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Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

FIFA officials to visit Iran after death of “Blue Girl”


There has been widespread outrage across the world over the death of Sahar Khodayari, a female fan who set herself on fire in Iran in protest against her arrest for attending a football match. Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men’s teams have been playing since just after the 1979 Islamic revolution. (Twitter/MagdaEricsson) FIFA officials will visit Iran, ...

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Five Indian cities inspected for U-17 Women’s World Cup


FIFA President Gianni Infantino had announced that India would host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020 in March this year (Representational Image) FIFA, the world governing body for football, has inspected five cities which are likely to host matches of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be held in India next year. In March, FIFA President Gianni Infantino had ...

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More than happy to get a point against Qatar: Igor Stimac


Igor Stimac says he has told the players to stay grounded as they can’t afford complacency during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. (File Photo) He is “more than happy” with the solitary point that the Indian football team snatched by drawing against Asian champion Qatar but coach Igor Stimac says he has told the players to stay grounded as they can’t ...

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Anything is possible in football, says Gurpreet after goalless draw against Qatar


Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Star goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh believes anything is possible in football after a gritty India held Asian champions Qatar to a goalless draw in a FIFA World Cup Round 2 qualifying match here. Despite playing without their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri, who was laid low by fever, the young Indians denied Qatar, who won the Asian Cup ...

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2022 FIFA World Cup, India vs Qatar: Impassable Gurpreet makes it possible


Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who took the captain’s armband in the absence of Sunil Chettri, recorded one of his best performances. Goalkeeper and stand-in captain Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off almost a dozen saves to help India nick an unlikely point off Asian champions Qatar, at their home, in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers on Tuesday. ...

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