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newsfootball17 days ago

India come out on top against Afghanistan in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

On Saturday, the Indian men's football team defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in Kolkata in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers third round. Sunil Chhetri scored a fantastic free-kick, while Sahal Abdul Samad held his cool to score the game-winner in the extra time; Afghanistan's goal came from Zubayr Amiri.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Will carry the SAFF Cup experience forever, asserts Suresh Wangjam

Indian footballer Suresh Wangjam believes the experience gained from the recent SAFF Cup win will be carried along his entire career. The youngster played a pivotal role in the title-winning campaign and he even scored the second goal in the final against Nepal, which India eventually won 3-0.
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newsfootball8 months ago

2021 SAFF Cup | We were doubted and written off by all after first two matches, recalls Sahal Abdul Samad

Indian footballer Sahal Abdul Samad recalled how they were doubted by all and even written off after the draws in the first two matches, against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The Blue Tigers eventually won all their four matches following that, and claimed the SAFF Cup for a record eighth time.
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newsfootball8 months ago

2021 SAFF Cup | India claim eighth title with a 3-0 win over Nepal

India claimed their eighth SAFF Cup title with a commanding 3-0 win over Nepal in the final, at the National Stadium, in Male, on Sunday evening. Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring for India in the 48th minute, while Suresh Wangjam and Sahal Abdul Samad were also in the scoresheet.
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featurefootballa year ago

India vs Oman | Match preview, key players, when and where to watch

The Blue Tigers will resume international football after a 16-month gap against Oman, at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium, in Dubai, on Thursday evening. The Gulf nation has already defeated India twice in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, with the last match H2H match ending 0-1 in Oman's favour.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Growing expectations pushes me to become better footballer, admits Sahal Abdul Samad

Indian footballer Sahal Abdul Samad admitted that the increasing expectations from legendary footballers like IM Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia, and Sunil Chhetri has pushed him to become a better footballer. The footballer made his international debut in 2019 and since then been a regular for India.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Sahal Abdul Samad signs contract extention with Kerala Balsters till 2025

Indian footballer Sahal Abdul Samad has signed a contract extension with Kerala Blasters FC which will see him at the club till 2025. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC has also convinced their Brazilian stopper, Eli Sabia, to prolong his stay at the club ahead of the new Indian Super League season.
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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball3 years 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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