featurefootball23 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.
Subhayan Dutta
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.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa month ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Igor Stimac announces 26-member squad, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem earns first call-up

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has announced a 26-member squad on Wednesday for India's upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier games against Afghanistan and Oman. ATK goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, who represented India in the U-17 World Cup, earned his first senior team call-up.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

We deserved to win against FC Goa, claims Bengaluru FC coach Carlos Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC shared the spoils with FC Goa in the Indian Super League clash on Monday at the Kanteerava Stadium and the Blues’ head coach Carlos Cuadrat believes they deserved the three points. Ashique Kuruniyan’s mistake led to a late penalty which decided the fate of the encounter.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

ISL 2019-20 | It was difficult match against tough opposition, says Sergio Lobera

FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera stated that he was satisfied with the draw against Bengaluru FC given the match was against a difficult side and the hosts didn’t play like they deserved to win anyway. The Spanish manager, however, didn’t believe that Edu Bedia and Hugo Boumous’ absence was the problem.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Important thing is getting more chances to play, admits Brandon Fernandes

Goa's 25-year-old talent Brandon Fernandes reckons that as he heads towards the peak of his professional football career, the most important thing is to play week in week out. Brandon further admitted that despite losing Miku, Bengaluru FC will give his team a proper title race this season as well.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

ISL 2019-20 | Everything you saw on pitch was worked on before, says Robert Jarni

NorthEast United manager Robert Jarni revealed on Monday that every move the Highlanders made at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium was practised before in the training ground. The gaffer was also all praise for the fans, who turned up in Bengaluru in the heavy downpour to support the side.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 months ago

FIFA 2022 WC Qualifier | Know Your Opponent – Bangladesh

Playing Bangladesh would be tricky, to put it mildly, for despite being the weakest side in the group one cannot undermine their will to defend robustly to pull out a scrappy draw. However, India would’ve enough firepower to score from open play and set-pieces if counter-attacking isn’t an option.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

Got into football when my school team needed left-winger, reveals Ashique Kuruniyan

New Bengaluru FC signing Ashique Kuruniyan has revealed that he had started his career as a sprinter before his PE teacher asked him to play as a left winger in the school team. BFC skipper Sunil Chhetri was all praise for the youngster stating him as a pure talent who doesn’t understand pressure.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Love to dribble and sprint, Sahal Abdul Samad gets his inspiration from Lionel Messi

22-year-old Sahal Abdul Samad has said he loves to dribble and sprint wherever he plays and tries to watch and learn the Argentine maestro Lionel Messi. The youngster believes India can win the fixture against Oman in November and hope for a berth in the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.
SportsCafe Desk