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Sacked Igor Stimac warns AIFF: ‘Clear payment within 10 days or I will file lawsuit against you’ | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sacked Team India head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday lebelled his dismissal 'unilateral' and warned the All India Football Federation of legal action. Stimac said that if the AIFF doesn't settle his dues within 10 days, he will approach the FIFA Tribunal with a lawsuit.Stimac criticized AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey and accused him of repeatedly breaking their contract. He also blamed Chaubey for the Indian team's failure to advance beyond the second round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Stimac mentioned that his tenure in India negatively impacted his health, leading to his decision to sever all ties with the AIFF."I kindly ask you to immediately, but not later in next ten (10) days, organize payment to me for this termination of the contract without just cause in the ...

AIFF sacks head coach Igor Stimac after disappointing show at 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) sacked head coach Igor Stimac on Monday after senior men's team's poor performance in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.Stimac, who took on the role in 2019 and received an extension last year, has been unable to lead India into the third round of the World Cup Qualifier.The sacking comes after India's 1-2 loss to Qatar in their final second-round match."Noting the disappointing outcome of the Senior Men's National Team's FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification campaign, the members unanimously agreed that a new Head Coach would be best placed to take the team forward," the AIFF said in a statement."A notice of termination has been issued to Mr. Stimac by the AIFF Secretariat, and he stands relieved of his obligations with immediate effect....

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lacklustre India start life after Sunil Chhetri with must-win encounter at Asian champs Qatar with progression to Round 3 at stake

What’s life after Sunil Chhetri going to look like? How about a do-or-die World Cup qualifier against reigning Asian champions Qatar in Doha to find out?It’s a tall order for India head coach Igor Stimac and his team – win and the country qualifies for its first-ever World Cup Round 3 appearance. Draw, and the result of the match between Kuwait and Afghanistan dictates their fate. Lose, and crash out of the World Cup qualifiers, with very little as viable excuse as to what went wrong. The three scenarios have come about after some catastrophic, yet predictable, performances by the national team in these World Cup qualifiers. India would have felt disappointed at their AFC Asian Cup group, being lumped with Australia and Uzbekistan – two teams that consistently rank among Asia’s top-eigh...

Indian football: Sunil Chhetri is on everyone’s lips but on captain’s mind, the crucial match against Kuwait

Everyone is talking about Sunil Chhetri.Lallianzuala Chhangte, the speedy winger, ‘hopes and believes it would be me assisting Chhetri bhai’. Sahal Abdul Samad, the stylish midfielder, vowed to ‘fight for Sunil bhai.’ Defender Subhashish Bose wants the team to win, which would be ‘a farewell gift for Sunil bhai.’ And coach Igor Stimac couldn’t hide his emotions, saying how ‘sad’ he was that his – rather, Indian football’s Man Friday – will retire from international football after the 2026 World Cup and 2027 Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait here on Thursday. Everyone’s talking about Chhetri. But the 39-year-old wants everyone to talk – and focus – about the match, which is crucial to India’s progression hopes and can make or break the campaign. A smile while entering a packed room for ...