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Tag: Aiff

 Kalyan Chaubey
Kalyan Chaubey elected AIFF president with landslide win

Former India goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey has defeated Bhaichung Bhutia 33-1 in a one-sided All India Football Federation (AIFF) election for the post of president on Friday.

  • Friday, 02 September 2022
FIFA lifts ban on AIFF, decks cleared for India to host women's U-17 World Cup
FIFA lifts ban on AIFF, decks cleared for India to host women's U-17 World Cup

The CoA, headed by former Supreme Court judge A R Dave, had been overseeing the affairs of the AIFF since the May 18 order of the top court, which ousted Praful Patel as the president of the federation.

  • Saturday, 27 August 2022
'CoA must cease to exist from today', Centre to SC on FIFA suspension of AIFF

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the committee of administrators (CoA), managing the affairs of All India Football Federation (AIFF), must cease to exist from this day and also proposed 25 per cent of the elected executive committee should have eminent players.

  • Monday, 22 August 2022
Updates: Why FIFA Suspended AIFF From Hosting U-17 Women’s Football World Cup In October

The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 16) announced that it has decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect. As per official reports, FIFA took the decision after "undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a severe violation of the FIFA statutes."

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  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022
'Breaking of ice is taking place', engaging with FIFA to lift AIFF suspension: Centre to SC

The AIFF will not be able to play any international games until the ban is removed.

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Supreme Court
Centre seeks urgent hearing of AIFF case after FIFA suspends India, SC to hear on Aug 17

Mehta said FIFA was in Geneva and it has taken certain decisions which are important developments for the country and need to be brought before the court.

  • Tuesday, 16 August 2022
 I M Vijayan
Women’s Football Rising In India: I M Vijayan

India had recently locked horns against Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in a four-nation tournament as part of its preparation for the AFC Asian Cup to be held in India at Mumbai and Pune from January 20 to February 6

  • Friday, 10 December 2021
India Unveils Logo For Its Bid To Host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday unveiled the logo for its bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, and the campaign slogan, ‘Brighter Future Together’. India is among five countries bidding for the tournament along with Asian champions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Uzbekistan. “Hosting Asia’s biggest football event, the […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup To Be Held Behind Closed Doors: AIFF

New Delhi: The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held behind closed doors only in the worst-case scenario, All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said on Monday amid a continued rise in the country’s COVID-19 case count. Already postponed once, the tournament is to be held from February 17 to March 7 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Indian Football
Indian Football Domestic Season To Begin On August 1

New Delhi: Indian football’s domestic season will begin from August 1 when the transfer window opens, two months later than normal times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular sent on Tuesday to all the state units, the AIFF said it has got clearance from the world body FIFA to hold the season from […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
AIFF says FIFA recommendations not feasible to implement right now

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation on Friday said that some of the recommendations made by the world governing body FIFA and its Asian counterpart AFC are “not feasible to implement as of now” and will need time to work on them. The AIFF’s defence came after FIFA on Thursday sought an update from […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
All India Football Federation
AIFF recommends ISL for AFC Champions League slot, virtually gives green signal as top league

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation Tuesday decided to recommend the winners of Indian Super League to play in the AFC Champions League qualifiers, virtually according ISL the status of the country’s top tier competition. The executive committee of the AIFF, which met here, will recommend the Asian Football Confederation to “positively” consider its […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Igor Stimac appointed India football coach

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Croatia international Igor Stimac as the head coach of the Indian men’s national team after AIFF’s Executive Committee ratified the recommendation by the Technical Committee. Stimac will now succeed Stephen Constantine and has been signed on a two-year contract. As coach, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
AIFF thanks outgoing coach Constantine

New Delhi: All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel thanked outgoing coach Stephen Constantine for his contribution to the national team. Constantine, who had taken over as the head coach of the senior men’s national team in February 2015, announced his decision step down after India bowed out of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Odisha to host national football team camps

Bhubaneswar: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government under which Odisha will host the national team camps as well as act as the home of the Indian Arrows. The MoU was signed in the presence of state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a packed Kalinga […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Super Cup Football: Aizawl FC wins tournament opener in penalty shootout

Bhubaneswar: I-League side Aizawl FC won the thrilling first game of the inaugural edition of Super Cup Football Tournament at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar against ISL champions Chennaiyin FC in a penalty shootout after the game ended in 2-2 draw following regulation time and extra time. In a major upset the ISL champs have been […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Asian Cup qualifiers: India top Group A despite loss to Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek: India topped Group A of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers despite going down 1-2 to Kyrgyzstan in their last match at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium here on Tuesday. Anton Zemlianukhin and Mirlan Murzaev each scored as Kyrgyzstan secured a 2-1 victory over India, after both teams had earlier guaranteed their progression to next January’s […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Bhubaneswar all set for Super Cup football tournament

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its hat, Odisha government’s sports department is all set to host the India-Super Cup, which is being organised for the first time to promote football in the country. For the first time in the history of Indian football, All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to organise the football championship […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
FIFA Workshop for Indian women in Cuttack

Cuttack: 35 top women footballers of India are now attending a workshop conducted by FIFA at Barabati Stadium here in the city. The workshop aims at focusing on overall skill development of the players so that they can improve their game on field. The workshop is likely to play a crucial role in development of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Women's Football Championship inaugurated in Cuttack

Cuttack: 29 teams from across India will now been seen in action at the  23rd Senior National Women Football Championship that has been inaugurated at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on Sunday. Secretary of Sports department Vishal Dev, Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debasish Samantaray, Odisha Athletic Association (OAA) Secretary Asirbad Behera and AIFF Assistant Manager of Women Football Sapna […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Supreme Court
Former India captain Bhaskar Ganguly appointed as AIFF ombudsman

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday appointed former India goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly to the two-member committee which will oversee the working of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) following the removal of its erstwhile President Praful Patel. Ganguly, who served as captain of the Indian team at the 1982 Asian Games, will serve as […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India U-17 footballers meet Sports Minister Rathore

New Delhi: The Indian Under-17 football squad on Tuesday met Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das. Addressing the colts, Rathore, an Olympics shooting medallist in 2004, said: “The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 is a very important occasion as for the first time an Indian […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Ex-cricketer in charge of coaching budding women footballers!

Bhubaneswar: It sounds strange, but it’s true nevertheless. A cricketer is honing the skill of budding footballers in a region in Odisha which is inarguably the nursery of women’s football. The cluster of backward villages in Aul-Rajkanika belt of Odisha’s Kendrapara district, which has churned out best of talents to don country’s jersey, is no […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
'All I-League teams should be considered for ISL'

Kolkata: Former FIFA regional development officer for South and Central Asia, Shaji Prabhakaran, has backed all I-League clubs to be part of the revamped Indian Super League (ISL) which the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its commercial and marketing partner Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) have proposed. Surprise league leaders Aizawl FC have fuelled […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Bhutia removed as AIFF advisor in December: Source

Kolkata: Out of favour with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to differences in opinion, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is no longer advisor to both the AIFF and President Praful Patel. In fact, India’s most decorated footballer was removed from the post last December, a source close to the development has revealed to […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
AIFF appoints de Matos as India U-17 coach

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday appointed Luis Norton de Matos as the head coach of the Indian squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. Matos, who met the AIFF advisory committee including representatives from Sports Authority of India (SAI), flew to Mumbai on Tuesday to meet AIFF President Praful […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
pyari xaxa
Striker Pyari Xaxa wins AIFF award

Striker Pyari Xaxa of Odisha bagged the ‘Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year' award introduced by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday

  • Monday, 19 July 2021

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