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India national football team

men's national association football team representing India

India national football team is the national football team of India. It has won the AFC challenge Cup in 2008 and ranks 150 in FIFA ranking (2014). The team is managed by Wim Koevermans. They have been runners up of Asian Nations Cup (1964). Their best result is to feature in the fourth olympic football tournament's finals in 1956.

India
Nickname(s)Blue Tigers
AssociationAll India Football Federation (AIFF)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachVacant
CaptainPronay Halder
Most capsSunil Chhetri (107)[1]
Top scorerSunil Chhetri (67)[1]
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeIND
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 103 Decrease 6 (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest94[3] (February 1996)
Lowest173[4] (March 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 150 Increase 19 (3 March 2019)[5]
Highest30[6] (March 1952)
Lowest186[6] (September 2015)
First international
Pre-independence:
 Australia 5–3 India 
(Sydney, Australia; 3 September 1938)
Post-independence:
 India 1–2 France 
(London, England; 31 July 1948)
Biggest win
 Australia 1–7 India 
(Sydney, Australia; 12 December 1956)
 India 6–0 Cambodia 
(New Delhi, India; 17 August 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Yugoslavia 10–1 India 
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952)
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (first in 1948)
Best result4th place, 1956
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1964)
Best resultRunners-up, 1964

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sunil Chhetri". national-football-teams.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. "India jump four spots to enter top 150 of FIFA men's rankings". Scroll. TheField Scroll. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. "India slip to 172 in latest FIFA rankings". IndianExpress. IndianExpress. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "World Football Elo Ratings: India". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 15 September 2018.