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India play out 1-1 draw against Afghanistan, qualify for Asian Cup third round

India scored from an own goal by Afghanistan goalie as they ended their World Cup Qualifiers campaign with a 1-1 draw to book a berth in the next qualifying round of the Asian Cup here on Tuesday.
Indian football team celebrates after scoring against Afghanistan.(AIFF)
Indian football team celebrates after scoring against Afghanistan.(AIFF)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 10:46 PM IST
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Patel says India’s bid for 2027 AFC Asian Cup will face tough challenge

Unveiling the Bid Book to host the continental showpiece in 2027 along with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Patel said the AIFF is hopeful of winning the hosting right of the tournament which will be competed among 24 teams.
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

VAR to be used in AFC Champions League from quarter-final stage

The technology was first used in Asian soccer last year from the last-eight stage of the AFC Asian Cup, which was held in the United Arab Emirates
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 11:33 AM IST
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Our target should be to regularly qualify for Asian Cup, Youth World Cups: Bhutia

Bhutia stressed on the importance of continuously producing quality players for the national team by focussing on the grassroots.
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘AFC Asian Cup great chance to develop interest in women’s football in India’

The Indian side is currently ranked 55 in the world, having won the gold medal in its most recent outing at the South Asian Games 2019 and recording draws in away friendly games against Uzbekistan and Vietnam – both of whom are ranked higher.
Players of Chandigarh United Football Academy (in blue) and Football Academy 46 (in yellow) in action.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Players of Chandigarh United Football Academy (in blue) and Football Academy 46 (in yellow) in action.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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‘I really missed being on the pitch’: Jeje Lalpekhlua eyes solid comeback

Jeje aggravated his knee injury which has been bothering him since the 2012 AFC Asian Cup and, thereafter, has not been part of Stimac’s plans in the King’s Cup or the Intercontinental Cup.
File image of India and Chennaiyin FC footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua.(ISL Image)
File image of India and Chennaiyin FC footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua.(ISL Image)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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We have to play together and fearless to beat Oman: Gurpreet Singh

Ahead of India’s World Cup qualifier against Oman, goal-keeper Gulpreet Singh Sandhu talked about the importance of playing as a team.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, India football team goal keeper(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, India football team goal keeper(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India

Igor Stimac can do great things for Indian football, say Brandon Fernandes and Rahul Bheke

The squad has assembled to prepare for the forthcoming Kings’ Cup in Buriram, Thailand. The King’s Cup begins on June 5, when the Blue Tigers take on Curacao in their first match.
The Indian football team practised for the first time under new coach Igor Stimac.(Twitter)
The Indian football team practised for the first time under new coach Igor Stimac.(Twitter)
Updated on May 21, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Croatia’s Igor Stimac appointed Indian football team coach

The national team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January, following the creditable show at the AFC Asian Cup.
File image of Igor Stimac.(Getty Images)
File image of Igor Stimac.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 15, 2019 01:05 PM IST
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National football coach will be appointed at the earliest: AIFF president

The AIFF has received more than 250 applications for the top job, post of which was left vacant after Stephen Constantine resigned following the Indian team’s failure to make the knockouts of the AFC Asian Cup after coming close.
Indian football team with former coach Stephen Constantine (in black).(Agencies)
Indian football team with former coach Stephen Constantine (in black).(Agencies)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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More than 250 applicants for Indian football team coach’s job

The post has been left vacant since Stephen Constantine resigned following the Indian team’s failure to make the knockouts of the AFC Asian Cup after coming close to doing so.
A file photo of former India coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)
A file photo of former India coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 08:23 PM IST
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Moved on from Asian Cup disappointment, says India goalkeeper Gurpreet

The 27-year-old remains the first ever Indian to play a competitive match for the first team of a top-division European club.
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.(HT Photo)
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2019 04:15 PM IST
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FIFA Rankings: India slip out of top 100 in latest charts

Skipper Sunil Chhetri and Co. slumped six places to be ranked 103 with 1219 points in the FIFA rankings released Thursday.
File image of players of Indian football team celebrating after scoring a goal.(PTI)
File image of players of Indian football team celebrating after scoring a goal.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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AFC Asian Cup: Victorious Qatar returns to Doha to a ‘rapturous’ welcome

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met the players to begin a second straight night of celebrations in Doha after Qatar beat Japan 3-1 in the Asian Cup final on Friday
Qatar players celebrate after winning the Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Qatar players celebrate after winning the Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Doha, Qatar | ByAP

AFC Asian Cup: 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar stun Japan 3-1 to lift title

Almoez Ali scored a record ninth goal of the competition as Qatar led 2-0 at half-time, before they conceded for the first time in the tournament as Japan threatened a comeback.
Players of Qatar run to celebrate after winning the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(AP)
Players of Qatar run to celebrate after winning the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(AP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 09:53 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByReuters

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Asian football body to probe shoe throwing in semi-final

Three Qatar players were showered with footwear and drinks bottles thrown by a hostile crowd while celebrating goals in the 4-0 thrashing of hosts UAE.
Bottles are thrown on the field by United Arab Emirates fans after Qatar's forward Hasan Al Haydos scores his side's third goal during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar.(AP)
Bottles are thrown on the field by United Arab Emirates fans after Qatar's forward Hasan Al Haydos scores his side's third goal during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar.(AP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByReuters

Qatar reach AFC Asian Cup final after 4-0 win over Gulf rivals UAE

Boualem Khoukhi’s early strike and an eighth goal of the tournament from striker Almoez Ali gave Qatar a 2-0 halftime lead and captain Hassan Al-Haydos and Hamid Ismail completed the rout in the last 10 minutes.
Qatar's Hamid Ismaeil celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Qatar's Hamid Ismaeil celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByAFP

