Rowllin Borges interview: 'Good times will come,' says India midfielder in wake of crushing defeat against UAE
Rowllin Borges is aware that India weren’t particularly exceptional against the UAE, saying that the Blue Tigers were unable to implement the ideas Igor Stimac had laid out, although he mentioned that it wasn’t for a lack of effort.
Indian football team coach Igor Stimac expresses interest to include overseas citizens in national team
The inclusion of OCI and PIO (Players of Indian Origin) has been a topic of debate in Indian football ever since Stephen Constantine spoke about the need for India to go down that route.
It wasn't the defeat but the manner in which India surrendered to UAE which raises a question on the work coach Igor Stimac has done so far with the team.
Such was their performance that Igor Stimac's side did not even get a single shot on target in one of the most forgettable encounters in recent times.
After a mixed performance against Oman, Igor Stimac would want his players to play his desired fearless brand of football when India take on UAE.
India football coach Igor Stimac set to experiment with squad yet again in international friendly against UAE
Ten players made their debut against Oman on Thursday as India made a fine comeback in the second half to hold the gulf side who are 23 places above them in the FIFA charts.
'I'm positive about the future', Sandesh Jhingan says continuous supply of talent defines Indian football
When the 27-year-old Jhingan had walked out to lead the country, six debutants followed him. Post the final whistle, the number of debutants went up from six to 10 with another four coming on from the bench during the course of the match.
India coach Igor Stimac aiming for double benefit of experience, team combination from Oman, UAE friendlies
Apart from his team gaining invaluable experiences in the friendlies against Oman and UAE, coach Igor Stimac would be aiming to perfect his team combinations for the upcoming Asian Cup qualifiers.
India lost to Oman despite leading till the 82nd minute of their opening World Cup Qualifier in 2019.
India will be playing two friendlies in March, against Oman and UAE.
India take on Oman in Dubai on 25 March in the first of two international friendlies, with the second match against the UAE slated for 29 March.
India coach Igor Stimac wants his young side to play fearless football against Oman and UAE in international friendlies
India play Oman and UAE in Dubai on 25 and 29 March respectively — their first matches after more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — as part of preparations for the joint qualifying round matches for 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup.
Sunil Chhetri-less Indian football team to leave for preparatory camp in Dubai ahead of Oman, UAE friendlies
Chhetri, the highest Indian goal-scorer in international football with 72 strikes, won't be able to travel since he has contracted the dreaded virus. The 36-year-old is currently recovering and is in self isolation.
Igor Stimac names ten new players in 35-man probables list for Oman and UAE freindlies; preparatory camp from 15 March
The final list of 28 players will be announced after the Indian Super League final on 13 March. The players will then assemble for a preparatory camp in Dubai from 15 March.
It was in November 2019 that the Blue Tigers last played at the international arena — in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Afghanistan (in Tajikistan) and Oman (in Muscat).
Diego Maradona was intimidating with ball but had heart of pure gold, says Indian football team coach Igor Stimac
Paying tribute to Maradona who died of heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60, Stimac said he was always in awe of the Argentine wizard against whom he had the opportunity to play twice in his career.
India men's football team players getting better at playing possession-based football, says head coach Igor Stimac
Stimac, who coached Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, said wingers need to show greater character on the pitch.
Indian football head coach Igor Stimac feels that talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri is motivated enough to keep going and remains very valuable for guiding the national team youngsters.
Sunil Chhetri 'has made India proud' through years of dedication, says national football team coach Igor Stimac
The 35-year-old Chhetri on Friday became only the second Indian after legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to complete 15 years in Indian jersey
AIFF Technical Committee recommends implementation of AFC's rule on limiting foreign players in domestic leagues
India head coach Igor Stimac had in March expressed unhappiness at the number of foreign players featuring in a match in Indian Super League and I-League, saying it was coming in the way of the country producing a future Sunil Chhetri