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    AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: India U-17 put 3 goals past Kuwait in their second match
    The Away End Media Desk, 6th October 2022
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Indian Football Team (Blue Tigers)
Association: All India Football Federation
Confederation: AFC (Asia)
Sub-Confederation: SAFF (South Asia)
Head Coach: Igor Štimac
Technical Director: Savio Medeira
Captain: Sunil Chhetri
FIFA code: IND

Indian Men's National Team Table/Standings

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AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round (Group D)
1India33009817
2Hong Kong32016550
3Afghanistan3012146-2
4Cambodia3012127-5
SAFF Championship 2021
1India (Q)42208523
2Nepal (Q)42117541
3Maldives42026440
4Bangladesh4121534-1
5Sri Lanka4013125-3
FIFA World Cup 2022/AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers (Group E)
1Qatar87102218117
2Oman86021816610
3India8143767-1
4Afghanistan81346515-10
5Bangladesh80262319-16

Indian Men's National Team Fixtures and Results

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September 27 2022Hung Thinh Friendly Football TournamentVietnam3-0IndiaMatch ReportThống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City
September 24 2022Hung Thinh Friendly Football TournamentIndia1-1SingaporeMatch ReportThống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City
June 14 2022AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round (Group D)India4-0Hong KongMatch ReportKolkata
June 11 2022AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round (Group D)Afghanistan1-2IndiaMatch ReportKolkata
June 8 2022AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round (Group D)India2-0CambodiaMatch ReportKolkata
May 28 2022International FriendlyJordan2-0IndiaMatch ReportDoha
May 25 2022International FriendlyIndiacancelledZambiaDoha
March 26 2022International FriendlyBelarus3-0IndiaMatch ReportManama, Bahrain
March 23 2022International FriendlyBahrain2-1IndiaMatch ReportManama, Bahrain
October 16 2021SAFF Championship 2021India (W)3-0NepalMatch ReportMaldives
October 13 2021SAFF Championship 2021India3-1MaldivesMatch ReportMaldives
October 10 2021SAFF Championship 2021Nepal0-1IndiaMatch ReportMaldives
October 7 2021SAFF Championship 2021India0-0Sri LankaMatch ReportMaldives
October 4 2021SAFF Championship 2021Bangladesh1-1IndiaMatch ReportMaldives
September 5 2021International FriendlyNepal1-2IndiaMatch ReportDasharath Stadium, Kathmandu
September 2 2021International FriendlyNepal1-1IndiaMatch ReportDasharath Stadium, Kathmandu
June 15 2021World Cup QualifierIndia1-1AfghanistanMatch ReportJassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
June 7 2021World Cup QualifierBangladesh0-2IndiaMatch ReportJassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
June 3 2021World Cup QualifierIndia0-1QatarMatch ReportJassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
29 March 2021International FriendlyIndia0-6UAEMatch ReportZabeel Stadium, Dubai
25 March 2021International FriendlyOman1-1IndiaMatch ReportMaktoum bin Rashid Stadium, Dubai
31 March 2020International FriendlyIndiapostponedTajikistan
19 November 2019World Cup QualifierOman1-0IndiaMuscat, Oman
14 November 2019World Cup QualifierAfghanistan1-1IndiaDushanbe, Tajikistan
15 October 2019World Cup QualifierIndia1-1BangladeshMatch ReportKolkata, India
10 September 2019World Cup QualifierQatar0-0IndiaMatch ReportDoha, Qatar
5 September 2019World Cup QualifierIndia1-2OmanMatch ReportGuwahati, India
16 July 2019Intercontinental CupIndia1-1SyriaMatch ReportAhmedabad, India
13 July 2019Intercontinental CupIndia2-5North KoreaMatch ReportAhmedabad, India
7 July 2019Intercontinental CupIndia2-4TajikistanMatch ReportAhmedabad, India
8 June 2019King’s CupIndia1-0ThailandMatch ReportBuriram, Thailand
5 June 2019King’s CupCuraçao3-1IndiaMatch ReportBuriram, Thailand
14 January 2019Asian Cup Group StageIndia0-1Bahrain90’+1(p) RashidAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10 January 2019Asian Cup Group StageIndia0-2United Arab EmiratesMatch ReportAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6 January 2019Asian Cup Group StageThailand1-4IndiaMatch ReportAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27 December 2018International FriendlyOman0-0IndiaUnited Arab Emirates
