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newsfootball4 months ago

India in transitional phase after great Stephen Constantine era, asserts Anirudh Thapa

Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa has stated that the national team is under a transitional phase under Croat Igor Stimac, after a great run under former coach Stephen Constantine. The Chennaiyin FC star is a mainstay in the national side and has been used extensively by both the coaches in the past.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Sunil Chhetri always pushes the bar in training and never compromises with regime, asserts Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac admitted that Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri is someone who always pushes the bar in training and never compromises with the regime. The Croat feels that the striker is a player who glorified Indian football history and made his country proud, having already scored 72 International goals.
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newsfootball3 years ago

There is absolutely no comparison between me and Lionel Messi, insisted Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri, who equaled his tally of international goals with Lionel Messi in the Intercontinental Cup final, has rubbished all comparisons between Messi and him. He also stated that India should be lining up against stronger opponents in order to achieve their goal to get amongst Asia’s top 10.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Will give our everything on the pitch in Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Indian football goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has stated that the Indian team will look to erase the bad memories of 2011 Asian Cup, when they take part next year, again. He also heaped praise on team coach Stephen Constantine, who has been a huge influence in his national career.
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newsfootball3 years ago

Indian football team's match postponed due to clash with India-Australia cricket series

Due to Star India's insistence, the National football team's qualification for the Asian Cup has been delayed by a day as the Blue Tigers' match against Macau clashes with the second T20I against Australia. India are just one win away from securing a berth in the tournament for just the fourth time.
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newsfootball4 years ago

Subrata Paul given three weeks to present his case before NADA

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), on Wednesday, have revealed that Subrata Paul, who tested positive for a banned substance in March this year, had been allotted 3 weeks to present his case before the panel. NADA will come to a decision after the hearing on how to proceed with the matter at hand.
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newsfootball5 years ago

Big blow for India; Skipper Sunil Chhetri ruled out of match against Iran

The Indian men’s football team was dealt a massive blow on Monday, after captain Sunil Chhetri was ruled out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Iran with the striker failing to recover from a groin injury. India are scheduled to face Iran, who are ranked No.44, on March 24 at Tehran.
Arun S Kaimal
newsfootball5 years ago

India-Turkmenistan World Cup qualifier to have fewer seats than ISL

The 2018 World Cup qualifier between India and Turkmenistan at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on March 29, will only have 22,000 seats after the galleries were closed according to FIFA directions. The stadium, which was the home venue of Kerala Blasters, had hosted 60,000 fans during the ISL.
Debarshee Mitra
newsfootball5 years ago

Indian football team announce list of probables for World Cup qualifiers

Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday announced the list of 28 probables for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. India will travel to Iran on March 24, before hosting Turkmenistan on March 29 at Kochi in the qualifiers, which will also act as the qualifiers for the Asian Cup.
Arun S Kaimal