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Need to plan carefully for Asian Cup, says India football coach Igor Stimac | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Calling for careful planning for the 2023 Asian Cup, Indian men's football team coach Igor Stimac says he will be using the upcoming FIFA World Cup to build case studies which will help in preparing the team for the continental event. India have little more than a year to prepare for the AFC Asian Cup. "I will study what kind of results different kinds of preparations produce and come up with a plan for us as well. It's very important that we sit down with FSDL (commercial partners) soon and plan next season's calendar, which needs to give the national team enough time to prepare," said Stimac. "The Asian Cup will be in January 2024, which will probably be mid-season in Indian football, so we must plan carefully. "Over the last few weeks I've been following different national...
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Igor Stimac signs contract extension till AFC Asian Cup 2023 | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian men's football team head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday signed an extension of his contract till the end of next year's AFC Asian Cup. The decision to extend the contract was recommended by the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) technical committee last month, and was subsequently ratified by the executive committee in their respective meetings in Kolkata last month. The executive committee also accepted the recommendations of the technical committee that should India make it to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup, the coach's contract should be automatically renewed. .@stimac_igor signs contract extension till AFC Asian Cup 2023Read 👉 https://t.co/2hcphyVCRm#BackTheBlue 💙… https://t.co/8IBDJYNXZK— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 1664876631000"I am extremely ha...
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Igor Stimac signs contract extension till AFC Asian Cup 2023

India men’s senior national football team head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday extended his contract till the end of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. The decision to extend the contract was recommended by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Technical Committee last month and was subsequently ratified by the executive committee in their respective meetings in Kolkata. The Executive Committee also accepted the recommendations of the technical committee which stated that should India qualify for the quarterfinal round in the tournament, then the coach’s contract will be automatically renewed. “I am extremely happy that the AIFF has placed the trust in the process that we have put in,” said Stimac in a statement released by AIFF. “We have had a very good run in the qualifiers, and we want to make ...
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FIFA-AFC delegation meets promoters of ISL, national coach Igor Stimac

The FIFA-AFC delegation, currently in India on a three-day visit, on Thursday met the representatives of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the marketing partners of the All India Football Federation. Having gone through the various aspects and problems of club football in the country, the delegation then sat down with the national men’s head coach Igor Stimac and had an extensive conversation with the Croatian. The delegation comprised Nodar Akhalkatsi, Director, Strategic Projects & MA Governance, FIFA, Sarah Solemale, Senior MA Governance Service Manager, FIFA, Allessandro Gramagila, Strategic Development Manager, FIFA and Sonam Jigmi, Senior Manager, South Asia, MA Division, AFC. The AIFF Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran said: “Once the roadmap is ready, it will ref...
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India suffer 0-3 defeat to Vietnam in international football friendly | Football News – Times of India

HO CHI MINH CITY: India suffered a 0-3 thrashing at the hands of a higher-ranked Vietnam in the second and final match of the Hung Thinh Friendly football tournament on Tuesday. It was a reality check for the 104th ranked Indians after three convincing wins in June in the Asian Cup qualifiers and a 1-1 draw against Singapore in this tournament on Saturday as they were literally outplayed by the 97th ranked Vietnam in the second half. Phan Van Duc (10th), Nguyen Van Toan (49th) and Nguyen Van Quyet (70th) scored for Vietnam to no reply from the Indians whose defenders had a mediocre outing, especially in the second half. The Indians, however, were on equal terms with their opponents in the first half only to be blown away in the second session. Vietnam won the tournament with two wins fr...
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I-League Committee sticks to 3+1 rule on number of foreigners in season beginning October 29 | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The League Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday allowed I-League clubs to register six foreigners, including one Asian, on the match-day squad but permitted only four of them (under the prevailing 3+1 rule) in the playing eleven for this season beginning on October 29. Last season, the I-League clubs were allowed to register six foreign players but only four, including one Asian, were allowed on the match-day squad. India head coach Igor Stimac is not a fan of increasing the number of foreigners in the domestic leagues on the grounds that less number of Indian players will get to play. "The League Committee recommended (to the executive committee) to increase the number of foreigners to 5+1 (5 foreigners from anywhere in the world, and one from Asia...
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Sunil Chhetri’s India brace for tough test against Vietnam in football friendly

In 2010, a few events were simultaneously taking place in Vietnamese football. They had just been beaten 3-1 by an Indian team that had Sunil Chhetri as their striker. Their football association was going through elections and candidates were offering attractive cash prizes to players for winning regional tournaments. The Vietnamese chair at that time, Nguyen Trong Hy, suggested that the country should begin naturalizing players from different parts of the world – an argument that continues to be made for Indian football today, albeit for Indian-origin players. Cut to 12 years later. Vietnam has made it to the quarterfinals of the AFC Asian Cup. The senior team is perfectly placed to make it to the 2026 World Cup where Asian countries will have 8.5 quota spots (eight direct qualifiers a...
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Indian football returns to field with clash against Singapore

After months of federation politics, allegations and counter-allegations, uncertainty over the future of the chief coach and the risk of being an international pariah, the Indian football team will return to action on Saturday when they take on Singapore in a three-nation friendly tournament in Ho Chi Minh City. Since May, the focus in Indian football has largely been on off-field affairs given the goings-on within the All India Football Federation. But with a new body now in place, and the technical committee extending the contract of coach Igor Stimac until the end of the Asian Cup, India can finally start its preparation for next year’s continental championship. But it begins in a far-from-ideal situation. Even though most of the players have had a proper pre-season with their clubs,...
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Sandesh Jhingan unlikely starter as India take on Singapore in international friendly | Football News – Times of India

HO CHI MINH CITY (Vietnam): Senior defender Sandesh Jhingan might be rested during India's first FIFA international friendly against Singapore in the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament on Saturday. Jhingan and teammate Chinglensana Singh didn't accompany the team due to travel document related issues and only boarded a 3 am flight on Friday morning. As per sources in the team, head coach Igor Stimac might just rest Jhingan for the opening game and give him a start against Vietnam, a team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 Asian Cup. Head coach Stimac, however, sounded confident yet cautious on the eve of India's first meeting with Singapore in 10 years. The Croatian coach said though Singapore have made huge progress in the past few years, India have the ability to tame th...
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Jhingan, Chinglensana miss flight to Vietnam due to travel document issues | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Indian football team's defensive pair of Sandesh Jhingan and Chinglensana Singh missed the flight to Vietnam where two international friendly matches are scheduled, due to issues related to travel documents. Jhingan and Chinglensana were left out of the 23-member Indian squad, including Sunil Chhetri, that departed from Kolkata on Tuesday night for Vietnam along with head coach Igor Stimac and other support staff. "Jhingan and Chinglensana did have some issues in their travel documents and the immigration officials did not allow them to board the flight to Vietnam," a source privy to the development told PTI on condition of anonymity. "Efforts are being made to ensure that the two players board another flight to Vietnam on Thursday." India play Singapore on September 24 at ...