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newsfootball3 days ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Indian squad excused from mandatory quarantine period by Qatar government

The Qatar government has decided to excuse the mandatory quarantine period for the Indian footballers, which gives them approximately two weeks preparation time ahead of the first match against the hosts. The Blue Tigers will play of their remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifiers next month, in Qatar.
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newsfootball4 days ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Indian football team to leave for Qatar soon

The Indian football team will leave for Qatar to prepare for the remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifies, in June. The Blue Tigers, led by Indian legend Sunil Chhetri will face Qatar on June 3, Afghanistan on June 7 and the last match against Bangladesh on June 11, with all matches to be played in Qatar.
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newsfootball5 days ago

Reports | Igor Stimac to excuse players affected with Covid-19 for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac only wants players who are fit and ready to play for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, in Qatar. Full back Prabir Das is already infected by Covid-19, while Arindam Bhattacharya lost his mother to the deadly virus a few days back.
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newsfootballa month ago

Igor Stimac's playing style was responsible for conceding so many goals against UAE, asserts Rowling Borges

Midfielder Rowlin Borges feels that the style of play adopted by Igor Stimac was responsible for India conceding so many goals against UAE in the fixture last month. The Blue Tigers were humbled 0-6 in their friendly against the Gulf Nation, which was their worst defeat in a decade.
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newsfootballa month ago

Igor Stimac hints at including overseas citizens in Indian football team

National football team head coach Igor Stimac is hinting at including overseas citizens in the setup to bolster their performances at the International level. India will be up against Qatar (3rd June), Bangladesh (7th June), and Afghanistan (15th June) in the remaining matches in the qualifiers.
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newsfootballa month ago

One heavy defeat will certainly not make us give up, proclaims Igor Stimac

India's head coach Igor Stimac proclaimed that the heavy defeat against UAE won’t make them give up, as the Blue Tigers prepare for the remainder of their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The Blue Tigers will play Qatar (3rd June), Bangladesh (7th June), and Afghanistan (15th June) to end their campaign.
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featurefootball2 months ago

How India fabricated its most horrifying evening in a decade

The scoreline might have hurt, but the way India was dominated in the 0-6 defeat to UAE last Monday has left a deep scar which will take time to heal. With a couple of months left for the remainder of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, head coach Igor Stimac must take drastic steps to redeem himself.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Reports | Indian national football camp to be held in Kolkata in late April

The Indian football national training camp ahead of the remaining 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will be in Kolkata, as per the latest reports. The 35-day camp is likely to start in late April, while the team might take the flight directly from Kolkata to Qatar, where they’ll play the remaining matches.
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featurefootball2 months ago

India vs UAE | Match preview, key players, when and where to watch

In spite of a shaky start to the game against Oman, India staged a fitting comeback by virtue of a splendid header from Manvir Singh from a Bipin Singh cross. Now, Igor Stimac's men will be facing a tougher opponent in the form of UAE at the Zabeel Stadium, in Dubai, this Monday evening.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Whole team reacted well in the second half against Oman, admits Igor Stimac

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac feels that the entire team reacted well in the second half after going into the break with a 0-1 lead. Chinglensana’s own goal gave Oman the lead in the 43rd minute, while Manvir Singh’s header restored parity for India in the 55th minute of the game.
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