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I-League lucrative option for Cameroon players


September 10th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India's I-league clubs have approached the players of the second-string Cameroonian football side that finished runners-up in the Nehru Cup earlier this month.Emmanuel Bosso, coach ... 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 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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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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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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Revamped I-League has to be pan-Indian, says Bhutia


February 25th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels the new-look I-League on the lines of US Major League Soccer (MLS) should encompass the entire country and not ... 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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AIFF to discuss proposed new I-League format with clubs


February 20th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday will discuss with I-League clubs the proposed new format of the tournament, that is likely to be overhauled ... Read more...

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Chhetri, Jeje on trial with Glasgow Rangers


November 11th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Glasgow, Nov 11 (IANS) Scottish Premier League Champions Glasgow Rangers will take highly-rated Indian strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua on trial from the I-League, the club said on its ... Read more...

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IT giant Infosys to sponsor I-League team Pune FC


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 22 (IANS) IT major Infosys have made their foray into Indian football with a two-year sponsorship deal with Ashok Piramal Group-owned I-League team Pune FC.Pune FC said in ... Read more...

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I-League clubs refuse to release players for Caribbean, UK trip


August 9th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 9 (IANS) In a dramatic u-turn, I-League clubs Tuesday refused to release their players for the national team's Caribbean and England tour a day after the ... Read more...

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I-League clubs agree to release players for Caribbean tour


August 8th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Five I-League clubs Monday softened their stand and agreed to release footballers for the national team's tour to Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago this ... 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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AIFF urges I-League clubs to release players for Indian Arrows


July 10th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata , July 10 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said Sunday that he would try his best to retain the boys of the Indian Arrows, which ... Read more...

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AFC relaxes rules to accommodate four erring I-League clubs


April 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Thursday yet again deferred its ultimatum to Indian clubs on the licensing criteria to be eligible to play in the ... Read more...

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ONGC, Air India, HAL excluded from next season’s I-League


April 13th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) After missing several deadlines, three I-League clubs - Air India, ONGC and HAL - will finally face the axe from the elite division football league ... Read more...

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Beckham’s Porsche is on sale on eBay


January 8th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British soccer star David Beckham has offered his Porsche up for sale on eBay.The customized sports car costed Beckham $150,000. He purchased the vehicle for ... Read more...

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AFC president asks AIFF to come down hard on erring I-League clubs


September 13th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam said Monday that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will not allow clubs to participate in next year's I-League ... Read more...

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AIFF says only three foreigners in playing eleven


August 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) said Tuesday that I-league clubs can register four foreigners, including one of Asian origin, but can field only three in the ... Read more...

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AFC sets up new committee for Indian football


April 4th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) The Asian Football Federation (AFF) has set-up an ad-hoc committee under the chairmanship of president Mohammed bin Hammam to boost the development of Indian football. The formation ... Read more...

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‘I-League and Fed Cup should be declared AIFF official tournaments’


April 1st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Mohun Bagan has requested the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to declare I-League and Federation Cup as 'Official Tournaments' of AIFF so that it becomes easier for players ... Read more...

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Dempo eyeing Syrian mid-fielder Al Hussein


September 14th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Two-time League champions Dempo Sports Club of Goa are eyeing to rope in Syrian mid-fielder Abdel Razzaq Al Hussein. Dempo coach Armando Colaco told reporters here Monday that ... Read more...

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Churchill Brothers to meet Mahindra United in I-League opener


September 11th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The I-league football will kick off from Oct 1 with champions Churchill Brothers playing Mahindra United in Mumbai. This year's edition will also see teams from Kerala and ... Read more...

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East Bengal, Mohun Bagan back as Durand quarter-final league begins


September 10th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The return of Kolkata football clubs East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, after a gap of two years, will hopefully bring crowds back in the Durand Cup as ... Read more...

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Professionalise I-League or face action, AFC warning to AIFF


August 27th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A senior official of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is unhappy that the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) ignored repeated reminders and warnings to make the I-League professional ... Read more...

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AIFF should be tough with erring I-League clubs: Bhaichung(Interview)


August 24th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia has seen it all over a 14-year-long career spanning 100 international matches. He wants the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ... Read more...

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I-League champions Churchill clubbed with East Bengal in Durand Cup


August 21st, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) I-League champions Churchill Brothers have been clubbed with 16-time winners East Bengal in the quarterfinal league stage of the 122nd edition of Durand Cup Football Tournament starting ... Read more...

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Time is running out for I-League clubs to fulfill AFC criteria


August 5th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The deadline to fulfill the Asian Football Federation (AFC) criteria to get a direct entry in the Asian Champions League is too close for the comfort of ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped I-League clubs struggling to stay afloat


June 25th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Trimmed squads, drastic pay cuts and performance-linked perks are some of the steps that cash-strapped Indian football clubs are contemplating to stay alive in ... Read more...

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Indian football is not moving forward, says Houghton


June 18th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Get (Jose) Mourinho or (Guus) Hiddink as coach, India will still be 147th in the world rankings so long as it doesn't have top class infratstructure to ... Read more...

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Bhaichung to challenge Mohun Bagan’s suspension order (Lead)


June 9th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) India's football captain Bhaichung Bhutia says he is not "tense" over his six-month suspension by his Mohun Bagan club and will challenge it. Speaking to IANS from his village ... Read more...

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Bhaichung to appeal against Mohun Bagan’s suspension notice


June 9th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) India's football captain Bhaichung Bhutia says he is not "tense" over the six-month suspension slapped on him by his Mohun Bagan club and will appeal against it to ... Read more...

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Second division I-League clubs unhappy over venue change


April 9th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Second division I-League clubs have expressed their unhappiness over the sudden change of venue by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in the middle of the final ... Read more...

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Need club’s help to realise ‘Goal 2011′ project: Houghton


March 13th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India's chief football coach Bob Houghton Friday said the I-League clubs should come forward and help the All India Football Federation (AIFF) achieve its grand plan of ... Read more...

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AIFF allows I-League clubs to replace foreign players


September 14th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Football clubs can now replace their foreign imports in the middle of the I-League only if the player gets injured, it was decided by the All India ... Read more...

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