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newsfootball3 months ago

AFC congratulates AIFF for successful organisation of Champions League matches

AFC general secretary Dato Windsor congratulated the AIFF (All India Football Federation) and the LOC (Local Organising Committee) for the successful organisation of 2021 AFC Champions League group stage matches. FC Goa finished as the third-placed team in Group E, with three points from six games.
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newsfootball4 months ago

We are very confident of broadcasting the matches in Dubai, informs Kushal Das

The AIFF has stated that they are confident of broadcasting the international friendlies that India are set to play against Oman and UAE later this month. Star Sports has already informed on social-media that they don't have rights to broadcast the matches, both of which are to be played in Dubai.
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newsfootball5 months ago

India misses out on 2021 Copa America participation owing to FIFA World Cup qualifiers

India missed out on an opportunity to play in the 2021 Copa America because dates clashed with their World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in June. However, with the CONMEBOL showing interest in inviting India, the Blue Tigers might get a chance in the 2024 edition.
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newsfootballa year ago

Earning hosting rights for 2027 AFC Asian Cup will be tough, claims AIFF

All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has stated that India ending up as the hosts of the 2027 AFC Asian Cup will be tough even though they have already placed their bid. India will host the 2021 FIFA Women's U17 World Cup and then the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian football on the verge of taking it to the next level, asserts Kishal Das

Kushal Das, general secretary of the AIFF, has stated that Indian football is on the cusp of taking it to the next level and that the coaches will play key roles in achieving that. India’s rankings have risen steeply with the Blue Tigers breaking into the top 100 of the rankings earlier this decade.
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newsfootballa year ago

West Bengal awarded top performer as per assessment by AIFF

West Bengal was awarded as the top performer by the AIFF under its performance assessment based system based on various criteria. Maharashtra and Kerala were placed second and third, while the AIFF mentioned that the ranking system was very well defined and fair in line with the strategic goals.
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newsfootballa year ago

AIFF makes it mandatory for clubs to maintain women's team as part of licensing criteria

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has made it mandatory for clubs to maintain a women’s team as part of the licensing criteria. The apex body is hoping that women’s football would pick up pace exponentially just like the way the youth development programs have done in the past few years.
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newsfootballa year ago

Indian Football is now 100 times better than it was in 2010-11, asserts Kushal Das

All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das has admitted that Indian football has improved leaps and bounds as compared to its state in 2010-11. The official has backed Indian clubs to perform well at continental tournaments and should aim to play semi-finals in 2-3 years time.
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newsfootballa year ago

The I-League must go on even without foreigners, asserts Kushal Das

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is determined to kick-off the I-League without foreigners even if they don't make it to India owing to the travel ban. With the pandemic situation worsening each day, it is uncertain whether the travel bans would be lifted prior to the Indian football season.
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newsfootballa year ago

AIFF to start training camps for junior teams in Goa after medical tests

The Indian men’s U16 team and the women’s U17 team will assemble in Goa for their respective training camps later this month, following Covid-19 tests and quarantine. The decision has been taken after the state relaxed lockdown guidelines, with Goa also aiming to host the 2020-21 ISL.
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