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featurefootball3 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Afghanistan

India comes into their fourth match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign under heavy pressure as they face a must-win match with some of their crucial players missing at the back. However, while it may seem that way by their previous results, Afghanistan are no pushovers in their backyard.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Gave my best whenever I got opportunities, claims FC Manvir Singh

FC Goa's Manvir Singh, who scored a late equalizer against NorthEast United FC in Guwahati on Friday, has stated that he has always given his best whenever called upon. The young centre forward also hailed his boss Sergio Lobera and expressed his excitement in playing alongside ISL top scorer Coro.
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newsfootball4 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Our performance showed quality of squad, says Sergio Lobera

FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera hailed his players after their comprehensive 3-0 win over Chennaiyin FC, especially with a squad that didn’t the likes of Ahmed Jahouh, Edu Bedia, and Hugo Boumous. The manager was also all praise for the pairing of Ferran Corominas and Manvir Singh on top.
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featurefootball4 months ago

2022 FIFA WC Qualifiers | Moronic India-Bangladesh draw risks elevating distaste for non-cricket sports

Heroism is to face simultaneously one’s greatest suffering and one’s highest hope. While Friedrich Nietzche’s definition isn’t definitely an accurate one like the hundred others of this concept, the words do come as a shuddering realization when put into the context of India’s draw yesterday.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball4 months ago

Couldn’t capitalize on chances we got, laments Sunil Chhetri

India football skipper Sunil Chhetri has admitted that the Blue Tigers had gotten numerous chances in their FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers match against Bangladesh which they failed to capitalize on. With their second draw in the group stages, India now have just two points from the first 3 matches.
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newsfootball4 months 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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featurefootball5 months ago

India’s disheartening loss to Oman reeks of more erred tactics than individual errors

It was déjà vu all over again for the Indian football side on Thursday in Guwahati, where the Blue Tigers saw their tremendous hard work being undone by Oman’s late heroics to win their first FIFA WC qualifiers match. However, closer studies show, players could only be blamed so much for it.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball5 months ago

FIFA WC Qualifiers | Oman didn’t work hard for their first goal, says Igor Stimac

India football team coach Igor Stimac expressed his disappointment in the way India conceded the equalizer against Oman, blaming Sunil Chhetri and Manvir Singh for not doing the job. He also highlighted the lack in shape of India’s backline that led to the debacle in the last 20 minutes.
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reportfootball6 months ago

India U19 football team beat Tahiti, finish first in Oceanian Developmental Tournament

The Indian under 19 football team got the better of Tahiti in the 1/2 place play-off to finish first in the Oceanian Developmental Tournament which was played at the Korman Stadium in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Manvir Singh (71') and Vikram Partap Singh (88') scored for the Indian colts on Saturday.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Our players need more match time to reach a level of excellence, says Sunil Chhetri

After coach Igor Stimac, team skipper Sunil Chhetri has also reiterated the need for Indian players to play at least 50 games a season to stay at a good performing level consistently. He also suggested clubs to play one another with their benched and reserve players to get more game time for all.
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