17 November 2018International FriendlyJordan2-1IndiaMatch ReportJordan
13 October 2018International FriendlyChina PR0-0IndiaMatch ReportSuzhou, China
15 September 2018SAFF FinalIndia1−2Maldives90’+2 Sumeet Passi | 19′ Mahudhee, 66′ FasirDhaka, Bangladesh
12 September 2018SAFF Semi-FinalIndia3−1Pakistan48′ 69′ Manvir Singh, 84′ Sumeet Passi | 88′ AliDhaka, Bangladesh
9 September 2018SAFF Group StageIndia2–0Maldives36′ Nikhil Poojari, 44′ Manvir SinghDhaka, Bangladesh
5 September 2018SAFF Group StageIndia2–0Sri Lanka36′ Ashique Kuruniyan 47′ ChhangteDhaka, Bangladesh
10 June 2018Intercontinental CupIndia2–0Kenya8′ 29′ Sunil ChhetriMumbai, India
7 June 2018Intercontinental CupIndia1–2New ZealandMatch ReportMumbai, India
4 June 2018Intercontinental CupIndia3–0KenyaMatch ReportMumbai, India
1 June 2018Intercontinental CupIndia5–0Chinese TaipeiMatch ReportMumbai, India
27 March 2018AFC Asian Cup QualifierKyrgyzstan2–1India2′ Zemlianukhin, 72′ Murzaev | 88′ Jeje LalpekhluaBishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: India U-17 put 3 goals past Kuwait in their second match06-Oct-22The Away End Media DeskIndia picked up a crucial win in their AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers campaign defeating Kuwait 3-0 at the Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium.
Indian Men’s NT Head Coach Igor Stimac signs contract extension till AFC Asian Cup 202304-Oct-22The Away End Media DeskIndia Men’s National Team head coach Igor Stimac has signed a contract extension till the end of the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: India sweep past Maldives04-Oct-22The Away End Media DeskIndia kicked off their AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers in style defeating Maldives 5-0 at the Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament: India lose 0-3 to hosts Vietnam28-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskIndia suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of hosts Vietnam in their second and final match of the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament.
Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament: India, Singapore play out a draw in Vietnam25-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskThe Indian Men’s NT’s first match since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in June yielded ended in a 1-1 draw against Singapore.
Hưng Thịnh Friendly Football Tournament: 23-member Indian squad, broadcast details and schedule21-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskIndian men’s team, schedule and broadcast details for the Hưng Thịnh Friendly Football Tournament to be held in Ho Chi Minh City announced.
AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey chairs AIFF Executive Committee meeting in Kolkata20-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskExcerpts from the AIFF’s Executive Committee meeting which was held on September 19, 2022 and chaired by President Kalyan Chaubey.
AIFF Technical Committee: Igor Stimac’s contract extended, Indian Arrows won’t compete in I-League18-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskThe AIFF Technical Committee has recommended the extension of Igor Stimac’s contract and has decided to discontinue Indian Arrows’ participation in the I-League.
SAFF U-17 Championship 2022: India defeat Nepal in the final to lift the title15-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskIndia clinched the SAFF U-17 Championship 2022 defeating 10-man Nepal 4-0 in the final held at the Racecourse Stadium in Colombo.
SAFF U-17 Championship 2022: India pip Bangladesh to book spot in the final13-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskIndia defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the SAFF U-17 Championship 2022 semifinal to book their spot in the summit clash.
SAFF U-17 Championship 2022: India handed a 1-3 defeat by Nepal10-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskThe India U-17 National Team were handed a 1-3 defeat by Nepal in their second match of the SAFF U-17 Championship 2022.
SAFF U-17 Championship 2022: India score three past Bhutan in opener06-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskThe India U-17 boys picked up an easy 3-0 win over Bhutan in their SAFF U-17 Championship 2022 opener held at the Racecourse Stadium, Colombo.
