Setting the Goal

By on November 21, 2019
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National football team head coach Igor Stimac opens up about his love for Goa and the sport in an exclusive interview

Former professional footballer and current head coach of the Indian national team, 52-year-old Igor Stimac has set his eyes on his goal for the team: this year’s Asian Cup and the qualifiers of World Cup 2026.

Stimac, who represented Croatia in the World Cup in 1998, brings a fresh perspective to the team. He strongly believes that the team needs to adopt a winning mentality and is focused on doing that.

He feels the players are talented but need to be trained in the technicalities of the sport. To achieve this, Stimac stresses on the need for grassroots-level training that will encourage young football players.

VIVA GOA speaks to Igor Stimac about the national team’s progress, his strategies, the ongoing Hero Indian Super League (ISL) and his special inclination towards Goa.

Read the full article in 'Viva Goa' magazine copy.

Viva Goa magazine is now on stands. Available at all major book stalls and supermarkets in Goa.

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