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The All India Football Federation formed a five-member committee to discuss Igor Stimac’s future with the Indian team. The committee was formed after the AIFF boss Mr. Kalyan Chaubey held a virtual meeting with the federation members where they discussed the recommendations made by the Technical Committee after the team’s recent performance in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers against Afghanistan.

After discussing with 14 senior members of the federation, the AIFF President, Kalyan Chaubey decided to form a five-member committee that would have further discussions with Stimac regarding his future with the team. The newly formed committee consists of names like AIFF Vice President N.A. Haris, Menla Ethenpa, member of Executive Committee, Anilkumar Prabhakaran, I/M. Vijayan, and Climax Lawrence. 

Notably, India registered a heartbreaking loss against Afghanistan in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, by the scoreline of 1-2. 

Igor Stimac’s termination put on hold due to missing clause: Report

As per the latest reports, Igor Stimac’s termination has been put on hold due to missing a clause. As per the Times of India, Stimac’s contract extension signed in October 2023 had a sub-clause 9.1 under Termination and related aspects, which stated that the coach would be reimbursed up to three months in case of a termination. An AIFF official told TOI, “Sacking him now can prove very costly for the federation, we would even be required to pay him his entire salary till 2026 (₹ 6 crore).” 

He added, “We want to avoid this, cash-strapped already as we are. And this also gives him the opportunity to approach FIFA, which is something the AIFF would want to avoid.” The clause states, “If the AIFF terminates this agreement for any reason or circumstance, then it may do so by giving written notice of at least three months to the head coach.”