Indian National Football Team

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The Indian National Football team has gained places in the latest FIFA rankings India moved up three spots to 151 in the FIFA Rankings according t ...
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Armando Colaco This year no footballer has been recommended for the Arjuna Award by the AIFF although Armando Colaco’s name has been put for ...
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Beyond the Goal – The official Biography of Baichung Bhutia written by Mohammed Amin-Ul Islam and published by Random House India will be relea ...
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India is currently placed 154th in the FIFA Rankings The 2014 FIFA World Cup concluded on Sunday to bring an end to a month full of action and exc ...
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Atletico de Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super League India has another three years before it plays host to the Under-17 FIFA World Cup, host o ...
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When will India produce a team that can compete at the World Cup? Let me start this article by stating some facts about some of the countries par ...
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FIFA World Cup trophy India has over a billion people, but can’t find the footballers it needs to compete on the world stage. My introductio ...
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Sunil Chetrri Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has said that the country should not aim to qualify for the world cup as of now. Instead, he b ...
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Photo Credit: AIFF Media India dropped seven spots to 154 in the FIFA Rankings according to the latest release, which came out on Thursday. India ...
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Sunil Chhetri at YFC Rurka Kalan May 29, 2014. It was captain Sunil Chhetri’s turn to receive the royal welcome from Youth Football Club Rur ...
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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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