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  • Indian Super League will kill football in India: Valanka Alemao 16-04-2014 03:46 PM

    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...
  • ISL bids to be evaluated by high-profile panel 11-04-2014 01:23 PM

    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...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup 03-04-2014 05:05 PM

    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...
  • AIFF barred from taking part in IOA elections 09-02-2014 01:05 PM

    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 wants anti-corruption unit for Indian football 15-01-2014 10:27 PM

    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...
  • Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of the Year 20-12-2013 08:08 PM

    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...
  • India gets down to preparing for Under-17 FIFA World Cup 15-12-2013 04:43 PM

    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...
  • India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football 09-12-2013 07:22 PM

    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...
  • India in spotlight after getting to host U-17 football WC 06-12-2013 10:12 PM

    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 06-12-2013 05:03 PM

    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...
  • AIFF extends contracts for Wim Koevermans, Robert Baan 20-11-2013 06:06 PM

    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...
  • Jeje replaces injured Dawson in India's football squad 11-11-2013 12:09 PM

    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...
  • India set to submit U-17 FIFA World Cup bid documents 08-11-2013 02:19 PM

    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...
  • ISL lacks sanctity and is detrimental to Indian football: Churchill Brothers CEO 28-10-2013 08:26 PM

    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...
  • AIFF upset with grounds in Goa for Lusofonia Games 16-10-2013 05:53 PM

    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)...
  • Twenty corporates eyeing teams in IPL-style football league 27-09-2013 06:29 PM

    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...
  • Banned Lalit Modi to launch an IPL-style football league? 26-09-2013 11:39 AM

    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...
  • AIFF mulling over Santosh Trophy's future 17-09-2013 06:20 PM

    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...
  • AIFF committee asks Bagan, Churchill to pay player dues by December 31 13-09-2013 08:46 PM

    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...
  • AIFF to discuss non-payment of players' salaries 12-09-2013 03:02 PM

    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...
  • AIFF disbands Pailan Arrows 29-08-2013 02:54 PM

    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...
  • Pune FC granted exemption in I-League 21-08-2013 07:25 PM

    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...
  • AIFF to decide on exemption pleas of I-league clubs 16-08-2013 06:46 PM

    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...
  • Mumbai to host IPL-style football league opener 05-08-2013 02:15 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai will host the opening match of the proposed IPL-style football league that kick starts on January 18, 2014. "The IMG-Reliance tournament starts from January 18 and would run till March 30, and the first match will be played in Mumbai," an informed source said on Monday. The bidding...
  • AIFF to assess Jharkhand's tribal girls 04-08-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel has offered to train the U-14 girl's team from Jharkhand who secured third position in Spain's Gasteiz Cup. AIFF will bear the to-and-fro expenses for the girls to travel to New Delhi from their native state. "Despite the Gasteiz Cup...
  • IMG-Reliance commences football training camp in Mumbai 02-08-2013 07:01 PM

    Mumbai: IMG-Reliance, the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation, on Friday commenced a one-month long training-cum-conditioning camp for its contracted players at the Cooperage Ground here. Twenty-four players, including Syed Nabi, Subrata Paul, Gouramangi Singh, Nirmal Chettri, Ishfaq Ahmed, Renedy Singh, Mohammed Rafi, NP Pradeep joined the training-cum-conditioning...
  • Club Licensing Committee meets at AIFF Headquarters 02-08-2013 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Dr. Girija Shanker Mungali, Chaired the Club Licensing Committee -- First Instance Body (FIB) -- Meeting organised by the All India Football Federation at Football House in Dwarka on Friday (August 3, 2013). The five-member Committee appointed by the AIFF includes FIFA Regional Developmental Officer for South and...
  • Nike extends sponsorship deal with AIFF till 2017 01-08-2013 10:16 PM

    New Delhi: Sports apparel major Nike Thursday extended its jersey sponsorship deal with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) till 2017. Nike will continue to provide federation team kits across all age groups in India. "Nike has always provided our players with the best in design and innovation to focus...
  • IMG-R to reveal IPL-style football plans to AIFF on Thursday 31-07-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: The final contours of the much-anticipated IPL-style football tournament is expected to be unveiled by IMG-Reliance, the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation, before the Executive Committee of the AIFF in a crucial meeting on Thursday. The International Management Group-Reliance (IMG-R) is expected to give a...
  • No meeting between IMG-R and club representatives 24-07-2013 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: A meeting between representatives of I-League Professional Football Clubs Association and IMG-R, the commercial partners of All India Football Federation, did not take place Wednesday with the company maintaining that it cannot meet an entity not recognised by the AIFF. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had written to...