2019 AFC Asian Cup: Clinical Japan stun Iran 3-0 to reach final

Striker Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help send four-time champions Japan into the final of the Asian Cup with a 3-0 victory over tournament favourites Iran on Monday
Japan are into the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Japan are into the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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Al Ain | ByReuters

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia knocked out by hosts UAE

The Australians complained Degenek had been fouled prior to giving away possession by Mohammed Abdulrahman, but Japanese referee Sato waved away the protests and the goal stood.
United Arab Emirates' forward Ali Mabkhout (L) celebrates his opening goal during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match between UAE and Australia at Hazaa bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain.(AFP)
United Arab Emirates' forward Ali Mabkhout (L) celebrates his opening goal during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match between UAE and Australia at Hazaa bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:29 AM IST
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AFC Asian Cup: Qatar stun South Korea 1-0 in quarter-finals

South Korea were looking to end 59 years of hurt in the tournament but missed a string of second-half chances in Abu Dhabi before Abdelaziz Hatim’s hammer blow after 78 minutes.
Qatar's head coach Felix Sanchez, second left, celebrates with players during the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final match against Korea Republic.(AP)
Qatar's head coach Felix Sanchez, second left, celebrates with players during the AFC Asian Cup quarter-final match against Korea Republic.(AP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByAFP

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Tsukasa Shiotani screamer as new-look Japan too much for Uzbekistan

The unfamiliar line-up briefly trailed after Eldor Shomurodov’s opener, but Newcastle United forward Yoshinori Muto’s header and Shiotani’s thunderbolt gave Japan their third win in the group.
Japan's Tsukasa Shiotani celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Japan's Tsukasa Shiotani celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Should have taken our chances against UAE: Anirudh Thapa on AFC Asian Cup 2019 campaign

Anirudh Thapa, the youngest member of the Indian football team for the AFC Asian Cup 2019, talks about the campaign, what went wrong for the Blue Tigers and coach Stephen Constantine’s exit.
Anirudh Thapa (L) marks United Arab Emirates' midfielder Ismail Al Hamadi.(AFP)
Anirudh Thapa (L) marks United Arab Emirates' midfielder Ismail Al Hamadi.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySayan Ghosh

2019 AFC Asian Cup: Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0

In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday
Son Heung-min in action for South Korea during their Asian Cup clash against China.(AFP)
Son Heung-min in action for South Korea during their Asian Cup clash against China.(AFP)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 09:40 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByAP

2019 AFC Asian Cup: Australia beat Syria 3-2, advance to last 16

Australia will play 2011 champion Japan or Uzbekistan in the knockout round next week
Australia's midfielder Christopher Ikonomid, center, jumps for the ball with Syria's midfielder Mahmoud al Maowas, right, during the AFC Asian Cup match.(AP)
Australia's midfielder Christopher Ikonomid, center, jumps for the ball with Syria's midfielder Mahmoud al Maowas, right, during the AFC Asian Cup match.(AP)
Published on Jan 15, 2019 09:53 PM IST
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AFC Asian Cup 2019: India lose 0-1 to Bahrain in stoppage time; crash out

After fighting valiantly through the course of the match, India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their final group game of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in Sharjah to crash out of the tournament
India lose 0-1 to Bahrain in their 2019 Asian Cup clash.(Twitter)
India lose 0-1 to Bahrain in their 2019 Asian Cup clash.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 12:00 AM IST
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AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain highlights: Chhetri & Co lose 0-1 to crash out

As it happened: India played valiantly to keep Bahrain at bay for almost the entirety of the match, but they conceded a penalty in the stoppage time. Jamal Rashed shot straight through the centre to put India out and take Bahrain through to the round of 16. Here’s how the India-Bahrain clash unfolded:

AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Updates(Twitter)
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Updates(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch, Live Coverage on TV and Online

A draw against the West Asian side, currently ranked 113, will be enough for India (ranked 97) to qualify for the round of 16 for the first time in the continent’s showpiece.
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Streaming(PTI)
AFC Asian Cup 2019, India vs Bahrain Live Streaming(PTI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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AFC Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine upbeat about India’s chances against Bahrain

While hosts UAE lead the proceedings with four points from two games, India and Thailand are close behind with three points each.
India's defender Pritam Kotal, left, celebrates with India's head coach Stephen Constantine during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between Thailand and India.(AP)
India's defender Pritam Kotal, left, celebrates with India's head coach Stephen Constantine during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between Thailand and India.(AP)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 06:41 PM IST
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Sharjah | ByPTI

AFC Asian Cup: UAE man locks up fans of Indian football team in bird cage ahead of match - Watch

India lost the match against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi Thursday.
Representative Image: United Arab Emirates' midfielder Ismail Al Hamadi (R) is marked by India's defender Sandesh Jhingan (C) during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A football match between India and UAE.(AFP)
Representative Image: United Arab Emirates' midfielder Ismail Al Hamadi (R) is marked by India's defender Sandesh Jhingan (C) during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A football match between India and UAE.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByPTI

AFC Asian Cup: We didn’t convert our chances against UAE, says coach Constantine

India, who finished runners-up on their Asian Cup debut in 1964 when it was a four-team competition won by Israel, will still fancy their chances of reaching the knockout phase for the first time.
File image of Stephen Constantine.(Ashok Nath Dey/Hindustan Times)
File image of Stephen Constantine.(Ashok Nath Dey/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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