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newsfootball6 days ago

Sahal Abdul Samad is the future star of India, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that youngster Abdul Sahal Samad can be the next big player for the national side. The Kerela Blasters FC player rose to prominence after performing exceedingly well in the 2018-19 Indian Super League season and has been a regular for India ever since.
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newsfootballa month ago

Eagerly waiting to play under Kibu Vicuna, admits Sahal Abdul Samad

Kerala Blasters’ midfield sensation Abdul Sahal Samad stated that he is eagerly waiting to play under their newly appointed coach Kibu Vicuna in the future. The footballer was the ISL emerging player of the year in 2018-19 and since then has played 9 matches for the National team.
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newsfootball6 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Kerala Blasters doing everything to achieve the best they can, claims Eelco Schattorie

Kerala Blasters coach Eelco Schattorie has claimed that club are trying to do their best and to achieve the best they can despite injuries affecting the team. The Blasters play Bengaluru FC next at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday with both sides looking to get their seasons back on track.
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featurefootball7 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball7 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Afghanistan

India comes into their fourth match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign under heavy pressure as they face a must-win match with some of their crucial players missing at the back. However, while it may seem that way by their previous results, Afghanistan are no pushovers in their backyard.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball7 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | People thinking I don’t like Sahal really irritates me, admits Eelco Schattorie

Kerala Blasters FC head coach Eelco Schattorie denied rumours of a rift between him and fan-favourite Sahal and further went on to heap praise upon the player for his performance against Odisha on Friday. He also spoke highly of Prasanth and expressed his concerns about the growing list of injuries.
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newsfootball7 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Eelco Schattorie emphasize’s Sahal’s importance in “big capital letters”

Kerala Blasters head coach Eelco Schattorie has asserted that he is happy to have fan-favourite Sahal Abdul Samad in the team despite giving him fewer playing minutes in the last three matches. Moreover, the coach blamed the defensive lapses in the losing games and the injury concerns.
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newsfootball7 months 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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newsfootball7 months ago

Hyderabad not under more pressure than us, says Eelco Schattorie

Kerala Blasters head coach Eelco Schattorie has refused the suggestions that the travelling team, Hyderabad FC, will be under more pressure than his team when the sides lock horns on Saturday. The Dutch coach does not believe there is anything called a psychological edge in football.
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featurefootball8 months ago

FIFA 2022 WC Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Bangladesh

Playing Bangladesh would be tricky, to put it mildly, for despite being the weakest side in the group one cannot undermine their will to defend robustly to pull out a scrappy draw. However, India would’ve enough firepower to score from open play and set-pieces if counter-attacking isn’t an option.
Subhayan Dutta