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newsfootball10 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Anas Edathodika returns to national squad against Oman

Veteran Indian defender Anas Edathodika has returned to the national squad against Oman after he missed the Afghanistan game last week due to his mother's demise. Coach Igor Stimac expressed his happiness with his return while Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu praised Anas for his commitment.
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newsfootball10 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Rest and recovery is our primary concern, says Igor Stimac

Indian football coach Igor Stimac on Sunday emphasised that the primary concern ahead of the qualifiers against Afghanistan and Oman is for his players to rest and recover as quickly as possible. The Blue Tigers has trained for two successive days ahead of the clashes on November 14 and 19.
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newsfootball10 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 26-member squad, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem earns first call-up

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 26-member squad on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier games against Afghanistan and Oman. ATK goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, who represented India in the U-17 World Cup, earned his first senior team call-up.
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newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019 | Season becoming longer something that attracts players in their prime, says Carl McHugh

ATK’s new signing central defender Carl McHugh said that the season becoming longer and the improving standards of the ISL are the two reasons why he decided to play in India at his prime. Talking about his move to India, the 26-year-old explained that he wanted to experience something new.
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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.
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newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019-20 | Anas Edathodika, Jobby Justin to miss ATK’s opening fixture against Kerala

ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas will have to do without the services of two of his new signings - striker Jobby Justin and defender Anas Edathodika - in their opening fixture of the ISL 2019-20 season against Kerala. Jobby will miss the first three games while Anas will be out for only the first.
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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

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | Igor Stimac releases six players from national camp

Igor Stimac continued his typical selection process where he decided to trim players after calling them in bulk, with as many as six players getting the cut at the first go this time. The Indian team is preparing for their WC qualifiers opener against Oman, scheduled to take place next month.
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newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Coach is working with the players on individual basis, says Anas Edathodika

Ahead of India’s third game of the Intercontinental Cup against Syria, Anas Edathodika has said that coach Igor Stimac is individually working with the players for their improvement. The Indian defender also stated that the team wants to win the last league game and the players will give their best.
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newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Igor Stimac promises to back Narender Gahlot after Sunday debacle

Igor Stimac has stated that he realized debutant Narender Gahlot had lost much of the ground in the second-half of the match on Sunday, but has vowed to the back the defender having talent akin to European players. Meanwhile, the manager rued individual errors in India’s 22-4 loss to Tajikistan.
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