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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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
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

Couldn’t sleep for two-three days after Asian Cup exit, reveals Pronay Halder

India and ATK’s defensive midfielder Pronay Halder has revealed that he couldn’t sleep for a few days after his mistake cost India a place in the knockout phase of AFC Asian Cup. His coach Steve Coppell has described the play as a stoic and performed professionally after the disappointment.
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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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featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – Kerala Blasters

Another season gone by and it ends on a similar note for Kerala Blasters as the side succumbed to nine draws and seven defeats under two managers to finish at a meekly ninth position. With Nelo Vingada already revamping the side, he would first need to recognize and cut away the dead weight.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

No plan to appoint new head coach before April-May, reveals AIFF secretary Kushal Das

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das has revealed that there are no plans to appoint a new head coach for the Indian team before April or May and they are yet to seek applications for the same. Stephen Constantine stepped down as coach after India fell to a last-gasp loss to Bahrain in the Asian Cup.
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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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