newsfootball22 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball3 months ago

Extremely proud of the team for our performance against Qatar, says Gurpreet Sandhu

India's goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu, who came up with a heroic performance on Tuesday to help India to a goalless draw against Qatar, said that he was extremely proud of the team's performance. With the draw, India became the first Asian side in 2019 to avoid defeat against Asian champions Qatar.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We play to win, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in lead up to World Cup qualifiers

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has expressed immense confidence ahead of the qualifier against Oman stating that India can pull off an upset if they play aggressive football and believe in their strengths. He further said that the changes in the squad and a new coach can be the difference this time around.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Stakeholders should set aside agenda and think about players’ future, claims Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has revealed that the doubts surrounding India’s premier league and the shutting down of clubs around the country has made players worry about their future and not perform at their best. He further appealed for a longer regular season in order to help maintain fitness levels.
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newsfootball4 months 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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