Virat Kohli backs Sunil Chhetri's plea for support for Indian football team, urges fans to watch all sports
Throwing his weight behind the national football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who issued an emotional plea for support, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Saturday urged the fans to throng stadiums and watch the team play.
Intercontinental Cup: India will be a difficult opponent but we have good attitude, says Kenya coach Sebastian Migne
Kenya started their Intercontinental Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory against New Zealand but their head coach Sebastian Migne feels that his the side have a difficult game against hosts India.
Kenya now take on hosts India on Monday, where all eyes will be on India skipper Sunil Chhetri, who will appear in his 100th international game
Intercontinental Cup: 'Football in India needs you', says Sunil Chhetri in impassioned plea to fans for support
Captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday made an impassioned plea for support to football fans across the country for India's ongoing campaign in the Intercontinental Cup.
Intercontinental Cup: India coach Stephen Constantine showers praise on his players, says everything clicked for team
India blanked Chinese Taipei 5-0 and chief coach Stephen Constantine said everything clicked for the home team in the Intercontinental Cup opener here.
Intercontinental Cup: I am very happy to score but don't celebrate outrageously like Robin Singh, jokes Sunil Chhetri
Captain Sunil Chettri starred in India's 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei by registering his third career-hat-trick but the feat didn't invoke wild celebrations from the striker, who said that he is someone who doesn't like to "celebrate outrageously" on the field.
Intercontinental Cup: Captain Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick of goals guide India to 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei
Sunil Chhetri, India's all-time highest scorer, led by example once again, scoring in the 14th, 34th and 62nd minute of the opener at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Highlights, Intercontinental Cup, India vs Chinese Taipei: Sunil Chhetri nets hattrick as Blue Tigers win 5-0
Catch all the latest updates from the Intercontinental Cup match between India and Chinese Taipei.
Intercontinental Cup: India seek winning momentum by exploiting inexperienced Chinese Taipei in opener
India have an opportunity to understand whether they have sorted out old issues as they take on Chinese Taipei in the first match of the four-nation Intercontinental Cup.
Intercontinental Cup: Full-strength India take field with Asian Cup in mind, opponents set to test their bench strength
India are taking the tournament seriously, keeping the 2019 Asian Cup in mind, but their opponents are using the opportunity to test their bench strength.
India's ace goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu concedes team is placed in tough group in next year's Asian Cup
"If we don't put in our hard work and if are best games don't come out, then it is difficult, because there are very good teams," Sandhu said.
Intercontinental Cup: India is somewhere between 'sleeping giant and rising competitor', says New Zealand coach Fritz Schmid
"I appreciate the opportunity to play in the hero Intercontinental Cup as for countries like us it provides an excellent option to play against three potential strong opponents and have a look at players who will take us forward for the future," Fritz Schmid said.
For a defender, the opportunity to shine often comes at the time of adversity. India's defensive mainstay Sandesh Jhingan is no alien to the notion.
Intercontinental Cup: U-23 players key to India's preparation for AFC Asian Cup, says Anas Edathodika
Anas Edathodika, who has 10 caps to his name, believes that the younger players are mentally strong and have confidence that belies their age.
India will take on Chinese Taipei on the opening day of the Hero Intercontinental Cup which kicks-off at the Mumbai Football Arena on 1
Intercontinental Cup: Kenya to play in four-nation tournament after South Africa's last-minute pull out
Besides Kenya from the CAF region, the Intercontinental Cup, which will kick off at the Mumbai Football Arena on 1 June, will have representation in the form of New Zealand from the Oceania region, and Chinese Taipei from the AFC region.
AFC Asian Cup: India captain Sunil Chhetri feels team should play more matches against stronger opponents
Chhetri said his team needs the best of preparations to make it count in the 5 January to 1 February event in the United Arab Emirates next year after crashing out of the group stage in the 2011 edition
Indian football team defender Sandesh Jhingan says upcoming four-nation tournament will test side's strength
Indian football team defender Sandesh Jhingan is hopeful that the upcoming four-nation tournament in June to be played here would be a good test for the side.
FIFA Confederations Cup may be replaced with new world club competition, says president Gianni Infantino
FIFA Confederations Cup is held in the year before a World Cup and features the respective national team champions of each continent.
Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team's rising fortunes.