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Westwood? Roca? Moyes? Five managers who could replace Stephen Constantine as India coach

If you had a magic lamp, and you could pick any coach in the world to be India's next, who would it be and why? Here are five potential candidates who could replace Stephen Constantine, with the possible pros and cons. Ashley Westwood Positives: With an I-League title, a runner-up finish and a Federation Cup in two years at Bengaluru FC - his debut season in India -- Westwood is a winner, understands the complexities of Indian football, brings knowledge from faraway lands, and can get the....
Tags: India, Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Ashley Westwood, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Moyes, Roca, Westwood, Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet Singh, Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri


Stephen Constantine steps down as coach of Indian national team

Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019   Indian football coach Stephen Constantine stepped down from his job following India's defeat to Bahrain which knocked them out of the Asian Cup and brought a promising campaign to a crushing end. Constantine, who is in his second stint with India, said his four-year term with the Indians had ended with the Asian Cup and said, "I&apo...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Indians, Constantine, Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


India player ratings - Jhingan 8/10, Halder 5/10 in loss to Bahrain

India fell into the trap of playing for the draw that would have taken them through to the knockout stages, and in the end it cost them as captain on the night Pronay Halder gave away a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. Jamal Rashed hammered it home to take Bahrain through. Positives The problem with playing for a draw, employing a low-block for ninety minutes, is that if the result doesn't go your way it's going to be hard to find any positives. India's defending, tho...
Tags: India, Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Bahrain, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Pritam Kotal, Vishal Kaith


AFC Asian Cup 2019 LIVE: Anas out injured; Bahrain test Gurpreet early

Subhasish Bose battles against Bahrain's Mohamed Al Rohaimi  Follow live scores and match updates as India take on Bahrain in their final group game at the AFC Asian Cup, with an eye on a place in the round of 16. Background: -Sharjah the stage as India seek history -MVP Gurpreet gives India a shot at history -The making of the fittest Indian team in history -Scenarios: How India can qualify for round of 16 (Live blog will appear below. Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load. Clic...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Gurpreet Singh, Gurpreet, Sunil Chhetri, Anas, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


AFC Asian Cup 2019 LIVE: India battling to keep Bahrain out in second half

  Follow live scores and match updates as India take on Bahrain in their final group game at the AFC Asian Cup, with an eye on a place in the round of 16. Background: -Sharjah the stage as India seek history -MVP Gurpreet gives India a shot at history -The making of the fittest Indian team in history -Scenarios: How India can qualify for round of 16 (Live blog will appear below. Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if it doesn't load): Asian Cup: Home |...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Gurpreet Singh, Gurpreet, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


India pay heavy price for putting attacking instincts into deep freeze

In the biggest match of their lives in the biggest international event they have been a part of in over eight years, India put their attacking instincts into deep freeze, hunkered down in their own half and paid a brutal price. If ever Bahrain, requiring nothing less than a win to progress, needed a sign that the enormity of the occasion had got the better of their opponents, it came a moment close to halftime. Captain Pronay Halder, who was having an inspired first half, released a pass from th...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri, Pronay Halder


Lessons from the UAE loss: What must India do against Bahrain

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu smiles sheepishly when reminded of a promise he had made to Sunil Chhetri when the two were doing a short live session on social media from UAE on New Year's Eve. "I wish I could give him the clean sheets I promised. He has already scored two goals. If he scores two more in the next, that would be good," he jokes, when asked if Chhetri had made any promises in return. Chhetri could have had two against UAE on Thursday night; in fact, he had three presentable chances. A...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu


Lessons from UAE loss: What must India do against Bahrain?

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu smiles sheepishly when reminded of a promise he had made to Sunil Chhetri when the two were doing a short live session on social media from UAE on New Year's Eve. "I wish I could give him the clean sheets I promised. He has already scored two goals. If he scores two more in the next, that would be good," he jokes, when asked if Chhetri had made any promises in return. Chhetri could have had two against UAE on Thursday night; in fact, he had three presentable chances. A...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu


Sunil Chhetri rues missed chances in game of 'small margins' vs UAE

Sunil Chhetri during the game against UAE. There were many things that happened during the India-UAE match at the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi on January 10 that locals don't remember having happened before. India outshot their opponents in the first half, the UAE players went up to coach Alberto Zaccheroni at half time and confessed they had not expected India to be so sharp. A capacity crowd of 43,208 turned up at the Zayed Sports City Stadium for the first time, a ground that has hosted multip...
Tags: India, Football, Blog, Sport, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Latest, Uae, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Alberto Zaccheroni, Sunil Chhetri, India UAE, Zayed Sports City Stadium


LIVE - India vs UAE, AFC Asian Cup

India face UAE in their second group game. Follow live scores and match updates as India take on UAE in their second group game at the AFC Asian Cup. (Please wait for a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if the blog doesn't load): Asian Cup: Full coverage | Scores, Match stats, group table | Sunil Chhetri: India's Mr Football
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, United Arab Emirates, Latest, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri


