Poor team selection, suspect tactics, individual errors and a squad bereft of match practice meant India could only salvage a draw against Bangladesh.
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It's been 7 games (and just under 5 months) since Igor Stimac took over as Head Coach of the Blue Tigers and that's probably just enough time to have an early peek under the hood of the Senior Men's National Team.
The Indian football team head coach Igor Štimac has announced a 23-man squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh on October 15th at the Salt Lake Stadium.
A absolute blinder of performance by the captain on the night Gurpreet Singh Sandhu coupled with excellent performances by the centre-back duo of Adil Khan and Sandesh Jhingan help India bring home a precious point against reigning Asian Champions Qatar.
Well-begun is half done - India started brightly in the first half, but faded badly in the second allowing a fitter and better Oman team to pick up a win in the opening FIFA World Cup 22 qualifying match between the two sides.
In a game of two halves, India failed to capitalise on a two goal lead and instead defensive lapses saw them catapult to a defeat against Tajikistan in the opening match of the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019.
Coach Igor Štimac has announced a 25-member squad to represent India at the Hero Intercontinental Cup which will commence on July 7th 2019 in Ahmedabad.
After Igor Štimac sent out feelers to the Iranian footballer of Indian origin, Omid Singh, the winger is considering relinquishing his Iranian passport and taking up Indian citizenship.