Igor Štimac is a Croatian football manager and former professional footballer, and currently manages the India national team. In his playing career, Štimac played as a centre back.
The least fans expected was a narrow-margin defeat, and that would have been progress in the right direction for Indian football, when they came up against reigning Asian champions Qatar in a Group E second round World Cup qualifier on September 10.
After India restricted Asian champions Qatar to a goalless draw, that too in an away match, the players in unison credited the result to current head coach of the Indian football team Igor Stimac on Wednesday.
After losing to Oman 2-1 in their first match of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022, Indian coach Igor Stimac on Saturday said playing against Qatar would not be easy as they are the strongest team in the Group E.
After India's 1-2 disappointing 1-2 loss against Oman in the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, coach Igor Stimac said that the team needs to continue doing hard work and be patient to showcase better results.
A day ahead of India taking on Oman in the qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said the team has to play as a unit and without fear.
On a high after winning the Arjuna Award, Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is ready to give his best for the national side in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, and feels the young side is a confident bunch and isn't scared of tougher opponents.
Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Wednesday said the national team has been drawn into a very tough group, referring to Asian Champions Qatar.
India were held to a 1-1 draw by Syria in their final Intercontinental Cup match in Ahmedabad on on Tuesday. Narinder Gahlot (18) scored in the 51st minute while Syrua struck back with skipper Firas Al-Khatib converting a penalty in the 78th minute.
Indian team midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad on Monday said that training with the team and learning from Igor Stimac has been a wonderful experience.
Indias desperate attempt in the second half wasnt enough as they went down 2-5 to DPR Korea in their second match of the Intercontinental Cup at the EKA Arena here on Saturday.