Sunil Chhetri

  • Indian football team's Asian Games 2014 camp kicks off 01-07-2014 03:38 PM

    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...
  • Sunil Chhetri does not see India in FIFA World Cup in near future 09-06-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Conceding that India has been left far behind in world football, national team captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday said that the country should not think of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in the near future, and instead should aim to be in the top 10 in Asia....
  • Indian football coach Wim Koevarmans names 30 players for Asian Games camp 04-06-2014 06:38 PM

    India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans on Wednesday announced his list of 30 probables for the Incheon Asian Games training camp that would be held in Bangalore from July 1-20. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will also provide an exposure tour for the team after the camp is over....
  • Asian Games is priority for us, says Sunil Chhetri 30-05-2014 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Brazil, Argentina favourites to lift football World Cup: Sunil Chhetri 24-05-2014 08:57 PM

    Mumbai: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday picked hosts and five-time champions Brazil and fellow South American two-time winners Argentina as the teams fancied to lift the glittering FIFA World Cup this year. "Because it's happening in South America, Brazil and Argentina are favourites. But you can never bet...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFF-suggested committee for U-17 World Cup 14-05-2014 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. In a meeting here, the All India Football Federation's executive committee...
  • Not surprised that we have won I-League, says Sunil Chhetri 21-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Margao: His team's name etched in the annals of Indian football history, Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday termed the I-League debutants' triumph one of the most "significant moments" of his illustrious career. First-timers Bengaluru FC clinched the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win...
  • Bengaluru FC edge past Dempo SC 4-2 to win maiden I-League title 21-04-2014 08:45 PM

    Margao: First-timers Bengaluru FC on Monday wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal. Needing a win to snatch the title ahead of...
  • We are not totally dependent on Sunil Chhetri: Wim Koevermans 03-04-2014 09:25 PM

    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...
  • India held to a 2-2 draw by Bangladesh in football friendly 06-03-2014 01:46 PM

    A late strike by captain Sunil Chettri helped India escape with a 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in international football friendly at Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. Chettri gave India an early lead in the 14th minute and took his tally to 44 international goals. With his team staring at defeat at...
  • Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year 20-12-2013 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2013 AIFF Player of the Year by AIFF President Praful Patel during the Annual General Meeting on Friday. Chhetri, who had earlier won the Award twice in 2007 and 2011, was chosen the winner after voting by I-League Coaches at...
  • Under-17 WC is start of new era in Indian football: Sunil Chhetri 07-12-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: National captain Sunil Chhetri says winning the bid to host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup has heralded a "new era" in Indian football and the onus will now be on all stakeholders to ensure a successful tournament. "It is definitely the start of a new era in Indian...
  • Sunil Chhetri double strike helps Bengaluru FC beat Shillong Lajong 01-12-2013 09:01 PM

    Bangalore: Skipper Sunil Chhetri struck twice to help Bengaluru FC beat Shillong Lajong 2-1 in a thrilling 12th round match of the I-League on Sunday. With this win at the Bangalore Football Stadium, Bengaluru FC kept their unbeaten record at home intact while Shillong Lajong's six-match unbeaten run in the...
  • Sunil Chhetri now India's most prolific striker as India beat Nepal 2-0 19-11-2013 09:24 PM

    Siliguri: India outplayed Nepal 2-0 in an international football friendly here Tuesday with captain Sunil Chhetri scoring a goal to become the country's most prolific striker in national colours. Chhetri gave India the lead with a 21st minute strike to go past former captain Bhaichung Bhutia's 42 international goals before...
  • India aim for win against Nepal in an international friendly 18-11-2013 05:30 PM

    Siliguri: Having lost to Nepal in the SAFF Championship last month, the Indian football team is set to face a tough task as they lock horns with the Himalayan nation in an international friendly here Tuesday. After playing out a 1-1 draw with Philippines on Friday, India are still looking...
  • International friendly: India held to 1-1 draw by Philippines 15-11-2013 08:51 PM

    Siliguri: Sunil Chhetri found the net once but Philip James Younghusband neutralised within a minute of the Indian football team captain's strike as Philippines held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in their international friendly on Friday. Chhetri gave India the lead in the 43rd minute. Following one of Mehtab...
  • India drop to 155 in FIFA rankings 12-09-2013 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment, India have dropped a whopping 10 places to 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings, issued on Thursday. The FIFA rankings added salt to India's wounds, a day after the country failed to defend its SAFF Cup title, losing 0-2 to Afghanistan in Kathmandu....
  • Determined India take on formidable Afghanistan in SAFF final 10-09-2013 02:18 PM

    Kathmandu: Having notched up a morale-boosting semi-final victory against Maldives, defending champions Indian team will try to maintain their supremacy in the SAFF Football Championship when they take on a tough Afghanistan in the summit clash here Wednesday. On paper, Afghans are a superior side with a FIFA ranking of...
  • India deserved to win, says Koevermans 09-09-2013 09:57 PM

    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...
  • Sunil Chhetri-less India face tough Maldives test in SAFF semis 08-09-2013 03:29 PM

    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...
  • India play Nepal in search of semi-final berth in SAFF Championships 04-09-2013 06:32 PM

    Kathmandu: Listless so far in the tournament, defending champions India take on hosts Nepal in their last group match with a semi-final berth at stake in the SAFF Football Championships on Thursday. India need a draw from Group A match at the Dasarath Stadium to qualify for semi-finals. But with...
  • Sunil Chhetri goal gives India 1-1 draw against Bangladesh 03-09-2013 07:30 PM

    Kathmandu: An injury-time goal by captain Sunil Chhetri saved India from embarrassment as they played out a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in their second group match of the SAFF Football Championships on Tuesday. Defending champions India, who had scraped past Pakistan 1-0 in their campaign opener thanks to an own...
  • India pip Pakistan 1-0 in SAFF Cup opener 01-09-2013 09:03 PM

    Kathmandu: Defending champions India dished out a listless performance but still managed to beat arch-rivals Pakistan 1-0 in the opening game of the SAFF Football Championship on Sunday. It took an own goal from Pakistan captain Samar Ishaq in the 14th minute that ensured three points for Sunil Chhetri and...
  • India clash with Pakistan in SAFF Championship opener 31-08-2013 05:17 PM

    Kathmandu: Amidst the honking in the chaotic traffic another Blue Bus accelerated to catch hold of the other. The two Buses travelled side by side for the next five minutes and then both the buses stopped at one destination. The Indian Team were getting back from their practice session while...
  • Goals are just numbers, says Sunil Chhetri 28-08-2013 08:46 PM

    Kathmandu: Three short of becoming the country's highest-ever scorer, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri says "goals are just numbers" for him and adds his team will take it one match at a time in the upcoming SAFF Championships here. "Goals are just numbers. Unless goals win you matches they don't...
  • Chhetri warns team-mates against complacency in SAFF Championship 27-08-2013 07:59 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has warned his players against complacency if they have to defend their title in the SAFF Championship which begins here on September 1. A 20-member Indian squad on Tuesday landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport and Chhetri said his side will have to play...
  • Chhetri-led India open SAFF campaign against Pakistan 26-08-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: Striker Sunil Chhetri leads the 20-member Indian football squad for the forthcoming SAFF Championship in Kathmandu. India are in Group A and open their campaign against Pakistan Sep 1. The Indian team leaves for Kathmandu on Tuesday. Squad: Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy. Defenders: Nirmal Chettri,...
  • Koevermans names India squad for SAFF 26-08-2013 01:19 PM

    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...
  • Rahim Nabi left out of India's football friendly 05-08-2013 04:31 PM

    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...
  • Indian footballers sceptical about IPL-style league: Sunil Chhetri 01-08-2013 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: India skipper Sunil Chhetri Thursday said that the national footballers were "sceptical" about the proposed IPL-style league because of the ongoing rift between the I-League clubs and AIFF's marketing and commercial partners, IMG-Reliance. "A lot of players have spoken to me, they are very sceptical about the development....