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The AFC U-22 Championship is a football tournament to be held by Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Coach Arthur Papas.

U-22 Indian Football Team Announced for AFC Championship qualifiers

  Jeje Lalpekhlua will lead Indian football team in the AFC U-22 Championship (Qualifiers) to be played in Muscat from June 23. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been named his deputy. The Indian squad which has been preparing at the...
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‘We are not worried about the mathematics of qualification’: Arthur Papas

Yet another match, yet another great result for the Indian football team in the U22 AFC Championship Qualifiers. The last hurdle that we have to face is the host Oman itself. Enjoying home support, the team might be a...
National Coach Wim Koevermans and Technical Director Rob Baan pose with the U-22 squad in Muscat.

AFC U22 Match Preview: Oman vs India

The tension builds, the focus increases. Head Coach Arthur Papas and the boys refuse to get into the permutations. But we have to. India play hosts Oman for a berth in the U-22 Asian Cup in their final encounter...

“We will need to be adaptable and be able to react quickly” Arthur Papas

Indian Football Network contacted Indian u22 head coach, Mr. Arthur Papas before the India u22 vs Lebanon U22 match. Talking about the Lebanese team, Mr Papas says that little is known about them.  In terms of facing Lebanon it's really a...

AFC U22 Championship Qualifier draw: India in tough group, Nepal gets it easy

The qualification round draw for the inaugural AFC U22 Championship 2013 football tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier today. There are 42 teams in total who are divided in to 7 groups. India again landed itself in...
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Lebanon are a very competitive team: Arthur Papas, India U22 Coach

In an EXCLUSIVE post-match interview with Indian Football Network editor Somesh Upadhyay, the flamboyant coach of India U22 football team Arthur Papas talked about the performance of his side, the strength of the opponent and the future course in the...

Match Report: India start AFC U22 campaign with a 5-2 win over Lebanon

India 5         (Manandeep – 16', Alwyn George – 39', 55'; Jeje – 71', 90') Lebanon 2   (Omar Kurdi – 48'; Abdul Fattah – 70') It was a tribute, the best that one can give to his...
Indian footballers after the match

Match Report: UAE manage to hold India in AFC U22 Champ’ship Qualifier!

United Arab Emirates 1 (Jamal Ibrahim – 9th) drew with India 1 (Romeo – 88th)  MUSCAT: Is this the dawn of a new era in Indian football? It seems so. The character on display at Royal Oman Police Stadium in Muscat against United Arab Emirates...

India u-22 squad lands in New Delhi

The Indian U-22 squad for the Asian Cup Qualifiers landed in New Delhi on Friday morning. Chief Coach Arthur Papas who took charge of the team opted for an evening swimming pool session. He also had a meeting with...

India u-22 football team wins practice matches and are ready for Dubai tour

New Delhi : India u-22 football team played two practice matches against Delhi XI on 9th June and 12th June. As expected the Indian colts registered easy victories, but eye brows are raised about the fact that the Indian...