SUNIL CHHETRI

  • Sunil Chhetri scores twice as India beat Nepal in World Cup qualifiers March 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Star striker Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the second half as India notched up a 2-0 win over Nepal in a dominating display in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying round one on Thursday. Today's win at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sajusarai ...
  • Sunil Chhetri not automatic choice for captaincy: Stephen Constantine February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Set to begin his second stint as Indian football head coach with a match against Nepal next month, Stephen Constantine on Tuesday said that he is yet to decide on who will captain the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. India play Nepal on March...
  • East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC in I-League January 27, 2015

    Kolkata: Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Tuesday. With one point from two matches, BFC have slipped to 10th place...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru FC January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. For the fist time, Dempo drew with defending I-League Champions and earned their first point against them. Both teams...
  • Bengaluru FC favourites to retain I-League title January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: The eighth Hero I-League kicks off here Saturday night with defending champions Bengaluru FC taking on Goa's Dempo in a repeat of last Sunday's Federation Cup final that the former won. The 2015 edition was formally launched here Friday with the rival skippers, Sunil Chhetri and Clifford Miranda in attendance...
  • Dempo take on Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup final January 10, 2015

    Margao: Local side Dempo SC would look to capitalise on their home advantage when they take on reigning I-League champions Bengaluru FC in the summit clash of the 36th Federation Cup football tournament at the Nehru Stadium here Sunday. Both teams have been in impressive form throughout the tournament and have...
  • Fed Cup: Bengaluru FC beat Sporting, set up title clash with Dempo January 9, 2015

    Margao: Bengaluru FC maintained their unbeaten run as they scored a convincing 3-0 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the second semi-finals to set up a title clash with Dempo FC in the 36th Hero Federation Cup football, here on Friday. Bengaluru, who had more of the exchanges, scored through...
  • Chhetri's brace takes Bengaluru FC to Fed Cup semis January 5, 2015

    Vasco: Sunil Chhetri scored a brace for Bengaluru FC to sink Pune 2-1 as English coach Ashley Westwood's boys marched into the semi-finals of the Federation Cup at the Tilak Maidan here on Monday. Going into the Group B encounter, Bengaluru needed a stalemate to secure a place in the play-offs,...
  • Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'. Sandesh Jhingan, who played for Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), was declared the...
  • Young ISL performers can graduate to India team: Chhetri November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed with the performance of some of the youngsters playing in the ongoing Indian Super League, India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said that they deserved to be considered for national team selection. The likes of C S Sabeeth, Balwant Singh, Durga Boro, Cavin Lobo and Sandesh Jhingan have...
  • No regrets for not playing Indian Super League: Sunil Chhetri November 10, 2014

    Imagine Indian cricket without Sachin Tendulkar or the Indian Premier League with no Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hard to digest, isn't it? However, that's what has happened with India in football. At a time when Indian football, immensely popular at one point of time but now confined to a few...
  • Bengaluru FC meet Salgaocar FC in the semi-finals November 3, 2014

    Margao: Sunil Chhetri scored twice from the penalty spot to save Bengaluru FC the blushes as they came from behind to hold Sesa FC to a 2-2 draw and set up a semi-final clash with Salgaocar FC in the 127th Durand Cup at Raia Panchayat ground on Monday. The draw put...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Sesa with an eye on semi-finals November 2, 2014

    Margao: Bengaluru FC will take on SESA Football Academy for a place in the semi-final of the Durand Cup at the Raia Panchayat ground, on Sunday. The team from Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 on Saturday to make it a two-horse race for a place in the last four. Earlier last week,...
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup October 30, 2014

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th)....
  • Wim Koevermans steps down as Indian football coach October 6, 2014

    Following a spate of mediocre outings, Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans on Monday stepped down from the post soon after the country suffered a defeat in an international friendly. After India lost to Palestine 2-3, Koevermans declared in the post-match presentation ceremony that that he isn't continuing as coach of...
  • Sunil Chhetri, Mandar Rao Desai score as India beat Shanghai East Asia September 7, 2014

    Shanghai: Dominant India built on their impressive first match showing against Jiangsu Sainty with yet another clinical display to beat Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia 20 in their own backyard on Saturday. Young Dempo forward Mandar Rao Desai and captain Sunil Chhetri scored either side of halftime to ensure...
  • India suffer 02 defeat against Pak in football friendly August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 02 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the twomatch series 11 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 10 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...
  • India look to continue momentum against Pakistan in football friendly August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Buoyed by their 10 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the archrivals in the second and final football friendly match on Wednesday, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games. India will start...
  • India, Pakistan resume rivalry on football pitch August 16, 2014

    Bangalore: In what will be a curtainraiser 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 nineyear old hiatus. It will be the first such series...
  • Sunil Chhetri scores but India lose final practice match on Czech tour August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunil Chhetri's goal in the final moments of the game proved a mere consolation as India went down 13 to third division Czech side TJ Domalice in their final practice match at the Domazlice Stadium in Czech Republic. Goals either side of the half from striker Hrdlicka, and defenders...
  • 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 twoweek...
  • Sunil Chhetri does not see India in FIFA World Cup in near future June 9, 2014

    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. With...
  • Indian football coach Wim Koevarmans names 30 players for Asian Games camp June 4, 2014

    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 120. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will also provide an exposure tour for the team after the camp is over. Sunil Chhetri,...
  • 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 muchanticipated Indian Super League. "My focus is on the Asian...
  • Brazil, Argentina favourites to lift football World Cup: Sunil Chhetri May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday picked hosts and fivetime champions Brazil and fellow South American twotime 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 against...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFFsuggested committee for U17 World Cup May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical knowhow ahead of the 2017 Under17 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 endorsed...
  • Not surprised that we have won I-League, says Sunil Chhetri April 21, 2014

    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 over...
  • Bengaluru FC edge past Dempo SC 4-2 to win maiden I-League title April 21, 2014

    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 other...
  • 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...