Lack of goals from open play and defensive injuries are a big concern of India ahead of the crucial qualifier against Afghanistan.
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In the state's hills lies a template for a football community seeking direction.
Bangladesh came to India unknown, unappreciated, underestimated. They return having changed all that.
Though India were below par against Bangladesh, the fans in Kolkata showed how much they can get behind their side even on a bad day.
Adil Khan's late goal saved India's blushes in a largely disappointing display against Bangladesh.
Adil Khan's late header spared the hosts' blushes in a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in Kolkata
India will go in as firm favourites when they take on Bangladesh in Tuesday's AFC World Cup qualifying match in Kolkata.
Here are the highlights of the roadmap for Indian football that the AIFF and AFC suggested to stakeholders of Indian football on Monday.
More value to the league stages, potentially greater competition..the ISL isn't done just yet.
Ashique Kuruniyan's willingness to run at opposition defenders has made him an invaluable asset in the Indian team.
Chhetri missed the game, but said that watching former Barcelona star Xavi in nervous tension was a memorable sight.
India's players had nothing but high praise for their new Croatian coach following the memorable draw against Qatar in Doha.
Backing themselves and unmindful of pressure and opposition, India showed against Qatar that Igor Stimac's ideas were not all-talk.
Few expected India to come back from Doha with anything, but Igor Stimac's tactics and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's heroics earned the visitors a draw.
India's No.1 dived left, right and centre all game as he frustrated Qatar with a series of outstanding saves.
India were without captain Sunil Chhetri, but their No.1 Gurpreet Singh inspired the team to a 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar.
Mere days after the heartbreaking loss to Oman, India could be without their captain and talisman when they play Asian Cup champs Qatar.
For 45 minutes, Indian football dreamed. In the next 45, old flaws resurfaced to bring them crashing back to earth.
India paid the price for sitting back on their lead in the second half as Oman ran away with a late winner.
Sunil Chhetri seemed to have put India on course for victory in the AFC qualifiers , but two late goals from Oman undid the hosts' hard work.
Their performance today will indicate if India have any realistic chance of finishing in the top two in their group in this round of WC qualifying.
Growing up in the UAE, Sahal had to settle for playing five-a-side football in parking lots. Today, the 22-year-old midfielder is living the dream.
The rebranding of Delhi Dynamos as Odisha FC comes less than a week after FC Pune City closed down and was replaced by Hyderabad FC.