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newsfootball7 days ago

Will carry the SAFF Cup experience forever, asserts Suresh Wangjam

Indian footballer Suresh Wangjam believes the experience gained from the recent SAFF Cup win will be carried along his entire career. The youngster played a pivotal role in the title-winning campaign and he even scored the second goal in the final against Nepal, which India eventually won 3-0.
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newsfootball9 days ago

Not just the goals, Sunil Chhetri's leadership on the pitch is special too, states Igor Stimac

Indian men’s football team head coach Igor Stimac stated that the leadership skills of Sunil Chhetri on the pitch are special. The Croat manager also expressed how the talismanic striker is a role model to the entire team, being the most passionate member in the dressing room of the whole lot.
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featurefootball9 days ago

80 not-out : Why Sunil Chhetri is a phenomenon like no other

Sunil Chhetri recently guided India to their eighth SAFF Cup title, with a 3-0 win over Nepal in the final of the tournament, in the Maldives. The striker netted his 80th goal in national colours, thus equalling Lionel Messi as the joint second-highest active international goal scorer.
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newsfootball11 days ago

2021 SAFF Cup | We were doubted and written off by all after first two matches, recalls Sahal Abdul Samad

Indian footballer Sahal Abdul Samad recalled how they were doubted by all and even written off after the draws in the first two matches, against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The Blue Tigers eventually won all their four matches following that, and claimed the SAFF Cup for a record eighth time.
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newsfootball12 days ago

2021 SAFF Cup | India claim eighth title with a 3-0 win over Nepal

India claimed their eighth SAFF Cup title with a commanding 3-0 win over Nepal in the final, at the National Stadium, in Male, on Sunday evening. Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring for India in the 48th minute, while Suresh Wangjam and Sahal Abdul Samad were also in the scoresheet.
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newsfootball14 days ago

SAFF Championships 2021 | Sunil Chhetri brace helps India crush the Maldives 3-1

The Blue Tigers registered a convincing 3-1 lead over the Maldives to progress to the final of the SAFF Championship on Wednesday. Forward Manvir Singh scored the first goal for India, while skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to take the team past the defending champions and enter the final.
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newsfootball17 days ago

Patient Blue Tigers look to complete ‘job at hand’ after win against Nepal

The Indian football team registered their first win of the ongoing SAFF Championships on Monday, by virtue of a solitary goal from skipper Sunil Chhetri in the 82nd minute. However, the Blue Tigers need to win their last group stage match against the Maldives to ensure a place in the final.
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newsfootball18 days ago

2021 SAFF Championships | Sunil Chhetri's late strike secure win over Nepal

India scripted their first win in the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championships, with the help of a late goal from skipper Sunil Chhetri at the national stadium, in Male, on Sunday. With the win, the Blue Tigers are now at the third spot in the league table, with five points from three matches.
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newsfootball21 days ago

SAFF Championships 2021 | Sri Lanka keep India at bay, match ends in 0-0 draw

It was a disappointing draw for Igor Stimac's Team India, as they failed to win against lower-ranked Sri Lanka at the SAFF Championship in Male, Maldives. The team was held to a 0-0 draw in their second encounter, after Bangladesh too had managed to sneak a 1-1 draw against them.
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newsfootball23 days ago

We are ourselves guilty for not winning against Bangladesh, admits Igor Stimac

Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac feels that have only themselves to blame for not winning the match against Bangladesh. In spite of Sunol Chhetri's strike in the first half, they conceded late in the match and shared the spoils in India's opening match of the SAFF Championships.
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