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featurefootball6 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.
sounak mullick
featurefootballa year ago

Presently identifying Sunil Chhetri’s successor is the biggest concern in Indian football

IM Vijayan, Joe Paul Ancheri, Bhaichung Bhutia and then Sunil Chhetri, India has produced a few top-notch strikers in the past couple of decades. With the Indian skipper at the dusk of his career, we are yet to identify a suitable successor and this might be the biggest concern in Indian football.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | The huge misconception brewing over Indian football

India travels to Oman for their fifth 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, where the hosts have scored seven times and conceded only once. And given India’s past record with Oman and in matches pertaining to World Cups, a nightmare potentially awaits them.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

India’s disheartening loss to Oman reeks of more erred tactics than individual errors

It was déjà vu all over again for the Indian football side on Thursday in Guwahati, where the Blue Tigers saw their tremendous hard work being undone by Oman’s late heroics to win their first FIFA WC qualifiers match. However, closer studies show, players could only be blamed so much for it.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball2 years ago

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Know Your Opponent - Oman

India play a tricky opponent in Oman in their first World Cup Qualifier, which has been scheduled to be held on September 5, and could pretty much define India’s run in the crucial group stage. Regardless of being in an easier group, Oman could be the biggest disruptor of India’s World Cup dream.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball6 years ago

2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Tired and under-prepared India faces stern Oman test

India have traveled to Muscat to face Oman in their fifth 2018 World Cup Qualifier fixture. Mathematically, the Blue Tigers are still in contention for a place in football's grandest event, realistically though, the best they can hope for is a fourth placed finish in Group D.
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