newsfootball9 days ago

Intercontinental Cup | Anas Edathodika named on Igor Stimac’s list for preparatory camp

Anas Edathodika has been called back into the Indian national camp by coach Igor Stimac for the preparations ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup in July. The 35 probable Indian footballers will attend the camp at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 25 under the guidance of Stimac.
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featurefootball16 days ago

King’s Cup 2019 | India’s predicted XI against Curacao

More than the outcome of the match between India and Curacao, the kind of eleven Igor Stimac starts with would attract huge attention on Wednesday. Taking as many eight debutants with him in the 23-man squad, the Croatian coach has already made a statement about how he sees his side in the future.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball16 days ago

King’s Cup 2019 Preview | India vs Curacao

Igor Stimac is expecting a tough first assignment with the Indian national football team as he takes his freshly trimmed side against a better established side in Curacao in Thailand on Wednesday. India are playing the oldest tournament of Asia after a gap of 38 years with many desperate to impress.
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newsfootball18 days ago

King's Cup | It’s weird, but I am in the best shape of my life right now, asserts Sunil Chhetri

At the age of 34, Sunil Chhetri continues to push himself to improve as the seasoned forward revealed that he currently feels to be in the best shape of his life. Igor Stimac’s India will take on Curacao in their opening game of the upcoming King’s Cup which is scheduled to start on June 5.
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newsfootball18 days 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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newsfootball19 days ago

King’s Cup | We’re going to use the tournament to try few different things, says Igor Stimac

India coach Igor Stimac revealed that he will be trying out new combinations with the Indian football team as they get ready to play in the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. Stimac added that a collective effort is required by the entire Indian public to boost the growth of football in the country.
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newsfootballa month ago

Indians have passion and energy to reach World Cup stage, says Isac Doru

AIFF’s new Technical Director - Isac Doru - claims that young Indian footballers have the desire and ability to make it to the FIFA World Cup in the future but it is bound to take some time. Doru added that the most important thing that the Indian team will have to do is to adapt to modern football.
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newsfootballa month ago

I am happy with the quality of players I have seen, says Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac has revealed that he is more than happy with the quality of Indian football players that he has come across in the national team ever since his appointment as head coach. Stimac has added that he wants the senior players in the team to set a role model for the younger generation.
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newsfootballa month ago

King's Cup 2019 | Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary miss out as AIFF announces 37-man squad

AIFF has announced a 37-man probable squad for the preparatory camp ahead of the King’s Cup and some of the big names missing through injuries are Jeje Lalpekhlua, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan and more. The likes of Jobby Justin, Michael Soosairaj, Komal Thatal are all included though.
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featurefootballa month ago

India at King’s Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent - Curacao

Incoming coach Igor Stimac would have a tricky task when they face Curacao in the King’s Cup next month. With the nation starting to play football only recently and fans oblivious of what to expect from them, we try to look at what are their strengths and weakness and how can India exploit them.
Subhayan Dutta