Wim Koevermans

  • We are not totally dependent on Sunil Chhetri: Wim Koevermans 03-04-2014 09:25 PM

    Mumbai: National football chief coach Wim Koevermans on Thursday insisted that the team is not relying heavily on skipper Sunil Chhetri but said there has to be a "follow-up" of players. "I am very happy Sunil is scoring a lot of goals, we have Robin Singh, we also have Balwant...
  • AIFF extends contracts for Wim Koevermans, Robert Baan 20-11-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday extended by another year the contracts for India national coach Wim Koevermans and technical director Robert Baan. Furthermore, Kushal Das was re-appointed as the general secretary of AIFF for another three years. Besides the national team, Koevermans will also be...
  • India take on Philippines in football friendly 14-11-2013 07:17 PM

    Siliguri: Searching for its first win in an international friendly this year, the Indian football team takes on Philippines here on Friday without a quartet of senior players who were left out due to various reasons. India lost both their international friendlies earlier this year - against Palestine in February...
  • Wim Koevermans' contract to be extended 04-11-2013 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans' contract will be extended till the end of next year's Asian Games in October, the AIFF's technical committee, headed by former captain Bhaichung Bhutia, decided here Monday. Bhutia chaired the meeting at the Football House. Other technical committee members Savio Messias, Henry...
  • Wim Koevermans announces squad for friendlies 04-11-2013 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: National football team coach Wim Koevermans has announced his squad of 21 players for India's two international friendlies which are scheduled to be held this month. India first play Philippines on November 15 followed by Nepal on November 19. The squad: Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC), Subhashish Roychowdhury...
  • Former India football greats slam coach Koevermans 12-09-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Former India football greats including Syed Nayeemuddin and Subhash Bhowmick slammed national team's head coach Wim Koevermans after the humiliating 0-2 loss to Afghanistan in the final of the SAFF Cup. Six-time champions India were staring at a hat-trick of SAFF Cup titles but were completely outplayed by...
  • Worried about future of players without clubs: Wim Koevermans 11-09-2013 10:01 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian football team's chief coach Wim Koevermans on Wednesday looked a worried man as he spoke about the side's future, with seven of the current national team players not having any contract with I-League clubs. "I am really worried with the situation we have in India right now. It's...
  • Teams should only be judged on the ground: Wim Koevermans 10-09-2013 04:08 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian football coach Wim Koevermans on Tuesday made his displeasure obvious as he shot back at his team's critics in the ongoing SAFF Championship here, saying it's not lip-service but "performance on the ground" that matters. From Maldives to Afghanistan, the defending champions' opponents in Wednesday's final, Koevermans' boys...
  • India deserved to win, says Koevermans 09-09-2013 09:57 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian football team's chief coach Wim Koevermans was a visibly satisfied man as he termed his team "deserving winners" of the semi-final match against Maldives while a furious and frustrated Maldives coach Urbanyi Istavan Bela made a contradictory statement that "India never deserved to win". While India's Dutch coach...
  • India focussing on semi-final against Maldives: Wim Koevermans 08-09-2013 07:10 PM

    Kathmandu: India football team coach Wim Koevermans on Sunday said his players are feeling fresh and raring to go ahead of the crucial semi-final game against Maldives on Monday. "We are happy we have a bit of rest prior to the semifinal. There's more energy in the squad. We are...
  • Sunil Chhetri-less India face tough Maldives test in SAFF semis 08-09-2013 03:29 PM

    Kathmandu: Defending champions India will start as underdogs when they take on an inspired Maldives in the second semi-final of the SAFF Football Championship on Monday. The six-time champions have always been overwhelming favourites in the South Asian region but the current side coached by Wim Koevermans has performed way...
  • We don't underestimate any team: Wim Koevermans 07-09-2013 02:55 PM

    Kathmandu: They may have tasted success in their their last two outings against Maldives, but Indian football coach Wim Koevermans said ahead of their SAFF Cup semi-final against the islanders that underestimating a team was not in his nature. "That is past. We need to lie in the present. We...
  • Embarrassing loss for India but coach says goal achieved 05-09-2013 10:59 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian football coach Wim Koevermans did not say in as many words that Nepal were the better side in Thursday's group match of the SAFF Football Tournament which his side lost 1-2, but insisted his players have achieved their goal of reaching the semi-finals. "We knew Nepal were a...
  • Koevermans names India squad for SAFF 26-08-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: National Football coach Wim Koevermans on Monday announced the 20-member Indian squad for the upcoming SAFF Championship which is scheduled to be held in Nepal from August 31 to September 11. The Indian National Team, which will open its campaign against Pakistan on September 1, will leaves for...
  • Rahim Nabi left out of India's football friendly 05-08-2013 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Key midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi and goalkeeper Subrata Paul were on Monday left out of a 20-member Indian football squad announced for the away international friendly match against Tajikistan to be played on August 14. Nabi, who reported for the IMG-Reliance camp in Mumbai on August 2 for...
  • AIFF-IMG meeting on Tuesday amid confusion over IPL-style league 15-07-2013 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: Even as confusion prevails over the fate of the proposed IPL-style football tournament, top officials of the All Indian Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance will discuss the final plans relating to the ambitious project here on Tuesday. The tournament, to be jointly organised by the AIFF...
  • Wim Koevermans to educate Indian football coaches 05-07-2013 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: National football coach Wim Koevermans will oversee the first-ever AFC Professional Diploma Licence Course in the country during which he intends to "upgrade the knowledge of Indian coaches to the highest possible standard" in the world. The course will kick off at the Cooperage Football Ground in Mumbai...
  • We are raring to go: Rahim Nabi 03-02-2013 08:11 PM

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