India National Football Team History


The India national football group speaks to India in worldwide football and is controlled by the All India Football Federation. Under the worldwide ward of FIFA and administered in Asia by the AFC, the group is likewise part of the South Asian Football Federation. The group, which was once viewed as one of the best groups in Asia, had its brilliant time amid the 1950s and mid 1960s. Amid this period, under the training of Syed Abdul Rahim, India won gold amid the 1951 and 1962 Asian Games, while completing fourth amid the 1956 Summer Olympics.

India have never taken part in the FIFA World Cup, however the group qualified for the World Cup in 1950 after the various countries in their capability aggregate pulled back. Be that as it may, India themselves pulled back preceding the competition starting. The group has additionally seemed three times in the Asia's top football rivalry, the AFC Asian Cup. Their best outcome in the mainland competition happened in 1964 when the group completed as runners-up. India likewise take part in the SAFF Championship, the top local football rivalry in South Asia. They have won the competition six times since the competition started in 1993.

Notwithstanding India not achieving similar statures since their brilliant time, the group has seen an unfaltering resurgence since the start of the twenty-first century. Other than the SAFF Championship triumphs, under the direction of Bob Houghton, India won the restarted Nehru Cup in 2007 and 2009 while likewise figuring out how to develop successful amid the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup triumph enabled India to at the end of the day meet all requirements for the Asian Cup without precedent for a long time.