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newsfootball3 months ago

Modern-day football is not about sticking to one position, claims Manvir Singh

Indian forward Manvir Singh feels that modern-day football is not about sticking to one position, just as he shuffles between the left-wing and right-wing positions. The ATK-Mohun Bagan FC footballer is now a regular member of the Indian playing XI, having made his international debut back in 2017.
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newsfootball7 months ago

India misses out on 2021 Copa America participation owing to FIFA World Cup qualifiers

India missed out on an opportunity to play in the 2021 Copa America because dates clashed with their World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in June. However, with the CONMEBOL showing interest in inviting India, the Blue Tigers might get a chance in the 2024 edition.
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newsfootballa year ago

Our short-term goal is to qualify for the next AFC Asian Cup, reveals Igor Stimac

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has stated that team India's immediate goal is to qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, in China. The Blue Tigers need to win at least two of their remaining matches in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers to book their place in the continental event.
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newsfootballa year 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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newsfootballa year ago

World Cup Qualifiers will be re-scheduled to 2021 owing to current Covid-19 situation, states AFC

AFC has recently announced that the matches FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, scheduled later for this year, will be rescheduled to next year due to the current Covid-19 situation in many countries. India were set to host Qatar and Afghanistan and travel to Bangladesh to complete their set of matches.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian footballers need more games to handle pressure at International level, claims Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill feels that Indian footballers need to play more games to be able to handle the pressure when they at the International level. The retired footballer admitted that Indian football is heading towards the right direction and it can excel even further with proper exposure at the top level.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian football transfer window to open on August 1

The postponed Indian football transfer window has been approved by FIFA after the season was ended abruptly owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The final of the ISL was played in front of empty stands while the I-League was called-off altogether, with Mohun Bagan awarded the league title.
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newsfootballa year ago

India's World Cup qualifier against Qatar to be played on October 8

India will play its remaining World Cup Qualifiers in October and November, beginning proceedings by hosting Qatar on October 8. Sunil Chhetri and Co. were slated to play three matches, starting from March, but the Covid-19 pandemic situation forced the matches to be suspended and postponed.
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newsfootball2 years ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Created more chances than Afghanistan, deserved more from game, believes Igor Stimac

Indian national team head coach Igor Stimac has stated that India deserved more than a draw after creating more chances against Afghanistan at the World Cup Qualifiers in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Thursday. However, the coach expressed his happiness with the team's performance in the second half.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Before me, India played with six at back and four up front, says Igor Stimac

India football team coach Igor Stimac has stated that he was brought on to change India’s style of play by pointing out how Blue Tigers played long ball football before he arrived on the scene. The Croatian also lamented the lack of injury replacements he has ahead of the next World Cup qualifiers.
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