newsfootball14 days ago

India U-17 lose to UAE U-20 in friendly fixture

The UAE U-20 national team barely defeated the India men's U-17 national team 0-1 in a friendly match on Monday, January 16 at the Theyab Awana stadium in Dubai. In preparation for the forthcoming AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023, the Indian squad is playing a series of friendlies in this game.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball19 days ago

India women's football team paired with Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan for 2024 Olympic qualifiers

The Women's Football Round 1 drawings for the Asian qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympics have been released. India was paired with Turkmenistan and the Kyrgyz Republic to make up Group G. A total of 26 teams are competing to advance to the next stage.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball20 days ago

East Bengal fires 35 goals in Kanyashree Cup, set club record

The Behala Aikya Sammilani side was humiliated 35-0 by the East Bengal women's team in the Calcutta Women's Football League. The Red and Gold Brigade will stop at nothing to win the competition, also known as the Kanyashree Cup, which will provide winners access to this year's Indian Women's League.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball22 days ago

Indian women to participate in Asian qualifiers for Paris 2024

The Indian women's football team is in a race to make the cut for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which will commence from the official draw ceremony of Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2024 Asian Qualifiers Round 1 at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House on January 12, 2023, at 3 pm.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball23 days ago

Arsene Wenger to play crucial role in development of grassroots football in India

Former Arsenal manager and world governing body, FIFA's current chief of football development, Arsene Wenger is set to play a crucial role in Indian football's grassroots programme. During the World Cup in Doha, the AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey had talks with Wenger regarding the same.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball25 days ago

Lallianzuala Chhangte becomes third Indian to be part of FIFA Team of the Week

Lallianzuala Chhangte, a player for Mumbai City FC, has been nothing but a shining star in the current Indian Super League season. Chhangte, who is now tied for the most goals with Nasser El Khayati and Cleiton Silva, just smashed another record!
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball29 days ago

AFC picks Dheeraj Singh as one among 11 to watch out for in 2023

Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, 22, of FC Goa, has been chosen by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as one of 11 players who will "leave their mark on the game" in 2023. For the second year in a row, Dheeraj is FC Goa's first-choice keeper in the 2022–23 Indian Super League (ISL).
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball1 month ago

When legendary Pele took the field against Mohun Bagan in 1977

Much earlier than Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" event sparked local football fervor, Bengal's relationship with the "beautiful game" was inaugurated by Brazilian master Pele.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball1 month ago

Indian women to start U20 Asian Cup qualification campaign in March 2023

India will play Singapore in the first game of Group F of the AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2024 Qualifiers Round 1 on March 7 at Vietnam's Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho Province. The other teams in India's group are Vietnam and Indonesia.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

Report | AIFF to come up with 25-year plan to make India best football nation in Asia

The All India Football Federation is proposing a full overhaul of its work culture as part of a roadmap that seeks to make the national team one of the finest in Asia. As a consequence, the laid-back attitude will be a thing of the past and all programmes will be result-oriented.
SportsCafe Desk