user tracker image
newsfootball16 hours ago

FIFA pays one in a kind tribute to 'Captain Fantastic' Sunil Chhetri

India captain Sunil Chhetri presently ranks third among active players in terms of goals scored in international competitions. With 84 goals in 131 international games, the Indian footballer is only a goal or two behind Lionel Messi of Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in first position.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 days ago

Team India start favorites in opening match against Singapore

The Indian men’s national team will lock horns with Singapore in the Hung Thinh international friendly tournament at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Saturday. Having played their last game in June, the Blue Tigers will be back in action after more than two months.
Press Release
newsfootball2 months ago

Sunil Chhetri wins AIFF men's footballer of the year for record seventh time

Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian football team, received the AIFF Men's Footballer of the Year award on Tuesday, while Manisha Kalyan received the honour of Women's Footballer of the Year. Chhetri had previously received the honour in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018–19.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Sunil Chhetri still has a lot to offer Indian football, says IM Vijayan

IM Vijayan believes that veteran Sunil Chhetri still has a lot to give Indian football, and finds the frequent speculation about him retiring, amusing. India started their AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers journey with a 2-0 victory over Cambodia, with Indian skipper Chhetri scoring a brace.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers | India thrash Hong Kong 4-0, top Group D

The Indian football team seems to be in great form, as they shattered Hong Kong 4-0, in the third and final Group D match at the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers third round at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. The likes of Anwar Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir, and Ishan Pandita scored for India.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

India come out on top against Afghanistan in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

On Saturday, the Indian men's football team defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in Kolkata in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers third round. Sunil Chhetri scored a fantastic free-kick, while Sahal Abdul Samad held his cool to score the game-winner in the extra time; Afghanistan's goal came from Zubayr Amiri.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers | Sunil Chhetri’s brace helps India beat Cambodia 2-0

Indian men’s football team got off to a winning start in the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers as they eased past Cambodia 2-0 at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. Sunil Chhetri further added to his goal tally in national colors as his brace settled the contest in India’s favor.
Press Release
newsfootball4 months ago

Sunil Chhetri to make international comeback against Jordan

India forward Sunil Chhetri has been named in the 25-member squad for the international friendly against Jordan, in Doha, on May 28. The 37-year-old is returning to competitive football after a gap of six months and last played for India in their 3-0 win over Nepal at the SAFF Championship final.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball5 months ago

Indian team loses friendly against ATK Mohun Bagan

Sunil Chhetri came back to action with a lovely strike, but it wasn't enough as India lost 1-2 to ATK Mohun Bagan of the Indian Super League in a practice match at the Salt Lake Stadium. The 37-year-old India skipper was in his groove as he used a Glan Martins cross to give India a perfect start.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball7 months ago

Sunil Chhetri out of friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus due to injury

The Indian football team suffered a big setback with the announcement of the probables for the next international friendlies, with skipper Sunil Chhetri ruled out for the two matches due to an injury. Team India is all set to face Bahrain on March 23 and then Belarus on March 26.
SportsCafe Desk