A solitary figure makes his way back home through the paddy fields on the outskirts of Imphal, Manipur as the day nears the end in the eastern reaches of the Himalayas. The young man dons a jacket and a pair of shorts, which despite being mud-stained, are clearly swankier than …Read More »
420 Grams S02E45: How Will Foreign Player Rule and Other Changes Impact India’s National Football Teams?
Joining the 420 grams crew on the show is former AIFF national team director, Delhi Dynamos and East Bengal FC advisor Tathagatha Mukherjee. They talk about various aspects of the foreign player rule and a ground-up vs. top-down approach to developing the sport. This episode was aired live on Facebook …Read More »
In the sixth episode of Dil Se Football it was a special episode on Indian Football featuring India legend Renedy Singh and myself Arunava Chaudhuri. When asked, I spoke about my experience of the two AFC Asian Cup’s – 2011 Qatar and 2019 UAE.Read More »
The Bangladesh Football Federation has announced the preliminary squad list ahead of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The players will convene for the camp, which will initially focus on individual training, on August 7 with head coach Jamie Day scheduled to …Read More »
July 26, 2000 was a Wednesday and on that evening at the Hawthorns, the home of West Bromwich Albion, then a English first division side, hosted an exciting encounter between WBA and India. And what a night it was to be in Birmingham! My IndianFootball.Com report from then was: India …Read More »
Former India captain and current assistant coach Shanmugam Venkatesh joins for a candid chat on AIFF TV, as he talks about his playing days, his learning’s as a coach and a lot more!Read More »
Venkatesh Shanmugam, Assistant Coach of India Senior National Team, feels it’s “right time” for Sandesh Jhingan look at playing for International clubs. “I strongly feel this is the right time for him to go and play outside (India). It’s a big surprise that he is still playing in India. Whatever …Read More »
Notes from Pakistan: ‘Aap haar-ke hi lautogey,’ Tejinder Kumar recalls India’s 1993 SAFF Cup triumph!
As today, July 23, 2020 marks the 27th anniversary of India winning the first-ever SAFF Championship which was held in Lahore, crafty midfielder Tejinder Kumar feels nostalgic. He took a walk down memory lane to recollect talks and statements which provoked the Blue Tigers, led by late VP Sathyen, to win …Read More »
London has always been a city that I liked and loved! And today I remember a historic match which happened exactly 20 years ago on this day. On this very day India played its first historic match back in England after 52 long years. The last time India had been …Read More »
In these days, 20 years ago the Indian national football team was in England for a historic tour after 52 long years following their game against France at the 1948 Olympics. India was in England from July 18 to 30 with matches against Fulham FC on July 22 at Craven …Read More »