Chhetri said the country still needs to do a lot of work to narrow the gap with the Asian powers and reach the top 10 in the continent.
In the recent rankings released by FIFA, India fell two places to 103 after it lost two matches and drew one in the Intercontinental Cup earlier this month
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In today's episode, we discuss India's Intercontinental Cup campaign, Indian shuttlers' show at the Indonesia Open, ISSF Junior World Cup results and more.
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India denied Syria a place in the Intercontinental Cup final after a convincing performance, for the most part, in a 1-1 draw at the EKA Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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Intercontinental Cup 2019: India pay price for defensive errors yet again with 2-5 defeat against DPR Korea
India lost the crucial match 2-5 against DPR Korea despite a spirited performance in the second half as defensive errors once again costed the team big time.
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Defending champions India suffered a 2-4 defeat against Tajikistan on 7 July and that result has placed them in a precarious position in the race for the final.
Tajikistan beat Syria 2-0 to virtually book a berth in the final of the Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament at the EKA Arena on Wednesday.
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In today's episode, we discuss USA's FIFA Women's World Cup triumph, India's defeat to Tajikistan at the Intercontinental Cup and cricket news from the World Cup and The Ashes
Intercontinental Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri's brace goes in vain as Tajikistan thump India 4-2 in tournament opener
Tajikistan scored four goals in the second half, taking advantage of India's poor defending, to grab all three points from the first match.
Highlights, India vs Tajikistan, Intercontinental Cup 2019 Football Match, Full Score: India lose 2-4 despite Chhetri's brace
India vs Tajikistan, LIVE SCORE, Intercontinental Cup 2019 Football Match Live Updates: Defending champions India lost the first match against Tajikistan by a margin of 2-4.
Intercontinental Cup 2019: Defensive instability, lack of back-ups for Sunil Chhetri concern India ahead of Tajikistan clash
Tajikistan have lost their last five matches in a row but with India still just finding their feet in a new, possession-based approach, there is a chance of an upset.
Intercontinental Cup 2019: India coach Igor Stimac announces 25-player list ahead of upcoming tournament
Indian football team coach Igor Stimac on Friday named a list of 25 players ahead of the Intercontinental Cup, slated to kick off at the EKA Arena, Ahmedabad from 7 July.
Intercontinental Cup 2019: Igor Stimac recalls Anas Edathodika from retirement; defender named in India's 35-member probables
Indian football head coach Igor Stimac has called defender Anas Edathodika out of his retirement to be included among 35 probables for next month's Intercontinental Cup in a clear move to address the team's woes in central defence.
India will be heading into the tournament on the back of a promising show in the King's Cup in Thailand, where they finished third.
King's Cup 2019: Igor Stimac says India's intention against Thailand will not change despite loss against Curacao
Centre-back Sandesh Jhingan, who played a pivotal role in India's last win against Thailand, said that while the 4-1 victory was great, the upcoming encounter will be a different ball game altogether.
AFC Asian Cup: India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says 2019 tournament is like World Cup for team
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels that the victorious campaign at the Intercontinental Cup has helped the team prepare for the AFC Asian Cup.
Asian Games 2018: IOA sticks to selection criteria as confusion looms over Indian men's football team's participation
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), which is believed to have got positive fillers from the Sports Ministry, stated that it is very hopeful of being cleared for the multi-sport extravaganza.
The Indian men's football team has got the official confirmation to participate in the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta, days after national coach Stephen Constantine appealed to the government to send a team for the mega sporting event.