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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 | By Press Trust of India

Coronavirus Outbreak: India-Tajikistan friendly likely to be postponed

The number of global coronavirus cases have reached more than 90,0000 with over 3,000 deaths reported across the world so far.
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 12:41 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

India static at 108, but loses 11 places throughout the year in FIFA rankings

India was placed at 97th in the December FIFA rankings of last year. The best ranking for the team this year was 101 in April and June.
A file photo of Sunil Chhetri (R).(AFP)
A file photo of Sunil Chhetri (R).(AFP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Igor Stimac admits scoring goals is ‘big problem’ for current Indian football team

The Indian team has been competitive in all five games thus far, and picked up an unlikely draw away to Asian champions Qatar, but a lack of cutting edge has proved costly.
Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(PTI)
Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Indian women’s football team trounces Sri Lanka 6-0 in South Asian Games

Sandhiya Ranganathan (10th and 25th) struck a first-half brace, while Ratanbala Devi (18th and 88th) scored one in each half. Dangmei Grace (7th) and Bala Devi (90+1) also scored one each to complete the rout.
Indian women’s football team produced yet another dominant display against Sri Lanka.(AIFF)
Indian women’s football team produced yet another dominant display against Sri Lanka.(AIFF)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India

A rebel who found his cause

The life of Ranjit Bajaj, owner of Punjab FC, who ignited a mini-revolution in Indian football during his journey from ‘Gangster Bajaj’ to ‘Reformed Ranjit’
Rajnit Bajaj(KESHAV SINGH/HT)
Rajnit Bajaj(KESHAV SINGH/HT)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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Indian football team begin AFC U-19 campaign with 0-2 loss to Uzbekistan

The match was goalless after the break, with both sides threatening to score, but the Uzbeks scored twice in the second half to pick up the three points.
India began their 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign with a 0-2 defeat.(AIFF)
India began their 2020 AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign with a 0-2 defeat.(AIFF)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service

International Friendly: Indian women’s football team hold Vietnam to 1-1 draw

Thai Thi Thao put the hosts in the lead in the 39th minute, but India came back strongly in the second half to equalise through Ranjana Chanu.
File image of India women’s football team.(AIFF)
File image of India women’s football team.(AIFF)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 07:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bala Devi hails changes in Indian women’s football team national set-up

The team is currently undergoing a camp for the forthcoming back-to- back international friendlies against Vietnam on November 3 and 6.
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction.(HT Photo)
Ngangom Bala Devi during media interaction.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 03:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

India slip to 106 in latest FIFA rankings, Belgium retain top spot

Despite securing an impressive 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar in September, the home stalemate against then 187th ranked Bangladesh saw India drop two ranks from 104 to 106 in the latest tally.
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 Oct 24, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

Indian football team heavily dependent on Sunil Chhetri: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhutia said that the team’s defence has already showed a good account of itself in the last two World Cup qualifier matches and the onus is on the strikers to deliver against Bangladesh.
File image of India captain Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
File image of India captain Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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Kolkata | By PTI

India U-18 football team beat Maldives 4-0 to reach final of SAFF Championship

Narender Gahlot (7th), Manvir Singh (79th) and Ninthoinganba Meetei (81st) found the target for India while Maldives’ Ahnaf Rasheedh (45’+1’) scored an own goal on the stroke of half time to make it an emphatic victory for India.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 06:42 PM IST
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Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India

Indian football team announce 29 probables for camp ahead of Bangladesh game

Indian Football Team on Tuesday announced their 29-man squad for preparatory camp ahead of their clash with Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
A file photo of India's Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
A file photo of India's Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

In Odisha, former woman footballer now sells newspapers to eke out a living

Known for her sprinting abilities, Dash was a centre-forward who despite limited skills managed to make the Odisha team reach the quarter finals.
Dash cycles around the city hawking newspapers for two hours every morning.(HT PHOTO.)
Dash cycles around the city hawking newspapers for two hours every morning.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

World Cup qualifiers: India face toughest test against Asian champions Qatar

India went down fighting against Oman after Sunil Chhetri had given them the lead in the first half. India eventually lost 1-2 but led for the most part of the game.
A file photo of Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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Doha | By Indo Asian News Service

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: I just have to be good example for players - Sunil Chhetri

The 103-ranked India will begin their campaign on Thursday at what is expected to be a packed Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
File image of India football skipper Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of India football skipper Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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Guwahati | By PTI

How difficult is it to be a woman footballer in India? Indian football’s wonder girl Dalima Chhibber narrates

