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Nehru Cup: India one win away from a third final (Preview)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) On current form India should beat a struggling Nepal and make their third straight final of the Nehru Cup here Tuesday.India appeared a bit rusty ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India end campaign with 0-4 loss to North Korea


March 13th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 13 (IANS) India ended their disappointing campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup with a 0-4 loss to North Korea in their last league match at the Dashrath Stadium ... Read more...

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Savio Mediera: India need to look forward


March 12th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 12 (IANS) Indian national football team coach Savio Mediera feels that the team needed to put their poor performance behind them and look forward to the future. India ... Read more...

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India bow out of AFC Challenge Cup


March 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) India bowed out of the AFC Challenge Cup when they went down fighting to the Philippines 0-2 in their second encounter of the tournament here Sunday. ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India set for Philippines Challenge


March 10th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) India national football team head coach Savio Medeira feels that Sunday's encounter against Philippines in the AFC Challenge Cup will be a difficult one. The Philippines, ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: Tajikistan beat India 2-0


March 9th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 9 (IANS) Tajikistan beat India 2-0 in the second match of Group B in the AFC Challenge Cup, played at the Dashrath Stadium here Friday.Both of Tajikistan's goals ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India enjoy psychological advantage against Tajikistan


March 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) India will enjoy the psychological advantage when they face Tajikistan in their first match of the AFC Challenge Cup football tournament here Friday.Tajikistan (140th) are ranked ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... Read more...

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Confident of a good show in AFC Challenge Cup: Medeira


March 7th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) India football coach Savio Medeira was confident of a good show from the 2008 champions in the AFC Challenge Cup that starts here Thursday."The team has ... Read more...

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We have to take one match at a time: Chettri


March 6th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) India football captain Sunil Chettri said Tuesday that it will be tough for the 2008 champions in the AFC Challenge Cup since they have been placed ... Read more...

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Sunil Chettri to lead India in AFC Challenge Cup


March 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Ace striker SUnil Chettri will be leading the Indian team in the AFC Challenge Cup football tournament starting here Thursday.Coach Savio Medeira has named defender Syed ... Read more...

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India leave for AFC Challenge Cup


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The 23-member Indian football team has left for Kathmandu to participate in the AFC Challenge Cup beginning Thursday.India have been clubbed with North Korea, the ... Read more...

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Arnab, Clifford ruled out from AFC Challenge Cup


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Injuries have ruled out promising defender Arnab Mondal and seasoned medio Clifford Miranda from India's 23-member football squad for the AFC Challenge Cup, starting ... Read more...

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Climax and Mahesh retired early, says Baichung


February 25th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia believes that his ex-team mates Climax Lawrence and Mahesh Gawli announced their retirement from international football early and could ... Read more...

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Defensive lapses cost us the game: Medeira


February 24th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) India's football coach Savio Medeira blamed lapses in defence for the 1-5 trouncing in the Oman friendly in Muscat Thursday.The Indian squad reached Dubai Friday for ... Read more...

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India lose to Oman 1-5 in football


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, Feb 23 (IANS) India went down 1-5 to higher-ranked Oman in a football friendly at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium here Thursday.Joaquim Abranches scored the solitary goal for ... Read more...

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SAI refuses to pay for national soccer team’s Dubai tour


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian football squad's tour to Dubai for the AFC Challenge Cup, a qualifying tournament for 2015 Asian Cup, has run into an unexpected last-minute ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter to visit India next month


February 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be visiting India next month to oversee the development work under its Goal project before awarding the hosting rights ... Read more...

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Indian football team to play Oman, Azerbaijan


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian football team will play two international friendlies in Oman and Azerbaijan later this month in the runup to the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.India ... Read more...

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Climax was rested, not dropped: Savio


February 1st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Expressing surprise at former national captain Climax Lawrence's decision to retire from international football, India's chief football coach Savio Medeira Wednesday said the Dempo medio ... Read more...

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Unceremoniously dropped, Climax retires from international football


January 31st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India captain Climax Lawrence, who led the team to the SAFF Cup title in December, retired from international football Tuesday after being unceremoniously dropped ... Read more...

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Jeje doubtful for AFC Challenge Cup


January 24th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IBNS) India football striker Jeje Lalpekhlua is a doubtful starter for the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup as he has been advised eight-weeks rest following a knee injury.The ... Read more...

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Playing against Bayern Munich was memorable: Bhaichung


January 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India's iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia Tuesday said that having a testimonial match against German giants Bayern Munich in front of 30,000 fans at the ... Read more...

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Its time to move on, says Bhaichung


January 9th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Monday said he was honoured to get a farewell with a friendly against European giants Bayern Munich -- ... Read more...

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Mahesh Gawli retires from international football


December 26th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India defender Mahesh Gawli Monday announced his retirement from international football after a career lasting more than a decade. The Goan, however, will continue to ... Read more...

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SAFF final: Afghanistan will not be easy meat for India


December 10th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Five times champions India will have to be at their attacking best against a fast-improving Afghanistan in the SAFF Cup football final if they have ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India gear up for a tough start against Afghanistan


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Five times champions India cannot take Afghanistan lightly in their opening game of the SAFF Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia: A fairytale journey (Profile)


August 24th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) From the sleepy Tinkitam village in mountainous Sikkim to playing professional football in England, striking genius Bhaichung Bhutia has traversed many unchartered territories in Indian soccer ... Read more...

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Top footballer Bhaichung Bhutia ends his international career (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia, the only Indian footballer to play over a hundred international matches, has brought the curtain down on his colourful career spanning over 16 ... Read more...

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The 107 caps of Bhaichung Bhutia (Career statistics)


August 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The following are the career statistics of former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia who ended his international career here Wednesday.Date of birth: December 15, 1976 Place: ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia retires from international football


August 24th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia has ended his 16-year-old stellar international career regretting that he could not play in the World Cup.Bhaichung, who will be ... Read more...

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Training without Bhaichung feels different: Chettri


June 18th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India striker Sunil Chettri said he was missing former captain Bhaichung Bhutia during the national team's practice session for the World Cup football qualifiers at ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to bring India under pressure in AFC Challenge Cup football qualifiers


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 23(ANI): Pakistan will try to begin with a balanced approach to bring India under pressure in their vital Group B showdown in the AFC Challenge Cup football qualifiers in Malaysia ... Read more...

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Chettri to lead India in AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers


March 21st, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India's ace striker Sunil Chettri will lead the national football team in their opening game of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012 qualifiers against Chinese Taipei ... Read more...

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Asian Cup will boost football’s profile in India: Houghton


January 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 15 (IANS) Despite a 2-5 whipping against Bahrain, India's chief football coach Bob Houghton praised the side's indomitable spirit and said the Asian Cup experience will boost the game's profile ... Read more...

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