newsfootball8 hours ago

Want to enjoy without being affected by pressure, says Sahal Abdul Samad

Sahal Abdul Samad has emerged as a mainstay in the Indian team in a short span of time but the 22-year-old has said that he always tries to make sure that pressure of expectation does not affect his game. He credits his club for his rise to the national team for the development he received there.
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newsfootball9 hours ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | India under pressure at home, believes Bobby Mimms

Bangladesh goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms is of the belief that India will be under pressure of losing in front of their home crowd in their World Cup qualifier game against Bangladesh at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. India will be missing the services of defender Sandesh Jhingan due to an injury.
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newsfootball9 hours ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Prepared to face Bangladesh, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Anirudh Thapa has said that the Indian football team is now "mentally, physically and strategically" prepared for the Bangladesh challenge and feels a full house crowd will work in the home team’s favour. Thapa made his senior debut for India last year in a resounding 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
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newsfootball15 hours ago

ISL 2019-20 | Martin Bain appointed as FSDL CEO

Martin Bain, the former CEO of Sunderland FC has been appointed as the head of Indian Super League organizers Football Sports Development Limited. The 51-year old Scottish has also acted as the CEO of Rangers FC and served a 3-year term as the Director of the Scottish Premier League.
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newsfootballa day ago

ISL 2019-20 | Most important target is to be in top-four, says Paulo Machado

With the ISL title eluding Mumbai City FC for the last five seasons, skipper Paulo Machado has said that they are hoping to make it to the top four first and then anything is possible. Last season, Mumbai’s blistering campaign ended in the semi-finals after a heartbreaking loss against FC Goa.
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newsfootballa day ago

Want to challenge for title in every competition we are part of, states Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has asserted that Bengaluru FC will challenge for the title in every competition they are a part of this year. No team has successfully defended the ISL title with ATK and Chennaiyin FC failing to repeat the feat twice and Chhetri has said that it is only going to be tougher this time.
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newsfootballa day ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India still overwhelming favorites despite Sandesh Jhingan's absence, opines Jamie Day

Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day has said the Indian team will start as overwhelming favourites in the upcoming World Cup qualifier in Kolkata despite Sandesh Jhingan's absence. The Bangladesh coach also added that he has seen the way the Indian football team has progressed in recent times.
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newsfootball2 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 23-member Indian squad for Bangladesh tie

Head coach Igor Stimac has named 23 players for the Indian team that will take on Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier game to be played on 15 October at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Sandesh Jhingan and Pronay Halder are not a part of the side because of injury and fitness issues.
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newsfootball2 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | It’s a big regret that I could not make the squad, says Pronay Halder

After being ruled out of India’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers game against Bangladesh due to an injury, defensive midfielder Pronay Halder has expressed that it is a big regret to miss out on the game on October 15. Halder also added that he will try to train hard and get back to full fitness soon.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Unai Emery needs to bring Mesut Ozil in from the cold, proclaims Paul Merson

Former Arsenal and Aston Villa star Paul Merson has begged Arsenal boss Unai Emery to play Mesut Ozil once again especially against the smaller sides. The German international has fallen out of favour at the Emirates with Emery opting to use either Dani Ceballos or youngster Joe Willock instead.
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