newsfootballa month ago

Before me, India played with six at back and four up front, says Igor Stimac

India football team coach Igor Stimac has stated that he was brought on to change India’s style of play by pointing out how Blue Tigers played long ball football before he arrived on the scene. The Croatian also lamented the lack of injury replacements he has ahead of the next World Cup qualifiers.
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newsfootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Rest and recovery is our primary concern, says Igor Stimac

Indian football coach Igor Stimac on Sunday emphasised that the primary concern ahead of the qualifiers against Afghanistan and Oman is for his players to rest and recover as quickly as possible. The Blue Tigers has trained for two successive days ahead of the clashes on November 14 and 19.
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newsfootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 26-member squad, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem earns first call-up

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 26-member squad on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier games against Afghanistan and Oman. ATK goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, who represented India in the U-17 World Cup, earned his first senior team call-up.
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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | It’s a big regret that I could not make the squad, says Pronay Halder

After being ruled out of India’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers game against Bangladesh due to an injury, defensive midfielder Pronay Halder has expressed that it is a big regret to miss out on the game on October 15. Halder also added that he will try to train hard and get back to full fitness soon.
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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Sandesh Jhingan ruled out of India’s clash against Bangladesh

Defender Sandesh Jhingan was ruled out of India’s Group E Fifa World Cup qualifier game against Bangladesh due to an injury he sustained during a friendly match against NorthEast United. Jhingan joins a growing injury list which includes defensive midfielder Pronay Halder and defender Rahul Bheke.
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featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Where will ATK finish next season

Like every season, ATK would be approaching the tournament with absolute grit and quality, but it is their inconsistency that has been a problem in recent times. However, the club has brought in a title-winning Antonio Habas this season, who could fetch results regardless of those shortcomings.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball6 months ago

King’s Cup 2019 | Players who didn’t get chance last match, will play Thailand, assures Igor Stimac

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has revealed that every player who didn’t get a chance to play against Curacao, would be playing against Thailand for the third-place match in the King’s Cup. The coach also expressed the need to remain injury-free ahead of the Intercontinental Cup.
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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
newsfootball7 months 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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featurefootball8 months ago

India’s next manager | Under the Scanner – Sam Allardyce

With AIFF racing against time at the moment to get the right man for the job of the national men’s team coach, who would work in tandem with the recently appointed technical director Doru Isac, we look at the pros and cons of yet another potential candidate in the form of England’s Sam Allardyce.
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