SAFF U-17 Championship 2022: 23-member squad announced01-Sep-22The Away End Media DeskHead Coach Bibiano Fernandes has named a 23-member squad for the SAFF U-17 Championship which kicks-off in Colombo on September 5, 2022.
Former Indian football team captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee has passed away20-Aug-22The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian football team captain and Mohun Bagan forward Samar Badru Banerjee has passed away this morning in Kolkata.
Vietnam to host India and Singapore for a friendly tournament in September12-Aug-22NehalThe Indian Men’s Football Team will travel to Ho Chi Minh City in September to play international friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam.
Manisha Kalyan and Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Footballers of the Year 2021-2209-Aug-22The Away End Media DeskManisha Kalyan and Sunil Chhetri have been named as the 2021-22 AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year and the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year.
SAFF U-20 Championship 2022 Final: India defeat Bangladesh in extra time to lift the title06-Aug-22The Away End Media DeskGurkirat Singh scored four goals as the Indian U-20 team defeated Bangladesh in extra time to lift the SAFF U-20 Championship 2022 title.
SAFF U-20 Championship 2022: India thump Nepal 8-001-Aug-22The Away End Media DeskTaison Singh and Parthiv Gogoi scored two goals apiece as India thumped Nepal 8-0 in their penultimate SAFF U-20 Championship 2022 round robin match.
SAFF U-20 Championship 2022: India score four goals past Sri Lanka30-Jul-22The Away End Media DeskAfter a disappointing defeat in the opener, India picked up their first win of the SAFF U-20 Championship 2022 with a 4-0 win over Sri Lanka.
SAFF U-20 Championship 2022: India go down 1-2 to Bangladesh28-Jul-22The Away End Media DeskDefending champions India went down 1-2 to Bangladesh in their SAFF U-20 Championship opener at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Former Indian NT head coach Stephen Constantine is the new manager at East Bengal FC28-Jul-22NehalEast Bengal FC have appointed former Indian national team head coach Stephen Constantine as their new manager for the upcoming season.
India eFootball National Team will start their FIFAe Nations Cup campaign in Copenhagen today27-Jul-22The Away End Media DeskIndia eFootball National Team will start their FIFAe Nations Cup Denmark 2022 campaign today, July 27, against their Group D opponents.
India U-20 Coach Shanmugam Venkatesh announces squad for the SAFF U-20 Championship 202224-Jul-22The Away End Media DeskIndia U-20 National Team Head Coach Shanmugam Venkatesh has announced a squad of 23 to compete in the 2022 SAFF U-20 Championship in Bhubaneswar.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round: India top Group D with a 4-0 win over Hong Kong15-Jun-22The Away End Media DeskIndia celebrated their qualification to the Finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 by scoring four goals past Hong Kong to finish top of Group D.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round: Sahal’s goal helps India secure a dramatic win12-Jun-22The Away End Media DeskSahal’s stoppage time strike saw India secure a dramatic 2-1 win over Afghanistan and move a step closer to qualification for the Finals.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Final Round: Sunil Chhetri brace helps India past Cambodia09-Jun-22The Away End Media DeskIndia grabbed all three points in their first game of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023 as they comfortably defeated Cambodia 2-0 at the VYBK.
International Friendly, May 28: Indian Men’s NT go down to Jordan in a friendly match29-May-22The Away End Media DeskIndia suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Jordan at the Qatar SC Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
25-member Indian Men’s NT squad travels to Doha for Jordan friendly24-May-22The Away End Media DeskThe Indian Men’s National Team coach Igor Stimac has named a 25-member squad that will travel to Doha to take on Jordan in a friendly on May 28.
Stimac names 41 probables for preparatory camp for AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Final Round Qualifiers19-Apr-22The Away End Media DeskIndian Men’s Football Team Head Coach Igor Stimac has named a list of 41 probables for the preparatory camp ahead of the AFC Asian Cup Final Round qualifiers in June.
India lose 0-3 to Belarus in international friendly27-Mar-22The Away End Media DeskBelarus scored three goals in the second half to beat India 3-0 in an international friendly played in Manama.
