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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Anirudh Thapa eager to extend his time at Chennaiyin FC with new contract

Anirudh Thapa is set to be retained by ISL outfits Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming season. The midfielder has been a mainstay for the South Indian side over the last three seasons guiding them to the 2017-18 ISL league title win and he has also been capped 24 times for India over the last few years.
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newsfootball7 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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newsfootball8 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Have set target of two trophies in five seasons, reveals Anirudh Thapa

Chennaiyin FC midfielder Anirudh Thapa has stated that the club has set themselves a target of winning at least two trophies in five years as they are starting a rejuvenated stint following a poor season. The Marina Machans would be kicking off their campaign against the Gaurs on October 23.
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newsfootball8 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Prepared to face Bangladesh, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Anirudh Thapa has said that the Indian football team is now 'mentally, physically and strategically' prepared for the Bangladesh challenge and feels a full house crowd will work in the home team’s favour. Thapa made his senior debut for India last year in a resounding 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Understanding between Rafael Crivellaro and Anirudh Thapa brilliant, reveals John Gregory

Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory has hailed the brilliant partnership and understanding of his midfielders Rafael Crivellaro and Anirudh Thapa and has revealed that he is expecting a lot from them. The Englishman has also stated that highlighted the mistakes the side made last season.
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newsfootball9 months 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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featurefootball9 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know Your Opponent - Oman

India play a tricky opponent in Oman in their first World Cup Qualifier, which has been scheduled to be held on September 5, and could pretty much define India’s run in the crucial group stage. Regardless of being in an easier group, Oman could be the biggest disruptor of India’s World Cup dream.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent – Tajikistan

Getting clubbed with DPR Korea and Syria might make Tajikistan look like a weak link, but the Persian Lions are a mysterious pack of cards to deal with. Dealing with concerns similar to India, Igor Stimac would need tweaking his tactics to beat a young Tajikistan side relaying mostly on work rate.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Late Mohammad Rafi goal earns crucial point for Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC substitute Mohammad Rafi earned his side a crucial point after he scored a last-gasp equaliser against Minerva Punjab in the AFC Cup on Wednesday. After failing to secure all three points, the Chennai-based franchise dropped to second in the table behind Abahani.
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newsfootballa year ago

King's Cup | I’m proud of the players, says Igor Stimac

Indian head coach Igor Stimac has said he was delighted with the way his players played and the manner in which the fans supported the team in the King’s Cup in Thailand. He also discussed the team’s approach and performances, while stating there is too much competition for a starting XI spot.
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