As it happened: UAE see off fighting India

India face UAE in their second group game. UAE beat India 2-0 in a cagey affair at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to keep their hopes of reaching the next round alive. Here's how it happened. (Please wait for a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if the blog doesn't load): Asian Cup: Full coverage | Scores, Match stats, group table | Sunil Chhetri: India's Mr Football
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Latest, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri


India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it’s a name few soccer fans are familiar with. By scoring two goals in his first match at this year’s Asian Cup, India striker Sunil Chhetri displaced Messi as the second-most […]
Tags: News, India, Sports, Ap, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Sunil Chhetri


Ashique Kuruniyan - from Malappuram to Asian Cup spotlight

For Ashique Kuruniyan (centre), the Asian Cup game against Thailand was just his fourth start for India. Ashique Kuruniyan is tense. It is the night before India's Asian Cup opener against Thailand. He knows he is going to be in the playing eleven and he can't sleep. In a few hours, he will partner Sunil Chhetri and lead India's attack for their biggest game in eight years. Between night and dawn, Ashique gets up six times -- and he is fully awake two hours before he normally gets...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Afc Asian Cup, Malappuram, Sunil Chhetri, Ashique Kuruniyan, Ashique


India's win at Asian Cup a source of pride, but there's still work to do - Constantine

Ali Adnan sealed a 3-2 win for Iraq over Vietnam in the Asian Cup in dramatic fashion, by netting a sublime 90th minute free-kick. South Korea made a strong start to the Asia Cup with a win over the Philippines in Group C. Jordan beat holders Australia in the opening match of the Asian Cup. India captain Sunil Chhetri on the importance of doing well at the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. India still have work to despite their strong start at the Asian Cup, coach Stephen Const...
Tags: South Korea, Australia, Iraq, India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Philippines, Fifa, Vietnam, Afc Asian Cup, ESPN FC, Stephen Constantine, Sunil Chhetri, Blue Tigers


Cristiano Ronaldo, Sunil Chhetri and Lionel Messi head goalscoring charts

India's Sunil Chhetri overtakes Lionel Messi in table for international goals scored by active players to move behind Cristiano Ronaldo, but who is he?
Tags: News, India, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sunil Chhetri, Cristiano Ronaldo Sunil Chhetri


Chhetri passes Messi as India shock Thailand 4-1 at Asian Cup

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi in international goals as cricket-mad India stunned Thailand 4-1 at the Asian Cup football tournament on Sunday, the veteran striker scoring twice in their Group A... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: India, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Lionel Messi, Messi, Abu Dhabi, Afp, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri


India’s ‘Blue Tigers’ maul Thailand 4-1 at Asian Cup

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Cricket-mad India stunned Thailand 4-1 at the Asian Cup football tournament on Sunday, veteran striker Sunil Chhetri scoring twice in their Group A opener. Watched by the 12 Thai schoolboys rescued... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: India, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Afp, Sunil Chhetri, Abu Dhabi AFP Cricket mad India, ` Blue Tigers ' maul Thailand


India post shock 4-1 win over Thailand at Asian Cup

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Cricket-mad India stunned Thailand 4-1 at the Asian Cup football tournament on Sunday, veteran striker Sunil Chhetri scoring twice in their Group A opener. Watched by the 12 Thai schoolboys rescued... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: India, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Afp, Sunil Chhetri, Abu Dhabi AFP Cricket mad India


Asian Cup: India star surpasses Messi with two goals in win vs. Thailand

India's Sunil Chhetri scored twice to help send India top of their Asian Cup group. Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi to become the second highest-scoring active international player by netting two goals for India in their 4-1 win over Thailand at the 2019 Asian Cup. Chhetri moved onto 67 goals, one more than Argentina and Barcelona forward Messi. Only Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead of him -- the Juventus forward has scored 85 international goals. Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpe...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Barcelona, Story, Thailand, Portugal, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina, Juventus, Messi, Afc Asian Cup, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua


Anirudh Thapa: It's not for the Indian team, it's for the whole of India

Anirudh Thapa scores India's third goal with a delightful dink over the goalkeeper. Imagine being 20, and playing just your 12th match for your country in your national team's biggest game in recent history. Imagine having a mediocre first half performance, and then imagine coming out in the second to set things right with a delightful dink over the goalkeeper, and setting your team on the path to a historic win. Imagine being Anirudh Thapa, at the Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, in an I...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Nahyan Stadium Abu Dhabi


Sunil Chhetri a perfect 10 as India rout Thailand in AFC Asian Cup opener

India beat Thailand 4-1, their first win in the AFC Asian Cup in 55 years, to climb to the top of Group A with three points on Sunday.  After staying compact and disciplined through the first half that ended 1-1, India exploded into life in the second half, pressing the Thai defence and midfield high up the pitch, and bringing to the table an intensity that the Thais couldn't match.  Goalscorers for India -- Sunil Chhetri (2), Anirudh Thapa, Jeje Lalpekhlua  Positives India...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri, India Sunil Chhetri


