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India’s Sunil Chhetri: Revenge not on our minds!

Although Oman left it late to sweep the tie against the Blue Tigers in Guwahati during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September this year, Sunil Chhetri dismissed talks about India gunning for a revenge when they challenge the Gulf Nation at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, …

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India’s Igor Stimac: Acclimatising to conditions in Muscat top priority!

In the search of their first win in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the Blue Tigers reached Muscat today, November 17. The average temperature is expected to be around 25-degree Celsius in comparison to 10 degrees in Dushanbe where India played Afghanistan. Two back-to-back away fixtures have always been …

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420 Grams S02E12: India Scrape Point vs Afghanistan!

After an uninspired first half performance in Tajijkistan’s Dushanbe against Afghanistan, the Indian football team rallied back to get a draw away from home. Igor Stimac’s substitutions and Seiminlen Doungel’s first goal for India in injury time sealed a point that was perhaps well deserved. The 420 Grams crew and …

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Igor Stimac: I’m not afraid to put an all-new India against Oman!

Minutes after the Blue Tigers secured a point against Afghanistan, thanks to the late equaliser from Seiminlen Doungel in added time, coach Igor Stimac shifted his focus to Muscat where his wards are slated to face-off with Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday, November …

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India score late to hold Afghanistan to a 1-1 draw!

India played out a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in chilly conditions at the Central Republican Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Thursday, November 14. Afghanistan opened the scoring at the stroke of half-time through Zelfagar Nazary, but super-sub Seiminlen Doungel headed in his first goal for India to equalize in the …

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420 Grams S02E11: Afghanistan vs India Preview: Fatigue, Back Line woes hound India!

The Indian football team players have arrived for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan after a long transit with only 24 hours to adjust to conditions in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. With defender Anas Edathodika ruled out of the game because of personal issues, a struggling back line is further exposed. …

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Trivandrum to Tajikistan: India internationals recall 2016 SAFF Cup win!

On the eve of their joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan at the Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe on Thursday, November 14, senior members of the Blue Tigers family recalled the time when they overcame their old foes to lift the 2016 SAFF …

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India ready to overcome challenges & brave adversities against Afghanistan!

Hours after arriving in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, India head coach Igor Stimac stated that the Blue Tigers need to overcome “tough challenges” imposed by Afghanistan, besides braving adversities, when they face-off in the Group E encounter of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup …

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