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Indian football team slip to 106 in latest FIFA rankings

Indian football team slip to 106 in latest FIFA rankings

The Indian football team slipped two places to 106 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday after their 1-1 draw with much lower-ranked Bangladesh in the World Cup qualifier earlier this month.Despite securing an impressive 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar in September, the home stalemate against then 187th ranked Bangladesh saw India drop

India announces 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup

India announces 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup. Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday announced the final 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. “It was very important to keep on the continuity. It will be silly of me to completely change the way we do things. Most of these boys are

Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly

Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly

Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly. Ahead of their first-ever football International friendly against Jordan, seven players and support staff of the Indian national team have been left stranded here at the Kuwait International Airport for over 32 hours due to heavy thunderstorm and rains.“Amidst torrential downpour along with lightning and thunder which

India U-16s play out 1-1 draw against Korea

India U-16s play out 1-1 draw against Korea

New Delhi – The Indian U-16 football team played out a 1-1 draw against DPR Korea U-16s in their last match of the four-nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China today. In a drab first half, the Indian Colts had an opportunity to go ahead as early as

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

SAINT PETERSBURG: It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.For most of a sunny afternoon in Saint Petersburg, the world’s most expensive player battled against his own lack of match sharpness, an inspired Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal and

Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

SAMARA: Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.Australia, who had lost 1-2 to France in their opening match, got their goal from a penalty conversion by captain Mile Jedinak in the 38th minute after

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16. The Real Madrid star struck in the fourth minute in Mos – cow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s all-time leading

VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea

VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea

Nizhny Novgorod: A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side here today. Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Viktor Claesson was upended by South Korean substitute Kim Min-woo Kim in the

Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener

Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener

SAMARA: Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a left-footed free kick in the 56th minute and Serbia opened their World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica here today.After David Guzman was handed a yellow card, Kolarov curled the ensuing free kick over the wall. Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who plays for Real Madrid, couldn’t

International Cup: After Chhetri's plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash

International Cup: After Chhetri’s plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash

MUMBAI: Hot on the heels of skipper Sunil Chhetri’s emotional plea seeking support from fans, tickets for India’s second Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out here. Chhetri, who will play in his 100th game for the country at the Mumbai Football Arena, took to social media and requested football supporters to come out in

Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium

Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium

NEW DELHI: Throwing his weight behind the national football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who issued an emotional plea for support, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the fans to throng stadiums and watch the team play.Chhetri, who is set to play his 100th match in national jersey against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup in

Football players mourn Priya Ranjan's demise

Football players mourn Priya Ranjan’s demise

Football players mourn Priya Ranjan’s demise. KOLKATA: The Indian football fraternity on Monday mourned the death of former AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who served in the position for nearly two decades. The 72-year-old, also an eminent Congress leader, passed away today after being in coma since 2008, when he had suffered a stroke. “His

India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking

Zurich, Oct 16: The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday.India produced a dominating performance to thump Macau 4-1 in their fourth qualification match for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.The victory ensured India a place in the Asian

Six U-23 players named in Indian squad for Macau match

New Delhi, Aug 31, Six U-23 players named in Indian squad for Macau match. Six players from the AFC U-23 campaign in Doha last month were today named in the 24-member squad for India’s AFC Asian Cup Qualifier football match against Macau on September 5. The squad will depart for Macau from Mumbai via Bangkok