Igor Stimac rues lack of push but wants to continue

Coach, whose contract ends by Sep, says he can take India higher

published on : 19th June 2022

Want the team to show same hunger against Hong Kong as they did against Afghanistan: Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac believes his team's display of grit in their previous game against Afghanistan will set a precedent and hold them well in the future.

published on : 14th June 2022

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Igor Stimac cautions India against physically strong Afghanistan

India football team head coach Igor Stimac has cautioned his team against Afghanistan, saying their players are physically very strong.

published on : 10th June 2022

I don't look at rankings, have respect for Cambodia: Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac

Indian team head coach Igor Stimac refused to read much into their higher ranking on the eve of the Asian Cup Qualifiers, saying it doesn't matter in present day football.

published on : 7th June 2022

India coach Stimac names 41 probables for camp ahead of Asian Cup 2023 final round qualifiers

India has been drawn alongside Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and Cambodia in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 final round qualifiers.

published on : 19th April 2022

Indian men's football team coach Igor Stimac​ confident of improved performance from his goalkeepers

Currently in a preparatory camp in Pune, the Indian men's football team are scheduled to play Bahrain on March 23 and Belarus on March 26 in Manama.

published on : 15th March 2022

Qualifying regularly and doing well in Asian Cup must for India to achieve bigger target: Stimac 

India was part of the 2019 edition of the continental tournament in the UAE but bowed out in the knockout stage despite a 4-1 win over Thailand in their tournament opener.

published on : 27th February 2022

When Chhetri went past Pele, India won 8th SAFF title and women braced for their moment of reckoning

Heading into 2022, the sport continues to yearn for that big success story, that massive breakthrough, which will transform it forever, especially from on-field performance point of view.

published on : 28th December 2021

India concede late penalty to lose 0-1 to UAE in U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers 

The group-topper will qualify for the finals in Uzbekistan next year, whereas four best runner-up nations will also join them.

published on : 28th October 2021

AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers: Coach Stimac lauds Indian players after victory

The 2-1 victory was India's first-ever victory against Oman at the U-23 level. But the Coach wasn't much willing to read into it.

published on : 25th October 2021

Need to sit down with stakeholders to improve Indian football: Stimac

"Chhetri's influence is a key point for this team. It is not only the goals he scores in the game, but also his leadership on the pitch. He is a role model," says Stimac

published on : 20th October 2021

SAFF Championships title not a "special success", aim is to qualify for 2023 Asian Cup: Igor Stimac

India won the SAFF championship title after beating Nepal 3-0 in the final in Male on Saturday to hand Stimac his first trophy as in-charge of the team.

published on : 19th October 2021

SAFF Championships final: India seek eighth title and first trophy under coach Igor Stimac

India drew against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in their first two matches which had put them in danger of missing the final but the win against Nepal brought them back in the reckoning.

published on : 15th October 2021

We cannot depend on just one player to score goals: Indian men's football team coach Stimac

India have so far scored two goals in the ongoing SAFF Championships and both came through 37-year-old Chhetri.

published on : 12th October 2021

Scoring is an area where we need to improve, says India coach Igor Stimac

The Croatian heaped praise on the Indian skipper after the latter's lone strike in the match handed the team three points in the tournament.

published on : 11th October 2021

Hey, Indian football - its time to shun top-down approach...

The struggle for survival in the regional event tells a lot about which direction the team is headed...

published on : 11th October 2021

SAFF Championship: India gears up for do-or-die clash against Nepal

Although the form has favoured Nepal so far at the tournament, Stimac was optimistic about his side's chances of making the final.

published on : 10th October 2021

SAFF Championship: India look to register tournament's first win against Sri Lanka 

The Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac has come under fire for India's failure to win enough matches in the recent past and he will be under the pump on Thursday.

published on : 6th October 2021

SAFF Championship: We are ourselves guilty for not winning against Bangladesh, says Indian football team coach Igor Stimac

India lost the lead to a 10-man Bangladesh as their first match in the SAFF Championship 2021 ended 1-1.

published on : 5th October 2021

Title favourites India begin SAFF Championships campaign against Bangladesh

Bangladesh have been a tough customers for India who had needed a late equaliser in the first leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers match in Kolkata to draw 1-1.

published on : 3rd October 2021