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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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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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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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Chennaiyin FC confirm Anirudh Thapa & nine other Indian footballers for 2020/21 season!

Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC can confirm the participation of star midfielder Anirudh Thapa and nine other Indian players for the upcoming season. ISL 2017-18 winner Thapa, who joined the club as an 18-year-old in 2016, is currently on a multi-year contract and is set for a fifth …

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India Team’s: Celebrating special bonding on & off the pitch!

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. But if you haven’t learnt friendship, you haven’t learnt anything,” were immortal words from ‘The Greatest’ – Muhammed Ali. Anirudh Thapa and Germanpreet Singh, both Blue Tigers, football has been the bonding factor. The best of buddies, quite inseparable – …

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S. Venkatesh: Sandesh Jhingan & Anirudh Thapa are good enough to play abroad!

Venkatesh Shanmugam, Assistant Coach of India Senior National Team, feels it’s “right time” for Sandesh Jhingan look at playing for International clubs. “I strongly feel this is the right time for him to go and play outside (India). It’s a big surprise that he is still playing in India. Whatever …

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Superpower Football: Lucian Goian praises Anirudh Thapa!

In this segment of Social distancing with Ankush Sharma, the Chennaiyin FC skipper Lucian Goian is asked which Indian player impressed him the most this season. Is the answer even a surprise? Chennaiyin FC had a resurgent season this year that saw them astonishingly climb up the points table and …

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