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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 support India for U-17 and 2022 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) On a day when India slumped to its worst ever rankings, world body FIFA Wednesday extended support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ... 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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Stiff sanctions for Coentrao and Vilanova


August 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) The Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has handed out heavy sanctions to FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.Coentrao ... Read more...

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Javi Martinez joins German side Bayern Munich


August 30th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez finally joined German giants Bayern Munich after weeks of speculations on a five-year deal, the club announced.Martinez, 24, terminated his ... 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, clubs spar over I-League status


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The turf war over the property rights of the I-League between the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the clubs continues. As things stand, the ... Read more...

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Janevksi replaces Toshack as Macedonia coach


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Skopje (Macedonia), Aug 23 (IANS) Macedonia has appointed Cedomir Janevksi as the new coach of the national football team.Janevksi replaced former Wales and Real Madrid boss John Toshack who stepped ... 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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Mexican league offers to cooperate in money laundering probe


August 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS) The president of Mexico's MX premier football league has offered to cooperate with the authorities should they open an investigation into recent allegations that drug ... Read more...

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Domenech heads Kenya’s list for foreign football coach


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former head coach of France Raymond Domenech is being touted as the favourite among the final four short-listed candidates to take over the job of Kenya's ... Read more...

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AIFF to felicitate heroes of 1951 and ‘62 Asian Games


August 15th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will be felicitating the surviving members of the gold medal winning 1951 and 1962 Asian Games teams, on the ... Read more...

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‘Indian footballers should stick to their natural style’


August 12th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 11 (IANS) Coach of the national under-23 football team, Arthur Papas Saturday said Indian players should stick to their natural play instead of adopting any foreign style. "It ... Read more...

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Koevermans includes Chettri in Nehru Cup probables


August 7th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans has included skipper Sunil Chettri in the 27-probables for the Nehru Cup after the striker got an assurance from ... Read more...

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Churchill Brothers’ ground lease to be cancelled


August 7th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's BJP government has begun the process of cancelling the controversial lease of a playground given to the Churchill Brothers football club run by two Congress ... Read more...

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Swiss footballer expelled from Olympics for racism


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss footballer Michel Morganalla has been sent home Monday from the Olympics by his country's officials following a racist tweet.A message posted Sunday on Morganella's ... Read more...

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Mutko nominated for Russian FA chief


July 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has been nominated as a candidate for president of the country's Football Association (FA).Mutko, who held the post from 2005 ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League chief runs for FA post


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League has officially nominated its chief Sergei Pryadkin for the post of president of the Russian FA, CSKA Moscow general director Roman ... 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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Sporting Lisbon signs Chhetri for its reserve team


July 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sporting Clube de Portugal, popularly known as Sporting Lisbon football club, Thursday signed India striker Sunil Chhetri to play for its reserve team."With the aim ... Read more...

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Sporting Lisbon may rope in Sunil Chettri


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Top Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon may rope in India striker Sunil Chettri as their foreign recruit. The club is likely to make an announcement ... Read more...

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Fenerbahce president convicted over match-fixing


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Fenerbahce sports club president Aziz Yildirim to 75 months in prison on match-fixing charges.The court Monday also convicted several ... 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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Wild brawl ends with 12 red cards


June 12th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) A Brazilian sports tribunal has begun investigating a wild brawl in a second-division state league match that ended with 12 red cards.Votuporanguense was awarded ... Read more...

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Adebayor to miss Togo’s World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lome (Togo), June 9 (IANS) Emmanuel Adebayor will once again miss Togo's 2014 World Cup qualifier against DR Congo in Kinshasa Sunday.The striker, who spent this season on loan from ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... 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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Bolivia to set up 12,000 new libraries


June 4th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 4 (IANS) Under a programme aptly titled "Bolivia reads", the South American country will open 12,000 new libraries to encourage and nurture reading habits among "freshly literate" ... Read more...

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Spanish Supercup to be held in China


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that five of the next seven finals of the Spanish Supercup will be played in China.The RFEF confirmed Friday ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan to buy stake in I-League champions Dempo


June 1st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) After tasting success in cricket, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has now switched his attention to soccer and is in talks with I-League champions ... Read more...

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