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Shanmugam Venkatesh; Will play Sunil as No. 10 with IM Vijayan & Bhaichung Bhutia upfront!

It’s a perennial debate and it will stay like that for quite some time, or maybe, forever. But even as most dribble past that million-dollar question on the majestic trio of Indian Football – IM VIjayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri – former Indian National Team Captain Shanmugam Venkatesh, one …

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Congratulations pour in for new Dhyan Chand Awardee Sukhwinder Singh!

Congratulations poured in from all quarters for former Indian Football Team Head Coach Sukhwinder Singh after he was named as the winner of the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games. Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia was the first to congratulate his ex-coach, stating that Sukhwinder “fully …

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Former Arjuna Awardees ‘welcome’ Sandesh Jhingan to ‘elite’ club!

As Sandesh Jhingan was named the 27th footballer to win the prestigious Arjuna Award, his predecessors congratulated and “welcomed” him to the “elite Arjuna club”. Mercurial striker and captain Sunil Chhetri who received the Arjuna Award in 2011, and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight on Sandesh being …

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Sukhwinder Singh: This Award is of the players, by the players, for the players!

Sukhwinder Singh, the 71-year-old coach who was named the winner of the Dhyan Chand Trophy stated the Award is of the Players, by the players and for players. In a freewheeling interview, the veteran Coach took a walk down memory lane to look back at his illustrious career and also compare …

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Bhaichung Bhutia: More matches & exposure has helped Blue Tigers improve!

Legendary Indian striker Bhaichung Bhutia, the first Indian to have 100 international caps to his name, spoke about the changes he has seen in Indian football since he hung up his boots in 2011. In a chat with AIFF TV, Bhaichung talked about the increased number of matches as well …

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Sandesh Jhingan & Sukhwinder Singh named winners of Arjuna & Dhyan Chand Awards respectively!

Indian Men’s Senior National Team defender Sandesh Jhingan was named among the winners of the prestigious Arjuna Award on Friday, August 21, 2020 – becoming the 27th footballer to win the honour. Former Indian National Team Head Coach and defender Sukhwinder Singh was also named as a winner of the …

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AIFF condoles former India keeper Bhaskar Maity’s death!

The All India Football Federation condoles the death of former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity who passed away on Wednesday, August 19. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter. He was sixty-seven when he breathed his last. Maity represented India against Iraq at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1978. …

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Gurpreet plans exhibition for his sketches to donate money for charity!

While the Blue Tigers have shown their talent on the pitch, a number of them have often shown their mettle in matters other than the ‘beautiful game’. The latest Blue Tiger to profess his talent off the pitch is goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. While the custodian is well known in …

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Superpower Football: Nishu Kumar – Sunil Chhetri has a soft corner for me!

Indian National Team’s defensive mainstay Nishu Kumar chats up with Ankush Sharma on his very close and special relationship with India’s very own living legend Sunil Chhetri! Nishu got a great start to his career joining one of the most professional clubs in the circuit, Bengaluru FC back in 2015. …

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India’s Blue Tigers laud decision to reschedule FIFA World Cup qualifiers for safety for players!

The wait for the return of International football continues with the rescheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers by FIFA and AFC. However, the announcement has not dampened the spirits of the Blue Tigers. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Sigh Sandhu sounded out the mood for …

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