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India’s Igor Stimac: Not hope, hard work is the only answer!

Indian Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac mentions that the two results against UAE – the one in the AFC Asian Cup (2019), and the recent International Friendly came under “very different circumstances”. In a candid chat, Stimac opens up about his philosophy of football and talks at …

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India’s Igor Stimac: Adaptation to International Football is the key!

Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac stressed on the importance of players adapting to the rigours of football at the international level, in order to take the team forward together, on the eve of India’s International Friendly against the UAE, which is set to kick-off at 8.30pm IST (7pm local …

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Changing philosophy, youth-level pipeline come to the fore as 10 new Blue Tigers take their bows!

First things first. The FIFA Rankings point out that Oman are at 81 while India are at 104 – a difference of 23 spots between the two teams. The team sheet prior to the International Friendly against Oman match pointed out that there were six debutants in India’s starting line-up …

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India’s Igor Stimac: Happy with Oman result & 10 players making their debuts!

On their return to the international arena, the Blue Tigers played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Oman at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai, UAE on Thursday, March 25 with Manvir Singh scoring the equaliser in the 55th minute. Immediately after the match, head coach Igor Stimac looked …

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NNIS VIDEO: India’s Igor Stimac – I cried watching our game against Oman!

Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac revealed that he cried watching the footage of his India’s defeat to Oman despite leading till the 82nd minute of their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2019. India was leading 1-0 through a 24th minute strike from Sunil Chhetri in the …

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India’s Igor Stimac: Competition for places driving Blue Tigers forward together!

Head Coach Igor Stimac feels “there is a continuous competition for positions in the team.” A day prior to India’s International Friendly against Oman at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium, in Dubai, UAE tomorrow (at 7.15pm IST) Stimac stated: “When I became the National Team coach, I even mentioned to …

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NNIS VIDEO: India’s Igor Stimac – We miss Sunil Chhetri!

The Indian football team is set for their return to international football after the pandemic but they will be without their skipper and talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri, who has himself tested positive for COVID-19. Stimac heaped praises on Chhetri, stating that his presence motivates youngsters because not many players of …

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AIFF TV: Live Q&A session with Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac!

There have been a number of new faces in the 27-man Blue Tigers squad that has travelled to Dubai, UAE for their two International Friendlies, and head coach Igor Stimac made it known that the selection was based on a number of criteria, including ISL form, past performances for the …

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Igor Stimac: Conglomeration of youth, experience & performance went into making Blue Tigers squad!

There have been a number of new faces in the 27-man Blue Tigers squad that has travelled to Dubai, UAE for their two International Friendlies, and head coach Igor Stimac made it known that the selection was based on a number of criteria, including ISL form, past performances for the …

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