Just like Wednesday's opener between Nepal and Sri Lanka, the final score line didn't reflect the story of the 90 minutes, as Maldives took the game in their hand from the word go.
Lyngdoh, the recently crowned 2015 AIFF Player of the Year — the crown jewel in his coffer, had a dream of a year with Bengaluru FC -- scoring nine goals and assisting 16
On the back-foot for the entirety of the much, it was Sri Lanka that emerged on top in the game's dying moments and found that elusive goal, putting Nepal's chance of qualifying for semi-finals into jeopardy
Teams participating at the 11th SAFF Cup (South Asian Football Federation Championships), starting on 23 December said they look forward to competitive matches but voiced dissatisfaction over lack of facilities.
India football coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday expressed displeasure at I-League clubs not releasing players called for national camp
India may be performing poorly in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but national football team coach Stephen Constantine's job in the hot seat is safe at least till March 2016, according to a top AIFF official.
The defender, who plays his club football for Mumbai FC, gave an exclusive interview to Firstpost. The following is his incredible story.
President Hamid Karzai embraced Afghanistan's victorious football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation in a rare moment of shared joy, but officials also told jubilant Afghans to stop firing guns into the air in celebration.
Former captain Vijayan, who played 79 matches for India between 1989 and 2003, refused to pinpoint the SAFF Championships debacle, but said that the national side has not produced results in recent years.
As Afghanistan beat India 2-0 to lift their first international trophy, here are five interesting facts about their football team.
The Afghans, who won their maiden SAFF trophy exacted a sweet revenge for their humiliating 0-4 loss against the same opponents in New Delhi two years back.
On the tactics he wished to employ against Afghanistan, the coach said, "It's a different team and a different game. It will be a physical game as they are a tough side but our boys are not weak either. Expect a final of high-intensity."
The winner came in the 85th minute when Mehtab Hossain's corner from the right flank was neatly headed down by Syed Rahim Nabi and Mondal, who had joined the attack, struck a powerful anguled right-footer that crashed into the net.
Nepal also made the semi-finals as they top the teams from Group A.
If India lose and Pakistan beat Bangladesh, India will still go through on head-to-head equation.