AIFF Sacks Head Coach Igor Stimac After Disappointing World Cup Qualifiers

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has terminated the contract of senior men's team head coach Igor Stimac after the team's failure to progress beyond the second round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The decision comes despite Stimac's recent contract extension and leaves AIFF facing a hefty severance payment.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 17-06-2024 22:23 IST | Created: 17-06-2024 22:23 IST
AIFF Sacks Head Coach Igor Stimac After Disappointing World Cup Qualifiers
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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Monday the sacking of senior men's team head coach Igor Stimac, terminating his contract a year before expiration. This decision follows India's early exit from the second round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers—despite an initially favorable draw.

Appointed in 2019, Stimac saw his contract extended until 2026. However, the AIFF, citing disappointing outcomes, decided a new head coach was necessary. The federation now faces a severe financial blow, potentially paying Stimac around USD 360,000 in severance.

Upon contact, Stimac, advised by his lawyer, refrained from public comment. India's loss to Qatar in the final match highlighted the campaign's failure, ending the team's hopes for a third-round berth in World Cup Qualifiers.

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