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Daily Archives: September 5, 2019

‘Difficult to swallow’: Gutted India reflect on lost chances in 1-2 defeat to Oman


India lost 1-2 to Oman in the first match of their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign in Guwahati on Thursday (Twitter/IndianFootball) Indian captain Sunil Chhetri found it difficult to accept while coach Igor Stimac called it a “shame” after they lost to Oman despite taking lead in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifications opening fixture, here on Thursday. Chhetri’s ...

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India vs Oman, World Cup Qualifier LIVE: Blue Tigers begin qualification campaign


India vs Oman Football World Cup Qualifier Live Score: India are playing against Oman in Guwahati. (File Photo) India vs Oman Football World Cup Qualifier Live Score: India are starting off their campaign to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup on Thursday, with a match against Oman. India (103) have been drawn with ...

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In Italy, racist abuse is dismissed (again) as part of the game


Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal (vetembaste) By Tariq Panja To those present at Cagliari’s Stadio Sardegna on Sunday, the sounds were familiar. As Inter Milan’s new Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku, stepped up to kick what would turn out to be a match-winning penalty, Cagliari fans behind the goal engaged in a prolonged round of monkey chants. ...

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World Cup Qualifiers: India’s elusive quest begins with old foe Oman


India will open their qualifying campaign against Oman in Guwahati, and Qatar in Doha in a space of five days. (Source: AIFF) Before walking out on the field along with Oman in the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Guwahati), Igor Stimac’s India will have their fingers crossed going into the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The match will ...

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Spoiler alert: Qatar 2022 a bridge too far


The Indian football team warms up on the eve of their first game of the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Oman in Guwahati on Thursday. AIFF For some, it is the beginning of a cycle brimming with aspiration and excitement. For India, it is a brutal and ritualistic reminder of the hopelessness they are mired in. A Nolan-esque take on ...

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