Former players feel hosting the 2027 edition could help India find more heroes like Chhetri.
India is one of five nations to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.
James Younghusband's success for the Azkals helped spark an entire country's interest in the sport.
If India wins the bid, it will be the first time the country will host the continental event
Mark Viduka has broken a 13-year silence on Australia's poor showing at the 2007 Asian Cup, blaming Lucas Neill for the Socceroos' early exit.
Nations considering bids to host the 2027 Asian Cup have been given extra time to lodge expressions of interest due to the coronavirus pandemic.
India will get an additional AFC slot in 2021, including a possible direct entry into the AFC Champions League group stage.
Dismissing claims of a dip in Chhetri's sharpness, Stimac blamed injuries to key players for India's recent struggles.
Our correspondent travels back and forward in time, struggling to make sense of the chaotic 2019 that was the Indian national football team's year.
With World Cup qualification now out of the question, India will be hoping to secure third place in Group E.
Ashique Kuruniyan's willingness to run at opposition defenders has made him an invaluable asset in the Indian team.
India have been drawn alongside Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E of the AFC's World Cup 2022 qualification.
Sunil Chhetri has promised that the Indian players will be patient and fully back new coach Igor Stimac to implement his philosophy on the team.
Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and Korea boss calling time on a 40-year managerial career.
Asian Cup winners Qatar dominate ESPN's Team of the Tournament, but there's also room for the man with the worst (best?) hair and an MLS-bound star.
Qatar has joined a growing list of recent tournament winners - like Chile, Portugal and France - that functioned almost solely as the reactive team.
Nobody expected Qatar to make too many waves in the AFC Asian Cup, but with 19 goals scored and one conceded, they are undoubtedly worthy champions.
Qatar claimed their first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday.
Hosts UAE, who lost 4-0 to Qatar in the Asian Cup semifinals, claim that Almoez Ali and Bassam Al-Rawi do not meet FIFA nationality requirements.
The last time Japan became AFC champions, Shinji Kagawa was the toast of Asia. Now, the 29-year-old will be watching the Asian Cup final from home.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has belatedly knocked back speculation suggesting he was interested in leaving the national team to coach in Scotland.
The Asian Football Confederation has launched an investigation into the throwing of shoes at Qatar players in the Asian Cup semifinal against UAE.
Qatar defied sandal-throwing local fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates.
Carlos Queiroz stood down after nearly eight years as Iran coach following his team's 3-0 loss to Japan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup.
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