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NNIS VIDEO: No 2020 match for India, as FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2021!

The Indian football team will not see any action this year with the Asian qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup getting postponed to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Asian Football Confederation postponed all men’s qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and …

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Subrata Paul backs Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to win more accolades!

Iconic Indian goalkeeper ‘Spiderman’ Subrata Paul lauded fellow custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as he went down memory lane looking back at their relationship saying that his younger colleague “has many glorious years in front of him”. In a live chat with AIFF TV, Subrata congratulated Gurpreet for “winning the Arjuna …

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Training Kuki Tribe kids, India’s Len Doungel finds rich hearts!

Early morning at 5am a crowd of villagers gather around the village ground in Longja in the Chandel district of Manipur – barely a couple of hours from the Indo-Myanmar border. A group of boys ranging from ages 8-20 have all formed a huddle around a nimble figure donning the …

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Manitombi Singh’s former Blue Tigers teammates recall, He was a fighter on the pitch & friend off it!

Former Blue Tigers joined in to mourn the sudden demise of their former teammate Laishram Manitombi Singh, who they recall, “was an absolute fighter” on the pitch. Manitombi was a part of the Blue Tigers side that famously lifted the LG Cup in Vietnam, 18 years back, which was India’s …

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AIFF condoles Manitombi Singh’s untimely demise!

All India Football Federation condoles the death of former India International Manitombi Singh. He was a member of the Blue Tigers squad that triumphed the LG Cup at the Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in 2002. The former international was 39 when he passed away. The right full-back came …

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Tim Cahill: Subrata Paul was everywhere against Australia in 2011!

Everton legend Tim Cahill lauded ‘Spiderman’ Subrata Paul’s “work ethic and commitment” which he believes enabled “Subrata to stay at the top his game” all throughout. In a live chat with AIFF TV featuring Subrata Paul, Cahill sent in a message from Australia mentioning: “Off the park, one of the …

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Baichung Bhutia: Young players need to make sacrifices to play abroad!

Legendary National Team icon and former National Team captain Baichung Bhutia has stressed on Indian players needing to ply their trade abroad suggesting to young professionals that playing overseas is a “gamble” which they should take. In a live chat with AIFF TV, Baichung, the first Indian player to play …

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420 Grams S02E46: India under Igor Stimac: Report Card with Renedy Singh & Ishfaq Ahmed!

The Indian football team has played nine fixtures so far under Igor Stimac with just one positive result – a 1-0 victory over Thailand at the King’s Cup. In this episode, the 420 Grams crew sits down with former India players Renedy Singh and Ishfaq Ahmed to analyse the national …

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