New Year for Indian Sports started on a high as hosts India shocked the defending Champion Afghanistan to win their 7th SAFF Championship avenging their 2013 finals defeat. 166th ranked India emerged better than 150th ranked Afghans at Trivandrum as captain Sunil Chhetri became the 46th player in the world to score 50 International goals. […]
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As part of the AFC U-23 championship qualifier, Indian team is placed with Syria, Uzbekistan and host Bangladesh in the qualifier round of Group E played at Dhaka Bangladesh from 27-31 March. India, with Bangladesh, have been knocked out with one match still left in the qualifier.
Indian Women Footballers created a record of sorts in Indian Sports. They have completed a record hattrick of titles in the SAFF Championships. Can any other Indian team (not individual) boast of such an achievement. Meeting the Nepali team for the third consecutive final, Indian Team routed Nepal by 6-0. Bala Devi with four goals […]
Indian Women’s Football team is unstoppable at the South Asian Football Federation Women Championship. They have already won the first two editions of 2010 and 2012. Now even in the third edition held at Jinnah Sports Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan from 11-21st November, 2014, they have reached the final undefeated. They will meet Nepal for […]
Indian Super League formats allowed all the teams to pick seven international players. All of them picked a set of forwards and defenders. Except Northeast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC, all picked international goalkeepers too. Check the complete list of 56 international players selected by the 8 teams for a two-month long ISL 2014.
India has won 7 of the 11 South Asian Federation Football Championships. It has played Played 52, Won 36, Drew 9, Lost 7. Vijayan, Bhutia and Chhetri have been the pillars of Indian wins. India has scored 78 goals and conceded 31 goals till 2016 final. Check the Indian performance in every edition, against every […]
Besides India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are the winners of the tournament. Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal are other teams who participate in the tournament. Sri Lanka was a force in the first three championships where it won, finished Runners up and ended up at third, once each. Maldives are the second best after […]
The championships includes South Asian countries. With India being the top seeds of the tournament despite their 166th rank in the world, their performance has been most impressive. SAFF Football Championships were started in 1993 with every 2-year calendar plan and with some gaps Nepal is hosting the 11th edition. After 2016 edition, India has […]