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newsfootball10 hours ago

India head coach Igor Stimac gets contract extension till AFC Asian Cup 2023

Igor Stimac, the head coach of the Indian men's football team, extended his contract on Tuesday till the AFC Asian Cup in 2023, as per the latest reports. The AIFF technical committee made the recommendation to renew his contract, and the executive committee later approved it during a meeting.
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newsfootball11 hours ago

AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualifiers | India open campaign with thumping 5-0 win over Maldives

At the Prince Saud Bin Jalawi Stadium in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, the Indian men's football team defeated Maldives 5-0 to begin its AFC Under-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers. India's goals came from the captain Vanlalpeka Guite, Lalhmingchhuanga Fanai, Aman, Boby Singh, and Phoenix Oinam.
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newsfootball6 days ago

FIFA pays one in a kind tribute to 'Captain Fantastic' Sunil Chhetri

India captain Sunil Chhetri presently ranks third among active players in terms of goals scored in international competitions. With 84 goals in 131 international games, the Indian footballer is only a goal or two behind Lionel Messi of Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in first position.
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newsfootball11 days ago

Friendlies against Vietnam and Singapore will help India prepare for AFC Asian Cup, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Team India's former captain Bhaichung Bhutia who is now the new co-opted Executive committee member of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is looking forward to the men’s national team’s international friendlies in Vietnam which he feels will be an important experience for the side.
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newsfootball11 days ago

Team India start favorites in opening match against Singapore

The Indian men’s national team will lock horns with Singapore in the Hung Thinh international friendly tournament at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Saturday. Having played their last game in June, the Blue Tigers will be back in action after more than two months.
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newsfootball13 days ago

Ashutosh Mehta, former ATK Mohun Bagan defender suspended for doping

Ashutosh Mehta, who played for the ATK Mohun Bagan as a defender, was handed a two-year suspension by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after failing a drug test earlier this year while playing for the football giants ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League competition (ADDP).
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newsfootball15 days ago

FIFA president to discuss future of Indian football with PM Modi next month

Gianni Infantino, the head of the world football governing body, may travel to India next month and speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the future of Indian football. This information was made public on Monday during the All India Football Federation (AIFF) executive committee meeting.
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newsfootball15 days ago

AIFF's ultimatum to coach Igor Stimac; Take team to Asian Cup quarterfinals or face the axe

Igor Stimac has been given a new contract by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), but it comes with a condition: get the men's team to the Asian Cup quarterfinals or lose your job. The AIFF top brass is expected to speak with Stimac while he is presently in Kolkata, where the team is staying.
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newsfootball23 days ago

Durand Cup 2022 | Mumbai City FC enter semis after close match against Chennaiyin FC

The Salt Lake Stadium witnessed an emphatic night, as there was no clear winner in the third quarter-final of the Durand Cup 2022 between Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC. It took extra time to find the winner as the two teams went neck-to-neck in ninety minutes, but the Islanders held the edge.
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newsfootballa month ago

AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey outlines a growth plan for women's football

Kalyan Chaubey, AIFF president, has some big goals for growth of women's football, starting with a reduction in the pay gap with their male counterparts. In order to provide a strong supply chain for the national squad, Chaubey also outlined his ambitions to resurrect a few out-of-date competitions.
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