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India U-16 lose second football friendly


September 12th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian team, presently training here for the final phase of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Tournament later this month, lost 2-1 to the UAE ... 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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AFC extends suspension against former president


August 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its suspension of Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid investigation into possible corruption indulged in by its former president.The governing ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension of former president


August 19th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Sunday the extension of suspension against Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid corruption charges against its former president.The Asian football governing ... Read more...

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FIFA’s Bin Hammam ban annulled


July 19th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-FIFA presidential candidate Mohammed bin Hammam Thursday saw his life ban from the organization overturned on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on ... Read more...

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AFC provisionally suspends Bin Hammam


July 17th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 17 (IANS) The Asian football governing body has handed its former head Mohamed Bin Hammam a 30-day ban for alleged financial irregularities.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in ... Read more...

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Prayag United signs up Costa Rican midfielder (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) I-League football club Prayag United have signed up Costa Rican international medio Carlos Hernandez, the top scorer in the Australian A League last year, for the ... Read more...

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Prayag United signs up Costa Rican midfielder


June 27th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) I-League football club Prayag United have signed up Costa Rican mid-fielder Carlos Hernandez for the forthcoming season. The Costa Rican's presence will be boosting the club, ... Read more...

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Indian U-22 soccer squad leaves for Muscat


June 14th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indian Under-22 squad is set to leave for Dubai for an eight-day training camp ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship's qualifier in ... 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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Sleeping giant India is slowly waking up: Blatter


March 9th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday said "sleeping giant" India is slowly waking up and promised that he won't leave football's world body until the ... 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 in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... 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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Vietnam to host London 2012 soccer qualifying playoffs


January 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee has confirmed Vietnam as the neutral venue for the playoff round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2012 ... Read more...

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Meghalaya proposal for synthetic track awaits central okay


January 5th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 5 (IANS) Meghalaya has sent a proposal to the union government for laying a synthetic athletics track at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex here at a cost of ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Afghan coach accuses Singapore referee of bias


December 11th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghan football coach Mohammad Yusuf Kargar Sunday accused Singapore referee Sukhbir Singh of being biased towards India, who won 4-0 in the SAFF Cup football ... Read more...

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FIFA president Blatter says racism row is over


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he has made his apologies for his comments on racism, insisting "zero tolerance" to racism and considers the matter ... Read more...

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Dominica’s football chief to appeal against FIFA ban


November 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) Former president of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Patrick John, has indicated that he is in the process of appealing against the FIFA decision to ban ... Read more...

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Kashmir has talent but no infrastructure: Footballer Ishfaq Ahmed


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) The presence of star Kashmiri footballer Ishfaq Ahmed in the Salgaocar football club will see the valley rooting for the Goan giants, which will be ... Read more...

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AFC U-16: India outplay Tajikistan to qualify for final phase


October 7th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian boys trounced Tajikistan 4-1 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 football qualifiers to make the final phase of the competition.With the win, India booked ... Read more...

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Whistleblower Blazer quits


October 7th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Chuck Blazer is resigning as secretary general of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), just four months after blowing the whistle ... Read more...

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India thrashed by Uzbekistan in AFC U-16 qualifier


October 5th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian boys got a 0-9 hammering by hosts Uzbekistan in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 qualifiers here Wednesday.A spell of five minutes midway in the ... Read more...

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Kolkata football coaches lament lack of infrastructure


September 15th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The coaches of city based I-League teams Thursday criticised the newly laid artificial grass at the Salt Lake Stadium and regretted that lack of football infrastructure ... Read more...

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India could gain much from Messi outing, hopes AIFF (Interview)


August 26th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is dreaming big on the Argentina-Venezuela match featuring superstars like Lionel Messi here September 2 hoping it would help raise ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia: A fairytale journey (Profile)


August 24th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) From the sleepy Tinkitam village in mountainous Sikkim to playing professional football in England, striking genius Bhaichung Bhutia has traversed many unchartered territories in Indian soccer ... Read more...

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Soccer craze in Kolkata just like EPL, says Darby


July 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's new soccer chief coach Steve Darby, who is set to take over reins of the club from July 27, Monday compared the soccer craze ... Read more...

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All is not over for India: Colaco


July 25th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India coach Armando Colaco said Monday that his boys would go all out against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Thursday's return leg of the ... Read more...

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India coach accuses Qatari referee for killing match


July 24th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS) India's football coach Armando Colaco blamed poor refereeing for his team's 0-3 loss to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Saturday's first-leg of the Asian qualifiers ... Read more...

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India go down 3-0 to UAE in pre-World Cup qualifier


July 24th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Al Ain (Abu Dhabi), July 23 (IANS) Two red cards in four minutes dashed India's hopes as they went down 3-0 to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the controversial first-leg ... Read more...

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AIFF allows I-League clubs to register four overseas players


July 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday had a second thought on its initial plan to cut down the number of foreigners and allowed clubs ... Read more...

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Soccer enthusiast Meghalaya lawmaker contributes to stadium makeover


June 18th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Taking potshots at a "poor" Meghalaya government for saying it does not have funds to improve a football ground to host the I-League football matches here, ... Read more...

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Bin Hammam writes to FIFA, claims unfair treatment


June 1st, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, June 1 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam said that he was deliberately debarred from attending the FIFA Congress as the world body decided to ... Read more...

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Suspended AFC president Bin Hammam to appeal against FIFA decision


May 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam Monday said he would appeal against the provisional suspension slapped on him by the FIFA Ethics Committee. ... Read more...

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