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India aim to reignite their football campaign in the 12th South Asian Games
India aim to reignite their football campaign in the 12th South Asian Games

The Indian U-23 football team will take on Maldives in the next matchThe Indian U-23 football team will aim to recover from the loss in their campaign opener when they take on Maldives in a must-win group match at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) here on Wednesday.India had lost 0-2 to Sri Lanka - the third team in the group - in their first match. With Maldives, having beaten Sri Lanka 3-1 in their opening encounter, a win for India will see the

Feb 9 2016
Indian women's football team gear up for 'must-win' clash against Sri Lanka
Indian women's football team gear up for 'must-win' clash against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are the ‘dark horses’ of the tournamentAfter a goalless stalemate in their first match against Maldives in the South Asian Games (SAG), the Indian women's senior football team will clash with Sri Lanka here on Tuesday in what is a "must win fixture" for the hosts.Though the Indians were dominant in both possession and shots on goal in their opening clash against the Maldives, they paid dearly as they

Feb 8 2016
Aditi Chauhan thinks women football is the new trend in India
Aditi Chauhan thinks women football is the new trend in India

The former West Ham goalkeeper is happy to see young girls live their goalsIndian women's football team's goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan believes the game is the new trend in India and is on an upward graph."Women's football is the new trend in India and it certainly is on an upward surge. It is heartening to see young girls passionately indulged in the 'beautiful game,' Chauhan said in a release from the All India Football Fed

Feb 8 2016
South Asian Games: Indian women's footballers aim to retain the title
South Asian Games: Indian women's footballers aim to retain the title

The opening day will also see Bangladesh take on NepalThe Indian women's football team is aiming to retain its title at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG), captain Oinam Bembem Devi said on Thursday.The Indian women's football team, 56th in the rankings, will take on the Maldives on Friday at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here."We have been working hard for the last two weeks for the SAG. We are hopeful to retain the champions at the 12th S

Feb 5 2016
New FIFA rankings see India climb one spot to 162nd
New FIFA rankings see India climb one spot to 162nd

India is looking forward to hosting the U-17 World Cup next year. The Indian National football team has gained a place to be 162nd in the latest rankings released on Thursday, according to world football's governing body FIFA. India currently have 139 points, according to the list.Earlier, the Indian team had slumped to 172nd in the table, their second lowest ranking ever after the side suffered back to back losses in the World Cup

FIFA Rankings: Belgium retain top spot ahead of Argentina and Spain, India move up
FIFA Rankings: Belgium retain top spot ahead of Argentina and Spain, India move up

Belgium are the team to beat in the FIFA rankingsAlthough the top 20 teams are yet to play a game in the new year, the latest FIFA rankings have seen a change after teams lower down the table climbed up the rankings. At the top, Belgium still hold the no.1 spot, closely followed by Argentina and Spain. In the top 20, the only new changes are Hungary and Turkey. Hungary managed to move up to 19th while Turkey sneaked into the top 20 afte

Feb 4 2016
In conversation with Amarjit Singh Kiyam: India's U-17 football captain
In conversation with Amarjit Singh Kiyam: India's U-17 football captain

Amarjit Singh (number 8) will lead India at the U-17 World Cup next yearThe Indian U-17 football team will become the first side from the country to participate in a World Cup at any level and the side’s preparation are in full swing. At the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday, they defeated the Sports Authority of India’s U-16 side by a 2-1 scoreline in a dominant display. After exposure trips to Germany and Spain, our Little Blue T

Feb 4 2016
List of 28 U-23 football probables for South Asian Games announced
List of 28 U-23 football probables for South Asian Games announced

The games begin in Guwahati and Shillong from February 6.The Indian U-23 football team's head coach Lee Johnson on Tuesday announced a list of 28 probables for the 12th South Asian Games which are scheduled to kick off on February 6 in Guwahati and Shillong.The initial 21 players have already joined the preparatory camp in Guwahati, which commenced on January 31.India, who have been clubbed alongside Sri Lanka and Maldives in Group A, will cl

