AFC Asian Cup: News

13 Jan 2024

Indian Football Team

AFC Asian Cup 2023, Australia blank India 2-0: Key stats

India suffered a 2-0 defeat against heavyweights Australia in their opening clash of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup on Saturday at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

30 Dec 2023

Indian Football Team

AFC Asian Cup 2023: Igor Stimac declares India's 26-member squad

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac announced the 26-member squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup in Qatar.

08 Aug 2023

Indian Football Team

Merdeka Cup: India to face hosts Malaysia in semi-finals

The Indian football team is all set to play hosts Malaysia in the 2023 Merdeka Cup in the FIFA window in October at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

06 Aug 2023

Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac urges ISL clubs to release players: Here's why

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has requested Indian Super League clubs to release players for preparation for upcoming major events.

19 Jun 2023

Igor Stimac

Here's the journey of Indian football team under Igor Stimac

The Indian football team defeated Lebanon 2-0 in the final of the 2023 Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar.

15 Jun 2022

Indian Football Team

Sunil Chhetri becomes joint-5th highest international goal-scorer: Key stats

The Indian men's football team maintained its perfect start in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.

11 Sep 2021


At least 10 games required before AFC Asian Cup: Dennerby

Newly-appointed Indian women's football coach Thomas Dennerby on Saturday said the team needs to play at least 10 international matches against opponents with diverse playing styles in the run-up to the AFC Asian Cup.

01 Jul 2020


India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

05 Apr 2020


India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

04 Sep 2019

FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India face stiff Oman test

The Indian national men's football team opens its 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign against Oman on Thursday.

16 Jan 2019


Will retire when India would've a better number-10: Sunil Chhetri

Veteran Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has dismissed suggestions of his retirement.

15 Jan 2019


Lessons India can learn from their AFC Asian Cup exit

India could not build on their success of winning their first match against Thailand at the AFC Asian Cup, and ended up getting knocked out of the tournament after losing to the UAE and Bahrain.

15 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup 2019: India crash out; Constantine resigns

After starting their AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign in spectacular fashion, India have strayed from the path of success and their loss at the hands of Bahrain has seen them ousted from the tournament.

14 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup: Key battles in India vs Bahrain fixture

India meet Bahrain tonight for their third and final group stage battle of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

14 Jan 2019


Five stars of the Indian football team

With India showing great promise at the AFC Asian Cup in UAE, fans have started cheering the team.

13 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain- Preview and prediction

After losing to UAE in their second match of the AFC Asian Cup, India will be taking on Bahrain tomorrow in their third and last match of the group stage.

11 Jan 2019


Locked up for supporting India? UAE man cages several men

India faced UAE in their group stage encounter of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last night, and while the hosts managed to triumph after a healthy competition of football, a shocking video has revealed that a UAE national locked up several individuals in a cage for supporting the Indian team!

11 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup: India loses to UAE, important lessons learned

After starting their AFC Asian Cup campaign with a win, India suffered a setback and lost to UAE, slipping to the group table's second spot.

10 Jan 2019


India vs UAE: Match preview, key battles and TV listing

The Indian men's football team got off to a perfect start in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

08 Jan 2019


India will have to learn from the past against UAE

The Indian football team started off their 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign with a win, but have to be careful against upcoming opponents, UAE.

07 Jan 2019

Indian Football Team

Stephen Constantine: Milestone moments as the Indian football team's coach

The Indian football team is being praised on all fronts after a spectacular performance saw them thrash Thailand 4-1 in their first 2019 AFC Asian Cup match last night.

06 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup 2019: India breeze past Thailand, win 4-1

India showed their worth in their first match of Group A in the AFC Asian Cup when they thrashed opponents Thailand 4-1, with goals from Sunil Chhetri, Anirudh Thapa, and Jeje Lalpekhlua.

06 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup 2019: Key battles between India and Thailand

India will be taking on Thailand tonight in their first AFC Asian Cup 2019 match, and a win will give India major confidence going into the tournament.

05 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Thailand: A pre-match report

The highly-anticipated AFC Asian Cup kicks off from tonight when UAE and Bahrain meet for the first match of the tournament.

03 Jan 2019

Indian Football Team

IM Vijayan: Stephen Constantine has chosen the perfect Indian team

The AFC Asian Cup kicks off from Saturday, and the Indian team is gearing up for their first match against Thailand.

03 Jan 2019


Asian Cup: Chhetri says it won't be easy facing India

Captain of the Indian football team, Sunil Chhetri, looks greatly confident before the Men in Blue kickstart their AFC Asian Cup campaign.

02 Jan 2019


AFC Asian Cup: A look at India's group stage chances

The AFC Asian Cup has seen sixteen editions so far, and as we move towards the seventeenth edition of the tournament with India being one among the 24 nations to be playing, it is the need of the hour to get a clear picture of the teams and assess India's chances.

01 Jan 2019


Bhaichung Bhutia: 50-50 chance of India reaching Asian Cup knockout-stage

Former captain of the Indian football team, Bhaichung Bhutia, has opened up regarding India's chances of qualifying from the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup.

30 Dec 2018

Indian Football Team

AIFF wants to keep working with Constantine post Asia Cup

Recently, some media reports claimed that the All India Football Federation is not planning to renew the contract of head coach of Indian football team, Stephen Constantine after AFC Asian Cup.

17 Nov 2018


India vs Jordan not cancelled, will happen as per schedule

Earlier, media reports stated that the friendly between the Indian football team and Jordan has been cancelled.

04 Jun 2018


Match schedule, timings of Sunil Chhetri-led India team

The Indian national football team is currently participating in the Intercontinental Cup.

15 Mar 2018

North Korea

FIFA rankings: Indian football team is at 99th spot

The Indian national football team is back in the top 100 of the FIFA world rankings and is now placed at 99th spot.

31 Dec 2016

Europa League

Another stupendous year for Indian Football

The year 2016 saw some of the most amazing football in the history of India.

06 Nov 2016


Iraq's Air Force Club lifts the 2016 AFC Cup

Sunil Chhetri led JSW Bengaluru FC's dream dashed as they lost 0-1 to Iraq's Air Force Club in the finals of 2016 AFC Cup in Doha.

20 Oct 2016

Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup finals

Bengaluru FC became the first Indian team to reach the finals of the AFC Cup after they beat defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim.