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Draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers final round


March 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) The draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was unveiled in the Asian Football Federation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Friday.Ten ... 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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SAFF Cup: Pakistan coach and captain not on same wavelength


December 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan football coach Zavisa Milosavljevich and captain Jaffer Khan were not on the same wavelength regarding the team's preparation for the South Asian Football Federation ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India, Pakistan drawn in different groups


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been drawn in different groups for the 9th SAFF Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here December 2-11.The ... Read more...

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India to play two football friendlies with Malaysia in November


October 10th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Ahead of the SAFF Cup, the Indian football team will play two friendlies with Malaysia on home soil next month, the All India Football Federation announced ... 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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I have an even chance to unseat Blatter, says AFC president


April 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamad Bin Hammam said Thursday that he has an even chance to unseat FIFA president Sepp Blatter and appealed to ... Read more...

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to be developed into football hub


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) In a bid to improve football infrastructure in the country, the sports ministry is going to develop the showpiece Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue ... Read more...

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Australian team is shadow of 2006 (Group D team profile)


May 29th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (DPA) Australia were one of the surprises of the 2006 World Cup in nearly reaching the quarter-finals. But fast forward to South Africa 2010 and the Aussies are only ... Read more...

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AFC sets up new committee for Indian football


April 4th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Asian Football Federation (AFF) has set-up an ad-hoc committee under the chairmanship of president Mohammed bin Hammam to boost the development of Indian football. The formation ... Read more...

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‘Molestation row good for Churchill brothers’


January 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Margao (Goa), Jan 8 (IANS) The molestation controversy is good news for the Churchill brothers football club, a leading sports marketing agency official said Friday. Speaking at a press conference at a south ... Read more...

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Next target is Asian Games: Sukhwinder


December 14th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Having triumphed in the sub-continent, India under-23 football coach Sukhwhinder Singh now wants his boys to gear up for the next year's Asian Games at Guangzhou in ... Read more...

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Arindam stars in India’s fifth SAFF Cup triumph (Lead)


December 13th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya put up some excellent saves as India under-23 team defeated defending champions Maldives 3-1 via the penalty shoot-out to lift their fifth South Asian ... Read more...

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India under-23 beat Maldives to lift fifth SAFF Cup title


December 13th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya made two scintillating saves as India under-23 team defeated defending champions Maldives 3-1 via the penalty shoot-out to lift their fifth South Asian Football Federation ... Read more...

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India may host SAFF cup in 2011


December 12th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India is likely to host the 2011 edition of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup. India were originaly supposed to host this year's SAFF Cup in Goa ... Read more...

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India aim to avenge 2008 loss against Maldives in SAFF Cup final


December 12th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) India will be looking to avenge their 2008 loss when they take on defending champions Maldives in the title-clash of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup ... Read more...

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Sushil strikes to take India to SAFF Cup final


December 11th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 11 (IANS) Last year's finalists India defeated hosts Bangladesh 1-0 in the semi-final at the packed Bangabandhu Stadium here Saturday to set-up a title-clash with defending champions Maldives in the ... Read more...

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India lose to Maldives, face Bangaldesh in SAFF Cup semis


December 9th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 9 (IANS) A 10-man India under-23 side Wednesday lost their last group match against holders Maldives here 0-2 and will now face hosts Bangladesh in the semi-final of the South ... Read more...

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India under-23 beat Nepal to enter SAFF Cup semis


December 7th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) India under-23 booked a semi-final berth in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup with an unimpressive 1-0 win over Nepal in a Group A match here Monday. A ... Read more...

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Zeze saves India the blushes against Afghanistan


December 5th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Substitute Zeze Lalpeklua struck in the dying minutes of the game as India managed to scrape through with a 1-0 win over Afghanistan in their opening Group A ... Read more...

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India go down 1-6 to Jordan in AFC U-16 qualifier


October 4th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India's qualification for the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Under-16 Championship suffered a set-back after they lost 1-6 to Jordan in the Group C qualifier at Al Ain ... Read more...

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India grouped with Madives in SAFF Cup


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India have been clubbed with defending champions Maldives in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships to be held in Dhaka from Dec 4. India, Maldives, ... Read more...

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Another season of I-League begins with Churchill facing Mahindra


September 30th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The expanded I-League with fourteen teams and a record 182 matches to be played across 26 rounds will kick-off Thursday with defending champions Churchill Brothers taking on ... Read more...

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Time is running out for I-League clubs to fulfill AFC criteria


August 5th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The deadline to fulfill the Asian Football Federation (AFC) criteria to get a direct entry in the Asian Champions League is too close for the comfort of ... Read more...

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AIFF secretary general Colaco asked to name successor


June 12th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) acting president Praful Patel Friday asked its secretary general Alberto Colaco to name his successor. Colaco had expressed his desire to relinquish the ... Read more...

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Manchester United to tie-up with AIFF-Bharti Academy


January 21st, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) European and English champions Manchester United have shown interest in providing technical support to the proposed All India Football Federation (AIFF) academy which will come up in ... Read more...

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India move up in FIFA rankings by default


December 18th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) By default Indian football moved up one rung in the FIFA rankings to end the year at 143rd spot as Euro champions Spain stay at the top. ... Read more...

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India under-16 footballers on US trip


June 30th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) As the Indian under-16 football team leaves for the US on a four-week exposure trip, technical director Colin Toal feels the tour will help the boys prepare ... Read more...

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National team should comprise of I-League players: Houghton


June 25th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India's chief football coach Bob Houghton said Wednesday that the professional I-League should be organised properly to get a big pool of players for the national team. ... Read more...

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Services striker Raleng not selected for national football camp


June 18th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Despite his brilliant run in the National Football Championship with 13 goals, Services striker S. Raleng was Wednesday left out from the list of 31 probables for ... Read more...

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National football camp shifted to Delhi from Goa


June 18th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian national football team's camp ahead of its Portugal tour has been shifted to Delhi from Goa. The camp will start June 25 at the Ambedkar ... Read more...

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List of SAFF Cup winners


June 15th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 14 (IANS) The following is the list of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup winners: Years VenueWinnersRunners-UpScore1993 LahoreIndia Sri Lankatournament held in league format 1995 ColomboSri Lanka India1-0 1997 KathmanduIndia Maldives ... Read more...

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Maldives beat India to lift SAFF Cup


June 15th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 14 (IANS) A last-gasp goal by Mukhtar Nasser helped Maldives shock defending champions India to lift their maiden South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup title at the packed Sugathadassa Stadium ... Read more...

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Sports schedule for June 14, 2008


June 14th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Following is the sports schedule for June 14, 2008: Football: Euro 2008, Group D - Sweden vs. Spain (Innsbruck, Tivoli Neu), Greece vs. Russia (Salzburg, Stadion Wals ... Read more...

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India grappling with injury problems ahead of SAFF Cup final


June 13th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 13 (IANS) An injury-ridden Indian team will have a tough time when they face Maldives in defence of their South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup title in the final at ... Read more...

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