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FIFA Rankings: India retain 162nd spot, Argentina stay on top
FIFA Rankings: India retain 162nd spot, Argentina stay on top

The rankings saw very few changes and did not affect the top 50Argentina remains on top of the football rankings issued on Thursday, which saw very few changes and did not affect the top 50, with Spain still in the sixth place. Argentina heads the list with 164 points ahead of Belgium, which in turn has only 11 more than Chile.Colombia remains fourth ahead of Germany and Spain, the last two world champions, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Urug

May 5 2016
A look at where India stands in 10 major sports
A look at where India stands in 10 major sports

Indian sport in recent times has seen a lot of activity. From retirements of some legends to the emergence of new talent, fans have certainly been through a plethora of emotions over a period of time.Here’s a look at where India stands in 10 major sports.1.CricketIn MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, India has two contrasting skippersFair to say India are a team of two contrasting skippers. The Test team is showing glimpses of possibly becoming a fo

May 4 2016
Watch: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulates Indian striker Robin Singh
Watch: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulates Indian striker Robin Singh

Cesc Fabregas during an EPL matchIndian national football team player Robin Singh became the latest star to be sponsored by Puma and was congratulated by World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas. The footballer shared a video of Chelsea and Spain national team midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulating him for becoming the latest footballer to endorse Puma. Here in the video Fabregas welcomed the Indian star to the Puma family. A video posted by Robin (

Apr 29 2016
Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh launch PUMA's bold Tricks collection for the sporting season
Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh launch PUMA's bold Tricks collection for the sporting season

Yuvraj Singh and Robin SinghThe Fastest Global sportswear brand in the World PUMA, along with Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh revealed Tricks, a new colorful interpretation of its evoPOWER and evoSPEED spike, in pink and yellow, made for those who like to play loud.  The new eye- catching Tricks collection was unveiled today at PUMA’s Linking Road store in Mumbai. The dual color Tricks collection is designed for high performance on the fi

Apr 21 2016
Interview with Robin Singh:
Interview with Robin Singh: "We need to give Stephen Constantine more time"

Robin is currently side-lined due to an injury he picked up at the SAFF championship last yearGlobal sportswear brand PUMA along with ace Indian footballer Robin Singh launched the new Tricks collection- a new colourful interpretation of its evoPOWER and evoSPEED spikes in pink and yellow respectively.We spoke to Robin in an exclusive interview who is currently side-lined due to an injury he picked up at the SAFF championship

Three Indian U-19 players to train with French Club FC Metz
Three Indian U-19 players to train with French Club FC Metz

Prosenjit Chakraborty, Jerry Lalrinzuala and Anirudh ThapaIn a major boost for Indian Football three U-19 National Team Players of the All India  Federation Academy will be leaving Indian shores to train with French Club Side FC Metz.Anirudh Thapa, Prosenjit Chakraborty and Jerry Lalrinzuala, who have all been through AIFF’s Youth Development Programme since their U-14 days and are an integral part of the Indian U-19 Nat

Apr 20 2016
Bhaichung Bhutia hopes to excel in politics after successful football career
Bhaichung Bhutia hopes to excel in politics after successful football career

Bhaichung Bhutia alongside Mamata Banerjee and Mithun Chakraborty during a rally for his campaign.Having failed to score in his maiden poll battle two years back, India's soccer icon Bhaichung Bhutia says like a true blue sportsman, he has learnt from past mistakes. He is now using the experience to come up trumps on the tough political terrain of Siliguri for the assembly polls.Going door to door and holding public meets, Bhutia has been str

Apr 15 2016
FIFA rankings: India drop a couple of places to 162
FIFA rankings: India drop a couple of places to 162

Indian national football team before the game against Turkmenistan.India have dropped two places to be ranked 162nd in the latest global football rankings, released by world football's administrative body FIFA on Thursday.India currently have 142 points. India ended their 2018 World Cup qualifiers campaign poorly with 7 losses in eight matches, ending their campaign with a 1-2 loss against Turkmenistan.Iran (42) jumped up two spots to be the

Apr 7 2016
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers: India drawn to play Laos
AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers: India drawn to play Laos

National Coach Stephen Constantine mentioned it will be a “difficult match”India will face Laos in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers play-off, the draw for which was held in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (April 7).India who were in Pot B among the 10 Teams first play their away match in Laos on June 2 while the Home leg is slated to be held on June 7, 2016. The venues for both the matches haven’t been fin

Apr 7 2016
AIFF encouraged by Government support, wants more
AIFF encouraged by Government support, wants more "emphasis" on the women's game

AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel Chairs the Special General Body Meeting in New Delhi on WednesdayMr. Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation Chaired AIFF’s Special General Body Meeting which was held at Football House, the AIFF Headquarters, New Delhi on Thursday (March 30, 2016).Besides Mr. Patel, AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, Vice-Presidents Mr. Subrata Dutta, Mr. Subhash Chopra, Mr. Larsing Ming, Treasur

Mar 30 2016
Bhaichung Bhutia discloses assets worth over Rs.17 crore
Bhaichung Bhutia discloses assets worth over Rs.17 crore

Bhaichung Bhutia in action during his farewell game.Former India football star Bhaichung Bhutia who is contesting the West Bengal assembly polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate, possess assets worth in excess of Rs. 17 crore.Bhutia, who is in the fray from Siliguri in north Bengal, possess moveable assets in excess of Rs.3.88 crore with an annual income of Rs.34.99 lakh in 2014-15.His moveable assets include an Audi car valued at Rs.41.84 lakh,

Mar 29 2016
India 1-2 Turkmenistan - Player Ratings for India
India 1-2 Turkmenistan - Player Ratings for India

The Indian team takes the field against Turkmenistan.A disappointing campaign was brought to a disappointing end as India rounded off their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers with a 2-1 loss to Turkmenistan at Kochi. It was an insipid second half performance by the Blue Tigers after an encouraging first half, in which they led 1-0 thanks to a goal from Sandesh Jhingan’s header. Arslanmyrat Amanow and Serdarali Atayew scored for the Central Asia

Mar 29 2016
FIFA World Cup qualifier: India 1-2 Turkmenistan - 5 Talking Points
FIFA World Cup qualifier: India 1-2 Turkmenistan - 5 Talking Points

Turkmenistan came from behind to defeat India 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. India took the lead through Sandesh Jhingan in the first half before two second half goals from Arslan and Atayev Serdarali saw Turkmenistan earn all three points.  Here are five talking points from the match:Coach Constantine must be credited for his squad selectionStephen Constantine returned for his second stint at coaching India in Janua

Mar 29 2016
Turkmenistan come from behind to beat India 2-1 in final World Cup qualifier
Turkmenistan come from behind to beat India 2-1 in final World Cup qualifier

The Indian starting XI before the game (Image courtesy of AIFF)Turkmenistan beat India 2-1 in the final World Cup qualifier at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday evening despite missing eight first team players. The Blue Tigers had taken the lead through Sandesh Jhingan in the first half before two second half goals from Arslan and Atayev Serdarali saw Turkmenistan come away with all three points. SquadsIndia: Gurpreet Sin

Mar 29 2016
5 Indians who've impressed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
5 Indians who've impressed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The Indian National Football TeamEven though India have won just the one game – against Guam – a bunch of our players have seriously impressed on the international stage. Stephen Constantine has almost always picked an experienced side with one or two youngsters in the mix to provide that unpredictability on the ball. Pitted against the likes of Iran and Oman, India were always going to find it harder to really challenge the team

Mar 29 2016
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