World news – Not a single player is eliminated for a mistake or two: India’s soccer coach Stimac


India will face Oman in the first of two international friendly matches in Dubai on March 25th. The second game against the UAE is scheduled for March 29th.

Published: March 23, 2021 3:09 PM |

Last updated: March 23, 2021 3:09 pm

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DUBAI: India’s soccer coach Igor Stimac said on Tuesday that the young players in the national team will have ample opportunities to prove themselves internationally if he wants to build a team for the future.

That Indian team is currently training here ahead of the FIFA friendly against Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

The average age of the team currently at the camp in Dubai is just over 24 years.

« It is fantastic to see how the boys make it into the national team at 19, 20, 21, 23. We are trying to build on the FIFA U-17 World Cup and expand their knowledge, « said Stimac during the ongoing preparatory camp here / p> « We’re trying to make sure they are ready to play against the best and win against them over the next four years. It’s a long process in football and it takes time. »

India scores on March 25th in Dub ai in the first of two international friendly matches in Oman. The second game against the UAE is scheduled for March 29th.

« The young guns have proven it this season in the Indian Super League. Now they have to prove it on an international level. I will give them the chance to to do so. « 

 » What we are trying to do here is to relax you and explain to you that there is no need to fear internationally, you have to be yourself and prove to the world that you can play against the best « said Stimac.

 » There’s no need for anyone to be scared or to be scared of any kind. Not a single player is eliminated for a mistake or two, but we try to work not to repeat them . « 

 » You have to perform and be selected. Age is not an obstacle for anyone to stand in the squad. If you are good enough, you are never old enough. « 

 » We have 6- 7 youngsters who fight, hunt and pass the ball without fear, 11 of the boys who are lagging they are from the AIFF youth development program, « said Stimac in an AIFF press release.

 » I am really glad that these projects have been so successful and bring a better future to Indian football. « 

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