India seeks eighth SAFF C’ships title under Stimac and first trophy against Sprittily Nepal in the final

Male, Oct 15 (PTI) Seven-time champions India will take on Nepal, who are their first-ever finalists, in the final of the SAFF Championships here on Saturday after suffering a setback at the start of their campaign. Saturday. The final will be the 12th for India in 13 editions which shows the dominance of the Blue …

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It’s going to end soon, but not for the next few years: Chhetri talks about career

Indian football’s torchbearer and talismanic captain for the past 10 years, Sunil Chhetri, reflected on his career on Thursday, saying that “it is going to end soon”, but added that he is “going nowhere for the next few days”. Have been “years.” The 37-year-old, who overtook the international goalscorer Pele with his 79th strike in …

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SAFF C’ships: India beat Maldives to reach final

India sealed their place in the final against Nepal after a 3-1 win over Maldives at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives on Wednesday. Manveer Singh’s opener was canceled out by Ali Ashfaq in the first half, before Sunil Chhetri confirmed a berth for the Blue Tigers with a brace in the second half. …

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We can’t depend on just one player to score goals: Stimac

Describing India’s inability to score as “an old problem”, head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said the team cannot depend on just one player to find the opposition net, with reference to talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri. India have scored two goals in the ongoing SAFF Championship so far and both came through 37-year-old Chhetri, who …

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‘I look forward to continue playing and scoring in the near future’: Chhetri after equalizing Pele

Indian talisman Sunil Chhetri says he hopes to continue playing and scoring goals for the country in “the foreseeable future”, his battle-hardened body getting a booster dose in the form of the 77th international strike that saw him Drew the equivalent of King Pele. Chhetri, 37, equaled the great Pele when his 83rd-minute strike helped …

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SAFF Championship: India must match Nepal

The troubled Indian football team will face Nepal in an important match at the SAIF Championship here on Sunday. Seven-time winners India are yet to get full points from a game in this edition of the tournament, having drawn both their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The remaining two matches are essential for India …

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Indian football team at new low: Chhetri and boys ranked 205th Sri Lanka

India put up another disappointing performance and ended in a goalless draw with 205th-ranked Sri Lanka despite an impressive showing in their second SAIF Championship match here on Thursday. The seven-time champion paid the price for not creating enough opportunities and wasting them against the Sri Lankan side, 98 places down in the FIFA rankings. …

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