featurefootball14 days ago

Sergio Lobera’s good work with Indian players the reason I chose FC Goa, says Seiminlen Doungel

FC Goa’s new recruit Seiminlen Doungel has stated that Sergio Lobera’s brilliant work in developing and improving Indian players with his style was one of the reasons he chose the Gaurs. The former Kerala Blasters star also said that Lobera has given a different identity and philosophy to the club.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball17 days ago

King’s Cup | Predicted XI for India’s third place match against Thailand

With Igor Stimac already assuring that he would want to experiment the remaining players during India’s third-placed game against Thailand, India’s starting line-up would be the most interesting thing of the match on Saturday. Here’s what we think could be India’s field starting lineup.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball18 days ago

India against Thailand will determine how fast can Igor Stimac learn

India had a hearty show under new manager Igor Stimac against Curacao in the second half after the Blue Tigers were completely run over by Cuco Martina and co. in the first. While Stimac did show the presence of mind to recover fast, the match against Thailand will show what he has learnt from it.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball21 days ago

King’s Cup 2019 | India’s predicted XI against Curacao

More than the outcome of the match between India and Curacao, the kind of eleven Igor Stimac starts with would attract huge attention on Wednesday. Taking as many eight debutants with him in the 23-man squad, the Croatian coach has already made a statement about how he sees his side in the future.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball21 days 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.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month ago

The only thing that stopped Eden Hazard from achieving his dream was Chelsea FC, all along

If gone by the noise that rumour mills are making, Thursday could be the last time Eden Hazard dons a blue shirt. If that’s the case, it would mean the end of an era for a player who could have easily matched the realms of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but his biggest limitation was his club.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

Europa League Final | Why Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s absence would hardly be a bother for Arsenal against Chelsea

While it might be a debate amongst fans regarding who is a bigger sufferer – Arsenal for missing Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Chelsea for Ruben Loftus-Cheek – the answer is pretty much a no-brainer. Unai Emery’s setup leaves very little task for Mkhi, something there is no reason others can’t execute.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

Football is unique and of different style under Sergio Lobera, says Princeton Rebello

FC Goa’s emerging sensation Princeton Rebello has stated that Sergio Lobera is different from any other coaches he has played under, not only for his ideology but also his unique style of football. The 20-year-old also expressed his desire to play in the deep midfield, where he could create more.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month 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
featurefootball2 months ago

India’s next manager | Under the Scanner – Igor Stimac

AIFF is on a race against time to select their national team coach as the Blue Tigers gear up to play in the King's Cup after 38 long years. With the shortlist narrowing down and Croatia’s Igor Stimac being amongst the frontrunners now, we look at the pros and cons of getting him in the position.
Subhayan Dutta