International Friendly: Bahrain edge it past India24-Mar-22The Away End Media DeskA penalty save from Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Rahul Bheke’s first international goal couldn’t prevent Bahrain beating India 2-1.
Indian Men’s National Team: Igor Stimac names final list of 25 for friendlies in Bahrain21-Mar-22The Away End Media DeskHead Coach Igor Stimac has announced the list of 25 players who will be travelling to Bahrain for the upcoming international friendlies.
38-member probables for International Friendlies in Bahrain announced; Sunil Chhetri misses out07-Mar-22The Away End Media Desk38-member list of probables for international friendlies in Bahrain to be held later in March announced; Sunil Chhetri misses out.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers: India grouped with Hong Kong, Afghanistan & Cambodia24-Feb-22The Away End Media DeskAFC Asian Cup 2023 China Qualifiers Final Round: India are in Group D alongside Hong Kong, Afghanistan & Cambodia; Matchdays on June 8, 11 & 14.
Former Indian international and forward N. Pappana passes away13-Feb-22The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian international and Mohammedan SC forward N. Pappana has passed away in Mysuru earlier today, February 13.
Former Indian international Surajit Sengupta passed away in Kolkata earlier today17-Feb-22The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian international and ex-Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan SC winger Surajit Sengupta passed away in Kolkata earlier today.
AFC Asian Cup China 2023: India to host the third round of AFC Asian Qualifiers in Kolkata17-Feb-22The Away End Media DeskIndia will host the third round of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers from June 8, 2022 onwards at the VYBK in Kolkata.
Indian Men’s Team will play International Friendlies against Bahrain & Belarus in March04-Feb-22The Away End Media DeskThe Indian Men’s Football Team will play two International Friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus on March 23 and March 26, 2022 respectively.
Former Indian international Brahmanand Sankhwalkar conferred with the Padma Shri award27-Jan-22The Away End Media DeskFormer India goalkeeper and captain Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, has on Republic Day, 2022, been conferred with the Padma Shri award.
Remembering Subhas Bhowmick with Jaydeep Basu23-Jan-22Arka BhattacharyaIn conversation with prominent Indian football journalist Jaydeep Basu about the life and times of Subhas Bhowmick.
Former Indian international and coach Subhas Bhowmick passes away22-Jan-22The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian international, coach and 1970 Asian Games bronze medallist, Subhas Bhowmick, passed away in Kolkata today at the age of 71.
Victor Manjila: The graceful daredevil who made goalkeeping an art28-Dec-21KalpanthuIs that Spiderman? No, it is Victor Manjila; K.G. Raghunandanan profiles former Indian international goalkeeper Victor Manjila.
India to host SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship and Men’s SAFF U-19 Championship in 202215-Dec-21The Away End Media DeskIndia will host the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2022 in March next year and the men’s SAFF U-19 Championship 2022 in July-August of 2022.
Sunil Chhetri receives the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award13-Nov-21The Away End Media DeskIndian Men’s National Team captain Sunil Chhetri received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award from the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India finish second in Group E31-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskGoalkeeper Dheeraj Singh’s heroic did wonders for India as the boys had their best-ever finish in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers to date.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India narrowly lose against UAE28-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskIndia were on the receiving end of a heart-wrenching 0-1 against hosts UAE in the AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers at the Fujairah Stadium.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India victorious against Oman25-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskIndia U-23 National team defeated Oman in their opening fixture of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers at the Fujairah Stadium in Dubai.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian U-23 team and schedule announced20-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskThe India U23 squad departed for Dubai on Wednesday (October 20) morning to take part in the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup.
SAFF Championship 2021 Final: India defeat Nepal to lift the title for the 8th time17-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskIndia defeated Nepal 3-0 at the National Football Stadium in Male to clinch the SAFF Championship trophy for a record eighth time.
SAFF Championship 2021: India defeat Maldives to book berth in final14-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskIndia defeated Maldives 3-1 at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives, to book their spot in the 2021 SAFF Championship Final.
