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India men's football team moves up on rung in FIFA rankings

Indian men's football team moved up one rung to the 99th slot in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday, achieving its best position since 2018 when it took the 96th place.

I am living an absolute dream, thankful to a lot of people for it: Skipper Sunil Chhetri

Kolkata: Eighteen years and 92 international goals since his India debut, skipper Sunil Chhetri says that he could not have ever scripted his career the way it has unfolded in the last two decades.

ATK Mohun Bagan become ISL Champions

Panaji/UNI: ATK Mohun Bagan held their nerves in a tightly contested Indian Super League (ISL) Final as they beat Bengaluru FC 4-3 on penalties to lift the ISL title at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

Former India football captain Samar Banerjee passes away

Kolkata/UNI: Indian soccer legend Samar Banerjee, who led the country to a fourth place finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, passed away in the state-run SSKM Hospital here early Saturday following Covid.

AFC announces revised schedule for WC Qualifiers

New Delhi/IBNS: The Asian Football Confederation has intimated the All India Football Federation about the new match schedules for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Preliminary Competition and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2.

Upbeat team India charged up for U17 women's tournament final

New Delhi/IBNS: After the Blue Tigers' Hero Intercontinental Cup triumph last year the 'Thunder Clap' made a long-awaited reappearance at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday (December 17, 2019) as the Indian U-17 Women’s team secured a place in the final of the U17 Women's Football Tournament 2019.

Stimac names 6 newcomers as Blue Tigers leave for King's Cup

New Delhi, June 2 (IBNS): Indian Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac named 6 newcomers into India’s final list of 23 for the King’s Cup slated to kick-off in Buriram, Thailand from June 5. 

Old warehouses reunited in India's quest to first ever AFC U-23 championship berth

New Delhi, Mar 5 (IBNS): The Indian football fraternity is a well-knit family which only keeps on growing beyond the limits welcoming the newer members with both hands. Back to 1997, Derrick Pereira and Venkatesh Shanmugam had been two of the pivotal members of the Salgaocar FC squad who won the Federation Cup overpowering East Bengal at their den, Salt Lake Stadium.

It was a huge lesson as far as decision making was concerned: Kuruniyan

Ashique Kuruniyan who started in all of India’s three matches in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 as Sunil Chhetri’s striking partner upfront says it was a “huge lesson” for all the players as far as decision making on the field is concerned. In an interview, Kuruniyan looked back at India’s campaign, the lessons learnt, the plan forward and much more. Exceprts:

Bundesliga announces strategic focus on India by agreeing long term strategic understanding with IMG Reliance to grow Indian football

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IBNS): The Bundesliga and IMG Reliance on Friday announced an exclusive long-term understanding to develop and promote football and the Bundesliga in India.

Constantine announces 22-member squad for upcoming friendly against China

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): Coach Stephen Constantine announced his 22-member squad for India's first-ever International fixture in China which is scheduled at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in Suzhou City on October 13, 2018. Kick-off is at IST 17:05 Hrs.

Road is long and Subha needs to continue doing his job: says Bose's emotional mom

Dhaka, Sept 4 (IBNS): Back in 2011, a skinny defender led a Kodalia-based (a suburban area near Kolkata) school in Subroto Cup -- the pan-India school football tournament. Fast forward to 2018, the grown-up promising defender is on the brink of the leading the National Team in India’s opener in the SAFF Suzuki Cup.

India U-20 to play Argentina U-20 in Cotif tournament

Mumbai, July 17 (IBNS): The India U-20 National Team will be clashing swords with Argentina U-20, Venezuela U-and Mauritania U-20 when the boys travel to Spain to participate in the COTIF Cup – the Mini Mundial Sub U-20 Men’s Football Tournament. The tournament is slated to kick-off on July 29, 2018.

Sunil Chhetri urges fans to visit stadiums to see Indian national side play

New Delhi, June 3 (IBNS): Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has urged fans to watch the national team play by visiting stadiums.

"We need to maintain our focus against Kyrgyz Republic"

New Delhi, Mar 24 (IBNS): As India gear up to take on the Kyrgyz Republic, National Coach Stephen Constantine “expects a similar game” as the first-leg in Bengaluru, adding that the team needs to “maintain it’s focus.” In an interview he speaks at length about the home-leg match, qualification to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, the injured players and the missing link of Sunil Chhetri and EugenesonLyngdoh. Excerpts: