newsfootball6 days ago

ISL 2019 | It’s not a calamity to lose one game, claims Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC coach, Carles Cuadrat, played down suggestions of a calamity within his team after the table-toppers fell to a rare 2-1 defeat at the hands of last year’s winners - Chennaiyin FC. Cuadrat rested the likes of Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh and Albert Serran for last night’s game.
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featurefootball7 days ago

ISL 2019 | Carles Cuadrat’s ‘physicality’ concerns Bengaluru FC’s biggest barrier this season

The international break has seemingly changed things drastically for few sides in the Indian Super League with the severest blow evidently taken by Bengaluru FC. However, as far as their manager Carles Cuadrat is concerned, the Spaniard seems to have hit a mental block of sorts at this junction.
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newsfootball7 days 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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newsfootball8 days 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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newsfootball9 days ago

Sunil Chhetri can compete in the Portuguese top tier, believes Oceano da Cruz

Iran coach Carlos Quieroz’s right-hand man Oceano da Cruz has heaped praise on Sunil Chhetri and mentioned that the Indian forward is still capable of playing in the top tier of Portuguese football. Chhetri enjoyed stints with the reserve team of Sporting Lisbon in Portugal earlier in his career.
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newsfootball10 days 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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newsfootball10 days ago

Bhubaneshwar to host 2019 Super Cup in March

The second edition of the Super Cup is scheduled to take place from March 15 to April 13, 2019, and it will take place in the city of Bhubaneshwar. The competition will see the six top teams from the ISL and I-League qualifying directly while the others would have to come through qualifying.
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newsfootball15 days ago

India should play better Asian teams to know its standard, asserts Sunil Chhetri

Underlining the importance of playing against better teams of the continent, Sunil Chhetri has stated that the Indian team will know its standard only after meeting teams from seventh to 15th rank in Asia. He has also added that many top teams don’t give a nod to play India in friendlies.
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newsfootball22 days ago

Passion for football is growing in India, says Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia is of the opinion that there is a rise in the passion for football among the Indians at this stage and the youngsters need someone like Sunil Chhetri to look up to. The former midfielder also opined that Chhetri should be involved actively with the sport even after taking retirement.
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newsfootball23 days 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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