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India aims for a giant leap in FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan

Abha/Saudi Arabia: The Indian senior soccer men’s team will be on the verge of writing a new chapter in the post-independence era of Indian football history when it resumes its FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 campaign against Afghanistan on March 22.

Maharashtra, Lakshadweep to clash in Beach Soccer competition final

Maharashtra and Lakshadweep made it to the final of the Beach Soccer competition in the Diu Beach Games 2024 here on Wednesday.

Former India soccer captain Mohammed Habib dies; AIFF condoles

Kolkata: Former India forward Mohammed Habib passed away on Tuesday in his residence in Hyderabad after a long illness, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.

Messi completes Inter Miami move

Washington: Inter Miami has completed the signing of Lionel Messi and will unveil the Argentine great to fans and the media on Sunday.

Grassroot football tournament kicks off in Nagaland, uniting young players across the state

Kohima/IBNS: The Grassroot Football Tournament (GFT) for children, spanning three categories - Under-10, Under-13, and Under-15, commenced at the IG Stadium in Kohima, Nagaland on Wednesday.

Baichung Bhutia Football Schools expand reach with nationwide trials

Agartala/IBNS: Baichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS), powered by enJogo, has announced the commencement of trials for its residential academies. The trials, titled "100 Trials, 100 Cities and Unlimited Dreams," will take place at the Umakanta Academy playground in Agartala city on June 25.

Arunachal Pradesh's rising football star Omang Dodum makes national squad for AFC U-17 Asian Cup

Itanagar/IBNS: Arunachal Pradesh's sports legacy continues as another talented athlete, Omang Dodum, has secured a spot in India's final squad for the prestigious AFC U-17 Asian Cup, which will be held in Thailand in 2023.

Nagaland men's blind football team impresses in national tournament

The Nagaland men's blind football team recently made a remarkable debut at the Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF) National Tournament held in Jamshedpur from May 17 to 20.

Indian Football Awards 2023 held in Sikkim: Lallianzuala Chhangte and Greg Stewart among winners

Gangtok/IBNS: The Indian Football Awards 2023, organized by the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI), took place at Gangtok's Paljor Stadium in Sikkim on Saturday.

Kicking Around: Soccer on the rise in USA and India

Growing enthusiasm for football drives improvements in the U.S. and India.While the 2026 World Cup is heading to North America and the soccer team in India is stronger than it has ever been, the spotlight has never been brighter on the two countries. Carson Hanover, Alan Morgensztern, Adam Allsbury, and Leah Rainwater from the USA and Ayush Gupta from India report

East Bengal FC signs two players from Arunachal Pradesh for their women's team

Itanagar/IBNS: East Bengal FC, the legendary football club based in Kolkata, provided a significant boost to women's football in Arunachal Pradesh by signing two players, Giani Ramching Mara and Jumbalu Tayang, on Monday.

Mizoram's Cindy included in India squad for U-17 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifier

Aizawl/IBNS: Cindy Remruatpuii Colney, a midfielder from Mizoram, has been selected as one of the 23 members of the squad for the Women's U17 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier Round 1.

Apurna Narzary to receive emerging player award for football

Assam/IBNS: The government of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Department of Sports & Youth Welfare has nominated Apurna Narzary, an international women's football player, as an "Emerging Player" for the 2022-23 season.

Lewandowski hopes for Messi return to Barcelona

Warsaw, Apr 15 (UNI) FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski says he wants Lionel Messi to return to the club next season.

Getafe trip a test for tired Barcelona

Madrid, Apr 15 (UNI) La Liga leader FC Barcelona visits Getafe on Sunday in what could be a difficult afternoon for Xavi Hernandez's side.