Meet Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, new India captain after Sunil Chhetri

India’s next opponents Qatar, who have already qualified for the third round as group-toppers, have named a largely youthful squad, with 21 out of their 29 players below the age of 24. The two-time Asian champions were held goalless by Afghanistan in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in a match they dominated but failed to … Read more

I am still not done with Indian football, Baichung Bhutia promises

It’s been after almost one and-a-half years since he suffered a resounding defeat in the presidential elections of All India Football Federation (AIFF), that Baichung Bhutia has spoken. Soon after attending the executive committee meeting last Tuesday, the Indian football icon demanded the resignation of current president Kalyan Chaubey – and his words had an … Read more

Cracks appear in AIFF as it sacks secretary-general Prabhakaran

Barely two months after celebrating their first year in office, cracks have begun to appear among the top brass of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with the sacking of Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, the high-profile secretary-general, on Wednesday.  An AIFF press release says: “’The AIFF hereby announces that the services of Dr Shaji Prabhakaran have … Read more