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Arsene Wenger could visit India to advise on youth development projects: AIFF
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Arsene Wenger could visit India to advise on youth development projects: AIFF

AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey held deliberations with Arsene Wenger and other senior officials of the FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding youth development projects in India.

AIFF executive committee agrees to provide Rs 24 lakh financial aid to states
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AIFF executive committee agrees to provide Rs 24 lakh financial aid to states

AIFF will provide financial aid of Rs 24 lakh to each state association for all-round development of the sport.

Mahesh Gawli replaces Shanmugam Venkatesh as India under-20 men’s head coach
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Mahesh Gawli replaces Shanmugam Venkatesh as India under-20 men’s head coach

Mahesh Gawli will also continue as Igor Stimac's deputy in the senior side besides being the colts' head coach.

FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup: AIFF to initiate enquiry on late arrival of players' boots
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FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup: AIFF to initiate enquiry on late arrival of players' boots

It is learnt that some Indian players had requested for new boots last month, but the delivery got late as it was brought via land transport.

Santosh Trophy 2022-23 knock-out stage set to be held in Saudi Arabia in February next year
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Santosh Trophy 2022-23 knock-out stage set to be held in Saudi Arabia in February next year

By Shifting the Santosh Trophy knockouts to Saudi Arabia, the AIFF officials aim at involving the Indian community in Saudi Arabia with football and ensuring benefits for federations from both nations.

FIFA-AFC delegation meets promoters of ISL, national coach Igor Stimac
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FIFA-AFC delegation meets promoters of ISL, national coach Igor Stimac

The AIFF Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran said that once the roadmap is ready, it will reflect on our work.

India U-17 women's team loses to Sweden during exposure tour match in Spain
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India U-17 women's team loses to Sweden during exposure tour match in Spain

Sudha Tirkey (62') scored the only goal for India after Sweden U-17 girls took a comfortable 3-0 lead through Ida Gramfors (44') Sara Frigren (52') and Selma Astrom (54').

Take team to Asian Cup quarters or face axe: AIFF sets new contract clause for coach Igor Stimac
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Take team to Asian Cup quarters or face axe: AIFF sets new contract clause for coach Igor Stimac

If that target is achieved, then Igor Stimac’s contract will automatically be extended to another competition whichever is the priority for AIFF.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino might call on PM Modi next month to discuss Indian football
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino might call on PM Modi next month to discuss Indian football

Narendra Modi will meet the FIFA President during the final leg of the FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup, which is to be held in India from 11 to 30 October.

Bhaichung Bhutia questions AIFF secretary-general Shaji Prabhakaran’s appointment
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Bhaichung Bhutia questions AIFF secretary-general Shaji Prabhakaran’s appointment

Bhaichung Bhutia had alleged that appointing Shaji Prabhakaran, a voter in AIFF elections, to a salaried post of the federation has an element of "bargaining".

AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia smells
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AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia smells "bargaining" in Secretary General Appointment

Shaji Prabhakaran, who was in the electoral college as a representative of Football Delhi, was made the AIFF Secretary General, and he rejected Bhaichung Bhutia's claims.

AIFF, Qatar Football Association enter into strategic alliance for mutual benefit
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AIFF, Qatar Football Association enter into strategic alliance for mutual benefit

AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, on their visit to Doha, met with QFA President Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, Senior Board Members and General Secretary Mansoor Al-Ansari at the QFA office on Sunday.

Minimum salary cap for women footballers, Santosh Trophy revival in AIFF boss' priority list
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Minimum salary cap for women footballers, Santosh Trophy revival in AIFF boss' priority list

The financial plight of the women players was highlighted by the iconic Bembem Devi last year when she termed the amount as "peanuts".

‘Will bring transparency in functioning of AIFF’, says new president Kalyan Chaubey
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‘Will bring transparency in functioning of AIFF’, says new president Kalyan Chaubey

Kalyan Chaubey said that the AIFF can't work without transparency, and they have to use the taxpayers' money in a correct manner.

AIFF executive committee to decide on India head coach Igor Stimac in meeting on 18 September
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AIFF executive committee to decide on India head coach Igor Stimac in meeting on 18 September

Stimac’s existing contract ends in September. After guiding the national team to the 2023 Asia Cup with a dominant show in the qualifiers in June, Stimac had expressed his desire for the AIFF to take a call on his contract quickly.

I'm shocked at high level of political interference in AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia
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I'm shocked at high level of political interference in AIFF elections: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia lost to BJP leader and former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey in the election for the president's post.

Delhi football chief Shaji Prabhakaran appointed AIFF general secretary
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Delhi football chief Shaji Prabhakaran appointed AIFF general secretary

The decision was taken during the new dispensation's first executive committee at the Football House, and was chaired by new president Kalyan Chaubey.

I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey
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I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey

Addressing a press conference after his election as the new AIFF president, Chaubey said he will not make “unrealisable promises”.

AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey beats Bhaichung Bhutia to become first player-president
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AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey beats Bhaichung Bhutia to become first player-president

Chaubey, a BJP politician in West Bengal, never played for the India senior team though he was in the squad on few occasions.

AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey ahead of Bhaichung Bhutia as football body set to get its first 'player president'
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AIFF elections: Kalyan Chaubey ahead of Bhaichung Bhutia as football body set to get its first 'player president'

In Friday's elections for the post of AIFF president, 45-year-old Bhaichung Bhutia, one of the biggest legends in Indian football, will have a straight fight with former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey