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If we perform in Asian Cup, it might help us do better at WC qualifiers: Renu

Positive results in next year’s AFC Asian Cup will be the first step in its long and arduous journey towards a dream FIFA World Cup qualification, feels Indian women’s football team striker Renu. Last year, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel believed the Indian women’s team could qualify...
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ISL 2021-22: Introducing new coaches in upcoming season

There will be six new head coaches in the eighth edition of the league. The Indian Super League (ISL) is full of incredible talents, whether it is players or coaching staff. In addition to talented local players, the league also has exceptional foreigners and head coaches. These figures are instrumental in increasing the overall level of the competition and bring experience to the premier league competition of India.
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HH Shaikh Khalid congratulates Muharraq for reaching AFC Cup final

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, praised the great display of the Muharraq in the semifinal of the AFC Cup against Kuwait Club, which reflected the strong preparations undertaken by the team’s players who were equipped with high spirit to achieve victory and qualify for the final game.

Nine Liga 1 Clubs Receive AFC Club Licenses

In an improvement compared to last year, nine out of the Liga 1 Indonesia’s 18 teams were given AFC Club Licenses on Tuesday. This means that should any of the nine clubs finish within the top two places of this season’s Liga 1, they will qualify for the 2022 AFC Cup.

Muharraq through to AFC Cup final

Muharraq punched their tickets to the AFC Cup 2021 Final last night following a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Kuwait SC of Kuwait. Mahmoud Al Mardi and Brazilian professional Flavio Cheveresan were both on target for the Bahrainis. The match, which was played at the Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa...

Muharraq hosts Kuwait in the AFC Cup West Final

Bahrain’s Muharraq will host Kuwait’s Kuwait Club on Wednesday at Ali Bin Mohammed Stadium in Arad, as part of the semi-finals of the 2021 AFC Cup, in what is considered the final of the Western Region. Al-Muharraq qualified to face Kuwait after defeating the Lebanese Al-Ahed 3-0 in the semi-finals...

SAFF Championship 2021 Review: India find their mojo after slow start

The Blue Tigers won their first title under head coach Igor Stimac. The Indian national football team won their first silverware under Igor Stimac by clinching the SAFF Championship 2021 title. It wasn’t easy, but the Blue Tigers had an unbeaten campaign and only conceded two goals. Despite a poor...

Top 10 names overlooked in India squad for AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers

These players did not make the list of probables for the upcoming games. The India U-23 national team will soon be in action, playing in the qualifiers of the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup which will be held in Uzbekistan. The outfit will be contesting the upcoming qualifiers, which are being hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Competition is going to be tough as India have been drawn alongside Oman, Kyrgyz Republic, and hosts UAE in Group E. The matches will be played at the Fujairah Stadium, in Fujairah, UAE from October 25 to October 31.

Iraq, Lebanon lock horns at Khalifa International Stadium

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFC Doha: Iraq and Lebanon will be aiming to kickstart their respective AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar campaigns when they lock horns at Khalifa International Stadium on Matchday Three of Group A today. The two nations sit equal at the bottom of the group with...

Igor Stimac laments lack of resources to buy foreign players

The Blue Tigers’ tactician firmly believes that he is in the right direction as far as his team’s development is concerned. After a below-par performance against Bangladesh on Monday, India resume their SAFF Championship campaign on Thursday when they take on Sri Lanka. Coached by Igor Stimac, The Indian football team is currently ranked 107th in the FIFA rankings and are a significantly stronger side on paper – but the Golden Army has already proved that they don’t go down without a fight.

India vs Bangladesh, SAFF Championship 2021 Highlights: 10-man Bangladesh Hold India to 1-1 Draw

India vs Bangladesh, SAFF Championship 2021 Highlights: India were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Bangladesh in their tournament opener on Monday. Yeasin Arafat scored a diving header in the 74th minute to bring Bangladesh level. Bishwanath Ghosh was shown a straight red card for a foul on Liston Colaco. Sunil Chhetri finished the Udanta Singh cutback to put India 1-0 up. The Indian men’s football team kickstarted its tournament with a match against its eastern neighbours at the Male National Stadium in Maldives.

Durand Cup 2021 TOT: Muhammed Nemil, Marcus Joseph lead the way

These players proved their worth with spectacular performances in the competition. The Durand Cup 2021 ended up being a resounding success – kicking off the Indian football season in grand fashion. FC Goa emerged as the winners – becoming the first-ever Indian Super League (ISL) team to achieve the feat.

Igor Stimac issues warning to Oscar Bruzon ahead of Bangladesh clash

The Croatian explained the importance of his team’s opening game at the SAFF Championship. The Indian men’s football team will kick-start their SAFF Championship 2021 campaign on Monday, when they take on neighbours Bangladesh. Led by interim head coach Oscar Bruzon, the Bangla Tigers are in good form, having beaten Sri Lanka in their opening fixture on Friday. Meanwhile, speaking ahead of the clash, India tactician Igor Stimac commented that they are grateful to be playing in the competition.

Blue Tigers gear up for Bangla test in first match of SAFF Championship

Male, Maldives, Oct 3 (IANS) Day prior to India’s opening fixture against Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship, and with the morning practice session done, boys have already moved into the match zone. Head Coach Igor Stimac maintained at the official pre-match press conference that “the first game is always the...

Success in Asia: A Distant Dream for Indian Football?

Bengaluru FC became the first-ever Indian football club to play in the AFC Cup final back in 2016. This was before they entered the riches of the Indian Super League (ISL)/ Football India League and made it the farthest in Asian football just by playing in the I-League. The Blues making it to the final was not an isolated incident.

SAFF 2021 Championship: “I don’t think about pressure”

The Indian National Men’s Soccer Team led by Igor Stimac is set to kick off their 2021 South Asian Soccer Federation (SAFF) Championship campaign against Bangladesh on Monday, October 4. Since India appointed a nearly full team for the tournament, head coach Igor Stimac was asked if that would mean...

“Which will bring us results,” Igor Stimac on India’s gameplan at SAFF Championships

The Blue Tigers will begin their campaign on Monday against Bangladesh. India are gearing up to face neighbours Bangladesh in their SAFF Championship 2021 campaign opener on Monday. Following their games against Nepal, the Blue Tigers will again be in action in the tournament. Ahead of the game, head coach Igor Stimac spoke in the pre-match press conference on Saturday afternoon.