Indian football

India jump two places to 104 in FIFA ranking after impressive Asian Cup qualification campaign

The Blue Tigers are placed just below New Zealand (103rd), who missed out on a 2022 FIFA World Cup spot after losing to Costa Rica 0-1 in the intercontinental play-off earlier this month.

published on : 23rd June 2022

I don't look at rankings, have respect for Cambodia: Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac

Indian team head coach Igor Stimac refused to read much into their higher ranking on the eve of the Asian Cup Qualifiers, saying it doesn't matter in present day football.

published on : 7th June 2022

Sunil Chhetri returns to national team for international friendly against Jordan

The 37-year-old Chhetri last played for India during their 3-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championships final in October but since then was sidelined due to injuries.

published on : 24th May 2022

Odisha’s woman power on show at football league  

This is for the first time 60 women footballers of Odisha are playing the Indian Women’s League. Tanmay Das finds out about the prestigious sporting event.

published on : 8th May 2022

United We Play Finale: Manchester United to bring seven former superstars to India

The legends will be part of various activities and events planned to maximise engagement with club supporters and football fans in India.

published on : 16th April 2022

Indian men's football team coach Igor Stimac​ confident of improved performance from his goalkeepers

Currently in a preparatory camp in Pune, the Indian men's football team are scheduled to play Bahrain on March 23 and Belarus on March 26 in Manama.

published on : 15th March 2022

Indian football team looks to seal Asian Cup berth during June qualifiers in Kolkata

The six group winners and the best five second-placed teams earn a ticket to the Asian Cup, which is slated to kick-off next year on June 16 in China.

published on : 18th February 2022

It's not always easy to carry on: Indian football star Kamala Devi after announcing retirement

Having served Indian Football for the better part of 12 years, Kamala Devi decided to hang up her boots earlier this week, after a fulfilling career.

published on : 4th February 2022

When Chhetri went past Pele, India won 8th SAFF title and women braced for their moment of reckoning

Heading into 2022, the sport continues to yearn for that big success story, that massive breakthrough, which will transform it forever, especially from on-field performance point of view.

published on : 28th December 2021

Looking forward to big matches against sides like Brazil, says India international Sanju Yadav

The winger said that the Indian team will not get carried away and will focus on the task at hand.

published on : 14th November 2021

Primary reason why I got Khel Ratna is playing for 19 years: Sunil Chhetri

Suni Chhetri, 37, who began his professional career in 2002 with the famous Mohun Bagan club and made his international debut in 2005, received the Khel Ratna from President Ram Nath Kovind.

published on : 13th November 2021

Women's football legend Bembem Devi says Rs 60,000 salary in IWL clubs is peanuts 

She rued the financial plight of the fellow players and asked the corporate sector to chip in by sponsoring more clubs and tournaments.

published on : 12th November 2021

In a first, Indian women's football team to play against Brazil in international tournament

Chile, ranked 37th in FIFA chart, and Venezuela (56th) are the other teams that the 57th-ranked Indians will face in the November 25 to December 1 tournament to be held in Manaus, Brazil.

published on : 9th November 2021

Meghalaya bypoll: Eugeneson Lyngdoh dribbles past Congress to score goal of his life

Lyngdoh, who has 24 caps for the senior national team to his kitty, was a member of the Bengaluru FC that won the I-League title in 2015-16.

published on : 3rd November 2021

If we perform in Asian Cup, it might help us do better at World Cup qualifiers: Renu 

The Indian women were on a four-game exposure tour and played two friendlies in the UAE and as many in Bahrain over two weeks.

published on : 29th October 2021
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