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newsfootball2 months ago

Our short-term goal is to qualify for the next AFC Asian Cup, reveals Igor Stimac

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has stated that team India's immediate goal is to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, in China. The Blue Tigers need to win at least two of their remaining matches in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers to book their place in the continental event.
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newsfootball3 months ago

I fit the bill in the national side as a striker, claims Robin Singh

Indian footballer Robin Singh has confessed that he is perfectly suited to fill the gap of a much-needed goal-scorer that national coach Igor Stimac revealed he wants. The Noida-based footballer played for Hyderabad FC in the previous edition of the ISL, before making a move to Real Kashmir FC.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Igor Stimac knows how to deal with the players, claims Adil Khan

Indian footballer Adil Khan believes that the current national team coach Igor Stimac will take Indian football to the next level and knows how to deal with the players. The stopper scored his first international goal in India’s World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh in October last year.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Poor attitude of foreign footballers in ISL have made Indian footballers suffer, claims Stephen Constantine

Former India head coach Stephen Constantine stated that Indian footballers suffered due to the poor attitude of foreigners playing in the ISL. The Brit welcomed the decision of the AIFF to implement the 3+1 foreigners rule in domestic leagues, which will give more opportunities to Indian players.
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newsfootball4 months ago

AIFF planning to start national camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to conduct a national training camp for the men’s national team in early September ahead of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in Bhubaneswar. The city is set to host India's home match against Qatar on October 8, which was postponed over the pandemic.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Giving opportunities to young players is the only way to speed up in Asia, claims Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac is very pleased with the AIFF's decision to reduce the number of foreigners in the ISL and the I-League and feels giving youngsters more playing time is the only way of attaining an equal footing with other successful Asian football teams. Till now, five foreigners were allowed per team.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in front of empty stands is disadvantageous, admits Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac believes that hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers without fans would be a great disadvantage for the Indian football team. India is set to play the remaining matches of the qualifiers in October-November, later this year as per the revised dates.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Igor Stimac eyes Europe for eight-week camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Igor Stimac has already identified three destinations in Europe for conducting camps ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, even though he’s yet to formulate a plan with lockdown still in place. India is slated to play against Qatar, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in their remaining matches.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Too early to impose 3+1 foreigners rule in ISL, opines Edu Bedia

FC Goa star Edu Bedia feels that it is too early to implement the 3+1 foreigners rule in the ISL, as it might hamper the development of the domestic players. As per the existing rule, each ISL side is allowed to field five foreigners, while they can register a total of seven overseas players.
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newsfootball5 months ago

ISL clubs to have mandatory Asian player in their squad from 2020-21

Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) has made it mandatory for each of the ISL sides to register at least one Asian player in their squad from the upcoming 2020-21 season. Furthermore, each ISL club will also have to register two developmental players born after 2000 in their 18-member squad.
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