newsfootball14 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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featurefootball18 days ago

King’s Cup | Predicted XI for India’s third place match against Thailand

With Igor Stimac already assuring that he would want to experiment the remaining players during India’s third-placed game against Thailand, India’s starting line-up would be the most interesting thing of the match on Saturday. Here’s what we think could be India’s field starting lineup.
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featurefootball19 days ago

India against Thailand will determine how fast can Igor Stimac learn

India had a hearty show under new manager Igor Stimac against Curacao in the second half after the Blue Tigers were completely run over by Cuco Martina and co. in the first. While Stimac did show the presence of mind to recover fast, the match against Thailand will show what he has learnt from it.
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newsfootball19 days ago

No reason why Sunil Chhetri can’t keep playing, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia is of the opinion that current India skipper Sunil Chhetri could easily play more given the extreme fitness he has been maintaining over the years. The Indian skipper recently became India’s highest capped player in their recent international match against Curacao.
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newsfootball20 days ago

King’s Cup | I see a lot of desire among the new boys, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has said that he sees a lot of desire among the new-comers in the national football team for the King’s Cup football tournament which starts today in Buriram, Thailand. Chhetri has added that his main focus now is to be in sync with new coach Igor Stimac as soon as possible.
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newsfootball21 days ago

King’s Cup | Technically, Curacao are of a higher class than India on an individual basis, believes Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac is of the belief that Curacao players are technically better than the Indian footballers on an individual basis. The Blue Tigers under the captaincy of Sunil Chhetri will take on Curacao in their opening encounter of the King’s Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand today.
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featurefootball21 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
featurefootball21 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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newsfootball23 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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newsfootball23 days ago

I just want to get the answer quick, says Sunil Chhetri on Indian domestic football confusion

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has said that he wants to get a quick answer on the ongoing confusion regarding the Indian domestic football calendar. The Bengaluru FC captain had led the team in both the domestic club-level tournaments in India - I-League and Indian Super League (ISL).
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