newsfootball9 hours ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | India under pressure at home, believes Bobby Mimms

Bangladesh goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms is of the belief that India will be under pressure of losing in front of their home crowd in their World Cup qualifier game against Bangladesh at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. India will be missing the services of defender Sandesh Jhingan due to an injury.
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newsfootball10 hours ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Prepared to face Bangladesh, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Anirudh Thapa has said that the Indian football team is now "mentally, physically and strategically" prepared for the Bangladesh challenge and feels a full house crowd will work in the home team’s favour. Thapa made his senior debut for India last year in a resounding 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei.
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newsfootballa day ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India still overwhelming favorites despite Sandesh Jhingan's absence, opines Jamie Day

Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day has said the Indian team will start as overwhelming favourites in the upcoming World Cup qualifier in Kolkata despite Sandesh Jhingan's absence. The Bangladesh coach also added that he has seen the way the Indian football team has progressed in recent times.
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newsfootball2 days 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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newsfootball2 days ago

Indian football team overly-reliant on Sunil Chhetri for goalscoring, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said that the goalscoring in the Indian football team is heavily dependent on Sunil Chhetri and the other players need to step up and score goals. Chhetri has scored The Blue Tigers’ only goal in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers so far.
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newsfootball3 days 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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newsfootball4 days ago

Sandesh Jhingan gets injured in India’s friendly with NorthEast United FC

The Indian football team might just have been dealt the biggest blow ahead of their third FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh as veteran defender Sandesh Jhingan was seen limping off in the second half. The Blue Tigers just managed a draw against the ISL club in Guwahati.
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newsfootball16 days ago

Hope to play my part in this team for as long as the coach wants me to, says Adil Khan

After suffering a career-threatening injury in 2014, Adil Khan has returned to the national team after a hiatus of seven years and cemented his position in the central defence position. Adil is hopeful that he will play his part in the team for as long as coach Igor Stimac wants him to.
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newsfootballa month ago

FIFA 2022 WC Qualifier | Plan was to play without fear, says Sandesh Jhingan

India centre half Sandesh Jhingan has revealed that India had decided to play without fear above everything when they took on continental champions Qatar on Tuesday. The veteran also admitted that moving away from the long-ball approach has seen many positives for the team under Igor Stimac.
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newsfootballa month ago

Twitter reacts as India become the only Asian side to not lose against Qatar in 2019

India held Asian champions Qatar to a 0-0 draw to produce one of the best results in the history of Indian football. With this, India became the only Asian side to not lose against Qatar in 2019. Football fans reacted on the same and showered praise on the Blue Tigers for the historic draw in Doha.
Soumil Khare