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  • 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...
  • Banned Lalit Modi to launch an IPL-style football league? September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Slapped with a life ban by the BCCI, the former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner is preparaing a blue print to launch a franchise-based football league on the lines of the (IPL), The Indian Express reported on Thursday. An insider from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has told...
  • AIFF mulling over Santosh Trophy's future September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Admitting that Santosh Trophy National Championships has lost its relevance, the All India Football Federation on Tuesday said that it was looking into whether to continue the tournament or not. "Santosh Trophy is not serving any purpose. From the footballing perspective, I don't think that Santosh Trophy has much...
  • AIFF committee asks Bagan, Churchill to pay player dues by December 31 September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation Players' Status Committee on Friday asked Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers to clear by December 31 the dues of all the players whose salaries the two clubs are yet to pay. The Committee made at the AIFF Headquarters here with K P Sunny chairing the...
  • AIFF to discuss non-payment of players' salaries September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Non-payment of players' salaries by Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers will be the major issue that will be discussed when the All India Football Federation Players' Status Committee meet at the Football House here on Friday. The committee will also discuss the breach of contract by Jovel Martins with...
  • AIFF disbands Pailan Arrows August 29, 2013

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to Indian football, All India Football Federation was on Thursday forced to disband its developmental outfit Pailan Arrows due to lack of financial commitment from its sponsors. "The sponsors (Pailan Group) are still yet to make any financial commitment. The infrastructure (at Pailan in the outskirts...
  • Pune FC granted exemption in I-League August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Only Pune FC were granted exemption to play in the I-League by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday while the cases of the 12 I-League clubs will be taken up by club licensing committee's first instance body when it meets August 27. United Sikkim were the only...