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Indian football retains Constantine as coach ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019 - The News Minute

... who has been in charge of the national team since 2015, helped India achieve their best-ever FIFA ranking since February 1996 when they ranked 96 in July 2017. "The AIFF Technical Committee chaired by Shyam Thapa held here, unanimously agreed to ...

India football team coach Stephen Constantine handed contract extension - India TV

India football team head coach Stephen Constantine was handed a contract extension on Wednesday by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), which rewarded the Englishman for the 2019 Asian Cup qualification. The 55-year-old, who has been in charge of ...

Constantine offered contract extension till 2019 Asian Cup - Business Standard

Under the Englishman, the Indian team also achieved its best FIFA ranking since February 1996 as it was placed at No.96 in the rankings released last July. Given the team's dream run of wins, the AIFF's top brass was naturally not keen of parting ways ...

TODAY IN FOOTBALL HISTORY... Saudi Arabia won their record-setting third AFC Asian Cup - Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

On 21 December 1996, Saudi Arabia won their record-setting third AFC Asian Cup, beating the UAE on penalties. It was the first final for the UAE, but the fourth for the Saudis, who won the tournament in 1984 and 1988, then finished as runners-up in ...

Flashback: Widodo Putro's Screamer Announces Indonesia's AFC Asian Cup Arrival -

Bali: As the cross floated in from the right, Widodo Putro adjusted his body and, eyes firmly fixed on the ball, perfectly executed the most acrobatic of overhead kicks to give Indonesia the lead against Kuwait in their maiden AFC Asian Cup match on ...

The secrets of Van Marwijk's Saudi success -

Saudi Arabia made footballing history between 1994 and 2006 in qualifying for four successive editions of FIFA World Cup™. Over that period, the Green Falcons were one of Asia's top sides, representing the continent with distinction on the global ...

500 days to go until the Asian Cup UAE - EsquireMe

There is nothing quite like that big tournament buzz that generates around a country as it hosts a major championship. In recent years, in the GCC we've become far too used to watching the world's biggest football competitions on our televisions. Well ...

500 days until UAE hosts Asian Cup -

Dubai: The 500-day countdown to the UAE's hosting of the 2019 Asian Cup began on Wednesday. The event returns to the UAE for only the second time since 1996 and will be the biggest ever with 24 teams — eight more than 2015. A total of 51 matches will ...

Introducing, Omar Abdulrahman – The Fresh Prince of Asian Football - Football Paradise

January 2015, it's the AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals and Japan are playing the United Arab Emirates. The match was poised at one goal apiece, and penalties were set to be the decider. For the UAE, this was already their best performance in the ...

My Life Totally Changed after Transfer to Germany: Ali Daei - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

“That match (6-2 win over South Korea in 1996 AFC Asian Cup) changed my sporting life because after that, I was transferred to Germany and my life totally changed,” Daei, who finished the tournament as top scorer with eight goals, told ...

Proud Moment For India: Indian National Football Team Reaches Its Highest FIFA Ranking - All India Roundup

The Indian National Football Team have now reached their highest Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) ranking under Stephen Constantine. They achieved its best-ever FIFA ranking since February 1996. According to the latest FIFA ...

Fifa ranking: India climb 77 spots in 2 years to 96th, the best since 1996 - Business Standard (press release) (blog)

... achieved their best FIFA ranking since February 1996 after being placed 96th in the July rankings, released on Thursday. India's best ranking till date is 94 which was attained in February 1996 while 99 was India's second-best which was achieved in ...

India now at 96th spot in Fifa rankings— the best in two decades - Livemint

Qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 stays our top priority.” Confederations Cup champions and reigning world champions Germany have overtaken Brazil to be the top team in the world and are followed by Argentina at third spot, Portugal and Switzerland ...

Five of the biggest Asian transfers: Ali Daei - Iran Sports Press

( With another off-season in Europe likely to see more movers and shakers – and several Asians set to head west – looks back at five of the biggest signings involving Asian players. Ali Daei (Arminia Bielefeld to ...

India retain 100th spot in FIFA rankings - Odisha Television Ltd.

Mumbai: Ahead of India's football friendly against Nepal on June 6 here, Stephen Constantine's men retained their 100th spot in the June FIFA rankings. India take on Kyrgyzstan after the Nepal tie in a a crucial 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Besides ...

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Stephen Constantine wants to guide India to best-ever FIFA rank of 93 - Firstpost

But it's more important to qualify for the Asian Cup,” Constantine told reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of a preparatory camp in Mumbai for national team probables. With the Indian football team slated to play Kyrgyz Republic on 13 June in the ...

Eduardo Vingada named head coach of Malaysia -

Kuala Lumpur: Eduardo 'Nelo' Vingada has been named as the new head coach of Malaysia. The announcement came on Monday, with the experienced Portuguese tactician now officially set to start work later this month ahead of Malaysia's AFC Asian Cup 2019 ...

India set to break into FIFA top-100 for the first time since 1996 - The Indian Express

Indian football team have been experiencing an upturn in their fortunes in recent years. According winger CK Vineeth, the team's mentality towards approaching matches has undergone a sea change during their rise in the FIFA rankings. Since India are ...

Indian football gets best ranking since 1996 - Daily News & Analysis

This is the team's best ranking since May 1996, when it was ranked 101 as well. The last couple of years have been fruitful for Indian football, with the team winning 11 of their 13 matches including an unofficial game against Bhutan. India also posted ...

India rises to 101 in FIFA rankings - Mid-Day

From 132, Stephen Constantine's boys rode their narrow 1-0 win against Myanmar in their third round opener of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers to record their sixth consecutive victory. India's highest FIFA ranking so far has been 94, which was ...

The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.

1996 AFC Asian Cup
Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996
كأس آسيا 1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup logo.svg
Logo of the 1996 Asian Cup
Tournament details
Host country  UAE
Dates 4 – 21 December
Teams 12
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (3rd title)
Runners-up  United Arab Emirates
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 80 (3.08 per match)
Attendance 448,000 (17,231 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iran Ali Daei (8 goals)
Best player Iran Khodadad Azizi
Best goalkeeper Saudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
Fair play award  Iran

The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between 4 and 21 December. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi As the Runners-up, U.A.E. represented the AFC in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup because Saudi Arabia qualified automatically as host.