newsfootball7 days ago

First tournament will be a little difficult for Igor Stimac, believes Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is of the opinion that the first tournament would be difficult for the newly-appointed Indian team coach Igor Stimac. The Indian men’s team will travel to Thailand for the four-nation tournament King’s Cup in the first week of June and that will be the first assignment for the Stimac.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball8 days ago

Win over Thailand in AFC Asian Cup was a statement of our abilities, says Udanta Singh

Udanta Singh has stated that India’s win against Thailand in the first match of the AFC Asian Cup in January this year was a statement of the team’s abilities as a young side. Udanta has also added that the Indian team can only go ahead from this stage and the King’s Cup is another good platform. 
SportsCafe Desk
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
featurefootballa month ago

India’s next manager | Under the scanner – Albert Roca

With the AIFF technical committee finally closing in on the much-awaited technical director this week, the national coach is definitely up on the cards next. With numerous candidates applying for the post as well, we would be discussing the pros and cons of appointing fan-favourite Albert Roca.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month 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
featurefootball2 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
newsfootball2 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

AFC Asian Cup | We could have scored two to three goals, laments Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri rues India’s poor finishing in their recent 2-0 loss to the United Arab Emirates in their second match of Group A in Abu Dhabi in the ongoing 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The Indian captain also added that they need to focus on recovering well in their next match against Bahrain.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball4 months ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Why India should go for kill against UAE

India’s 4-1 win over Thailand in the campaign opener was largely unforeseen owing to their terrible recent history in the tournament. However, while the win has given hope to the Blue Tigers, they are up against a UAE side that has all possible ingredients blended well to win the tournament.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball5 months ago

AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Indian players rated and slated from their dominating 4-1 win over Thailand

India started their AFC Asian Cup campaign in the best way possible as they thrashed Thailand 4-1 to keep themselves in a place where a draw could pretty much suffice their spot into the knockout stage. However, the better news for the fans was the confidence most players exuded on the pitch.
Subhayan Dutta