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Happy to have Igor Stimac as coach of Indian football team: Rowllin Borges

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Indian expressed his happiness over the appointment of Croatian as the head of the national team on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Borges was part of the Indian team in all three group matches at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE and he believes that the would be able to take the Indian team to new heights with his planning skills.

"I am very happy to have as the national team He is a very and has coached at really high levels," quoted Borges as saying.

"With his new tactics and techniques, I am sure the team will reach higher levels too. I am looking forward to training under him and learn a lot from him," he added.

Stimac has been Croatia's in the past and he has already prepared a 36-member Indian initial squad for the preparatory camp set to begin from May 22.

The new head coach's first assignment will be in as will face the hosts Curacao and in the 2019 King's Cup in June.

Stimac was appointed as the of the Indian team on Wednesday by the Federation (AIFF).

Stimac comes with an experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring and developing and players in and internationally. As a coach, he guided to qualify for World Cup 2014 hosted by

He also played a pivotal role in developing likes of Dario Srna, Daniel Subasic, Ivan Strinic, Kovacic, Perisic among others. Stimac's last assignment was with

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 17:47 IST