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Shanmugam Venkatesh: Sports Science has helped players improve their knowledge!

Former India captain and current Blue Tigers Assistant Coach Venkatesh Shanmugam lauded the “contribution of sports science in helping current players improve their knowledge.” In a live chat with AIFF TV, Venkatesh, a former Indian National Team captain and currently employed as the Assistant Coach of the Indian National Team …

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Anwar Ali’s medical reports sent to AFC, AIFF asks him to stop training!

Talented India defender Anwar Ali has been asked by the AIFF to stop training as his latest medical reports are being sent to the Asian Football Confederation, after being diagnosed with a congenital heart condition last year, which has put a question mark on his career. One of the impressive …

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Anirudh Thapa: Draw against Qatar is an evolution for Indian Football!

Talented midfielder Anirudh Thapa, one of the mainstays in the midfield of the Blue Tigers described India’s 0-0 draw against Asian Champions Qatar as an “evolution” for Indian football. “After fifty years, this match might be labelled as the evolution of Indian Football when Indian Football was still developing. Stakes …

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Every minute went by like an hour: Sunil Chhetri looks back at ‘sweet’ Qatar draw!

Representing your country on the big stage against the top nations – it is the dream of every football player and making it come true requires tremendous sacrifice over the years. The ball becomes your best friend, the pitch becomes your temple and taking care of your body becomes the …

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Mizoram FA sends letter to Sports Minister regarding no Arjuna Award for Jeje Lalpekhlua!

The Mizoram Football Association has send an official letter to India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports inquiring about what they termed the disregard of Jeje Lalpekhlua for the Arjuna Award. The letter amongst other things said the following: Firstly, the Mizoram Football Association offers sincere congratulations to all the …

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How a team dinner ‘turned the tide’ for the Blue Tigers before historic Qatar clash!

Preparations to take on Asian giants Qatar in the second match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers were in full swing for the Blue Tigers and with two days to go for the game, an announcement by head coach Igor Stimac caught the players by surprise. “The coach told …

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Gouramangi Singh: We need to feature in every AFC Asian Cup!

One of the most decorated National Team defenders in recent times, former Blue Tigers captain Gouramangi Singh termed the qualification to the 2011 AFC Asian Cup – Qatar as a “wake-up call” for Indian Football. In a live chat with AIFF TV, Gouramangi, talking about the significance of the qualification …

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu: I can’t repay Colm-sir & Tanumoy-sir their debt!

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the numero uno goalkeeper for the Blue Tigers, felt nostalgic while sharing the impact of Colm Toal and Tanumoy Bose on his career during a live chat on AIFF TV. “It literally gives me goosebumps recalling the time I worked with Colm-sir (Toal) and Tanumoy-sir (Bose). It …

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420 Grams S02E52: Throwback to Glory Days of Indian Football, the 1962 Asian Games Gold Medal!

Journalists Jaydeep Basu and Siddharth Saxena of the Times of India sat with the 420 Grams crew to look back at Indian football team’s gold medal run at the 1962 Asian Games. The discussion, naturally, revolved around a time when Indian football took more steps forward, than back. The discussion, …

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