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Igor Stimac


Igor Stimac reluctant to promise win against Qatar, says 'India will play not to lose'

July 02, 2020 5:47 pm

India are already out of contention for a berth in the 2022 World Cup but they are still in the reckoning for the 2023 Asian Cup. The Blue Tigers play Qatar in Bhubaneswar on October 8.

'Domestic seasons can't be played until mid-May because of IPL': Igor Stimac

May 22, 2020 3:11 pm

Igor Štimac believes that a long-term domestic calendar season incorporated with the Durand Cup and the Super Cup will help better the condition of the national team setup.

Igor Stimac not happy with number of foreign players in ISL, I-League matches

March 07, 2020 2:25 pm

Currently, ISL and I-League teams can field five foreign players at a given time in a match.

Igor Stimac declares Oman favourites in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier

November 17, 2019 9:50 pm

In search of their first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, India take on Oman in the return leg at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Igor Stimac's side had lost 1-2 in the first leg in Guwahati in September.

Not afraid to field a new India side, says Igor Stimac after draw with Afghanistan

November 15, 2019 7:08 pm

India remained winless and at the fourth position in Group E with three points from four matches, while their oppositions Afghanistan continued to be on the third with four points.

Igor Stimac hopes for trial run in friendly against NorthEast United

October 08, 2019 8:10 pm

Igor Stimac said that the friendly match against NorthEast United will be a good preparation for India's FIFA World Cup second round qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata on October 15.

Qatar strongest in our group, but nothing to fear: Igor Stimac

September 07, 2019 10:43 pm

Full-back Subhasish Bose said the motivation level in the team was high as they gear up for their first away fixture of the qualifiers, saying Stimac was "pushing the players" to learn and keep improving.

Oman favourites but we are hoping to beat them: Igor Stimac

September 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Igor Stimac wants the Indian team to play a brand of football which builds up from the back and go on attacking through a smooth transition, and he said the players are excited about the new playing style.

Winger Udanta Singh says all World Cup qualifying round matches will be 'real test' for India

September 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Udanta said the team has learnt from its strengths and weaknesses during the Kings' Cup in Thailand in June and Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad in July.

Expect players to implement their learnings from practice in tourney: Igor Stimac

June 03, 2019 5:24 pm

The newly-appointed coach admitted "it will be tough" for his boys coming from an off-season to play here, but insisted they would put their best foot forward.