SUNIL CHETTRI

  • Sunil Chettri backs East Bengal to win against Semen Padang June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India captain Sunil Chhetri backed East Bengal to beat Indonesian Champions Semen Padang over two legs in the AFC Cup quarters in September. "It's a relatively easy draw for East Bengal. Indian Clubs are usually pitted against West Asian Teams who are very tough to beat. With all due...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri to play in AIFF's new league tournament May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Some of the star Indian footballers, including former skipper Bhaichung Bhutia, are likely to feature in All India Football Federation's (AIFF) franchisebased tournament planned by its marketing partner IMGReliance in the 201314 season. IMGReliance have already approached nine players, including Bhutia, and they have shown their interest in playing...
  • Gouramangi Singh set for Melbourne Heart trial May 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The Gods certainly seem to be smiling on Indian football lately. On the back of India's successful qualification for the Asian Cup 2011, after a gap of more than two decades, and the recent signing of Indian international striker Sunil Chettri by Kansas City Wizards, there is more...
  • Watch: National football team eyes young talents December 23, 2009

    FIFA boss Sepp Blatter calls India the sleeping giant of world football. But while we wait for the national team to make a breakthrough, continuous attempts are being made to tap talent at the fomative stagesthe age group of 1215. ...
  • No room for mistakes against Sri Lanka, says Houghton August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian football coach Bob Houghton said that his boys couldn't afford to commit any mistakes against Sri Lanka in their mustwin ONGC Nehru Cup football tournament match in the Capital on Wednesday. Both teams will be looking for a victory to stay alive in the tournament as each has...
  • Young Indian sportspersons make their mark August 4, 2009

    New Delhi: A sporting revolution of sorts is sweeping through India with a new generation of superstars is emerging, unburdened by a history of mediocrity and unafraid of taking on the best in the world. Even as cricket is almost India's national obsession and the sport dominates the headlines with cricket...
  • India held to a draw in their first practice game July 27, 2009

    The early stages of the match didnt have too much goalmouth action but India had to play on the break as Castelldefels were having more of the play. Sunil Chhetris absence gave young Sushil Kumar Singh the chance to start alongside Bhaichung Bhutia upfront and Indias first real...
  • Schoolboys can beat Indian football team, says minister February 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill has taken a swipe at the national soccer team, saying schoolboys and the old men of the 1956 Olympic team could beat the current crop of internationals, local media reported on Tuesday. "Sometimes the team is ranked 140, sometimes 120," Gill said at...
  • Sunil Chhetri injured, unsure of derby return February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: In what could be a serious dampener to East Bengal's chances in the upcoming derby, Sunil Chhetri has confirmed that he has picked up an injury on Thursday. Speaking to Goal.com, Sunil Chhetri confirmed that he indeed picked up a wrist injury on Thursday at training. Sunil has been...
  • Bhaichung feels Sunil's Coventry stint was ill advised February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian football sensation Sunil Chettri may have come back to India after his failed attempt to impress the bosses at Coventry, but his captain, Bhaichung Bhutia sure has something to say about it. Chettri, the brightest talent in Indian football, resourceful and energetic, and a striker with a...
  • Sunil Chhetri's agent speaks on Coventry trials January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: With Sunil Chhetri being asked to leave for India following an unsuccessful trial at Coventry City, Goal.com caught up with the players agent and asked for his opinion on the same. Yogesh Joshee, a British citizen with Indian roots, had arranged for Sunils trails at the English Championship club....
  • Sunil Chhetri to go for Coventry City trials January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri is all set to become the third Indian player to head to Europe after having being called by Coventry City for trials, which is a second division English club. Speaking exclusively to Goal.com, Sunils father Kharga Chhetri confirmed the news saying, "Yes, he has indeed...
  • Delhi boy Chhetri won't quit JCT May 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Accolades have been pouring in thick and fast for JCT and India striker Sunil Chhetri after being adjudged the player of the National Football League this year, but the Delhi player has pledged his allegiance to his club. "I intend staying on with JCT. Moreover, the club's base at...