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featurefootballa month ago

Challenges galore for the Blue Tigers come SAFF Championship after unimpressive show against Nepal in friendlies

India managed to register a 2-1 win over Nepal in the second international friendly in Kathmandu, on Sunday, after a 1-1 draw in the first encounter. However, given the current FIFA rankings and the past records, India’s performance against their neighbours was far from convincing.
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newsfootball2 months ago

India settle for 1-1 draw against Nepal in friendly

India settled for a 1-1 draw against Nepal in their friendly match played in Kathmandu, on Thursday evening. Anjan Bista scored for the hosts in the 36th minute by virtue of a mishap between an Indian defender and the goalkeeper, while Anirudh Thapa restored parity at the stroke of the hour mark.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Need to be adept to changing playing circumstances during matches, admits Anirudh Thapa

Indian footballer Anirudh Thapa feels that he needs to be adept to changing playing circumstances during a match. The Indian football team is currently undergoing a preparatory camp in Qatar, ahead of their remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifiers that begins with a game against the hosts on June 3.
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newsfootball5 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Coach will have difficulty in picking the team, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa feels that national team coach Igor Stimac will have difficulty in picking the team for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, as there was literally no action in the past couple of months. The Blue Tigers played a couple of friendly matches against Oman and UAE, in March.
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newsfootball10 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Number of chances we create is incredible, asserts Csaba Laszlo

Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo is amazed at the amount of goal scoring opportunities they have created so far, even though they have failed to convert most of them. The ‘Marina Machans’ will cross paths with defending champions and second-placed ATK-Mohun Bagan this Saturday evening.
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newsfootball10 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Don't want to blame my players, but we must be focused, proclaims Csaba Laszlo

Chennaiyin FC coach Csaba Laszlo has not blamed his players for the lack of goal this season, even though he feels they should be focused and organised during their match against FC Goa. Anirudh Thapa has recovered completely from his injury and is ready to make a start in the upcoming match.
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newsfootball10 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Ashique Kuruniyan should have been shown the red card, asserts Csaba Laszlo

Chennaiyin FC coach Csaba Laszlo is furious with the referee for not showing Ashique Kuruniyan a red card after he knocked down Anirudh Thapa early on the game, due to which the latter suffered an injury and was out for the entire game. The ‘Marina Machans’ eventually lost the game 0-1.
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newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2020-21 | Want more intensity in the upcoming matches, admits Csaba Laszlo

Chennaiyin FC manager Csaba Laszlo, following their 2-1 win admitted that he wants more intensity from his team in the upcoming matches. A strike from Anirudh Thapa in the first minute of the game, followed by Isma’s spot-kick was enough for the side to log three points against Jamshedpur FC.
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newsfootballa year ago

India in transitional phase after great Stephen Constantine era, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa has stated that the national team is under a transitional phase under Croat Igor Stimac, after a great run under former coach Stephen Constantine. The Chennaiyin FC star is a mainstay in the national side and has been used extensively by both the coaches in the past.
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newsfootballa year ago

Igor Stimac has an ally in me for promoting young Indian talents, asserts Owen Coyle

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle has stated that he is an ‘ally’ of the Indian team head coach Igor Stimac in promoting young talents for the national side. The former showed immense faith in Indian players during his stay at Chennaiyin FC in the previous edition of the Indian Super League.
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