The Indian team was to take part in the next AFC U-16 Championships, which was slated to be held in 2021 after being rescheduled twice last year. A total of 16 teams were to play in the tournament.
"The Covid-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the hosting of international sporting events and to have a restrictive effect on international travel," explained football's governing body in a statement on its website.
She recalled how she was criticised for playing football but her father, who himself was a state-level player, beat the odds to help her realise her dream.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das indicated that head coach Dennerby will be in charge of the Indian team in the 2022 edition following a contract extension.
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.
India goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan says more women footballers will follow Bala Devi's footsteps to play abroad
Aditi Chauhan feels that with the growth in profile of the game in the country, more players will follow the footsteps of trailblazer Bala Devi, venturing out of the country in search of a professional career.
The 30-year-old Bala Devi is also hoping for an Indian Super League-style women's league in the near future.
Indian women's U-17 football team set to play Thailand, Sweden in three-nation tournament ahead of upcoming World Cup
Sweden ranks as one of the top nations in the world in women's football, with their senior side finishing third in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 in France, the AIFF said
Sweden's Thomas Dennerby appointed head coach of Indian women's U-17 team ahead of upcoming World Cup
Besides, Dennerby has also coached in the FIFA World Cup in China 2007, the 2009 European Championships for Women, and was involved with the Swedish FA for scouting and analytics
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020 can 'galvanise' India following success of men's edition, feels global body official
Earlier this year, FIFA President Gianni Infantino had announced India will host the tournament starting from 2 to 21 November next year. The decision came after India had successfully hosted the men's U-17 World Cup in 2017.
Bembem Devi says hosting FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020 will put Indian women’s football on global map
Iconic woman footballer Bembem Devi feels India getting the hosting rights of the 2020 FIFA under-17 women's World Cup is nothing short of a revolution for her tribe in the country.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Lack of excitement towards India's participation at event down to cultural, operational challenges
India’s participation in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup should be the biggest highlight of the football calendar here, but there is little excitement towards it among the masses.
Pro Volleyball League: With no Bollywood stars and actors as owners, league to let sport and players be the 'heroes'
When Pro Volleyball League, the newest entrant among sporting leagues, had its first press conference on Monday, the almost formulaic presence of cricket stars and Bollywood starlets was missing. In PVL, the sport will be the hero.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore cited the beautiful game's rising popularity even as India skipper Sunil Chhetri recently pleaded the fans to throng the stadiums to watch the national team play in the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai.
Paqueta, who has close to 30 years of coaching experience across youth, club and age-group national teams, replaces Ranko Popovic, who stepped down on Wednesday
Intercontinental Cup: India is somewhere between 'sleeping giant and rising competitor', says New Zealand coach Fritz Schmid
"I appreciate the opportunity to play in the hero Intercontinental Cup as for countries like us it provides an excellent option to play against three potential strong opponents and have a look at players who will take us forward for the future," Fritz Schmid said.
AIFF keen on India hosting FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2020 after missing out on men's U-20 showpiece event
Despite having their bid for the men’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 rejected by FIFA, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is keen on hosting another World Cup in the near future after last year’s successful FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Pipped by Poland in the race to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, India is "thinking" of placing a bid for hosting the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and a Woman's World Cup in the near future.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says ministry is considering setting up world class football academy in Manipur
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday said his ministry is actively considering setting up a world class football academy in Manipur in collaboration with the state government.
FIFA U-17 World Cup find of the tournament for India Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem on Wednesday departed for his trials with Scottish Premiership team Motherwell Football Club