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Sunil Chhetri 'has made India proud' through years of dedication, says national football team coach Igor Stimac
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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
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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

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju calls for state, district bodies to act in unison to bolster growth of grassroots football in India
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju calls for state, district bodies to act in unison to bolster growth of grassroots football in India

Developing football at the grassroots is the best way to grow the sport in India, Rijiju said while addressing a 700-strong online audience, including national team coach Igor Stimac and Zlatko Dalic, who guided Croatia to the 2018 World Cup finals

Coronavirus Outbreak: SAI DG Sandip Pradhan lauds AIFF for conducting online course for coaches despite lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: SAI DG Sandip Pradhan lauds AIFF for conducting online course for coaches despite lockdown

Sports Authority of India's director general Sandip Pradhan lauded All India Football Federation (AIFF) for conducting an online refresher course for coaches and said the sport is evolving in a big way in the country.

SAI, AIFF join hands to launch online coaching programme during lockdown
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SAI, AIFF join hands to launch online coaching programme during lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIFF in collaboration with the SAI has launched an online coach education programme starting next Monday.

I-League: East Bengal FC sign Indian-origin Iranian midfielder Omid Singh on two-year deal
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I-League: East Bengal FC sign Indian-origin Iranian midfielder Omid Singh on two-year deal

East Bengal is placed second in the table but it remains to be seen whether the I-League resumes and whether the club will make a foray into the lucrative Indian Super League from next season

Indian men's football coach Igor Stimac says ISL and I-League should follow AFC policy of allowing four foreign players in a match
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Indian men's football coach Igor Stimac says ISL and I-League should follow AFC policy of allowing four foreign players in a match

Stimac said he did not have any information about cancellation of national camp in Bhubaneswar, ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Qatar on 26 March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sandesh Jhingan, Jeje Lalpekhlua called up for 18-day national football camp
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sandesh Jhingan, Jeje Lalpekhlua called up for 18-day national football camp

Jhingan had been sidelined because of a knee injury which he sustained six months ago, while Jeje is returning from a knee injury he suffered in June last year

National coach Igor Stimac 'impressed' by talent on display in I-League
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National coach Igor Stimac 'impressed' by talent on display in I-League

Stimac was in the stands in Mumbai earlier this month when the Indian Arrows played Kolkata giants East Bengal (17 February) at the Cooperage Stadium. He also witnessed the match between Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers in Margao (22 February)

Amrinder Singh interview: 'I went from striker to goalkeeper because I hated sitting on the bench'
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Amrinder Singh interview: 'I went from striker to goalkeeper because I hated sitting on the bench'

In his time at Mumbai, Amrinder has played 54 matches, and is second in the league's all-time list of most saves made, with a very respectable 205 over the course of four-and-a-half seasons

Amarjit Singh Kiyam interview: Promising Jamshedpur FC midfielder looks to revive career after being sidelined by injury
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Amarjit Singh Kiyam interview: Promising Jamshedpur FC midfielder looks to revive career after being sidelined by injury

A born leader, Amarjit Singh Kiyam has ascended the ladder of growth at a brisk rate at a very young age and looks destined for bigger things in Indian football.

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac believes captain Sunil Chhetri is once in a decade player
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Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac believes captain Sunil Chhetri is once in a decade player

Describing Sunil Chhetri as once in a decade player, Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Friday said he does not see any one replacing the talismanic captain in the next five years.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac rues team's failure to score goals, working to change style of play
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac rues team's failure to score goals, working to change style of play

With just three points from five matches and at fourth spot in their group, India's 2022 World Cup qualifying chances are over

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AIFF Technical Committee disappointed with India's performance; Coach Igor Stimac cites lack of preparation time
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AIFF Technical Committee disappointed with India's performance; Coach Igor Stimac cites lack of preparation time

The AIFF issued a release saying that Stimac gave a detailed presentation on the performance of the India national team in its last five qualifying matches of World Cup qualifiers

Indian football coach Igor Stimac hails '29-year-old' Sunil Chhetri, says Indian captain is doing his best
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Indian football coach Igor Stimac hails '29-year-old' Sunil Chhetri, says Indian captain is doing his best

Asked if he has found any player in India who can replace Chhetri in the future, Stimac said, "I don't know why people mention about replacing Sunil, he is not going anywhere. He is fit and doing his best. He is very valuable to us. His body is like a 29-year-old.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Coach Igor Stimac says Pronay Halder's injury 'killed' India's chances against Oman
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Coach Igor Stimac says Pronay Halder's injury 'killed' India's chances against Oman

The lack of goals and defensive mid-fielder Pronay Halder's substitution due to a shoulder injury "killed" India in their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Oman, feels coach Igor Stimac.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Defensive chaos, misfiring forward line — Oman exposes India's oblivious approach
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Defensive chaos, misfiring forward line — Oman exposes India's oblivious approach

India host Qatar in March before playing Afghanistan and Bangladesh in June. Another draw against Qatar followed by victories against the two minnows would be enough to take them to the Asian Cup qualifying third round.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Winless India's bid for qualification all but finished after narrow defeat to Oman
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Winless India's bid for qualification all but finished after narrow defeat to Oman

With a nine-point gap with the second-place team (Oman) in the group table, India are almost out of the reckoning for a third-round berth

India vs Oman, Highlights, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier: Solitary Muhsen Al-Ghassani goal sees Oman edge past India
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India vs Oman, Highlights, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier: Solitary Muhsen Al-Ghassani goal sees Oman edge past India

Follow all the LIVE updates as India take on Oman in their fifth match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifying campaign in Muscat, Oman.

FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Winless India must hold their nerve at crucial junctures to get something out of Oman game
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Winless India must hold their nerve at crucial junctures to get something out of Oman game

In football, often moments win or lose matches. Against Oman, perhaps India's biggest challenge will be to take control of their own destiny and ensure they keep composure at those poignant moments which decide games.