ALL INDIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION

  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president 5 days ago

    Mumbai: India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively". Patel on Saturday chaired the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Annual General...
  • AIFF plans to start ISL-style women's football league 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The country's women football scene could get a fillip soon as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to start a franchise-based professional league for them mid next year. "We are planning to start a franchise-based women's football league in mid-2015 with the help of FIFA," AIFF's General...
  • FIFA bans former AIFF Gen Secy Colaco on bribery charges November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Former All India Football Federation General Secretary Alberto Colaco was on Thursday banned by FIFA for three years from any activity related to the game for taking a bribe in a controversial election of an executive committee member of the world body in 2009. Colaco was handed the ban...
  • Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation on Monday said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year. The first tournament will be a 16-team event, where besides...
  • India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month. Morocco has hosted the...
  • ISL: Antonio Lopez Habas did not attack Pires, says AIFF General Secretary October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das on Friday said that there was no evidence of Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas attacking FC Goa star player Robert Pires during an Indian Super League match in Margao. FC Goa coach Zico had alleged that former France international...
  • AIFF discriminating against ILeague, say Mohun Bagan September 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards ILeague, 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 ILeague rules, the clubs are allowed to register four...
  • Churchill Brothers and three other clubs axed from ILeague May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stunning development in Indian football, twotime champions Churchill Brothers were on Wednesday thrown out of the ILeague 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 footballs 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 ILeague 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 201415 season of th ILeague. "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 23, 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...
  • ILeague clubs report approaches to fix league matches January 21, 2014

    A Malaysian betting syndicate approached Indian clubs to fix ILeague matches last season, a top official said on Tuesday, prompting the country's football federation to take the first step towards setting up an anticorruption unit. The clubs reported approaches at last week's FIFAINTERPOL "Integrity in Sport Workshop" in New Delhi, and...
  • India gets down to preparing for Under17 FIFA World Cup December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India is gearing itself to host the Under17 FIFA World Cup in 2017, in preparation for which, the country's parent body for football, is giving the push to shortlisted 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 Under17 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 U17 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 reappointed 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 multisport 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 IPLstyle 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 franchisebased 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 ILeague August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Only Pune FC were granted exemption to play in the ILeague by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday while the cases of the 12 ILeague 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 Ileague 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 Ileague clubs, who had failed to clear the Licensing Test, for the upcoming season. The fivemember 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 201213 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 ILeague club) ...
  • Ranchi: Under14 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 under14 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 IPLstyle league August 1, 2013

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

    New Delhi: Owners and representatives of 14 ILeague club will meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to decide their course of action on All India Football Federation's request to sort out the standoff with its commercial partner IMGReliance on the issue of IPLstyle tournament. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had written a...
  • AIFF U15 beat U18 Mohun Bagan 180 July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) U15 Kolkata Regional Academy defeated Mohun Bagan's U18 Goal Project Team 180 in a friendly played at the Pailan World School Campus. AIFF boys led 90 at the halftime, scoring the remaining nine in the second half. The thumping victory was the sixth...