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newsfootball9 days ago

Inclusion of Indian origin players could change our results dramatically, asserts Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac has asserted that the inclusion of Indian origin players from foreign countries in the Indian football setup can help the country on the international stage. There are quite a few players of Indian descent playing abroad but government regulations do not allow them to play for India.
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newsfootball9 days ago

Indian football season should stretch beyond March, admits Igor Stimac

National team coach Igor Stimac has clearly stated that the Indian domestic football season needs to stretch beyond March for the growth of the game in this part of the world. Football in India starts in October and continues for five to six months at the most before commencing in March.
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newsfootballa month ago

ISL clubs revoke FSDLs suggestion to curb foreign quota

The ISL clubs were not convinced with the idea of having fewer foreigners from the upcoming season, stating that such a late decision cannot be accepted. Majority of the teams have already recruited overseas players for the 2020-21 season which poses a problem if the rules are changed.
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featurefootball4 months ago

Will take time to adapt Igor Stimac’s philosophies, asserts Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has admitted that the brand of football which they play under national team coach Igor Stimac is very new and will take time for them to adapt. With no realistic chance to progress in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, their immediate aim is to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
sounak mullick
newsfootball6 months ago

India has become very difficult team to beat, claims Igor Stimac

Indian national team head coach Igor Stimac has claimed that India has become a very difficult team to beat and stated India has improved from past performances. The Croatian also opened about his time in India so far, laid out his vision for the future, and discussed on different subjects.
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newsfootball6 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Oman had more chances, so they deserved to win, admits Igor Stimac

India's head coach Igor Stimac admitted that Oman deserved the win after India lost to them by a solitary goal by Muhsen Al Ghassani in the 33rd minute, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Tuesday. Moreover, Stimac has also expressed his concern of India not scoring from open play.
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newsfootball6 months 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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newsfootball6 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know how tough the Oman game will be, admits Igor Stimac

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has admitted that the game will be tough against Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Tuesday for their fifth match of the qualifiers, as he provided an update on the squad. Indian captain Sunil Chhetri shared his thoughts on the match.
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featurefootball6 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball6 months ago

Unpopular Opinion | India don’t deserve to qualify for World Cup anyway

Before the nation starts lamenting yet another World Cup miss for India, something that could come as early as next week, a more viable question would be if our nation even deserve to be on that stage. We are football fans first and what our team is playing right now isn’t football to begin with.
Subhayan Dutta