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newsfootball2 months ago

Indian players in foreign leagues need to earn their place in the starting XI, admits Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, one of the few Indian footballers to play professional football in Europe, stated that the scene in a foreign country is quite tough, with players needing to prove their potential before hoping to be in the starting XI. He feels many Indians are not ready to play abroad.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Broke my leg during Europa League but was still smiling, reveals Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the only Indian to play in the Europa League, revealed how he limped off the field after sustaining an injury in the match, yet he was not disappointed. The footballer is the first choice goalkeeper in the Indian national team with one close to replacing him.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Was not getting enough playing time in Europe, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu revealed that he wasn’t getting much playing time during his stay at Norwegian club Stabaek FC, which prompted him to head back towards India once again. The custodian now plays for ISL outfits Bengaluru FC and is a regular starter in the Indian national football side.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Subrata Paul has been a role model for me, reveals Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Indian International Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has stated that he considers veteran goalkeeper Subrata Paul as his role model and feels lucky to have trained alongside him. Sandhu and Paul were both a part of India’s 2011 AFC Asian Cup squad, where the ‘Blue Tigers’ were eliminated in the first round.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Anas Edathodika returns to national squad against Oman

Veteran Indian defender Anas Edathodika has returned to the national squad against Oman after he missed the Afghanistan game last week due to his mother's demise. Coach Igor Stimac expressed his happiness with his return while Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu praised Anas for his commitment.
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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 | Playing Jamshedpur away from home is difficult, admits Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Champions Bengaluru FC’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has admitted that playing against Jamshedpur away from home was difficult after Bengaluru's third consecutive draw in the ISL this season on Sunday. However, the Bengaluru custodian was hopeful for a quick turnaround in the future.
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newsfootballa year ago

We deserved to win against FC Goa, claims Bengaluru FC coach Carlos Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC shared the spoils with FC Goa in the Indian Super League clash on Monday at the Kanteerava Stadium and the Blues’ head coach Carlos Cuadrat believes they deserved the three points. Ashique Kuruniyan’s mistake led to a late penalty which decided the fate of the encounter.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Expected India to overcome Qatar, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Ahead of the Group E World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has said that he expected team India to win against Qatar in the historic goalless draw last month. Bangladesh is heading into the game on the back of a 0-2 loss at home to Qatar on October 10.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 23-member Indian squad for Bangladesh tie

Head coach Igor Stimac has named 23 players for the Indian team that will take on Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier game to be played on 15 October at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Sandesh Jhingan and Pronay Halder are not a part of the side because of injury and fitness issues.
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