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I-League will go ahead even if foreign players can't participate, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
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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.

India qualify for AFC U-16 Championship despite being held to 1-1 draw by Uzbekistan
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India qualify for AFC U-16 Championship despite being held to 1-1 draw by Uzbekistan

This is India's third consecutive entry into the AFC U-16 Championships and ninth overall.

2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: India coach Bibiano Fernandes warns against complacency after 12-match unbeaten run
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2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: India coach Bibiano Fernandes warns against complacency after 12-match unbeaten run

The India U-16 side made short work of Turkmenistan 5-0 in their opening match of the qualifiers, and courtesy the result they are on an unbeaten run of 12 matches.

2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: India have plans chalked out, believes coach Bibiano Fernandes as Blue Colts take on Turkmenistan
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2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers: India have plans chalked out, believes coach Bibiano Fernandes as Blue Colts take on Turkmenistan

India will take on Turkmenistan to begin their campaign in the 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifier at Tashkent on Wednesday.

Coach Bibiano Fernandes says technique, speed of thought reasons behind India scoring 28 goals in SAFF U-15 Championship
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Coach Bibiano Fernandes says technique, speed of thought reasons behind India scoring 28 goals in SAFF U-15 Championship

Technique and speed of thought are behind India scoring 28 goals in five matches during their triumphant campaign in the SAFF U-15 Championship, according to head coach Bibiano Fernandes.

Striker Sridarth Nongmeikapam scores hat-trick as India thrash Nepal 7-0 to lift SAFF U-15 Championship title
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Striker Sridarth Nongmeikapam scores hat-trick as India thrash Nepal 7-0 to lift SAFF U-15 Championship title

Striker Sridarth Nongmeikapam scored a hat-trick as a dominant India thrashed Nepal 7-0 to lift the SAFF U-15 Championship title on Saturday.

AIFF gears up for national team head coach hunt, expresses preference towards experience over high-profile names
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AIFF gears up for national team head coach hunt, expresses preference towards experience over high-profile names

The AIFF said it will launch its hunt for a new national coach in the next few days and would be aiming for a dynamic personality with considerable international experience instead of a high-profile name.

AFC U-16 Championship: India coach Bibiano Fernandes says 'world hasn't ended' after team's defeat in quarter-final
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AFC U-16 Championship: India coach Bibiano Fernandes says 'world hasn't ended' after team's defeat in quarter-final

"The world hasn't ended for us," India's U-16 coach Bibiano Fernandes said on Tuesday after his team missed qualification to the FIFA U-17 World Cup by a whisker.

Highlights, India vs South Korea, AFC U-16 Championship Quarter-Final: Koreans emerge winners to qualify for semis
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Highlights, India vs South Korea, AFC U-16 Championship Quarter-Final: Koreans emerge winners to qualify for semis

Catch the LIVE score and updates from the AFC U-16 Championship Quarter-Final match between India and South Korea

AFC U-16 Championship: India enter quarter-final for first time in 16 years after goalless draw against Indonesia
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AFC U-16 Championship: India enter quarter-final for first time in 16 years after goalless draw against Indonesia

India entered the quarterfinals of the AFC U-16 Championship for the first time in 16 years after playing out a goalless draw with Indonesia on Thursday, continuing the string of encouraging results in recent times.

AFC U-16 Championship: India coach Bibiano Fernandes says team has got better as tournament progressed
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AFC U-16 Championship: India coach Bibiano Fernandes says team has got better as tournament progressed

Head coach Bibiano Fernandes said India have got better as the tournament progressed.

ISL 2018-19: Sunil Chhetri says India's youth teams are capable of achieving bigger things in future
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ISL 2018-19: Sunil Chhetri says India's youth teams are capable of achieving bigger things in future

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri is highly impressed with the country's U-16 and U-20 sides, who have punched above their weight in recent times, and said they are capable of achieving bigger things in the future.

Goalkeeper Niraj Kumar saves penalty as India hold favourites Iran to goalless draw in AFC U-16 Championship
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Goalkeeper Niraj Kumar saves penalty as India hold favourites Iran to goalless draw in AFC U-16 Championship

The Indian team held favourites Iran to a goalless draw in the AFC U-16 Championship, with goalkeeper Niraj Kumar coming to India's rescue on several occasions.

Current U-16 football team better than what we used to be at their age, says senior India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
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Current U-16 football team better than what we used to be at their age, says senior India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the first-choice goalkeeper of the Indian football team, says the current U-16 boys, preparing for the AFC Championship in Malaysia, are better than what the current senior players were at their age.

WAFF Championship: India U-16 stun Asian champions Iraq thanks to injury-time goal from Buevenesh
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WAFF Championship: India U-16 stun Asian champions Iraq thanks to injury-time goal from Buevenesh

An injury-time goal by Buevenesh earned India U-16 team a stunning 1-0 victory over current Asian U-16 Champions Iraq in the WAFF U-16 Championship

WAFF Championship: India hope to continue this momentum till AFC U-16 Championship, says coach Bibiano Fernandes
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WAFF Championship: India hope to continue this momentum till AFC U-16 Championship, says coach Bibiano Fernandes

Soon after India U-16 side's 4-0 rout of hosts Jordan, coach Bibiano Fernandes said his boys are reaping the rewards of hard work in the WAFF Championship, and hoped to continue the momentum till the AFC Championship.

India U-16 football team beats Malaysia 2-1 in Kuala Lumpur, Rohit Danu, Givson Singh get on the scoresheet
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India U-16 football team beats Malaysia 2-1 in Kuala Lumpur, Rohit Danu, Givson Singh get on the scoresheet

The Indian U-16 team recovered from their first-leg defeat to Malaysia to come back and beat the hosts 2-1 in Kuala Lumpur, with goals from Rohit Danu and Givson Singh.

India's main target is to reach AFC U-16 finals, says coach Bibiano Fernandes after team's impressive show in Serbia
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India's main target is to reach AFC U-16 finals, says coach Bibiano Fernandes after team's impressive show in Serbia

Head coach Bibiano Fernandes isn't willing to read too much into U-16 Indian football team's performance at the recently-concluded four-nation International tournament in Serbia and set his eyes on the AFC U-16 Finals in Malaysia.

AFC U-16 Championships qualifiers: India coach Bibiano Fernandes hails AIFF for nurturing young talents
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AFC U-16 Championships qualifiers: India coach Bibiano Fernandes hails AIFF for nurturing young talents

India U-16 team head coach Bibiano Fernandes hailed the AIFF for nurturing young talents and supporting the youngsters to live their dreams from a tender age.

AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers: India held by Iraq, but could still advance as best 2nd-placed team
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AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers: India held by Iraq, but could still advance as best 2nd-placed team

An unbeaten India finished their engagements on five points from three matches and now wait for engagements in other groups to finish across other venues to find out if they have made it to the AFC U-16 Finals.