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FIFA gives India checklist for hosting U-17 World Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Friday gave India a checklist to abide by if the country is to host the Under-17 World Cup.Valcke's pre-requisites include ... Read more...

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Sports minister assures help to FIFA for U-17 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday assured FIFA that the government will extend all support to the world body for hosting the U-17 World Cup here ... Read more...

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FIFA secretary general to meet Ambani, Munjal


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke will be meeting leading Indian industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Pawan Munjal during a four-day visit to the national capital from Wednesday ... Read more...

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Unprecedented scenes as India lift Nehru Cup


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium saw unprecedented scenes as India overcame African giants Cameroon 5-4 in a penalty shootout here Sunday to lift the Nehru Cup ... Read more...

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Federation Cup: Pune FC placed in tough draw


August 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Pune FC has been clubbed with Salgaocar SC, Prayag United SC and United Sikkim SC in Group D of the 34rd Federation Cup that begins ... Read more...

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IMG-Reliance plan football academy, stadiums’ make-over (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) All India Football Federation's (AIFF) marketing partners IMG-Reliance Thursday proposed a centre for excellence in Baroda and have also come up with a plan to ... Read more...

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IMG-Reliance plan centre of excellence for football


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) All India Football Federation's (AIFF) marketing partners IMG-Reliance Thursday proposed a centre for excellence in Baroda.An IMG-Reliance official told IANS that they plan to come ... Read more...

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AIFF forms two bodies for club-licensing criteria


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With I-League clubs repeatedly failing to meet club licensing criteria, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Wednesday formed two committees that would ensure that the ... Read more...

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Legendary Jarnail Singh conferred Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously


July 30th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) India's legendary soccer defender Jarnail Singh was Sunday conferred Mohun Bagan Ratna - the club's highest award - posthumously. The award was given to his three ... Read more...

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Sunil Chhetri will be Indian football’s brand ambassador: Patel


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel lauded Portugal club Sporting Lisbon signing Sunil Chhetri and said that it was the dawn of ... Read more...

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Syria, Jordan confirm Nehru Cup participation


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Syria and Jordan have confirmed participation in the Nehru Cup football tournament in Delhi August 16-26 and the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) is waiting to ... Read more...

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Wim Koevermans unveiled as new Indian football coach


June 15th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Dutchman Wim Koevermans was Friday unveiled by Kushal Das, the general secretary of All India Football Federation (AIFF) at its headquarters here, as the new ... Read more...

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FIFA to start grassroots football school in Mizoram


June 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Football in the northeast is all set to receive a huge boost as world body FIFA, in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has ... Read more...

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Football federation, Goa plan centre of excellence


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has joined hands with the Goa government to build a state-of-the-art centre of excellence in Goa, an official said ... Read more...

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I-League clubs skip last meeting of ad-hoc committee


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Despite making hue and cry over the sorry state of the I-League, top clubs Friday skipped the last meeting of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ... Read more...

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Champions Dempo aim to end I-League on high note


May 4th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Already assured the I-League football title, champions Dempo face Prayag United in the last round here Saturday at the Salt Lake Stadium and aim to end ... Read more...

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East Bengal striker Tolgay fined Rs.50,000


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) disciplinary committee Friday fined East Bengal's Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey for assaulting the Nehru Stadium's senior ground supervisor Raju Adpaikar ... Read more...

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Services promise jobs to footballers


March 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Monday received a boost after the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) promised to offer jobs to footballers recommended by ... Read more...

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India bids for 2015 Club World Cup, U-17 World Cup in 2017


March 9th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel launched the country's bid to host the prestigious 2015 Club World Cup and the 2017 U-17 World ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives in India


March 9th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived here Friday afternoon to inspect the infrastructure in the country before awarding the Under-17 World Cup football to All ... Read more...

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British Council, Kolkata Police launch soccer event for poor


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) British Council in association with Kolkata Police Friday launched a football tournament for the underprivileged youth who have been trained under a skill project "Kolkata Goalz".The ... Read more...

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FIFA chief Blatter pays tribute to Sailen Manna


February 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Tuesday paid rich tributes to India's soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, who passed away in Kolkata Monday.Blatter, who will be ... Read more...

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AIFF at loggerheads with I-League clubs


February 21st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) I-League clubs Tuesday declared war on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by refusing to sign the mandatory Asian Football Confederation (AFC) licensing criteria unless ... Read more...

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Indian footballers want a well managed PLS


February 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian footballers want the much awaited Professional League Soccer (PLS) managed well so that it benefits the game in the country.Ace striker Sunil Chettri said ... Read more...

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PLS sigh of relief after IFA assures AIFF


February 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The cash-rich Premier League Soccer (PLS) took a sigh of relief Monday with the Indian Football Association (IFA), the governing body of the sport in ... Read more...

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Indian football team to play Oman, Azerbaijan


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian football team will play two international friendlies in Oman and Azerbaijan later this month in the runup to the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.India ... Read more...

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Playing against Bayern Munich was memorable: Bhaichung


January 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India's iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia Tuesday said that having a testimonial match against German giants Bayern Munich in front of 30,000 fans at the ... Read more...

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Mahesh Gawli retires from international football


December 26th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India defender Mahesh Gawli Monday announced his retirement from international football after a career lasting more than a decade. The Goan, however, will continue to ... Read more...

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Chettri is AIFF’s player of the year


December 20th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India forward Sunil Chettri, who has scored 13 goals in 17 international matches, was adjudged Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation ... Read more...

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India retain SAFF Cup, pound four goals on 10-man Afghanistan


December 11th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India dominated the last 20 minutes of the SAFF Cup football final against a 10-man Afghanistan at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Sunday, thrashing them ... Read more...

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India’s football friendly with South Africa postponed


December 5th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India's international football friendly with 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa slated for Jan 7 to mark the 150th year of arrival of Indians in ... Read more...

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Free passes for school children for SAFF Cup: Maken


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Concerned at the poor turnout at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, Sports Minister Ajay Maken Friday said school children along with their parents would be ... Read more...

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London firm relays turf at Nehru Stadium for SAFF Cup


December 1st, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which was locked down since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is ready for the SAFF Cup, thanks to some speedy work ... Read more...

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Barcelona to set up football school in India


October 19th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) After Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, now the world's best football club Barcelona has come calling to India to set up its ... Read more...

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Salgoacar’s Bencherifa is I-League’s best coach


October 18th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Salgaocar's Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa won the Syed Abdul Rahim Trophy for the best coach for leading the Goan team to the I-league and the ... Read more...

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