Indian Football Team: News

15 Jun 2022

Lionel Messi

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.

17 Oct 2021

Football

India beat Nepal to win SAFF Championship: Records broken

Sunil Chhetri was superb for the Indian men's football team as it clinched the 2021 SAFF Championship with a commanding 3-0 win over Nepal in the final in Male, Maldives.

30 Jun 2021

Football

AIFF to recommend Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna award

Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri is set to be recommended by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

16 Jun 2021

Football

India draw against Afghanistan, qualify for Asian Cup third round

India scored from an own goal by Afghanistan goalie as they ended the World Cup Qualifiers campaign with a 1-1 draw to book a berth in the next qualifying round of the Asian Cup in Doha.

14 Jun 2021

Football

Chhetri a goal away from entering all-time top-10 scorers' list

Goal-machine Sunil Chhetri will look to add to his tally and enter the all-time top-ten scorers' list as a buoyant India meet Afghanistan in the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers in Doha on Tuesday.

08 Jun 2021

FIFA World Cup

India beat Bangladesh as Sunil Chhetri surpasses Lionel Messi's tally

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has gone past the legendary Lionel Messi in terms of international goals.

05 Jun 2021

India

Indian footballers shift focus to Bangladesh after losing to Qatar

With the fighting loss to Qatar done and dusted with, Indian footballers are now looking forward to their next match against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

29 May 2021

Qatar

Stimac thanks Qatar for allowing players to train in Doha

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has thanked the Qatar government and Qatar Football Association for allowing his players to train there ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers.

28 May 2021

FIFA World Cup

FIFA Rankings: Belgium hold top spot, India remain 105th

The Belgium national football team tops the latest FIFA Rankings ahead of world champions France.

22 May 2021

Football

Indian football team begins training in Doha for joint Qualifiers

All the players and support staff of the Indian football team have tested negative for COVID-19 after arrival in Qatar on Wednesday and have also started training ahead of the joint Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup next month.

19 May 2021

Sunil Chhetri

Chhetri to play WC and Asian Cup Qualifiers in Doha

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri made a return after recovering from COVID-19 infection as a 28-member squad leaves for Doha on Wednesday for the three upcoming matches of the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

30 Mar 2021

India

Football: UAE thrash India 6-0 in international friendly

The Indian football team was handed a crushing defeat by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an international friendly at the Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai on Monday.

15 Dec 2020

Kolkata

Bhaichung Bhutia turns 44: A look at his career feats

Former Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia turned 44 on Tuesday,

16 Oct 2019

India

Sunil Chhetri issues an apology after India's draw against Bangladesh

The Indian men's football team missed the plot in a World Cup qualifier in Kolkata on Tuesday night.

19 Jul 2019

India

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: India face a tricky test

The Indian men's football team will start its preparations for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. They are scheduled to take place from September onwards.

15 May 2019

North Korea

Who is India's new football coach, Igor Stimac?

On Wednesday, Croatian football legend Igor Stimac was roped in as the coach of the Indian men's national football team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced.

04 Apr 2019

Sweden

Football: Over 250 people apply for job of India's coach

The Indian football team has played well since quite some time and despite the heartbreak suffered in the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the future looks promising.

24 Jan 2019

Mahatma Gandhi

#KnowYourTeam: All about the Red and Gold Brigade: East Bengal

East Bengal is one of the biggest football clubs in India, and has made a huge contribution to Indian football history.

16 Jan 2019

India

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

Real Madrid

Stephen Constantine resigns: Who can be his perfect replacement?

The Indian football team crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 after losing to Bahrain in their third group stage match, and the loss saw Stephen Constantine, their head coach, calling it quits.

15 Jan 2019

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

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

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

Thailand

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

India

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

India

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

India

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

Thailand

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

India

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

India

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

India

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.

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.

29 Dec 2018

India

Five young players who can take Indian football by storm

Indian football saw what its youngsters are capable of when they fielded their U-17 squad in the historic U-17 FIFA World Cup tournament, which was held in the country.

15 Dec 2018

India

Happy birthday Bhaichung: Celebrating the Indian football legend's career

Whether you love football or not, besides the names of 90s legends like Ronaldo, Zidane, and Beckham, you have surely heard of the name Bhaichung Bhutia.