newsfootball19 days ago

Former Indian International Gouramangi Singh joins FC Bengaluru United as first team coach

Former Indian International Gouramangi Singh, who played 71 times in the national colours, has been appointed as the first-team coach of FC Bengaluru United. The 33-year-old former Indian centre back, who last played for I-League side NEROCA FC, has revealed why he choose coaching over playing.
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newsfootball20 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Anas Edathodika returns to national squad against Oman

Veteran Indian defender Anas Edathodika has returned to the national squad against Oman after he missed the Afghanistan game last week due to his mother's demise. Coach Igor Stimac expressed his happiness with his return while Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu praised Anas for his commitment.
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newsfootball21 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know how tough the Oman game will be, admits Igor Stimac

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has admitted that the game will be tough against Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Tuesday for their fifth match of the qualifiers, as he provided an update on the squad. Indian captain Sunil Chhetri shared his thoughts on the match.
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featurefootball21 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
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newsfootball21 days ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Seiminlen Doungel dedicates equalizer to entire family

India's young winger Seiminlen Doungel, who scored a late equalizer against Afghanistan in the World Cup qualifiers, during the injury time has dedicated the goal to his entire family. The youngster also spoke about the motivation by his wife and the inspiration he draws from Sunil Chhetri.
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newsfootball21 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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featurefootball22 days ago

Unpopular Opinion | India don’t deserve to qualify for World Cup anyway

Before the nation starts lamenting yet another World Cup miss for India, something that could come as early as next week, a more viable question would be if our nation even deserve to be on that stage. We are football fans first and what our team is playing right now isn’t football to begin with.
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featurefootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Afghanistan

India comes into their fourth match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign under heavy pressure as they face a must-win match with some of their crucial players missing at the back. However, while it may seem that way by their previous results, Afghanistan are no pushovers in their backyard.
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newsfootballa month ago

Need to score more goals to get points on table, feels Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

India football team’s goalkeeper Gurpeet Singh Sandhu has stated that while he has been convinced that India are a tough nut to crack now, the side needs to score more frequently. The custodian also admitted that the team has been taking some time to properly adapt the philosophy of the coach.
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newsfootballa month ago

ISL 2019-20 | Bengaluru’s Erik Paartalu happy to come back and get three points

Bengaluru FC's Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu expressed his happiness to come back from the injury and to get their first win of the season. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin's Lithuanian striker Nerijus Valskis apologised to the fans for their third loss of the season against Bengaluru FC 3-0.
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