newsfootball25 days ago

King’s Cup | Nishu Kumar, Jobby Justin released from the camp as Igor Stimac selects 23-man Indian team

Nishu Kumar and Jobby Justin were the last two players who were released from the national camp on Saturday as the newly-appointed football coach Igor Stimac finalised the Indian team for the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. The Blue Tigers will take on Curacao in their opening encounter on June 5.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball25 days ago

Have to play better to fit Igor Stimac’s style and plans, says Seiminlen Doungel

Not getting picked in Igor Stimac’s rather large 37-man probables ahead of the King’s Cup, Seiminlen Doungel feels he would have to perform better to fit the Croatian’s style of play and future plans. He also revealed that he has watched FC Goa closely and would want to go prepared into pre-season.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa month ago

Won’t be bogged down if I don’t make final cut, says Micahel Soosairaj

India’s new footballing sensation Michael Soosairaj has stated that he has been working hard in the national camp but won’t be bogged down if he doesn’t make the final cut in the 23-man squad. The national coach has already cut as many as 13 players from the initial 37-man probable squad.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month 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
featurefootball2 months 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
featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru FC take on FC Goa in a game of subtle dualities

As far as hype for an ISL final goes for the neutral fans, Bengaluru FC taking on FC Goa is right there at the top for the sheer names on paper and kind of football both the sides prefer. And given the vengeance with which the two sides will take the field, this could easily be the best ISL final.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

ISL 2019 | Possession in midfield will be main battle in final, believes Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC manager Carles Cuadrat has stated that the side controlling the ball well in the midfield would have the edge in the final on Sunday. The Spaniard also went to claim that they are not the favourites to win in the final despite winning both the league fixtures against the Gaurs.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

ISL 2019 | Jorge Costa gives up final hopes after thrashing defeat against Goa

After losing the first leg of the semi-final against FC Goa by a margin of four goals, Mumbai coach Jorge Costa has stated that they don't have a chance to change the result in the away leg. On the other hand, Sergio Lobera has said that Goa has to approach the second leg with the same excitement.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

Defensive contributions repressed my attacking attributes in Kerala Blasters, reveals Jackichand Singh

As FC Goa look to finish in the top four for the second consecutive season, scoring goals galore yet again, one cannot overlook the lethality that new import Jackichand Singh has brought to the side. The former Kerala Blasters man revealed that the lack of extra defensive duties has done the trick.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball8 months ago

ISL 2018 | Best XI from Game Phase 2 so far

ISL has definitely had a major upgrade this season with the viewers seeing more teamwork and fluent passing play than ever. However, there are also players capable of influencing the game, and sometimes outcomes, singlehandedly and we bring the best eleven of that lot from game phase 2 so far.
Subhayan Dutta