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian U-23 list of probables and schedule announced13-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskThe India U-23 National Team are all set to participate in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 Qualifiers and are placed in Group E.
SAFF Championship 2021: Indian Men’s NT edge past Nepal11-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskA late strike by Sunil Chhetri handed India a 1-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championship 2021 group stage held at Male, Maldives, on Sunday.
SAFF Championship 2021: India vs Sri Lanka ends in a stalemate08-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskSAFF Championship 2021: India’s second match of the campaign against Sri Lanka also ended in a draw here at the National Football Stadium.
SAFF Championship 2021: Bangladesh vs India ends in a 1-1 draw04-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskIndia were held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh in their SAFF Championship 2021 opener in Male, Maldives, on October 4.
SAFF Championship 2021: Indian Men’s National Team take on Bangladesh today, October 404-Oct-21The Away End Media DeskMatch Preview: India take on Bangladesh today in their opening match of the SAFF Championship 2021 in Malé, Maldives.
Head Coach Igor Stimac names 23 players for SAFF Championship 202126-Sep-21The Away End Media DeskIndian Men’s NT Head Coach Igor Stimac has named 23 players for the SAFF Championship 2021 which will start on October 1st in Maldives.
Was Inder Singh India’s greatest forward?22-Sep-21KalpanthuNicknamed “Bullet Train” by the Japanese, Inder Singh an inside right forward who was not only a brilliant goal scorer, but also a scorer of barely believable goals.
International Friendly, September 5, 2021: India win 2-1 against Nepal06-Sep-21The Away End Media DeskThe Blue Tigers ran out winners in their second international friendly against Nepal at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.
International Friendly, September 2, 2021: Nepal vs India ends in a draw03-Sep-21The Away End Media DeskIndia and Nepal played out a 1-1 draw in an international friendly held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on September 2, 2021.
Indian NT squad for friendlies against Nepal announced27-Aug-21The Away End Media DeskHead coach Igor Stimac has named 25 players who will be playing against Nepal in international friendlies on September 2 and 5 2021.
Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist O. Chandrasekhar passes away24-Aug-21The Away End Media DeskOlympian, Asian Games gold medallist and former Indian captain O. Chandrasekhar has passed away at the age of 85 in Kochi.
Former India Assistant Coach and Olympian SS Hakim passes away22-Aug-21The Away End Media DeskFormer Indian assistant coach, Olympian and FIFA referee SS Hakim passes away at the age of 82.
Indian Men’s National Team camp to be held in Kolkata from August 1510-Aug-21The Away End Media DeskPrior to the International Friendlies in September 2021, the Indian National Team will be camping in Kolkata from August 15, 2021.
AIFF lays down Indian National Team calendar for the rest of 202105-Aug-21The Away End Media DeskAll India Football Federation (AIFF) has set out the Indian National Team’s football calendar for the remainder of 2021.
AIFF launches medical support policy for players, technical staff and referees24-Jul-21The Away End Media DeskAIFF has come up with a policy a create a support system for football players and technical staff who have served Indian National Teams.
Sandesh Jhingan, Suresh Singh Wangjam named winners of annual AIFF Awards21-Jul-21The Away End Media DeskSandesh Jhingan is AIFF Footballer of the Year 2020-21 and Suresh Singh Wangjam won the AIFF Emerging Footballer of the Year 2020-21.
AIFF Technical Committee extends Igor Stimac’s contract; Technical Director Isac Doru replaced by Savio Medeira28-May-21The Away End Media DeskAIFF extends Igor Stimac’s contract till September 2021; Technical Director Isac Doru replaced by Savio Medeira on an interim basis
Indian Football Team: 28 Probables to fly to Doha for camp ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022/AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers in June 202119-May-21The Away End Media DeskA 28-member squad will leave for Doha for India’s three forthcoming matches in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022/AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers.
Indian Football: Asian Games gold medallist and Olympian Fortunato Franco has passed away10-May-21The Away End Media DeskThe AIFF condoles the demise of former Indian National team midfielder Fortunato Franco who passed away today in Goa.
India to play friendlies against Oman and UAE in March 2021 in Dubai23-Feb-21The Away End Media DeskAll India Football Federation confirms two International Friendlies for the Indian Men’s National Team in March 2021.
