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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA U17 Women's World Cup to be held in February - March 2021

The much-anticipated Women’s U17 FIFA World Cup, which was supposed to be held in India later this year, has been postponed to March next year because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Football activities around the globe have been suspended since March and are unlikely to return to normal any time soon.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Praful Patel's tenure as AIFF President extended

Praful Patel is all set to continue serving as the President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) beyond December 2020 which was not the case with his tenure expiring at the end of this year. The recent Covid-19 situation has been one of the main reasons for the extension.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Will consider running for AIFF President post in future, states Bhaichung Bhutia

Former International Bhaichung Bhutia has expressed his inclination to contest for the post of AIFF (All India Football Federation) president in the future. The Sikkimese is one of India's most decorated footballers, with him having earned more than a 100 caps for the national side.
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newsfootballa year ago

How will you integrate a 2 cr spending football club with 40 cr, asks Praful Patel

Delving deep into the difficulties of forming a unified league, AIFF president Praful Patel has stated that I-League clubs, which spend 2 crores a year, cannot be easily integrated with ISL clubs that spend 40 crores per annum. However, he has revealed that ISL will open window after three years.
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newsfootballa year ago

We don’t have luxury of money or government’s unstinted support, says Praful Patel

AIFF President Praful Patel has stated that the Indian football doesn’t have the luxury of money and government’s unstinted support that has stopped them from following successful blueprints of other footballing countries. Patel also shed light on the baby and mini-league at the grass root level.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA sends letter to AIFF, seeks update on league structure

The world body of football sent a letter to the All India Football Federation seeking an answer to the tumultuous condition and uncertainty surrounding the future of India’s top tier league. This happened after the I-League clubs sent a letter to FIFA asking for help and speeding up of the process.
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newsfootballa year ago

Trying to find solution and not victimize clubs, says Praful Patel

AIFF President Praful Patel has stated that he has been trying to find a solution towards unified league with promotions and regulations and not trying to jeopardize the future of the I-League clubs. Patel has also asked I-League clubs to strengthen themselves financially for future scenarios.
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newsfootballa year ago

Praful Patel heaps praise on India women’s football team ahead of AFC Asian Cup

AIFF president Praful Patel lavishes praise on India women’s football team as he claims that the entire nation is proud of their performance over the first six months of the ongoing season. AIFF Director Abhishek Yadav added the government will surely back the women’s team at the AFC Asian Cup.
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newsfootballa year ago

Six I-League clubs turn to PM Narendra Modi for help, request enquiry commission against AIFF

In a bold move by the I-League clubs, as many as six of them have knocked on the doors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help and asking for an enquiry commission against AIFF. This happened when differences weren’t solved despite the much-awaited meeting between the clubs and Praful Patel.
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newsfootballa year ago

I-League clubs propose a 10-point roadmap to AIFF to consider

After the meeting between I-League clubs and AIFF President Praful Patel, the clubs came together to chalk out a future road map for Indian football and has come up with as many as ten points. A tripartite agreement, kickoff timings for I-League matches, HD telecasting are some of the proposals.
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