SAFF Championship

SAFF Championships title not a "special success", aim is to qualify for 2023 Asian Cup: Igor Stimac

India won the SAFF championship title after beating Nepal 3-0 in the final in Male on Saturday to hand Stimac his first trophy as in-charge of the team.

published on : 19th October 2021

'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

Chhetri & Co beat Nepal to clinch India's 8th SAFF Championship title

The Blue Tigers had started the competition on a shaky note but signed off with an impressive 3-0 win over Nepal in the final to clinch the title.

published on : 16th October 2021

In-form India look to maintain SAFF stranglehold, face Nepal test in final

Aa unique experience for Nepal, who are appearing for the first time in the title-decider of the SAFF championship while India are looking to clinch the title for the eighth time.

published on : 15th October 2021

SAFF Championships final: India seek eighth title and first trophy under coach Igor Stimac

India drew against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in their first two matches which had put them in danger of missing the final but the win against Nepal brought them back in the reckoning.

published on : 15th 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

Chhetri double strike helps India beat Maldives 3-1 and enter SAFF Championships final

Chhetri scored in the 62nd and 71st minutes after Manvir Singh had given India the lead in the 33rd minute in the must-win match for India.

published on : 14th October 2021

SAFF Championships: India face Maldives in must-win match, stare at worst show since 2003

The worst performance for seven-time champions India before this edition was the third-place finish in 2003 and the country has either won or finished runners-up in 11 previous editions.

published on : 12th 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

Hey, Indian football - its time to shun top-down approach...

The struggle for survival in the regional event tells a lot about which direction the team is headed...

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

Indian football team hits new low: Chhetri and boys held to goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka

The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings.

published on : 7th 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

SAFF Championship: We are ourselves guilty for not winning against Bangladesh, says Indian football team coach Igor Stimac

India lost the lead to a 10-man Bangladesh as their first match in the SAFF Championship 2021 ended 1-1.

published on : 5th October 2021
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