AIFF launches bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup in India16-Dec-20The Away End Media DeskAll India Football Federation (AIFF) has formally announced its candidature to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027.
A Gooder, Harder Look at Expected Goals [xG]26-Jan-19Amrit
A Good, Hard Look at Expected Goals [xG]31-Dec-18Amrit
2019-20 AIFF Player of the Year and AIFF Emerging Player of the Year Awards announced25-Sep-20NehalGurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sanju Yadav have been declared winners of the men’s and women’s 2019-20 AIFF Player of the Year award respectively.
FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers postponed to next year12-Aug-20NehalFIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers originally scheduled to take place during October-November 2020 will be rescheduled in 2021.
A Brief History of Time: A Vivisection of Indian NT’s Footballing History by Numbers04-Jul-20AmritIn this post, I’m going to use the cold, hard world of facts to put the Indian National Team’s footballing history under the scanner and will try and gauge the level of Indian football over the years.
Remembering Sheoo Mewalal: A Thousand Goals in Apathy24-May-20RahimIndia’s first bonafide star striker was treated with apathy throughout his career and in retirement – he died the same way, forgotten and discarded by a history he helped write
In Memoriam: Chuni Goswami30-Apr-20Yuvraj GurungIndian football legend, Chuni Goswami, passed away in Kolkata. He was 82.
Former Indian captain, coach and Padma Shri PK Banerjee passes away20-Mar-20NehalThe former Indian captain, coach and technical director PK Banerjee passed away in Kolkata today after a prolonged illness. He was 83.
October 13 2018: International Friendly: China 0-0 India – Tactical Analysis14-Oct-18AmritIndia took on China in a “historic” friendly in Suzhou in what turned out to be an excruciating game for both sides. China repeatedly hammered shots at the Indian goal and, on one occasion, were mere centimetres from scoring what would have been a well deserved goal but just couldn’t find their way in. Meanwhile, […]
Blue Tigers Asia Cup 2019 Qualification Scenarios (And Bahrain Pre-Match Prediction)14-Jan-19AmritAfter putting out 2 amazing performances, India have 3 points and currently sit in 2nd place in Group A with a Goal Difference of +2. That puts India in a very strong position to qualify, with only a point needed for confirmation. The Blue Tigers are naturally a defensive side and getting at least a […]
International Friendly: India to play Tajikistan on March 31st28-Feb-20NehalThe AIFF has announced that the Indian National Football Team will play an international friendly against Tajikistan on March 31st.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier: India vs Bangladesh: Football by Numbers16-Oct-19NehalPoor team selection, suspect tactics, individual errors and a squad bereft of match practice meant India could only salvage a draw against Bangladesh.
Indian Football Team Head Coach Igor Štimac: First Impressions14-Oct-19AmritIt’s been 7 games (and just under 5 months) since Igor Stimac took over as Head Coach of the Blue Tigers and that’s probably just enough time to have an early peek under the hood of the Senior Men’s National Team.
Igor Stimac announces India squad for the World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh12-Oct-19NehalThe Indian football team head coach Igor Štimac has announced a 23-man squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh on October 15th at the Salt Lake Stadium.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Qatar vs India: Football by Numbers11-Sep-19NehalA absolute blinder of performance by the captain on the night Gurpreet Singh Sandhu coupled with excellent performances by the centre-back duo of Adil Khan and Sandesh Jhingan help India bring home a precious point against reigning Asian Champions Qatar.
FIFA World Cup Qualifier: India vs Oman: Football by Numbers06-Sep-19NehalWell-begun is half done – India started brightly in the first half, but faded badly in the second allowing a fitter and better Oman team to pick up a win in the opening FIFA World Cup 22 qualifying match between the two sides.
Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019: India vs Tajikistan: All Things Considered08-Jul-19NehalIn a game of two halves, India failed to capitalise on a two goal lead and instead defensive lapses saw them catapult to a defeat against Tajikistan in the opening match of the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019.
