SAFF Cup 2018: Poor finishing, scrappy defending cost India as they suffer 1-2 defeat against Maldives in final
Poor finishing and scrappy defending put paid to India's quest for an eighth South Asian Football Federation Cup title as it suffered a 1-2 defeat against Maldives in the summit clash
SAFF Cup 2018: India start as favourites in final against Maldives as Stephen Constantine's men seek eighth title
Boosted by an undefeated run, seven-time champions India will start as favourites against Maldives in the summit clash of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) on Saturday
SAFF Cup 2018: Stephen Constantine says young players need to perform consistently for selection into Asian Cup squad
Indian football team chief coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday made it clear that the SAFF Cup is a platform for talented players to impress and earn their places in the squad for the Asian Cup.
SAFF Cup 2018: Manvir Singh's brace helps India defeat Pakistan 3-1, setup summit clash with Maldives
Manvir Singh struck twice in the second half before Sumeet Passi headed home a clinical pass as defending champions India breezed past Pakistan 3-1 to sail into the final of the SAFF Suzuki Cup in Dhaka on Wednesday.
SAFF Cup 2018: India coach Stephen Constantine says upcoming semi-final against Pakistan is 'just another match'
Indian football team head coach Stephen Constantine says the upcoming SAFF Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Pakistan will be "just another match".
Ashique Kuruniyan and Lalianzuala Chhangte struck on either side of the break as defending champions India comfortably beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in their opening encounter of the SAFF Cup football tournament on Wednesday.
India, who were ranked 97th in the previous week, currently share the 96th spot with Georgia after FIFA implemented a new ranking system called ELO where points will be added or subtracted to a national team's already existing total before a match.
Stephen Constantine offered contract extension: Here's how India have fared since his re-appointment in 2015
With Constantine now certain to lead India into the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, here's a look at the how the Indian football team has fared under him since his appointment as head coach in 2015.
The red-and-gold have already signed a number of players part of Aizawl's title-winning run and they will be reuniting with Jamil.
At the age of 23, Jhingan is India’s highest paid defender for a reason – he doesn’t just sweat it out on the pitch, but hardly minds taking a few blows and losing some blood for the cause.
In a career spanning over a decade, Sunil Chhetri has experienced highs and lows and has etched his name in India's football folklore permanently. And he is not yet done. Because for him, it's always about the next game.
Seven teams, one venue, poor training pitches: Stephen Constantine calls SAFF Cup organising 'a joke'
Stephen Constantine also pointed out that it is a huge disadvantage that Indian players are not given enough time to train with the national side.
India needs to start winning their World Cup Qualifiers and India needs to pull off their first FIFA event (U17 World Cup) with fanfare, dignity and performances that inspire the next generation to play the world's most popular game.
India had beaten Afghanistan 2-1 in the summit clash on 3 January in Thiruvananthapuram to lift the SAFF Cup for the seventh time.
From Chhetri's class to India's stingy defence and workaholic midfield: How India lifted the SAFF Cup
Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri, who scored a 101st minute winner, was impressed with the support the Blue Tigers got on the night and said it was instrumental in galvanising the team to go all out.
India won't need extra time to win in Australia: Chhetri to Kohli after Test skipper praises SAFF win
India Test captain Virat Kohli, on Sunday, congratulated the Indian football team for lifting their seventh SAFF Cup
In the end, Chhetri, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, was the match-winner on the night as India won their first silverware under Stephen Constantine's second coming as India's head-coach.
Sunil Chhetri's goal, which came late in extra-time, was the decisive goal on the night for the Blue Tigers.
Live updates from the SAFF Cup final between hosts India and defending champions Afghanistan