newsfootball7 days ago

King's Cup 2019 | Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary miss out as AIFF announces 37-man squad

AIFF has announced a 37-man probable squad for the preparatory camp ahead of the King’s Cup and some of the big names missing through injuries are Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan and more. The likes of Jobby Justin, Michael Soosairaj, Komal Thatal are all included though.
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newsfootball7 days ago

First tournament will be a little difficult for Igor Stimac, believes Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is of the opinion that the first tournament would be difficult for the newly-appointed Indian team coach Igor Stimac. The Indian men’s team will travel to Thailand for the four-nation tournament King’s Cup in the first week of June and that will be the first assignment for the Stimac.
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newsfootball13 days ago

Igor Stimac to be appointed as head coach of the Indian football team

Former Croatian World Cup player Igor Stimac has reportedly been given the go-ahead by the AIFF technical team to be appointed as the next head coach of the Indian football team. Stimac has played for Derby County and West Ham United in England and also coached the Croatian football team.
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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
newsfootball2 months ago

AIFF Super Cup | Chennai City knocks Bengaluru FC out of tournament

Defending champions Bengaluru FC have been knocked out of the ongoing Super Cup football tournament at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar as they were defeated by Chennai City FC by 2-1 goals. Nestor Gordillo (15’) and Pedro Manzi (54’) scored for the I-League champions to take them to the semi-finals.
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newsfootball2 months ago

India jumps two spots to be ranked 101 in FIFA world rankings

The Indian football team has climbed two slots from 103 to be ranked 101 in the recent update of the FIFA rankings for the national teams. The Blue Tigers, who are still waiting for a new coach, have a total tally of 1219 points and are 18th among all Asian countries on the list.
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newsfootball2 months ago

AFC Asia Cup was incredible experience, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu reckons that the recent outing at the AFC Asian Cup, which was held in the UAE, will serve as an invaluable experience to the Indian team despite the disappointing end. India were knocked out in the group stages after falling to a last-gasp defeat in the match against Bahrain.
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newsfootball4 months ago

FIFA rankings | India exit top 100 after Asian Cup disappointment

For the first time since February 2018, India slipped outside of the top-100 in the latest FIFA Rankings update which was released on Thursday. The Blue Tigers dropped from 1240 points to 1219 which saw Sunil Chhetri & Co. drop to 103rd in the rankings after the departure of Stephen Constantine.
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newsfootball4 months ago

ISL 2019 | Happy to get four points out of six against NorthEast United FC, says Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat has stated that NorthEast played very well and he was very happy to get four points out of the six possible in the two matches against the NorthEast United. Bengaluru managed to defeat the NorthEast United 2-1 in a tough encounter yesterday.
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newsfootball4 months ago

We should have reached the next round in the Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has claimed that the Blue Tigers should have definitely made it to the knockout stage of the ongoing 2019 AFC Asian Cup. India suffered a heartbreaking loss in the final stages of their last Group A encounter against Bahrain which knocked them out of the competition.
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