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newsfootball20 hours ago

India slip to 109th spot in latest FIFA rankings

The Indian Men’s football team has dropped by a place and is now stationed at the 109th position as per the latest FIFA rankings. 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Belgium remained at the pole position in the rankings, closely followed by France and Brazil at the second and third spots respectively.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Strikers to be blamed for poor show against Bangladesh and Afghanistan, claims Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri feels that the strikers are to be blamed for poor performances against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The Blue Tigers might be out of the contention for the World Cup but can still qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup by winning two of the remaining games.
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newsfootball19 days ago

India along with four others submit bid for hosting 2027 AFC Asian Cup

India is amongst the five countries to have submitted the bid for hosting the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, with the confederation set to pick the host for the event next year. Even though the Blue Tigers featured in four AFC Asian Cups, the last in 2019, they've never hosted the continental event.
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newsfootballa month ago

Want to join a club that will help me become a better version, asserts Sandesh Jhingan

Sandesh Jhingan has clearly stated that he wants to sign for a club that will help him to grow as a footballer, so he’s not in a hurry to make a decision hastily. It has been almost been three months since Sandesh Jhinghan is without a club after Kerala Blasters FC terminated his contract.
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newsfootballa month ago

Sunil Chhetri has mentored me from the first day, reveals Udanta Singh

Indian winger Udanta Singh stated that Sunil Chhetri has been mentoring from his early days and helped him cope up with many difficult situations in the past. The speedy winger made his International debut back in 2016, having earned 27 caps so far and was part of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup squad.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Developing sixth sense necessary for strikers to succeed, opines Bhaichung Bhutia

Former Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia feels that strikers need to develop sixth to become successful in their trade. The footballer was once the highest goal scorer for the Indian national football team, which was later surpassed by current Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri a few years ago.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Letter to include East Bengal in the ISL was sent without permission, claims FPAI

The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) has clearly stated the letter sent to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by them to include East Bengal in the Indian Super League was done without their permission. East Bengal is likely to continue playing in the I-League next season.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in front of empty stands is disadvantageous, admits Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac believes that hosting Qatar and Afghanistan in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers without fans would be a great disadvantage for the Indian football team. India is set to play the remaining matches of the qualifiers in October-November, later this year as per the revised dates.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Igor Stimac eyes Europe for eight-week camp ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Igor Stimac has already identified three destinations in Europe for conducting camps ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, even though he’s yet to formulate a plan with lockdown still in place. India is slated to play against Qatar, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in their remaining matches.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We have started talks with stakeholders for resumption of football, states AIFF

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das has stated that they already in talks with the stakeholders about how to resume football activities in India. The apex body is also closely monitoring the situation in countries where football leagues have resumed, while they wait for the government’s nod.
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