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newsfootball6 hours ago

Giving opportunities to young players is the only way to speed up in Asia, claims Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac is very pleased with the AIFF's decision to reduce the number of foreigners in the ISL and the I-League and feels giving youngsters more playing time is the only way of attaining an equal footing with other successful Asian football teams. Till now, five foreigners were allowed per team.
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newsfootball6 hours ago

ISL is a baby league and needs time to establish, asserts Iain Hume

Iain Hume feels that the Indian Super League is a baby compared to other leagues compared to others in the world and needs time to establish itself. The Canadian was awarded the Hero of the league in the first edition of the ISL, back in 2014, and was part of ATK's league winning side in 2016.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Position swap during India U-19 days helped me improve as footballer, admits Pritam Kotal

Indian footballer Pritam Kotal has revealed that him changing from a central midfielder into a more defensive role during his early days has actually helped him improve as a footballer. The right-back guided ATK to their third Indian Super League triumph last season and his second title overall.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in front of empty stands is disadvantageous, admits Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac believes that hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers without fans would be a great disadvantage for the Indian football team. India is set to play the remaining matches of the qualifiers in October-November, later this year as per the revised dates.
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newsfootball3 days ago

People have started taking active interest in football due to ISL, claims Sandesh Jhingan

Sandesh Jhinghan not only feels that the ISL has revolutionized Indian football, but people have also started taking an active interest in the sport after its inception, in 2014. The league has been credited for the constant supply of players to the national side in the past few years.
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newsfootball4 days ago

Players in the ISL are secure, they do not have to worry about their contracts, admits Gouramangi Singh

Former Indian footballer Gourmangi Singh has stated that the players in the Indian Super League should feel secure as they do not have to worry about their contracts. The Manipuri was a regular in the national football side during his prime, having made 71 appearances donning the blue jerseys.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Was not getting enough playing time in Europe, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu revealed that he wasn’t getting much playing time during his stay at Norwegian club Stabaek FC, which prompted him to head back towards India once again. The custodian now plays for ISL outfits Bengaluru FC and is a regular starter in the Indian national football side.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Level of ISL not par with other leagues, but has potential to grow, believes Ferran Corominhas

FC Goa star Ferran Corominhas feels that the Indian Super League can reach great heights, even though it is not one of the best leagues in Asia at the moment. The former La Liga star has extended his stay at FC Goa, with him set to play his fourth season in India's top-flight league.
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newsfootball7 days ago

West Bengal government backs East Bengal to play in ISL

East Bengal’s aspirations of playing in the Indian Super League got a new lifeline with the West Bengal government intervening in the matter and are in talks with an investor for the same. Mamata Banerjee, the Cheif Minister of the state, is in advanced talks with AIFF regarding the matter.
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newsfootball9 days ago

Being part of FC Goa is one of the best moments of my life, admits Redeem Tlang

Redeem Tlang recently stated that it was one of the best moments of life to get an opportunity to play for FC Goa and he is thrilled to get a shot at the Indian Super League title. The midfielder was roped in by the ‘Gaurs’ from Northeast United FC earlier this month ahead of the 2020-21 season.
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