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newsfootball5 months ago

Position swap during India U-19 days helped me improve as footballer, admits Pritam Kotal

Indian footballer Pritam Kotal has revealed that him changing from a central midfielder into a more defensive role during his early days has actually helped him improve as a footballer. The right-back guided ATK to their third Indian Super League triumph last season and his second title overall.
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newsfootball7 months ago

AFC credits AIFF's charitable contributions during Covid-19 crisis

The AFC (Asian Football Confederation) has credited the efforts of the AIFF (All India Football Federation) for providing constant financial support towards the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of individual efforts have also been noted in the past few days, which just adds to the context.
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featurefootballa year ago

ISL 2019-20 | Team of the “weak” after Game Phase 2

Indian Super League has completed four rounds of matches after every team has now played four games before the League paused for the international break for two weeks. Let's take a look at players, whose performance were far from average in between matchdays November 1 - November 10.
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featurefootballa year ago

World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Bangladesh - Statistical Preview

India will march onto the field at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday evening as outright favorites when they face-off with Bangladesh. Bodog has also shown their faith in the Blue Tigers after a memorable goalless draw away in Qatar despite missing the services of Sandesh Jhingan.
Bodog India
newsfootballa year ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 23-member Indian squad for Bangladesh tie

Head coach Igor Stimac has named 23 players for the Indian team that will take on Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier game to be played on 15 October at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Sandesh Jhingan and Pronay Halder are not a part of the side because of injury and fitness issues.
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featurefootballa year ago

AIFF’s relentless conundrum endangering national team's FIFA qualifiers

An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count, while a cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. But, a realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run pretty much determines the long run.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa year ago

Igor Stimac and his support staff had drawn up a schedule for every individual player, says Pritam Kotal

Pritam Kotal has said that India’s football coach Igor Stimac and the support staff have prepared a proper fitness schedule for every player ahead of the Intercontinental Cup. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned the players will come fit from here and then focus will be on the technical aspects.
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newsfootballa year ago

King’s Cup | Nishu Kumar, Jobby Justin released from the camp as Igor Stimac selects 23-man Indian team

Nishu Kumar and Jobby Justin were the last two players who were released from the national camp on Saturday as the newly-appointed football coach Igor Stimac finalised the Indian team for the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. The Blue Tigers will take on Curacao in their opening encounter on June 5.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Pronay Halder, Pritam Kotal throw their weights behind Igor Stimac

Indian football’s defensive aces Pronay Halder and Pritam Kotal have stated that the newly-appointed national men’s coach, Igor Stimac is the right man for the job after Stephen Constantine. Halder further went on to state that winning the King’s Cup could be an ideal welcome gift for Stimac.
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newsfootball2 years ago

AFC Asian Cup | Pritam Kotal confident about India's plans against "very good side" UAE

After getting off to a winning start in the AFC Asian Cup, Pritam Kotal has mentioned that the Indian team has got the plans ready for the next game against the UAE. The Blue Tigers will meet the hosts today after they won their first game against Thailand by a big margin of 4-1 goals. 
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