NEHRU CUP

  • Beating Cameroon is huge: Chhetri September 4, 2012

    India football captain Sunil Chhetri, who has been part of India's all three Nehru Cup wins, ranked this on as the most memorable. ...
  • We showed we can fight, says Koevermans September 4, 2012

    India football coach Wim Koevermans said, " We fought as a team and it is a very special moment for us." ...
  • Former skipper hails India's show in Nehru Cup September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian football skipper IM Vijayan was full of praise for the Indian football team after their fantastic display in Nehru Cup. India on Sunday defeated Cameroon 54 on penalties after normal time was finished at 22 to lift the tournament third time in a row. Former skipper was...
  • 'Nehru Cup win an incredible achievement' September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: India's chief coach Wim Koevermans on Sunday night termed the Nehru Cup triumph as an "incredible achievement" as the victory came over a quality side like Cameroon which is in the top60 in Fifa rankings. "It was an incredible victory. Obviously, we had to straighten a few things at...
  • India beat Cameroon to win Nehru Cup September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: India showed nerves of steel to overcome Cameroon 54 via penalty shootout and retain the Nehru Cup football tournament as coach Wim Koevermans' first assignment in the hot seat ended in glory, here on Sunday. The match went into tiebreaker after the two teams were locked 22 at the...
  • Nehru Cup: Cameroon test awaits India in final September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking to extend its stranglehold over the tournament, Indian football coach Wim Koevermans' blend of youth and experience is in for a real baptism of fire as it prepares to take on strong Cameroon in the final of the Nehru Cup here on Sunday. While twotime defending champions India...
  • Cameroon defeat India in final dress rehearsal August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Friday got a taste of what Cameroon football is all about during their 01 defeat to the Africans in the last round robin league encounter of the Nehru Cup here. Playing his first match in a Cameroon side that made as many as nine changes, Bite Samuel...
  • 'Cameroon favourites to win the Nehru Cup' August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Maldives coach Istvan Urbanyi has termed called Cameroon the strongest side in the Nehru Cup and India coach Wim Koevermans Thursday spoke in the same vein stating that the 'Indomitable Lions' have played some "good football" in the tournament. Assured of berth in final, the two sides play Friday...
  • India can beat Cameroon in Nehru final: Robin August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as India head into Sunday's Nehru Cup final against Cameroon as underdogs, the East Bengal striker, Robin Singh believes that the hosts can upset the applecart of the Indomitable Lions if they play to their potential. "It is always 11 vs 11 on the football pitch. We have...
  • Cameroon set up India final in Nehru Cup August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Cameroon Wednesday made light work of Maldives, beating the islanders 31, to set up a summit showdown with hosts India in the Nehru Cup football tournament here. Kingue Mpondo was the star of the day for Cameroon as he scored twice, in the 12th and 39th minutes, to lead...
  • We are still in the race: Koevermans August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: India's football coach Wim Koevermans on Tuesday admitted that they were overshadowed by Nepal in their goalless draw but still was gungho about his side's chances of making the final of the ongoing Nehru Cup. "We are still in the race to make the final. We have six points...
  • India held by Nepal in Nehru Cup football August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The wet surface at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium had the final say as defending champions India and Nepal played out a goalless draw in the Nehru Cup football tournament here on Tuesday. Needing a win to seal a place in the final for the third time in a row,...
  • Cameroon footballers eye big at Nehru Cup August 28, 2012

