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featurefootball6 months ago

Throwback Thursday | The magical night In New Delhi when India claimed its first ever Nehru Cup

Indian football has traversed through many decades, with many moods to it, with some of them worth forgetting while many are worth to be cherished. In this edition of 'Throwback Thursday', we roll-back the clock to India's historic maiden Nehru Cup triumph, in New Delhi, back in 2007.
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newsfootballa year ago

Growing expectations pushes me to become better footballer, admits Sahal Abdul Samad

Indian footballer Sahal Abdul Samad admitted that the increasing expectations from legendary footballers like IM Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia, and Sunil Chhetri has pushed him to become a better footballer. The footballer made his international debut in 2019 and since then been a regular for India.
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newsfootballa year ago

Win over UAE in 2001 changed perception of Indian football, claims Sukhwinder Singh

Former Indian coach Sukhwinder Singh stated India’s historic won over UAE in the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers under his supervision changed the perception of Indian Football in front of the world. Sukhwinder is one of the most decorated Indian coaches, at both a domestic and an international level.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Indian football needs to develop quality players over a period of time, claims Bhaichung Bhutia

Ex-Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that India needs to produce better players over a period of time to see establish themselves as a powerhouse in Asia. He stated that the Indian football should aim at regular qualification for big-ticket events like the Asian Cup and FIFA Youth World Cups.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Developing sixth sense necessary for strikers to succeed, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that strikers need to develop sixth to become successful in their trade. The footballer was once the highest goal scorer for the Indian national football team, which was later surpassed by current Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri a few years ago.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

There's no one to fill in Sunil Chhetri's shoes after he retires, asserts Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia feels that India would run out of strikers once Sunil Chhetri hangs up his boots, which is a big worry for Indian football. But the ex-skipper also added that the duo of Jeje Lalpehklua and Balwant Singh has done a good job even though they've been affected by serious injuries.
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newsfootballa year ago

Professional people should run the show at ATK-Mohun Bagan FC, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia has opined that ATK-Mohun Bagan will work smoothly only if the show is run by professionals and the officials don’t interfere with the coaches and management. ISL outfits ATK merged with Mohun Bagan earlier this year in January and will play as a separate entity next season.
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newsfootballa year ago

We travelled in third class unreserved seats in trains to play for India, reveals Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia, once the poster boy of Indian football, revealed how the scenario of the sport has changed in the country since his heyday where footballers travelled in unreserved train seats. The Sikkimese was India's leading goalscorer in all competitions before Sunil Chhetri overtook him.
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newsfootballa year ago

Sahal Abdul Samad is the future star of India, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that youngster Abdul Sahal Samad can be the next big player for the national side. The Kerela Blasters FC player rose to prominence after performing exceedingly well in the 2018-19 Indian Super League season and has been a regular for India ever since.
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newsfootballa year ago

Was rejected by second and third division Kolkata clubs, reveals Sandesh Jhingan

Indian footballer Sandesh Jhingan revealed that he had trialled with second and third division Kolkata clubs but was rejected during the early days in his career. The Punjab-based player is now one of the most vital members of the national team but missed most of the last season due to injury.
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