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Sunil Chhetri: There’s no reason why we can’t qualify to 2023 AFC Asian Cup!

As the dawn of 2020 has settled down, iconic National Team striker Sunil Chhetri isn’t much willing to rush and set long term targets for himself. “I understand that I don’t have many games left to play for my country,” he smiles. “There’s no point in jumping the gun. Hence, …

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AFC & China confirm host cities for 2023 AFC Asian Cup!

The 10 host cities for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China have today been announced by the Chinese Football Association (CFA). The cities include the People’s Republic of China capital, Beijing as well as Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and Suzhou. The full details will be …

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420 Grams S02E13: India vs Oman review – Was the Qatar World Cup Dream real?

Don’t let the newspaper headlines fool you. Of course, football fans in India dream of making it to the FIFA World Cup. But Qatar 2022? Really? When India’s qualifying campaign began the men’s national football team had two clear objectives; the first was to make it to the AFC Asian …

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Igor Stimac: I want my India to play without fear against anyone!

Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac, after the narrow 0-1 defeat to Oman in Muscat, pronounced that he wants his team to “play without fear” against any opponent they face. “I want my India (team) to play without fear against anyone. Irrespective of whoever you are playing against, you always …

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India lose to Oman, out of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers!

India went down to Oman by a solitary goal in the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium in Muscat on Tuesday, November 19. Muhsen Al Ghassani scored in the 33rd minute for the home team as India now stand at …

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Anas Edathodika comeback a boast for India ahead of Oman tie!

India head coach Igor Stimac praised the ‘character’ of Anas Edathodika, who despite losing his mother, has opted to join the Blue Tigers two days before they face-off against Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium in Muscat, Oman on Tuesday, November 19. The match will kick-off at 8:30pm …

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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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