Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Football: Indian women put 5 past Hong Kong in friendly

The Indian women’s team got their tour of Hong Kong off to a great start with a 5-2 win over the hosts on Monday, January 21. Dangmei Grace was the star of the show for India as she netted twice...

Manipur’s first Baby League aims to strengthen grassroots

Toubul Youth & Development Association (TYDA) and 8one Foundation (8one) are pleased to announce the launch of the Young Legends’ League (YLL), Bishnupur (Manipur) edition. 8one which was established in 2017 became the first organization in India to conduct...

AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri’s goal vs Thailand nominated for best goal

The 46th minute strike from Sunil Chhetri in India's first game of the AFC Asian Cup campaign vs Thailand has been nominated among the 10 best goals scored in the league state at the ongoing AFC Asian Cup in...

Girls in rural Jharkhand are choosing their futures through football

It was 5 PM when a bus sleepily sauntered through the empty roads of Hutup, a village a half-an-hour auto ride from the famed BIT Mesra in Jharkhand. There is just one pukka road leading in and out of...

In Numbers: The hits and misses of India’s AFC Asian Cup campaign

Indian football has been doing significantly well in the last four years, and the AFC Asian Cup performance is a very crucial tournament to understand the level of Indian football and how, in future, the standards can improve. Post-1964, India has never...

So near yet so far, the story of Indian football

Eight years ago in Qatar, when India last competed at the AFC Asian Cup, none expected them to make it through the group stage with Australia, South Korea and Bahrain being its other group members. And that is what happened, expectedly....

AFC Asian Cup 2019 – India’s knockout qualification scenarios explained

India is proving to be a different side in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 so far. The Blue Tigers firmly grabbed the spotlight with a thumping 4-1 win over Thailand in the opening game. It was not just the result...

Indian football needs more efficient use of talents

The Indian Super League may have taken football to greater heights in the country since its inception, but it has asked a few questions also. The more significant debate lies in the fact that the cash-rich tournament is posing...

In numbers: Despite commendable performance, India falter vs UAE at AFC Asian Cup

After an enthralling win over Thailand at the AFC Asian Cup, India succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against UAE at Zayed Sports stadium on 10th January 2019. India failed to put a goal despite getting quite a few chances...

AFC Asian Cup: Indian football’s generation next

Just when India thought it would be difficult to find a leader like Sunil Chhetri in Indian football, a young bunch of talents has emerged who are ready to take their game to a different level. Chhetri has been...