If we look back at the year 2019, it was a mixed year for the Indian national football team with only two wins, four draws and seven losses across 13 matches. And interestingly, the two win came against the same opponent in Thailand, the first a historic 4-1 win in …Read More »
A young India beat Thailand to finish third in King’s Cup!
The central defence played for the first time together, and so did the midfield. Even as the stalwarts including Sunil Chhetri were rested, a new young-look India rose to the occasion to beat Thailand 1-0 in the third-place play-off of the King’s Cup in Buriram, Thailand. Anirudh Thapa tapped it …Read More »
India coach Igor Stimac hopes to build on positives ahead of Thailand clash!
It was only five months ago that the Blue Tigers opened their 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign with a stunning 4-1 win against Thailand and on Saturday, June 8, the two sides will go head-to-head once again in the King’s Cup 2019 third-place playoff. Speaking to the media at the …Read More »
India coach Igor Stimac: We were very much like the weather!
Minutes after India’s 1-3 loss to Curacao in the opener of the King’s Cup in Buriram, Thailand, Indian National Team coach Igor Stimac mentioned “we were today very much like the weather”. “I think, today we were very much like the weather. At one time the sun was shining, while …Read More »
New look India suffer 1-3 defeat to Curacao in King’s Cup!
It was new coach Igor Stimac’s first match since his appointment. It was the day where he handed International debuts to six players, including an 18-year old Amarjit Singh, India’s U-17 World Cup captain. It was also the day when Sunil Chhetri played his 108th international match, thus becoming India’s …Read More »
Upbeat & confident India set for King’s Cup opener against tough Curacao!
The King’s Cup 2019 opener between India and Curacao is just a day away, and given the enormity of the occasion, the excitement and optimism in the Blue Tigers unit is palpable. “We can feel the excitement on the players’ faces. They are excited about playing together for the first …Read More »
Curacao coach Bicentini: India have a number of good players!
“India have a number of good players in their ranks including Sandesh Jhingan and Sunil Chhetri,” Curacao Head Coach Remko Bicentini told AIFF Media in an exclusive interview. A day prior to the Indian Senior Men’s National Team’s King’s Cup opener against a strong Curacao, the rival coach spoke at …Read More »
Team India happy with build-up to 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers!
As the Indian Senior Men’s National Team gear up to kick-off their campaign in the King’s Cup in Buriram, Thailand, senior members expressed satisfaction at the pathway laid down for the Blue Tigers ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which kick-off in September. Iconic striker Sunil Chhetri, all …Read More »
History beckons as India arrive in Buriram for King’s Cup!
Bright and sunny skies along with the unmistakable summer heat greeted the Indian Senior Men’s National Team at the ‘City of Happiness’ as the Blue Tigers embarked on their King’s Cup 2019 campaign with a much-awaited clash against Curacao at the Chang Arena on Wednesday, June 5. With the Blue …Read More »
NNIS VIDEO: Igor Stimac names six newcomers in India King’s Cup squad!
The Indian Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Igor Stimac named 6 newcomers into India’s final list of 23 for the King’s Cup slated to kick-off in Buriram, Thailand from June 5.Read More »