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newsfootballa year ago

India slips to 107 in latest FIFA rankings, Iran best-placed Asian team at 22nd spot

The Indian football team, also known as the Blue Tigers, slipped two places in the latest FIFA rankings -- at 107th. India played out a draw and also posted a win against neighbours Nepal (world no.168) in the friendlies played recently in Kathmandu, which saw them lose some crucial points.
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newsfootballa year ago

Senior players of the Indian squad have been extremely supportive, admits Rahim Ali

Indian forward Rahim Ali, who made his International debut against Nepal on Thursday evening, admitted that the senior players of the squad have been extremely supportive towards him. Even though India settled for a 1-1 draw against a low-ranked Nepal side, Rahim was awarded the 'Man of the Match'.
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newsfootballa year 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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newsfootballa year ago

Opportunity to play International football in testing times is soothing, states Igor Stimac

Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac stated that playing International football in the pandemic-stricken world is soothing for the players, with them set to take on Nepal in a couple of friendlies. The Blue Tigers will play their first match on September 2 and the next on September 5.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian national team reaches Nepal for friendlies on September 2 and 5

The Indian football team landed in Kathmandu ahead of their friendly matches against Nepal on September 2 and 5, which is Blue Tigers' first assignment following the 2022 WCQ. The entire squad was undergoing a training camp in Kolkata, having also played a couple of practice matches in the city.
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newsfootballa year ago

Igor Stimac announce 25-man squad for friendlies against Nepal

Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac has announced a 2-member squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Nepal on September 2 and 5. With most of the players undergoing national camp in Kolkata, the ATK-Mohun Bagan players recently joined the camp after their AFC Cup assignment.
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newsfootballa year ago

Legendary Indian footballer O Chandrasekharan passes away

Former footballer and part of the Indian team that featured at the 1960 Rome Olympics - O Chandrasekharan, passed away at the age of 86 in Kochi, on Tuesday. Just a few days ago, another member of the famous squad from India’s last football appearance at the Games, SS Hakim also breathed his last.
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newsfootballa year ago

1960 Rome Olympics footballer SS Hakim passes away

Former Indian footballer and part of the squad that featured in the 1960 Rome Olympics, SS Hakim, passed away at the age of 82, in Gulbarga, last Sunday. Post his playing days, Hakim was seen in various managerial roles, having assisted the legendary P.K.Benerjee for the 1982 Asian Games.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indio to kick-off SAFF Championship campaign against Bangladesh on October 3

The Indian football team will begin their 2021 SAFF Championship campaign against Bangladesh on October 3 at the National Football Stadium, in Male. The Igor Stimac coached side is currently undergoing a preparatory camp in Kolkata, ahead of their friendly matches against Nepal, in September.
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newsfootballa year ago

Croatia stint will would test me to the the limit, claims Sandesh Jhinghan

Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhinghan believes that his stint with Croatian top-tier side HNK Sibenik will test him to the limit, as well as enhance his game. Having played his entire career in the Indian circuit, the Kerala-based footballer recently joined the European club from ATK-Mohun Bagan.
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