newsfootball23 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | We really miss Sandesh Jhingan’s presence in defence, says Rahul Bheke

Defender Rahul Bheke admitted that the Blue Tigers are really missing Sandesh Jhingan’s presence in the backline. With three draws and a loss, India will need two convincing wins at the very least in their next two games — away to Oman at the Al-Seeb Stadium on Tuesday being the next.
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newsfootballa month ago

Before me, India played with six at back and four up front, says Igor Stimac

India football team coach Igor Stimac has stated that he was brought on to change India’s style of play by pointing out how Blue Tigers played long ball football before he arrived on the scene. The Croatian also lamented the lack of injury replacements he has ahead of the next World Cup qualifiers.
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newsfootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 26-member squad, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem earns first call-up

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 26-member squad on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier games against Afghanistan and Oman. ATK goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, who represented India in the U-17 World Cup, earned his first senior team call-up.
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newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Kerala Blasters get in Raju Gaikwad as Sandesh Jhingan replacement

Kerala Blasters have been swift in getting a like for like replacement in Raju Gaekwad for their injured centre half Sandesh Jhingan, who would be out for at least six months and miss the full season. Having previously worked with Gaekwad in the I-League, the coach has known him well all his life.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Played while my Dad was in operation theatre, reveals Adil Khan

India’s savior from their third World Cup qualifier match against Bangladesh on Tuesday, Adil Khan has revealed that he had to play through his father’s heart operation. The veteran centre-half has also stated that he was happy with his performance but not with the team’s eventual outcome.
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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Expected India to overcome Qatar, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Ahead of the Group E World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has said that he expected team India to win against Qatar in the historic goalless draw last month. Bangladesh is heading into the game on the back of a 0-2 loss at home to Qatar on October 10.
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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball2 months 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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newsfootball2 months 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 months 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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