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featurefootball3 days ago

Four-foreigner rule in ISL will slowly but steadily give Indian football the push it desperately needs

The 2020-21 Indian Super League will see only four foreigners in the starting XI for every team, which must include a player from an AFC nation. While this was a move that should have been taken earlier, it's better than never and the returns set will benefit Indian football - slowly and steadily.
sounak mullick
newsfootball12 days ago

Indian Football News | Would be fruitful and satisfying to play in 2023 AFC Asian Cup, admits Sunil Chhetri

Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri has admitted that it would be very fruitful and satisfying to be a part of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which can well be his last major outing. The legendary footballer has already been a part of two Asian Cups, in 2011 and in the most recent edition, in 2019.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball13 days ago

Where are the results: Igor Stimac flattered to deceive during his two-year stint as coach

It has been more than two years since Igor Stimac was appointed the head coach of the Indian team, and has seen a lot of ups and downs throughout his stint. In the 17 matches, he has been in charge of the Blue Tigers, they have won three, losing seven and playing out a draw on as many occasions.
sounak mullick
featurefootball15 days ago

Challenges galore for the Blue Tigers come SAFF Championship after unimpressive show against Nepal in friendlies

India managed to register a 2-1 win over Nepal in the second international friendly in Kathmandu, on Sunday, after a 1-1 draw in the first encounter. However, given the current FIFA rankings and the past records, India’s performance against their neighbours was far from convincing.
sounak mullick
newsfootball16 days ago

Despite win over Nepal, India still has lot to improve on, says coach Igor Stimac

Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac feels that there are a lot of areas in which they can improve, in spite of the 2-1 win over Nepal on Sunday. Goals from Farukh Choudhary and Sunil Chhetri were enough to seal a win, which came as a sigh of relief after a 1-1 draw in the previous match.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball17 days ago

IND vs NEP | Sunil Chettri & Farukh Choudhary's goals give India much-needed win over Nepal

The Indian team registered a 2-1 victory over Nepal in the second friendly on Sunday. After a 1-1 draw in the first encounter, the onus was on the Indians to force a favourable result. Even though they did manage to do it eventually, it was hardwork for Igor Stimac's men.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball20 days ago

India settle for 1-1 draw against Nepal in friendly

India settled for a 1-1 draw against Nepal in their friendly match played in Kathmandu, on Thursday evening. Anjan Bista scored for the hosts in the 36th minute by virtue of a mishap between an Indian defender and the goalkeeper, while Anirudh Thapa restored parity at the stroke of the hour mark.
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newsfootball3 months ago

ISL 2021-22 | Sunil Chhetri signs fresh two-year deal with Bengaluru FC

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri has penned down a fresh two-year deal with Bengaluru FC that will keep him at the club till 2023. The talismanic striker joined the Blues way back in 2013 - their debut season and has been an instrumental figure in each of their trophy wins over the years.
Press Release
featurefootball3 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Afghanistan - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

The Indian football team registered their first win of the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers against Bangladesh in the previous game. However, they need at least a draw against Afghanistan to finish at the third position in Group E and further their case for qualification to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
sounak mullick
newsfootball3 months ago

Sunil Chhetri trains like is he 25, plays like he is 25, and scores goals like he is 25, exclaims Igor Stimac

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac feels that talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri has defied his age with the class act against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, on Monday evening. The forward scored a brace against their arch-rivals to bring up India's first win after 11 mathces.
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