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featurefootball24 days ago

5 ISL signings that should have never taken place

The Indian Super League has been a favoured destination for many European and South American footballers since its inception back in 2014, with players like Marco Materazzi and Alessandro Del Piero gracing the league. In spite of high profile signings, there have been few that have backfired badly.
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featurefootballa month ago

Presently identifying Sunil Chhetri’s successor is the biggest concern in Indian football

IM Vijayan, Joe Paul Ancheri, Bhaichung Bhutia and then Sunil Chhetri, India has produced a few top-notch strikers in the past couple of decades. With the Indian skipper at the dusk of his career, we are yet to identify a suitable successor and this might be the biggest concern in Indian football.
sounak mullick
newsfootball8 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Antonio Lopez Habas refuses to disclose first eleven plans

ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas has refused to delve into what his first eleven would be or if Jobby Justin would be a part of it, ahead of their clash against Jamshedpur FC. The Spaniard, however, revealed that they have a plan A and plan B in place for the Men of Steel on Saturday.
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newsfootball9 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Anas Edathodika, Jobby Justin to miss ATK’s opening fixture against Kerala

ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas will have to do without the services of two of his new signings - striker Jobby Justin and defender Anas Edathodika - in their opening fixture of the ISL 2019-20 season against Kerala. Jobby will miss the first three games while Anas will be out for only the first.
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newsfootball9 months ago

The magic word in football is balance, says ATK coach Antonio Habas

ATK coach Antonio Habas has stated that his first and biggest aim, during his second stint in ISL with ATK, would be to find the perfect balance between scoring many goals and not conceding any. The Spanish coach also pointed out the most important thing at the moment - which is no injury.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year ago

Didn’t expect East Bengal to react this way, reveals Jobby Justin

ATK forward Jobby Justin has expressed his disappointment at East Bengal’s misbehaviour concerning his transfer to ISL, stating that they have very friendly when he was scoring goals for them. The striker also opened up about his nervy initial moments during his maiden national call-up.
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newsfootballa year ago

Our players need more match time to reach a level of excellence, says Sunil Chhetri

After coach Igor Stimac, team skipper Sunil Chhetri has also reiterated the need for Indian players to play at least 50 games a season to stay at a good performing level consistently. He also suggested clubs to play one another with their benched and reserve players to get more game time for all.
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newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Have to keep working and focus on the next game, says Mandar Rao Desai

Fresh India debutant Mandar Rao Desai has said that he felt great on making his senior India debut but added that the team must now focus on the next match against DPR Korea. Coach Igor Stimac heaped praise on youngster Narender Gehlot as he also appreciated the efforts of forward Jobby Justin.
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newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | We are keeping future of Indian football in mind, says Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac has said that the management is keeping the future of India football in mind and hence there is an inclusion of newcomers in the senior national side. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned that all the members in the national side are quite motivated ahead of the Intercontinental Cup.
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newsfootballa year ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Michael Soosairaj left out as Igor Stimac announces 25-man preliminary Indian squad

Igor Stimac has decided to leave Michael Soosairaj out of the 25-man preliminary Indian squad ahead of the Intercontinental Cup, which will begin on Sunday in Ahmedabad. Jobby Justin, Narender Gehlot, and Mandar Rao Desai have found a place in the squad which will be again cut down to 23.
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