newsfootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Draw against Bengaluru FC was good result, reckons Farukh Choudhary

Jamshedpur FC’s in-form striker Farukh Choudhary reckons that their 0-0 draw in a tough game against defending champions Bengaluru FC was a good result for them. Unbeaten so far, Jamshedpur will be on the road to face ATK in their fourth match of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | We won despite it being difficult match for us, admits Antonio Habas

ATK head coach Antonio Habas has admitted that their match against Chennaiyin FC was a difficult one by all means but praised his players for churning out a win despite that. He cited the instance of their loss in Kerala, stating that sometimes playing well doesn’t result in a win and vice versa.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Our chances increase by 20 per cent with support of our fans, says Antonio Habas

Before the first home game against Hyderabad, ATK coach Antonio Habas has said that their chances of a win increase by 20 per cent with the support of the fans and said the support should be earned rather than asked. Defender Prabir Das thanked the management for rehabilitating him from his injury.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 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
newsfootball4 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Kerala Blasters are triple favourites to win title, says Terry Phelan

Former Kerala Blasters technical director and manager, Terry Phelan is confident that the ISL side would finally win the title, especially after the transfer window they have had. The former Leeds United and Chelsea player believes Durand Cup could have seen more ISL teams fielding first team.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball5 months 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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featurefootball6 months ago

India against Thailand will determine how fast can Igor Stimac learn

India had a hearty show under new manager Igor Stimac against Curacao in the second half after the Blue Tigers were completely run over by Cuco Martina and co. in the first. While Stimac did show the presence of mind to recover fast, the match against Thailand will show what he has learnt from it.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball6 months ago

No reason why Sunil Chhetri can’t keep playing, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia is of the opinion that current India skipper Sunil Chhetri could easily play more given the extreme fitness he has been maintaining over the years. The Indian skipper recently became India’s highest capped player in their recent international match against Curacao.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball6 months ago

King’s Cup 2019 | When were supposed to shoot, we were passing, says Igor Stimac

India’s national team football coach Igor Stimac has stated that his side’s decision making in the attacking third was the biggest mistake they committed against Curacao on Wednesday. The Blue Tigers started King’s Cup with a 1-3 defeat in Buriram, Thailand, as they get ready for third place match.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball6 months ago

King’s Cup 2019 | India’s predicted XI against Curacao

More than the outcome of the match between India and Curacao, the kind of eleven Igor Stimac starts with would attract huge attention on Wednesday. Taking as many eight debutants with him in the 23-man squad, the Croatian coach has already made a statement about how he sees his side in the future.
Subhayan Dutta