newsfootball3 days ago

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | Igor Stimac releases six players from national camp

Igor Stimac continued his typical selection process where he decided to trim players after calling them in bulk, with as many as six players getting the cut at the first go this time. The Indian team is preparing for their WC qualifiers opener against Oman, scheduled to take place next month.
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newsfootball7 days ago

I'm not just a goalkeeper but an extra player on pitch, asserts Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has revealed that new coach Igor Stimac's style of play has him functioning more as an extra outfield player on the pitch rather than a generic goalkeeper like before. The Indian custodian added that he feels honoured to have been bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna award.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Michael Soosairaj left out as Igor Stimac announces 25-man preliminary Indian squad

Igor Stimac has decided to leave Michael Soosairaj out of the 25-man preliminary Indian squad ahead of the Intercontinental Cup, which will begin on Sunday in Ahmedabad. Jobby Justin, Narender Gehlot, and Mandar Rao Desai have found a place in the squad which will be again cut down to 23.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | My next job is to seal place in 23 man squad, says Kamaljit Singh

Kamaljit Singh has stated that his next job is to make it to the final list of the 23 players ahead of the Intercontinental Cup which will be held in Ahmedabad from July 7. Kamaljit also said that if the team performs well then they will also see more spectators coming to cheer them in the stadium.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Igor Stimac and his support staff had drawn up a schedule for every individual player, says Pritam Kotal

Pritam Kotal has said that India’s football coach Igor Stimac and the support staff have prepared a proper fitness schedule for every player ahead of the Intercontinental Cup. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned the players will come fit from here and then focus will be on the technical aspects.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | Anas Edathodika named on Igor Stimac’s list for preparatory camp

Anas Edathodika has been called back into the Indian national camp by coach Igor Stimac for the preparations ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup in July. The 35 probable Indian footballers will attend the camp at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 25 under the guidance of Stimac.
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featurefootball3 months 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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newsfootball3 months 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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newsfootball3 months ago

King’s Cup | We’re going to use the tournament to try few different things, says Igor Stimac

India coach Igor Stimac revealed that he will be trying out new combinations with the Indian football team as they get ready to play in the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. Stimac added that a collective effort is required by the entire Indian public to boost the growth of football in the country.
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newsfootball3 months ago

I am happy with the quality of players I have seen, says Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac has revealed that he is more than happy with the quality of Indian football players that he has come across in the national team ever since his appointment as head coach. Stimac has added that he wants the senior players in the team to set a role model for the younger generation.
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