• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

FOOTBALL

Asian Cup berth in 2019 essential for India, says India football coach

Stephen Constantine is working hard on the development of football in India.

By: Sarwar Alam

Qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup finals is essential for India if football in the country is to continue to develop in the wake of the success of the Indian Super League, according to coach Stephen Constantine. India, currently ranked 132nd in the FIFA world rankings, have never played in the World Cup finals and kick off the latest phase of their attempt to qualify for the Asian Cup on Tuesday (28) when they take on Myanmar in Yangon. They last qualified for the Asian Cup in 2011 but, with the country due to host the under-17 World Cup later…

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