Expressing disappointment at the falling standard of Indian football, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the AIFF must take a cue from BCCI on developing the game in the country.
THE RECENT LOSS to Guam has sparked a debate on whether India should follow other countries' example and allow Persons of Indian Origin to play in their national team. This piece looks at various sides to that issue and the possibility of its implementation.
The Blue Tigers went down 1-2 to Oman after putting on a spirited display at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Surprises dominated India coach Stephen Constantine's press conference ahead of Thursday's match against Oman, a Group D clash in the second round 2018 World Cup as well as 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers. Arnab Mondal will captain the Blue Tigers while Sandesh Jhingan will have to sit out due to an injury.
The Indian senior football team went through some rigorous sessions together at ASC Centre, Bangalore in a unique effort to promote team spirit.
The arrow has left the bow. There's naught to be done but going all the way with it. The ISL must become the strong official national league that India deserves.
The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 will be hosted by India and its fixtures will potentially interfere with the exclusive window in the football calendar enjoyed by the Indian Super League. This is not sitting well with organizers of the cash-rich tournament.
IFA Shield, the historical football tournament that even last year saw high turnout and viewership on TV has been turned into an Under-19 affair, robbing it of the glamour and public interest.
The appointment of Shanmugam Venkatesh as the manager of the Indian National Team by AIFF has sparked some controversy, as he had to leave his post as an assistant coach earlier for not having the necessary professional coaching license.
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