Feb 2 2016
Stephen Constantine is unhappy with 2015 SAFF Cup organisers for poor management
Stephen Constantine is unhappy with 2015 SAFF Cup organisers for poor management

India were crowned SAFF Cup champions after they beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the final.India football team's coach Stephen Constantine took a dig at South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup 2015 organisers for poor management and providing unplayable training pitches before the matches.The coach also mentioned that before the competition no one thought the hosts would cross the group stages, which they ultimately won by beating Afghanistan 2-1

Jan 13 2016
5 weirdest votes from the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or results list
5 weirdest votes from the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or results list

Messi won the 2015 Ballon d'Or, the fifth time he has won it As Lionel Messi lifted the Ballon d'Or for the fifth time last night, FIFA published the results of the Ballon d'Or voting. As Messi won with 41.33% of the votes, Cristiano Ronaldo came in second with 27.76% of the votes while Neymar finished a distant third with 7.86% of the votes. Together, the trio accounted for a little over three-quarter of all the votes placed

Jan 12 2016
Belgium retain top spot in FIFA rankings as 2016 begins, with Eurocentric top 10
Belgium retain top spot in FIFA rankings as 2016 begins, with Eurocentric top 10

Belgium remain the #1 ranked FIFA team while Argentina are a relatively distant secondBelgium began 2016 in the same manner as they ended 2015, standing atop the FIFA National Team Rankings with 1494 points. Argentina and Spain are 2nd and 3rd in the recently updated rankings respectively, as the standings remain largely unchanged from last month.The Rode Duivels achieved their #1 status for the first time in their history bac

Jan 7 2016
India rise three places in FIFA rankings after SAFF Cup triumph
India rise three places in FIFA rankings after SAFF Cup triumph

India moved up three places to 163rd in the rankingsThe Indian National football team have climbed up three places to 163rd in the updated FIFA world rankings announced today. India gained seven points after their recent SAFF Cup win over Afghanistan, who are now ranked 153rd in the list, thus moving ahead of Liechtenstein, Gambia and Grenada to take up their new position in the world rankings.The rise in rankings came as a bubble

Jan 7 2016
Top 5 players from the 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup
Top 5 players from the 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup

India won their seventh SAFF Cup after beating Afghanistan 2-1 in the final After 11 days of South Asian footballing jamboree, Elvis has left the building. The 2015 SAFF Suzuki Cup concluded with hosts India reclaiming the bragging rights in the region after a slender 2-1 win over defending champions Afghanistan in 120 minutes of a gruelling encounter in Thiruvananthapuram. Over the course of last two weeks, the competition witnessed a

Jan 4 2016
India wins 2015 SAFF Cup: Who said what
India wins 2015 SAFF Cup: Who said what

India were crowned SAFF Cup champions after they beat Afghanistan 2-1 in the final on SundayIndian football made a fantastic start to the new year as they were crowned as champions of the SAFF Suzuki Cup for a record seventh time. The Indians overcame all odds as they beat pre-match favourites Afghanistan 2-1 in a thrilling encounter much to the delight of the thousands of fans gathered at the Trivandrum International Stadium in Kerala along with

Jan 4 2016
Virat Kohli and Sunil Chhetri wish each other on Twitter after India win SAFF Cup
Virat Kohli and Sunil Chhetri wish each other on Twitter after India win SAFF Cup

Virat Kohli (L) and Sunil Chhetri (R)Plaudits have been pouring in for Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri ever since he scored in extra time to ensure India won the 2016 SAFF Suzuki Cup. His 50th goal for the national side saw India edge out higher-ranked Afghanistan 2-1 in the final at Thiruvananthapuram. One famous personality who praised Chhetri for his achievements was famous cricketer, Virat Kohli.Indian cricket team Te

Jan 4 2016
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