newsfootball11 days ago

Extremely proud of the team for our performance against Qatar, says Gurpreet Sandhu

India's goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu, who came up with a heroic performance on Tuesday to help India to a goalless draw against Qatar, said that he was extremely proud of the team's performance. With the draw, India became the first Asian side in 2019 to avoid defeat against Asian champions Qatar.
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newsfootball18 days ago

We play to win, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in lead up to World Cup qualifiers

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has expressed immense confidence ahead of the qualifier against Oman stating that India can pull off an upset if they play aggressive football and believe in their strengths. He further said that the changes in the squad and a new coach can be the difference this time around.
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newsfootball25 days ago

Stakeholders should set aside agenda and think about players’ future, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has revealed that the doubts surrounding India’s premier league and the shutting down of clubs around the country has made players worry about their future and not perform at their best. He further appealed for a longer regular season in order to help maintain fitness levels.
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newsfootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | Igor Stimac releases six players from national camp

Igor Stimac continued his typical selection process where he decided to trim players after calling them in bulk, with as many as six players getting the cut at the first go this time. The Indian team is preparing for their WC qualifiers opener against Oman, scheduled to take place next month.
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newsfootballa month ago

I'm not just a goalkeeper but an extra player on pitch, asserts Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has revealed that new coach Igor Stimac's style of play has him functioning more as an extra outfield player on the pitch rather than a generic goalkeeper like before. The Indian custodian added that he feels honoured to have been bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna award.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Michael Soosairaj left out as Igor Stimac announces 25-man preliminary Indian squad

Igor Stimac has decided to leave Michael Soosairaj out of the 25-man preliminary Indian squad ahead of the Intercontinental Cup, which will begin on Sunday in Ahmedabad. Jobby Justin, Narender Gehlot, and Mandar Rao Desai have found a place in the squad which will be again cut down to 23.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | My next job is to seal place in 23 man squad, says Kamaljit Singh

Kamaljit Singh has stated that his next job is to make it to the final list of the 23 players ahead of the Intercontinental Cup which will be held in Ahmedabad from July 7. Kamaljit also said that if the team performs well then they will also see more spectators coming to cheer them in the stadium.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Igor Stimac and his support staff had drawn up a schedule for every individual player, says Pritam Kotal

Pritam Kotal has said that India’s football coach Igor Stimac and the support staff have prepared a proper fitness schedule for every player ahead of the Intercontinental Cup. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned the players will come fit from here and then focus will be on the technical aspects.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | Anas Edathodika named on Igor Stimac’s list for preparatory camp

Anas Edathodika has been called back into the Indian national camp by coach Igor Stimac for the preparations ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup in July. The 35 probable Indian footballers will attend the camp at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 25 under the guidance of Stimac.
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featurefootball3 months ago

King’s Cup | Predicted XI for India’s third place match against Thailand

With Igor Stimac already assuring that he would want to experiment the remaining players during India’s third-placed game against Thailand, India’s starting line-up would be the most interesting thing of the match on Saturday. Here’s what we think could be India’s field starting lineup.
Subhayan Dutta