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AIFF parts ways with head coach Igor Stimac after World Cup hopes dashed

AIFF parts ways with head coach Igor Stimac after World Cup hopes dashed

Stimac, who was appointed as the head coach in 2019, was given an extension last year by the sport's apex body

17 June,2024 08:25 PM IST | New Delhi | mid-day online correspondent
Heartbreaking, cruel, yet so typical

Mid-Day Premium Heartbreaking, cruel, yet so typical

Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier served as a poignant portrayal of the challenges lower-ranked teams face when pitted against established soccer giants in significant tournaments

14 June,2024 11:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Srijanee Majumdar
Who is Kim Woo-Sung? Referee who allowed Qatar's controversial goal in qualifier

Who is Kim Woo-Sung? Referee who allowed Qatar's controversial goal in qualifier

India were ahead thanks to Lallianzuala Chhangte's 37th minute strike but disaster struck when the referee adjudged Yousef Aymen's goal as fair after the ball appeared to have gone out of play

12 June,2024 05:58 PM IST | Doha | mid-day online correspondent
Stimac rues 'injustice' after India World Cup hopes end in controversy

Stimac rues 'injustice' after India World Cup hopes end in controversy

The loss in Doha on Tuesday dashed India's dreams of reaching the third round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup for the first time

12 June,2024 05:40 PM IST | Doha | mid-day online correspondent
AIFF writes to FIFA, AFC over controversial goal in WC Qualifier against Qatar

AIFF writes to FIFA, AFC over controversial goal in WC Qualifier against Qatar

India's run in the qualification for FIFA World Cup 2026 ended on a controversial note after Qatar clinched a 2-1 win in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier

12 June,2024 05:23 PM IST | New Delhi | mid-day online correspondent
India enter testing transition phase in crucial Qatar battle

India enter testing transition phase in crucial Qatar battle

The Indian team will be led by the 32-year-old first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has so far appeared in 72 internationals and is the most experienced player in the 23-member squad after Chhetri’s retirement.

11 June,2024 07:44 AM IST | Doha | PTI
Palestine players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Palestine players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Palestine and Australia meet at HBF Park on Tuesday to complete the FIFA World Cup 2026 Asian qualifiers

10 June,2024 10:35 PM IST | Perth | mid-day online correspondent
Goalkeeper Gurpreet named India captain

Goalkeeper Gurpreet named India captain

The India senior men’s team landed in Doha on Saturday night for the match in which a win could pave the way for a maiden entry into the third round of World Cup qualifiers

10 June,2024 08:08 AM IST | Doha | PTI
Tears of adieu! Sunil leaves India grieving

Mid-Day Premium Tears of adieu! Sunil leaves India grieving

The match, which saw India settle for a goalless draw against Kuwait, was overshadowed by the emotional resonance of Chhetri’s departure

07 June,2024 11:26 AM IST | Mumbai | Srijanee Majumdar
And it ends in a draw!

And it ends in a draw!

India finish tie against Kuwait 0-0 in skipper Sunil Chhetri’s last international match

07 June,2024 08:28 AM IST | Kolkata | PTI

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