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Delhi High Court permits Anwar Ali to play despite heart condition until AIFF's final verdict
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Delhi High Court permits Anwar Ali to play despite heart condition until AIFF's final verdict

In a huge relief for India U-17 World Cup footballer Anwar Ali, who has a congenital heart condition, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed him to carry on playing until the national federation arrives at a final decision.

Nine graduates from first RFYC batch to sign contracts with leading ISL clubs
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Nine graduates from first RFYC batch to sign contracts with leading ISL clubs

With the vision to make India a footballing superpower in the future, RFYC selects the best young talent through a pan-India scouting effort each year.

Former Indian football team captain Carlton Chapman dies at 49, AIFF condoles untimely demise
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Former Indian football team captain Carlton Chapman dies at 49, AIFF condoles untimely demise

Chapman was hospitalised on Sunday night at a hospital in Bengaluru and passed away early this morning.

We have taken first step to restart football activities, says AIFF president Praful Patel
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We have taken first step to restart football activities, says AIFF president Praful Patel

The cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) backed by the AIFF, in all likelihood, will be the first sporting competition in the country after a phased opening of the lockdown.

Anwar Ali moves Delhi high court against AIFF decision barring him to play
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Anwar Ali moves Delhi high court against AIFF decision barring him to play

Ali's counsel told Justice Navin Chawla that he comes from a very poor background and if he is not allowed to participate in the training, the 20-year old would not be able to play and earn.

India men's football team players getting better at playing possession-based football, says head coach Igor Stimac
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India men's football team players getting better at playing possession-based football, says head coach Igor Stimac

Stimac, who coached Croatia to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, said wingers need to show greater character on the pitch.

Indian women's football team has made 'tremendous progress' in last two years, says coach Maymol Rocky
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Indian women's football team has made 'tremendous progress' in last two years, says coach Maymol Rocky

Maymol spoke in detail about the number of matches played by the team against a number of quality teams, beginning with friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia at the start of 2019, which saw India register four wins in as many games.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sanju Yadav win AIFF Player of the Year Awards for 2019-20 season
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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sanju Yadav win AIFF Player of the Year Awards for 2019-20 season

This is the first time Gurpreet has received the award, and in the process, he became the second goalkeeper after Subrata Paul in 2009 to be named the AIFF Player of the Year.

All India Football Federation to grant Rs 3 crore to state member associations as part of COVID-19 fund
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All India Football Federation to grant Rs 3 crore to state member associations as part of COVID-19 fund

The decision was taken after a virtual meeting of the AIFF president Praful Patel with the representatives of the state associations.

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup camp to begin in Jharkhand from 15 October, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup camp to begin in Jharkhand from 15 October, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das

Originally scheduled for November, the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup had been postponed to February-March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a delay in organising the camp, too.

Relegation, promotion in ISL from 2024-25 season has been agreed by all stakeholders, says AIFF's Kushal Das
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Relegation, promotion in ISL from 2024-25 season has been agreed by all stakeholders, says AIFF's Kushal Das

Kushal Das also said that the I-League winners will get 'direct slots' in the top-tier ISL in 2022 and 2023.

Stadium named after Bhaichung Bhutia to be inaugurated after COVID-19 pandemic subsides
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Stadium named after Bhaichung Bhutia to be inaugurated after COVID-19 pandemic subsides

This is going to be the first-ever stadium in the country to be named after any footballer. Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to play 100 International matches said he is 'honoured'.

All I-League matches, 2nd division league qualifiers to take place in Kolkata under strict health supervision, says AIFF
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All I-League matches, 2nd division league qualifiers to take place in Kolkata under strict health supervision, says AIFF

The I-League is likely to kick off in November while the second divison qualifiers is tentatively scheduled for the third week of next month, both subject to government clearance.

Former India footballer and Mohun Bagan captain Manitombi Singh dies at 39
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Former India footballer and Mohun Bagan captain Manitombi Singh dies at 39

Manitombi was a key member of the Stephen Constantine-coached India Under-23 side that lifted the LG Cup in 2003 by defeating Vietnam 3-2 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ex-India football team captain Venkatesh Shanmugan backs AIFF's proposal of hiring home-grown head coach
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Ex-India football team captain Venkatesh Shanmugan backs AIFF's proposal of hiring home-grown head coach

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had recently said that his organisation hopes in the next 5 years the national team is coached by an Indian coach.

AIFF ready to provide its expertise to Football Delhi, says general secretary Kushal Das
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AIFF ready to provide its expertise to Football Delhi, says general secretary Kushal Das

Speaking in the virtual meet, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das urged Football Delhi to come up with a strategy including vision and specific goals for the short and long term.

Delhi's first I-League club could be announced next week, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
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Delhi's first I-League club could be announced next week, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das

Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.

Sports ministry to form five zonal talent hunt committees in bid to find best footballing talent
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Sports ministry to form five zonal talent hunt committees in bid to find best footballing talent

Rijiju said the talent hunt initiative, to be funded by the Sports Authority of India under the Khelo India Programme in partnership with the All India Football Federation, will be the "most aggressive exercise" ever done. The committees will be formed in the next few months.

Baichung Bhutia insists Indian football needs 'better players from the grassroots' to be a force at Asian, world level
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Baichung Bhutia insists Indian football needs 'better players from the grassroots' to be a force at Asian, world level

Bhutia explained that by focussing on the long term goal of strengthening the grass roots, Indian football will be able reap its benefits at the Asian level and the world stage.

Indian Football Association prepared to host I-League, says Joydeep Mukherjee
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Indian Football Association prepared to host I-League, says Joydeep Mukherjee

The All India Football Federation has already indicated that Kolkata would host all the I-League matches keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic.