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newsfootballa month ago

Igor Stimac knows how to deal with the players, claims Adil Khan

Indian footballer Adil Khan believes that the current national team coach Igor Stimac will take Indian football to the next level and knows how to deal with the players. The stopper scored his first international goal in India’s World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh in October last year.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Coaches gave up on me once but I have no regrets, admits Adil Khan

Adil Khan revealed how coaches had given up him during the early stages of his career after he suffered persistent injuries, but he has no regrets now. The central defender is a regular in the Indian setup right now and even scored the equalizer in the World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in 2019.
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featurefootball10 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Team of the “weak” after Game Phase 1

The Indian Super League has finished one game phase, which has seen all the teams playing two matches each at least. And we have tried to cherry-pick the weak performers from every position, until October 31, which has unfolded quite well and would have made a good side had they started firing.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian football has progressed a lot and everybody has played their part, believes Robin Singh

Indian football has achieved new highs in the last few years and striker Robin Singh believes everyone from former coach Stephen Constantine to domestic leagues such as ISL and I-league has played important roles. Robin stated that Igor Stimac’s football will gradually bring in results for the team.
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newsfootballa year ago

Played while my Dad was in operation theatre, reveals Adil Khan

India’s savior from their third World Cup qualifier match against Bangladesh on Tuesday, Adil Khan has revealed that he had to play through his father’s heart operation. The veteran centre-half has also stated that he was happy with his performance but not with the team’s eventual outcome.
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featurefootballa year 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
newsfootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Boys stuck to game plan and frustrated India, says Jamie Day

Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day was pleased that his boys stuck to the game plan of frustrating India and coming away with a point despite being the minnows ahead of the contest. An 89th-minute goal from Indian defender Adil Khan meant the visitors had to head home with a point. 
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newsfootballa year 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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newsfootballa year ago

Hope to play my part in this team for as long as the coach wants me to, says Adil Khan

After suffering a career-threatening injury in 2014, Adil Khan has returned to the national team after a hiatus of seven years and cemented his position in the central defence position. Adil is hopeful that he will play his part in the team for as long as coach Igor Stimac wants him to.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian players credit coach Igor Stimac after ‘unthinkable’ Qatar draw

India held defending Asian Champions Qatar to a goalless draw on Tuesday at the Jassmin Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. The players have praised their Croatian coach Igor Stimac who took charge of the team in May 2019 after the hard-fought impressive performance which saw them walk away with a point.
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