LIVE: India vs Thailand, AFC Asian Cup

India face Thailand in their opening group game. Follow live commentary for India vs Thailand as the two look to start off their AFC Asian cup campaign with a winning start (Please wait for a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if the blog doesn't load): Asian Cup: Full coverage | Scores, Match stats, group table
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri


LIVE report - India vs Thailand, AFC Asian Cup

Thailand India 5:30 AM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats India face Thailand in their opening group game.
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Latest, Afc Asian Cup, Sunil Chhetri, Thailand India, Stats India


Thailand wary of unpredictable India ahead of Group A clash

Thailand India 5:30 AM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Indian team at a practice session ahead of their Asian Cup cup opener against Thailand Hosts UAE's draw against Bahrain in the opening game on Saturday has made the seco...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Fifa, Latest, Bahrain, Ghana, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Milovan Rajevac, Thailand India


India could spring a surprise at the AFC Asian Cup

The form of Sunil Chhetri (centre) will again be key to India's chances. When India last played the AFC Asian Cup in 2011, they were level with their opponents for a total of 17 minutes across three matches. Is 2019 and their return to the elite Asian fold going to be any different? Or should some of the ground realities be considered when setting expectations from Stephen Constantine's team? India, ranked at a 22-year-high of 97, are the 15th-best in Asia, which technically puts them ...
Tags: Asia, India, Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Blog Post, Indian Super League, Afc Asian Cup, Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Indian I-League


Sunil Chhetri - India's Mr Football

India captain Sunil Chhetri on the importance of doing well at the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. What did Sunil Chhetri do with his first salary? Who is his favourite footballer? ESPN India puts him on the spot. A science question to begin -- what contains very little mass but occupies a very large space? Answer: on the periodic table, it's hydrogen, the lightest and smallest element that makes up 75% of the universe. In Indian football, Sunil Chhetri. The captain of the Indian football ...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Latest, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri, ESPN India, Baichung


Sunil Chhetri confident in India's ability to frustrate Asian Cup opponents

Sunil Chhetri will lead an inexperienced India side at this month's Asian Cup. India captain Sunil Chhetri backs the squad's young core to play out of their skins and test their Asian Cup opponents when they kick-start their campaign on Sunday. Coach Stephen Constantine has selected a 23-man squad whose average age is below 25 as India look to improve on their last appearance in 2011 when they were knocked out in the group stage. "Apart from me and Gurpreet [Singh], it's a first-t...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Afc Asian Cup, Stephen Constantine, All India Football Federation, Chhetri, Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet -LSB- Singh


Meet India's 23-man squad for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

The Indian football team at the launch of their new kit ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Jerry Lalrinzuala and Arindam Bhattacharya missed out as Stephen Constantine picked an experienced 23-man squad for the Asian Cup. Here's a quick guide to the 23 Indians going to the UAE.  GOALKEEPERS Gurpreet Singh Sandhu  International Caps: 26 Club: Bengaluru FC Has made the number one his own since the last edition. Outstanding shot-stopper, together with his ability to distribute. Must improve off ...
Tags: India, Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Blog Post, Indian Super League, Afc Asian Cup, Mumbai City, Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Jerry Lalrinzuala


Chencho Gyeltshen's spectacular strike could mark the start of something special at Bengaluru

Chencho scores with an acrobatic effort for Bengaluru against NorthEast. Two minutes into injury time against NorthEast United in Guwahati on Wednesday, Bhutan's Chencho Gyeltshen soared in the air, turned his body upside down and met Sunil Chhetri's header near the NorthEast penalty spot with a precise back-volley to salvage a point that maintained Bengaluru's unbeaten start to the Indian Super League (ISL) season. Yet, this wasn't the only reason this goal was special. It p...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Blog Post, Bengaluru, Indian Super League, Bhutan, Northeast United Fc, Guwahati, Miku, ISL, NorthEast United, Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri, Chencho Gyeltshen


ISL Power Rankings: Sunil Chhetri and Bart Ogbeche in top 10

The ISL Power Rankings.Welcome to Round 2 of ESPN's ISL Power Rankings. We have taken performances from the first day up until October 29 for this one, and only four players have been able to retain their spot from the first edition.As was done the last time, we have averaged out the total points basis number of games played to arrive at a fair result -- while excluding anyone who has not played at least two full games.#10 Mario Arques -120 points (-6)Midfielder, Jamshedpur FC Mario...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Espn, Latest, Blog Post, Indian Super League, ISL, Sunil Chhetri, ISL Power Rankings, Bart Ogbeche, ISL Power Rankings Welcome, Mario Arques, Midfielder Jamshedpur FC Mario Arques, Jamshedpur Mario Arques