AIFF sack Igor Stimac after disappointing FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification campaign

NEW DELHI: Senior officials of the All India Football Federation held a virtual meeting on 16th June 2024. 

The meeting was chaired by  AIFF  Vice President Mr NA Haris and the others in attendance were Mr Menla Ethenpa (Member, Executive Committee and Chairperson, Finance Committee), Mr Anilkumar Prabhakaran (Member, Executive Committee and Chairperson, Competitions Committee), Mr IM Vijayan, (Chairman of the AIFF Technical Committee), Mr Climax Lawrence (Member of the AIFF Technical Committee) and Mr M. Satyanarayan (Acting Secretary General). 

Noting the disappointing outcome of the Senior Men’s National Team’s FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification campaign, the members unanimously agreed that a new Head Coach would be best placed to take the team forward. 

The meeting instructed the Acting Secretary General Mr Satyanarayan to notify the current Head Coach Mr Igor Stimac of its decision to terminate his engagement. 

Pursuant to the above, a notice of termination has been issued to Mr Stimac by the AIFF Secretariat, and he stands relieved of his obligations with immediate effect. The AIFF thanks Mr Stimac for his service to the National Team and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

(With inputs from AIFF’s press release)

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