India not too far behind than anybody else in Asia: Constantine

  DOHA, July 22, 2017: Although the points table shows that India are categorically out of the tournament, Stephen Constantine foresees the future amongst these bunch of boys. So much so that he doesn’t hesitate to mention that “we’re not too far behind than anybody else in Asia.” “These boys have a great future. I can only say that […]

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Wasteful India punished by Qatar in AFC U-23 qualifier

Doha: India’s chances of making into the finals of the 2018 AFC U-23-Championship in China, has been ended after being defeated 1-0 by Qatar on Friday. Almoez Ali scored the winner in the 54th minute after an error by India goalkeeper Vishal Kaith. The Maroons might have won the three points, but India won hearts in […]

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We’ll take it forward to the next game: Constantine

DOHA: Despite going down by two second-half goals against Syria U23 team in the first match of the AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers, India’s U-23 boys, most of whom would be playing their fourth international match at this level tomorrow (July 21, 2017), draw inspiration from the praise bestowed on them by Syrian U23 coach Hussain […]

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India U-23 go down fighting to Syria U-23 AFC U23 qualifier

  DOHA: India U-23 went down fighting two-nil to Syria U-23 in their opening encounter of the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers opener at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Wednesday (July 19, 2017). Both Teams were locked goalless at the interval. The U-23 boys next play hosts and group favourites Qatar […]

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Constantine stresses on building a team for the future

DOHA: Indian National Team Coach Stephen Constantine, presently in charge of the India U-23 Team prefers the ‘long-term goal’ rather churn out quick results from the forthcoming AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers which kicks-off in Doha on Wednesday (July 19, 2017) when India play Syria in their opener. “I’ve been a person who have always preferred to build a […]

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India U-23 Team Kick-Off Practice In Doha

DOHA: Indian U-23 team kicked-off their practice under Head Coach Stephen Constantine at the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, commonly known as Qatar Sports Club in Doha today. Incidentally, the stadium has a strong India connection as Bengaluru FC had played the AFC Cup 2016 final against Iraqi outfit, eventual champions Air Force Club at this particular […]

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India U23 contingent receive warm welcome in Qatar

DOHA, 16th July 2017: “We’ll try to be the perfect 12th man from the stands”, (QIA) Qatar Indian Association For Football have already blocked the dates as the Indian U-23 Team reached Doha to play their trade in the forthcoming AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers. The passionate group of Indian Football fans arranged a warm welcome for the Stephen Constantine-coached team, […]

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India go down 1-0 to Singapore as U-23 friendly series end 1-1

  NEW DELHI: The two-match International Friendly series between India U-23 and Singapore U-23 ended 1-1 when India U-23 boys went down narrowly to Singapore U-23 by a solitary goal in the second International Friendly played at the Choa Chu Kan Stadium in Singapore on Wednesday (July 12, 2017). India had beaten Singapore 1-0 in the […]

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There is no room for complacency: Constantine

NEW DELHI: A day before India U-23 gear up to face Singapore U-23 in the second International Friendly between the two Teams in a span of three days, National Coach Stephen Constantine, presently in charge of India’s U-23 campaign, feels there is “no room for complacency.” “We will not be complacent,” he said over the phone. […]

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