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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Overdependence on Sunil Chhetri and goalscoring the biggest worry for India
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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Overdependence on Sunil Chhetri and goalscoring the biggest worry for India

Former India football Gouramangi Singh and ex-Kerala Blasters player Darren Caldeira weigh in on what India can do to address their goalscoring problems.

'Sunil Chhetri has recovered well, will be team's main force': Igor Stimac ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers
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'Sunil Chhetri has recovered well, will be team's main force': Igor Stimac ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

Sunil Chhetri will return to action after six months, having last played for India during their 3-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championships final in October

India head coach Igor Stimac names 41 probables for preparatory camp ahead of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers
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India head coach Igor Stimac names 41 probables for preparatory camp ahead of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers

The India men's football team will camp in Bellary and Kolkata to prepare for the final round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers

India suffer 0-3 defeat against Belarus in second international friendly on Bahrain trip
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India suffer 0-3 defeat against Belarus in second international friendly on Bahrain trip

India had lost to Bahrain 1-2 in their first international friendly match on Wednesday.

India aim for improved performance against Belarus in second international football friendly
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India aim for improved performance against Belarus in second international football friendly

Against Belarus, head coach Igor Stimac is expected to use the services of Indian Super League-winning side Hyderabad FC defender Chinglensana Singh as well as midfield lynchpin Brandon Fernandes.

India coach Igor Stimac hints more changes against Belarus in second international friendly
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India coach Igor Stimac hints more changes against Belarus in second international friendly

India almost secured a draw against Bahrain with a second-half equaliser from Rahul Bheke but only to concede an 88th minute goal to go down 1-2 in the first friendly on Wednesday.

India coach Igor Stimac lavishes praise on Naorem Roshan Singh after Bahrain friendly, says defender a 'future Indian star'
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India coach Igor Stimac lavishes praise on Naorem Roshan Singh after Bahrain friendly, says defender a 'future Indian star'

Roshan was involved in the team's only goal in the 1-2 defeat to Bahrain as it was his assist that Rahul Bheke headed in to restore parity in the 59th minute.

Indian football team camp for Asian Cup qualifiers to begin on 24 April
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Indian football team camp for Asian Cup qualifiers to begin on 24 April

Explaining the team's preparations, coach Igor Stimac said, "After a few weeks of training, we will play friendly matches. We are playing a total three international friendlies and there is negotiations going on (about the opponents).

Seven Indian players miss Bahrain-bound flight due to visa-related issues ahead of friendly
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Seven Indian players miss Bahrain-bound flight due to visa-related issues ahead of friendly

Stimac is unsure about the strategy he will employ on Wednesday against a strong side like Bahrain if the seven players are not available for the match.

India head coach Igor Stimac expects his players to carry a 'brave attitude' against Bahrain
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India head coach Igor Stimac expects his players to carry a 'brave attitude' against Bahrain

Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of the two friendlies due to an injury, but coach Stimac thinks it is the best time for the younger ones to prove themselves.

Coach Igor Stimac names seven new faces in India squad for friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus
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Coach Igor Stimac names seven new faces in India squad for friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus

Stimac has called up rookie players - Prabhshukhan Gill, Hormipam Ruivah, Anwar Ali, Roshan Singh, VP Suhair, Danish Farooq, and Aniket Yadav for the two ties to be played in Bahrain on 23 and 26 March.

India coach Igor Stimac confident of improved performance from his goalkeepers
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India coach Igor Stimac confident of improved performance from his goalkeepers

Gurpreet and star centre back Sandesh Jhingan are in line to captain the side in the two friendlies in the absence of Sunil Chhetri, who has pulled out of the matches due to injury.

India coach Igor Stimac looks to work on various combinations in upcoming friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus
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India coach Igor Stimac looks to work on various combinations in upcoming friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus

India was trying to avoid playing against Belarus on 26 March in Manama, Bahrain amid a global sporting boycott of Russia and Belarus.

India football coach Igor Stimac names 38 probables for two friendlies in Bahrain
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India football coach Igor Stimac names 38 probables for two friendlies in Bahrain

The match against Belarus is 'on as of now' said an AIFF official. Belarus has extended support to Russia in its invasion of Ukraine

Igor Stimac says qualifying regularly and doing well in Asian Cup must for India to achieve bigger target
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Igor Stimac says qualifying regularly and doing well in Asian Cup must for India to achieve bigger target

India must work towards qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup and "doing well there" on a regular basis in order to achieve bigger goals, says men's national football team head coach Stimac.

AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers: Rahim Ali, Vikram Partap Singh strike as India beat Oman
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AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers: Rahim Ali, Vikram Partap Singh strike as India beat Oman

Rahim Ali put India ahead as early as the seventh minute when he successfully converted from the spot. Vikram doubled the lead in the 38th minute when he received the ball from Rahim Ali and placed his shot past the goalkeeper.

SAFF Championship: India's title win also leaves behind pertinent questions
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SAFF Championship: India's title win also leaves behind pertinent questions

The lack of preparatory camps and the impact of a short domestic calendar are issues that need to be sorted out soon for the Indian national team to prosper.

India coach Igor Stimac backs plans for biennial World Cup but wary of FIFA's motives
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India coach Igor Stimac backs plans for biennial World Cup but wary of FIFA's motives

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month, after meeting with retired players, to redraft the calendar of international football competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart. The proposal was strongly backed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

SAFF Championship 2021: Twitter celebrates India's 'record-extending eighth title'
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SAFF Championship 2021: Twitter celebrates India's 'record-extending eighth title'

India beat Nepal to win the SAFF championship for the eighth time. Here's how twitter celebrated the victory

India vs Nepal, SAFF Championship 2021 final highlights: India become champions after 3-0 victory
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India vs Nepal, SAFF Championship 2021 final highlights: India become champions after 3-0 victory

Catch the live score and updates from the SAFF Championship 2021 final between India and Nepal