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India vs Nepal World Cup Qualifier

WCQ – Poor Preparation and Negligence puts Nepal in a Disadvantageous Position Against India

Once again the national football team of Nepal is gearing up for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against India. It will be a big challenge, no doubt. Is there any hope for this team? Having finally beaten India after...

Indian Football : Probables for Singapore friendly announced

National Coach Wim Koevermans has named a 31-member probable list for India’s International Friendly against Singapore scheduled to be played on October 16 in Singapore. The final list of 20 players would be announced after the 1st round of the...

Baichung Bhutia is a traitor: Syed Nayeemuddin

The day when all the football lovers of India are saddened with the retirement of the iconic Baichung Bhutia, his former coach Syed Nayeemuddin has set off a new controversy by making a major revelation.

Indian football team’s tour to England cancelled due to chit fund scam

The tri-series between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh scheduled in Fulham's Craven Cottage has been cancelled. CMG, who were organizing this tour, have cancelled the tour because of 'unforeseen reasons'. However, according to IANS, "Sources in the AIFF said that the cash crunch owing to...

Player Biography : Shabbir Ali – Only footballer to win Dhyan Chand award

We all know the saying ‘Hard work always pays’. However, very few Indian footballers embody the statement as well as Shabbir Ali. Shabbir Ali had a fantastic career, both as a footballer and a coach, however, for a long...

Sunil Chhetri wins AIFF player of the year 2013

AIFF has announced its yearly awards on 20th December in Delhi. Here's a list of all the winners and the prizes:-   2013 AIFF Player of the Year: Sunil Chhetri  Sunil Chhetri will receive a trophy and Rs. 2 Lakhs   2013 AIFF Women’s Footballer of...

Indian tactics against Cameroon in the Nehru Cup finals

2nd September, 2012 – A date Indian football fans will never forget. On this day, India defeated Cameroon in the Nehru Cup finals. Yes, it is true that this Cameroon team was not the same ‘Indomitable Lions’ which features...

A lot has changed since my debut: Gawli

Immediately after announcing his retirement from International Football, Mahesh Gawli spoke to www.the-aiff.com about his exploits for Team India. He spoke at length about his tenure with the National squad, the memories, his teammates, the next ‘big’ defenders and what...

We are to be blamed for the sorry state of Indian football

The ordinary story of Somerset vs Raina was covered as an important one in the sports section of tabloids. Nonetheless, at the same time India did achieve something bigger and better in the world of football...
Indian Football team vs Tajikistan

India vs Tajikistan : Koevermans reiterates the importance of friendlies

KHUJAND: National Coach Wim Koevermans said the loss to Tajikistan “would help India in the SAFF Championship.” “We did our best but Tajikistan were a much superior side. We have learnt a lot from this match. Tajikistan had a much higher...