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.
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'.
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.
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.
The All India Football Federation has already indicated that Kolkata would host all the I-League matches keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic.
Das has revealed that the idea of bidding for the men's U-17 World Cup was suggested by FIFA's technical director in 2013.
I-League will go ahead even if foreign players can't participate, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said during a webinar that the I-league would go ahead even if foreigners were unable to take part due to COVID-19 travel regulations.
ISL: FSDL approves 3+1 foreign player rule with aim of 'increased participation' from Indian footballers
As per the new regulation, an ISL club could sign a maximum of six foreigners in the squad including a compulsory Asian origin player, with four foreigners on the field.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian domestic football season to kick off on 1 August along with summer transfer window, confirms AIFF
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 1 August, 2020 to 31 May, 2021.
The bids have been invited from non-Hero I-League cities and includes names of several cities like New Delhi, Ranchi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, amongst others, according to an AIFF media release.
AIFF asks East Bengal to inform about club's change of ownership structure to acquire AFC license for next season
Now it remains to be seen whether Quess East Bengal FC would be diluted and the footballing rights be transferred back to East Bengal or the company will hold on to their shares in the hope of recovering losses.
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: AIFF says venues for mega event will be ready in time despite COVID-19 pandemic
Footballing activities in India is currently suspended due to the health crisis but Das said preparatory camp for the U-17 probables would start soon.
Acting on the Sports Ministry's directive to send nominations for this year's sports awards, the AIFF did not have much trouble in finalising the names
AIFF Technical Committee recommends implementation of AFC's rule on limiting foreign players in domestic leagues
India head coach Igor Stimac had in March expressed unhappiness at the number of foreign players featuring in a match in Indian Super League and I-League, saying it was coming in the way of the country producing a future Sunil Chhetri
'There should be less foreigners in Indian football leagues', says Coratia's coach during online session organised by SAI and AIFF
Dalic said, 'It is difficult to build a solid base of local talent if too many foreigners play in the domestic leagues.'
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju calls for state, district bodies to act in unison to bolster growth of grassroots football in India
Developing football at the grassroots is the best way to grow the sport in India, Rijiju said while addressing a 700-strong online audience, including national team coach Igor Stimac and Zlatko Dalic, who guided Croatia to the 2018 World Cup finals
Coronavirus Outbreak: All India Football Federation's campaign for promoting fitness during lockdown receives huge response from fans
The initiative has garnered 1.56 million impressions across social media platforms and has seen widescale participation from across the nation and all age groups, the AIFF said in a release
With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIFF in collaboration with the SAI has launched an online coach education programme starting next Monday.
AIFF conducts online seminars on coaching methodologies, chalks out plans for coach's education in India
The online seminars conducted by AIFF head of Coach Education, Savio Madeira on 1, 3 and 8 April were attended by 14 instructors from all over the country.
Coronavirus Outbreak: AIFF starts online tutorial classes, indoor training regimen for match referees
Referees from categories 1 and 2 including the FIFA panelled ones have been asked to attend a trivia session to enhance their knowledge on recent amendments in the laws of the game