Only the teams featuring in Asia's top eight were cleared to go for the Asian Games, and India, ranked 14th, didn't meet the IOA's requirement.
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India may have clinched the Intercontinental Cup thanks to their captain Sunil Chhetri, but there is more work to be done before the AFC Asian Cup.
In terms of instant impact, Sunil Chhetri's video has done the job of drawing crowds for a tournament otherwise lacking in star power.
Sunil Chhetri is one of only eight footballers to have scored a goal in his 100th international game.
Sunil Chhetri played his 100th international for India on Monday. Here are some of the notable numbers from those 100 games.
On the occasion of his 100th international game, India captain Sunil Chhetri looks back at his most memorable moments in the blue shirt.
Captain Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a hat-trick as hosts India flexed their muscles and outplayed Chinese Taipei 5-0.
Stephen Constantine will look to test a new-look midfield as India's preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup begins with the Intercontinental Cup.
Consultants appointed by the Asian body have recommended major structural changes to India's domestic game over the next five years.
India's Under-16 team recently won the Four-Nation Invitational Tournament in Serbia, their latest scalp in an already impressive resume.
Picked to officiate as an assistant referee in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the 37-year-old says female referees have greater mental strength.
Stephen Constantine has called up a few surprising names -- including two near-rookies and a GK with just 172 minutes of competitive football.
India may have drawn a favourable group in the AFC Asian Cup and be one of the form teams, but the captain Sunil Chhetri is hearing none of it.
Former player Renedy Singh feels India -- drawn alongside Thailand, Bahrain and UAE -- could spring a surprise at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
As one of the higher-ranked finishers in the Asian Cup qualifiers, you would expect 97th-ranked India to have a good draw in their favour.
Over 30 per cent of Indians in ISL & I-League are from the North-East, yet the region's biggest state is falling behind. Sharda Ugra explores why.
In Chhetri's absence, the onus will be on Jeje to provide leadership and quality on the pitch in India's final Asian Cup qualifier vs Kyrgyzstan.
A series of conversations with referees around India became a walk into a world of astonishing abundance - of love for football - and painful scarcity
One of India's finest defenders, Sathyan lived and breathed football his entire life, despite never getting the due recognition.
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is still 11 months away, but India's captain Sunil Chhetri already has a message for his players: keep training hard.
Bengaluru FC (BFC) have decided to go ahead with their trip to Maldives for their AFC Cup playoff first leg match vs. TC Sports Club on February 13.
Stephen Constantine is set to be offered a contract extension up to February 1, 2019, but it is unclear whether he wants to continue as India coach.
Ranjit Bajaj, owner of I-League team Minerva Punjab, has reported approaches made to two of his players, to fix matches for INR 30 lakh.
India need to play more matches against tougher opponents in 2018 to better prepare for the AFC Asian Cup next year, writes Debayan Sen.
As Mohun Bagan becomes only the third team to score 600 goals in NFL/I-League history, ESPN looks at a few interesting numbers behind the feat.