All India Football Federation

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ISL football organisers receive 'unprecedented' 30 bids March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Anticipation around the Indian Super League football seems to be building, with the organisers receiving positive response from about 30 interested parties, even as the deadline for submitting the bid documents has been extended by two days to March 26 and 27. The original date for submission of bid...
  • 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...
  • I-League clubs report approaches to fix league matches January 21, 2014

    A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix I-League matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country's football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anti-corruption unit. The clubs reported approaches at last week's FIFA-INTERPOL "Integrity in Sport Workshop" in New Delhi, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • AIFF to decide on exemption pleas of I-league clubs August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Club Licensing Committee will meet here next week to decide on the exemption pleas of the 14 I-league clubs, who had failed to clear the Licensing Test, for the upcoming season. The five-member committee will take a call on the exemption at a...
  • Salgaocar coach Pereira elated at AIFF honour August 2, 2013

    Panaji: Salgaocar Football Club coach Derrick Pereira is elated at being adjudged the best coach for 2012-13 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). "It feels nice that my hard work has been appreciated by AIFF. I thank all those who supported me at Pune FC (his earlier I-League club) -...
  • Ranchi: Under-14 female football players allege humiliation August 2, 2013

    Ranchi: The All India Football Federation has asked its women's committee to probe an alleged case of humiliation of players of an under-14 girls team from Ranchi. This comes after some tribal female football team members alleged that they were humiliated by a panchayat official in Ranchi. The players had...
  • AIFF gives thumbs up to IPL-style league August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: All India football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday gave its go ahead to the IPL-style league with its executive committee agreeing to the holding of the tournament by its commerical partners IMG-Relliance early next year. "IMG-R gave a detailed presentation about the proposed tournament and we feel it will be...
  • I-League clubs meeting on Tuesday on AIFF's request July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Owners and representatives of 14 I-League club will meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to decide their course of action on All India Football Federation's request to sort out the stand-off with its commercial partner IMG-Reliance on the issue of IPL-style tournament. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had written a...
  • AIFF U-15 beat U-18 Mohun Bagan 18-0 July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) U-15 Kolkata Regional Academy defeated Mohun Bagan's U-18 Goal Project Team 18-0 in a friendly played at the Pailan World School Campus. AIFF boys led 9-0 at the half-time, scoring the remaining nine in the second half. The thumping victory was the sixth...
  • AIFF to meet I-League club representatives June 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Representatives of all I-League clubs will gather at the All India Football Federation headquarters here on June 26 to deliberate on recent decisions taken by the AIFF emergency committee. "All matters pertaining to the I-League and the Federation Cup would be discussed extensively and finalised on the day," AIFF...
  • IPL-style football league: an AIFF dream fair distance away June 6, 2013

    IMG-Reliance are all set to launch an IPL-style football tournament involving city-based teams run by corporate franchises to popularise and promote the game throughout India - from grassroots to the professional level. But it faces many hardships before coming to fruition. The joint venture, which has the backing of All...
  • AIFF extends deadline for submitting bids to May 15 May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has extended the deadline for submitting bids to buy two new I-League clubs ahead of the next season to May 15, even as six companies have bought the Request for Proposal (ROP). The earlier deadline was Friday. GMR Group, UAE-based Indian company Dodsal...
  • AIFF designs new trophy for I-League Champions May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A new glittering trophy awaits the 2012-13 I-League Champions, as the All India Football Federation has designed a dedicated silverware which will be handed over to the winners on the day of their coronation. The trophy, a gold-plated one and which has a full-sized silver football at the top,...
  • Right of mix of height and technique is required: Tanumoy Basu April 24, 2013

    BANGALORE: There is no one better than Tanumoy Basu, Goalkeeping Coach of All India Football Federation developmental side Pailan Arrows, to comment on the future of goalkeepers in India. Presently in Bangalore to have a look at the ongoing 2nd Division League, Basu who guarded the citadel for the Big-Three...
  • AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday invited bids for new clubs to be a part of the I-League. The winning bidders will be granted the right to own and operate a new club which will compete in I-League from 2013 onwards and have the opportunity to compete...