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Westwood? Roca? Moyes? Five managers who could replace Stephen Constantine as India coach

If you had a magic lamp, and you could pick any coach in the world to be India's next, who would it be and why? Here are five potential candidates who could replace Stephen Constantine, with the possible pros and cons.

Ashley Westwood

Positives: With an I-League title, a runner-up finish and a Federation Cup in two years at Bengaluru FC - his debut season in India -- Westwood is a winner, understands the complexities of Indian football, brings knowledge from faraway lands, and can get the...

India player ratings - Jhingan 8/10, Halder 5/10 in loss to Bahrain

India fell into the trap of playing for the draw that would have taken them through to the knockout stages, and in the end it cost them as captain on the night Pronay Halder gave away a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. Jamal Rashed hammered it home to take Bahrain through.


The problem with playing for a draw, employing a low-block for ninety minutes, is that if the result doesn't go your way it's going to be hard to find any positives. India's defending, though, was top-notch...

Versatile Balwant Singh makes strong case for national recall

Balwant Singh's work rate sets him apart.

When Balwant Singh picked up a diagonal pass from Manuel Lanzarote, turned his marker and curled the ball in to score ATK's first goal of the season, his first professional coach Sukhwinder Singh was watching on television, admiring the strides made by his ward since his first season with JCT over a decade ago.

"Dekho kitna accha goal kiya abhi (look how well he scored that goal)," says Sukhwinder of Balwant, adjudged player of the match in ATK's 2-1 win against Delhi Dynamos that got them off the...

Clinical Coro, solid Subrata among ISL's best performers

With the next ISL game only on December 28, ESPN takes stock and names the five most impactful players of the season so far. 

Raphael Augusto, right, was instrumental in Chennaiyin's run to the title in 2015.
Raphael Augusto has been a key component of Chennaiyin's midfield

Raphael Augusto [Midfielder, Chennaiyin FC]

Brazilian Raphael Augusto has been an integral part of Chennaiyin since coach Marco Materazzi's days, and under John Gregory, his role has just become even more vital with ISL allowing one foreign player less per team to start. Augusto plays a central midfielder's role to perfection -- breaking up play, marking key opposition...

Balwant's brace takes India closer to AFC qualification

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Balwant Singh has now scored three goals in three matches for India.

Substitute Balwant Singh scored twice in the second half to help India beat Macau 2-0 in their third match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers at the Estádio Campo Desportivo in Macau on Tuesday.

Balwant, who replaced Eugeneson Lyngdoh at the start of the second half, provided a direct approach which India lacked in the first half despite dominating possession. Balwant's first goal came in the 57th minute, when he headed in Narayan Das' cross from the left. He came close in the 61st, but his header...