newsfootball11 days ago

FIFA 2022 WC Qualifier | Plan was to play without fear, says Sandesh Jhingan

India centre half Sandesh Jhingan has revealed that India had decided to play without fear above everything when they took on continental champions Qatar on Tuesday. The veteran also admitted that moving away from the long-ball approach has seen many positives for the team under Igor Stimac.
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newsfootball12 days ago

Twitter reacts as India become the only Asian side to not lose against Qatar in 2019

India held Asian champions Qatar to a 0-0 draw to produce one of the best results in the history of Indian football. With this, India became the only Asian side to not lose against Qatar in 2019. Football fans reacted on the same and showered praise on the Blue Tigers for the historic draw in Doha.
Soumil Khare
newsfootball19 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Not easy to implement possession-based football, says Sandesh Jhingan

Veteran Indian defender Sandesh Jhingan has been of the opinion that implementing the possession-based football hasn’t been an easy task but the players have enjoyed the new approach of the coach. The centre-half also revealed that the players were getting videos regularly to understand better.
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newsfootball19 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Nothing is more important than results, says Igor Stimac

India national football team coach Igor Stimac has admitted that nothing would be more important than the outcomes for the side in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers scheduled to begin on Thursday. India have been clubbed with Qatar, Afghanistan, Oman, and Bangladesh in Asia group of qualifiers.
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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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featurefootball2 months ago

AIFF’s relentless conundrum endangering national team's FIFA qualifiers

An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count, while a cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. But, a realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run pretty much determines the long run.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball2 months ago

Guwahati and Kolkata will play host to FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Bangladesh

As per recent reports, Guwahati and Kolkata are the two prime locations to host India’s World Cup qualifying matches against Oman and Bangladesh respectively. The Blue Tigers led by Sunil Chhetri have been placed in Group E along with Asian champions Qatar, Oman, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Might lose Sandesh Jhingan for 4-5 weeks, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has said that star defender Sandesh Jhingan would be out for four to five weeks after he suffered a seemingly hamstring injury in the first half of the match. He also said that now he is clear about who would be in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Indian football has grown a lot in last 5 years, implies Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is of the opinion that Indian football has developed a lot mostly in the last five years. The Indian goalkeeper has also stated that he can see an improvement in the mentality of the members of the senior national team now, and that the team is on the right track.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Main problem in Asian football is lack of concentration, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has stated that concentration lapses at the back has been a consistent element in Asian football after his side became a prime example of the same on Sunday. The coach also rued his team’s display after they were beaten essentially by an U-23 Tajikistan side.
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