25-member Indian squad finalised for Hero Intercontinental Cup 201905-Jul-19NehalCoach Igor Štimac has announced a 25-member squad to represent India at the Hero Intercontinental Cup which will commence on July 7th 2019 in Ahmedabad.
Iran-born Omid Singh positive about a move to the Indian National Team03-Jul-19NehalAfter Igor Štimac sent out feelers to the Iranian footballer of Indian origin, Omid Singh, the winger is considering relinquishing his Iranian passport and taking up Indian citizenship.
King’s Cup 2019: India vs Thailand: All Things Considered09-Jun-19NehalThailand found the imperious Adil Khan to be a thorn in their side as the War Elephants slumped to a narrow defeat in the third place play-off match against India.
King’s Cup 2019: Curaçao vs India: All Things Considered05-Jun-19NehalA physically and technically superior Curaçao team defeated India comfortably, but not before a clutch of Indian debutantes demonstrated that there is much promise and a way forward.
23-man Indian squad finalised for King’s Cup 201902-Jun-19NehalCoach Igor Štimac announced the final list of 23 players who will be participating in the King’s Cup, Thailand, which will commence on the 5th of June.
AIFF appoints Igor Štimac as the Head Coach of the Indian National Team10-May-19NehalThe AIFF are formally expected to announce the appointment of former Croatian player and manager Igor Stimac as the new head coach of the Indian National Football Team on Saturday.
AIFF appoints Doru Isac as the Technical Director for the Indian Football Team27-Apr-19NehalAIFF have appointed Doru Isac as the technical director of the Indian National Football team for a period of three years.
The technical director for the Indian NT will be appointed this week: AIFF24-Apr-19NehalAccording to the Chairman of the AIFF’s technical committee Shyam Thapa, the technical director for the Indian NT will be announced later this week.
Sam Allardyce in the mix for the Indian Head Coach role30-Mar-19NehalThe former Bolton Wanderers and England manager Sam Allardyce is one of the contenders for the top job in Indian football.
Sunil Chhetri awarded the Padma Shri by the Govt. of India26-Jan-19NehalThe Indian and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri has been conferred with the Padma Shri award for his contribution to Indian football.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs Bahrain: All Things Considered17-Jan-19NehalIndia stayed away from the kind of football that helped them reach within touching distance of the knockout rounds and as a consequence ended up crashing out of the competition at the group stage.
Stephen Constantine resigns as coach of the Indian Team after AFC Asian Cup exit15-Jan-19NehalThe Head Coach of the Indian National Football Team, Stephen Constantine, stepped down from his post after India’s exit from the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs UAE: Tactical Analysis14-Jan-19Amrit
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs UAE: All Things Considered11-Jan-19NehalIndia have it all to do in their next game against Bahrain after failing to make their dominance count against UAE.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India vs UAE: Pre-Match Predictions & Tactics10-Jan-19AmritThe numbers say that it’s going to be a horror movie tonight. Be prepared!
AFC Asian Cup 2019 – Thailand vs India – Tactical Analysis08-Jan-19AmritThe Indian Team has truly achieved something ‘historic.’ To win a game in a big tournament and to do it impressively is a fantastic result for the team.
AFC Asian Cup: Thailand vs India: All Things Considered07-Jan-19NehalIndia got off to an unexpected, but well-deserved start to their AFC Asian Cup campaign after they bludgeoned Thailand into submission in a game of two halves.
Indian Team – AFC Asian Cup 2019 Predictions & Opposition Previews04-Jan-19AmritThe Blue Tigers are set to make their 4th appearance at the AFC Asian Cup and their first since 2011 on Sunday.
Final 23-man squad announced for the AFC Asian Cup 201927-Dec-18NehalThe 23-man Indian Football Team scheduled to participate in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 which commences on the 5th of January has been announced.
28-man squad announced for AFC Asian Cup 201920-Dec-18NehalA 28-man squad has been announced by Stephen Constantine as the team heads out to Abu Dhabi to play a couple of friendlies ahead of the AFC Asian Cup.
Indian Football Team: 34-man probable squad announced for the AFC Asian Cup11-Dec-18NehalThe Indian Team Head Coach Stephen Constantine has named a 34-man probable squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2019 in January.
