Croatian Igor Stimac appointed as new Men's football coach

15 May 2019 04:08 PM

The All India Football Federation has appointed Igor Stimac as the Head Coach of the Men’s Senior National Team on a two-year contract. Stimac comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing Football and players in Croatia, and internationally. As a coach, Stimac’s first assignment will be the Kings Cup in Buriram, Thailand where the Blue Tigers play Curacao in their first match on June 5.

As a Coach, Stimac’s major achievement was guiding Croatia to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

During his tenure as the National Coach of Croatia, he handed National Team debuts to the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Alen Halilovic, and Ivan Perisic, amongst others. His last assignment was with Al-Shahania Club in Qatar.

As a player, he was part of the Croatia National squad which finished third in the FIFA World Cup France 1998, and a member of Croatia The national squad which qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship 1996 in England.

Desk: Clinton Dsouza | Editing: Vibhav Naik

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