indian football team A new controversy has arisen. It is being told that on the advice of an astrologer, the Indian team was selected for a tournament in 2022. You must have been stunned to know the news. You may not be able to believe it, but according to the news of The Indian Express (IE), Indian football team coach Igor Stimac had met an astrologer in Delhi for team selection and on his advice the players were included in the team. Gave place. Now after the news has come out, there is an uproar in Indian football.
Was Team India selected for the Asian Cup match on the advice of an astrologer?
According to The Indian Express (IE), Indian football team coach Igor Stimac had selected the team for the Asian Cup match against Afghanistan in June 2022 on the advice of Bhupesh Sharma, an astrologer from Delhi-NCR. It is being claimed that Bhupesh Sharma was introduced to Stimac by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The astrologer was paid Rs 12 to 15 lakh for his services.
It is also being claimed in the news that astrologer Bhupesh Sharma was paid Rs 12 to 15 lakh for the selection of Team India. It is being claimed that this amount was given for his services.
The then AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das admitted to introducing the coach to the astrologer.
The then AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das has admitted that he had introduced Indian football team coach Igor Stimac to astrologer Bhupesh Sharma in May 2022.
The coach had sent the names of possible 11 players to the astrologer for selection.
It is being claimed in the report that Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac had sent the list of possible 11 players to the astrologer. It was necessary for Team India to win that match against Afghanistan at any cost. The match was to be played on June 11 and the list was shared on June 9.
India defeated Afghanistan 2-1
It is being claimed in the report that Astrologer Sharma had commented that we can do well or very well in the list that was sent for selection. Interestingly, India had defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in the match.
India played four matches in the tournament
It is noteworthy that the Indian football team played four matches during May and June 2022. Which were against Jordan, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Hong Kong. It is being claimed in the report that the coach of the Indian team had taken advice from an astrologer for team selection for different matches.