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420 Grams S01E36: ISL, I-League, or Bust. Who cares about Football?

​​After nearly a decade of its commercial agreement​,​ the All India Football Federation has led club football in India to the brink of an abyss. On the one​ hand there is the prospect of a private league, divorced from fans and ​​constitutional oversight, owning and operating the entire top flight …

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420 Grams S01E35: Indian Football’s Present & Future with Baichung Bhutia!

With 107 international caps and 42 goals, Baichung Bhutia is one of the most accomplished footballers to emerge from India. He led club and country to many famous victories in a two-decade long pro career. Bhutia was in the Newsclick studios to talk about the current mess engulfing club football …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E34: Intercontinental Cup – India’s challenges after opening loss!

The Indian football team began its title defence at the Intercontinental Cup with a 2-4 loss to Tajikistan in Ahmedabad. The loss, which came after India squandered a two-goal lead going into half-time, highlighted a few shortcomings in Igor Stimac’s set-up. In the new coach’s defence, he is still trying …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams Shorts: I-League clubs Meet Praful Patel for a ‘No Result’?

After months of fighting, including a boycott of the Super Cup 2019, six clubs of the I-League, India’s top tier football league, finally managed to get a meeting with the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Praful Patel. The clubs, including the likes of East Bengal and Mohun …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E31: Anas Edathodika recall: What it say about India’s defence?

When India’s men’s national football team coach Igor Stimac announced the list of 35 probables for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup, there was one big surprise. Central defender Anas Edathodika, who retired from international football after India’s game against Bahrain at the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019, was named in …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E30: Igor Stimac’s first India win – Analysis & Highlights!

With a 1-0 victory over Thailand, Indian football team finished third at the 47th edition of the King’s Cup. The victory over the hosts gave coach Igor Stimac his first taste of success with the team. Over the course of the two games, Stimac looked to make full use of …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E29: King’s Cup – Curacao 3-1 India – Match Review!

India went down 1-3 to Curacao in the opening game of the King’s Cup in Thailand with new coach Igor Stimac taking charge of his first competitive fixture. As many as five Indian players won their first caps. Sahal Abdul Samad, Brandon Fernandes and Raynier Fernandes were those that stood …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E28: Igor Stimac’s India King’s Cup squad vs 420 Grams’ XI!

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has announced his 23-man squad for the King’s Cup in Thailand. As the final announcement was made, the 420 Grams crew trimmed the squad down to its bones, debating the best midfield formation for the side, while picking our starting XI for the opener …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E27: All the Big Stories From Indian Women’s League!

The 2019 Indian Women’s League (IWL 2019) was held in Ludhiana recently. In its third edition, the League generated more media interest than ever before. Very few football fans showed up to watch the games at the Guru Nanak Stadium, in the city centre, but thousands logged in to the …

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VIDEO – 420 Grams S01E26: Igor Stimac & Isac Doru: Here Come the Men in Black of Indian Football!

At their first ever press conference as Technical Director and head coach of the Indian men’s national football team, Isac Doru and Igor Stimac were in complete synergy with their ideas. They discussed the way forward for Indian football, the youth set up, the role for experience, and the biggest …

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