newsfootball3 days ago

Got into football when my school team needed left-winger, reveals Ashique Kuruniyan

New Bengaluru FC signing Ashique Kuruniyan has revealed that he had started his career as a sprinter before his PE teacher asked him to play as a left winger in the school team. BFC skipper Sunil Chhetri was all praise for the youngster stating him as a pure talent who doesn’t understand pressure.
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newsfootball4 days ago

Love to dribble and sprint, Sahal Abdul Samad gets his inspiration from Lionel Messi

22-year-old Sahal Abdul Samad has said he loves to dribble and sprint wherever he plays and tries to watch and learn the Argentine maestro Lionel Messi. The youngster believes India can win the fixture against Oman in November and hope for a berth in the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.
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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
featurefootball16 days ago

India’s disheartening loss to Oman reeks of more erred tactics than individual errors

It was déjà vu all over again for the Indian football side on Thursday in Guwahati, where the Blue Tigers saw their tremendous hard work being undone by Oman’s late heroics to win their first FIFA WC qualifiers match. However, closer studies show, players could only be blamed so much for it.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball19 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know Your Opponent - Oman

India play a tricky opponent in Oman in their first World Cup Qualifier, which has been scheduled to be held on September 5, and could pretty much define India’s run in the crucial group stage. Regardless of being in an easier group, Oman could be the biggest disruptor of India’s World Cup dream.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball20 days ago

All the boys look fit and are raring to give their best, claims Udanta Singh

Udanta Singh has stated that the players in the Indian team are in good condition and eager to perform in the World Cup qualifiers, which will be quite a difficult challenge for them. He further talked about the new coach, recent tournaments, experience of playing in home grounds and his own form.
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newsfootballa month ago

We have been miserable away from home, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has stated that India would need to train together for long to overturn their miserable away record in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Indian skipper has also shed light on how Igor Stimac’s playing style hasn’t been very different from what the ISL players follow.
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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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featurefootball4 months ago

King’s Cup 2019 Preview | India vs Curacao

Igor Stimac is expecting a tough first assignment with the Indian national football team as he takes his freshly trimmed side against a better established side in Curacao in Thailand on Wednesday. India are playing the oldest tournament of Asia after a gap of 38 years with many desperate to impress.
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newsfootball4 months 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.
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