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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India stuck in reverse gear, draw with Sri Lanka told the bitter truth!

Introducing #ThrowbackThursday trivia: On 8 October 2010, India beat Vietnam 3-1 in an international friendly match played in Pune, with Sunil Chhetri – who else – scoring a hat-trick. After 11 October, that match is a good reference point to understand how far the Indian football team has fallen. 95th-ranked Vietnam is now closer than …

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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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SAIF Championship: India set to register their first win of the tournament against Sri Lanka

With a 1-1 draw against 10-man Bangladesh buoyed their confidence, India will need to complete their task quickly to take on Sri Lanka in their second SAFF Championship match here on Thursday. NS Indians walk into Thursday’s game after a disappointing standoff with Bangladesh, against whom he should have won considering that he dominated most …

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