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Igor Stimac: Coaches need to improve the mindset of the players!

India National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac advised Indian coaches to utilise every moment to enhance their “knowledge” and guide the players to improve their “mindset” in order for them to become a better player. “As a coach, you need to enhance your knowledge so you can help your players …

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Gurpreet & Sanju declared winners of AIFF Player of the Year Awards!

Indian National Team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and Sanju are the winners of the 2019-20 AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year Award, and the 2019-20 AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year Award respectively. This is the first time Gurpreet has received this prestigious award, and in the process he became …

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Sahal Abdul Samad: Chhetri-bhai is the best & he wants to be the best every single day!

‘Special talent’ Sahal Abdul Samad’s baptism to the National camp happened with words of wisdom from team captain Sunil Chhetri, Sahal mentioned in a live chat with AIFF TV on Wednesday, September 23. “When I got to the National camp for the first time we were walking to the ground …

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Anirudh Thapa: Playing against senior players helped me mature faster!

Looking back on his journey through the ranks at the AIFF Elite Academy, Blue Tigers midfielder Anirudh Thapa feels playing friendly matches against senior players helped him mature faster as a player. During a live chat on AIFF TV, the 22-year-old said that it was because of the number of …

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420 Grams S02E56: The Big Sunil Chhetri interview ft. Renedy Singh!

What do 420 Grams do when they get India men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri to themselves on a Sunday afternoon? They talk for hours, is what. This emotional and unscripted conversation covers everything from money to man buns; social dilemma to Igor Stimac. Along the way Chhetri and Renedy …

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420 Grams Special Feature: 15 Years of Sunil Chhetri – Part Two!

420 Grams are celebrating Sunil Chheri week here. That’s right, the captain of the Indian men’s national team and hero to thousands of young footballers, Chhetri will be on the show this Sunday, September 20, on Newsclick! Part Two of this build-up special features former India captain Renedy Singh and …

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Anirudh Thapa: MS Dhoni’s ‘aggression’ has had a positive influence on my game!

In an interview with AIFF Media last year, Blue Tigers skipper Sunil Chhetri had revealed how he drew inspiration from the legendary boxer MC Mary Kom and had termed himself as “her biggest fan”. This time around, it was youngster Anirudh Thapa who talked about learning from another Indian sporting …

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FIFA World Rankings: India down to 109th, Belgium stay No. 1!

Earlier today, the latest FIFA ‘Coca Cola’ Men’s World Ranking were released by the world football governing body and in the September rankings, India dropped a spot to 109th position behind Estonia, but ahead of Central African Republic; while 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalists Belgium stays No. 1. India have …

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