Hours after arriving in Hangzhou, Stimac's boys show early resilience before fizzling out in second half.
China is a much stronger side than India at the continental stage, and they will also have the advantage of playing in familiar surroundings at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium.
The AIFF named a 22-member squad for the Asian Games, more or less the near full-strength senior national team with the likes of Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in it.
Spanish football has been in turmoil since Rubiales forcibly kissed midfielder Jenni Hermoso on the lips in front of the world's media after Spain defeated England in the Women's World Cup final.
Luis Rubiales arrives at Spanish court to be questioned over his kiss of player at Women's World Cup
Judge Francisco de Jorge issued the order earlier this week for Rubiales to answer his questions at Spain’s National Court.
Sunil Chhetri only notable face in Indian football team for Asian Games as ISL clubs refuse to play ball
There is talk of manager Igor Stimac, the loudest voice in the chorus to send a team to the Asiad, not even accompanying this side to China. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he chose not to.
In Indian sports, the backroom stories are sometimes more fascinating than the game itself. They have their share of intrigue, mystery, plots and subplots.
India was just minutes away from a famous victory but Sandesh Jhingan gave away a penalty with just ten minutes left on the clock, bringing down Iraq's Aymen Hussein inside the box.
The Indian football team’s report card for 2023 is unusually impressive.
The Italian soccer federation issued a short announcement saying that Mancini communicated his resignation “late last night,” adding that a new coach would be named “over the next days.”
The Blue Tigresses will launch their campaign in the 19th Asian Games and AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 in September and October, respectively.
The Indian men's team currently occupies the 18th spot among countries under the Asian Football Confederation, while the women's side is ranked 11th.
India had beaten strong teams Lebanon and Kuwait in penalty shoot-outs in the semifinal and final respectively in the SAFF Championships in Bengaluru earlier this month.
It was only last week that Modi had spoken about Kylian Mbappe being a "superhit" among the youth in India and that the World Cup winner is probably known to more people in India than in France.
The 38-year-old Chhetri, who will be playing his last Asian Cup in Doha, also pitched for at least one international friendly match against a top-seven-ranked country in Asia.
Ancelotti has still not publicly confirmed any deal with the five-time World Cup champions. Brazil has never had a full-time foreign coach in charge of its national team.
Sunil Chhetri and Co. will look to continue their unbeaten streak as they face Lebanon in the SAFF Championship semi-finals on Saturday.
The bad came at the end of the other half. After a disciplined and spirited performance by the defence, repelling the Kuwaiti attack all day, one careless error undid all the hard work.
Pakistan is scheduled to play their opening match against India on January 21 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
The team took a collective decision to donate the money after the accident happened in Odisha, which claimed the lives of nearly 300 passengers and left over 1,000 injured.