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AIFF in talks with Jharkhand government for women's national camps for FIFA U-17 World Cup, AFC Asian Cup
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AIFF in talks with Jharkhand government for women's national camps for FIFA U-17 World Cup, AFC Asian Cup

Ranked 57th in the FIFA chart, the Indian senior women's team had fruitful exposure trips to Turkey and Uzbekistan earlier this year.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Commonwealth Games success, future of Indian sports, fake news, BJP's electoral chances and more.

AIFF chief Praful Patel rubbishes rumours of India players revolting against head coach Stephen Constantine
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AIFF chief Praful Patel rubbishes rumours of India players revolting against head coach Stephen Constantine

AIFF president Praful Patel brushed aside reports that a few senior players were at loggerheads with national team coach Stephen Constantine.

Delhi shouldn't host sporting events during winter months, advise doctors after Sri Lankan cricketers choke in smog
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Delhi shouldn't host sporting events during winter months, advise doctors after Sri Lankan cricketers choke in smog

Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog.

Indian football needs to learn from cricket, starting with how to become a brand unto itself
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Indian football needs to learn from cricket, starting with how to become a brand unto itself

Footballers, administrators and followers of the game in India lament the fact that almost 80 percent of all sponsorship money goes to cricket. Instead of pointing fingers, it would be more advantageous for football to pick up a trick or two from cricket.

Indian football is a sleeping giant: Here's what the AIFF needs to do, urgently, to rouse it
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Indian football is a sleeping giant: Here's what the AIFF needs to do, urgently, to rouse it

Our young lads may have won hearts, attracted huge crowds for their matches and got rave reviews from the media and football pundits. But the fact remains that Indian football has a long way to go — perhaps, a mountain to climb — before it can be recognised as a world power.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq's pragmatic approach key to thumping win over Chile
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iraq's pragmatic approach key to thumping win over Chile

Iraq were the underdogs coming into this competition but their familiarity with the Indian conditions and youngsters with extensive experience of playing together at this level have helped them script one of the feel-good stories of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mohammed Dawood strikes twice as Iraq register maiden win in tournament against Chile
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mohammed Dawood strikes twice as Iraq register maiden win in tournament against Chile

Iraq tasted their maiden win of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup as Mohammed Dawood struck twice to inspire them to a 3-0 rout of Chile in their second group game at the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Josh Sargent, Tim Weah set to lead USA's charge in mega event
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Josh Sargent, Tim Weah set to lead USA's charge in mega event

The USA are in Group 'A' along with hosts India, Colombia and Ghana. They will open their campaign against India on 6 October, followed by matches against Ghana and Colombia.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Midfielder Amarjit Singh unanimously elected as Indian captain for tournament
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Midfielder Amarjit Singh unanimously elected as Indian captain for tournament

Midfielder Amarjit Singh has been unanimously elected as the captain of Indian team for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held across the country.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Event organisers to invite former India footballers for every Kolkata match
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Event organisers to invite former India footballers for every Kolkata match

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup will invite all former India footballers of the city to witness every match at the Saltlake Stadium.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid legends match in Mumbai postponed due unavailability of few players
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid legends match in Mumbai postponed due unavailability of few players

Legends of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were to play an exhibition match in memory of Dutch legend and Barcelona star Johan Cryuff.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar launches host city's 'Goa Logo'
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar launches host city's 'Goa Logo'

The 'Goa Logo' for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup was on Friday launched by chief minister Manohar Parrikar at the GMC stadium at Bambolim.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Assam CM unveils winner's trophy, host city logo; says event will inspire youngsters
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Assam CM unveils winner's trophy, host city logo; says event will inspire youngsters

The host city logo of Guwahati for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup was launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday

India football coach Stephen Constantine says assembling U-23 team in matter of days is 'difficult'
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India football coach Stephen Constantine says assembling U-23 team in matter of days is 'difficult'

Indian football head coach Stephen Constantine has rued the lack of "pathways" among various age group sides in the country, which he said has often led to assembling of a team just a few days before a major tournament.

AIFF denies sacking under-17 football coach Nicolai Adam
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AIFF denies sacking under-17 football coach Nicolai Adam

AIFF have sacked India under-17 coach Nicolai Adam following the team’s dismal performance at the recently concluded Granatkin Memorial Cup in Moscow.

I-League, ISL to be combined into a unified league by 2018, says AIFF secretary Kushal Das
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I-League, ISL to be combined into a unified league by 2018, says AIFF secretary Kushal Das

The AIFF is looking to bring its two flagship football tournaments -- Indian Super League and I-League -- together by 2018 but is averse to the idea of calling it a merger, general secretary Kushal Das said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

No room for 'jugaad': Hosting U-17 World Cup not just about Indian football, but matter of sporting legacy
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No room for 'jugaad': Hosting U-17 World Cup not just about Indian football, but matter of sporting legacy

There is no doubt that the organisers will drum up enough interest for Indians to watch their team play in their first World Cup — but Ceppi says it is also important to limit expectations to reality

2017 Under-17 World Cup in India to take place in September-October
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2017 Under-17 World Cup in India to take place in September-October

India would host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in six different venues, four of which have been given provisional approval, in September-October 2017, it was announced by the tournament organising committee head today.