International Friendly: Jordan vs India: All Things Considered18-Nov-18NehalThe Indian team went down 1-2 against Jordan in a match where problems off the pitch had an impact on the result of the game.
Jordan vs India: Match to be played after being cancelled initially.17-Nov-18NehalThe match which was cancelled initially will now be played  at 22.30 PM IST.
22-man squad for the Nov. 17 Jordan-India friendly announced16-Nov-18NehalThe Indian National Team coach Stephen Constantine announced a 22-member squad for the friendly against Jordan at the King Abdullah II International Stadium.
18-year-old ATK Winger Komal Thatal replaces injured Sunil Chhetri at the National Camp13-Nov-18NehalKomal Thatal has been called up for the preparatory national team camp before the friendly against Jordan on November 17th.
International Friendly: India will take on Jordan on November 1725-Oct-18NehalIndia will play Jordan during the international break in November. The match will be held in Amman, Jordan on November 17, 2018.
International Friendly: China vs India (Oct 13, 2018): All Things Considered13-Oct-18NehalIndia’s first international fixture in China is scheduled to be held at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in Suzhou City on October 13, 2018.
International Friendly: China Vs India: Squads have been announced.10-Oct-18NehalIndia’s first international fixture in China is scheduled to be at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in Suzhou City on October 13, 2018. The kick-off is 17:05 (IST) and will be telecast on the Star Sports Network in India.
India will play China in an International Friendly on October 13.24-Sep-18NehalAs part of their preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, the Indian National Team will play an International Friendly against China on October 13.
SAFF Championship: Highlights: Finals (Maldives Vs India)16-Sep-18NehalHighlights of the SAFF Championship Suzuki Cup final between India and Maldives.
SAFF Championship: Final: Where to Watch and Kick Off Schedules15-Sep-18NehalFINAL: Saturday, September 15: India Vs Maldives (6.30PM IST)
SAFF Championship: Highlights: Semifinals13-Sep-18NehalHighlights of two semifinals held yesterday at the SAFF Championship Suzuki Cup.
SAFF Championship: Semifinals: Where to Watch and Kick Off Schedules12-Sep-18NehalSEMI-FINAL 1: Nepal Vs Maldives (3.30PM IST); SEMI-FINAL 2: India Vs Pakistan (7.00PM IST)
SAFF Championship: Group B: Highlights: India Vs Maldives10-Sep-18NehalHighlights from the Group B match held yesterday: India Vs Nepal at the SAFF Championship (SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018).
SAFF Championship: Today’s games, Where to Watch, Group Tables and Kick Off Schedules09-Sep-18NehalToday: Group B: India Vs Maldives (6.30pm)
SAFF Championship: Group B: Highlights: India Vs Sri Lanka06-Sep-18NehalHighlights from the Group B encounter between Indian and Sri Lanka at the SAFF Championship (SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018)
SAFF Championship: Where to Watch, Kick Off Schedules05-Sep-18NehalSeven-time winners and 2015 champions India will take on Sri Lanka on the 5th of September.
SAFF Championship: Indian Squad announced finally!05-Sep-18NehalThe Indian Football Team squad for the SAFF Championship (SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018) has been announced.
SAFF Championship: Group B: Defending Champions India take on Sri Lanka today05-Sep-18NehalDefending champions India will meet Sri Lanka in the first match of Group B in the 2018 edition of the SAFF Suzuki Cup.
Subhashish Bose to lead Indian football team in SAFF Cup opener04-Sep-18NehalYoung defender Subhasish Bose will captain India in the opening match of the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 against Sri Lanka at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on September 5, said national football team coach Stephen Constantine.
SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 starts on September 4th 201827-Aug-18NehalThe 12th edition of the SAFF Championship (SAFF Suzuki Cup) will commence on the 4th of September. The finals will be played on the 15th of September.
India start off SAFF preparation with a 3-1 win against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC26-Aug-18NehalA first-half header from Sajid Dhot and a sublime brace from Sumeet Passi ensured a 3-1 win for India against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC U20 side in a friendly fixture played in Sydney today (August 25).

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