newsfootball8 days ago

We have been miserable away from home, says Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri has stated that India would need to train together for long to overturn their miserable away record in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Indian skipper has also shed light on how Igor Stimac’s playing style hasn’t been very different from what the ISL players follow.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | Anas Edathodika named on Igor Stimac’s list for preparatory camp

Anas Edathodika has been called back into the Indian national camp by coach Igor Stimac for the preparations ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup in July. The 35 probable Indian footballers will attend the camp at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 25 under the guidance of Stimac.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball3 months ago

King’s Cup 2019 Preview | India vs Curacao

Igor Stimac is expecting a tough first assignment with the Indian national football team as he takes his freshly trimmed side against a better established side in Curacao in Thailand on Wednesday. India are playing the oldest tournament of Asia after a gap of 38 years with many desperate to impress.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

King’s Cup | Nishu Kumar, Jobby Justin released from the camp as Igor Stimac selects 23-man Indian team

Nishu Kumar and Jobby Justin were the last two players who were released from the national camp on Saturday as the newly-appointed football coach Igor Stimac finalised the Indian team for the upcoming King’s Cup in Thailand. The Blue Tigers will take on Curacao in their opening encounter on June 5.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Won’t be bogged down if I don’t make final cut, says Micahel Soosairaj

India’s new footballing sensation Michael Soosairaj has stated that he has been working hard in the national camp but won’t be bogged down if he doesn’t make the final cut in the 23-man squad. The national coach has already cut as many as 13 players from the initial 37-man probable squad.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

First tournament will be a little difficult for Igor Stimac, believes Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is of the opinion that the first tournament would be difficult for the newly-appointed Indian team coach Igor Stimac. The Indian men’s team will travel to Thailand for the four-nation tournament King’s Cup in the first week of June and that will be the first assignment for the Stimac.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Win over Thailand in AFC Asian Cup was a statement of our abilities, says Udanta Singh

Udanta Singh has stated that India’s win against Thailand in the first match of the AFC Asian Cup in January this year was a statement of the team’s abilities as a young side. Udanta has also added that the Indian team can only go ahead from this stage and the King’s Cup is another good platform. 
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featurefootball3 months ago

India at King’s Cup 2019 | Know Your Opponent - Curacao

Incoming coach Igor Stimac would have a tricky task when they face Curacao in the King’s Cup next month. With the nation starting to play football only recently and fans oblivious of what to expect from them, we try to look at what are their strengths and weakness and how can India exploit them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

India’s next manager | Under the scanner – Albert Roca

With the AIFF technical committee finally closing in on the much-awaited technical director this week, the national coach is definitely up on the cards next. With numerous candidates applying for the post as well, we would be discussing the pros and cons of appointing fan-favourite Albert Roca.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

India’s Next Gaffer | Under the scanner – Sven-Goran Eriksson

With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on the hunt to replace Stephen Constantine for the position of the coach for the national football team, we look at how the few shortlisted candidates could fare at the job with their preferred tactics and past history starting with Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Subhayan Dutta