AIFF appoint Croatia's Igor Stimac as New Men's Senior National Team Coach

As a coach, Stimac's crucial achievement was guiding Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which was held in Brazil

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On May 15, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the appointment of former Croatian footballer Igor Stimac as the new head coach of the Indian football team on a two-year deal. The appointment comes after the team had been devoid of a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January. AIFF's executive committee made the decision to bring the Croatian on board.

The 51-year-old Stimac was part of Croatia's 1998 World Cup squad that finished third in France. The veteran footballer has an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and the players. 

As a coach, Stimac's crucial achievement was guiding Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which was held in Brazil. During his tenure as the national coach of Croatia, Croatian greats like Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Alen Halilovic, Ivan Perisic, and several others made their debut.

The center-back has made 53 appearances for the national team. 

Now, 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.

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