newsfootball5 hours ago

Indian women’s team much better than men’s team, claims Sunil Chhetri

India men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri has congratulated the women’s team for their fifth consecutive SAFF title win as he conceded the women’s team is better than their men counterparts. AIFF president Praful Patel has also heaped praise on the women’s team for their exploits.
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newsfootball14 hours ago

Reports | AIFF to continue with Super Cup despite protests by I-League clubs

According to a TOI report, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) will continue with the second edition of the Super Cup football tournament in Bhubaneswar in spite of the protest by some I-League clubs. The AIFF had made it clear that the tournament will commence on March 29 as scheduled.
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newsfootball2 days ago

AIFF turns down three clubs' request to reschedule Super Cup Qualifiers

The AIFF has stated that they will not reschedule and restart the three Super Cup qualifier matches, which were given a miss by various I-League clubs. The clubs have decided to end their protest, however, it might be too late for a few of them as the qualifier rounds are already over.
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newsfootball2 days ago

AFC U-23 Championship | India loses 0-3 to Uzbekistan in qualifier

Defending champions Uzbekistan defeated India by 3-0 goals in the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers in Tashkent on Friday. The home team skipper Islomjon Kobilov gave a lead in the first half while Bobir Abdixolikov scored a brace in the second half to seal the match for Uzbekistan.
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newsfootball2 days ago

SAFF Women's Championship | India win 3-1 to clinch fifth straight title

The Indian eves maintained their clinical record in the tournament as they defeated hosts Nepal 3-1 to lift the SAFF Women's Championship for the fifth straight time. For India, the scorers were Dalima Chhibber, Grace Dangmei and substitute Anju Tamang at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium.
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newsfootball2 days ago

AIFF Super Cup | Reports: AIFF refuses to reschedule matches given as walkovers

The All India Football Federation has reportedly refused to restart the Super Cup all over again after some I-League clubs had refused to turn up for matches during the turmoil between the clubs and the federation. The pre-quarterfinals of the Super Cup has been scheduled to start from March 29.
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newsfootball3 days ago

In-house fighting could end up cancelling Chennai Football League altogether

As many as 2000 players playing in the league under Chennai Football Association could see their careers in jeopardy with in-house fighting of associations and lack of clarity about their future. With as many as 13 cases reportedly pending, CFA is yet to contest a single of them and move to court.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Reports | I-League clubs give AIFF new plan for 20-team tournament

According to a TOI report, I-League clubs have sent AIFF a new proposal to start a 20-team tournament in India which will include 10 teams each from I-League and ISL. According to the I-League (Private) Clubs Association (IPCA)’s plan, the league will be played preferably between September and May.
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newsfootball3 days ago

AIFF Super Cup | Reports : Praful Patel to finally meet with I-League clubs

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, Praful Patel has issued a statement to all I-League clubs that he will hold a meeting with all interested parties between April 10 and 15. Patel also pleaded the clubs to rethink their decision to boycott the second edition of the Super Cup.
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newsfootball4 days ago

AIFF Super Cup | I-League clubs ready to participate if “future discussions” promised

After weeks of protest nine I-League clubs have now written to AIFF General Secretary expressing their desire to participate, if the federation is open for future discussions. Meanwhile, East Bengal have stated that they would go against their investor and play a reserve team in Super Cup if needed.
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