Football Team

  • No plans to drop football team for Asian Games, says SAI Director General 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Tuesday denied any plans not to clear the national football team at government cost for the Asian Games. Reports claimed that the government was having second thoughts on sending the football team at government cost as India don't have much of a chance to...
  • India women's football team grabs 50th spot in FIFA rankings June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's women football team moved one place up to grab the 50th spot among 175 nations in the latest FIFA ranking. The team also grabbed 11th position in the AFC ranking, moving up one spot. It is the second time that the women's football team has come up in the...
  • Asian Games is priority for us, says Sunil Chhetri May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has his eyes trained on the Asian Games and says the focus should be on making the possible national team for the quadrennial extravaganza, scheduled to be held around the same time as the much-anticipated Indian Super League. "My focus is on the Asian...
  • India gain two places to be at 152nd in FIFA rankings March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India gained two places to be at 152nd spot following their 2-2 drawn international football friendly match against Bangladesh early this month in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Thursday. India secured 43 points from that match played in Goa and now have 138 cumulative average points. Riding on...
  • Ranchi: Under-14 female football players allege humiliation August 2, 2013

    Ranchi: The All India Football Federation has asked its women's committee to probe an alleged case of humiliation of players of an under-14 girls team from Ranchi. This comes after some tribal female football team members alleged that they were humiliated by a panchayat official in Ranchi. The players had...
  • Indian football team camp for SAFF Championships from Aug 16 July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to retain its title, the Indian football team will undergo a 10-day camp in Bangalore ahead of the SAFF Championships to be held in Kathmandu in the first week of September. The tournament is slated to be held from September 1 to 11 in the Himalayan Kingdom. The...
  • Spanish football team needs fresh talent: Novy Kapadia July 2, 2013

    After a dream run that started from Euro 2008 and lasted till Euro 2012, is the Spanish armada falling apart? Does it have the next batch of players to pick up the mantle of Xavi, Iniesta and company? Football analyst Novy Kapadia joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...
  • Indian football team's England tour cancelled May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian football team's tour of England, where it was scheduled to play three international friendlies against Pakistan and Bangladesh, has been cancelled. English Premier League club Fulham FC, whose Craven Cottage ground was hired to organise the matches, issued a statement informing about the cancellation. "The club would...
  • Arata set to become first foreign footballer to play for India February 1, 2013

    Japanese Arata Izumi, who got Indian citizenship last year, is the first foreign player to have made it to the Indian football team. ...
  • Jaya orders sending back Lankan football team September 3, 2012

    Chennai: In line with her strident stance against Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday ordered sending back a Lankan football team home and suspension of a state official for allowing them to play a friendly match in Chennai. Jayalalithaa's action came two days after...
  • Jaya suspends official over SL soccer team's match September 2, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday suspended a stadium officer in Chennai for allowing a Sri Lankan football team to play a friendly tie, terming it as an insult to Tamils and directed that the team be sent back home. "The (Nehru) Stadium Officer has no authority to...
  • Justin Bieber wants to own soccer team July 13, 2012

    London: Teen pop star Justin Bieber says he wants to start a Los Angeles soccer team and hopes football star David Beckham will coach it. The 18-year-old Boyfriend hitmaker plans to follow Robbie Williams and Vinnie Jones by setting up a celebrity football squad, reported Daily Star online. Williams's team is...
  • Togo disqualified from African Nations Cup January 12, 2010

    Cabinda: Togo have been officially disqualified from the African Nations Cup after the squad flew home on Sunday following the deadly gun attack on their bus in Cabinda two days earlier. ''They are disqualified. This group (B) is a three-team tournament,'' said Confederation of African Football (CAF) co-ordinator Yaouba Amoa...
  • 3 Togo soccer team members dead after attack: goalie January 9, 2010

    Cabinda, Angola: A goalie for Togo's national soccer team said on French radio Saturday that the death toll from a shooting attack on the team's bus in Angola has risen to three. Goalie Kossi Agassa, who plays for French club Istres, told France-Info radio by phone that a Togo assistant coach...
  • 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 stages--the age group of 12-15. ...
  • FIFA bans Maradona from football for 2 months November 16, 2009

    Zurich: Argentina coach Diego Maradona has been given a two-month ban and fined over $24,000 following his globally-broadcast foul-mouthed outburst at the end of last month's decisive World Cup qualifier in Uruguay. Maradona, who as a player was kicked out of the 1994 World Cup for a doping offence, was handed...
  • A double from Abhishek Yadav wins it for India July 30, 2009

    India defeated Associació Esportiva El Prat 2-0 in the second practice match of their Barcelona tour on Wednesday evening, thanks to a brace from striker Abhishek Yadav. AE Prata 0-2 India India drew their first match 1-1 against UE Castelldefels but Bob Houghton named an unchanged starting lineup for this game also....
  • Nehru Cup to be held as scheduled July 29, 2009

    There's some good news for Indian football fans as the Nehru Cup shall be held as scheduled after Municipal Corporation of Delhi has assured that extra precautions would be taken in order to ensure that the Ambedkar Stadium turf isn’t hampered for the premier football event. The Independence Day celebrations are...
  • Indian Olympians honoured, but not by AIFF February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian Sports Ministry has at last decided to honour the football Olympic team of 1956 for their remarkable achievement of reaching the semi-finals. Out of the 18 squad members, only nine are surviving and eight are expected to make it to the ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the India...
  • 15 members of Nigerian soccer team die in accident January 26, 2009

    Abuja: Fifteen members of the Nigerian soccer team were killed Sunday in a road accident, Geo TV reported. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon when the bus in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near the Nigerian capital. The truck was carrying cattle. The police said 12 players and their...
  • Bhutia scores but India lose to underrated Hong Kong January 14, 2009

    Hong Kong: India let in an injury time goal to go down 1-2 against Hong Kong in their international friendly at the Hong Kong Stadium here today. In a closely fought match, both the sides could not score in the first half but produced three goals in the last 20 minutes. India...
  • In Pics: Nehru Cup, India's score to glory August 30, 2007

    It was like a dream for Indian football fans, who witnessed one of the high points in the history of Indian football on Wednesday as India’s footballers scripted a memorable chapter in their history by winning the Nehru Cup. India upstaged Syria 1-0 to claim the five-nation Nehru Cup title....
  • This is the beginning of Indian football: Bhaichung August 29, 2007

    New Delhi: In the twilight of his illustrious career, Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia termed the title win in the ONGC Nehru Cup football tournament as one of the highlights of his playing days and hoped the victory would herald a new beginning for Indian football. "It would rank as one of...