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newsfootballa month 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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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball3 months ago

Anirudh Thapa has the potential to play in Europe, claims Henrique Sereno

Former Portuguese footballer Henrique Sereno who also played in the Indian Super League for the likes of ATK and Chennaiyin FC has stated that Anirudh Thapa has the potential to play in Europe. Both of the men played an influential role in Chennayin FC’s ISL triumph in the 2017-18 season.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Training in Europe for longer period makes you technically better, claims Anirudh Thapa

Anirudh Thapa believes that Indian footballers need to train in Europe at a young age if they want to learn from the system and become more technically advanced. The midfielder, who trained in France, reveals that a player in India takes 2-3 years for what he can learn in Europe in one year.
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newsfootball5 months ago

In a few years, Anirudh Thapa will be India's best midfielder, claims Rowlin Borges

Rowlin Borges believes that Anirudh Thapa will go on to become the best midfielder in India with the youngster already a regular pick for the national squad. The footballer has been a part of Chennaiyin FC from 2016 and helped them secure a second Indian Super League title in 2017-18.
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newsfootball5 months 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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newsfootballa year 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 2019-20 | 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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newsfootballa year 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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newsfootballa year 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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