🇮🇳 Indian Football News, ISL, Transfers, Match Results - 2023-24 Season Open Thread

Senior men’s NT coach Igor Stimac hints at stepping down from his job, if he fails to take the team to 3rd Round of FIFA WCQ 2026. :eyes::wave:

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Afghanistan NT coach Ashley Westwood is in all praise for the growth of football in India. :eyes::soccer:

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:rotating_light: | OFFICIAL :white_check_mark: : Senior men’s NT home match against Afghanistan (26th March) to be broadcasted LIVE on Sports18 1, Sports18 1HD, and Sports18 3 - also will be streamed LIVE on JioCinema.

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0-3 Qatar :x:
0-2 Australia :x:
0-3 Uzbekistan :x:
0-1 Syria :x:
0-0 Afghanistan :handshake:
1-2 Afghanistan :x:

0 Wins and 5 defeats in last 6 matches for the senior men’s NT. :broken_heart:

Is coach Igor Stimac getting the sack now?

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:bar_chart: | Senior men’s NT lost a total of 19 points during their March window, to take them 4 places below in their FIFA World Rankings - new expected ranking is 121st in world and 22nd in AFC. [@FootyRankings] :small_red_triangle_down::disappointed:

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Tahsin Mohammed Jamshid, who plays for Al-Duhail became the first-ever Indian origin player to feature in the Qatar’s top-tier league. :india::handshake::qatar:

17 year-old made a second half appearance lasting around 12 mins against Al-Rayyan. :clap:

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39-year-old Indian football great Sunil Chhetri announces his retirement from international football after 19 years with the country.

He scored 94 goals in 150 games, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Ali Daei and Leo Messi on the men’s all-time scoring list.

:clap::india:

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Bengaluru FC have completed the signing of Edgar Antonio Méndez Ortega, confirmed! :white_check_mark:

Edgar last played for Necaxa in Liga MX (Mexican top-tier league)

34 yo Spanish will lead the attack for BFC this season :es::fire:

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East Bengal FC announce the signing of Madih Talal on a two-year deal! :writing_hand::red_circle::yellow_circle:

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Manolo Marquez (FC Goa) wins the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) Coach of the Year 2023/24 award :medal_military:

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:rotating_light: | OFFICIAL :white_check_mark: : Punjab FC have appointed Greek tactician Panagiotis Dilmperis as their new Head Coach; Konstantinos Katsaras will join him as the Assistant Coach and Papaioannou Ioannis as the new Strength and Conditioning coach.

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FC Goa have completed the signing of Midfielder Rowllin Borges permanently from Mumbai City FC :clap:t2::large_blue_circle:

Ex NT player has signed a multi-year deal! :writing_hand::orange_circle:

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Mohun Bagan Super Giant announce the signing of defender Tom Aldred! :writing_hand::green_circle::red_circle:

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:rotating_light: | Senior men’s NT won’t be seen featuring in the 50th King’s Cup 2024, the Blue Tigers had played the last edition; alongside Iraq, Lebanon and Thailand. :x:

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Captain Sunil Chhetri emphasizes on the quality of competition, gives an crazy hypothetical situation :eyes:

Says one becomes like whom he plays with or against the often​:soccer::slightly_smiling_face:

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Kerala Blasters FC’s new attacker Noah Sadaoui insists on having a hunger to win trophies! :trophy::muscle::yellow_circle:

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:rotating_light: | Under AIFF’s new ‘Code of Conduct - Participant Behaviour’, repeated, constant and or disrespectful questioning of referees decision will amount to dissent and caution or suspension :yellow_square::red_square:

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:rotating_light: | Under AIFF’s new ‘Code of Conduct - Participant Behaviour’, only one coaching staff member can stand in technical area and coach - others allowed to stand are only the medics and other staff for primary duties

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AIFF Executive Committee have decided to appoint Manolo Marquez as the new senior men’s NT head coach :clap:t2:

Manolo will also continue with FC Goa till the end of his contract in 2025

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:camera_flash: | Part of a gallery stand at Bengaluru Football Stadium that collapsed resulting in approximately 10-12 injuries.

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