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The verdict is out as to who was chiefly responsible for the Blue Tigers handing their crown to Afghanistan at the SAFF Championship…

The verdict is out as to who was chiefly responsible for the Blue Tigers handing their crown to Afghanistan at the SAFF Championship…

India fans are livid with the team’s performance at the just concluded SAFF Championship and have pinned their failure to retain the title on the players.

Expectations had been high at the start of the South Asian tournament as coach Wim Koevermans stated that ‘India is the team to beat.’

While several former players have lashed out at the tactics employed by the Dutch coach, the fans have instead laid the blame on the players and understandably so.

In a poll conducted by Goal in the aftermath of India’s 2-0 defeat to Afghanistan in the final, close to 50 percent fans believe that the players are the ones to be pointed fingers at, while 34.7 percent instead chose to blame the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The players dodged the lenses of the media following the defeat on Wednesday

Poll of the day

Whose fault led to India's dismal performance in the 2013 SAFF Championship?

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