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featurefootballa month ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Afghanistan - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

The Indian football team registered their first win of the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers against Bangladesh in the previous game. However, they need at least a draw against Afghanistan to finish at the third position in Group E and further their case for qualification to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
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featurefootball2 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Bangladesh - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

India will aim for nothing less than a win when they take on arch-rivals Bangladesh in the ongoing 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, on Monday. The Blue Tigers are yet to register a single win in the ongoing World Cup qualifying campaign, having lost three and sharing points on as many occasions.
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featurefootball2 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Qatar - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

With qualification for the 2022 World Cup all but over, India will be aiming to be log as many points as possible in the remaining games to stay in the hunt for a spot in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The Blue Tigers are set to lock horns with Qatar, a team that is 47 places higher in the FIFA rankings.
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featurefootball2 months ago

Hyderabad FC's vision to push youngsters is an asset for Indian football, asserts Chinglensana Singh

Chinglensana Singh's long waiting hours at the dug-out was finally over, with his move from FC Goa to Hyderabad FC proving to be career-changing for the footballer. The Manipuri was not only one of the best defenders in the 2020-21 ISL, but also earned himself a cap for India owing to his fine form.
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featurefootball3 months ago

Is AFC trying too hard to tick-off responsibilities, but at what expense?

Indian athletes not allowed to travel overseas owing to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. However, the apex football body has decided to carry on with the AFC Cup, which has two Indian clubs, in the Maldives, a country that has requested to postpone the matches.
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featurefootball3 months ago

The FC Goa model - a pathway to success for fellow Indian clubs

FC Goa played out 0-0 draws in each of their opening 2021 AFC Champions League matches against Al-Rayyan and Al-Wahada, having earned two points so far. While the odds are heavily stacked against them to progress to the next round, their spirited display has taken everyone by surprise.
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featurefootball3 months ago

Liston Colaco's record-breaking transfer might be superficially misleading

Liston Colaco was roped in by ATK-Mohun Bagan from Hyderabad FC for a record transfer fee for an Indian player, but the amount was undisclosed. With the hype around the deal and a footballer at his peak, there are several pros and cons before the deal can be deemed as a successful one.
sounak mullick
featurefootball3 months ago

2021 AFC Champions League | FC Goa Preview: Team news, Key Players, Contenders and Match Details

FC Goa are a few days away from representing India in the biggest continental event, the AFC Champions League, becoming the first Indian to achieve the feat. While they are set to face fierce opponents in Group E, the prospect of playing the matches in their home stadium will give them a boost.
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featurefootball4 months ago

How India fabricated its most horrifying evening in a decade

The scoreline might have hurt, but the way India was dominated in the 0-6 defeat to UAE last Monday has left a deep scar which will take time to heal. With a couple of months left for the remainder of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, head coach Igor Stimac must take drastic steps to redeem himself.
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featurefootball4 months ago

India vs UAE | Match preview, key players, when and where to watch

In spite of a shaky start to the game against Oman, India staged a fitting comeback by virtue of a splendid header from Manvir Singh from a Bipin Singh cross. Now, Igor Stimac's men will be facing a tougher opponent in the form of UAE at the Zabeel Stadium, in Dubai, this Monday evening.
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