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.
Women's football in India faces an unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future with the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With its largely unprofessional structure, it runs risks of losing players and clubs.
Aditi Chauhan, who has played for English side West Ham in the past, said more involvement on the part of ISL and I-League clubs in IWL was necessary for the growth of women's football in India.
AIFF chief Praful Patel says rescheduling of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will not impact hosts India
AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday said that the rescheduling of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in February will not affect the host team's preparations as it was a short postponement of three months.