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newsfootballa month ago

MFA seeks clarification on why Jeje Lalpekhlua was overlooked for Arjuna Award

The Mizoram Football Association (MFA) has asked for clarifications from the Indian government on why Jeje Lalpekhlua has not been awarded the Arjuna Award despite being nominated for it thrice since 2017. The 'Mizo Sniper' is India's second-highest goal scorer amongst the players still active.
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newsfootballa month ago

Team dinner ahead of Qatar match had an impact on the team, reveals Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu revealed how national team coach Igor Stimac lifted the spirits of the players ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Qatar last year by taking the team out for a dinner the previous night. India had lost 1-2 against Oman a few days before they boarded to the Gulf nation.
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newsfootball5 months 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

ISL 2019-20 | Best XI after Game-Week 2

The Indian Super League has completed its second game week with every team completing four games each and ATK are top of the table while Chennaiyin FC continue their horror show to sit at the bottom. Let's take a look at the best XI from the last set if games played from October 30 - November 10.
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newsfootballa year ago

Need to score more goals to get points on table, feels Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

India football team’s goalkeeper Gurpeet Singh Sandhu has stated that while he has been convinced that India are a tough nut to crack now, the side needs to score more frequently. The custodian also admitted that the team has been taking some time to properly adapt the philosophy of the coach.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reason for us not winning was our incapability to score, says Igor Stimac

India football team coach Igor Stimac has stated that it was India’s scoring incapability that saw his team missing out on an easy and must-win game against Bangladesh as both the teams shared the spoils. However, the coach has refused to blame individual players for the frustrating result.
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featurefootballa year ago

World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Bangladesh - Statistical Preview

India will march onto the field at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday evening as outright favorites when they face-off with Bangladesh. Bodog has also shown their faith in the Blue Tigers after a memorable goalless draw away in Qatar despite missing the services of Sandesh Jhingan.
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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

Indian football team overly-reliant on Sunil Chhetri for goalscoring, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said that the goalscoring in the Indian football team is heavily dependent on Sunil Chhetri and the other players need to step up and score goals. Chhetri has scored The Blue Tigers’ only goal in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers so far.
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newsfootballa year ago

Gurpeet Singh Sandhu’s stint in Stabeak his turning point, says Sandip Nandy

Former India footballer Sandip Nandy has pointed out that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s stint with Norwegian club Stabaek FC was the turning point in his career. The former NorthEast United goal-keeping coach also stated terms Sandhu amongst the top three Asian custodians at the moment.
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