newsfootball1 day ago

India begin their SAFF U-20 campaign against Bhutan

The India U-20 Women’s National Team will depend on its mixture of youth and experience as they embark on its SAFF U-20 Women’s Championship campaign in Dhaka. India begins their campaign against Bhutan at the Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a match that kicks off at 2.30 pm IST.
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newsfootball18 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.
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newsfootball23 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.
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newsfootball24 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.
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newsfootball26 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.
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newsfootball27 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.
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newsfootball29 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!
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newsfootball1 month 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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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newsfootball2 months ago

The AIFF is developing a plan to develop players to represent India in the World Cup: Chaubey

AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey on Sunday said the AIFF is working on a road map to create a strong national team that can be part of the World Cup. With FIFA increasing number of teams from present 32 to 48 for 2026 World Cup, India will surely have its players at the top level in future editions.
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newsfootball2 months ago

200 schools in Arunachal Pradesh tol get football training programme

According to Education Minister Taba Tedir, the Arunachal Pradesh government will shortly begin a campaign to promote football at 200 of the state's schools. The 'Football for School' programme would seek to develop young athletes between the ages of 6 and 13, according to the speaker.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Report | Mukesh Ambani joins race to buy Liverpool FC

In the latest development, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has entered the race to bid for the English football club Liverpool FC, as per a leading English daily. The leading football club is put on sale by current owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who got the club in as early as 2010.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Iranian footballer Omid Singh expresses desire to play for India

Football player Omid Singh is willing to give up his Iranian citizenship in order to represent India as a person of Indian origin (PIO). This is according to an exclusive report in the Times of India newspaper; Nonetheless, Singh has already been given the chance to represent India.
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newsfootball3 months ago

WATCH | Sunil Chhetri picks Sahal Abdul Samad over Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar

Sunil Chhetri favours Sahal Abdul Samad of India above the holy trio of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar. At a public event in Kannur, Kerala, on Monday, the Indian captain reacted to a fan's question by claiming that he values the Kerala Blasters player above all others.
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newsfootball3 months ago

The only way to advance Indian football is to invest in grassroots programs, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia, a former captain of India's national football team, believes that funding grassroots development is the only way to advance the sport in the nation. Footballers in the nation, regardless of age, should play enough competitive games, according to him, to be successful.
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newsfootball3 months ago

I’m obviously 31 and I don’t know what will happen in four years, asserts Kevin De Bruyne

Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne has hinted that the 2022 World Cup could be his last one as he believes that while he is 31 years old, the schedule has been too hectic to think about things. The 31-year-old has been a key part of the Belgium national team, earning 93 caps and scoring 25 goals.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Process of pain that you have to go through and you have to keep trying to improve, claims Graham Potter

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has warned his side that they must go through a process of pain after their 4-1 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The Blues walked into the game on a nine-game unbeaten run but were thoroughly outplayed and beaten by Roberto de Zerbi’s side.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Complete different energy around club and it puts me in better headspace, confesses Marcus Rashford

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has admitted that there is a new energy around the club and that has helped him find a better headspace which has led to an uptick in performances. The forward has enjoyed an excellent season so far, netting seven goals and 3 assists across all competitions.
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