Indian National Football Team

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Photo Credit: AIFF Media India moved up seven spots to 145 in the FIFA Rankings according to the latest release, which came out on Thursday. Wim ...
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Photo Credit: AIFF Media India and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri is on the verge of surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of scoring most ...
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Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Football icon Bhaichung Bhutia, contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal’s ...
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Darjeeling, March 24 (IANS) Former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia Monday filed his nomination as the Trinamool Congress candidate for West ...
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Bhaichung Bhutia is a Trinamool Congress candidate Darjeeling, March 23 Bhaichung Bhutia, India’s football icon even though he retired from ...
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Photo Credit: AIFF Media India moved up two spots to 152 in the FIFA Rankings according to the latest release, which came out on Thursday. India ...
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  Sunil Chhetri has been the only player to cut it at the International level We are a nation crazy about cricket. We all did mourn when our ...
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Wim Koevermans Indian coach Wim Koevermans was left ruing missed chances as 10 man India were held to a 2-2 draw by a young Bangladesh ...
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BIO: The Indian national football team is a member of the Asian Football Confederation and is governed by the All India Football Federation. Indian teams started touring Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand in late 1930s. Soon after the success of several Indian football clubs, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) was formed in 1937. India's first major tournament was the 1948 London Olympics, where a predominately barefooted Indian team lost to France. The period from 1951 to 1962 is considered the golden era in Indian football. Under the tutelage of legendary Syed Abdul RahimIndia became the best team in Asia. At the 1956 Olympic Games they finished fourth, which is regarded as one of finest achievements in Indian football. India first met hosts Australia, winning 4–2 with Neville D'Souza becoming the first Asian to score a hatrick in the Olympics and also making India the first Asian team to reach the Olympic semi-finals. They finished as the runners up in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup. In 2012, India won the 15th edition of Nehru cup by beating Cameroon, making it the third successive Nehru cup win for India.   They won gold medals at two Asian Games, one silver at the Asian Cup and held the record for the best performance by an Asian football team at the Olympics. Some of their best players are: Subrata Pal, Karanjit Singh, Raju Gaikwad, Nirmal Chettri, Gurjinder Kumar, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Francis Fernandes, Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh etc
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