newsfootball3 days ago

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | Igor Stimac releases six players from national camp

Igor Stimac continued his typical selection process where he decided to trim players after calling them in bulk, with as many as six players getting the cut at the first go this time. The Indian team is preparing for their WC qualifiers opener against Oman, scheduled to take place next month.
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featurefootballa month ago

AIFF’s relentless conundrum endangering national team's FIFA qualifiers

An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count, while a cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. But, a realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run pretty much determines the long run.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa month ago

Guwahati and Kolkata will play host to FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Bangladesh

As per recent reports, Guwahati and Kolkata are the two prime locations to host India’s World Cup qualifying matches against Oman and Bangladesh respectively. The Blue Tigers led by Sunil Chhetri have been placed in Group E along with Asian champions Qatar, Oman, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
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newsfootballa month ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Might lose Sandesh Jhingan for 4-5 weeks, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has said that star defender Sandesh Jhingan would be out for four to five weeks after he suffered a seemingly hamstring injury in the first half of the match. He also said that now he is clear about who would be in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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newsfootballa month ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Indian football has grown a lot in last 5 years, implies Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is of the opinion that Indian football has developed a lot mostly in the last five years. The Indian goalkeeper has also stated that he can see an improvement in the mentality of the members of the senior national team now, and that the team is on the right track.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Main problem in Asian football is lack of concentration, says Igor Stimac

India football coach Igor Stimac has stated that concentration lapses at the back has been a consistent element in Asian football after his side became a prime example of the same on Sunday. The coach also rued his team’s display after they were beaten essentially by an U-23 Tajikistan side.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | Igor Stimac promises to back Narender Gahlot after Sunday debacle

Igor Stimac has stated that he realized debutant Narender Gahlot had lost much of the ground in the second-half of the match on Sunday, but has vowed to the back the defender having talent akin to European players. Meanwhile, the manager rued individual errors in India’s 22-4 loss to Tajikistan.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup 2019 | We are keeping future of Indian football in mind, says Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac has said that the management is keeping the future of India football in mind and hence there is an inclusion of newcomers in the senior national side. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned that all the members in the national side are quite motivated ahead of the Intercontinental Cup.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Igor Stimac and his support staff had drawn up a schedule for every individual player, says Pritam Kotal

Pritam Kotal has said that India’s football coach Igor Stimac and the support staff have prepared a proper fitness schedule for every player ahead of the Intercontinental Cup. Sandesh Jhingan has mentioned the players will come fit from here and then focus will be on the technical aspects.
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newsfootball2 months 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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