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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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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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Passing game way forward for Indian football: Coach Koevarmans


August 25th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was pleased with his team's passing game against the Maldives in the Nehru Cup football tournament match here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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We are yet to play to our potential: Subrata Paul


August 24th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India goalkeeper Subrata Paul said Friday that they were not at their best in their match against Syria and were yet to play to their ... 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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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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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 football coach Koevermans gets thumbs up from Gullit


July 29th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Praising Indian football coach and compatriot Wim Koevermans, Dutch legend Ruud Gullit Sunday called for developing infrastructure for the growth of the game in the country. ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... 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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Some elements have been promising: Koevermans


June 29th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat (Oman), June 29 (IANS) Newly appointed Indian football coach Wim Koevermans said Friday that he had seen some promising points in the under-22 national team but said that everyone ... 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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AFC U-22: India need to be consistent against UAE in qualifiers


June 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 27 (IANS) The Under-22 Indian football team will have its task cut out when it faces the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its third match of the AFC ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Cannavaro could play in Kolkata


June 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata, the soccer-mad city of cricket crazy India, could see a host of famed stars including Brazilian Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, Italian Fabio Cannavaro and Portuguese ... 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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India’s football talent hunt to start Friday


June 14th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Bajaj Allianz has launched the selection process for its annual Junior Football Camp for the third consecutive year to unearth football talent in the country.The ... Read more...

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Drogba to feature at grand finale of T20 football tourney


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Football fanatics not only in Delhi but across the nation are gearing up for Sunday's much-awaited grand finale of the Pepsi T20 football tournament ... Read more...

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Drogba to feature at grand finale of T20 football tourney


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Football fanatics not only in Delhi but across the nation are gearing up for Sunday's much-awaited grand finale of the Pepsi T20 football tournament ... Read more...

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SRK eyes stake in I-League champions Dempo (Evening Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) As Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan eyes a stake in India's I-League champions Dempo, the football club hopes that the association will take them ... 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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Tamil Nadu gear up for Manipur Challenge in Santosh Trophy semis


May 25th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 25 (IANS) Manipur, who are still to have an I-League club, will be looking to make their mark the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy when they ... Read more...

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First Tibetan women’s team to keep date with ball (With Image)


May 25th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 25 (IANS) The first Tibetan national women's football team is all set to keep its date with the ball.Trained by the Tibetan National Sports Association (TNSA), a non-governmental ... Read more...

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Barreto calls it quits for Mohun Bagan


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) After playing with aplomb for more than a decade, star forward Jose Ramirez Barreto Wednesday announced his decision to bid goodbye to his 'favourite' football club ... Read more...

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Dempo bag I-League title for record fifth time (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 20 (IANS) Dempo made history in Indian football here Friday as they won the I-League crown for a record fifth time with a goalless draw against East Bengal ... Read more...

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Foreign clubs should invest in India: Sesa Goa


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) India's leading football club Sesa Goa, which is owned by mining major Vedanta Resources, wants popular foreign clubs not to treat India just as a commercial ... 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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I-League football clubs form their association


March 10th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) India's I-League football clubs came together Saturday to form the Indian Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA). Eleven of the 12 I-League clubs met here at the ... Read more...

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We have to take one match at a time: Chettri


March 6th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) India football captain Sunil Chettri said Tuesday that it will be tough for the 2008 champions in the AFC Challenge Cup since they have been placed ... Read more...

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East Bengal have task cut out against Al Orouba


March 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Struggling city soccer giants East Bengal face a stiff test as they come up against formidable Yemen side Al Orouba in a Group B AFC Cup ... Read more...

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India leave for AFC Challenge Cup


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The 23-member Indian football team has left for Kathmandu to participate in the AFC Challenge Cup beginning Thursday.India have been clubbed with North Korea, the ... Read more...

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Pune FC geared up to face Pailan Arrows in IFA Shield


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Pune FC start their campaign in the 116th Indian Football Association (IFA) Shield when they take on Pailan Arrows at the East Bengal ground Sunday. Clubbed ... 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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Lajong ropes in MNC as stakeholder


February 29th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Dubai-based multinational company Anglian Holdings, which has an investment in Danish club FCV Vikings, Wednesday announced they have bought a 25 percent stake in the I-League ... 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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