Wim Koevermans

  • India, Pakistan resume rivalry on football pitch 5 days ago

    Bangalore: In what will be a curtain-raiser to the upcoming Asian Games, India and Pakistan resume their rivalry on the football pitch as they lock horns in the first of two friendly matches here on Sunday, bringing to an end a nine-year old hiatus. It will be the first such series...
  • Indian football team's Asian Games 2014 camp kicks off July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Indian football team's preparatory camp for the Incheon Asian Games under national coach Wim Koevermans kicks off on Wednesday. The Asian Games will be played from September 19 to October 4. The camp starts a preparatory process of two and a half months. The team would also get a two-week...
  • AIFF launches academy certification programme April 24, 2014

    The All India Football Federation on Thursday launched the 'AIFF Academy Certification', which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country through a certification model. The AIFF has developed a set of criteria on which the academies will be assessed and certified and they will be given a...
  • We are not totally dependent on Sunil Chhetri: Wim Koevermans April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: National football chief coach Wim Koevermans on Thursday insisted that the team is not relying heavily on skipper Sunil Chhetri but said there has to be a "follow-up" of players. "I am very happy Sunil is scoring a lot of goals, we have Robin Singh, we also have Balwant Singh...
  • AIFF extends contracts for Wim Koevermans, Robert Baan November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday extended by another year the contracts for India national coach Wim Koevermans and technical director Robert Baan. Furthermore, Kushal Das was re-appointed as the general secretary of AIFF for another three years. Besides the national team, Koevermans will also be in...
  • India take on Philippines in football friendly November 14, 2013

    Siliguri: Searching for its first win in an international friendly this year, the Indian football team takes on Philippines here on Friday without a quartet of senior players who were left out due to various reasons. India lost both their international friendlies earlier this year - against Palestine in February and...
  • Wim Koevermans' contract to be extended November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans' contract will be extended till the end of next year's Asian Games in October, the AIFF's technical committee, headed by former captain Bhaichung Bhutia, decided here Monday. Bhutia chaired the meeting at the Football House. Other technical committee members Savio Messias, Henry Menezes,...
  • Wim Koevermans announces squad for friendlies November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: National football team coach Wim Koevermans has announced his squad of 21 players for India's two international friendlies which are scheduled to be held this month. India first play Philippines on November 15 followed by Nepal on November 19. The squad: Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC), Subhashish Roychowdhury (Dempo SC), Arindam...
  • Former India football greats slam coach Koevermans September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India football greats including Syed Nayeemuddin and Subhash Bhowmick slammed national team's head coach Wim Koevermans after the humiliating 0-2 loss to Afghanistan in the final of the SAFF Cup. Six-time champions India were staring at a hat-trick of SAFF Cup titles but were completely outplayed by Afghanistan...
  • Worried about future of players without clubs: Wim Koevermans September 11, 2013

    Kathmandu: Indian football team's chief coach Wim Koevermans on Wednesday looked a worried man as he spoke about the side's future, with seven of the current national team players not having any contract with I-League clubs. "I am really worried with the situation we have in India right now. It's a...
  • Teams should only be judged on the ground: Wim Koevermans September 10, 2013

    Kathmandu: Indian football coach Wim Koevermans on Tuesday made his displeasure obvious as he shot back at his team's critics in the ongoing SAFF Championship here, saying it's not lip-service but "performance on the ground" that matters. From Maldives to Afghanistan, the defending champions' opponents in Wednesday's final, Koevermans' boys...
  • India deserved to win, says Koevermans September 9, 2013

    Kathmandu: Indian football team's chief coach Wim Koevermans was a visibly satisfied man as he termed his team "deserving winners" of the semi-final match against Maldives while a furious and frustrated Maldives coach Urbanyi Istavan Bela made a contradictory statement that "India never deserved to win". While India's Dutch coach can...
  • India focussing on semi-final against Maldives: Wim Koevermans September 8, 2013

    Kathmandu: India football team coach Wim Koevermans on Sunday said his players are feeling fresh and raring to go ahead of the crucial semi-final game against Maldives on Monday. "We are happy we have a bit of rest prior to the semifinal. There's more energy in the squad. We are focusing...
  • Sunil Chhetri-less India face tough Maldives test in SAFF semis September 8, 2013

    Kathmandu: Defending champions India will start as underdogs when they take on an inspired Maldives in the second semi-final of the SAFF Football Championship on Monday. The six-time champions have always been overwhelming favourites in the South Asian region but the current side coached by Wim Koevermans has performed way below...
  • We don't underestimate any team: Wim Koevermans September 7, 2013

