Vijender Singh will have to change technique, build endurance to adapt to pro ranks.
Under the new rules, the points earned in the ranking round will have no bearing on the ultimate outcome of the trials.
After India’s loss to tiny Guam in WC qualifiers, coach Constantine believes poaching Indian players living abroad is the way forward.
At 6.30 am, they will enter the boxing hall of the National Institute of Sports in Patiala but they won’t be in their boxing gear. Instead, they will walk in with their yoga mats and join in the International Yoga Day celebrations.
India to try out ‘total hockey’ as Dutch coach looks to strengthen defence in World League Semifinals.
It is learnt that national coach Constantine had already raised the issue with the federation before the Guam match.
Ranked 33 places above the Pacific island nation, India are favourites in World Cup/Asian Cup qualifier.
Mary Kom is in Bangalore, training for next year’s world championships which will also serve as Rio qualifiers.
Controversial off-side decision after Chhetri's wonder strike denies India an equalisier against Oman.
Under Stephen Constantine, India face stiff challenge against Oman in a World Cup/Asian Cup qualifier.
Ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, Mihir Vasavda peeks into what it means to be small in the giant world of football.
Four years ago, he sold a couple of rooms that belonged to the family to continue his travels. Meet Bagan's die-hard fan.
During a 13-year barren run, the green and maroon brigade spent Rs 150 crore on players and have changed 14 coaches since 2007.
Country’s oldest club rally to draw 1-1 with Bengaluru FC and bring back the national trophy to Kolkata.
He is the second Indian to have secured a Rio berth at the ongoing World Cup after Abhinav Bindra.
Five-time champions are relegated from India's premier club football tournament after their 2-0 loss to Salgaocar.
Ranti Martins from Agege, a suburb of Lagos, completes a successful decade in Indian football.
Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela are the other Indians to have secured an Olympic quota earlier.
Abhinav Bindra has had a slow start to the season, recording below-par finishes in the first two World Cups.
But as it turned out, the 22-year-old’s Brazilian sojourn hasn’t impressed chief coach Constantine much.
With coach's focus on tightening India defence before World League semis, drag-flicker Rupinder dropped.
The ISL franchises are likely to bear the fallout of the rescheduling, which will result in the tournament spilling into January.
Back-log in hearing cases, anti-doping panels in limbo and delay in declaring results by laboratory hurting drive against menace.
Narang is third Indian shooter to make the Rio cut after Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.
Rinki, a striker of Hockey Gangpur, was adjudged best player in the junior women’s national championships.
Days after the collective suicide attempt at SAI's water-sports centre in Kerala, we try to understand the lives of young athletes.
Jackichand Singh, who made debut against Nepal last month, started his journey with a borrowed football and Rs 100 shoes.
Says no agreement to let Pakistan players in ISL as claimed by top PFF official.
It is learnt that the IOA missed the September 2014 deadline to sign the Ticket Sales Agreement with the IOC.
IOC president Bach to meet PM and IOA officials but India no where in the race to host 2024 Olympics.
AIFF officials could not speak to the players, and had to rely on WhatsApp for communication.
Royal Wahingdoh were the third side from Shillong to qualify in the I-League.
Last week, Chandela earned a a place for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She was only the 2nd Indian shooter do so.
Pereira has been given a week’s time by the AIFF to come up with his defence and Mumbai FC too has launched an internal inquiry.
Coach Paul van Ass keen to address defensive frailties and improve India's off-the-ball game.
Gurpreet's reach is impressive because of his height but it takes time getting used to playing in freezing conditions.
With the end of the Mughal Empire and the rise of British power, the 19th century Muslim intellectual had to reimagine his politics.