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India beat Kuwait 2-1 but fail to qualify for AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023
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India beat Kuwait 2-1 but fail to qualify for AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023

India finished third in Group H, having suffered 2-4 and 1-4 defeats to Iraq and Australia respectively before their 2-1 win over Kuwait.

Igor Stimac signs contract extension as Indian football team head coach till 2023 AFC Asian Cup
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Igor Stimac signs contract extension as Indian football team head coach till 2023 AFC Asian Cup

"I am extremely happy that the AIFF has placed the trust in the process that we have put in," said Igor Stimac.

'Shambolic performance': India face ire of fans on Twitter after 0-3 rout at the hands of Vietnam
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'Shambolic performance': India face ire of fans on Twitter after 0-3 rout at the hands of Vietnam

India were outplayed by the home team at Ho Chi Minh City's Thong Nhat Stadium, with two of the three goals being conceded during a listless second-half display.

India vs Vietnam Live streaming: Where to watch Live, TV channel, kick-off time, Predicted XI
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India vs Vietnam Live streaming: Where to watch Live, TV channel, kick-off time, Predicted XI

India vs Vietnam LIVE Streaming: When and how to watch India vs Vietnam Live in India, check out India vs Vietnam Predicted XI, Schedule, Live Telecast, and Live Streaming Details at Firstpost.com

Igor Stimac upbeat about India's chances in Vietnam as Blue Tigers unveil 23-man squad
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Igor Stimac upbeat about India's chances in Vietnam as Blue Tigers unveil 23-man squad

The Indian football team will play against hosts Vietnam and Singapore in the Hung Thinh friendly football tournament, which comprises two friendlies in Ho Chi Minh City.

AIFF executive committee to decide on India head coach Igor Stimac in meeting on 18 September
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AIFF executive committee to decide on India head coach Igor Stimac in meeting on 18 September

Stimac’s existing contract ends in September. After guiding the national team to the 2023 Asia Cup with a dominant show in the qualifiers in June, Stimac had expressed his desire for the AIFF to take a call on his contract quickly.

I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey
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I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey

Addressing a press conference after his election as the new AIFF president, Chaubey said he will not make “unrealisable promises”.

Indian football needs to ‘wake up’, says men’s head coach Igor Stimac
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Indian football needs to ‘wake up’, says men’s head coach Igor Stimac

The national team football coach said that he will wait till July for an extension of the contract, which currently ends in September 2022.

No contract talks, don’t even have a federation: Coach Igor Stimac on his immediate future with Indian football
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No contract talks, don’t even have a federation: Coach Igor Stimac on his immediate future with Indian football

Stimac's future with Indian football looks bleak at the moment as his current contract runs out in September.

India qualify for AFC Asian Cup 2023 after Palestine thrash Philippines 4-0
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India qualify for AFC Asian Cup 2023 after Palestine thrash Philippines 4-0

Palestine hammered Philippines 4-0 in the Group B third round clash in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, thereby sealing India's place in the main event that takes place next year.

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: We will be backing ourselves against Hong Kong, says Sunil Chhetri
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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: We will be backing ourselves against Hong Kong, says Sunil Chhetri

India will be setting their sights on completing a hat-trick of wins in their final Group D clash against Hong Kong and seal their qualification for next year's AFC Asian Cup.

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Sahal takes India within touching distance of qualification after wild finish
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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Sahal takes India within touching distance of qualification after wild finish

Igor Stimac finally looks to have settled on a core for his starting XI and this stability bodes well as India look to qualify for a historic second successive AFC Asian Cup.

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Indian goalscorers in focus in match against Afghanistan
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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: Indian goalscorers in focus in match against Afghanistan

After a vital 2-0 win over Cambodia in front of home fans, India will aim to move closer to a 2023 AFC Asian Cup berth when they take on Afghanistan in their second match of the final round of qualifiers.

India suffer 0-2 defeat to Jordan in international friendly ahead of Asian Cup final round qualifiers
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India suffer 0-2 defeat to Jordan in international friendly ahead of Asian Cup final round qualifiers

India suffered a 0-2 defeat to Jordan in an international football friendly on Saturday as the return of talisman Sunil Chhetri did not prove to be enough.

India to play friendly against Zambia ahead of AFC Asian Cup final round qualifiers
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India to play friendly against Zambia ahead of AFC Asian Cup final round qualifiers

The match is part of India's preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Final Round scheduled to be held in Kolkata from 8 June.

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.

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

Manisha Kalyan's strike helps India beat Jordan 1-0 as Blue Tigresses collect second consecutive win
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Manisha Kalyan's strike helps India beat Jordan 1-0 as Blue Tigresses collect second consecutive win

Manisha netted the game's only goal on Friday night to help the Blue Tigresses get their second victory on the trot at the Prince Mohammed Stadium. Earlier this week, India had defeated Egypt by the same margin at the same venue.

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.