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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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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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Coming back with clean sheets important, India defenders say in unison!

The Blue Tigers’ defensive unit feels that “coming away with clean sheets” will be of paramount importance when they play two back-to-back matches away against Afghanistan and Oman in the next joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers within six days. “Maintaining clean sheets will be of paramount …

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Winning against Afghanistan is only thing on India’s mind!

One day before reaching Dushanbe, Blue Tigers’ coach Igor Stimac voiced that winning against Afghanistan is “the only thing” the team is focusing on right now after they wrapped up the solitary training session at the Dubai Sports City in Dubai today, November 12 morning. “We have a steep task …

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Anas Edathodika confident as India sweat in Delhi ahead of qualifiers!

For the second day in succession, the Blue Tigers hit the training ground in New Delhi in preparation for their joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan and Oman slated on November 14 and 19 respectively. After yesterday’s stretching and passing session, the players in the …

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