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  • ISL will maintain September-December window: AIFF 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended on Saturday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition. "We had the September 15-December 15 period as the window for this year's Hero ISL but...
  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president 6 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 December 18, 2014

    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...
  • ISL and I-League will merge in 5 to 6 years, hints AIFF official November 27, 2014

    Dubai: India's two rival soccer leagues will merge within five years and will be profitable not long after, a senior official at the country's football association said on Wednesday. The India Super League (ISL), which launched in October under a deluge of publicity, was conceived in an effort to convince India's...
  • 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...
  • Atletico de Kolkata writes on assistant referee's ruled out goal November 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Peeved at the assistant referee's ruling out a stoppage time goal, Atletico de Kolkata have written to the AIFF with video evidence. "We have submitted the copy of the video footage which leaves no doubt that the ball had crossed the goalline. This has not happened for the first time...
  • 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...
  • ISL ban on Lopez Habas reduced to 2 games; no change on Pires, Fikru October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation on Friday reduced the four-match suspension handed on Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas to two games after an appeal hearing pertaining to the breach of disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. The two-match bans on players Robert Pires (FC Goa)...
  • ISL: AIFF suspends Atletico de Kolkata coach, Fikru and Pires October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the All India Football Federation on Saturday suspended head coach of Atletico de Kolkata Antonio Lopez Habas for four matches while two players Robert Pires and Fikru Lemessa have been banned for two matches for breaching disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. Both the...
  • I-League is India's real league, ISL short-term booster: AIFF October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority. "I-league is the only league in India. You can not have two leagues in a country. We will not call ISL...
  • U-17 Football World Cup: FIFA, government assure help to AIFF October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation was on Wednesday assured of all help by the government as well as FIFA as far as hosting and successful conduct of the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017 was concerned. The world sport was the talk of the town as all the stakeholders...
  • U17 World Cup: AIFF tying up with Brazilian club September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Under17 World Cup slated to take place in the country in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is tying up with a Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense, for an exchange programme for the U17 team. Founded in 1924, Atletico Paranaense is a team from Curitiba in Parana,...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 150 in opener September 14, 2014

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 150 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • 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...
  • Indian Super League launched in a starstudded ceremony August 28, 2014

    The ISL, an IPLstyle tournament involving eight citybased franchise teams, promises to revolutionise the country's football scene like never before. ...
  • Indian Super League launched in a glitzy ceremony August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched on Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of...
  • India to get new chief football coach August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian team will soon have a new chief coach as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday decided not to renew incumbent Wim Koevarmans' contract but retain him as the technical director. The AIFF executive committee that met here on Thursday and decided not to renew Koevarmans' contract...
  • India to play against Pakistan in Asian Games buildup games June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of buildup for the September Asian Games in Korea, India's under23 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 120. 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 backtoback in 2015 and 2016. Interestingly, India is hosting the FIFA Under17 World Cup a year later in 2017...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...