Sunil Chhetri scored twice during the group stage of the Asian Cup in the beginning of last year. Both goals came in their 4-1 drubbing of Thailand in the opening match.
Copa America 2019: Qatar learning ropes of top-flight football the hard way, determined to excel in next year's edition
Qatar had their first exposure to top-flight football playing in Copa America 2019 which should hold them in good stead when they host the FIFA World Cup in 2022
AFC Asian Cup 2019: India will face their toughest test against host nation UAE, says former defender Gouramangi Singh
India start their AFC Asian Cup campaign on 6 January when they take on Thailand. They will play UAE on 10 January followed by the match against Bahrain on 14 January.
International friendlies: Sunil Chhetri-less India suffer defeat to Jordan despite improved second-half performance
India went down 1-2 to Jordan in an international football friendly on Saturday, an improved second-half performance failing to salvage a draw for the visitors.
ISL 2018-19: Coaches, international players divided over three mid-season breaks scheduled for fifth season
The ISL organisers have introduced breaks keeping in mind the Indian national team's preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
The Indian Football team will face China in a friendly in FIFA's October window allocated for friendly matches. The match will be a part of India's preparations for the AFC Cup in 2019.
Stephen Constantine says India 'very close' to finalising friendly away game against Saudi Arabia in November
Indian football head coach Stephen Constantine on Sunday revealed that India is "very close" to finalising a friendly away game against Saudi Arabia in November as a part of the preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Catch all the latest updates from the 2019 AFC Asian Cup draw as India look to be drawn in an easy group.
AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers: Subrata Paul dropped from 32-member Indian squad for upcoming Kyrgyz Republic match
Subrata Paul is also the first Indian goalkeeper to sign for a foreign club, having signed up with FC Vestsjaelland of Denmark in January 2014
ISL 2017-18: Taking highs and lows in his stride, Lallianzuala 'Zuala' Chhangte optimistic of bright future
An optimist at heart, Zola Chhangte has taken the highs and the lows in his stride and despite enduring a poor season with Delhi Dynamos, he believes things will work out in the end.
India, who are just above 103rd placed Qatar, are ranked 14th among Asian countries.
Stephen Constantine set for contract extension, Luis Norton De Matos to stay till end of I-League season
Portuguese Luis Norton De Matos' contract will run until the end of the I-League, where he will be coaching the Indian Arrows.
Behind all the glitz which comes with an unbeaten streak in international football, lies the stark reality that India are yet to fulfill their true potential — technically and tactically.
India were ranked 107th last month but they are now at 105th in the latest rankings, courtesy their win over Macau in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers
AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Coach Stephen Constantine praises Balwant Singh for making an impact in India's win
Constantine's team have now remained unbeaten in eleven games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos in June.
Constantine’s gameplan should be all about ruthlessness. India should look for goals right from the start and put Macau on the backfoot early on in the match.
AFC Asian Cup qualifier: Sunil Chhetri says mid-match rebuke from Stephen Constantine motivated them
Talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri today said a mid-match dressing down from coach Stephen Constantine got the best out of the Indian football team in its AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.
AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Sunil Chhetri's sensational winner earns India hard-fought win over Kyrgyz Republic
Captain Sunil Chhetri stamped his class yet again as he scored the match-winner to fire India to a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan in a fast-pace and entertaining AFC Asian Cup qualifier match in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Highlights AFC Asian Cup qualifier, India vs Kyrgyz Republic: Sunil Chhetri helps India see off Kyrgyz Republic
Catch Live score and all updates from Group A encounter in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers match between India and Kyrgyz Republic
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri says victory over Kyrgyz Republic will bolster India's chances
India's star striker Sunil Chhetri says a win against Kyrgyz Republic in the upcoming match on 13 June will boost the team's chances of qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup.