INDIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

  • A first in Indian football: Rs 100crore deal October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: In an unprecedented deal, the Western Indian Football Association (WIFA) has signed a Rs 100crore partnership with Sporting Ace Private Ltd. (SAPL) for developing the sport in Maharashtra. This 10year partnership is aimed to help football grow in various districts of the state with the funds being used to...
  • Premier League Soccer set to move out of Bengal February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchanticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) is likely to move out of West Bengal thanks to the state sports department's noncooperative attitude, and offers have come from Kerala and Maharashtra to host the football tournament. It was learnt that the Bengal sports department has indicated that the venues may...
  • PLS auction postponed, future in doubt February 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The auction for the Indian players for the IFAbacked Premier League Soccer, scheduled to be held on Sunday, was postponed on Saturday. "The players' auction will not be held tomorrow. IFA wants to sort out the issues with the AIFF and then we will go on a fullfledged basis. Utpal...
  • AIFF may withdraw permission for PLS February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchanticipated IPLstyle Premier League Soccer (PLS) may reach a dead end, with the AIFF set to withdraw permission for conducting the tournament after its allpowerful Emergency Committee meeting on Monday. The tournament, proposed to be held from March 24May 6 in Bengal under the aegis of the Indian...
  • PLS: Argentine Sorin to be icon player for Haldia February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Rs 1.5 croreprize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24, with the final scheduled for May 6, the organisers said on Monday, while announcing Argentine 2006 World Cup skipperJuan Pablo Sorin as the icon player...
  • PLS to kick off on March 24, final on May 6 February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The muchanticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) will kick off in West Bengal on March 24, with the final scheduled to be held on May 6, paving the way for a collision with the Indian Premier League. The likes of Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo, along with some of the world's...
  • Football the passion play in Kolkata December 13, 2011

    It all began with a kick of the ball. In 1877, when Calcutta was still capital of British India, 10yearold Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari was mesmerised by a ball game being played by Europeans in the vast open grounds in the heart of the city. He descended from the carriage taking...