newsfootball11 days ago

Couldn’t sleep for two-three days after Asian Cup exit, reveals Pronay Halder

India and ATK’s defensive midfielder Pronay Halder has revealed that he couldn’t sleep for a few days after his mistake cost India a place in the knockout phase of AFC Asian Cup. His coach Steve Coppell has described the play as a stoic and performed professionally after the disappointment.
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newsfootball14 days ago

India jumps two spots to be ranked 101 in FIFA world rankings

The Indian football team has climbed two slots from 103 to be ranked 101 in the recent update of the FIFA rankings for the national teams. The Blue Tigers, who are still waiting for a new coach, have a total tally of 1219 points and are 18th among all Asian countries on the list.
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newsfootballa month ago

AFC Asia Cup was incredible experience, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu reckons that the recent outing at the AFC Asian Cup, which was held in the UAE, will serve as an invaluable experience to the Indian team despite the disappointing end. India were knocked out in the group stages after falling to a last-gasp defeat in the match against Bahrain.
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featurefootball2 months ago

ISL 2019 | What Clicked and What Didn’t – Kerala Blasters

Another season gone by and it ends on a similar note for Kerala Blasters as the side succumbed to nine draws and seven defeats under two managers to finish at a meekly ninth position. With Nelo Vingada already revamping the side, he would first need to recognize and cut away the dead weight.
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newsfootball2 months ago

No plan to appoint new head coach before April-May, reveals AIFF secretary Kushal Das

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das has revealed that there are no plans to appoint a new head coach for the Indian team before April or May and they are yet to seek applications for the same. Stephen Constantine stepped down as coach after India fell to a last-gasp loss to Bahrain in the Asian Cup.
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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA rankings | India exit top 100 after Asian Cup disappointment

For the first time since February 2018, India slipped outside of the top-100 in the latest FIFA Rankings update which was released on Thursday. The Blue Tigers dropped from 1240 points to 1219 which saw Sunil Chhetri & Co. drop to 103rd in the rankings after the departure of Stephen Constantine.
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newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019 | Most important thing now is to recover confidence, says Nelo Vingada

Kerala Blasters FC coach, Nelo Vingada, has revealed that his side has it in them to beat the high-flying Bengaluru FC as they go up against in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Vingada added that his side will be at their very best even though there are no chances of them making the play-off stage.
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newsfootball3 months ago

ISL | The next game is always the most important one, says Sandesh Jhingan

Sandesh Jhingan has stated that the next game is always the most important one for him and added that he and his teammates would try their best to go out and win the match for their fans. The Kerala Blasters have not had a good ISL season so far as they currently stand eighth on the points table.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We gave our 100 per cent in every match, asserts Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje Lalpekhlua was adamant that the Indian football team gave their 100 per cent in every match and were unfortunate to exit the tournament after the group stage. India suffered a last-minute goal against Bahrain which crushed their chance of making the knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We should have reached the next round in the Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has claimed that the Blue Tigers should have definitely made it to the knockout stage of the ongoing 2019 AFC Asian Cup. India suffered a heartbreaking loss in the final stages of their last Group A encounter against Bahrain which knocked them out of the competition.
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