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India U-23s Igor Stimac: Indian Arrows, FIFA U-17 World Cup right steps to develop new generation of players!

India U-23s head coach Igor Stimac lauded Indian Arrows project and hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in 2017 for developing a “new generation of players” who went on to register India’s best-ever finish in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers in UAE on Saturday, October 30. “This …

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India U-23s Igor Stimac: One mistake cost us a point against UAE!

India U-23 head coach Igor Stimac stated that one single mistake cost India a point against UAE in the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup in Dubai. “In the first half we handled it well, especially when the legs were still fresh. We also had two great chances in …

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India U-23s Igor Stimac: I want our boys to enjoy their football!

As the India U-23 boys gear up to take on UAE in their next match in the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup, head coach Igor Stimac talks at length about the need for the boys to stay humble, expectations against UAE, the extra pressure, and much more. What …

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XtraTime VIDEO: India’s Igor Stimac unhappy with 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers format!

As XtraTime reports, India head coach Igor Stimac has said that he is unhappy with 2023 AFC Asian Cup – Round 3 qualifiers format of a centralised format of one match each against three group opponents. Stimac thinks that India are still favourites to qualify for the tournament despite the …

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Igor Stimac: We need to find the right balance in the India U-23 team!

The India U23 squad departed for Dubai on Wednesday, October 20 morning to take part in the forthcoming Qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup. The 23-member squad, plus the support staff flew from Bengaluru, where the U-23 boys had practiced for the last couple of days. India, who have …

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XtraTime VIDEO: India’s Igor Stimac – Togetherness, energy, & attitude made the difference!

Indian National Team head coach Igor Stimac mentioned that togetherness, energy, positive attitude and a great mindset have been the biggest takeaways as Indian Football moved forward together towards the final qualification process of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China.

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India’s Igor Stimac: Togetherness, the energy, & the attitude made the difference!

Indian National Team head coach Igor Stimac mentioned that togetherness, energy, positive attitude and a great mindset have been the biggest takeaways as Indian Football moved forward together towards the final qualification process of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China. In a chat, Stimac talked at length about Indian …

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India’s Igor Stimac: We are confident, but not overconfident!

There’s a huge interest in the Blue Tigers among the tourists at the team hotel. The other day, an elderly Polish gentleman said, “I belong to the land of Boniek (Zbigniew) and Robert Lewandowski. But you have Sunil Chhetri. I have heard about him –79 International goals – wow,” he …

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India’s Igor Stimac: We are ourselves guilty for not winning against Bangladesh!

Indian National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac admitted “we are ourselves guilty for not winning the match against Bangladesh.” Speaking about India’s first match, he mentioned, “We had everything in control, we dominated the game, and had a one-nil advantage, and even had a one-man advantage. But despite all of …

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India’s Igor Stimac: We will be playing a style that brings us results!

A couple of days prior to the kick-off of India’s campaign against Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship in the Maldives, Indian National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac stated that the Blue Tigers won’t be approaching any specific set plan for the SAFF Championship. “We will be playing a style which …

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