Nickname(s) The Blue Tigers
Association All India Football Federation (AIFF)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Croatia Igor Štimac
Asst coach Lee Johnson
Captain Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Most caps Sunil Chhetri (91)
Top scorer Sunil Chhetri (51)
Ground Various
FIFA ranking 148 Increase 4 (15 September 2016)
Highest FIFA ranking 94 (February 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 173 (March 2015)
Elo ranking 177 Increase 1 (14 September 2016)
Highest Elo ranking 48 (1964)
Lowest Elo ranking 186 (2015)
First international Pre-independence:
Flag of Australia.png Australia 5–3 India Flag of India.svg
(Sydney, Australia; 3 September 1938)
Flag of India.svg India
Biggest win Flag of Australia.png Australia 1–7 India Flag of India.svg
(Sydney, Australia; 12 December 1956)

Flag of India.svg India 6–0 Cambodia Flag of Cambodia.png
(New Delhi, India; 17 August 2007)

Biggest defeat Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia 10–1 India Flag of India.svg
(Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952)
Asian Cup appearances 3 (First in 1964)
Best result 1964

The India national football team is governed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Since 1948, the AIFF has been affiliated to FIFA, the international governing body for football. In 1954, the AIFF became one of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The team was automatically invited by FIFA to play in the 1950 FIFA World Cup (all the other Asian teams withdrew), but they could not go to the tournament in Brazil due to financial constraints. They won two gold medals at the Asian Games and one silver at the Asian Cup.

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† Associate member - Not a member of FIFA

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