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featurefootball2 months ago

80 not-out : Why Sunil Chhetri is a phenomenon like no other

Sunil Chhetri recently guided India to their eighth SAFF Cup title, with a 3-0 win over Nepal in the final of the tournament, in the Maldives. The striker netted his 80th goal in national colours, thus equalling Lionel Messi as the joint second-highest active international goal scorer.
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featurefootball6 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Afghanistan - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

The Indian football team registered their first win of the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers against Bangladesh in the previous game. However, they need at least a draw against Afghanistan to finish at the third position in Group E and further their case for qualification to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
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featurefootball6 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Bangladesh - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

India will aim for nothing less than a win when they take on arch-rivals Bangladesh in the ongoing 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, on Monday. The Blue Tigers are yet to register a single win in the ongoing World Cup qualifying campaign, having lost three and sharing points on as many occasions.
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featurefootball6 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | India vs Qatar - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

With qualification for the 2022 World Cup all but over, India will be aiming to be log as many points as possible in the remaining games to stay in the hunt for a spot in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The Blue Tigers are set to lock horns with Qatar, a team that is 47 places higher in the FIFA rankings.
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featurefootball7 months ago

Hyderabad FC's vision to push youngsters is an asset for Indian football, asserts Chinglensana Singh

Chinglensana Singh's long waiting hours at the dug-out was finally over, with his move from FC Goa to Hyderabad FC proving to be career-changing for the footballer. The Manipuri was not only one of the best defenders in the 2020-21 ISL, but also earned himself a cap for India owing to his fine form.
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featurefootball8 months ago

How India fabricated its most horrifying evening in a decade

The scoreline might have hurt, but the way India was dominated in the 0-6 defeat to UAE last Monday has left a deep scar which will take time to heal. With a couple of months left for the remainder of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, head coach Igor Stimac must take drastic steps to redeem himself.
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featurefootball8 months ago

India vs UAE | Match preview, key players, when and where to watch

In spite of a shaky start to the game against Oman, India staged a fitting comeback by virtue of a splendid header from Manvir Singh from a Bipin Singh cross. Now, Igor Stimac's men will be facing a tougher opponent in the form of UAE at the Zabeel Stadium, in Dubai, this Monday evening.
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featurefootball8 months ago

India vs Oman | Match preview, key players, when and where to watch

The Blue Tigers will resume international football after a 16-month gap against Oman, at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium, in Dubai, on Thursday evening. The Gulf nation has already defeated India twice in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, with the last match H2H match ending 0-1 in Oman's favour.
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featurefootball9 months ago

Throwback Thursday | The magical night In New Delhi when India claimed its first ever Nehru Cup

Indian football has traversed through many decades, with many moods to it, with some of them worth forgetting while many are worth to be cherished. In this edition of 'Throwback Thursday', we roll-back the clock to India's historic maiden Nehru Cup triumph, in New Delhi, back in 2007.
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featurefootball9 months ago

From evading Spain to Indian National Team selection - The Ishan Pandita Story

A few months ago, Ishan Pandita was not inclined to fly back to his native land but was forced to do so with the prevailing pandemic situations. Currently, he’s an overnight sensation in India and one of 35 players to have been selected by national coach Igor Stimac for upcoming assignments.
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