The poster girl of India women’s football Dalima Chhibber talks about wage gap, U-17 Women’s World Cup and difficulties of being a woman footballer in India.
File image of Dalima Chhibber.(Dalima Chhibber/Twitter)
File image of Dalima Chhibber.(Dalima Chhibber/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena

Poetry week concludes at Sacred Souls’ School

Students recited poems in English, Hindi and Punjabi. A monologue contest was also held.
A budding actor performing a monologue.
A budding actor performing a monologue.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Indian football team beat Thailand 1-0, finish third in King’s Cup

This win is the Indian’s new coach Igor Stimac’s first win since his appointment. As a result of this win, the Blue Tigers finished third in the 2019 King’s Cup.
India beat Thailand in the King’s Cup encounter.(AIFF)
India beat Thailand in the King’s Cup encounter.(AIFF)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Buriram, Thailand | By ANI

Bhutan national side to play exhibition match against Delhi team on Monday

The Bhutan side will play against Delhi Blues which will be a combined team of state Santosh Trophy and Delhi Senior Division League players.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Updated on May 19, 2019 09:19 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Exclusive | We need to give Igor Stimac time to settle down as Indian football team coach: Bhaichung Bhutia

Stimac won the bronze medal with Croatia as a player following a brilliant campaign at the 1998 World Cup and his career featured memorable stints in clubs like West Ham and Hajduk Split.
File image of Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(AFP)
File image of Indian football coach Igor Stimac.(AFP)
Updated on May 17, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

This week’s good reads include a book that looks at why smart people make dumb mistakes, a debut novel, and the transcreation of a Mughal cookbook
A look at why even very intelligent people make terrible mistakes, a novel that follows three lives, and a wonderful transcreation of a Mughal cookbook - all that on our list of good reads this week.(HT Team)
A look at why even very intelligent people make terrible mistakes, a novel that follows three lives, and a wonderful transcreation of a Mughal cookbook - all that on our list of good reads this week.(HT Team)
Updated on May 11, 2019 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

Gurugram’s Choma Eagles: Soccer champs who are winning over life

Budding soccer players from underprivileged sections of the society are being groomed by a couple in the Millennium City.
The team from the slums of Gurugram are winning laurels on the field, and triumphing over problems in life.(Manoj Verma/HT)
The team from the slums of Gurugram are winning laurels on the field, and triumphing over problems in life.(Manoj Verma/HT)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram

India U-23 go down 0-1 to Qatar

India got off the blocks early, with Mehtab Singh, Komal Thatal and Rahul KP coming close in the early exchanges.
File image of Komal Thatal(Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
File image of Komal Thatal(Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By PTI

Indian women’s football team beat Iran 1-0, begin Gold Cup campaign on winning note

Anju Tamang’s match-winner in the 48th minute ensured India made it five wins in a row, having won the last four friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia respectively.
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Bhubaneshwar | By Press Trust of India

Spinoff by Soumya Bhattacharya: The sports fan and his embrace of torment

Masochism is built into the mental makeup of the ardent sports fan. Throw him as many unpalatable results as you like, he will keep coming back
A tense Arsenal supporter during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in December last year.(Getty Images)
A tense Arsenal supporter during a match against Tottenham Hotspur in December last year.(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Soumya Bhattacharya

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 | By PTI

How to crack CAT? Hear it from Pune topper

Hebbalkar completed electronics and telecommunication engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology(MIT) in 2018 and is looking forward to joining a prestigious institution to pursue master’s in business administration (MBA).
Hebbalkar studied in Vidya Valley School and Loyola’s Junior College. He has been the captain of the football team in school and has later been the vice-captain of the football team in MIT.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Hebbalkar studied in Vidya Valley School and Loyola’s Junior College. He has been the captain of the football team in school and has later been the vice-captain of the football team in MIT.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

My understanding with Sunil Chhetri is telepathic, says Jeje

“I played with Sunil-bhai when I made my debut. Since then we have been playing together. I feel, together we fit in well, and complement each other’s styles,” Jeje stated.
File image of Sunil Chhetri in action.(PTI)
File image of Sunil Chhetri in action.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 10:44 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | By PTI

When my daughter chose to become a footballer…

The mother of a young football player tells her little girl: this game is filled with life lessons… for you and for me!
Her daughter’s fascination with football has taught both mother and daughter to not be afraid to fall(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Her daughter’s fascination with football has taught both mother and daughter to not be afraid to fall(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sathya Ramaganapathy
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