Indian football team

'I enjoyed watching that, Sahal': Sunil Chhetri praises Indian youngsters for SAFF glory

Chhetri, who scored five out of India's eight goals, was all praise of the other two Indian goal-getters on Saturday -- Suresh Singh and Sahal Abdul Samad.

published on : 17th October 2021

Sunil Chhetri breaks Brazilian legend Pele's international goal record

Chhetri further bettered Pele's tally as he scored another one to have 79 international goals under his belt. The Indian captain is now the third-highest active international goalscorer.

published on : 14th October 2021

India's Sunil Chhetri after equalling Pele: 'I hope to keep playing and scoring in foreseeable future'

Chhetri, 37, equalled the legendary Pele when his 83rd-minute strike helped India beat Nepal 1-0 and saved his side from elimination in the SAFF Championship in Maldives on Sunday.

published on : 11th October 2021

Scoring is an area where we need to improve, says India coach Igor Stimac

The Croatian heaped praise on the Indian skipper after the latter's lone strike in the match handed the team three points in the tournament.

published on : 11th October 2021

Chhetri scores 77th goal as India beat Nepal 1-0, equals great Pele's international goals record

He is now on joint third with UAE's Ali Mabkhout (77) in the list of highest scorers among active footballers, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (112) and Lionel Messi (79).

published on : 11th October 2021

SAFF Championship: India gears up for do-or-die clash against Nepal

Although the form has favoured Nepal so far at the tournament, Stimac was optimistic about his side's chances of making the final.

published on : 10th October 2021

SAFF Championship: India look to register tournament's first win against Sri Lanka 

The Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac has come under fire for India's failure to win enough matches in the recent past and he will be under the pump on Thursday.

published on : 6th October 2021

Title favourites India begin SAFF Championships campaign against Bangladesh

Bangladesh have been a tough customers for India who had needed a late equaliser in the first leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers match in Kolkata to draw 1-1.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Despite India's 'little bit of superiority', every SAFF C'ships match is 'war to fight': Captain Sunil Chhetri

India, who have won the regional football tournament seven times out of the 12 editions, open their campaign against Bangladesh on Monday.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Nepal friendlies: Coach Igor Stimac accepts India got many points to improve on

After a 1-1 draw in the first friendly, India notched up 2-1 win in the second game against Nepal on Sunday thanks to second-half strikes by Farukh Choudhary and skipper Sunil Chhetri.

published on : 6th September 2021

Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary strike in India's 2-1 win over Nepal in International friendly

It was Choudhary who put India ahead in the 62nd minute while Chhetri (80th) doubled the lead of the visitors.

published on : 5th September 2021

Unplayable practice pitches in Kathmandu adds to India's woes

The Blue Tigers haven't been able to get a practice field since their first match on September 2 and have been stuck in the team hotel since then.

published on : 4th September 2021

Indian football team draw 1-1 with Nepal in friendly, next game on September 5

Anjan Bista scored for Nepal in the 36th minute before Anirudh Thapa netted one for the visiting side at the Dashrath Stadium here.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Indian football coach Stimac names squad for friendlies against Nepal

Sunil Chhetri, Pritam Kotal and Sahal Abdul Samad are some of the players who are part of the list.

published on : 27th August 2021

India to face Bangladesh in SAFF Championship opener on Oct 3

The final, to be fought between the top two sides after the round-robin league, will be held on October 13.

published on : 20th August 2021
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