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  • U-17 World Cup: AIFF tying up with Brazilian club 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Under-17 World Cup slated to take place in the country in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is tying up with a Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense, for an exchange programme for the U-17 team. Founded in 1924, Atletico Paranaense is a team from Curitiba in Parana,...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 15-0 in opener 6 days ago

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • AIFF discriminating against I-League, say Mohun Bagan September 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards I-League, Mohun Bagan on Monday said they would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL). According to I-League rules, the clubs are allowed to register four...
  • Indian Super League launched in a star-studded ceremony August 28, 2014

    The ISL, an IPL-style tournament involving eight city-based franchise teams, promises to revolutionise the country's football scene like never before. ...
  • Indian Super League launched in a glitzy ceremony August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched on Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of...
  • India to get new chief football coach August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian team will soon have a new chief coach as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday decided not to renew incumbent Wim Koevarmans' contract but retain him as the technical director. The AIFF executive committee that met here on Thursday and decided not to renew Koevarmans' contract...
  • India to play against Pakistan in Asian Games build-up games June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of build-up for the September Asian Games in Korea, India's under-23 football team will play two friendlies against Pakistan in Bangalore in the month of August. The two matches will be played at the Bangalore Football Stadium on August 17 and August 20, the All India Football...
  • Indian football coach Wim Koevarmans names 30 players for Asian Games camp June 4, 2014

    India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans on Wednesday announced his list of 30 probables for the Incheon Asian Games training camp that would be held in Bangalore from July 1-20. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will also provide an exposure tour for the team after the camp is over. Sunil Chhetri,...
  • AIFF need to guarantee 25 million USD for FIFA Club World Cup May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has got down to tapping sponsors to raise a whopping 25 million USD as FIFA guarantee for bid to host the Club World Cup back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Interestingly, India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup a year later in 2017...
  • Churchill Brothers and three other clubs axed from I-League May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stunning development in Indian football, two-time champions Churchill Brothers were on Wednesday thrown out of the I-League along with three other teams for failing to fulfill the AIFF's club licensing criteria. The All India Football Federation's Club Licensing Committee - First Instance Body - took the decision...
  • Four FIFA courses allotted to India May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: World football`s governing body FIFA has allotted four courses to India for overall development of the country's referees. Amit Ranjan Dev on Monday chaired the All India Football Federation's Referee Committee meeting, which was held at the Football House. The committee appreciated FIFA's approval for four courses for further development...
  • Japan joins India in race to host FIFA Club World Cup May 9, 2014

    In the race to host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016, India will face tough competition from Japan as the Asian heavyweight has also expressed interest in organising the prestigious tournaments. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Thursday met FIFA President Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome...
  • AIFF invites bids for new I-League season May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday invited bids for new clubs and entities to participate in the 2014-15 season of th I-League. "The invitation to tender sets out the details on how the bids are required to be submitted and can be obtained from AIFF Headquarters, 'Football...
  • AIFF launches academy certification programme April 24, 2014

    The All India Football Federation on Thursday launched the 'AIFF Academy Certification', which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country through a certification model. The AIFF has developed a set of criteria on which the academies will be assessed and certified and they will be given a...
  • Indian Super League will kill football in India: Valanka Alemao April 16, 2014

    Panaji: The recently announced Indian Super League will kill football in the country and is violating world body FIFA rules, chief executive officer of a top Goan club said on Wednesday. Eight franchises for the much-anticipated Indian Super League, which is scheduled to be held in September-November, were unveiled on Sunday. "This...
  • ISL bids to be evaluated by high-profile panel April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All set to take Indian football by storm, bids for the prospective Indian Super League franchises would come under intense scrutiny of a high-profile seven-member panel which will evaluate the documents till Saturday evening before a formal announcement on Sunday. According to sources, the panel - comprising eminent personalities...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup April 3, 2014

    Jamshedpur: All India Football Federation (AIFF) will start the renovation work of the venues that will host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup after it gets the feedback from FIFA team. "We are waiting for the feedback from FIFA about the venues they have inspected recently and initiate action to upgrade or...
  • AIFF barred from taking part in IOA elections February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation was on Sunday barred from attending the special GBM as well as elections of Indian Olympic Association here on the ground that it did not follow the "proper procedure" while sending names of their delegates, a charge which the AIFF has denied. The AIFF...
  • AIFF wants anti-corruption unit for Indian football January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta on Wednesday said that he would propose the setting up an anti-corruption unit to tackle possible malpractices in the game in the country. Speaking at the FIFA-Interpol Workshop to tackle match-fixing and corruption in football here, Dutta said that he would...
  • Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2013 AIFF Player of the Year by AIFF President Praful Patel during the Annual General Meeting on Friday. Chhetri, who had earlier won the Award twice in 2007 and 2011, was chosen the winner after voting by I-League Coaches at AIFF...
  • India gets down to preparing for Under-17 FIFA World Cup December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India is gearing itself to host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017, in preparation for which, the country's parent body for football, is giving the push to short-listed host cities to put infrastructure upgradation on the fast track. Encouraged by the World Cup allotment, the All India Football...
  • India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Upbeat after India was awarded the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup's hosting rights, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships. India won the hosting rights for the 2017 U-17 World Cup beating off competition...
  • India in spotlight after getting to host U-17 football WC December 6, 2013

    The other countries that were in the contention to host the competition were South Africa, Uzbekistan and Republic of Ireland. ...
  • Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Friday said the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure. Thanking the All India...
  • AIFF extends contracts for Wim Koevermans, Robert Baan November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday extended by another year the contracts for India national coach Wim Koevermans and technical director Robert Baan. Furthermore, Kushal Das was re-appointed as the general secretary of AIFF for another three years. Besides the national team, Koevermans will also be in...
  • Jeje replaces injured Dawson in India's football squad November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Dempo striker Jeje Lalpekhlua will replace an injured Dawson Fernandes in the 21-member Indian football squad for the two International friendlies against Philippines and Nepal to be played at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri on November 15 and 19 respectively. Sporting Club de Goa's Dawson has been ruled out...
  • India set to submit U-17 FIFA World Cup bid documents November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The uncertainty over India presenting its bid documents to host the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup before the stipulated deadline ended on Friday with the government furnishing the required guarantees so that AIFF can submit the documents to the sport's world governing body. With just a few days left...
  • ISL lacks sanctity and is detrimental to Indian football: Churchill Brothers CEO October 28, 2013

    Margao: CEO of Churchill Brothers Valanka Alemao has condemned several aspects of the Indian Super League and urged AIFF president Praful Patel to enforce regulations to protect Indian football. "The presently held I-League is the example of professional football in India and this has been achieved after much hardship, struggle and...
  • AIFF upset with grounds in Goa for Lusofonia Games October 16, 2013

    Panaji: All India Football Federation Director Anil Kamat, who is also a technical delegate for the Lusofonia Games, has expressed displeasure over the condition of training grounds for the multi-sport event in Goa. Kamat inspected the four training grounds for the Goa event along with Lusofonia Games Organizing Committee (LUGOC) and...
  • Twenty corporates eyeing teams in IPL-style football league September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 20 corporates have expressed interest in buying teams for the ambitious IPL-style football league whose organisers are conducting the franchises' and players' auctions between October 30 to November 5, according to sources. The franchise-based tournament, to be jointly organised by AIFF and its commercial partners IMG-Reliance, will be...