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Tag Archives: 2023 AFC Asian Cup

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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India score late to hold Afghanistan to a 1-1 draw!

India played out a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in chilly conditions at the Central Republican Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Thursday, November 14. Afghanistan opened the scoring at the stroke of half-time through Zelfagar Nazary, but super-sub Seiminlen Doungel headed in his first goal for India to equalize in the …

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420 Grams S02E11: Afghanistan vs India Preview: Fatigue, Back Line woes hound India!

The Indian football team players have arrived for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Afghanistan after a long transit with only 24 hours to adjust to conditions in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. With defender Anas Edathodika ruled out of the game because of personal issues, a struggling back line is further exposed. …

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Trivandrum to Tajikistan: India internationals recall 2016 SAFF Cup win!

On the eve of their joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan at the Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe on Thursday, November 14, senior members of the Blue Tigers family recalled the time when they overcame their old foes to lift the 2016 SAFF …

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India ready to overcome challenges & brave adversities against Afghanistan!

Hours after arriving in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, India head coach Igor Stimac stated that the Blue Tigers need to overcome “tough challenges” imposed by Afghanistan, besides braving adversities, when they face-off in the Group E encounter of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup …

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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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India leave for Dubai en route to Dushanbe to face Afghanistan!

A pumped up Indian Men’s Senior National Team squad will leave the Indian shores tonight, November 11 for their joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers forthcoming back to back matches against Afghanistan and Oman. The 26-member squad will have their first overnight halt in Dubai …

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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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