw against Qatar last month, sustained an ankle injury during a friendly match against North East United.

published on : 11th October 2019

Igor Stimac to try as may players as possible in friendly match against NorthEast United

Stimac said the match will be a good preparation for India's FIFA World Cup second round qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata on October 15.

published on : 8th October 2019

India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifier: Rare spark that should inspire

Once the celebrations were over, Indioa team as well as new coach Igor Stimac had their feet firmly on the ground.

published on : 13th September 2019

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: India learnt lessons from loss against Oman

Stimac would have been forgiven for fearing the worst when that clock started ticking down on the last 15 minutes in Qatar.

published on : 13th September 2019

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: India face toughest challenge against Asian champions Qatar

India let in two goals in the last eight minutes after taking an early lead to lose their opening match against Oman on September 5 in Guwahati.

published on : 9th September 2019

WATCH | Qatar unveils 2022 FIFA World Cup logo round the globe

The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words "FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022".

published on : 3rd September 2019

2022 World Cup qualifying round matches will be 'real test' for India: Udanta Singh

India begin their 2022 World Cup second round qualifiers with a match against Oman on Thursday in Guwahati, before travelling to Doha to play against Asian champions Qatar on September 10.

published on : 2nd September 2019

Luka Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned FIFA's player of the year

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London.

published on : 25th September 2018

France's Olivier Giroud savours FIFA World Cup glory despite criticism

Despite the goal drought, Deschamps stuck with the Chelsea striker, who featured in all of France's seven matches at the World Cup, and Giroud is happy to have played his role.

published on : 17th July 2018
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