    The Cameroon football team is eyeing success in the ongoing Nehru Cup in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Syrian players also want the trophy for their strifetorn country. ...
  • Maldives beat Syria 21 in Nehru Cup August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Maldives signaled their title aspirations, knocking out strong contenders Syria from the ongoing edition of the Nehru Cup football tournament with a 21 victory on Monday. Talismanic skipper Ashfaq Ali led by example, scoring in the 59th minute, to keep Maldives in with a realistic chance of making to...
  • Nehru Cup: India look to assure final berth August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Closing in on a final berth after a couple of convincing wins, the Indian football team will have to guard against complacency when it takes on tournament whipping boys Nepal in the Nehru Cup here on Tuesday. Under the tutelage of Wim Koevermans, India recorded easy wins over Syria...
  • Cameroon thrash Nepal 50 in Nehru Cup August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: It turned out to a walk in the park for Cameroon as they drubbed minnows Nepal 50 to stay in contention in the Nehru Cup football tournament, here on Sunday. Kologny Merime, Ebanga Bertin and Momaso Joseph scored for the winners, in the 13th, 41st, 61st, 66th and 77th...
  • Passing game way forward for India: Koevermans August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: After India's convincing win over Maldives in the Nehru Cup here on Saturday, national football coach Wim Koevermans said his boys have the ability to do better and he would always encourage them to improve and get accustomed to playing the passing game. India rode on the twin strike...
  • India ease past Maldives 30 in Nehru Cup August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Skipper Sunil Chhetri led by example scoring twice while Syed Rahim Nabi found the target once, as India posted a convincing 30 win over Maldives for their second victory in the Nehru Cup football tournament, here on Saturday. Chhetri struck at the stroke of halftime (45+2) before striking again...
  • Nehru Cup: Syria manage 22 draw vs Cameroon August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Ouday Abduljaffal turned out to be Syria's man on Monday as his crucial strike helped the west Asian nation hold Cameroon to a 22 draw and stay alive in the Nehru Cup football tournament here. Trailing 12, Abduljaffal struck the allimportant goal in the 79th minute, putting to rest...
  • Spirited Maldives await India in Nehru Cup August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Syria were taken care of rather easily in the tournament opener, but a sterner test awaits the Indian football team as it gets ready to face Maldives in the Nehru Cup here on Saturday. The last time the two teams met, in the semifinal of the SAFF Cup in...
  • India gunning for Nehru Cup glory: Koevermans August 24, 2012

    India's football coach Koevermans was proud of his team's performance in the Nehru Cup opener against Syria and said that his men are gunning for the title. ...
  • Nehru Cup: Maldives beat Nepal 21 August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Maldives kicked off their campaign in the Nehru Cup football tournament on a perfect note here on Thursday, posting a 21 win over Nepal, a result that has also left Indian coach Wim Koevermans impressed. Abdullah Asadhulla struck as early as the sixth minute of the game, before Easa...
  • Rain influenced the match, says Koevermans August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India's football coach Wim Koevermans was proud of his team's overall performance in the Nehru Cup opener against Syria but said the waterlogged turf at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium had a bearing on the match here on Wednesday. Defending champions India started their campaign in the tournament on a...
  • Nehru Cup: India beat Syria 21 in opener August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Dutchman Wim Koevermans' stint as the coach of the Indian football team started on a positive note as Portugalreturned skipper Sunil Chhetri and Anthony Pereira's strikes propelled the hosts to a 21 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener here on Wednesday. Chhetri's neat header found the net...
  • India ready for Nehru Cup under new coach August 21, 2012

    Coach Wim Koevermans beamed with confidence on the eve of India's opener against Syria in the Nehru Cup on Wednesday. ...
  • Nehru Cup: Chhetri upbeat about India's chances August 21, 2012

    Greater Noida: National football coach Wim Koevermans and captain Sunil Chhetri beamed with confidence on the eve of India's opener against Syria in the Nehru Cup and shrugged off talk of any kind of pressure that tends to build up on defending champions. "The most important thing for a player is...
  • India hope to regain lost ground in Nehru Cup August 21, 2012

    Greater Noida: Under the tutelege of Wim Koevermans, whose country gave birth to 'total football', holders India will look to regain lost ground after plummeting to their lowestever rankings in recent years, in the Nehru Cup opener against Syria, here on Wednesday. Though it is easier said than done, the Indian...
  • Chhetri to lead India in Nehru Cup August 20, 2012

    Greater Noida: Star striker Sunil Chhetri was named captain of the Indian team on Monday for the Nehru Cup international football tournament starting at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from Wednesday. National coach Wim Koevermans announced Chhetri's name after a team practice session at the Jaypee Greens ground on Monday. Chhetri, who...
  • India coach names final squad for Nehru Cup August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India's national football coach Wim Koevermans has named a 20member final list for the Nehru Cup which kicks off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on August 22. The team is presently camping at Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida. "I'm confident in the abilities of my boys," Koevermans said. "The practice...
  • Bhutia felicitated for playing 100 matches October 21, 2009

    New Delhi: It was a memorable and nostalgic evening for Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia as he was felicitated by All India Football Federation (AIFF) for having played 100 matches for the country. Bhutia went down the memory lane as he recalled his starting days and fondly remembered his old friends...