newsfootball11 days ago

Indian players credit coach Igor Stimac after ‘unthinkable’ Qatar draw

India held defending Asian Champions Qatar to a goalless draw on Tuesday at the Jassmin Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. The players have praised their Croatian coach Igor Stimac who took charge of the team in May 2019 after the hard-fought impressive performance which saw them walk away with a point.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Saviour Gama signs contract extension with FC Goa till 2021

FC Goa has announced the contract extension of Saviour Gama who will stay in the club till the 2021 summer.  Gama has expressed his delight over getting a chance to stay in the club for another couple of years and is hopeful of improving a lot more during his stay in the club from his home state.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 months ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru and Goa don’t have same style of football, says Sergio Lobera

Despite being clubbed as the most offensive sides in the ISL, FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera has claimed that his playing style is very different from that of Bengaluru. Mandar Rao Desai reminisced their last ISL final in 2015, stating that his club shouldn’t repeat the same mistakes again.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball7 months ago

ISL 2019 | I won’t be here next year, says John Gregory

Chennaiyin FC’s ISL campaign ended as it had started – with a loss – and the title-winning manager last year, John Gregory has revealed that he won’t be with the club next year. Goa manager Sergio Lobera praised his team, which had some youngsters, as they beat Chennaiyin FC in last league game.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball7 months ago

ISL 2019 | Mistakes sub-standard Coppell cannot afford against Mumbai City FC

ATK take on Mumbai City FC in probably the most important match of the season as they try to stay relevant in the race for the playoffs. However, standing in their way is their own manager Steve Coppell who needs to take a hard look that the humiliating loss against FC Goa to get a result.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball7 months ago

Defensive contributions repressed my attacking attributes in Kerala Blasters, reveals Jackichand Singh

As FC Goa look to finish in the top four for the second consecutive season, scoring goals galore yet again, one cannot overlook the lethality that new import Jackichand Singh has brought to the side. The former Kerala Blasters man revealed that the lack of extra defensive duties has done the trick.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball9 months ago

ISL 2018 | I still prefer playing as a winger that I’ve done all my life, says FC Goa’s Mandar Rao Desai

A mainstay in Goa for years now, Mandar has seen the yesteryears when the likes of Robert Pires, Andre Santos, and Julio Baptista graced the club, before transforming himself into one of the most important pieces of their puzzle today amidst Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia, Ahmed Jahouh and others.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball9 months ago

Playing for national team a dream and I’m happy it’s not easy, says Mandar Rao Desai

FC Goa’s Mandar Rao Desai would be a proper example of the talent pool that the Indian Super League was once formulated and envisioned for. Showing both experience and utility on the field over the years, Mandar now waits for the esteemed national call-up that seems just around the corner.
Subhayan Dutta