Igor Stimac said he is trying to avoid putting the youngsters in the Indian football team under extra pressure ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
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Three-time champions Saudi Arabia, India and Uzbekistan are the three teams vying to stage event for the first time.
FIFA on Tuesday released the revised schedule for the tournament, which is to take place from February 17 to March 7 next year.
Leading sporting personalities like Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Kaif took to twitter to mark International Yoga Day.
Sunil Chhetri holds the national record for most international matches and most number of goals for India.
The AIFF said it has got clearance from the world body FIFA to hold the season from August 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
Sandesh Jhingan had got rejected by many 2nd and even 3rd division clubs in Kolkata, and that had put the sturdy central defender quite in jeopardy over his footballing future.
India will take on Bangladesh away on November 12 and hosts Afghanistan on November 17.
Sunil Chhetri was the target of a racist comment during his Instagram chat with Virat Kohli and fans were not amused.
Sunil Chhetri is India's top international goal scorer and is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the international goalscoring charts, among active players.
Sunil Chhetri is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and leads the likes of mega superstars such as Lionel Messi in the international goalscoring charts.
Sunil Chhetri reveals he was under so much pressure while playing in Kolkata early in his career that he cried many times and even contemplated quitting football.
While the AIFF has contributed Rs 15 lakh to the PM-CARES fund, Indian football players too have contributed in terms of money or food and ration.
Jeje Lalpekhlua has come to the rescue of people in dire need of blood when it is not readily available in Mizoram due to the extraordinary situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several members of the Indian football team have also been contributing in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic in their own personal capacities.
Sunil Chhetri's reply came in response to a question asked by one of his fans during a Q&A session on Twitter.
FIFA further mentioned that upon mutual agreement, the respective countries can decide to play as per the pre-decided schedule should the safety and health concerns are taken care of.
Already out of World Cup contention after failing to win a single game, India are also scheduled to play against Bangladesh (June 4 in Dhaka) and Afghanistan (June 9 in Kolkata).