featurefootball6 days ago

Football is unique and of different style under Sergio Lobera, says Princeton Rebello

FC Goa’s emerging sensation Princeton Rebello has stated that Sergio Lobera is different from any other coaches he has played under, not only for his ideology but also his unique style of football. The 20-year-old also expressed his desire to play in the deep midfield, where he could create more.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 days ago

India at King’s Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent - Curacao

Incoming coach Igor Stimac would have a tricky task when they face Curacao in the King’s Cup next month. With the nation starting to play football only recently and fans oblivious of what to expect from them, we try to look at what are their strengths and weakness and how can India exploit them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball13 days ago

India’s next manager | Under the Scanner – Igor Stimac

AIFF is on a race against time to select their national team coach as the Blue Tigers gear up to play in the King's Cup after 38 long years. With the shortlist narrowing down and Croatia’s Igor Stimac being amongst the frontrunners now, we look at the pros and cons of getting him in the position.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball15 days ago

Antonio Lopez Habas brings more dynamism to ATK camp than experience

The re-appointment of Spain’s Antonio Lopez Habas by ATK has led many to believe that the two-time champions are falling back on a successful formula for immediate success. However, Habas’ brief stint in ISL indicates that his tactical know-how and cavalier management makes his hiring a smart move.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball21 days ago

Why would Technical Director Doru Isac’s role be bigger than the national coach

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally filled the vacant Technical Director’s position after almost two years as Romania’s Doru Isac took the job. And after Scott O'Donnell left the job abruptly after just one year, we try to debunk the importance of the designation in Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball24 days ago

India’s next manager | Under the Scanner – Sam Allardyce

With AIFF racing against time at the moment to get the right man for the job of the national men’s team coach, who would work in tandem with the recently appointed technical director Doru Isac, we look at the pros and cons of yet another potential candidate in the form of England’s Sam Allardyce.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

India’s next manager | Under the scanner – Albert Roca

With the AIFF technical committee finally closing in on the much-awaited technical director this week, the national coach is definitely up on the cards next. With numerous candidates applying for the post as well, we would be discussing the pros and cons of appointing fan-favourite Albert Roca.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

India’s Next Gaffer | Under the scanner – Sven-Goran Eriksson

With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on the hunt to replace Stephen Constantine for the position of the coach for the national football team, we look at how the few shortlisted candidates could fare at the job with their preferred tactics and past history starting with Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

I-League staring at eternal damnation as AIFF looks to “progress” Indian football

While no concrete decisions, concerning the future of the I-League next year, have been taken by AIFF yet, things have escalated enormously over the last one month. What started as the AIFF’s denial to broadcast half of the league matches has turned into I-League clubs fighting their very existence.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

AIFF Super Cup | FC Goa a different beast altogether for Chennai City FC to cope

Chennai City arrive at the semi-final of the Super Cup as the second favourites and it is not be so much for the names on paper that FC Goa possess but the style of play they would come up with. However, it wouldn't be surprising for the giant slayers to pull off another upset given the incentives.
Subhayan Dutta