India Sacks Head Coach After World Cup Hopes Dashed

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFP

New Delhi: India's head coach Igor Stimac has been sacked after the team's poor performance in World Cup qualifiers, the football federation said Monday.

India's 2-1 defeat to Qatar earlier this month dashed their dreams of reaching the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup for the first time. India ended third in the group, behind Kuwait and Qatar.

"Noting the disappointing outcome of the Senior Men's National Team's FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification campaign, the members unanimously agreed that a new Head Coach would be best placed to take the team forward," the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.

"A notice of termination has been issued to Mr. Stimac by the AIFF Secretariat, and he stands relieved of his obligations with immediate effect".


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