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newsfootball3 months ago

One heavy defeat will certainly not make us give up, proclaims Igor Stimac

India's head coach Igor Stimac proclaimed that the heavy defeat against UAE won’t make them give up, as the Blue Tigers prepare for the remainder of their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The Blue Tigers will play Qatar (3rd June), Bangladesh (7th June), and Afghanistan (15th June) to end their campaign.
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newsfootball3 months ago

India's World Cup dream is achievable, needs years of work at grassroots and youth level, claims Edu Bedia

FC Goa midfielder Edu Bedia feels that India's dream of playing in the World Cup is achievable, but needs years of work in academies and investing at the grassroots and youth level. India, on their recent tour to Dubai, played a 1-1 draw against Oman and were humbled 0-6 by a strong UAE side.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Whole team reacted well in the second half against Oman, admits Igor Stimac

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac feels that the entire team reacted well in the second half after going into the break with a 0-1 lead. Chinglensana’s own goal gave Oman the lead in the 43rd minute, while Manvir Singh’s header restored parity for India in the 55th minute of the game.
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newsfootball3 months ago

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Cried few times after watching footage of India's loss to Oman, recalls Igor Stimac

Head coach Igor Stimac has admitted that he cried after watching the footage of India’s loss to Oman in the opening match of their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The Blue Tigers are still on the hunt for their first win, with Oman also looking to complete a double over them in the qualifiers.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Eurosport to telecast India's matches against Oman and UAE

India’s upcoming international friendlies between Oman and UAE will be telecasted on Eurosport as per the latest reports. The Igor Stimac-coached side will be up against Oman on March 25, following it up with a match against UAE on March 29, with both the matches to be played in Dubai.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Time to prove we can defeat higher-ranked opponents, asserts Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Indian footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels that it’s time to prove that they can beat higher-ranked opponents on the world circuit. The Blue Tigers are set to make an international comeback since November, with them set to play two friendlies against Oman and UAE, later this month.
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newsfootball3 months ago

We are very confident of broadcasting the matches in Dubai, informs Kushal Das

The AIFF has stated that they are confident of broadcasting the international friendlies that India are set to play against Oman and UAE later this month. Star Sports has already informed on social-media that they don't have rights to broadcast the matches, both of which are to be played in Dubai.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Sunil Chhetri to miss out as India all set for preparatory camp in Dubai

A 27-member squad will leave for Dubai on Monday for a preparatory camp ahead of the international freindlies against Oman and UAE, later this month. Talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri would give the tour a miss after he tested positive for Covid-19, while Sahal Abdul Samad has also been left out.
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newsfootball9 months 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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newsfootball9 months 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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