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Sahal Abdul Samad: Chhetri-bhai is the best & he wants to be the best every single day!

‘Special talent’ Sahal Abdul Samad’s baptism to the National camp happened with words of wisdom from team captain Sunil Chhetri, Sahal mentioned in a live chat with AIFF TV on Wednesday, September 23. “When I got to the National camp for the first time we were walking to the ground …

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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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420 Grams S02E56: The Big Sunil Chhetri interview ft. Renedy Singh!

What do 420 Grams do when they get India men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri to themselves on a Sunday afternoon? They talk for hours, is what. This emotional and unscripted conversation covers everything from money to man buns; social dilemma to Igor Stimac. Along the way Chhetri and Renedy …

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420 Grams Special Feature: 15 Years of Sunil Chhetri – Part Two!

420 Grams are celebrating Sunil Chheri week here. That’s right, the captain of the Indian men’s national team and hero to thousands of young footballers, Chhetri will be on the show this Sunday, September 20, on Newsclick! Part Two of this build-up special features former India captain Renedy Singh and …

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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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FIFA World Rankings: India down to 109th, Belgium stay No. 1!

Earlier today, the latest FIFA ‘Coca Cola’ Men’s World Ranking were released by the world football governing body and in the September rankings, India dropped a spot to 109th position behind Estonia, but ahead of Central African Republic; while 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalists Belgium stays No. 1. India have …

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Shanmugam Venkatesh: Sports Science has helped players improve their knowledge!

Former India captain and current Blue Tigers Assistant Coach Venkatesh Shanmugam lauded the “contribution of sports science in helping current players improve their knowledge.” In a live chat with AIFF TV, Venkatesh, a former Indian National Team captain and currently employed as the Assistant Coach of the Indian National Team …

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Anwar Ali’s medical reports sent to AFC, AIFF asks him to stop training!

Talented India defender Anwar Ali has been asked by the AIFF to stop training as his latest medical reports are being sent to the Asian Football Confederation, after being diagnosed with a congenital heart condition last year, which has put a question mark on his career. One of the impressive …

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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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