newsfootball6 days 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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newsfootball17 days 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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featurefootball18 days ago

King’s Cup | Predicted XI for India’s third place match against Thailand

With Igor Stimac already assuring that he would want to experiment the remaining players during India’s third-placed game against Thailand, India’s starting line-up would be the most interesting thing of the match on Saturday. Here’s what we think could be India’s field starting lineup.
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featurefootball21 days ago

King’s Cup 2019 Preview | India vs Curacao

Igor Stimac is expecting a tough first assignment with the Indian national football team as he takes his freshly trimmed side against a better established side in Curacao in Thailand on Wednesday. India are playing the oldest tournament of Asia after a gap of 38 years with many desperate to impress.
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newsfootball23 days ago

King’s Cup | Nishu Kumar, Jobby Justin released from the camp as Igor Stimac selects 23-man Indian team

Nishu Kumar and Jobby Justin were the last two players who were released from the national camp on Saturday as the newly-appointed football coach Igor Stimac finalised the Indian team for the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. The Blue Tigers will take on Curacao in their opening encounter on June 5.
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newsfootballa month ago

King's Cup 2019 | Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary miss out as AIFF announces 37-man squad

AIFF has announced a 37-man probable squad for the preparatory camp ahead of the King’s Cup and some of the big names missing through injuries are Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan and more. The likes of Jobby Justin, Michael Soosairaj, Komal Thatal are all included though.
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newsfootballa month ago

AFC Cup | Match against Abahani Dhaka most crucial for us in group stage, says John Gregory

Ahead of Chennaiyin FC’s away game against Abahani Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, coach John Gregory has mentioned that the game will be their most crucial match in the group stage. Gregory has also added that the Dhaka club was hard to play in Chenniyin’s home leg.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Leading table is great but playing away will be tough, says Anriudh Thapa

Chennaiyin FC’s young sensation, Anirudh Thapa is of the opinion that playing away in Bangladesh and Nepal on unconventional pitches would be a tough task for the Marina Machans. The 21-year-old also stated that change in his playing position has brought has made his side more effective.
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newsfootball3 months ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Minerva Punjab-Chennaiyin FC game ends in a stalemate

The AFC Cup Group E game between Minerva Punjab and Chennaiyin FC ended in a goalless draw on Wednesday at The Arena in Ahmedabad. The John Gregory-managed ISL club started as favourites in the group opener but former I-League champions Minerva played well to hold them to a draw.
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newsfootball4 months ago

AFC Cup | Dhanpal Ganesh back in Chennaiyin FC for qualifying playoff

Chennaiyin FC have selected Dhanpal Ganesh in their 25-man squad which was announced today for the upcoming AFC Cup qualifying playoff tie to be played in Colombo. The Chennai-based ISL team will take on Sri Lanka’s Colombo FC on March 6 while their home leg will be played in Ahmedabad on March 13.
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