    Kathmandu: They may have tasted success in their their last two outings against Maldives, but Indian football coach Wim Koevermans said ahead of their SAFF Cup semi-final against the islanders that underestimating a team was not in his nature. "That is past. We need to lie in the present. We don't...
  • Embarrassing loss for India but coach says goal achieved September 5, 2013

    Kathmandu: Indian football coach Wim Koevermans did not say in as many words that Nepal were the better side in Thursday's group match of the SAFF Football Tournament which his side lost 1-2, but insisted his players have achieved their goal of reaching the semi-finals. "We knew Nepal were a very...
  • Koevermans names India squad for SAFF August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: National Football coach Wim Koevermans on Monday announced the 20-member Indian squad for the upcoming SAFF Championship which is scheduled to be held in Nepal from August 31 to September 11. The Indian National Team, which will open its campaign against Pakistan on September 1, will leaves for Kathmandu...
  • Rahim Nabi left out of India's football friendly August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Key midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi and goalkeeper Subrata Paul were on Monday left out of a 20-member Indian football squad announced for the away international friendly match against Tajikistan to be played on August 14. Nabi, who reported for the IMG-Reliance camp in Mumbai on August 2 for a...
  • AIFF-IMG meeting on Tuesday amid confusion over IPL-style league July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as confusion prevails over the fate of the proposed IPL-style football tournament, top officials of the All Indian Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance will discuss the final plans relating to the ambitious project here on Tuesday. The tournament, to be jointly organised by the AIFF and...
  • Wim Koevermans to educate Indian football coaches July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: National football coach Wim Koevermans will oversee the first-ever AFC Professional Diploma Licence Course in the country during which he intends to "upgrade the knowledge of Indian coaches to the highest possible standard" in the world. The course will kick off at the Cooperage Football Ground in Mumbai from...
  • Koevermans gives stress on grooming of grassroot coaches March 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian national football team coach Wim Koevermans On Tuesday stressed on the need to groom coaches at the grassroot level to revive the struggling state of the country's football. The Dutchman met coaches and club representatives of six I-League teams -- four from Kolkata and two from the northeastern...
  • Koevermans confident of qualifying for AFC Challenge Cup March 1, 2013

    Yangon: National football coach Wim Koevermans said on Friday India were at the the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers not to just make up the numbers but to "win the tournament". India have been clubbed in Group A alongside hosts Myanmar, Chinese Taipei and Guam and will play their first match...
  • Koevermans names 30 probables for Preparatory Camp February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: National Coach Wim Koevermans has named 30 probables for the Preparatory Camp for the AFC Challenge Cup (2014) Qualifiers. The Camp will kick-off at the Bharatiya Vidyapeeth premises in Pune from February 12, 2013. All the Players and support staff would be reporting to the Camp the previous...
  • Palestine an 'important test' for some players: Koevermans February 3, 2013

    Kochi: Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans says the upcoming international friendly against Palestine will be a "very important test" for some players and it will help him make his choices ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. "The friendly will help me make my choices. It's an important test for...
  • We are raring to go: Rahim Nabi February 3, 2013

    Kochi: Fifteen more members of the Indian National squad arrived in Kochi for the International Friendly against Palestine scheduled to be played on February 6, 2013. Those who arrived included the likes of Subrata Pal, Clifford Miranda, Mehtab Hossain, Arata Izumi, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Francis Fernandes and all other players who...
  • Koevermans names 23-member squad for Palestine Friendly January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: National Coach Wim Koevermans named his squad of 23 for the International Friendly against Palestine scheduled to played in Kochi on February 6, 2013. Koevermans, under whom India had won the Nehru Cup in September 2012, maintained it's a very important match for India. "We need to assess ourselves....
  • AIFF confirms international friendly against Palestine December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian football team will play in an international friendly against Palestine in Guwahati on February 6, 2013, the AIFF confirmed on Friday. India's last international friendly, against Yemen in November, was cancelled after the visiting side failed to procure visas for its players. And before that, on October...
  • India name 20-man squad for football friendly October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Wim Koevermans has named 31 players in the provisional squad to face Singapore in an international friendly scheduled for October 16. New Delhi: India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans has left out strikers Manandeep Singh and Jeje Lalpeklua from the 20-man squad for the international away friendly in Singapore...
  • 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." ...
  • '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 top-60 in Fifa rankings. "It was an incredible victory. Obviously, we had to straighten a few things at...